If it's just not Thanksgiving dinner for you if you eat out at a restaurant, no matter how fine, but you are just not up for doing all the cooking this year, you can order the whole feast to go, just the bird, or as many sides as you want, usually by the pound. These restaurants and businesses in the Phoenix area have got your back for Thanksgiving Day 2017. You can leave the cooking (and most of the cleanup) to them. Don't forget to order enough for some leftovers. Then get the table decorated and adult beverages lined up, sit back, and (mostly) relax.
Most require orders in advance, and some require pickup the day before Thanksgiving on Nov. 22.
Check out Miracle Mile Deli’s offerings for everything but the bird. You make the turkey, and Miracle Mile will do the rest. That takes a lot of the pressure off.
At Tonto Bar & Grill, you can order the entire feast: turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry/orange/ginger relish, sweet potatoes gratin, and two kinds of pie. You get all this for $38 per person. Orders must be made by Nov. 19 at Tonto's.
Chompie's has locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Glendale, so no matter where you are in the Phoenix area, it's convenient. Chompie's catered feast will serve 12 to 15 people and is $219.99. You'll get a whole turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, candied yams, green beans, rolls, and two pies: one pumpkin and one apple. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours ahead of pickup on Thanksgiving Day.
Order your Thanksgiving feast from La Grande and you'll have the choice of a half or whole turkey or prime rib and traditional sides that include green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and rolls. For dessert, choose from a long list of cakes, pies, cookies, and gelato.
At Luci's, you can order a full meal for all your guests or just the turkey or sides. The full meal is $159.99 and serves six to eight people. It includes turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pumpkin pie. You can add cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables, sold a la carte and by the pound. Orders must be made by Nov. 19, and there no cancellations are allowed after that date.
Vincent's on Camelback offers up a traditional Thanksgiving feast with all the sides for $48 per person. The menu includes roast turkey with sage or cornbread dressing; sweet potatoes; green bean casserole; gratin potatoes; gravy; cranberry relish; rolls; and pecan, pumpkin, or apple pie. You can also order each item you want a la carte. Note: You must make your order by 5 p.m. on Nov. 17; pickups are between 2 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 22.
The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's
The Market Restaurant offers what it dubs curbside catering on Thanksgiving Day. The meal is $219.99 and will serve six. Add $36 each for additional serving. You can get extra pies for $24 each. The meal includes turkey, artisan bread stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, honey-glazed carrots, greens, breadboard, and pumpkin or pecan pie.