Let’s address the elephant in the room: Thanksgiving looks pretty different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the day eating some yams and pumpkin pie. If you aren’t in the mood to cook a feast, first of all, we understand. Second of all, you should know that you have plenty of options. All of these spots on this guide are serving takeout specials, from mix-and-match a la carte menus and turkey preorders to complete ready-to-eat dinners for you and your household.
NuFlours is a really great gluten-free bakery that we can’t even think about without craving their banana bread. But for Thanksgiving, you can order wheat-free stuffing, rolls, and pies for pickup. Just note that the cutoff time is 3:30pm on Monday, November 23rd.
Remedium Island Grill
This new spot on Capitol Hill that features dishes from Hawaii, The Philippines, and Guam is offering a Kamayan feast this week. The whole package includes a bunch of sides - like kalua roast pork, Hawaiian bread and longanisa stuffing, spam mac and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and turkey gravy - in addition to a choice of whole roasted turkey or a sampler of meats such as turkey breast, steak skewers, and garlic shrimp. Orders are still available and you can place yours here.
This spot on our Hit List specializes in seafood, so if you’re looking to make some appetizers, they’re offering crab cake kits complete with every ingredient you need to whip some up - from fresh Dungeness crab and mirepoix, to breadcrumbs and mayo. But if you were truly set on not cooking anything, Local Tide is also selling sweet potato pies with molasses whipped cream and flaky sea salt on the side. Note that online sales are only available through Tuesday, November 24th, available for pickup on Wednesday, November 25th.
Nielsen's in Queen Anne is one of our favorite bakeries in the city, and if you're in need of a last-minute pumpkin pie, they can help. Call them at 206-282-3004 on Tuesday, November 24th and you'll be able to reserve one for pickup on Wednesday, November 25th.
Cycle Dogs is a truck that serves fantastic vegan fast food, and for Thanksgiving this year, they’re offering free meals for those who are in need of one. The menu includes tofu-based “turkey” or “ham,” stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie with housemade whipped cream. Pickups are at 10am on Thanksgiving morning, and you can head to their Instagram for more information.
This excellent Mediterranean restaurant’s Thanksgiving dinner feeds four people for $180, and the menu includes a half-brined, smoked turkey breast, a stuffed bacon-wrapped turkey leg alongside a red wine turkey jus, sage sourdough and turkey sausage stuffing, cranberry relish with walnuts and mint, creamed swiss chard and chanterelles with sherry and thyme, a rutabaga and celery root gratin with garlic breadcrumbs and taleggio, and milk buns with honey garlic butter. You can also add on bottles of wine, cocktails, and apple walnut cake. Check out their website to place your order.
This great Pioneer Square restaurant/flower shop that we love for pastries, light lunches, and bouquets is serving a bunch of different Thanksgiving dishes for pickup, from whole roasted turkeys with gravy and stuffing to parker house rolls and pumpkin pie. They even offer a beautiful flower arrangement for your table. Just note that for turkeys, you’ll need to place your order by Tuesday, November 17th while everything else has a deadline of Monday, November 23rd.
This West Seattle spot specializes in extremely delicious smoked meats. And while they’re already sold out of smoked turkey, you can still order a ham, pork loin, turkey drum confit, desserts like maple bread pudding, and side dishes like braised green beans and baked mac and cheese. Check out their menu here.
If you already your turkey taken care of, this Capitol Hill Lebanese spot is selling sides and desserts like brussels sprout tabbouleh, roasted sweet potatoes with tahini, pumpkin pie with halva streusel, and more. These are available a la carte, or as a package - and you can add on packs of wine as well. Find out more information and order online here.
Brothers & Co.
This excellent pop-up is not selling turkeys, but is acting as a one-stop-shop for all of your side dish needs. Their holiday store offers blackened brussels sprouts and bacon, roasted and stuffed delicata squash, stuffing, mushroom sage gravy, confit garlic mashed potatoes, spiced cranberry sauce, and more. You can also add a donation to local food programs in your online cart.
This Jewish deli in Pinehurst is known for its delicious pastries, and they’re offering a huge selection of baked goods for the holiday, from honey pecan pie to a stuffing mix made from homemade rye and sourdough. And if you don’t want to cook anything altogether, there’s a $25 per person Thanksgiving dinner complete with brined and smoked turkey breast, roasted carrots, garlic mashed potatoes, a parker house roll, and the option to add a slice of pie and/or turkey legs. Call the deli at 206-403-1202 to place your order.
Carrello is serving three different Thanksgiving meals: one that serves four to six people, one that serves seven to nine, and one that serves ten to twelve. And since King County is still in Phase Two, prepare for some serious leftovers if you choose the larger portion. Each menu includes a dry-rubbed turkey ready to roast, mashed potatoes with sweet onion, gravy, pear and rosemary stuffing, lime cranberry compote, and brussels sprouts with pancetta and chestnut honey. You can place your order here.
Miri’s, the snack shack we love at Golden Gardens, is serving a bunch of a la carte appetizers and side dishes, like gruyere potato gratin and gluten free rice stuffing with squash, walnuts, and currants, to go with your meal this year. They’re also selling gravy (both giblet and vegetarian mushroom) as well as a quince tart dessert. You can place your order on their website.
This French spot in Fremont has a $275 meal kit meant for four to six family members that includes a turkey breast with confit legs, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, mushroom chestnut bread pudding, squash soup, grilled carrots, thyme gravy, dinner rolls, apple clafoutis, and a bottle of cava. You can add on cocktail kits, and there’s also a $40 smoked ham supplement, which makes us wish all restaurants had a smoked ham supplement. Place your preorder for pickup or delivery here.
Sweet Nothings And More
If you have everything you need for your big dinner but haven’t even begun to think about breakfast, Sweet Nothings and More has the answer. Their Thanksgiving Care Packs are filled with a few fall-inspired pastries to snack on while cooking. Each pack is $25 and includes a savory danish with smoked turkey, potatoes, and rosemary, a twice-baked apple pie croissant, a pumpkin cheesecake croissant, a chocolate bourbon pecan muffin, and a cookie. It’s available for delivery the morning of Thanksgiving, and you can place your order here.
Iconiq in Mount Baker is serving a few catering situations that serve two people for Thanksgiving day, including a six-course option, a five-course option, a package of sides and soup, and also an a la carte menu available to mix and match. Expect appetizers like squash soup and endive salad, entrees like duck leg confit and Iberico pork loin, and sides like yuzu cranberry sauce, truffled mashed potatoes, and braised kale with pine nuts and raisins. You can add bottles of wine or Champagne, along with desserts as well (but that information is TBD on their website). Place your order here.
Are appetizers and cocktails the best part about the holidays? Probably, but you could order Artusi’s Thanksgiving kit just to be sure. For $85, you get deviled eggs, meatballs with Parmigiano and marinara, and marinated olives as snacks, as well as three different cocktail kits and a mini bottle of prosecco. The entire package serves two people, which is perfect for staying in with your roommate or significant other. It’s available for pickup on Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 25th - call the restaurant at 206-251-7673 to place your order.
For $64 per person, Canlis is offering a full Thanksgiving that feeds four to six people. Included is a whole roasted turkey, brioche black truffle stuffing, potatoes gratin, gravy, blood orange cranberry sauce, molasses candied yams with spiced pecans, a green bean mushroom casserole kit, a pumpkin tart with whipped cream, two bottles of wine, and a link to a video with instructions. They’ve even thought about the obligatory leftovers sandwich for the next day by including a loaf of bread and black pepper and tabasco mayo to dress it up. Click here to preorder, but note that as of the morning of Thursday, November 5th, there’s only one slot left.
This experience-based spot in Ballard has a few things happening for the Thanksgiving holiday, from a $65 per-person five-course tasting menu involving a full meal to a la carte options, including four different brined turkey preparations, like a sazon-cured pavochon. They’re also offering a bunch of side dishes, desserts, and additions to make your dinner table exponentially fancier, like caviar and ready-to-shave truffles. Find out more and place your order on Addo’s holiday page.
Rain Shadow Meats
This butcher shop at Melrose Market always sells fresh Mary’s free-range turkeys every year (and we can personally vouch for how delicious they are). They take $30 deposits for three different bird sizes (small is currently sold out), and then you select a pick-up day when you’ll pay the remainder. Get more information on their website.
If you’re looking to have a plant-based Thanksgiving meal, order from Plum Bistro. This excellent Capitol Hill restaurant is 100% vegan, and is offering a $185 feast that serves six to eight people involving a maple-glazed seitan roast, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with thyme and garlic, squash, roasted mushrooms, frisee and fig salad, a pint of gravy, cranberry sauce, and their iconic mac and yease, which is some of the best mac and cheese in the city. All of these dishes can be purchased a la carte as well, and you can place your preorder on their website.
This upscale seafood restaurant in Bellevue is serving a Thanksgiving meal that feeds six to eight people, and for each meal purchased, they’ll donate one to Hopelink. The menu includes a brined and roasted turkey, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, stuffing, haricot verts, candied yams, gravy with herbs, dinner rolls with butter, and cranberry-orange compote. You can also add on Dungeness crab dip, individual pumpkin creme brulee ramekins, or a sushi platter. Call the restaurant at 425-456-0010 for more information.
This Thanksgiving menu is on behalf of the Sea Creatures group of restaurants (The Walrus And The Carpenter, Bateau, The Whale Wins, and more), but pickup is happening at Willmott’s Ghost in South Lake Union. Their kit, which serves eight to ten people and is available for preorder online, has a combination of ready-to-serve items (like yeasted dinner rolls, radicchio salad, mashed potatoes, and stuffing with apples and pork sausage) and a dry-brined turkey ready to roast. Fair warning, this meal package is $475, not including any add-ons like pecan pie ($50) or wine pairings ($70-240). You can also make donations in your cart to the Ballard Food Bank.
BluWater Bistro - Leschi
For $175, Bluwater Bistro in Leschi is offering a full Thanksgiving dinner that feeds six people. The menu includes an eight-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, cranberry walnut salad, and a bottle of pinot noir from Oregon. Call the restaurant at 206-328-2233 to place your order.
D&E is known for their tasty fried chicken. For Thanksgiving, they’re offering applewood-smoked turkeys, either a la carte for $70 or as part of a $45 per-person meal package (including mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, sweet potato gratin, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie). Place your preorder here.
Soul Shack On Da Hill
This new soul food spot located in what used to be an espresso shack in the parking lot of Teriyaki & Wok on Broadway is offering smoked or fried turkeys for $150, as well as hams for $145. You can call them at 206-297-7681 for more information.
The restaurant at The Four Seasons downtown is serving a Thanksgiving to-go box, complete with a choice of pasta appetizer, entrees like cedar plank salmon to traditional roasted turkey, sides, and desserts. There’s also a version for kids. Check it out and place your preorder online.
You’ll find a $60-per-person, three-course Thanksgiving dinner available for pickup at Ray’s Cafe. Included is a choice between Caesar salad, kale salad, and potato leek soup, a choice between turkey, salmon, or vegetarian mushroom risotto, and either pumpkin or pecan pie. Everything is also available a la carte, and you can place your order online.
This fantastic vegetarian restaurant in Madison Valley has two different menus for Thanksgiving takeout - one that’s vegetarian, and one that’s gluten-free and vegan. You can expect vegetable soups, Yukon gold smashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, and entrees like puff pastry with porcini mushrooms or pumpkin risotto cakes. Desserts like mocha pecan pie and cranberry shortbread are sold separately, and you can get more information on their website.