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Pre-made Thanksgiving meals you can bring home

Posted by Swati Gauri Sharma  November 15, 2012 03:18 PM

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Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Dreading the hours you will have to find to cook a full meal? Here are some local restaurants and stores that are offering full Thanksgiving meals that people can purchase, take home, and serve.

Savenor's Market

The Beacon Hill landmark (with a second location in Cambridge) is offering a variety of options for Thanksgiving, including dinner options for four, six, eight, or 12. Online orders are available, but must be placed before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, and picked up before Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Addresses: 160 Charles St., Boston and 92 Kirkland St., Cambridge

Formaggio Kitchen
The Cambridge cheese shop's Thanksgiving menu would be incomplete without a cheese course, which it offers, along with other a la carte options. Turkeys are no longer available for pre-order but will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Place your order before 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, and pick up is on Wednesday, Nov. 21. View the menu.
Address: 244 Huron Ave, Cambridge

South End Buttery

Be prepared to drool:The bakery has an option to order ice cream to top off dessert pies. There are also 13 different options of bread to choose from. Bread orders must be placed before noon on Saturday, Nov. 17. Dinner orders can be placed by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Orders can be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving pick up is also available, from 9 a.m. until noon. Turkeys will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the store to place your order and to view the menu; online ordering is not available.
Address: 314 Shawmut Ave., Boston

Flour Bakery + Cafe
Renowned chef Joanne Chang's popular bakery is offering sides, stuffing, breads, and more to complement your Thanksgiving meal. One bonus: The bakery is offering Thanksgiving-themed morning treats, like "maple pecan+cranberry buttermilk cake." Orders must be placed before Saturday, Nov. 17, and can be picked up at all three Flour locations on Tuesday, Nov. 20, through Wednesday, Nov. 21. Call the location where you would like to pick up. Turkeys are not available. Online ordering is not available, but view the menu here.
Addresses: 12 Farnsworth St., Boston, 1595 Washington St., Boston, and 190 Mass. Ave., Cambridge

The Fireplace

The Brookline restaurant is accepting orders until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. For those of you who can only pick up on Thanksgiving Day, you're in luck: the Brookline spot is offering pick up from 9:30 a.m to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. Pick up is also available on Wednesday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Online ordering is not available. View the menu here.
Address: 1634 Beacon St., Brookline

Whole Foods
The market offers complete meal packages, an a la carte menu, and extensive choices for your Thanksgiving meal. Pick your location and order online. Check your local store for ordering deadlines and pick up.
Addresses: Find your location through the website.

Roche Bros.
Place your Thanksgiving order before noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, and pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Contact your local supermarket for hours and more information. View the menu here.
Addresses: Check the website for your local store.

Are you picking up Thanksgiving dinner? Do you know of any places offering pre-made meals? Let us know.

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