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9 Takeout Options for a Stress-free Holiday Dinner

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

Published on: November 13, 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 croute 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 only $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! 

2. Marie Callender's

Everyone loves Marie Callendar’s for the pie, but they also sell pre-cooked holiday meals. Choose from five feasts: turkey breast feast, whole turkey feast, ham and turkey breast feast, ultimate whole turkey feast and ultimate whole turkey and ham feast.

These include the traditional trimmings: apple-sage stuffing, fire-roasted yams (with cranberry streusel topping), cranberry sauce, fresh mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, chef's vegetables, fresh-baked cornbread, whole pumpkin or apple pie and Marie's house blend coffee.

If you want different sides, check out the a la carte menu for delicious options such as five cheese macaroni casserole and Gorgonzola almond and field greens salad. Prices range from $109.99–$159.99 

PCC Christmas dinner
Photo from PCC

3. PCC

For a very PCC holiday, start by reserving your meat centerpiece. Choose from three precooked options: Mary’s roasted organic turkey ($7.99 per lb.), Mary’s organic smoked turkey ($7.99 per lb.) or Beeler’s non-GMO bone-in ham ($4.99 per lb.).

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 wild mushroom and kale gratin, hazelnut gremolata green beans and others.

4. Whole Foods

From the Classic Roast Turkey dinner for four ($79.99) to the Ultimate Feast for 12–14,($449.99) 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 Ultimate Feast. The Ultimate includes shrimp cocktail, a cheese platter, prime rib, roasted turkey breast, spiral sliced ham, plus a variety of sides including mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, roasted butternut squash, maple roasted Brussels sprouts, cranberry orange sauce, dinner rolls, two pies and even a floral arrangement! Reheat set the table and you are done.

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.  

5. Metropolitan Market

If you have vegan guests at your table this holiday season, consider the vegan cranberry hazelnut en croute ($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 of turkey or turkey breast ($59.99–$179.99). 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 with fully prepared sides, such as rosemary roasted parsnips, creamed spinach and 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 pumpkin gelato and hummingbird cake.

6. 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 ($189.80) 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, plus a hand-crafted pecan pie round out the meal.

Other options include an Complete Elephants Deli Thanksgiving Dinner ($179.95–$249.95) with a whole turkey plus sides from the famous Elephants Delicatessen in Portland, Ore. Or host a down-home country Thanksgiving with the Trisha Yearwood Complete Thanksgiving Dinner ($239.95–$399.95).

These dinners are shipped to your door so order by Nov. 16! 

Turkey dinner
Photo from Williams Sonoma

7. The Honey Baked Ham

The Honey Baked Ham Company is offering a complete, cooked Thanksgiving meal this year ($129.95). Choose from a spiral cut ham with their signature sweet, crunchy glaze or a whole roasted turkey. The meal comes with mashed potatoes, gravy and green bean casserole. Order extra sides and desserts to add to your table.

Order by Nov. 13 for Thanksgiving or by Dec. 18 for Christmas to have it shipped to you. 

8. Marlene's

Marlene’s offers holiday dinners with many gluten-free options! Thanksgiving dinner for two in both traditional and gluten-free ($29.99). 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 roasted turkey or ham dinner for 8–10 people ($149.99–$159.99). Includes three sides, plus cranberry orange chutney, gravy and one pie. Sides include smashed potatoes, maple roasted sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, broccoli cranberry salad, green bean casserole, sourdough stuffing, pear and greens salad and Brussels sprout salad. 

Turkey dinner
Photo from Omaha Steaks

9. 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 ($49.99–$149.00). You can also try something different this year by trying 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 apple tartlet, sticky toffee pudding cakes or individual pumpkin cheesecakes.  

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