If you don’t feel like cooking for Thanksgiving this year but would like to eat in the comfort of your own home, numerous local restaurants are offering takeout packages to be picked up on or before the holiday. (Some options let you cook the bird yourself but include ready-made sides, and others are completely ready to heat and eat, from the turkey down to every last detail.)
Peruse the sampling of options below, and get your orders in quickly; some restaurants cut off orders as early as November 20.
See also: Where to Dine Out for Thanksgiving 2019 Around Boston
TRADITIONAL OPTIONS WITH COOKED MEATS
Everything you need, ready to just heat up and serve.
Four Seasons, 200 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston
The Bristol is offering a three-course (plus sides) takeout prix fixe, with options including a seafood plateau, turkey roulade, and pumpkin cheesecake. $85 per person; four-person minimum. Place your order by phone at (617) 351-3027 before November 25 and pick up between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on November 28.
75 Arlington St., Back Bay, Boston
Davio’s is serving takeout packages of roasted turkey with a variety of vegetables, stuffing, and other accoutrements, priced at $55 per person, plus dessert add-ons (pies and tarts) for $12 each. Order by November 25 by calling (617) 357-4810 or emailing email@example.com. Pick up the package on November 27 or 28.
281 Main St., Worcester
In the Worcester neck of the woods? Feed four for $160 with a package that includes turkey, sides, and pie. (Items are also available a la carte.) Order until November 25 by calling (774) 420-7107 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Pick up your order between 8 a.m. and noon on November 28.
776 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston
The Mandarin Oriental is serving a to-go menu for pickup on Thanksgiving between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. There are two main options to feed four to six people — a whole roasted turkey or beef ribeye, each with appropriate fixings — for $298, with additional sides available for $18 each. Order through 6 p.m. on November 26 by calling (617) 535-8887 or emailing email@example.com. There’s also pie.
50 Dalton St., Back Bay, Boston; 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
Featuring an oven-roasted or deep-fried turkey, Summer Shack’s package ($135) feeds eight to 10 people and includes gravy, squash, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and cornbread stuffing. (You can also get the turkey on its own, $95, and there are pies, shrimp cocktail, and a few other options available a la carte.) Order online for pickup between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on November 27. (You can also order by phone: (617) 867-9955 for the Boston location; (617) 520-9500 for Cambridge.)
75 Leonard St., Belmont
This restaurant from the team behind Dante and Il Casale is offering a roasted turkey package that feeds six to eight ($225) and includes a variety of sides and dinner rolls; items can also be ordered a la carte. Order online by November 20.
TRADITIONAL OPTIONS WITH UNCOOKED MEATS
Want to do some of the work but not all of the work? Try one of these options with uncooked birds but heat-and-eat sides and accoutrements.
552 Tremont St., South End, Boston
Of course the Butcher Shop has meats — Green Circle turkey and Rohan duck — but also a brine kit, sides, sauces, and a charcuterie board. Order a la carte, or try one of the packages, such as a six-person turkey dinner ($166) with four sides. Order by 5 p.m. on November 23 for pickup on November 25, 26, or 27 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston
Eataly has two turkey options available for pre-order this year, available for $6.90 to $7.90 a pound. Orders can be placed at the butcher counter, by calling 617-807-7300, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Diners can also order cheese wheels, prosciutto legs, seafood platters, caviar, and lots more. Order before November 25.
BARBECUE / SOUTHERN
Add a little Southern flair to your Thanksgiving table with these meal packages.
Blue Ribbon Barbecue
908 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington; 342 Washington St., Dedham; 1375 Washington St., West Newton
Blue Ribbon does brisk catering business year-round, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Put together an a la carte feast, or try one of several ready-made packages, which feature smoked turkey or pork loin and plenty of sides, dinner rolls, and pie. Prices range from $129 (pork) or $149 (turkey) to $249, with the lower end feeding six to eight and the upper end feeding 13 to 15. Order through the catering office — (617) BIG-RIBS — for pickup at any of the locations between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on November 27. Orders can’t be placed at the restaurants and must be placed by 5 p.m. on November 22.
365 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, Boston
Takeout is available on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are a few different sizes of meal packages available, such as the Gobbler ($325), which serves eight. Sides and pies are also available a la carte. Call (857) 203-9462 or email email@example.com.
The Smoke Shop
1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge; 343 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston; 325 Assembly Row, Assembly Row, Somerville
Smoke Shop is offering a few options — there’s a whole smoked turkey with gravy and Texas toast stuffing available for $85 (eight to 10 people) or $165 (15 to 20 people), but there are also a la carte choices, like pork loin ham and whole smoked briskets by the pound, plus sides and pans of butter cake. Order by November 24 for pickup on November 27 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
600 Harrison Ave., South End, Boston
Southern Proper’s serving up turkey, chicken, sides, and pies for the holiday. There are a few different packages available, such as the whole turkey dinner ($225), which includes five large sides and feeds eight to 10. Order by November 20. Pickups are available between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on November 27.
HEARTY VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY OPTIONS
Meatless sides galore from restaurants and caterers that are focusing on everything but the bird.
Flour Bakery & Cafe
Multiple locations in Boston and Cambridge
In addition to pies and other sweets, Flour offers a variety of Thanksgiving sides and trimmings for holiday takeout, including stuffings, breads and rolls, and vegetables. Many of the dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and/or nut-free. Order online; choose a pickup location in the final step of the ordering process.
244 Huron Ave., Cambridge; 268 Shawmut Ave., South End, Boston
Cheese. Lots of cheese. Shipping available. Here are the recommended Thanksgiving selections.
Season to Taste
2447 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge
This Cambridge catering company is offering everything but the turkey for Thanksgiving pickup, and most of it is vegetarian, including roasted pumpkin soup, green bean casserole, and maple-glazed roasted sweet potatoes. Order online by 6 p.m. on November 20 for pickup on November 26 or 27.
Sofra Bakery and Cafe
1 Belmont St., Cambridge
In addition to pies and sweets, Sofra has a mostly vegetarian selection of sides and trimmings, from pecan praline babka to acorn squash dolma. The restaurant’s regular catering menu is also available in addition to the Thanksgiving specials. Order by 4 p.m. on November 23 for pickup on November 25, 26, or 27.
Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions
468 Moody St., Waltham
Moody’s is offering charcuterie and cheese boards priced at $14 per person (eight-person minimum for delivery). Place your order online by November 25.
310 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge
Skip the turkey and go for suckling pig. Pagu has a number of packages available for groups of all sizes, with options ranging from ramen to sticky rice-stuffed Cornish hens to tomahawk steaks and Sichuan peppercorn duck confit. Order before November 20 for pickup between November 24 and 27 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Salty Pig (and SRV)
130 Dartmouth St., Back Bay, Boston
Sibling restaurants SRV and Salty Pig are teaming up with a “pigs and pies” offer that includes charcuterie from Salty Pig and baked goods from SRV, available for pickup at Salty Pig on November 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Order by calling Salty Pig at (617) 536-6200 by 5 p.m. on November 22. Items include molasses kumquat loaves, apple and mascarpone pies, a variety of charcuterie and cheese, condiments, and more.
755 Beacon St., Newton
Sycamore is offering a variety of sides and fixings for the holiday, including spreads (bluefish pate, etc.), sausages, gravy, stock, and milk jam. Order by November 25 by emailing email@example.com or calling (617) 244-4445. Pick up your order on November 26 or 27.