‘Tis the season for Seasoned Fried Turkeys ($39.99). My family and I tried these last year and highly recommend them! Order your bird today by calling your local store to check for availability. They also offer traditional sides like biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese along with desserts.
So you’ve decided to cook the turkey but don’t want to deal with all the sides? Each side dish from Alyssa’s kitchen serves 6-8 people, perfect for your family’s get-together. Preorder online by November 16th at 12pm – to order click here. Pick up times are Tuesday the 21 between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday the 22 between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
City Barbeque smokes all their meats in-house, check out their holiday menu here. You can order in-store or over the phone and will be open for pick up from 9am-12:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. I highly recommend their Green Beans with Bacon and Corn Pudding as side items as well.
This uptown eatery is offering everything from appetizers to dessert togo. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 18 by calling 704-331-4360. Your meal will be available for pick-up on Thursday the 22 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check out their full menu here.
Pickup at Rooster’s South Park, 6601 Morrison Blvd.
Enjoy prepared dishes from beloved Chef Jim Noble and Noble Food & Pursuits. Order online, at least 48 hours in advance, for pickup on November 21. The menu includes appetizers, side dishes, entrees, and pies.
Pick up pre-made dinners for the whole crew (3-5 people $54.99, 8-10 people $79.99; and 12-14 people $149.99). Make sure to order by November 18 online or November 21 in-store by 2pm. Pickup is available on November 22 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Get more details by visiting www.thefreshmarket.com.
The takeout menu includes a variety of traditional Thanksgiving fare, including turkey’s ($50), sides ($8-$20), and pies ($15). The deadline to order is November 20 with a pick-up between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on November 22. Order by calling 704-541-5255.
Note: You can also dine-in from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day ($28 for adults and $15 for 12 and under).
Offering everything you need in one package that serves 6-8 guests for pickup only ($275). Rôtisserie Joyce Farms Heritage Black Turkey, Brioche Dinner Rolls, Haricot Verts Amondine, Pommes Purée, Cranberry & Orange Chutney, Brussels Sprouts Aux Lardons, Cornbread & Sage Stuffing, along with Pumpkin Charlotte and Pecan Caramel Tarts. Guests can call 704 969 2550 to order and pickup is on 11/21. They will be closed on 11/22.
Mert’s is celebrating the Fried Turkey craze and selling them to the masses ($65 each)! Order your bird by November 17 and pick them up on Thanksgiving Day between 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mert’s famous sides are available for purchase as well.
Order a whole smoked turkey for $70 with sides ranging from $3 – $30. You can also order by the pound ($13 – $18 per pound) if you’re not looking for a whole bird. The order deadline is November 18, with pick-up on the 21. Call your local store to arrange your meal options (orders need to be made in person or over the phone).
Hey Lake Norman friends, did you know they have a location in Birkdale Village? Check out the full holiday menu here.
225 E. 6th St. (don’t worry, there’s free parking)
They’ve got you covered for all the sides (each feeds up to 15 people) and alternatives to turkey (hand pulled pork, beef brisket, pork ribs, smoked chicken and sausage). There are also desserts and beverages designed for large parties (a half-pan of banana pudding sounds like the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast, $29.99). Check out their catering and pick-up menu here for more details and call 980-272-6341 to place your order.
Order a variety of sides ($16.99 each), uncooked turkey by the pound ($3.99 – $7.99), cooked whole turkeys ($79.99 to $119.99, depending on size) and other proteins along with desserts ($7.99 – $64.99). Pickup is available on November 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. View their full list of options here.
Offering Whole Smoked Turkeys ranging from 10 to 24 pounds ($98 – $190), Prime Rib (market price), Pork Loin (3-pounds for $38) and Smoked Scottish Salmon Filets (3-pounds for $65) along with all your favorite sides. Call them at 865-591-8178 for more details (and check out their full menu here). Orders must be placed at least 72 hours in advance and pick-up is available on Thanksgiving Day.
If you don’t feel like baking dessert, these sweet shacks have got you covered:
This whimsical bakery offers cakes, pastries and cookies… oh my! From Chocolate Croisants to Iced Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread, this eatery has something for everyone’s sweet tooth. They are not open on Thanksgiving Day, so make sure to order your dessert in advance. Call your local store for more details and make sure to inquire about their catering options.
If you’re looking for pastries similar to what you would find at a coffee shop in Europe (less sweet and more bold in flavor), look no further. This bakery recently opened a storefront inside the 7th Street Market, and is primarily known for their Biscotti, Chocolate Cherry Cake and Cannelé de Bordeaux. They are also offering a Thanksgiving dessert menu, call 330-581-9135 to find out details!
A great option here is their New York Style Cheesecake. It comes by the slice ($2.55) or whole ($23.55 for 10-inch). They also offer muffins, cookies, brownies, pies, and cakes. Call your local store to arrange your order and pick-up time.
Their Patisserie menu has a scrumptious selection of pies, gourmet cakes, individual pastries and much more. Impress your guests with their seasonal fruit tarts and eclairs. Yum. Call 980-819-8771 to place your holiday orders.
Order your holiday desserts online from this Charlotte-based cancer researcher turned baker. She offers bourbon pecan pies ($25), gooey pumpkin butter cakes ($35), carrot, pound and sweet potato cakes ($35 each). From my own personal experience… I have to mention that the bourbon pecan pies are D-E-L-I-S-H.
Pies (ranging from $18 – $25) are available by pre-order only with at least 48-hours notice, pending availability. Check out all the delicious varieties here. Other options you could choose from include cookies, cupcakes and full-size cakes, call 704-525-0145 for more details.
If you want to skip cleaning, decorating and hosting, dine out at these restaurants:
Deets: Vegetarians rejoice, Bean Vegan has an entire feast for you to enjoy. From Acorn Squash Carrot Ginger Soup to traditional Green Bean Casserole, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Here is a link to their Thanksgiving menu on Facebook.
Deets: It’s a Thanksgiving Brunch Smorgasbord! There will be cooked-to-order waffles, French toast and scrambled eggs, along with a carving station, all the traditional sides, pastries and desserts. This is available by reservation only, call 704-333-4646.
Deets: Thanksgiving dinner includes Slow-Roasted Turkey with Brioche Stuffing, French Green Beans with Marcona Almonds and Cranberry Pear Chutney. Accompanied bySam’s Mashed Potatoes to share. Call 704-348-1400 for reservations.
Deets: Their Thanksgiving menu includes an appetizer, turkey breast with apple-sausage stuffing, sides and dessert. Full menu also available. Make your reservations by calling 704-552-5502 or visiting delfriscos.com.
Price: $44.95 for adults and $15.95 for children younger than 12.
Time: Call 704-343-0700 to make your reservation.
Deets: Their feast will be served buffet-style and includes turkey, ham, prime rib and all the fixings. If you’d like to order Thanksgiving to-go, they require a four-person minimum, $34.95 per person. It will be ready for pickup on Wednesday or Thursday and includes starters, turkey, ham, all the sides and dessert. Call 704-343-0700 for more details.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Price: $95 per person, $40 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under. Time: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m Deets: Guests can enjoy an array of seasonal salads, carving stations with regional accompaniments and decadent desserts, complemented by attentive service and live music. Reserve here or at 704-248-4100.
Price: Pricing varies, depending on what you order. Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Deets: Thanksgiving focused menu with entrees ranging from $22 – $34. View all the details here, I recommend the Heirloom Pumpkin Bisque