Thanksgiving is an utter delight. Unless you're hosting and don't feel like cooking. But never fear! To-go options are here! There are restaurants around town happy to do the kitchen creating for you, at all kinds of different prices. We'll be adding to this list over the course of the month, so if nothing strikes your fancy right now, check back in a few days.
Full of Delicious Carbs: Huckleberry
One cool thing about Huckleberry's Thanksgiving carry-out menu this year is that turkey can be ordered in a variety of preparations: traditional, thighs braised in white wine, mushrooms and thyme, or meatballs. Or go for the brisket! There's the full complement of sides, too (try the savory cornbread pudding), but the real stars are the desserts and breads. Cornbread, biscuits, rolls and boules can be had, along with quick breads like cranberry walnut. And the desserts! Maple walnut pie, mini pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes, orange-cranberry pie, chocolate pie ... and take and bake items (you keep the Pyrex) like apple pie and coffee cake.
Order by Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. Pick up on Nov. 24 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Gluten-Free: The Springs
On the other hand, if gluten is not your jam, check out this downtown option. The menu is vegan, and is gluten-free, too, except for the mac and "cheese" and the pumpkin pie: though that can be made gluten-free by request. The options include green beans and mushroom sauce, cornbread stuffing, kale salad, nut and lentil pate, and cranberry sauce.
Order by Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. and pick up between Nov. 22 and Nov. 24 till 12 p.m.
Southern-Style: Hyperion Public
Both locations of Hyperion Public are offering à la carte to-go menus for Thanksgiving this year. The menu is Southern-influenced, starting with the brined and deep-fried turkey, which the restaurant is selling in half-bird increments. The sides all serve four or five people, and options include collard greens with chicken stock, black-eyed peas with chicken stock, macaroni and cheese, Brussels sprouts gratin, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, roasted vegetables and herb stuffing.
Pricing à la carte. Pick up Nov. 23.
This option is for those who want to go absolutely all out and celebrate the holiday with wines and sweetmeats. Order a complete Thanksgiving feast for eight, or build a personalized dinner from an à la carte menu. The choices include Larder’s appetizers — dates with bacon and Parmesan; spiced nuts; goat cheese and leek tartlets; spiced shrimp with horseradish cocktail sauce; market crudités with buttermilk dressing; assorted cured meats and salumi; artisanal cheese platters with dried fruits; Marcona almonds; marinated olives; and assorted crostini. Those are just the starters. Caroline Styne has chosen a list of six of her favorite wines to go with this dinner. There's a discount if you buy at least six of those bottles. (Hiccup.) Oh, and there's the option to purchase cocktail mixes. Listen, order from Larder if you want to party.
Pricing à la carte, or full dinner for a minimum of eight people. Pick up Nov. 23 or 24.
A good choice for those eschewing animal products, Erven will have Parker House rolls with pickles and mustard; beets with parsnips, herbed granola and greens; kale cavatelli with squash, mushrooms, Asian pears and sage; onion bread pudding with mixed mushrooms; and a bunch of other veggie delights. Cap it off with pumpkin custard with gingersnap cookies, salted caramel and pecan brittle.
$45 per person, minimum two orders.