Thanksgiving traditions don’t have to be home-made. If you’re worried about burning the turkey or don’t have time to cook a full meal, here’s a roundup of restaurants and grocery stores offering to-go Thanksgiving dinners.
Pick up Thanksgiving dinner while doing your normal grocery shopping. Sprouts offers several to-go options costing $29-$79. Packages include turkey, sliced hams, Hawaiian rolls, creamed kale and spinach, scalloped potatoes, spiced apples and creamy cauliflower. Orders can be made at the Sprouts deli counter or online until Nov. 21 and picked up in stores until Thanksgiving day. Sprouts has two locations in North Fulton and several more across Atlanta.
10800 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, 678-353-0102 and 4600 Roswell Road, 678-954-5294. sprouts.com.
Chicken and the Egg’s got you covered if you’re looking for a sustainably-produced holiday dinner. The restaurant offers two Thanksgiving to-go meals with roasted turkey breast, gravy, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and roles. The traditional package feeds 6 to 8 people for $90 while 10 to 12 people can share the $130 deluxe option. Pies and extra sides available at an additional cost. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20.
800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 678-388-8813, chickandtheegg.com.
Southern food restaurant Bantam + Biddy offers a $200 Thanksgiving package that includes a 12-14 Ib turkey, braised collard greens, sage and wild rice stuffing and apple pie. The meal feeds 10 to 12 adults. Email email@example.com or call 404-725-5059 to place an order; orders must be made by 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 for a Nov. 22 pick-up.
3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404-725-5059, bantamandbiddy.com.
Sweet Auburn Barbecue switches its specialty from barbecue to turkey for the holiday. The restaurant offers a six-person feast that comes with sliced smoked turkey breast, dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and biscuits or cornbread and two large sides as well as a simple, turkey-only option that feeds 10 to 12 people. Both meals cost $85. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order; orders for Thanksgiving can be placed up until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.
656 North Highland Ave., Atlanta, 678-515-3550, sweetauburnbbq.com.
Alon’s Bakery & Market has everything required for a perfect Friendsgiving. The market offers a turkey dinner with soup, mixed green salad, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, pie, stuffing and rolls or cornbread. Packages feed between 4 to 12 people and cost $159.99 to $449.99. Turkey, platters and sides also available for individual purchase. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Nov. 20.
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, 678-397-1781 and 1394 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, 404-872-6000. alons.com
Mimi’s Cafe’s to-go options combine do-gooding with good eating; the French-inspired restaurant donates $1 from every holiday supper to the Children’s Hunger Fund. Their take-home Thanksgiving dinner feeds 8-10 people and comes with a herb butter-basted turkey, buttered cornbread stuffing, candied pecan sweet potatoes, whipped mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, apple cranberry orange relish, traditional turkey gravy, carrot nut loaves and a pumpkin pie. The cafe also offers a side-only package — if you would rather make the turkey yourself — and a brunch package featuring a mix of croissants, muffins, fruits and quiche. Options cost $42.99 to $99.99. Orders are available for pick up as late as 10 a.m. Thanksgiving day.
1880 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. 770-614-0554, mimiscafe.com.