Preparing a massive meal can be a daunting task without the added pressure of family coming to town. This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to the professionals.
Celebrate with Holiday Gourmet
Whether you want a traditional, restaurant outing or prefer taking a feast to go, these Boston restaurants are ready to help ease the strain of holiday cooking.
Season to Taste
Personalize your Thanksgiving feast with Season to Taste. They have a dizzying list of sides to choose from leaving you to tackle the bird. Not interested in preparing the poultry? They’re also offering a full dinner for four for $200. The complete dinner includes a half turkey (one herb-rubbed breast and one confit leg with sherry gastrique), mashed potatoes, sourdough stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and more. Enhance your spread with a la carte items such as potato gratin with caramelized leeks and bacon or summer squash casserole. Everything is packaged family-style and easy to reheat and serve. Online ordering is available until 5 pm Thursday, November 19. Pickups will be available at the Cambridge location on November 24 and 25 from noon-8 pm.
State Street Provisions
Whether you want to dine-in or takeout, State Street Provisions has got you covered. Their takeaway dinner packages are available for groups of any size and will be available for pick up Thanksgiving Day from 9 am-1 pm. Kick it up a notch with wine pairings and holiday cocktails to go! Start with butternut squash bisque and an apple and endive salad before moving on to turkey prepared two ways. Chorizo stuffing, jersey-whipped potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce fill out the main course and there’s pumpkin pie for dessert. Those that dine-in can add baked oysters and braised beef short rib to the menu. There’s an additional dessert, apple and cranberry tart with brown butter ice cream. Dinner service will be from noon-9 pm and reservations are strongly encouraged.
The folks at Urban Hearth like to think globally but source locally, even during the holidays. Following the success of their Election Day Care Packages, they’re offering Thanksgiving meal kits to go. Meals are available for pickup and delivery November 25 and 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., respectively. The meals are fully cooked and packed cold to be reheated at home. Don’t worry, there’s even enough for leftovers. Dinners for 2 or 4 people both include sage brined turkey breast and confit leg, challah stuffing with fennel and apple, za'atar roasted roots and chermoula, mulled wine cranberry sauce, and more. Don’t forget dessert! Pies are available a la cart with the delivery/pickup schedule. There are four options including maple pumpkin pie and bourbon chocolate pecan pie. Gluten-free options are available upon request.
For those trying to decide between going out or staying in, Beehive is open for both this Turkey Day. The takeaway, heat-and-serve options feed 4 and include pumpkin bisque, a chopped autumn salad, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, veggies, cranberry sauce, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. To-go customers can choose between a classic turkey dinner, beef brisket, or salmon as the main course for their meal package. Pickup is available on November 25 and 26. Guests that dine in will receive a 3-course prix-fixe menu ($75 for adults and $25 for children under 10). The main courses for dine-in are the same as the to-go offerings with the addition of roasted cauliflower and butternut squash with green goddess dressing as a vegetarian option. All of the Thanksgiving sides and fixings are included in the prix-fixe. Desserts differ from the takeout menu and include decadent chocolate pumpkin brownies or cranberry panna cotta. Reservations are available for parties of 6 or fewer.
Coppa is providing a middle ground for Boston DIY chefs that want to do some cooking without taking on the entire spread. Their Thanksgiving takeaway special serves six to eight people (with leftovers) and includes a ready to roast anise and nardello pepper-brined turkey. The 12-14 pound bird comes in a roasting pan with cooking instructions. Heat-and-serve sides include sausage stuffing with fennel and sage, celery root and porcini puree, roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Remember those leftovers? Add on “day after sandwich kits” to your order. The kits have bread for 6 sandwiches, aioli, swiss cheese, and mustard. Coppa is also offering Black Friday pizza kits and bags of 24 oysters with a pair of mignonettes. Pre-orders are available before November 16.