Don’t You Need a Break? 21 Thanksgiving Meals Ready to Go Home With You

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Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many people and one of the biggest home-entertaining days of the year. There’s no need to buy gifts, wear a costume or worry about getting pinched for not wearing green.

On Thanksgiving, all you need to worry about is eating a delicious turkey dinner, watching some football, taking a nap, eating some more food, watching some more football and just chilling with family and friends.

That’s a holiday!

You might think, “That’s all well and good if you’re not the one who has to make that massive feast.” Well, you don’t have to be the one who does all the cooking this year. You have plenty of options to order Thanksgiving dinner to go from your favorite grocery store or restaurant.

It just depends on what you’re willing to spend.

Here’s Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner to Go

So, what are your options when you want to skip the cooking entirely and let someone else do the heavy lifting?

Here are 21 places where you can order Thanksgiving meals to go — or at least part of dinner — to stuff family and friends on the big day. Plus, reduce the work in the kitchen.

Publix

If you live in the Southeast, you probably know and love Publix. It loves you right back with the premade Publix Deli large turkey dinner. All you have to do is buy it, take it home and heat it up. It’ll feed 14 to 18 people.

This Thanksgiving meal costs $124.99, which comes out to between $7 and $9 per person.

The meal price includes:

  • One 16- to 18-pound cooked Butterball turkey
  • 5 pounds dressing
  • 5 pounds mashed potatoes
  • 64 ounces gravy
  • 56 ounces Marshmallow Delight, a sweet fruit salad
  • 32 ounces cranberry orange relish

And if you’re feeding a smaller family, you can get the Publix Deli turkey dinner for seven to 10 people for $64.99, or about $6.50 to $9.28 per guest.

The meal includes:

  • One 10- to 12-pound fully cooked Butterball turkey
  • 2.5 pounds dressing
  • 2.5 pounds mashed potatoes
  • 32 ounces gravy
  • 28 ounces Marshmallow Delight
  • 16 ounces cranberry orange relish

Some items require up to 2.5 hours to heat because of their size so plan accordingly. Heating instructions are included for both meals.

Cracker Barrel

Nothing says “homestyle” like Cracker Barrel. With its Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go, you know you’ll get comfort food — and plenty of it.

This Heat n’ Serve Feast feeds eight to 10 people for $149.99, which comes out to $14.99 to $18.75 per person.

The Thanksgiving meal includes:

  • Two oven-roasted turkey breasts
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Turkey gravy
  • Cranberry relish
  • Sweet potato casserole
  • Your choice of two country sides
  • Sweet yeast rolls
  • Pumpkin pie and pecan pie

If you’re planning a smaller gathering, Cracker Barrel’s Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner serves four to six people. At $99.99, that comes out to $25 to $16.67 per person. The meal includes the following:

  • Oven-roasted turkey breast
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Turkey gravy
  • Cranberry relish
  • Sweet potato casserole
  • Your choice of one country side
  • Sweet yeast rolls

It’s pricey per person, but if you pre-order and schedule your pickup on November 21-22, you’ll also receive a $10 Cracker Barrel gift card with the Feast or $5 gift card with the Family Dinner.

If you want Cracker Barrel to deliver hot food to you without having to touch the oven and all, you might consider their Hot and Ready Dinner — which actually serves the same amount (4 to 6 people) as the Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner, costs $10 less at $89.99, and is completely hot and ready for you to eat as soon as it arrives. That’s a deal!

Boston Market

Boston Market prides itself on its homestyle food, so when Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s not about to step back. It gets in on the action with its complete Thanksgiving meal for 12.

The price is $159.99, putting it at $13.33 per person.

The meal includes:

  • One whole roasted turkey
  • Spinach artichoke dip and crackers
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Vegetable stuffing
  • Cranberry walnut relish
  • Dinner rolls
  • Apple pie
  • Pumpkin pie

Or you could go for the essential turkey meal for $139.99, or $11.67 per person, instead. This meal also serves up to 12 people and includes:

  • Whole roasted turkey
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Vegetable stuffing
  • Dinner rolls
  • Apple pie
  • Pumpkin pie

And for smaller families (up to six people), you’ll find two meals around $120 to choose from on Boston Market’s heat-and-serve Thanksgiving dinner to go menu. If you need any additional meats, sides or desserts, you can order from the a la carte menu. All items are cooked and chilled for pickup the week of Thanksgiving.

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The Fresh Market

Fresh Market is known as an upscale grocer, but it doesn’t stretch the budget with its Ultimate Holiday Meal. If you want variety in your meal, you’ll get it with this one.

The cost to feed 12 to 14 people is $179.99, which comes out to $12.85 to $15 per person.

The meal kit includes:

  • One 10- to 12-pound fully cooked turkey
  • 3.5 pounds boneless sliced ham
  • 4 pounds of Yukon Gold whipped potatoes
  • 3 pounds of traditional herb stuffing
  • 30 ounces of turkey gravy
  • 2 pounds of roasted butternut squash with pecans and cranberries
  • 2 pounds of green bean medley
  • 16 ounces of cranberry relish with walnuts
  • 24 dinner rolls

Wait, turkey and ham? That’s excessiveness we can get behind. Plus, the sides look amazing. If you have a Fresh Market nearby, this could be a great option.

If your Thanksgiving dinner will be a little smaller — as in eight to 10 people — then you can go for the Traditional Holiday Dinner for $99.99, or about $10 to $12.50 per person.

This meal includes:

  • One 10- to 12-pound fully cooked turkey
  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold whipped potatoes
  • 3 pounds traditional herb stuffing
  • 30 ounces turkey gravy
  • 16 ounces cranberry relish with walnuts
  • 12 golden dinner rolls

And if your Thanksgiving table is even smaller, you can grab the Essential Holiday Dinner for three to five people. This heat-and-serve meal rings in at $69.99, or about $14 to $23 per person, and includes:

  • 3-pound fully cooked turkey breast
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold whipped potatoes
  • 2 pounds traditional herb stuffing
  • 1 pound green bean medley
  • 30 ounces homestyle turkey gravy
  • 8 ounces cranberry relish with walnuts

The Fresh Market will be open Thanksgiving Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans’ Turkey Farmhouse Feast serves eight and comes with a price tag of $109.99, or $13.75 per person. They also have an option that feeds four for $74.99.

The meal includes:

  • Slow-roasted turkey
  • Bread and celery dressing
  • Mashed potatoes with gravy
  • Corn
  • Green beans with ham
  • Cranberry relish
  • Dinner rolls
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Pumpkin bread

If you prefer ham over turkey you can order the Ham Farmhouse Feast to feed eight people for $99.99 or four for $69.99.

You can also opt for the Premium Farmhouse Feast, which feeds eight to 10 people for $144.99. It includes:

  • Slow-roasted turkey
  • Hickory-smoked ham
  • Bread and celery dressing
  • Mashed potatoes with gravy
  • Corn
  • Green beans with ham
  • Cranberry relish
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pumpkin bread
  • Dinner rolls
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Double-crust apple pie

The Thanksgiving meals to go are packed cold, but heating instructions are included.

Like Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans also offers a hot meal, with no reheating needed. Their Holiday Hot Family Meal serves six and costs $85.99. This option includes:

  • Slow-roasted turkey
  • Hickory-smoked ham
  • House-made bread and celery dressing
  • Cranberry relish
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Green beans and ham
  • Buttered corn
  • 12 dinner rolls
  • Whole pumpkin pie

Hy-Vee

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Midwest where you can shop at Hy-Vee, you have a great holiday meal option with its family feast turkey dinner. Those outside the Midwest don’t know what they’re missing from this Iowa-based grocery store chain.

The price for up to 12 people is $149.99, which comes out to $12.50 per person.

This Thanksgiving feast includes:

  • One 14- to 16-pound Butterball turkey
  • 32 ounces beef or turkey gravy
  • Two large sides of mashed potatoes
  • Four large sides of your choice (including dessert)
  • 24 dinner rolls

Other side options include buttered sweet corn, cranberry relish, green bean casserole, holiday potatoes with cheddar, sage bread dressing, white cheddar macaroni or pie (apple, banana cream, French silk or pumpkin). The instructions say to plan for 2.5 hours to reheat the meal.

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Whole Foods Market

If you’re ready to pull out all the stops, Whole Foods’ festive feast for 12 may be your best option. It’s not cheap, but it will blow the doors off your typical Thanksgiving dinner — as well as your belt buckles and buttons.

The price for up to 12 people is $399.99, which comes out to $33.33 per person.

It includes:

  • One roast whole turkey with turkey gravy
  • One maple bourbon ham with brown sugar citrus glaze
  • Creamy mashed potatoes
  • Traditional herb stuffing
  • Green beans with roasted shallots
  • Roasted butternut squash with cranberries and sage
  • Creamed spinach
  • Aromatic butternut squash soup
  • Cranberry orange sauce
  • Brioche rolls

If that’s a little too pricey for your taste, we get it. Whole Foods also offers some less expensive options, including a Classic Roast Whole Turkey Meal that feeds eight for $179.99.

Costco

It’s no surprise to find Costco on this list. Just like most things you buy here, you can expect quality and deliciousness from their Thanksgiving meal in a box.

The meal serves eight to 10 people and costs $219.99 through Nov. 20, which works out to around $22 to $27.50 per person.

This meal includes:

  • 5-pound turkey breast pre-seasoned in cooking bag
  • 4 pounds crème fresh mashed potatoes
  • 4 pounds traditional stuffing
  • 4 pounds Brussels sprouts casserole
  • 2 pounds green bean almondine
  • Two sides of cranberry, apple and orange relish
  • Two sides of turkey gravy
  • One baked 10-inch pumpkin pie
  • One unbaked 10-inch apple pie

Costco ships directly to you via UPS, and the shipping costs are included in the overall price.

If you’re feeling more like red meat this Thanksgiving, Costco also offers Black Angus Beef Tenderloin Roast Meal that serves six people for $199.99.

Albertsons

If you live west of the Mississippi, Albertsons has your back this Thanksgiving. You can order a fully cooked Smoked Turkey Holiday Dinner that serves eight to 10 people for just $79.99. That works out between $8 and $10 per person!

For that low, low price, you’ll get a lot of food to feed your crew. It includes:

  • Fully cooked turkey
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Cranberry relish
  • Giblet gravy
  • Dinner rolls

You can also choose a version with turkey breast (serves 6-8) instead of whole turkey or baked turkey for the same price. Albertsons also has spiral-cut ham dinner for $89.99 that serves eight to 10.

Order online through Nov. 21. The dinners will be ready for pickup on or after Nov. 16.

Shoprite

Looking to feed eight to 10 people? Check out the Complete Thanksgiving Dinner from Shoprite for $74.99 — $7.50 to $9.37 a person. It includes:

  • Fully cooked 10- to 12-pound premium turkey
  • 3 pounds mashed potatoes
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1.75 pounds holiday stuffing
  • 1.75 pounds green bean casserole
  • 2 pounds turkey gravy

Shoprite also offers a Friendsgiving Bundle that feeds 15 for $159.99 or $10.67 per person. The bundle includes:

  • Herb-roasted turkey breast
  • Applewood-smoked cider glazed ham
  • Green beans with roasted garlic
  • Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
  • Fall-spiced roasted butternut squash with cranberries
  • White cheddar mac and cheese
  • Country stuffing
  • Turkey gravy
  • Apple pie

If you’re looking for just a few sides or desserts, Shoprite offers those as well.

Popeyes

When it comes to Thanksgiving meals, the turkey is the main attraction. It seems deceptively simple to roast a perfect bird but how many of us have served it dried out or undercooked? Stick to making the sides and get a cooked turkey, delivered right to your door, from Popeyes instead.

Popeye’s turkey costs $94.99 plus sales tax and shipping is included. They say the bird will feed approximately eight to 12 people. The turkey is infused with Cajun seasonings, roasted, then frozen — so all you need to do on Thanksgiving day is reheat the thawed bird. Check thawing times because you should start that a day or two ahead of the day you want to heat and eat. Shipments opened Oct. 24.

If you don’t want to make your own sides either, you can pick up sides, including mashed potatoes, biscuits and mac n cheese, from a local Popeyes in your area.

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo is known for its family-style meals, so what better place to get your family’s Thanksgiving dinner? Buca’s Thanksgiving Feast To-Go costs $99 for a small feast (feeds three) or $186 for a larger feast (feeds six). That works out around $31 to $33 per person.

The meal includes:

  • Sliced white meat turkey
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Homestyle gravy
  • Spicy Italian sausage stuffing
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Fresh bread and butter
  • Pumpkin pie

Pre-orders must be placed by Nov. 22. Buca di Beppo also gives you the option of a cold meal for pickup or delivery between Nov. 21-23 or a hot meal ready to serve for pickup or delivery between Nov. 23-24.

For much bigger groups, Buca di Beppo also offers catered meals that feed between 10 to 20 people and range in price from $330 to $560.

Harry and David

Harry & David is known for its premium foods that it delivers by mail nationwide. You can order the Gourmet Turkey Feast for your family for $249.99. They don’t specifically say how many the feast feeds but a 10-pound turkey is usually good for about six to eight people, leaving some for leftovers.

The meal includes:

  • 10-pound oven-roasted turkey
  • Apple sausage stuffing
  • Black truffle and almond green beans
  • Brown sugar sweet potatoes
  • Classic turkey gravy
  • Spiced cranberry chutney
  • Pumpkin cheesecake

You can also upgrade to the Wow Holiday Meal for $399.99 if you’re really feeling fancy — and flush with money — this year.

Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks is typically known for their namesake meat, but at Thanksgiving you may want to get your hands on one of their prepared Thanksgiving dinners.

There are three options available and each can be customized. The basic feast for four people is $129.99 with choices at every turn.

  • Pick your centerpiece — turkey roulade en croute or a boneless ham.
  • Pick a mashed potato dish — smashed red potatoes or whipped sweet potatoes.
  • Pick a green bean side — green bean casserole or green beans in butter sauce.
  • Pick another side — cauliflower gratin or creamed corn.
  • Pick a dessert – pumpkin pie or caramel apple tartlets.
  • And four individual baguettes with garlic butter.

The Build Your Own Thanksgiving meal for six is $179.99 and includes all the same options with the exception of the centerpiece. You choose between a 10-pound whole basted turkey or a 3.5-pound fully cooked prime rib roast.

At $159.99 the Build Your Own Thanksgiving for eight meal is actually cheaper than the meal that feeds six — likely because you pick from a 3.5-pound leg of lamb or a 5-pound boneless country ham. This meal also gives you double dessert with two more to choose from — pecan pie and a chocolate lover’s cake.

Omaha Steaks also offers the four dinner options between $159.99 and $199.99 that can’t be customized.

Shipping is free on all of these meals. And, for each delivery over $149, Omaha Steaks will throw in four burgers.

Hello Fresh

Meal delivery service Hello Fresh offers a complete Thanksgiving meal kit shipped straight to your door for $18.99 per person for eight to 10 guests.

You can customize your box depending on your food preferences. Choices include:

  • Roast turkey with garlic herb butter rub
  • Ciabatta stuffing with chicken sausage and cranberries
  • Creamy mashed potatoes with garlic and sour cream
  • Classic gravy
  • Fresh cranberry sauce
  • Broccoli cheddar gratin
  • Apple ginger crisp

You can add an appetizer — a jammy brie and charcuterie board with pear, pecans and baguette — for $24.99.

Hello Fresh also offers a roasted beef tenderloin that serves four to six guests for $24.99 per person. It includes all the same sides, sans the cranberry sauce.

As is normal with Hello Fresh meals, this meal will require some prep work. The turkey also requires four days to thaw. Your box will ship on your preferred delivery day between Nov.16-23.

Williams Sonoma

You may not think a kitchen and home retailer would sell complete meals, but Williams Sonoma is in on the prepared meal business. This includes their Deluxe Thanksgiving Dinner for those of us who have a bougie budget and a palate to match.

The dinner serves four to six people and costs $299.95. It includes:

  • 12- to 14-pound pre-brined, seasoned whole organic turkey
  • Truffle mashed potatoes
  • Corn pudding
  • Mushroom risotto
  • Jalapeno cheese bread Stuffing
  • Creamy asparagus and Gruyere custard
  • Brussels sprouts pancetta gratin

That’s not your run-of-the-mill Thanksgiving dinner, but it obviously comes with a not run-of-the-mill price.

Williams Sonoma also offers many other prepared Thanksgiving dinners, but be ready for sticker shock.

Goldbelly

Goldbelly is a unique business that took off during the pandemic. They allow customers to buy meals direct from their business partners across the country, which include everything from small shops to world-famous restaurants.

To date, Goldbelly offers meals from thousands of restaurants across the country. Their Thanksgiving dinner options currently include:

Goldbelly also gives you the opportunity to simply just order a whole turkey or several sides from restaurants all over the country – such as Commander’s Palace, BLT Steak in New York, 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Kissimmee, Florida, Bludso’s BBQ in Los Angeles, Loveless Cafe in Nashville, and many other options.

HoneyBaked Ham

Of course they’re known for their hams, but HoneyBaked Ham also offers prepared Thanksgiving dinners that feature a honey baked turkey.

HoneyBaked’s Thanksgiving dinner costs $148.99 and feeds 14 to 18 people. That will run you around an inexpensive $8 to $10 per person. The meal options are more limited, but they do include:

  • 9-pound bone-in slow smoked ham or 11- to 13-pound slow roasted whole turkey
  • Green bean casserole (24 ounces)
  • Creamy mashed potatoes (24 ounces)
  • Roasted turkey gravy (24 ounces)

You can also add a pecan pie for $29.99.

Shipping opened on Oct. 27. The company says their hams can be frozen for up to six weeks for future use, and turkeys can be frozen for up to 12 weeks.

Safeway

The large grocery store chain offers an affordable prepared Thanksgiving dinner that feeds six to eight people for only $59.99. That’s a reasonable $7.50 to $10 per person. The dinner includes:

  • 10- to 12-pound fully cooked turkey
  • 32 ounces mashed potatoes
  • 28 ounces homestyle stuffing
  • 24 ounces homestyle gravy
  • 14 ounces cranberry sauce

All the dinners are fully cooked and take two to three hours for reheating.

Wegmans

Wegman’s — an East Coast-based grocery store chain — offers four Thanksgiving dinner options for carryout only, all available for pickup between Nov. 18-24.

If you’re feeding just a few people, the Holiday Turkey Meal may fit the bill. Each individual dinner is $15 and includes turkey, whipped potatoes, herb stuffing, butternut squash, cranberry relish and homestyle gravy.

For a bigger crowd, the Hand-Carved Turkey Dinner feeds six for $185 or or 12 for $325 and includes:

  • Hand-carved turkey
  • Herb stuffing
  • Whipped potatoes
  • Seasoned green beans
  • Homestyle gravy
  • Cranberry orange relish
  • Roasted butternut squash with spinach and Craisins
  • The option to add on a pie or dinner rolls

Wegmans’ Classic Turkey Dinner costs $175 and feeds 10. It includes:

  • 12- to 14-pound slow roasted whole turkey
  • Herb bread stuffing
  • Signature whipped potatoes
  • Green bean casserole with crispy onions
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Homestyle gravy
  • Cranberry orange relish
  • The option to add on a pie or dinner rolls

Finally, Wegmans offers a Signature Ham Dinner that serves 10 to 12 people and costs $185. This meal includes:

  • 7- to 8-pound spiral-sliced glazed ham
  • Cauliflower and spinach gratin
  • Roasted butternut squash with baby spinach and cranberries
  • Potatoes gratin
  • Cranberry orange relish
  • The option to add on a pie or dinner rolls

Kroger

Kroger also offers a reasonably priced Thanksgiving dinner you can order ahead. Their Butterball Baked Turkey Meal will run you $80 and serves six to eight guests — about $10 to $13 per person. This meal includes:

  • A 10- to 12-pound Butterball bone-in turkey
  • 28 ounces green bean casserole
  • 32 ounces bread stuffing
  • 32 ounces sweet potato soufflé
  • 24 ounces mashed potatoes
  • 13 ounces turkey gravy
  • 12 King’s Hawaiian Rolls
  • Pumpkin pie

Kroger also offers a smoked turkey variation of this meal, as well as one with a bone-in ham (both for $80) and one for $65 with fewer servings for four to six people. For red meat lovers, they offer a prime rib meal that includes all the same sides and features a 3- to 5-pound prime rib for $90.

Robert Bruce is a senior writer with The Penny Hoarder. Freelance writer Catherine Hiles contributed.