Whether your Thanksgiving guest list is shrinking or growing this year, in many cases adjustments to who is bringing what need to be made. For families making the whole meal at home alone, Chicago-area restaurants are coming to the rescue. Thanksgiving take-out and ready-to-heat options include everything from the whole bird to desserts and sides.
Where: 1500 E. 55th St., Chicago
Cost: $39 per person
Place your order: Call 773-363-8161
A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be available for pick-up or delivery. Featuring roasted turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, you can then choose from roasted pepper soup with goat cheese, Mediterranean salad, green beans with almonds, honey-glazed carrots, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple tart or chocolate cake.
Where: 615 W. Randolph St., Chicago
Cost: $150, feeds 12-15
Place your order: Pre-order on Tock for pickup on Nov. 23-25
The chefs at avec will spice up your holiday table with their porchetta, a 10-12 pound spiced and rolled pork roast that comes tied and ready for you to cook.
Where: 817 W. Lake St., Chicago
Cost: $65 per person
Place your order: Pre-order on Tock by Nov. 25
The “Friendsgiving” take-out menu includes baby greens salad, Brussels sprouts, roasted turkey breast with gravy, turkey leg and thigh confit, stuffing-flavored waffle, creamed potato, candied yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Cost: $125, serves 4-6
Place your order: Pre-order for pickup on Nov. 24 or 25
For families looking for help with the side dishes, The Capital Grille is offering elevated classics such as pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey, cranberry-pear chutney, french green beans with marcona almonds and the restaurant’s signature mashed potatoes, among other holiday staples.
Cost: $175 feeds 4
Place your order: Pre-order on Tock for pickup on Nov. 25
Thanksgiving dinner with a Chinese twist includes a Peking Duck (to roast at home), green beans, spiced soy roasted sweet potatoes with spiced pecans and plum-cranberry sauce, baked char siu bao buns, mashed potato spring rolls and veggie fried rice. Trimmings can be ordered a la carte.
Where: 521 N Rush St., Chicago
Cost: $125 for 2, $225 for 4-6
Place your order: Pre-order for pickup on Nov. 24 or 25
The four-course family-style Thanksgiving dinner features a choice of turkey or whole beef tenderloin with traditional sides such as butternut squash, brioche sage stuffing, cranberry sauce and a pumpkin pie dessert.
Place your order: Pre-order for pickup on Nov. 24 and 25
The all-natural turkey at El Che is marinated in chimichurri and joined by herbed ciabatta and giblet stuffing plus Malbec gravy. Option add-ons include pomme puree, broccolini, Japanese sweet potatoes and a dulce de leche pumpkin pie for dessert.
Cost: $175+ to feed 4, 8 or 12
Place your order: Pre-order on their website by 2 p.m. Nov. 23
Thanksgiving-to-go packages include roasted butternut squash soup, cider cured roasted turkey, sliced ham, cranberry stuffing, cheddar herb mashed potatoes, cider gravy, maple glazed yam and apples, green beans, fire-roasted mushroom and crispy shallots, and pumpkin pie topped with cinnamon whipped cream.
Cost: $95 feeds 2, $350 feeds 6-8
Place your order: 5 p.m. Nov. 22 for pickup by Nov. 25 or 26 by calling Danielle at 586-436-0065 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner includes roasted turkey (cooked and sliced), Thanksgiving dressing with onion, celery, sage and thyme, honey buttered sweet potato with sesame seed and sumac, green bean casserole, cranberry orange sauce, gravy and choice of pumpkin pie or chocolate pecan pie. The entire menu is also available a la carte.
Cost: $75-$395, serves 2, 6 or 12
Place your order: 5 p.m. Nov. 20 for pickup Nov. 25-26; delivery starts at $20 on orders of $100 or more.
The Goddess and Grocer is featuring natural, range-free and antibiotic-free turkeys from Ferndale Farms. Menu highlights include butternut squash ravioli, traditional bread stuffing or chorizo and onion stuffing, Maryland crab cakes, mini butternut squash risotto cakes and green bean casserole. Those wanting to set the dessert table with The Goddess and Grocer’s signature pies can choose from pecan, pumpkin, traditional apple, dark chocolate salted caramel tart and more.
Where: 3361 N Elston Ave., Chicago
Place your order: Pre-order on Tock for pickup or delivery by Nov. 24 or 25
The take-and-bake-style meal includes a la carte side options for families that would like to prepare their own turkey or would like the whole meal (with chicken) ready for them. Dishes include fried chicken with corn muffins, pimento mac & cheese, whipped sweet potatoes with marshmallow fluff and balsamic vinegar and smashed potatoes with rosemary gravy.
Where: 127 W. Huron St., Chicago
Cost: $59 adults, $15 children for prix fixe menu; $149+ for turkey takeout
Place your order: Preorder on Tock required before Nov. 26 pickup
Takeout-only customers can pre-register for a roasted turkey of 15 pounds ($149) or 20 pounds ($199). Sides serve four people, are $25 each and include options of: roasted butternut squash soup, asparagus spinach coconut soup, big green salad, Caesar salad, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cornbread stuffing, creamed cipollini onions, bacon collard greens, asparagus with parmigiana and lemon, bourbon glazed carrots, beets with goat cheese, creamed corn and haricots verts.
Where: 100 E. Ontario St., Chicago
Cost: $199+, serves 4, 6 or 12-14
To-go customers can choose a whole turkey dinner, whole prime rib dinner or a la carte options. Sides include stuffing, creamed corn, and creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, Lawry’s Spinning Bowl Salad and more.
Place your order: Preorder on their website or email email@example.com for pickup on Nov. 25 (both locations) or 26 (North Ave. location only)
Lexington Betty Smokehouse has two options for families. The traditional meal is packed with smoked turkey with gravy, turkey gizard dressing, cranberry relish, candy yams, macaroni and corn bread muffins. Not in the mood for turkey? Consider their non-traditional option with smoked chicken, rib tips, brisket baked beans, macaroni and corn bread muffins. An a la car menu is also available.
Where: Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph, Chicago
Cost: $249 feeds 6
Place your order: Pre-order on Tock for pickup by Nov. 24 & 25
Chicago’s own Iron Chef Stephanie Izard has created an “Everything But The Turkey” kit that includes a turkey dry brine, Belize-spiced cranberries, kale and shaved brussels sprouts salad, Hong Kong gravy, roasted sweet potatoes with candied pecans and yogurt drizzle, green bean casserole, Southeast Asia sausage, apple and mushroom stuffing and Southeast Asia mashed potatoes.
Cost: $24.99 per person
Place your order: Call 773-285-1700 by Nov. 20
Eat Pearl’s Place buffet at home with their Thanksgiving Movable Feast package. Choose one meat (including turkey, ham, steak and chicken) and choose your bread (cornbread or dinner rolls). The following sides are also included — cornbread dressing, collard greens, yams, macaroni and cheese, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Want more? Choose a few desserts that come with an additional charge.
Where: 108 E. Superior St., Chicago
Cost: $85 per person, Feeds 6-10
Place your order: Preorder on their website by 3 p.m. Nov. 19
A cheese and charcuterie appetizer starts the meal with traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, fennel chicken sausage and sage stuffing, vegetable side dishes, winter green salad and a selection of rolls. A selection of pies and handmade truffles are available for dessert. A la carte menu includes an individual turkey dinner for one, whole pies, crumbles and tarts.
Where: 315 N. LaSalle St., Chicago
Cost: $64 per person reservations, free kids under 10; $100+ for takeout
Place your order: Reservations limited; pre-order for pickup on Nov. 23-26
The a la carte menu starts with a 14-pound, herb-brined turkey that can serve up to 10 guests. Sides include kale and pear salad, carrots, whipped Yukon mashed potatoes, cauliflower, brioche stuffing, mac & cheese, Brussels sprouts and carrot cake or pumpkin pie. The menu for in-house diners includes a welcome board of charcuterie, cheese and house bread.
Cost: $195, feeds 4-5 people
Place your order: Before Nov. 23 for pickup Nov. 25
In addition to the top tastes on the menu, Roka Akor will donate a portion of each take-home meal sold to Feeding America. The family-style menu includes: steamed edamame, hamachi ceviche with wonton chips, roasted squash soup, fresh burrata salad, prime rib eye with Wafu dressing, pork ribs with cashews and spring onion, turkey confit rice hotpot, French green beans, truffle yukon mashed potatoes, ube pot de creme and Yuzu cheesecake.
Cost: $150, serves 4-6
Place your order: Pre-order for pickup Nov. 24 or 25
Each Thanksgiving dinner box includes a choice of salad, roasted turkey, gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes, brioche and sage stuffing, green beans, mashed butternut squash, housemade cranberry relish, and choice of six mini indulgences of pumpkin pie, raspberry chocolate chip cannoli and turtle cheesecake.
Cost: $160, feeds 2
Place your order: Preorder on their website by Nov. 18 for pickup Nov. 25 or 26
The Thanksgiving feast starts with Parker House rolls with roasted garlic herb butter and celery root soup with lobster and black truffle creme fraiche. Main course includes turkey two ways, apple cider brined roasted turkey breast and a confit turkey leg. Side options include whipped sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts with applewood smoked bacon and chestnuts, sage and rye bread stuffing and cranberry-orange compote. A pumpkin custard tart with spiced nuts and bourbon caramel is for dessert.
For guests looking for desserts, whole seasonal pies including apple pie with miso butterscotch and the pumpkin custard tart are available for $28.
Where: 400 N. Clark St., Chicago
Cost: $120+ feeds 2, 4 or 8
Place your order: Pre-order on their website for pickup on Nov. 25 or 26
The Heat & Eat package starts with butternut squash soup and Honeycrisp apple and goat cheese salad. The free-range turkey is prepared two or three ways (depending on size of party): sliced roasted turkey breast, braised turkey legs and wings, and turkey pot pie. Sides also vary by party size and can include secret recipe mac and cheese, smashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, cranberry orange jam, apple brioche stuffing, delicata squash, mushroom farro and brioche dinner rolls. Desserts include Honeycrisp apple pie, sticky toffee pudding and customers who purchase the large dinner option will also receive dark chocolate layer cake.
Where: 1112 N. State St., Chicago
Place your order: Pre-order on Tock by Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving Day pickup.
To-go options include turkey for two, four to six and an assortment of side dishes: mashed potatoes, stuffing, brussels sprouts, butternut squash soup and more. A la carte options include pumpkin, apple or pecan pie.
Where: Pickup at 3361 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
Cost: $40 per person
Place your order: Pre-order on Tock for pickup Nov. 25
With inspiration from late-fall ingredients, Sunday Dinner Club has taken a creative spin on classing dishes. The menu includes wild mushroom and cavalo nero sourdough stuffing, Brussels sprouts with bacon and apple cider, garlic confit turkey legs, lemon rosemary gravy plus dessert of pumpkin swirl cheesecake and pumpkin seed brittle. The meal comes with assembly and heating instructions.
Where: 330 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago
Cost: $100 adults, $50 ages 5-12, free under 5 for dine in; $30+ for takeout
Place your order: To-go orders must be placed by Nov. 15
To-go customers can choose between a single-serve dinner ($30) or a feast fit for 10 people ($1,120). An option for dinner minus the bird (just the fixings) is available to serve 4-6 people for $150 or a choose-your-protein selection of turkey, New York strip steak or pan roasted striped bass is available for $95 and includes sides. The single-serve dinner includes Herb-butter roasted turkey breast, sourdough stuffing, garlic pommes purée, Brussels sprouts, turkey gravy and cranberry chutney. The family feast includes garlic butter brioche rolls, gem lettuce autumn salad, heritage whole turkey (18-20 pounds), roasted beef tenderloin (4 pounds), sourdough stuffing, whipped garlic pommes puree, sweet potato casserole, turkey gravy, cranberry orange chutney and choice of two pies for dessert. Takeout guests may also purchase sides a la carte.
Where: 5553 N. Clark St., Chicago
Cost: $60 per person
Place your order: Preorder on their website by 5 p.m. Nov. 20 for pickup Nov. 25
Main course offerings include sous vide turkey breast, celery root puree, Brussels sprouts, carrots and pumpkin creme brulee for dessert. Appetizer platters of cheese and charcuterie, duck pate or a burrata plate are available for $35 each.
Where: 1462 E. 53rd St., Chicago
Place your order: Preorder on Toast for pickup Nov. 25 or 26
Enjoy a complete southern Thanksgiving meal that feeds 4-6 people. The mean includes whole brined and roasted turkey, collard greens, giblet gravy, candied yams, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and pecan pie.
Where: 3335 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Cost: $50 per person
Place your order: Preorder on their website by Nov. 22 for pickup Nov. 25 or 26
Turkey is made three ways – maple-smoked turkey breast, cornbread-stuffed turkey thigh and confit turkey legs and wings – as sides include chestnut apple and bacon stuffing, garlic smashed potatoes, root vegetables and Brussels sprouts, ginger cranberry sauce and gravy. Dessert includes Klüg Farm baked apple crumb.
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