Fun and Festive Thanksgiving Take-Out Options in Boston!
Cranberries, Stuffing, and Pie, oh my! It’s time to click your heels together and head home for the first holiday of the season- Thanksgiving. In a day completely revolved around food, it’s hard to escape responsibility of cooking something, no matter how many turkeys you’ve burned in the past. If the idea of coordinating oven times and standing over a stove for hours makes you want to jump back on the Mayflower, we’ve got a list of great restaurants around Boston offering take-out to guarantee an (almost) stress-free holiday!
For New England Classics: Fireplace
This Brookline staple hosts a variety of historical theme dinners throughout the year, so it’s no surprise that they’ve made a tradition of offering up historic Boston dishes to commemorate the beginning of the holiday season. Get in touch with your Beantown roots with traditional Boston Baked beans and brown bread, or go really traditional with the Wampanoag succotash. Rumor has it they’ll even make these delicious items in your own baking dish if asked!
Orders can be placed online or over the phone, and are due November 20th. Pick up November 23rd noon to 4 pm, and Thanksgiving Day 9:30 to 1
1634 Beacon St. Brookline, (617)975-1900 www.fireplacerest.com
For the Early-Morning Cooks: Flour Bakery
It takes a special person to wake up at 3 am the last Thursday of every November to start the marathon of baking and basting, so why not reward the graveyard shift cooks with some delicious breakfast treats! In addition to their regular coma-inducing turkey day sides (hello, duck fat country bread pudding), they’ve got goodies like maple pecan cranberry tea cake and coffee-glazed gingerbread that’ll be sure to make any sleep-deprived cook smile. Maybe you’ll get rewarded for your actions with special early tastes of the main event!
Online orders through November 18th, all other orders due by November 19th
Pick Up runs from Noon on November 22nd to 6 pm on November 23rd
Multiple Locations, www.flourbakery.com/thanksgiving
For Non-Traditionalists: Sofra
Looking for something a little different for your table spread? Look no further than Sofra bakery for some Thanksgiving dishes with a Middle Eastern twist! They’ve got a phyllo pie with caramelized onion, bacon and gruyere that’s sure to become a new favorite, and a cranberry relish with Moroccan spices that’ll definitely throw your taste buds a curveball. Got dessert duty this year? You can’t go wrong with a pumpkin pie made from Siena Farms pumpkins and topped with Sofra’s famous sesame caramel crumble on top!
Orders due 6 pm Saturday, November 19th
Pick up runs Monday November 21st through Wednesday November 23rd, 8 am to close
1 Belmont St. Cambridge (617)661-3161 www.sofrabakery.com
For the Vegans: Whole Heart Provisions
It’s 2016, and we all probably have a family member who’s adopted a paleo, vegan, or other diet. To make sure they don’t go hungry, Rebecca Arnold’s Whole Heart Provisions wants to provide diners with vegetable Thanksgiving sides that aren’t swimming in cream or covered in cheese. And with delicious offerings like pumpkin polenta and green been casserole, you won’t even miss it! If you’ve got someone with allergies or restrictions, no sweat-all of the dishes on the Thanksgiving menu are completely vegan and gluten free!
Orders due Monday, November 21st
Pick up runs Wednesday November 23rd from 11 am to 9 pm
487 Cambridge St. Allston (617)202-5041 www.wholeheartprovisions.com
For the Carnivores: Blue Ribbon BBQ
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there always seems to be someone at the table wanting more than just turkey for their protein source. Cover all your meat basics by ordering from Blue Ribbon BBQ’s and enjoy ham, brisket, turkey, and pork loin- all smoked. You can order just the meats, or make it a whole meal with the Groaning Table Turkey Feast- which can include up to 16 pounds of smokey turkey, 3 pounds of ham, and a quart of gravy! Come hungry, and leave after you regain consciousness!
Orders must be placed through Catering office and are due by Monday November 21st
Pick up Wednesday November 23rd
Available at Arlington and West Newton locations, 617-BIG-RIBS, www.blueribbonbbq.com/thanksgiving
For Pies Galore: Mamaleh’s
This Cambridge up-and-comer specializing in Jewish delicacies has you covered for the sweeter side of things this Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re looking for some pies with some hutzpah, head to their website and order the tahini chocolate swirl pie, or a charoset pie with apples, pears, and currants. You will have to wait until specific time slots on you’re pick up day, but that gives you plenty of time to try out the chocolate babka!
Orders due Saturday, November 19th
Pick up scheduled by customer, running until Wednesday November 23rd
1 Kendall Sq. Cambridge (617)-958-DELI, www.mamalehs.com
Eat In, Take Out. Wherever you are – Happy Thanksgiving!
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