There are about T minus three weeks until turkey day–or Tofurky day, however, you celebrate! As fun as Thanksgiving can be, the menu planning and preparations can quickly become exhausting. Sometimes it’s worth the effort, and sometimes your guests have to fake a smile while they politely chew on the overcooked green beans.
Luckily for us, our favorite spots in Boston are handling all of the sides and desserts, so you can focus on the bird, or whatever your centerpiece will be. If you prefer a full feast, turkey included, we’ve got options for that too! These are the best spots to get all of your Thanksgiving takeout needs to host a fabulous gathering with less effort!
À la carte Thanksgiving sides, spreads, and dessert
The shops below are offering up everything you need sans turkey. This leaves you with full energy to dedicate to making the juiciest, tenderest turkey. Or you can skip the turkey altogether and enjoy a vegetarian Thanksgiving. You’ll definitely be very satiated by the rich items on these shops’ menus.
1. Sofra Bakery, Cambridge
If you’re a fan of Sofra, Oleana, or Sarma, you’re in for a real treat with the Thanksgiving sides and desserts from Sofra. It fuses all the classic flavors and textures we know and love from Chefs Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick like brown butter, halva, and Urfa peppers. Just a taste of what’s on this year’s menu are Brussels with BBQ Date Molasses and Hazelnut Dukkah and for dessert a Sesame Caramel Pumpkin Pie. Pre-orders opened and pickup is available on November 22 and 23 from 9 AM until 5 PM.
1 Belmont Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
2. Flour Bakery, Multiple locations
One of the original Thanksgiving takeout distributors of Boston, Flour Bakery has been doing this for so long, it’s become more of a Thanksgiving tradition for some Bostonians to order takeout from Flour than to cook their own meal. And once you get a taste of their buttery Yukon Gold mashed potatoes or rotating stuffings, you’ll know why people keep coming back for more.
Preorders opened and close on November 20 at 4 PM. Pickups will take place at the Flour Bakery of your choice on November 22 and 23.
Fixed menu options with a turkey included
If you really want to relax Thanksgiving week, or you’ve just given up on your chances of ever cooking the perfect turkey, the spots below have an all-inclusive fixed menu.
3. Clink, Beacon Hill
If you’re looking for a complete Thanksgiving feast, Clink has you covered, but it does come with a price of $550 that feeds six to ten. That being said, you won’t have to so much as lift a finger for your Thanksgiving meal (although you will have to turn on the oven). But even the full turkey which is prepared by Chef Daniel Kenney is pre-marinated with herbs and aromatics so all you have to do is follow the included instructions and put it directly in the oven in the included roasting pan.
If that still seems daunting, you can call Clink’s Turkey Hotline Number if you need any last-minute tips–this is not a drill, folks! Order by 3:00 PM on November 21 for pickup on November 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM.
215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
4. State Street Provisions, Long Wharf
If even cooking the turkey yourself seems daunting, State Street Provisions is offering a fully brined and roasted turkey for pick up on Thanksgiving day itself from 10 AM to 12 PM. The full menu serves four to five and comes with a whole turkey, Honeycrisp and Goat Cheese Salad, Whipped Mashed Potatoes, and many other classics.
If you enjoy baking, you’re in luck as State Street Provisions isn’t offering any sweets on the fixed menu. You can DIY dessert or check out one of the bakeries up top! State Street Provisions will also offer a dine-in option for Thanksgiving with dinner service from 12 PM to 9 PM on Thanksgiving day.
255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
5. Vincent’s, Kendall Square
This neighborhood spot is known for its innovative farm-to-table cuisine. You’ll find seasonal items with less common but more delicious ingredients like a Koginut Squash Soup.
Vincents has a classic turkey menu with Roasted Turkey Breast, Smoked Turkey Leg, and Turkey Sausage, but you can also opt for their vegetarian menu which has a Futsu Squash stuffed with sprouted lentil pilaf and creamy Mushroom Gravy. This option is great for smaller parties as the fixed menu is set at $100 for two people.
Order by November 20 for pick up or local delivery on November 23.
233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Cambridge, MA 02141