If you’re scrambling to find a pie to bring to Thanksgiving dinner, Rodney Henry has your back.
Henry, the founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies, has been hard at work baking hundreds of sweet and savory pies as the holiday weekend nears. Many were reserved through preorders, but he also plans to have pies on hand for the less organized among us.
Henry’s Dangerously Delicious cafe and pie shop will be open until 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for last-minute pie purchases in all the staple holiday flavors — pumpkin, apple, pecan, sweet potato — as well as some less conventional ones, like cherry, peanut butter and the “Baltimore Bomb,” a Dangerously Delicious creation that combines melted Berger cookies with a sweet vanilla custard filling.
Or, if you’d rather fit your entire Thanksgiving meal into a pie, he’s got a savory option called “The Feast,” packed with turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing.
“If you don’t pre-order, you’re totally cool,” Henry said. “We have people coming in from off the street.”
With the countdown clock to turkey time ticking, options are waning for Thanksgiving procrastinators still looking for a hand with dinner. Most restaurants and catering companies closed preorders for turkey, sides and desserts last week or over the weekend.
But if you’re still looking for some last-minute options to save Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve got you covered. Read on for to-go options, restaurants open on Thanksgiving — and a couple of less conventional possibilities.
Culinary Architecture: This Pigtown specialty grocer has done the prep work to make cooking easier on Thanksgiving Day. Pick up peeled and blanched vegetables like carrots, green beans and Brussels sprouts at the market to shave down on some of the cooking time at home. While you’re there, grab some black truffle butter or hot toddy mixes for a special Thanksgiving treat, or get a head start on stocking stuffer shopping with specialty items like chocolate-covered figs and star anise-infused maple syrup. 767 Washington Blvd., Baltimore.
Eddie’s of Roland Park: The local grocer still has a few fresh, local turkeys in stock, plus grab-and-go sides like stuffing, green bean casserole and seasoned sauerkraut. Both of the market’s locations are open through Wednesday at 8 p.m., but will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. 6213 N. Charles St., Baltimore, and 5113 Roland Ave., Baltimore.
Richardson Farms Farm Market: This White Marsh market is a godsend for last-minute Thanksgiving shoppers, offering refrigerators packed with sliced turkey breast, ham and roast beef, as well as a plethora of traditional sides, like corn pudding, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole and collard greens. “We usually don’t run out” of food, says Richardson Farms president Les Richardson. “We’re anticipating people to walk in that never even thought about ordering.” The market is open with extended Thanksgiving hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. 5900 Ebenezer Road, White Marsh.
Cindy Lou’s Fish House: Celebrate Thanksgiving on the water at this Foreman Wolf restaurant, which still has reservations available for afternoon seatings on Thursday. The Thanksgiving menu ties together seafood and Southern influences with offerings like cornmeal fried oysters, country pork paté with cranberry mustard and Turkey Ballotine with sage gravy and twice-baked sweet potatoes. $55 per person, prix fixe, three course menu. 1215 Will St., Baltimore.
Mama’s on the Half Shell: The Canton Square chowder house is serving up a full Thanksgiving menu as well as classic seafood fare. For $45, “Mama’s Thanksgiving Dinner” gets you roasted turkey and honey glazed ham, plus sides like stuffing (oyster or traditional), mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry chutney and buttered cornbread. 2901 O’Donnell St., Baltimore.
Marta Fine Food & Spirits: Check out one of the latest additions to the local dining scene with Thanksgiving dinner at Marta, a new restaurant from husband-and-wife team Matthew and Martha Oetting in Butchers Hill. The prix fixe two-course menu includes dishes like Turducken, prime rib and lobster risotto. Grab a reservation online or by calling the restaurant; seatings are available between noon and 5 p.m. 2127 E. Pratt St., Baltimore.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Ruth’s Chris Steak House is setting a classic Thanksgiving table with options like oven-roasted turkey, sausage and herb stuffing, creamed spinach and cranberry relish. Order from the holiday menu or from the steakhouse’s regular offerings, which will also be available all day long. Three-course Thanksgiving plates for adults cost $44 for adults and $17 for children. 711 Eastern Ave., Baltimore.
Twist: This Fells Point restaurant is still offering dine-in and takeout options for Thanksgiving dinner. Dine on slow-roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and other staple dishes for $49.95 per person, or pack up those options with a carryout meal that feeds four people for $130. 723 S. Broadway, Baltimore.
Wild card ideas
Amicci’s: For an Italian-themed Thanksgiving, this Little Italy staple is offering pans of favorites like lasagna, meatballs and baked penne for pick-up on Wednesday with reheating instructions. Call or email ahead for more details and to reserve a pan: 410-528-1096, firstname.lastname@example.org. 231 S. High St., Baltimore.
Sizka Restaurant: How about sushi for Thanksgiving dinner? If you’re not wedded to the idea of turkey on your table, the Canton sushi restaurant is offering a catering menu featuring nigiri, California and spicy tuna rolls and three special rolls. The $150 meal feeds three to four people. Orders are due Nov. 22 at 5 p.m., with pick-up scheduled on Thanksgiving Day from 1-5 p.m. 1030 S. Linwood Ave., Baltimore.