The holidays will definitely look different this year. Consider making it easier on yourself by getting a precooked meal with all the trimmings to heat at home. We’ve rounded up 10 options from a variety of stores to suit almost any diet. 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 three types of holiday dinners this year: Turkey ($59), spiral ham ($69) and prime rib ($79). Each dinner serves 6 to 8 people and comes 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 or smoked Diestel turkey ($6.99/lb) or spiral-sliced ham ($5.99/lb), then add side dishes of your choice. Or choose a bundle: The Classic serves 4 to 6 people and includes turkey gravy, garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes, classic sage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce. The vegan bundle serves 4 to 6 and includes parsnip mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, classic sage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce.
3. Whole Foods
Whole Foods brings it this year again with a variety of complete cooked meals. The Classic Whole Roast Turkey Dinner for 12 rings up at $179.99; the same meal prepared with organic ingredients is $229.99. In addition to traditional Thanksgiving fare, you can order paleo-friendly, vegan, organic and spiral ham. The apple-brined smoked turkey is available in a whole bird dinner or just the breast.
At Met Market, you can get a fully cooked turkey dinner with traditional sides and a pumpkin pie that serves 6 to 8 people for $179.99. 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 $99, or get a complete dinner for 2 or 4 people.
Get a fully cooked meal, including a Diestel Natural oven-roasted turkey for $149.99. This includes one quart of the following sides: sage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, Brussels sprouts with pecans and bacon, green beans with lemon dressing, orange cranberry sauce, turkey gravy. Vegan options are available as well.
The turkey dinner at Central Market includes a 12- or 14-pound roasted Diestel turkey in a roasting bag and pan, plus herb stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes, bourbon-maple pecan sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted winter vegetables, blood orange cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. It serves 6 to 8 people (with leftovers!) and costs $175.
Marlene's has a roasted turkey dinner that serves 10 to 12 people for $179.99. 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.
8. Ken’s Market
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. Get brined Diestel turkey ($6.99-$13.99/lb for hindquarters or breast), vegetarian stuffing, bacon and mushroom stuffing, roasted 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 soufflé, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, Hawaiian rolls, traditional dressing and a pumpkin pie. Meal bundles range from $55–$80.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 $52.99, 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. You can also order a side dish kit that includes cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish and giblet gravy for $29.99.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in November 2018, and updated in November 2020.