Oh, you don’t want to spend two days prepping Thanksgiving dinner and another whole day cooking it? We can think of many things we’d rather do—like saving our energy for Black Friday shopping. Luckily, our cry has been heard by these 12 meal-delivery options that make it easy to sit back, relax and stuff ourselves full of Thanksgiving dinner to go.
Martha and Marley Spoon
Martha Stewart’s meal delivery service is back on the mail-order Thanksgiving train this year. Each kit comes with all the ingredients to make up to four different side dishes—all you have to do is supply the Turkey. Zero menu planning, zero shopping and you still get to serve recipes like cheesy sausage stuffing, roasted root vegetables with brown butter, herbs and almonds, and spiced apple oat crisp for just $50 to $120 depending on what you order. Sounds divine—we mean she is Martha Stewart, after all.
So you want full control over your Thanksgiving menu, even if you’re not actually cooking it. We totally get it—and so does this food delivery service. We use Fresh Direct weekly for our produce fix, but we’ll also be ordering our whole Thanksgiving dinner here. Choose everything from appetizers to sides to mains to dessert (to kid-friendly chicken fingers), all completely prepared. Just heat and serve. (Psst, this one only delivers in select areas of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and D.C. found here).
Whole Foods and Amazon
Even the most prepared chefs can miss a few ingredients in the shuffle. If you prefer to make your food at home, but accidentally forgot the bacon for that Brussels sprouts side, just order it via Whole Foods on Amazon and it could be at your doorstep in two hours flat. Actually, just order everything on Amazon and save yourself the grocery store rush while you’re at it.
Kevin Garvin Whole Turkey Meal
Fun fact: You can buy your whole Thanksgiving meal straight from your favorite department store. This gourmet meal comes ready-cooked from Neiman Marcus for up to 12 people to enjoy and includes eight 4-ounce servings of turkey, gravy, sausage stuffing, sweet potato casserole with walnut streusel, monkey bread, strawberry butter, cranberry relish, farro pilaf, pecan bread pudding and whiskey sauce. Thaw, heat, serve and reap the compliments.
While it may be hard to imagine, turkey isn’t the number one meat choice for everyone on Thanksgiving. And when you sign up for Butcher Box, you get a choice of three different meats, plus a free 10- to 14- lb. turkey in your first box. Not going to cook it all right away? Freeze it to use for the upcoming holiday season.
Harry & David
Enjoy all the delicious home-cooked food with none of the stress thanks to Harry & David’s gourmet turkey feast. And feast you will thanks to the massive menu of mains, sides and dessert. It includes a 10- lb. ready-to-heat oven-roasted turkey, apple sausage stuffing, Parmesan creamed spinach, brown sugar sweet potatoes, New York-style pumpkin layered cheesecake, classic turkey gravy and cranberry relish with orange zest. OK, we’re hungry already.
That’s right—Omaha Steaks doesn’t just serve steaks. Turkeys are fair game, too (sorry, had to). If you’re responsible for multiple people with differing tastes, opt for this meat delivery service, which offers several poultry options and even ham. Last year, the retailer added sides to its selection like roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie.
If you’re a purist who loves nothing more than a classic spread, William Sonoma’s assortment—turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie—is the way to go. Bonus: Its turkeys are free range. Double bonus: Grab some serveware for an IG-worthy presentation.
From Cajun fried whole turkeys to a whole smoked turkey breast with all the fixings, this site delivers quality, just-like-home-cooked food without the guesswork. Just heat the turkey in the oven for 60 to 75 minutes before serving and everyone will think you tediously tended to the bird all morning.
If cooking the perfect turkey gives you great joy, but the sides are more of an afterthought, order Plated’s new “Just the Extras” box. It includes four delicious sides like a whipped goat cheese tart, marinated beets, pumpkin mac and cheese and pecan pie to level up to that delicious bird you painstakingly labored over. Want that entire spread plus the turkey and more? Select the “Full Feast” option, which also includes roasted turkey breast, kale and farro salad and sausage, squash, and brioche stuffing. Boom.
Calling all vegans: You don't have to restrict yourself to a few lame side dishes this Thanksgiving. Purple Carrot, the vegan food subscription box, is offering a one-time plant-based Thanksgiving dinner available (without subscription) now until November 19th for just $65. Even non-vegans will enjoy the menu featuring things like hasselback butternut squash with cider glaze and rosemary pecan dukkah, rustic ciabatta stuffing with root vegetables and herb sausage, and cranberry citrus cake with coconut whip cream. Who needs turkey when you have all that?
In collaboration with Jessica Alba, HelloFresh is offering not one, but two different full Thanksgiving spreads for 8 to 10 people through November 21. The first option offers a classic turkey dinner with sides (hello, garlic mashed potatoes) and an apple ginger crisp with cinnamon pecan crumble for dessert. The second option swaps out the turkey for a beef tenderloin and includes just as many sides and the same delicious dessert. We wouldn't judge if you ordered both (we're thinking about it).