Thanksgiving will be a little more subdued this year with COVID-19 cases on the rise in King County. But even though large gatherings of family and friends are out, that doesn’t mean one can’t eat well. Preordering Thanksgiving meals for takeout is still an option for those who don’t feel like cooking, and several restaurants are offering some enticing heat-at-home packages that usually feed three or four people, with all the turkey, booze, and sides one needs for a satisfying feast.Read More
Where to Order Thanksgiving Meals for Takeout This Year in Seattle
Brined turkeys, wonderful side dishes, and decadent desserts, all preprepared for smaller celebrations at home
For those who’d rather order by the serving (rather than a whole, all-in-one package), Pinehurst’s Jewish deli offers such an option. Preorders are available on eight ounces of a brined and smoked turkey breast from Mary’s, roasted carrots and garlic mashed potatoes at $25 per person. There’s also the option to add pies (apple, pecan, pumpkin, apricot or berry) and turkey legs.
2. The Shambles
Maple Leaf’s hybrid butcher shop-restaurant-bar has $129 Thanksgiving packs ready to roll for preordering, with brined turkeys, Brussels sprouts and pancetta kits, pate and crackers, gravy, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pies, plus a recipe booklet to go along with them. Pickups are from November 21 through November 25.
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Chef Eric Rivera’s restaurant/pop-up lab features not one, but five different kinds of Thanksgiving take-home meals available, from tasting menus to more casual options. The “Friendsgiving” option has sazon turkey legs, pumpkin flan, and sangria, while “Smokesgiving” highlights a tater tots casserole, turkey chili tacos with Cheetos, and a cranberry jello with chocolate mousse.
4. Serious TakeOut
Chef Tom Douglas’s Ballard restaurant is offering Thanksgiving dinner kits, which include King Boletus stuffing, a crab dip from his mother’s recipe, and a sage and herbed stuffed turkey breast. Diners can also add the famed triple coconut cream pie from Dahlia Bakery for dessert, and there’s an option to donate a meal to the Ballard Food Bank.
5. Eden Hill Provisions
Chef Maximillian Petty’s family-friendly restaurant is offering a $175 Thanksgiving box. Among the items are half-turkey served as roulade, Morito rolls with butter, broccolini salad, potato gratin, and a bouquet of flowers. Plus, diners can order basque pumpkin cheesecakes, pecan pies, and bottles of wine as add-ons. Preorders accepted until November 23.
6. Cafe Flora
Madison Valley’s vegetarian destination has $85 take-home family meal kits on offer this year. No tofurkey here; rather, there are a mix of enticing twists on classic holiday fare for vegetarians and vegans, such as braised kohlrabi, pumpkin risotto cakes with spiced carrot sauce, and cranberry bramley apple chutney, with pastry add-ons.
7. Willmott's Ghost
The Thanksgiving meals from chef Renee Erickson’s Sea Creatures restaurant group is a collective effort this year. Mary’s brined turkeys can be picked up at this Amazon Spheres-adjacent spot. There’s also cranberry sauce from Bistro Shirlee, beef gravy and pork sausage stuffing from Bateau, yeasted dinner rolls from Ben’s Bread, and a pecan pie.
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Capitol Hill’s popular Middle Eastern restaurant has a selection of take-home items for preordering and pickup via Tock, including Brussels sprouts tabbouleh, roasted sweet potatoes with baharat and tahini garlic sauce, and baby turnip bi zeit. On the dessert side, there’s pumpkin pie with halvah streusel and a pecan and date pie with orange blossom whipped cream.
9. Plum Bistro
Just as it does every year, the lauded vegan restaurant in Capitol Hill has another Thanksgiving family meal prepared for those abstaining from meat. A maple glazed seitan roast is the main protein, with cornbread stuffing, harvest squash, roasted mushrooms, and the restaurant’s famed Mac ‘n’ Yease among the sides. Diners can also order items a la carte via Toast.
10. Seastar Restaurant
The high-end Bellevue restaurant from the John Howie steakhouse family is offering a brined and roasted turkey family meal, which includes sides like Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, candied yams, and haricot verts with porcini mushroom sauce. For every meal sold, Seastar will donate a meal to Hopelink, a local nonprofit that helps families dealing with housing insecurity.
11. The London Plane
This well-regarded Pioneer Square market and cafe is selling a $150 heat-at-home package that features a 12-15-pound roasted turkey, plus with pints of gravy, cranberry sauce, and enough stuffing to feed four. But there are a la carte take-home options as well, including squash and potato gratin, creamed kale, and root vegetables, as well as wine and flower arrangements.
Beacon Hill’s acclaimed Mediterranean-influenced restaurant is offering a take-home brined turkey dinner, with some enticing sides, including sage sourdough and turkey sausage stuffing and creamed Swiss chard with chanterelles, sherry, and thyme. The meals are designed to feed a family of four, but there are a la carte wine, cocktails, and dessert options, too.
13. Lady Jaye
This West Seattle barbecue joint is loading up the smoker with turkeys and offering a $195 family meal with the bird, biscuits, and six sides, which include Brussels sprouts and collard greens slaw, four cheese Anson Mills grits, and braised green beans. Diners can also tack on a buttered rum cocktail mix, with vanilla soft serve, fall spices, and Demerara sugar.