Where to Get a Ready-to-Eat Thanksgiving Meal Near Sacramento
Turkey. Stuffing. Cranberry Sauce. Pumpkin pie. Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving dinner? Well, perhaps the person who has to cook it all. If your idea of the perfect holiday doesn’t include chopping, dicing, basting and slicing, no worries. There are plenty of places throughout the greater Sacramento area where you can pick up a ready-to-eat Thanksgiving meal. From high-end restaurants to natural grocers, hang up your apron and place your order now for a classic Thanksgiving meal with all the fixin’s.
Corti Brothers | East Sacramento
A Sacramento staple since 1947, Corti Brothers is a gourmet grocery story with a renowned take-out counter. Their holiday menu features all the Thanksgiving staples, including herbed turkey breast, roasted chestnut stuffing, Madeira gravy and cranberry conserve. Everything is made in house with no preservatives. Order ahead of time for pickup on Nov. 26 or 27, or choose something from their grab-and-go case.
Hawks | Granite Bay
This refined farm-to-table eatery offers Thanksgiving staples with an upscale twist. The menu includes a free-range, ready-to-roast Branigan turkey, caramelized jewel yams, country bread stuffing with house-marinated olives and pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream and fior di latte gelato. Order by Nov. 21 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Selland’s | East Sacramento, Broadway/Land Park, El Dorado Hills
With locations in East Sacramento, Broadway/Land Park and El Dorado Hills, this casual eatery is known for its hearty takeout food, and the Thanksgiving dinner to go is no different. Choose from all the classics, such as a ready-to-roast herb and lemon boneless turkey, sausage stuffing and roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon. You can even pick up a traditional pumpkin or apple pie. Order by Nov. 22 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Nugget Market | Multiple Locations
With locations throughout the greater Sacramento area, Nugget offers ready-to-eat Thanksgiving meals that are a step above the traditional supermarket meal. You can choose a standard dinner with turkey or ham and all the sides, or a vegan meal with a plant-based roast, mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes whipped with coconut cream.
Whole Foods | Roseville, Folsom & Arden Arcade
From turkey to ham to prime rib, Whole Foods has a Thanksgiving meal that will suit every taste. Available sides include all the traditional dishes as well as roasted butternut squash with cranberries and sage and creamed spinach and kale. Choose the traditional apple, pumpkin or pecan pie, or try the honey chess pie with spiced brown butter custard. Order by Nov. 25 for pickup by the holiday!
Mimi’s Café | Multiple Locations
The take-home feast offered by Mimi’s Café means you’ll have a hassle-free holiday! You can choose from a whole turkey, sliced turkey or ham, paired with your choice of side, such as cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole or spinach and strawberry salad. You can also order a la carte items or individual meals if you’re not feeding a crowd. Don’t feel like hosting? Mimi’s is open on Thanksgiving Day if you’d rather go out. Pickup beginning Nov. 20
Marie Calendars | South Land Park
Marie Calendars is best known for their pies, but they also serve up a delicious Thanksgiving meal to take home. Choose from a whole turkey, turkey breast or ham and add sides such as fire-roasted yams with cranberry streusel topping, apple-sage stuffing or fresh baked cornbread. Of course, you have to take home a dessert (or two) as well, so why not try the pumpkin cream cheese pie, French apple pie or caramel apple cheesecake? Order online for pickup Nov. 26–28.
Sprouts Farmers Market | Multiple Locations
Sprouts is another good choice for ordering pre-cooked Thanksgiving meals. In addition to a fully-cooked turkey, you’ll get mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce. There are even vegan options available featuring a soy-based roast stuffed with cranberry wild rice stuffing. Take home a pie or two and you’ll be set!
*Feature photo courtesy Satya Murthy via Flickr