Leave the hard work to local chefs. These restaurants and grocery stores will do everything but the dishes, leaving you with plenty of time to cherish turkey trots, football games, and holiday films with the people you love.
Bring the flavors of Thanksgiving home with Urban Farmer’s Thanksgiving to-go feast. The meal feeds 6-8 people for $300. Dishes include a 12-14 lb. Colorado-raised turkey, house-made cranberry orange marmalade, smashed red potatoes, cornbread stuffing, fennel sausage, oven roasted yams, dried fruit, traditional pumpkin pie, and more. Meals are available for pre-order now until 11/20, with pickup on November 26 between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A pioneer in local, organic goods, Alfalfa’s makes Turkey Day stress-free and delicious with a chef-inspired menu and flexible ordering options. Select from the traditional turkey and holiday ham dinners (both non-GMO), or an array of plant-based mains. Side dishes range from apricot and sage stuffing to orange and agave glazed carrots. Bakery items include dinner rolls and five different pie options, including one that’s vegan. All items are made from scratch with quality ingredients. Choose the quantities you need to feed anywhere from four to 16 guests. Pick up your feast between November 23 and Thanksgiving Day, at Alfalfa’s locations in Boulder, Longmont, or Louisville.
Head to Tony’s for a gourmet, heat-and-serve holiday dinner with all the fixings: sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, praline sweet potatoes, green beans amandine, turkey gravy, brioche rolls, and brandied cranberries with pecans. Choose from oven-roasted or Cajun deep-fried whole birds, or boneless turkey breast, and a bundle of sides, all for $140. Due to the high volume of orders, Tony’s cannot offer substitutions or alterations to its Thanksgiving orders. Last day to order is Saturday, November 21 by 5 p.m.
From its historic digs in the Ballpark Neighborhood, Denver Milk Market offers “Thanksgiving To Go,” a pre-made meal for six diners ($250). The cornerstone—a brined and trussed turkey that’s all ready to pop in the oven—is accompanied by turkey gravy and cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, baked macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole with fried onions, and French bread with herbed butter. For dessert, pick from maple bourbon pumpkin pie, butterscotch pecan pie, or an old fashioned apple crumble. Seasonal cocktails are also available for purchase, and items can be picked up at various times on November 25.
This Washington Park pub will prepare a full Thanksgiving feast for ten people for $175. The meal includes a smoked or roasted 10-pound turkey along with traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a mixed green salad, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin or apple pie. Extra sides and pies available for $15 each. Place your order by noon on Saturday, November 21, and pick up the dinner before 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Order a complete Thanksgiving meal from Steuben’s Arvada location by November 18. The 7-course meal feeds 4-6 people for $175, and bonus, for each meal served, the restaurant will donate a Thanksgiving meal to Community Table. Some of the meal’s highlights include turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry relish, green bean casserole, buttermilk whipped potatoes, and more. Pick up is on November 25 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
For the first time, Smok is offering a Smoked Turkey Dinner to-go that features dinner favorites for a holiday celebration at home. Dinner serves 4-5 people and includes a 5 lb. smoked turkey breast, two quarts of southern-inspired potato salad, two quarts of Smok’s pit beans with brisket and pork, and cheddar jalapeno corn bread with honey butter. The turkey comes smoked and ready for simple reheating at home. You can also pick up a full size holiday pecan pie. Please call 720-452-2487 by November 23 to reserve your dinner.
Brand new in the Source and occupying Acorn’s previous space, Bellota is offering Chef Manny’s Mexican mole chicken for Thanksgiving. Always available as an entrée on the regular menu, the Pollo en Mole Negro will also be offered as a special for those looking to change things up a bit for the holiday. The meal will consist of a whole chicken, Chef Manny’s 27-ingredient family-recipe Mole Negro, tortillas, and sides of rice and beans. The feast is $49 and will serve a family of four. Call 720-542-3721 to place your order.
Leave the cooking to the Ace Eat Serve team and pre-order a Peking Duck for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Peking Duck platter serves a family of 3-4 for $49 and includes a whole duck, mu shu crepes, pickled peppers, scallions, cucumber, apricot, chili sauce and hoisin. Pre-order by November 19.
Specialty diet? No problem.
Thanks to Vital Root, the vegan and gluten-free crowd can savor Turkey Day too, with Tofurky and cornbread stuffing, celery root gravy, cranberry orange chutney, cauliflower mashed potatoes with coconut milk, roasted winter vegetables, and a sweet potato pumpkin pie. Meals are $35 per person. Order online by November 20, and pick up your prepared dinner on Wednesday, November 25th from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Gluten-free and Paleo diners have plenty of options at Just BE Kitchen, a Confluence Park eatery specializing in grain-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 approved fare. Pre-made Thanksgiving meals feed four, and include three Cornish hens with bone broth gravy, sage stuffing, cauliflower-turnip mash, roasted root vegetables, and a pumpkin pie. Solo Paleo pumpkin pies are also available. Just BE Kitchen gladly accommodates additional dietary restrictions, so don’t be afraid to ask about modifications. Your caveman dinner will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, November 20, or Wednesday, November 21. Order online, or by calling 303-284-6652.
Don’t forget dessert.
Order apple, cherry, pecan, pumpkin, or pecan bourbon pies or mini pies from Happy Bakeshop in the Highlands. The bakery also offers a variety of seasonal cupcake flavors, like chai spice and chocolate pumpkin. Call the store and order your favorites at least 48 hours ahead.
Now through November 22, health conscious diners can pre-order a gluten-free, dairy-free Squash Pie from True Food Kitchen, a Cherry Creek eatery specializing in healthy, organic fare. Each pie feeds approximately eight guests, and orders can be picked up in-store, on November 24 or November 25. Call 720-509-7661 to purchase your pie.
Get dinner delivered
Need a Thanksgiving meal in Boulder? A Spice of Life offers a classic holiday meal for families and groups, including roasted turkey breast with rosemary gravy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, maple whipped sweet potatoes with maple pecan streusel, and Dan’s Famous Stuffing Muffin. Also included are golden dinner rolls with whipped butter and classic cranberry sauce. The meal serves 4-6 guests for $175. Pick up or get delivery on November 25. Call the restaurant at 303-443-4049 for more information.