5 of the Best Places to Order Thanksgiving Dinner Online

published Nov 7, 2021
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Man carves the roasted turkey on platter during Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Vegetables and trimmings around turkey.
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For some people, Thanksgiving meal prep is a choreographed dance they just can’t — or would rather not — master the steps to. In attempts to continue this metaphor, they’re more about pushing aside furniture and dancing freely in the living room than manifesting a fully cooked holiday feast.

If you’re here reading this post, chances are high you are one of those people. (Welcome!) For you, Thanksgiving is about spending more time with friends and family and less time in the kitchen. But. But! It’s also about delicious food, which is where this list of food purveyors comes in.

These restaurants, grocers, and specialty stores have cooked up a menu of options for you to choose from. Order from any of these five spots, and you’ll have a delicious, ready-to-eat feast on your hands (just heat and serve) — post-meal dance party not included.

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1. Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel’s “Thanksgiving Heat N’ Serve Feast” serves up to 10 turkey-loving people. It includes two large oven-roasted turkey breasts, cranberry relish, gravy, pecan-studded sweet potato casserole, sweet yeast rolls, two country sides, and pumpkin and pecan pie. There’s also a smaller version available for four to six people. You can order up to 24 hours in advance. All you have to do is pick it up at your nearest Cracker Barrel store, heat, and serve.

Buy: Thanksgiving Heat N’ Serve Feast, $139.99 for 8 to 10 servings

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2. Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks doesn’t just butcher beef: They also offer several customizable Thanksgiving packages. Choose kits for four, six, or eight people. Some offer turkey and honey-glazed ham options, while others include a whole smoked bird with garlic mashed potatoes, steakhouse creamed corn, green beans, Brussels sprouts, mini baguettes, and a pumpkin pie. Shipping is free, but you should allow for three to five days for your feast to arrive.

Buy: Tailor-Made Thanksgiving for Eight, $199.99 for 8 servings

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3. Harry & David

This specialty food outfit has two different roasted turkeys to choose from, including a standard 10-pound oven-roasted turkey for $99 and — for $10 more — a slow-smoked bird from Diestel Family Ranch in California. You can order Thanksgiving sides separately or splurge and get the full meal delivered to you; it serves 18 to 20 (you can also split it into two meals for smaller gatherings). The spread comes with a 10-pound oven-roasted turkey, a seven-pound spiral sliced ham, and all the fixings (stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, snap peas, zucchini and corn casserole), plus baklava and apple pie for dessert. It also includes two-day shipping.

Buy: The Wow Holiday Meal, $399.99 for 18 to 20 servings

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4. Goldbelly

If you’re looking to mix and match the whole holiday shebang, see: Goldbelly. There, you can find all sorts of accompaniments — mac and cheese, sweet potato pie, bread pudding — plus the roasted turkey of your dreams. You can also shop for a Louisiana-style deep-fried turkey as well as a turducken, the near-mythical chicken inside a duck inside a turkey.

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5. Williams Sonoma

This year, the Williams Sonoma test kitchen outdid themselves to bring you a 10- to 13-pound Willie Bird pre-brined whole roasted turkey straight to your door (order by 11:59 p.m. PT on November 19 for delivery by November 24). Add some sides like mushroom-laced stuffing and thyme-and-Fontina-cheese potato gratin, and a Southern baked pumpkin pie for dessert, hit “order,” and your Thanksgiving prep is done. Good work! 

Have you ordered Thanksgiving from one of these places? Tell us about it in the comments below!