When it comes to cooking a Thanksgiving feast, travelers often don't have the time, money, or space to do it. Fortunately, there are several businesses in Phoenix where you can order Thanksgiving meals to go, so you can let a restaurant, market, or catering company do the work for you. If you're planning on visiting the Arizona capital this November, though, plan ahead: 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.
Although slightly more expensive than some venues, 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 feed between six and eight people, depending on quantity and type of meat. Holiday meals come fully cooked and are ready to be reheated and served. Depending on your choices, the reheating time will run a half-hour to two hours.
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.
AJ's does not have a deadline for ordering in 2019, but suggests contacting individual stores before ordering.
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 sells pre-made holiday meals in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. These meals are sold cold and will require between two and three hours to fully heat for dining.
You can get a traditional turkey (8 to 10 pounds) or just a turkey breast, homestyle stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, Reser's cranberry-orange relish, one dozen dinner rolls, and an 8-inch homemade pumpkin or apple pie. Alternatively, you can pay a few dollars more to get a 6 to 8-pound bone-in spiral cut ham dinner with sides, rolls, and your choice of pie. For the smaller feasts, a rotisserie chicken can be ordered with traditional Thanksgiving sides.
For 2019, Food City suggests at least 72 hours advance notice to put the meal together for you.
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 Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, and Tolleson.
Best known for their cooked hams, you can also order a 2.5-pound oven-roasted or smoked boneless turkey breast that is ready to serve 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.
Order online or call at 1-866-492-HAMS. HoneyBaked does not give an "order by" date but for holiday orders, the earlier, the better.
You can enjoy a traditional feast at Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Manana on Thanksgiving Day, or you can order a meal to go by November 24, 2019, and pick it up from the restaurant on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The holiday feast starts off with three appetizers and continues with turkey breast and thigh with whipped potatoes, sage gravy, maple glazed sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more. The meal comes pre-prepared, ready to heat and serve, and reheating instructions are provided. Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan options are available as well.
The meal for 2019 is $42 per person plus tax and must be ordered by phone.
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. All locations are open until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day 2019.
Chompie's catered feasts serve more people than other restaurant's holiday meals: 12 to 15 people can dine on 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. The turkey and fixings are cooked fresh-from-scratch, from family recipes, the same day as your scheduled pick-up. They include reheating instructions so they can be ready to be served in about 30 minutes. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours ahead of pickup, and can be waiting either cold or ready-to-serve.
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.
Order your Thanksgiving feast from La Grande by phone 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. Orders are provided cold and must be re-heated. The pick-up dates for 2019 are Wednesday, November 27, and Thursday, November 28.
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 on Camelback offers up a traditional Thanksgiving feast with all the sides.
The menu includes roast turkey with sage or cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, au-gratin potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, croissants, and pecan, pumpkin, or apple pie. You can also order each item you want a la carte.
Your dinner will be packaged with reheating instructions and will be scheduled for pick up Wednesday, November 27, 2019, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
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, but you can also pick up a bag of nonperishable foods to donate to charity. These "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. Last year, Sprouts shoppers donated more than 480,000 bags filled with groceries and personal care items.
For your own holiday meal, you can purchase a roasted boneless turkey breast dinner for two, a natural whole turkey meal that serves six to eight, or a USDA choice beef rib roast meal.
Sprouts also offers a fully-vegan holiday prepared meal, which includes a 40-ounce Gardein Roast, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and a take-and-bake sourdough bread loaf.
These ready-to-serve meals must be ordered in advance online or at the Deli or Meat counters by Friday, November 22, 2019, and can be picked up between the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day up until noon.