Delicious food, loved ones, and eventually, leftovers: Is there anything stressful about Thanksgiving dinner? Oh right, making it. If you’re looking to reap the benefits of this traditional meal without doing the sowing, these local restaurants have released their takeout Turkey Day offerings. We’ll add to this list as more spots confirm Thanksgiving details. Meanwhile, plenty of restaurants are also doing dine-in menus for the holiday.
Mercer Island, Pike Place Market
Equal parts charming and convenient, this curated grocer will prep a classic four-person menu, including a brined turkey ready to bake, and has a squash risotto dish handy for vegetarian celebrations.
Turkey, stuffing, creamed leeks, chicory salad, mashed potatoes, tons of gravy: That’s not even the entire menu of the Stowell universe’s $225 takeout feast. It feeds four to six people, even before you amp it up with add-ons like oysters, mac and cheese, pie, and wine. Pick up at Ballard Pizza Kitchen or ESR’s commissary.
Everything but the turkey goes into this meal package that serves four to six people. A $110 spread includes batata harra (spicy roasted potatoes), chickpea and brassica bi-zeit, spiced roasted brussels sprouts, za'atar roasted carrots, and spiced cranberry sauce. Mamnoon also offers a mezze pack and wine options. Order online.
These creative purveyors of smoked meat have adapted their “meat and three” approach to Thanksgiving takeout. The meat in this case being smoked turkey, smoked pork loin, or brisket pot roast. Two- and four-person meals come with sides and biscuits. See the menu and pre-order here.
Prime rib, Kurobuta ham, or roast turkey star in a four-person meal from one of Seattle’s classic steak houses. The main, plus sides (garlic potatoes, roasted root vegetables, brussels sprouts, and stuffing) come with heating instructions—and mini pies.
Ballard, Capitol Hill
A full heat-at-home tandoori chicken offers a spicier, yogurt-marinated stand-in for anyone who’s not feeling turkey. It’s $25; call 206-466-5195 to order.
Pick up an entire meal—roast turkey or short rib, with a starter salad, sides aplenty, and pumpkin pie—a day or two in advance for $70 a person, or $35 for kids.
A Thanksgiving special includes confit turkey thighs with gravy, stuffing, green beans with crispy shallots, plus two kinds of potatoes. It’s $64 for adults, $29 for kids 12 and younger. Slices of spiced pumpkin pie are $12. Preorders for takeout begin November 14.
The North End’s go-to Jewish deli whips up a full dinner package (turkey breast, brussels sprouts, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and parker house rolls) for $30 apiece. The kitchen also offers some a la carte dishes, from smoked turkey legs to stuffing cubes. And, of course, whole pies and slices. (While you’re at it, matzoh ball soup seems like kind of a perfect Thanksgiving add-on.)
Sea Creatures (at Willmott’s Ghost)
Recipes from Renee Erickson’s latest cookbook (and the talents of her various restaurants) drive a meal kit that feeds four to six diners. Each $375 kit includes dishes like coal-roasted beets, pumpkin pie, and turkey trimmings like Bateau beef gravy. The kit doesn’t include a turkey, but Erickson does send along her preferred dry brine and cooking instructions. You can also order wine or a pecan pie.
Maximillian Petty’s original kitchen will have a half turkey ready, plus trimmings and other dishes (waldorf salad, creamed kale, garlic potato gratin) to furnish a full Thanksgiving dinner for four people. The $275 package involves light reheating. You can do this.
The restaurant at the Woodmark Hotel has a full menu (turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, butternut squash and dungeness crab bisque, two kinds of potatoes, veggie sides, and pumpkin pie) ready for pickup. The meal is $75 per person, with a minimum of two orders. Call 425-739-6363 to order by November 17.
Influences from Japan, France, and the Northwest come together in three takeout packages, plus an a la carte menu. Dishes like braised beef cheeks, cannellini bean stew, or soy green bean casserole also come a la carte, in two-person portions.
SoDo, Algona, Bellingham
Jack Timmons’s meat-smoking prowess surely extends to turkeys. Three of his locations (the SoDo original, plus Algona and Bellingham) will sell smoked turkeys for pre-order. They run between 12–16 pounds, priced at $11 per pound. Jack’s also sells side dishes like beef bacon brussels sprouts, and some take-and-bake birds. Order details here.
Jason Wilson’s restaurant at the W went to town on a host of takeout options—a full-on dinner package, a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner, kid-friendly meal options, a la carte dishes like crab cakes or wild mushroom stuffing. There’s even a turkey sandwich kit.
A 100 percent plant-driven dinner includes some favorite dishes from vegan impresario Makini Howell, like maple-glazed smoked roast seitan and the house mac and yease, plus gravy, stuffing, corn bread, and cranberry sauce. The five- or six-person dinner runs $230, or you can grab an a la carte order of mac and yease or salted caramel apple pie and make sure any vegan Thanksgiving guests have good stuff to eat.