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Amazing Options for Thanksgiving Takeout

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There's a practical, happy medium between slaving away in the kitchen and dining on the town for the Thanksgiving holiday. A variety of restaurants and markets throughout Denver offer dishes to-go, whether you're looking to complement a meal with a few sides, or cater the whole enchilada, here are some of 2016's best options for a meal that incites much gratitude and togetherness. There's wide variety here from a meal for two at Brider to a vegan Thanksgiving feast from Vital Root.

For some, pie is a really big deal, which is why Eater's Ultimate Guide to Pie in Denver and Beyond can help point you in the right direction when seeking the best holiday dessert.

If you want to make your life even easier, skip the dishes and just go out to eat, make a reservation at one of these 20 restaurants and enjoy the time away from your own dining room.

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When in Boulder, you shop along Pearl Street. And the spot not to be missed for your holiday staples and delicate accouterment is Cured. For this Thanksgiving, the gourmet grocery store and cafe with upscale decor, will have an All-American guide to cheese, meat and wine. Highlights include the Harbison, a Jasper Hillfarm, soft-ripened cheese with a rustic, bloomy rind, great for sharing with friends and family for the holiday. On the wine list, the Massican Annia, Lorenza Rose, Walter Scott Pinot Noir and more. The cured meats range from Avalanche Cheese Co.'s finocchiona, out of Basalt, Colorado to the biellese coppa piccante, from one of the foremost charcuterie producers in the U.S.
Alexandria Aroyo

Blackbird

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With a menu of gourmet global eats, Blackbird's turkey dinner feeds 10 people for $150 and includes mashed potatoes, mixed greens with vinaigrette, green beans, traditional or oyster stuffing and a 9 inch pumpkin or apple pie.
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D Bar Denver

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Get out of the kitchen and give D Bar the reigns of your Thanksgiving dinner, as they prepare a roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry relish, brussels and bacon, mac and cheese and a pumpkin pie. The zero-hassle meal is $120 and expected to feed two to four people.
Alexandria Arroyo

Del Frisco's Grille

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The same great meal that you can get dining in is available to go from Del Frisco's Grille. A full three courses run $39 a pop, and diners can choose from flavors such as butternut squash, candied pecans and earthy sage apple sausage stuffing, among many other dishes.
Adam Larkey

Dish Gourmet

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Cleaned, brined and seasoned in-house, and placed in a disposable baking pan with cooking instructions and meat thermometer, the work is all done by Dish Gourmet. Prepared to serve anywhere between two and 40 guests, Dish will help you plan the feast of your fantasies. Sides include dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, gravy, and a choice of other carefully created complements to the meal.
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The Denver Central Market

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For its first Thanksgiving in Denver, Denver Central Market is working collaboratively with all its vendors to prepare thankful guests with the perfect meal. A home chef package allows for DIY approach to the feast, while a prepared version comes ready to heat and serve for eight people. The nearly finished product includes a shrimp cocktail, cheese and charcuterie board, pull apart brioche rolls, sweet potato casserole, Nonna Frizzi's lasagna and more. Place your orders by the 21st.
Adam Larkey

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot

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Roadhouse Boulder Depot is taking orders for smoked turkeys and fully prepared dinners for the holiday on the 24th. For just $49.95, the meal includes a 10-12 pound turkey, stuffing, green bean almondine, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy – of course – dinner rolls and cranberry sauce.
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Vital Root

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Vegan and Thanksgiving are two words hardly ever uttered in a single sentence. And yet, Tennyson's Vital Root brings meatless Monday fans a holiday meal "from our kitchen to yours." Place your orders by the 21st at 10 a.m. and pick-up by the 23rd, and finally enjoy the mushroom and lentil loaf, the wild rice pilaf, the roasted Brussels sprouts with coconut bacon, and the butternut squash and coconut milk mashers.
Andra Zeppelin

Wazee Supper Club

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For those looking to dine in their own home, Wazee Supper Club is taking orders for smoked turkeys and fully prepared dinners. The to-go selection will include a 10-12 pound bird, stuffing, green bean almondine, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy – of course – dinner rolls and cranberry sauce. The whole meal should be picked up no later than the 23rd after 3 p.m. and comes with instructions for how to best reheat.
Andra Zeppelin

Spinelli's Bakery • Ice Cream • Coffee

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This traditional Italian grocer and gourmet shop has three kinds of stuffing, potatoes with smoked bacon and caramelized pecans, homemade pies, cheese and fruit trays, classic Italian antipasto. The prized turkey ranges from 8 to 24 pounds or a fresh Red Bird turkey breast.
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Blackbelly

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Don't miss Blackbelly's Thanksgiving turkeys, harvested to order, with sides of gravy, stuffing and sides for the holiday.
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This sister restaurant to Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth is offering a flexible to-go dinner that depends on the size of your party, 2, 4, or 6 guests. There is sliced turkey breast and drumsticks, Parkerhouse rolls, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans with garlic, mushroom and apple stuffing, and more to choose from. Prices vary between $50 and $200.

Cured

Alexandria Aroyo
When in Boulder, you shop along Pearl Street. And the spot not to be missed for your holiday staples and delicate accouterment is Cured. For this Thanksgiving, the gourmet grocery store and cafe with upscale decor, will have an All-American guide to cheese, meat and wine. Highlights include the Harbison, a Jasper Hillfarm, soft-ripened cheese with a rustic, bloomy rind, great for sharing with friends and family for the holiday. On the wine list, the Massican Annia, Lorenza Rose, Walter Scott Pinot Noir and more. The cured meats range from Avalanche Cheese Co.'s finocchiona, out of Basalt, Colorado to the biellese coppa piccante, from one of the foremost charcuterie producers in the U.S.
Alexandria Aroyo

Blackbird

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With a menu of gourmet global eats, Blackbird's turkey dinner feeds 10 people for $150 and includes mashed potatoes, mixed greens with vinaigrette, green beans, traditional or oyster stuffing and a 9 inch pumpkin or apple pie.
Denver Eater

D Bar Denver

Alexandria Arroyo
Get out of the kitchen and give D Bar the reigns of your Thanksgiving dinner, as they prepare a roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry relish, brussels and bacon, mac and cheese and a pumpkin pie. The zero-hassle meal is $120 and expected to feed two to four people.
Alexandria Arroyo

Del Frisco's Grille

Adam Larkey
The same great meal that you can get dining in is available to go from Del Frisco's Grille. A full three courses run $39 a pop, and diners can choose from flavors such as butternut squash, candied pecans and earthy sage apple sausage stuffing, among many other dishes.
Adam Larkey

Dish Gourmet

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Cleaned, brined and seasoned in-house, and placed in a disposable baking pan with cooking instructions and meat thermometer, the work is all done by Dish Gourmet. Prepared to serve anywhere between two and 40 guests, Dish will help you plan the feast of your fantasies. Sides include dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, gravy, and a choice of other carefully created complements to the meal.
Facebook

The Denver Central Market

Adam Larkey
For its first Thanksgiving in Denver, Denver Central Market is working collaboratively with all its vendors to prepare thankful guests with the perfect meal. A home chef package allows for DIY approach to the feast, while a prepared version comes ready to heat and serve for eight people. The nearly finished product includes a shrimp cocktail, cheese and charcuterie board, pull apart brioche rolls, sweet potato casserole, Nonna Frizzi's lasagna and more. Place your orders by the 21st.
Adam Larkey

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Roadhouse Boulder Depot
Roadhouse Boulder Depot is taking orders for smoked turkeys and fully prepared dinners for the holiday on the 24th. For just $49.95, the meal includes a 10-12 pound turkey, stuffing, green bean almondine, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy – of course – dinner rolls and cranberry sauce.
Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Vital Root

Andra Zeppelin
Vegan and Thanksgiving are two words hardly ever uttered in a single sentence. And yet, Tennyson's Vital Root brings meatless Monday fans a holiday meal "from our kitchen to yours." Place your orders by the 21st at 10 a.m. and pick-up by the 23rd, and finally enjoy the mushroom and lentil loaf, the wild rice pilaf, the roasted Brussels sprouts with coconut bacon, and the butternut squash and coconut milk mashers.
Andra Zeppelin

Wazee Supper Club

Andra Zeppelin
For those looking to dine in their own home, Wazee Supper Club is taking orders for smoked turkeys and fully prepared dinners. The to-go selection will include a 10-12 pound bird, stuffing, green bean almondine, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy – of course – dinner rolls and cranberry sauce. The whole meal should be picked up no later than the 23rd after 3 p.m. and comes with instructions for how to best reheat.
Andra Zeppelin

Spinelli's Bakery • Ice Cream • Coffee

Spinelli's
This traditional Italian grocer and gourmet shop has three kinds of stuffing, potatoes with smoked bacon and caramelized pecans, homemade pies, cheese and fruit trays, classic Italian antipasto. The prized turkey ranges from 8 to 24 pounds or a fresh Red Bird turkey breast.
Spinelli's

Blackbelly

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Don't miss Blackbelly's Thanksgiving turkeys, harvested to order, with sides of gravy, stuffing and sides for the holiday.
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Brider

This sister restaurant to Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth is offering a flexible to-go dinner that depends on the size of your party, 2, 4, or 6 guests. There is sliced turkey breast and drumsticks, Parkerhouse rolls, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans with garlic, mushroom and apple stuffing, and more to choose from. Prices vary between $50 and $200.

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