Whipping up a Thanksgiving meal can be a big undertaking, especially when you factor in the challenge of finding a way to set your cozy dining table for 20 or selecting a menu that will satisfy your carnivore siblings and cousin who’s a vegan all at once. That’s why Eater has eliminated the headache and pulled together this list of the 12 Denver-area experts who can help curate your meal this holiday season.Read More
Where to Get Thanksgiving Meals To-Go in Denver
Lose the hassle and order from the experts
1. Vital Root
Vegans celebrate Thanksgiving too and those looking to fill their table with a fully vegan-friendly feast should look no further than this wellness-focused Tennyson Street spot. The $31 per person meal includes roasted tofu, cauliflower mashed potatoes, winter vegetables cooked in sage pesto and vinaigrette, and cornbread with maple butter. For dessert, there’s a sweet potato pumpkin pie topped with whipped coconut cream. Meals must be ordered by Monday, November 25, for pick up on Wednesday, November 27 (the day before Thanksgiving). This is also a good option for gluten-free diners.
2. Safta Restaurant
Safta is back to making pies—and it won’t stop with Turkey Day. The offerings, which are available through Christmas, include an Apple Baharat pie (an Israeli twist on a classic apple pie featuring a Middle Eastern spice blend), an heirloom pumpkin pie, a sweet potato pie (each for $25) and a bourbon pecan pie ($30). Safta is also supplementing the spread with mini loaves of pumpkin bread ($9) and salted caramel or vanilla whipped cream by the half pint ($5).
3. Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe
The team at Western Daughters spends a lot of time thinking about where they source their meat. And while this butcher is best known for beef, the turkeys it’s supplying this Thanksgiving will meet the same high standard. Raised on Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Kansas, the turkeys, which are being sold for $75, are pasture-raised, rich with flavor, and free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs.
4. FNG, TAG Burger Bar, COMMISSARY, and HashTAG
This Thanksgiving, Troy Guard’s restaurants are putting their spatulas together so to speak to drum up customizable take-home meals and a selection of popular pies. Meals, complete with an appetizer, main course, sides, and dinner rolls are available to order for $55 and $75 per person. Not to be overlooked are the four tempting flavors of pie: classic pumpkin, apple crumble, salted caramel pecan, and sweet potato bourbon, which can also be made gluten-free. The meals can be picked up from FNG, TAG Burger Bar, Hashtag, and the new Commissary event space in RiNo that formerly housed Mister Tuna.,
5. The Bindery
This LoHi restaurant and bakery is again offering up holiday pies for pick up in the days before Thanksgiving. Though the Bindery makes pecan and maple pumpkin pies, the third option leans decidedly less standard: an apple-pear-salted caramel variety.
6. Hearth & Dram
Hearth & Dram is serving up crowd favorites that can feed a gathering of 6 to 8 guests for just $150. The available-for-pre-order meal includes a 15-pound brined and smoked turkey, chef Adam Vero’s cranberry preserve, stuffing with house-made sausage, crispy smashed potatoes, pea salad, and mac and cheese.
7. Denver Milk Market
This LoDo food hall is offering full Thanksgiving meals—think turkey and all the fixings—for pickup in the days before Thanksgiving. There is an option for 4 to 6 diners ($200) and another for 8 to 10 ($275). All meals come with instructions on how to cook the turkey in one’s own kitchen. Each meal also comes with several sides, including cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes as well as a choice of pie. With options like maple bourbon pumpkin, salted caramel pecan, or apple pie, the choice will likely be a hard one.
8. Steuben's Uptown
Those looking to sweeten up their Thanksgiving table should look to this retro-style diner. Steuben’s is offering house made ice cream pies for pre-order at both the Uptown and Arvada locations. The choices: a Thanksgiving pumpkin ice cream pie with toasted meringue and a graham cracker crust and a peanut butter ice cream pie with chocolate ganache and an Oreo crust. Both pies are $28 each and available to order until November 24.
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9. Marczyk Fine Foods
For Thanksgiving, this specialty foods store, which has locations on East 17th Avenue and East Colfax, is offering free-range turkeys from Sonoma, California, that range from 10 to 30 pounds. They come raw with cooking instructions or fully cooked, smoked and roasted with instructions on how to briefly heat them up before serving. Both options can be ordered ahead online.
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10. Del Frisco's Grille
In addition to the special holiday menu Del Frisco’s is serving up on Thanksgiving Day, all dishes are available for pick up. The offerings skew toward modern takes on Thanksgiving favorites with options like herb and citrus butter roasted turkey or honey dijon pork tenderloin for entrees, plus sides like butternut squash bisque with maple mascarpone and sweet potato casserole with pecan oat crumble. Dessert options include pecan pie and a caramel pot de crème with Maldon salted caramel, butterscotch, and whipped cream.
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11. AJ's Pit Bar-B-Q
Those looking for a smoked turkey should look no further than this barbecue spot in the Overland. Available for pick-up are whole smoked turkeys (22-24 pounds, $120), boneless smoked turkey breasts (7 pounds, $85), and smoked honey ham (9 pounds, $85). Sides, including Texas toast stuffing, bacon mashed potatoes, and brisket gravy, can also be ordered. There’s even bourbon pumpkin pie for dessert.
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12. Le French Denver
The French know food, as the Rougui sisters behind this bakery-bistro in the Tech Center have proven. This year, they are allowing Denverites to take home some of Le French’s favorites for celebrations of that most American of holidays. Popular options include duck fat potatoes, haricots verts with crispy bacon, pork belly harissa spiced beans, brussel sprouts and potato purée. Each dish can be ordered in 12-, 14- or 48-ounce portions for pick up the day before Thanksgiving.