Last-Minute Ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

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Still haven’t ordered your Thanksgiving meal to go? What the heck are you waiting for? Now that the big holiday is just days away, your options are slim, and getting slimmer by the minute. Many places have already sold out or closed their reservation books. However, we have a few suggestions for you last-minute shoppers. Read on.

You have until tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 24) to order your Turkey Day feast from Whole Foods Market. For $279.99, you’ll get a meal for 12, including two entrees (a whole turkey and spiral-sliced ham), green beans with shallots, creamed spinach and kale, roasted butternut squash, mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, gravy, brioche rolls, orange cranberry sauce and two kinds of pie: apple and pumpkin. You can also simply order a whole roasted turkey, starting at $44.99, and wing it with your own sides. To order, go here.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 24) is also your deadline to order a full meal deal from Taylor’s Market in Land Park. The market teams up with next-door restaurant Taylor’s Kitchen to produce a dinner that will easily feed six people for $199.99. It includes a 12-pound cooked Branigan turkey, cornbread stuffing with country sausage, mashed potatoes, green beans, honey-glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy and pumpkin pie. A smaller version of the same meal is available for $104.99. You can also purchase any of the components a la carte. To order, call (916) 443-6881. (And when you’re there to pick up your meal, grab a couple bottles of wine from the store’s excellent wine department.)

Buca di Beppo, known for serving massive quantities of Italian-American food,  offers a variety of Thanksgiving to-go packages, ranging from small ($68.99, feeds three) to ginormous ($399.99, feeds 20). When I called the Sacramento branch to inquire about availability next week, the helpful guy on the phone told me that I could probably order as late as Wednesday, and the kitchen would do its best to accommodate me. Incidentally, Buca di Beppo is open on Thanksgiving, so you can always walk in that day and take your chances. If they’re out of turkey, have lasagna! For more information, go to the website.