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8 Takeout Options for a Stress-free Holiday Dinner

Spend more time with family and less time stressing over food this year

Published on: November 19, 2018

Williams Sonoma Dinner

Holidays are a time to gather with friends and family, so wouldn’t it be nice to sit down and enjoy your guests instead of cooking all day?

We’ve rounded up a list of places where you can get your entire dinner cooked for you — just reheat and serve! There is something for every palate: vegan cranberry hazelnut en croûte from Metropolitan Market, local veggies and pastries from Home Remedy, organic turkey from PCC, gluten-free dinners from Marlene’s, a country feast from Williams Sonoma and many more.

1. Home Remedy

Pick up a complete Thanksgiving dinner to-go at Home Remedy. Dinner includes a herb-brined, oven-roasted turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, Tom’s Northwest mushroom stuffing, spiced cranberry sauce with orange and thyme, local squash, Brussels sprouts roasted with garlic, sage and onions and Dahlia bakery rolls for $45 per person.

Order your Dahlia pies (with options such as Kentucky bourbon pecan pie and triple coconut cream) and bread separately, and take advantage of special wine and beer pairings that are 10 percent off with every Thanksgiving order. Yum! 

PCC Christmas dinner
Photo courtesy PCC Community Markets

2. PCC Community Markets

For a very PCC holiday, start by reserving your meat centerpiece. Choose from three precooked options: Mary’s roasted organic turkey, Oregon non-GMO beef rib roast or Beeler’s non-GMO bone-in ham.

Then, cruise the deli for a variety of reheatable holiday sides. Choose from traditional fare or newer menu items such as chorizo apple cornbread dressing or coconut mashed yams, gremolata green beans and others.

3. Whole Foods

From the Classic Roast Turkey dinner for four ($69.99) to the Festive Feast for 12–14 ($279.99), Whole Foods offers a wide range of delicious holiday meals. Keep it classic for a small table with a roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with parsley and garlic, and cranberry orange sauce. Or wow a crowd with the Festive Feast, which includes a turkey, ham, two pies, and tons of sides. 

Don’t forget Whole Foods has vegan holiday offerings. Order the vegan meal for two ($39.99) right here, or check out the vegan a la carte menu.  

4. Metropolitan Market

If you have vegan guests at your table this holiday season, consider the vegan cranberry hazelnut en croûte ($24.99) at Metropolitan Market. Filled with hazelnut-infused grain meat, field roast sausages, cranberries and apples — then wrapped in a pastry crust —this dish will satisfy any non-meat eater.

You can also order a complete pre-cooked Thanksgiving meal centered around turkey. If you are up for some cooking, Metropolitan Market also offers an array of cook-at-home meats featuring turkey (free-range non-GMO, heritage or organic), beef rib roast, leg of lamb, rack of lamb, ham, crown roast of pork, Pekin duck and game hens.

Pair one or more of these main dishes with fully prepared sides, such as rosemary roasted parsnips, creamed spinach, Waldorf salad and many more. Don’t forget the starters such as a celebration cheese tower and Northwest hot smoked salmon, plus fun desserts such as raspberry chocolate gelato cake and hummingbird cake.

5. Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma ups the Turkey Day game by featuring turkeys from the legendary Willie Bird Ranch in California. Willie Bird turkeys are allowed to range freely and are fed a diet of natural grains.

A small turkey dinner for four ($189.95) includes a boneless turkey breast infused with basil, thyme, fennel and lavender. Butter chive mashed potatoes, green bean casserole with gruyere cheese sauce and shallots. A hand-crafted pecan pie rounds out the meal.

Turkey dinner
Photo courtesy Williams Sonoma

6. Honey Baked Ham

The Honey Baked Ham Company offers cooked Thanksgiving meals starting at around $50 for a small turkey dinner. Order extra sides and desserts to add to your table.

7. Marlene's Market & Deli

Marlene’s offers holiday dinners with many gluten-free options! Thanksgiving dinner for two comes in both traditional and gluten-free versions ($34.99). This includes turkey breast, cranberry orange chutney, gravy, smashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sourdough stuffing and mini pumpkin pie.

For a larger crowd, choose a turkey dinner for 10–12 people ($179.99). Dinner includes three sides of your choice, plus cranberry orange chutney, gravy and one pie. 

Turkey dinner
Photo courtesy Omaha Steaks

8. Omaha Steaks

Get a ready-made dinner from the meat experts at Omaha Steaks. Dinners come in two sizes, serving four or eight people and include traditional turkey or ham feasts ($59.99–$159). You can also try something different this year by serving turkey roulade, chateaubriand (a roast-size filet mignon) or prime rib.

Add your sides such as roasted root vegetables and Brussels sprouts with bacon and shallots. Nontraditional (but delicious) dessert offerings include caramel apple tartlet, sticky toffee pudding cakes or a gourmet cheesecake sampler.  

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in November 2018, and updated in November 2019.

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