The Best Thanksgiving Dinners To Go in the Greater Sacramento Area
Thanksgiving will look a lot more normal this year, with families once again gathering around the table to celebrate. And there’s no better way to celebrate during the holidays than with a big feast! We all have our Thanksgiving traditions, and most of them include a golden turkey and all the sides and fixin’s that go along with it, from stuffing to cranberry sauce to pumpkin pie and everything in between.
But just because Thanksgiving is back on the table doesn’t mean you have to spend hours (or days!) in the kitchen. Many stores and restaurants in the greater Sacramento area offer delicious, prepared Thanksgiving meals to go. These meals come with everything you need to fill those bellies and leave your guests smiling (or napping), minus the chopping, dicing and basting. And, served on your finest china, no one will ever know it’s not homemade!
Allora | East Sacramento
Allora is a refined Italian restaurant in East Sacramento that has somewhat of a cult following with its upscale takeout. For Thanksgiving, you can pre-order a feast consisting of house-made lasagna — choose from beef, duck, vegetarian or seafood — plus appetizers, salad and bread pudding for dessert. You can even add wine pairings. Order by Nov. 22 for pickup on Nov. 25.
Bennett’s Kitchen | Roseville & Arden-Arcade
With two locations in the Sacramento area, Bennett’s Kitchen is offering a complete Thanksgiving meal for takeout this year. The meals feed up to 10 people and include a pre-roasted turkey, stuffing, potatoes and more! It also includes a pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Order by Nov. 18 for pickup on Thanksgiving. Or, if you feel like getting out of the house, Bennett’s is also offering special dine-in meals on Thanksgiving Day, including turkey, steak & lobster, and prime rib.
Urban Roots Smokehouse | Sacramento
Craving a bit of barbecue this holiday season? Head to Urban Roots, where you can pick up a whole smoked turkey, smoked ribs, or turkey legs along with sweet potatoes, collard greens, cornbread stuffing or mac and cheese. Order now for pickup on Thanksgiving Day.
Corti Brothers | East Sacramento
Corti Brothers has been dishing out gourmet deli items since 1947. Their holiday menu is no different, and features all the Thanksgiving staples, including herbed turkey breast, roasted chestnut or sausage stuffing, Madeira gravy, cranberry conserve and butternut squash soup. Everything is made in house with no preservatives. Order ahead of time for pickup prior to Nov. 25, or pick up in their grab-and-go case.
Hawks | Granite Bay
Looking for classic Thanksgiving dishes with an upscale twist? The menu at Hawk’s includes a brined, free-range turkey, caramelized jewel yams, country bread stuffing with house-marinated olives, Yukon potato puree, Brussels sprouts and more! Plus, for dessert, you can order a pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream or traditional apple pie. Order by Nov. 18 for pickup Nov. 24.
Selland’s | East Sacramento, Broadway/Land Park, El Dorado Hills
This friendly neighborhood eatery specializes in hearty comfort food takeout, and their Thanksgiving dinner to go is one of the most popular in town. Choose from all the classics, such as a ready-to-roast herb and lemon boneless turkey, sausage stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon. You can even build your own meal with selections like ham, potato gratin or roasted butternut squash — plus a pumpkin or apple pie, of course. Order by Nov. 18 for pickup on Nov. 24.
Nugget Market | Multiple Locations
With locations throughout the greater Sacramento area, Nugget offers ready-to-eat Thanksgiving meals that are a step above traditional supermarket meals. You can choose a standard meal 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. 22 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.
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. 25.
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!
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Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.