Where To Grab Thanksgiving Dinner If You Don’t Feel Like Cooking
You and your oven have been through enough. These are the best restaurants in Seattle serving Thanksgiving takeout specials to make dinner way easier.
You might not be super excited about trimming 10 pounds of brussels sprouts while the third replay of The National Dog Show blasts in the background this year. We understand. These great Seattle restaurants are offering takeout specials to make Thanksgiving dinner happen faster than you can say American Staffordshire Terrier.
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This fine dining staple in Queen Anne is offering Thanksgiving boxes for $275 that feed four people, including a half turkey, chestnut brown butter stuffing, black pepper and roasted shallot-infused gravy, cornbread, waldorf salad, potato gratin, creamed kale, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon whipped cream. It’s a pretty stacked menu—the only things you need to add are silverware, napkins, and awkward family conversation that knows no bounds.
If you don’t own a Traeger, but still want to eat large quantities of smoked meats for Thanksgiving, call on Lady Jaye. This excellent West Seattle smokehouse is serving meat-and-three meals centered on half turkeys, turkey drum confit, pork loin, and brisket pot roast. Pick an entree and three sides, get two buttermilk biscuits, and you’re all set. Let’s say that you do want to cook though, but the idea of thawing a frozen bird isn’t thrilling. Lady Jaye also has preorders available for raw turkeys, ham, rib roast, and goose.
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Le Coin’s Thanksgiving kits serve four to six people, and you can get one for a cool $325. The lineup of dishes consists of the bird of honor, herby whipped yukon gold potatoes, bacon-chestnut stuffing, squash soup, chicory salad, grilled carrots, thyme gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, and an apple cafloutis. You’ll get a complimentary bottle of wine with it all, too, and you also have the option to add supplements like charcuterie or oysters.
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Full meal packages are nice, but if you’re just looking for one piece of the Thanksgiving dinner puzzle, you might appreciate Deru Market’s a la carte menu. Do you usually nail side dish production but can’t roast poultry to save your life? Just buy a brined and roasted breast. If you’d rather sit through an episode of The Big Bang Theory than peel a root vegetable, grab a side of mashed potatoes and call it a day. From gravy and stuffing to cookies and tarts, there’s plenty to choose from no matter what your missing link is. Just be sure to order by November 18th.
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The Sea Creatures team is serving a palooza of side dishes available for pickup at Willmott’s Ghost. While there’s no turkey included, they are throwing in a dry brine and instructions so that you don’t need to feel totally helpless. Among the supporting cast of characters are plates like coal-roasted beets with cabbage and horseradish cream, mashed potatoes, Bateau beef gravy, and pumpkin pie.
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Tandoori chicken is more exciting than plain turkey. If you agree, you should know that Spice Waala is selling $25 whole tandoori chickens for Thanksgiving, marinated for nearly two days in yogurt and spices, and ready to be slid into the oven to bake. Call 206-466-5195 to place your order.
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Frankie & Jo's
For a plant-based Thanksgiving, you might have already had Frankie & Jo’s on your radar. This vegan and gluten-free ice cream spot is pairing up with Bake Shop to sell a spiced squash pie, complete with an almond-cashew crust, butternut squash filling, and a pepita crumble to top it off. And much like the frozen dessert at Frankie & Jo’s, this pie includes no dairy or wheat. The best part is, you’ll also receive two pints of vegan ice cream to pair with it: brown sugar vanilla and caramel cardamom. Preorders are available until November 17th, and you can also add a pint at checkout to be donated to Jubilee Women’s Center.
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The London Plane
The London Plane is offering bread and pastries to round out your table, since your oven is probably already pretty full. You can order a pumpkin pie, maple nut tart, parker house rolls, and a loaf of sourdough. That sourdough should come in handy for your Friday leftover sandwiches, a.k.a. the actual best part about Thanksgiving. If you have no decorating skills, they're also selling flower arrangements.