Nothing about 2020 has gone as expected, and that includes holiday planning. This year a wide range of restaurants are offering takeout options that include traditional bird and sides to pure comfort free from any turkey to a meal catered to solo dining.
Choose the ideal meal by the mood.
Everything good about Thanksgiving leftovers in pizza form Wrecktangle Pizza/Facebook
If for Thanksgiving you’d just rather… not, why not order a pizza? Wrecktangle’s Detroit-style Thanksgiving pie is, let’s face it, positively unhinged and comes assembled and ready to pop into your home oven for those maximum crispy corner edges. Topped with cheese, cranberry, and poblano chili roasted turkey for a little sweet and a little heat, turkey gravy, bouquet garni AKA a bunch of herbs, and in true Minnesota fashion: tater tots. Each pizza will come with a pumpkin spiced krispy bar to drive this evil genius concoction for the low price of $20 further into the ground. Pair with a delicata squash salad with whipped goat cheese, pomegranate, and basil balsamic vinaigrette for a high-brow low-brow moment.
Get it: Pre-order to pick up: Wednesday, 11/25 from 12 p.m until 8 p.m
Get that pie Rebecca Slater
Hot Hands Pie & Biscuit in St. Paul offers six flavors of pie for pre-order. If you are less keen on the savory Thanksgiving dishes and instead would rather enjoy a slice or two (or three) of something sweet and seasonal Hot Hands has you covered. Pumpkin with a maple gastrique, toasted vanilla accented with mascarpone cream and a classic Nilla wafer crust, Dutch Apple topped with a browned butter streusel, chocolate mousse and pecan chess both with salted caramel, or a nontraditional banana cream with a graham cracker crust, owner Tara Coleman and team certainly won’t disappoint.
Get it: Pre-order to pick up: Tuesday, 11/24 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, 11/25 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Thursday 11/26 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Set the table with a tower of chicken Katie Cannon
Revival will provide all your Thanksgiving fried chicken needs, whether classic or the Nashville hot variety. The Thanksgiving offerings will feed ten, or fewer if ordering with the intention of having a plethora of leftovers appeals. The “Thanksgiving Feast” offering includes two whole birds, a serving of macaroni and cheese, candied yams topped with marshmallow fluff, mashed potatoes, and brown gravy, cornbread stuffing with sausage and sage, and two pies: banana cream and butterscotch. The individual dishes are available a la carte as well if you want to simply order a massive portion of mac and cheese for $35 and a six-pack of Hamm’s for $10? Well, that’s your prerogative.
Get it: Pre-order on ChowNow to pick up Tuesday 11/24 between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. or Wednesday, 11/25 between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
The best turkey legs this side of Ren Fest Birchwood Cafe [Official]
Birchwood Kitchen has Ferndale Market’s dark meat offerings roasted and golden brown. For $80 patrons will receive enough of the rosemary lime bird to serve 8-10… or to keep some in the refrigerator with the intention of making killer turkey sandwiches for the rest of the week. An $8 pint or quart of $14 gravy can be purchased to smother over the dark meat, or homemade mashed potatoes or stuffing if you still plan to do a little bit of cooking this year.
Get It: Pre-order to pick up Tuesday, 11/24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Wednesday, 11/25 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Delivery is also available for a $15 flat fee.
All the favorites with zero effort on your part, from James Beard Award winning chef Gavin Kaysen GK at Home [Official]
Gavin Kaysen’s takeout option GK at Home has an all-inclusive Thanksgiving dinner for three to four people, or a small gathering of six to eight. Enjoy a meal of Green Circle organic free-range turkey breast, confit turkey leg, crispy wings, stuffing, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with apple and bacon, gravy, cranberry sauce, and six parker house rolls. Additional options like green bean casserole, a charcuterie platter, pies, and bottles of wine are also up for grabs. If you want all the goods and with minimal turn-the-oven-on effort, this is probably the way to go.
Get It: Pre-order on Tock before November 17th to pick up on Wednesday 11/25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No changes or modifications can be accommodated.
For the anti-turkey, meat feast Lowry Hill Meats [Official]
As a surprise to no one, the butchers at Lowry Hill are serving up a variety of different cuts and preparations of premium meats alongside three turkey size options and a smoked or fresh turkey breast option. If the phrase Turkey Day makes you sigh and roll your eyes, put down a deposit for bone-in pork roast, standing rib roast, smoked ham, pheasant, or duck. Luxury items like foie gras mousse and gravy and side dishes like creamed kale, candied yams, Yukon potato puree, and cranberry relish would be worth the trip alone.
Get it: Pre-order before November 20th to pick up Monday 11/23, Tuesday 11/24, or Wednesday 11/25.
Perfect for solo dining, Saint Dinette’s pulling out all the old school comfort stops Lindsay Abrams
Saint Dinette’s comforting Thanksgiving dinner is massively customizable at $40 per person, perfect for solo diners that don’t want to be left with an intense amount of food. Roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, “hamburger helper” stuffing, green bean casserole, parker house rolls, jellied cranberries, and pumpkin gooey butter cake will transport diners back in time. Intrigued by what a pumpkin gooey butter cake is or does the phrase hamburger helper remind you of younger days? Saint Dinette has just the thing.
Get it: Pre-order on Tock for pick up on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
J. Selby’s will be doing a free meal this year, 100% takeout
Cathedral Hill’s J. Selby’s will once again be doing an entirely free, vegetarian/vegan feast this year. Roasted root vegetables, crunchy stuffing, and more will all be available for take out at zero cost. It’s a meal to warm the cockles of even the coldest heart.
Get it: From noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday November 26
Look up and learn about the Native land you live on with this interactive map.
Eat whatever makes you happy for dinner and donate to the Minneapolis American Indian Center to support our local Native community.
Donate to Open Arms’ Turkey Drive, $60 provides a Thanksgiving meal for a client, but whatever you can spare helps.
Watch the Taste the Nation episode on Hulu featuring Gathering Cafe’s chef de cuisine Brian Yazzie.
Buy a copy of The Sioux Chef from Birchbark Books!