Get Thanksgiving Meals to Enjoy
We'll just have to agree that the holidays, and especially Thanksgiving, can be very stressful in the kitchen. The expectations are greater, the time shorter, and with family and friends pulling in every direction, many of us simply do not have enough time, patience or even oven-space to prepare the 'magazine quality' Thanksgiving spread.
Or maybe you are like many who really don't want to fuss with the myriad of side-dishes, breads and desserts that every seems to enjoy even more than roast turkey and stuffing. Or you may have a group that just keeps growing and growing in numbers and there is no way your normal two-rack oven can handle it all and get everything piping hot at exactly 4:30 pm (or whenever you have to eat because there is a game on later).
A number of Memphis purveyors offer a take-away option for Thanksgiving where everything is done for you except warming things up as needed. Everything from a whole meal to just selected side dishes and desserts can be ordered, picked up and ready to go for your group. Sizes are available from a small family to a gathering of just about your whole damn neighborhood (who may always be just stopping-by). From whole roasted turkeys and ham, to side dishes from creamed green beans to pecan cornbread stuffing (and a quart of gravy too) are available across the city. And there is no limit to the desserts you can pick up too.
Here is our short list of purveyors who can give you a little help (with pickups all the way to Thanksgiving Day itself) with a link to their own site where you can get more information or to order.
Cooper Street 20/20 is offering prepared side dishes this year at their location for pickup up to Wednesday the 25th (they will be closed Thanksgiving and Friday).
Cooper Street 20/20 | 800 South Cooper (midtown)
Curbside Casseroles has a full menu of dishes including appetizers, turkey, ham, sides and desserts for pickup also up to Wednesday the 25th.
Curbside Casseroles | 5130 Whellis Drive (east)
Lunchbox Eats goes deep with turkey, ham pork tenderloin and great side dishes in a variety of sizes. They have one of the best chess pies in town too. Order by November 16th and pickup all the way until Thanksgiving Day (extra charge for Thanksgiving Day pickup).
Lunchbox Eats | 288 South Fourth (near FedEx Forum downtown)
Whole Foods Market runs wide and deep with everything that anyone could ever need for Thanksgiving and then some. They offer a 10$ coupon off future purchases with a Holiday meal purchase of 75$ or more before November 15th. And they open at 12noon on Thanksgiving Day. A tasting event is scheduled for November 14th at both Memphis locations.
Whole Foods Market | Poplar Avenue or Germantown
901/969-4368 (Poplar Ave)