Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal can be stressful. Whether you’re braving a traditional turkey roast or opting for a vegetarian-friendly meal, the entire process of preparing and cooking food for an entire family can leave a home chef in the kitchen for hours — and don’t forget the cleanup. If you want to make the holiday easier, we have some suggestions for ordering Thanksgiving takeout.
Don’t worry — we won’t tell Grandma.
From herb roasted prime rib to apple harvest salad to straight-up quarts of gravy, Bistro can feed as many or few as you need. It offers a completely customizable meal; select the quantities of each individually priced entrée, side, salad and dessert from Bistro’s order sheet and email it back to the restaurant. Orders can be prepared hot or cold and are available for pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 21 and 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel restaurant similarly offers customizable à la carte Thanksgiving meals. Families, whether forced or found, can select a 10- or 20-pound bird for $130 or $210 respectively. Floor 2’s takes on classic Thanksgiving sides serve four to six people. They also offer soups, salads, sauces and desserts. All meals are distributed cold with heating instructions. Orders must be placed by Nov. 17 through the Turkey To-Go order form, and patrons can select a pick up time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 22 or 23.
Braddock’s Rebellion in the Renaissance Hotel offers a Thanksgiving To-Go dinner that serves six people. The $168 price tag includes a 14-pound herb dry-brined roasted turkey, a salad (tossed, Caesar or roasted beet), a potato (roasted sweet potatoes, buttermilk mashed potatoes or herb-roasted red potatoes), six sides and a dessert. Can choose between, for instance, N.Y. cheesecake and pumpkin pie? Braddock’s offers all their options à la carte for an additional charge. Order forms must be in by Nov. 16; meals are available for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m..
The Black Radish team is again offering a bring-your-own-bird dinner. For $350, Black Radish will deliver (literally — if you’re located within 10 miles of the restaurant) 10 veggie-forward sides from old-school mashy potatoes to bleu cheese bread pudding stuffin’ to broccoli pomegranate and pistachio salad with sesame seeds and lemon vin. The sides are good for up to eight, but the servings stretch exponentially depending on how much turkey you make (my math, not Black Radish’s). Pick up or delivery day — once again, depending on location — is Nov. 22.
The Cooked Goose does not offer a goose Thanksgiving dinner. Sorry. Their Thanksgiving takeout meals costs $319.95 and comes with an uncut, pre-cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, two dozen rolls and an additional gourmet casserole side. Larger orders and à la carte options are also available. Order online by Nov. 17, and pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 22 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The Grand Concourse’s Thanksgiving to-go meal serves up to 12. Starting at $325, their menu includes a 20-pound whole turkey and the other classic fixings and sides, plus a marinated vegetable salad, roasted vegetables, house-made bread and pumpkin and pecan pies. Just typing that out put me in a food coma. Online orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 19. Pick up is on Nov. 22 between 5 and 9 p.m. and on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, between 9 and 11 a.m. Alternatively, stop by Grand Concourse’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Reservations, as always, are strongly recommended.
Brazilian steakhouse Fogo offers a “fire-roasted” Thanksgiving dinner. “Generously serving” six, Fogo’s meal boasts roasted Turkey with Au Jus, Brazilian holiday sides, Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) and Fogo’s fudge brownies. The meals runs $180, but Fogo offers a plethora of à la carte options to increase the number of place settings (or the amount of time your leftovers last). The promotion will run until Nov. 26 or until supplies run out. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours before pick up. Thanksgiving Day pick up is at 11 a.m.
Planning on hosting a quieter, more intimate Thanksgiving dinner, or looking for some low-effort leftovers to keep in the fridge? Little Italy’s Station has a petite Thanksgiving for two (to three) with a $100 price tag. Station’s take on the usual suspects includes a roast turkey breast, leg and thigh, turkey gravy, fusilli pasta mac and cheese, roasted Brussels sprouts and whipped sweet potatoes. Other sides and pumpkin ice cream — for those of you who, like me, never want pumpkin season to end — are available for an additional charge. Order online and pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 23, between 5 and 8 p.m.
This article was originally published Nov. 3, 2022 but has been updated to reflect 2023 options.
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