Just like everything else in 2020, the pandemic might change the way Thanksgiving looks for many families this year on Nov. 26.
Luckily, many restaurants are stepping up with plentiful, family-style to-go options for families doing away with cooking. Honestly, this year has already been stressful enough, so we understand if you decide to keep the stove turned off for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving also presents another fitting opportunity to support local restaurants still struggling to keep their doors open.
We rounded up a list of restaurants offering Thanksgiving takeout orders of turkey, side dishes, dessert and other items.
Contact us here to let us know about any other Thanksgiving takeout offerings.
Blue Oak BBQ
For those looking to enjoy a stress-free holiday at home with their families and loved ones, Blue Oak BBQ has you covered with their Thanksgiving Catering to-go menu. Highlights from the menu include whole smoked turkey, smoked brisket, shrimp and andouille dressing, sweet potato casserole and chocolate pecan pie. Orders must be placed online in advance by 9 p.m. on Nov. 20. Pickups will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, all items are cold-packed with reheat instructions.
Bywater American Bistro
Those looking to celebrate Thanksgiving at home can let a James Beard-winning chef prepare their meal. Chef Nina Compton will dish out special Thanksgiving Meal Kits To-Go via Bywater American Bistro. Priced at $45 per person, the family-style menu serves four and includes traditional favorites like roasted turkey breast and leg, prune and sage stuffing, truffle mac and cheese; sweet potato mash, Brussels, spiced cranberry sauce, and pecan pie. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20 for pickup on Nov. 25 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Country Club
Enjoy a savory Thanksgiving Day feast without the fuss. Popular Bywater restaurant The Country Club New Orleans will serve a limited number of meals, a la carte items and libations for pick-up. Diners can order Thanksgiving dinner to serve four, eight or 12 people with meals including turkey, gravy, country dressing, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts or green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and pumpkin cheesecake. The Country Club will also offer a la carte items like oyster dressing, corn and crab bisque and pecan pie, among other items. You must preorder by Nov. 19 for pick-up on Nov. 25.
Save yourself some stress with a pre-order feast. In addition to prix fixe dine-in service, Josephine Estelle will offer takeout family-style meals for Thanksgiving. The meals, priced at $120 per two people, feature a roasted turkey breast with cornbread chicken andouille chestnut dressing, brussels sprouts and cipollini gravy. Your order will also include a cook-at-home Campanelle kit, fall chopped salad and a chocolate tart. Orders are available in multiples of two, three or four. Place online orders by Nov. 19. Josephine Estelle will offer a pick-up time for guests between Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving morning.
Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon
The Metairie restaurant wants to do the hard work for you this year. Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon will offer single entrees of fried turkey breast slices, crawfish cornbread and mustard greens. You can also opt for family meals that feed up to 10 people or extended family meals that feed up to 20 people. Side items of macaroni and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, seafood gumbo and bread pudding are also available. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20.
Chef Frank Brigtsen’s will add Thanksgiving dinner to his to-go operation. Brigtsen’s will serve soups, sides and pies to add some flavor to your table. Some items include butternut shrimp bisque, vegan gluten-free okra gumbo, sweet potato pecan pie, sweet potato dirty rice and file’ gumbo with chicken and andouille sausage. The deadline for orders is noon on Nov. 24 for pickup on Nov. 25.
Copeland’s of New Orleans
Trying to stay out of the kitchen this year? Copeland’s is offering Thanksgiving feasts to-go and individual menu items, including their Cajun fried turkey. The range of catering packages can feed from four people (for $90) to 24 people (for $370). The 12 person package ($175) includes one Cajun fried turkey, a quart of turkey gravy, a pint of cranberry compote, a choice of mashed sweet potatoes with pecan amaretto sauce or butter cream potatoes, a choice of smothered ham and bacon green beans or Cajun corn maque choux, a choice of Louisiana oyster dressing or cornbread dressing, and buttermilk biscuits and a small tray of chocolate chip cookies. All of the items in the catering packages may be ordered individually, as well as green bean casserole, Cajun corn, steamed white rice and signature cheesecake with a variety of toppings. Catering packages and individual items can be ordered online or in-person at any Copeland’s location, available for pickup from Nov. 12 to Nov. 30.
Ralph’s on the Park
Ralph’s on the Park invites diners to pick-up a curbside Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant will serve a special family-style meal for two including two starters, two entrees, four sides and duo individually-sized pies. Entrees are traditional roasted turkey and roasted beef tenderloin with Maitre d’Hotel Butter. Thanksgiving Day orders are conveniently packaged cold and ready to re-heat. The deadline for orders is 5 p.m. on Nov. 22 for pickup on Nov. 25.
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant says, “Leave the cooking to us!” The iconic restaurant will dish out family meals that serve six people. The menu includes gumbo, whole roasted turkey with gravy, baked ham, cranberry sauce, cornbread dressing, creole string beans, sweet potatoes, baked macaroni, cornbread and a choice of one dessert. Order by Nov. 20 to pickup by 5 p.m. on Nov. 25.
Here’s an option for those who have a taste for something different this year: Ōra King salmon. GW Fins has built a menu around the dry-aged, unique breed of salmon, along with options for sides like oyster artichoke dressing, seafood gumbo, mashed sweet potatoes and apple pie. Diners can purchase an entire meal package for the family or order their favorite dishes a la carte to heat at home. Orders must be placed by phone at 504-581-3467 by Nov. 16 for pickup on Nov. 25.
From New Orleans rum bundt cake to pumpkin and roasted white chocolate pie, Willia Jean has some great dessert options for your Thanksgiving table. If you need a little support for your main dish, you can also scoop up sides like cornbread and andouille stuffing or creamed greens. Order online by Nov. 20 for in-store pick-up on Nov. 24 or Nov. 25.
The Northshore home of the Jazz Fest seafood trio has a holiday menu for pick-up. Patton’s Caterers will serve both meal options and a la carte options for Thanksgiving dinner. Choose from meats, soups, sides and desserts. Yes, the vendor’s popular crawfish sacks and oyster patties are also on the menu. The order deadline is 5 p.m. on Nov. 23.
Executive chef Phillip Lopez is keeping his to-go meals going at Galatoire’s for Thanksgiving. Menu items are served a la carte so you can customize your own meal to suit your family’s needs. Ready-to-serve appetizers, soups and entrees serve three to four people. Starters include items like shrimp remoulade and deviled egg with crispy chicken skins. Soup options includes seafood gumbo, duck and andouille gumbo and turtle soup. Serve entrees like seafood stuffed crabs, herbed crusted prime rib or roasted pork loin with sides like crabmeat au gratin and seafood eggplant casserole. Preorder online, and curbside pickup is encouraged.
Commander’s Palace will offer grab-and-go items from its take-out spot Le Petit Bleu. Choose from items like turtle soup, seafood gumbo, dirty duck confit, and Creole cream cheese cheesecake, among others.
From glazed ham to stuffed turkey breast, The Commissary, the market and eatery from the Dickie Brennan & Co. restaurant group, has everything you need to build your own Thanksgiving dinner. Offerings include meats, sides, desserts, baked goods, sauces and gravy. Preorder by Nov. 22 for pickup from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26.
Chefs Donald Link Stephen Stryjewski has you covered with boudin stuffed turkey for your center table. Cochon Butcher’s turkeys are free-range, air-chilled, and prepared in a 24-hour brine by in-house butchers. Offered this year are brined with or without boudin stuffing ready to cook at home, and new this year fully cooked and smoked in-house. Meats, in addition to turkey, include marinated prime rib, jambalaya stuffed whole chicken, and whole hogs. All meats, aside from the smoked turkey, are served raw and ready to cook at home. You can also grab sides, soups, gravy and bread are available in both small and large sizes. Okay, maybe grab some boozy Butcher eggnog to-go, too. Order online by Nov. 21 for pick-up on Nov. 24 Nov. 25.
Four different vendors at Pythian Market will offer Thanksgiving meals to-go: Meribo, La Cocinita, 14 Parishes and TJ Gourmet. Diners can create a Thanksgiving meal package by selecting one entree, three sides, salad and bread. Preorder online by 8 p.m. on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. for pickup on Nov. 25.
Grab some holiday essentials and sweets for your Thanksgiving table from La Boulangerie. The Magazine Street bakery has dessert covered with several varieties of pies, including Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie and Pecan Pie. Plus, other desserts are on the menu like chocolate croissant bread pudding and salted caramel doberge cake. Other items are available like butternut squash soup, bread and biscuits. Order online by Nov. 21 for pickup on Nov. 24 or Nov. 25.
Bourbon House’s Thanksgiving menu is available to-go this year. Choose from a la carte offerings like sweet potato casserole, cornbread oyster dressing or green bean casserole. You can also grab a turkey or ham dinner including sides for $28 each. Desserts on the menu include spiced pumpkin cake with cream cheese buttercream and pecans and a tarte à la bouille.
Palm & Pine
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Palm&Pine is serving a four-course, Prix-fixe dinner for $55, available for dine-in or takeout. Guests can choose one item from each course including first, second, entrée and dessert, or select dishes from each section of the menu for a la carte pricing. Some menu selections include butter beans, fried Brussels, turkey neck gumbo, blackened redfish, slow-roasted pork loin, turkey leg confit and sweet potato pie.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Popeyes brings back its Thanksgiving staple: those Cajun-style turkeys! Fans can pre-order turkeys from the fast-food chain by calling or visiting restaurants. Popeyes’ pre-cooked turkeys, made with Louisiana-style seasons, come with detailed instructions for proper reheating. Prices start at $39.99.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
This Thanksgiving, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers new holiday catering options. For mid-size gatherings of eight to 12, Dickey’s is also offering a new ready-to-eat Holiday Big Yellow Box which comes with sliced turkey breast, cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and a dozen buttery rolls. Dickey’s fans can also order individualized holiday box lunches containing slow-smoked carved turkey sandwiches, sides of cornbread dressing, bags of chips and cookies along with a to-go sauce of the guests’ choice.
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