This year, many more families and friends are traveling for Thanksgiving. But somebody still has to do the cooking. If you want to leave the strenuous work of the holiday dinner to the professionals, who can make your herb brioche stuffing to-go, we’ve updated our list for Thanksgiving takeout. You won’t even have to wash the pots and pans.
The local chain does it all, even turkey. Order full dinners to feed 2-3 ($80) or 5-6 ($175) people. Includes a mini apple pie and all the sides except sweet potatoes. Breads, kraut, handmade cheeses, desserts and more available a la carte. All orders must be placed by Nov. 21.
Several locations in Baltimore City, Catonsville and Towson . 410-747-4120. Atwatersfood.com
Bowman’s Butcher Shop
The Aberdeen butcher shop has a range of meats including pork crown roast, smoked ham and of course turkey as well as a Thanksgiving charcuterie board and pies.
3452 Churchville Road, Aberdeen. 410-914-5607. bowmansbutchershop.grazecart.com/store/thanksgiving
The Classic Catering People
The Owings Mills caterers have menus for five or 10 people ($140-$260) featuring locally-raised, roasted turkey with bread and herb stuffing, giblet gravy, sweet potato crumble and pumpkin pie. You can even get it carved for an additional fee. Not hosting a big group? They also sell $25 individual meals. Vegetarian options available. Order online; delivery and pickup available on Wednesday, Nov. 24 or Thanksgiving Day.
99 Painters Mill Road, Owings Mills. 410-356-1666. Classiccatering.com
Eddie’s of Roland Park
Choose from two heat-and-serve menus that serve up to six guests: traditional dinner with stuffing and various sides ($149.99) or a more elevated version ($199.99). Both options come with a whole roast turkey. Ham and beef dinners also available for tryptophan-adverse. Orders require 72 hours notice and are available while supplies last. The store is also selling individual turkey plates ($18.99) with portions of turkey, sides and a slice of pumpkin pie.
6213 N. Charles St., 410-377-8040; 5113 Roland Ave., Roland Park. 410-323-3656. Eddiesofrolandpark.com
Elkridge Furnace Inn
Thanksgiving reservations are fully booked at the Elkridge Furnace Inn but the restaurant is offering full, half and catered dinner options to-goAvailable in half ($140) or full ($275; serves 10) orders with optional add-ons like sauerkraut with apple, a Baltimore specialty. Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge; 410-379-9336. Elkridgefurnaceinn.com
The Baltimore County eatery that opened in 1959 is selling meals for anywhere from two to 10 people ($82.95 to $149.95). It comes with sliced turkey breast, mashed potatoes, a choice of pie and more; jumbo lump crab cakes and other carryout items available to add on a la carte. Place orders by Friday, Nov. 19 and pick up Wednesday, Nov. 24 from noon to 6 p.m.
17434 Foreston Road, Upperco; 410-239-7400. Friendlyfarm.net
Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen
The best part of Thanksgiving is leftovers, so Gertrude’s is offering a $60 T-Day Leftovers Kit that features turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and stuffing with four sandwich rolls — everything you need for Black Friday lunch. For the main event, Thanksgiving dinner for four includes a starter, entree, bread, seven sides and dessert ($150). Place orders by Nov. 18 and picked up either Nov. 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to noon.
10 Art Museum Drive, Wyman Park. 410-889-3399. gertrudesbaltimore.com.
H3irloom Food Group
The new catering group from chef David and Tonya Thomas, formerly of Ida B’s Table, has a la carte Thanksgiving menus with fried turkeys ($80), bourbon sweet potato butter ($8) and much more. Or place an order for a 4-person family feast with turkey and all the sides ($150). Place orders by Nov. 18 and pick up Nov. 23 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at The Sinclair. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
3425 Sinclair Lane, Clifton-Berea. 443-418-3733. h3irloom.com
Choose from three holiday feasts at Jay’s, including an Eastern Shore meal ($17.99 per person) that features pulled pork, fried or rotisserie chicken, homemade biscuits and your choice of carrot or Pimlico cake. Decisions, decisions. Sales tax and delivery not included. Meals for under 15 people incur an additional $3.59 per person surcharge.
1309 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon. 410-685-3861. myjayscatering.com
Tired of turkey? Swap it out for duck, prepared Cantonese-style. NiHao’s $95 Thanksgiving dinner for two includes half a duck and sides that “blur the lines between the usual Thanksgiving offerings and our favorite Chinese flavors,” according to the restaurant’s website. Pick up Nov. 23-24.
2322 Boston Street, Canton. 443-835-2036. nihaobaltimore.com
Why would you ever cook when Richardson Farms exists? Their Thanksgiving meals serve eight people and come with three sides, rolls or cornbread, and an 8-inch apple or pumpkin pie. For an entree, choose from sliced turkey breast with gravy ($111.99) or sliced ham with butterscotch glaze ($99.99). Pick up orders in the farm’s greenhouse area on Nov. 23-24. All heat-and-serve sides are also available in the market’s grab-and-go section.
5900 Ebenezer Road, White Marsh. 410-335-5900. Richardsonfarms.net
The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
Thanksgiving meal packages from the Columbia ale house include a choice of protein, starter, two sides and dessert, starting at $38. Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with bottled cocktails for $45 or bottles of wine for $25. Orders must be placed by Sunday at noon and can be scheduled for pickup on Nov. 23 or 24.
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 3030, Columbia. 410-730-5738. walrusoysterandale.com/columbia
Sides and desserts
The Avenue Bakery
Don’t neglect the carbs. The Pennsylvania Avenue bakery is selling its famous rolls ($10 for a dozen) and pies ($11.51) for the Thanksgiving holiday.
2229 Pennsylvania Ave., Upton. 410-225-3881. theavenuebakery.com
The health-friendly Whitehall Market stall has Thanksgiving sides, from green bean casserole to stuffing and corn muffins.
3300 Clipper Mill Road, Hampden. 410-507-4750. gundalowgourmet.com
The new Little Italy bakery has a variety of breads and pies as well as savory stuffing to complement your Turkey Day feast. Pick up Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
300 S. Exeter St., Little Italy. 443-885-9998. Ovenbirdbread.com
In charge of dessert? Stop on by Rose’s Bakery in Northeast Market for a homemade pie ($13-$16).
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2101 E. Monument St., McElderry Park. 410-675-8411. roses-bakery.square.site