Where to Buy Prepared Thanksgiving Meals in Phoenix

A full plate at Thanksgiving dinner symbolizes American abundance, belonging, and identity.
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When it comes to cooking a Thanksgiving feast, some people just don't have the time, money, or space to do it—especially if they're traveling to see family or friends for the holidays. Fortunately, there are several businesses in Phoenix where you can order Thanksgiving meals to-go.

If you'll be in Phoenix this Thanksgiving and want to serve a traditional holiday meal to your loved ones but can't cook one on your own, there are plenty of restaurants, markets, and catering companies who will do the work for you. However, you usually need to place your order at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability.

Whether you're too busy enjoying all of the fun Thanksgiving events in Phoenix or you just don't feel like dealing with the mess, pick up one of these prepared feasts and relax with your friends and family instead.

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    AJ's fine foods
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    Although slightly more expensive than other venues on the list, AJ's Fine Foods offers several options for your holiday feast, including roasted turkey, boneless turkey breast, ham, leg of lamb, beef wellington, pork crown roast, and prime rib dinners.

    AJ's Fine Foods has locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, and Mesa, and prices for the Thanksgiving turkey feasts range from $160 to $220 and feed between six to 10 people, depending on quantity and type of meat. Holiday meals come fully cooked and are ready to be reheated and served.

    Each chef-prepared dinner comes with traditional trimmings and dessert: herbed dressing, mashed potatoes, candied yams with marshmallows, green beans almandine, gravy, cranberry relish, dinner rolls, holiday butter, and apple or pumpkin pie.

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    Albertson's
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    This national grocery chain is also serving up readymade holiday meals this Thanksgiving at each of its locations in Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe. Prices range between $50 to $80 for meals that serve between four to 10 people.

    For your Thanksgiving feast, you can order a 10 to 12-pound turkey, mashed potatoes, homestyle stuffing, cranberry orange relish, gravy, and a dozen rolls for just $60. Alternatively, you can pay a little extra for a spiral cut ham or prime rib dinner instead.

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    Bashas' Markets
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    With several locations in and around Phoenix, Bashas' Markets are a great place get your holiday meal early as pickups for these prepared meals start a full week before Thanksgiving in 2018. Sold cold, you'll need to allow two to three hours for your Bashas' holiday feast to bake once you're ready to serve it.

    Bashas' Markets offers several holiday meals ranging in price from $20 to $110, including smaller or larger feasts featuring turkey, ham, or both. For around $55, you can get a six-to-eight-person feast that includes an 11-pound Butterball turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, a pie (choice of apple or pumpkin), cranberry orange relish, and a dozen rolls. Alternatively, you can get a Thanksgiving feast that includes both turkey and ham that serves between 12 and 16 people for $110 or a turkey dinner for two with turkey breast, sides, and rolls for just $20.

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    Ham Dinner at Food City
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    Food City is a lower-cost grocery store with locations in Apache Junction, Avondale, Casa Grande, Chandler, El Mirage, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, and Tempe that will be selling premade holiday meals in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving this year. These meals are sold cold and will require between two to three hours to fully heat when you're ready to serve them.

    For $43, you can get a traditional turkey (eight to 10 pounds), homestyle stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, Reser's cranberry orange relish, one dozen dinner rolls, and an eight-inch homemade pumpkin or apple pie. Alternatively, you can pay a few dollars more to get a six to eight-pound bone-in spiral cut ham dinner with sides, rolls, and your choice of pie.

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    Fry's food and drug
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    Although all the premade holiday meals at Fry's and Fry's Marketplace are sold cold, each feast comes with heating instructions for you to take home with you as well. Also, you won't need to make a reservation in advance for your holiday meal as each Fry's location in the greater Phoenix area will have them readily available daily in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.

    Fry's holiday feasts include entrees of turkey, ham, or prime rib available as either express, deluxe, supreme, or gluten-free meals, which range in price between $30 to $60.

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    HoneyBaked Ham
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    While it might sound odd, HoneyBaked Ham will be serving up traditional Thanksgiving favorites, including oven-roasted turkey, à la carte this year at each of its locations in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, and Tolleson.

    Best known for their cooked hams, you can also order a fully-cooked whole turkey or glazed turkey breast to complete your holiday meal. Each item is priced separately, but you can choose from a variety of sides including garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, sweet potatoes, and a large selection of desserts.
     

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    Safeway
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    You can buy several different heat-and-serve holiday dinners at any of the Greater Phoenix Safeway markets, but you'll need to make your purchase with a Safeway Card if you want to get your meal for a discounted price.

    With the Safeway Card, you can get a whole turkey, potatoes, vegetables, rolls, and dessert for just $50, or you can substitute spiral ham for an addition $10 or prime rib for an additional $30. You'll need to allow two to three hours for reheating no matter which meal you choose.

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    Thanksgiving-to-Go at Sprouts
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    This year at Sprouts markets in Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe, not only can you get yourself a holiday meal to-go, you can also pick up a bag of nonperishable foods to donate to charity. These $10 "grab 'n' give" bags are full of canned goods, fruits and vegetables, and natural body care items that are ready to be dropped at the nearest food pantry or homeless shelter.

    For your own holiday meal, you can purchase a roasted boneless turkey breast dinner for two for just $30, a natural whole turkey meal that serves six to eight for just $50, or a USDA choice beef rib roast meal for $80. These ready-to-serve meals must be ordered in advance, before Tuesday, November 20, 2018, and can be picked up between Wednesday, November 14 and Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m.

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    Whole Foods Market
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    If you're looking for a wholesome holiday meal that you can trust was sustainably sourced but don't mind spending a little extra for your Thanksgiving feast, Whole Foods Markets in Chandler, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and Tempe will be offering a full range of organic and natural meals. All ingredients are locally sourced, including the meats, which were raised with no animal by-products, added growth hormones, or antibiotics in their food.

    The turkey dinner for four includes roasted turkey breast, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy for $70. Other sides and desserts may be purchased separately, and you can also substitute turkey for vegan meals, prime rib, or lamb for an additional fee.

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    If you're looking for a meal that's ready to serve as soon as you get home, you can head over to Miracle Mile Delicatessen at its new location on North 16th Street in Phoenix.

    This catering business and restaurant will prepare a full Thanksgiving feast for your family, friends, or company holiday party complete with turkey, ham, traditional sides, and favorite desserts. However, you'll need to book your reservation well in advance as this popular business is usually busy around the holidays.

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    You can enjoy a traditional native feast at Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Manana from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, but you can also or place an order for a meal to-go by at least November 20, 2018, and pick it up from the restaurant any time before the end of the holiday.

    The holiday feast starts off with three appetizers: watercress salad with apple cider and thyme vinaigrette, tri-colored orzo pasta salad, and cauliflower bisque. Next, you can choose between all-natural tom turkey breast and thigh with whipped potatoes, sage gravy, maple glazed sweet potatoes, stuffing, and French beans; mesquite wood-grilled beef tenderloin, fingerling potatoes, sauteed broccolini, cognac demi glaze, and caramelized shallots; or wood-grilled salmon, root vegetable hash, Brussels sprouts, and orange glazed butternut squash. Finally, you'll finish the meal with pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan tart with cinnamon ganache, or cinnamon crème brûlée with orange ginger cranberry sauce for dessert.

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    Chompie's has locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Glendale, so no matter where you are in the Phoenix area, it's convenient to pick up your holiday feast from this local favorite. Although it may be a little more expensive than other options on the list at $220, Chompie's catered feasts serve more people than other restaurant's holiday meals—up to 16 people can eat a Chompie's spread.

    Your holiday meal will include a whole turkey, gravy, herb-spiced stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, candied yams, green beans, 24 dinner rolls, a pumpkin pie, and an apple pie. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours ahead of pickup; your meal can either be picked up cold or ready-to-serve.

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    Offering simple meals using quality ingredients year-round, La Grande Orange Grocery is an organic coffee shop, breakfast bar, cafe, pizzeria, and retail food store that also acts as a catering company for the holidays. This eclectic shop, under the guidance of General Manager Blair Anderson, is a great place to go if you want a guilt-free holiday feast this year.

    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 gelatos.

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    At Luci's, you can order a full meal for all your guests (six to eight people) for just $160 or purchase the turkey and sides a la carte—which is perfect for those times when someone forgot to make a green bean casserole or another dish you can't live without on this festive holiday.

    The full Thanksgiving feast 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 November 20, and no cancellations are allowed after that date.

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    Known as one of Phoenix's best bistros, Vincent on Camelback has been serving the city for over 30 years, garnering multiple awards and accolades throughout its history. Each year, 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. However, you must make your order by 5 p.m. on November 18, and pickups are between 2 and 7 p.m. on November 21.