Consider making the holidays easier on yourself by ordering a precooked feast with all the trimmings to heat at home. We’ve rounded up 10 options from a variety of stores to suit almost any dietary preferences. You’ll find vegan fare, gluten-free options and more from local grocery stores such as Central Co-op, PCC, Whole Foods and Marlene’s Market & Deli.
Get your turkey roasted or smoked, or choose a spiral ham or prime rib. If you are deciding to pick up your feast at the last minute, Ken’s Market has a complete premade dinner available at its deli with no preorder necessary for meals serving 12 or less. Gobble, gobble!
Safeway is offering four types of holiday dinners this year: Turkey breast ($44.99), Homestyle Turkey ($79.99), spiral ham ($89.99) and Prime Rib Dinner ($99.99). The turkey and spiral ham dinners serve six to eight people, the turkey breast dinners serve two and the prime rib dinner serves five to six people. All meals are completely cooked. Each meat choice has different side dishes and all require some reheating time at home.
You can put together your own ready-made dinner at PCC. Choose a roasted Diestel turkey ($8.99/lb.) or spiral-sliced ham ($6.99/lb.), then add side dishes of your choice. Or choose a bundle: The Classic provides four to 12 servings and includes turkey gravy, garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes, classic sage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce. The vegan bundle serves four to six and includes parsnip mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, classic sage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce. Reserve your selections today.
3. Whole Foods
Whole Foods brings it this year again with a variety of complete cooked meals. The Classic Thanksgiving Feast for 12 rings up at $399.99. In addition to traditional Thanksgiving fare, you can order paleo-friendly, vegan, organic and spiral ham. There is also an apple-brined smoked whole turkey, or the option for a Classic roast turkey breast only.
At Met Market, you can get a fully cooked turkey dinner with traditional sides and a pumpkin pie that serves six to eight people for $229.99. For just $10 more, get the same meal with an organic Diestel turkey. If you prefer to cook the bird yourself, get fully cooked sides for $89.99, or purchase a complete dinner for two or four people.
Editor’s note: Holiday meals are sold out for 2022. Keep this one in mind for next year!
Get a fully cooked meal, including a Diestel Natural oven-roasted turkey, for $159.99. This includes one quart each of the following sides: sage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, Brussels sprouts with pecans and bacon, green beans with lemon dressing, orange cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. Vegan options are available as well.
The turkey dinner at Town & Country Markets includes a 12- or 14-pound roasted Diestel turkey in a roasting bag and pan, plus herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, bourbon-maple-pecan sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted winter vegetables, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. It serves six to eight people (with leftovers!) and costs $175.
Editor’s note: The holiday meals are sold out for 2022. Keep this one in mind for next year!
Marlene’s offers a roasted turkey dinner that serves 10 to 12 people for $229.99. This includes a choice of three side dishes, cranberry-orange chutney, turkey gravy and a pie. Choose from gluten-free side dishes such as vegan mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and many other options.
This is the place to go if you need a premade feast on the fly. Ken’s is offering complete ready-made Thanksgiving dinners at its deli. No need to preorder unless you are serving 12 or more people. You can even get the whole thing delivered to your doorstep via Instacart. Purchase house brined turkey ($7.99–$14.99/lb. for hindquarters or breast), vegetarian stuffing, bacon and mushroom stuffing, whipped sweet yams, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted delicata squash, roasted Brussels sprouts, cranberry orange sauce and pumpkin pie. Sides and desserts are priced à la carte.
9. Fred Meyer and QFC
At Fred Meyer, you can order a holiday meal bundle with your choice of bone-in ham, bone-in turkey, bone-in smoked turkey, boneless turkey, boneless ham or prime rib. Each bundle includes green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, Hawaiian rolls, traditional dressing and a pumpkin pie. Meal bundles range from $65–$90.You can also order à la carte and put together your own feast. QFC offers the same lineup.
Albertsons offers several full meals starting from $79.99, including smoked turkey, turkey breast, spiral ham and baked turkey. All come with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, giblet gravy and a dozen rolls.
Kitchen & Market offers a Hanukkah Feast (available Dec. 16, 20, and 23), and a Christmas Feast (available Dec. 23) each of which serve 4–6 people. These are meal kits and require some cooking and prep time. Most of the ingredients you'll need are included, but you will need to have a few "pantry items" on hand. See their website for more details.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in November 2018, and updated in November 2022.