Buy Thanksgiving dinner pre-made this year — Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone

You can find this Thanksgiving spread at one of your local Whole Foods stores! Photo via Whole Foods

Have you ever taken a store-bought pie, transferred it into one of your favorite pie dishes, and warmed it up in the oven before proudly presenting it to your guests as a homemade pie? It’s okay, we won’t tell anyone. Especially if you plan to do that for your entire Thanksgiving dinner. In which case, you’ve come to the right place. 

Local Favorites 

Yep, that’s ham! Ashley Mac’s can take care of everything but the turkey for you this Thanksgiving. Photo via Ashley Mac’s

Ashley Mac’s (Inverness, Cahaba Heights, Homewood, Riverchase)

Local catering fave Ashley Mac’s is ready to outfit your Thanksgiving table with everything from the stuffing to the pie. Here’s the catch: no turkey. Ashley Mac’s is offering Boar’s Head ham, lemon-rosemary chicken, beef tenderloin and bistro steak as alternatives to the classic turkey main. In addition, they have a long list of sides like salads and macaronic cheese as well as a selection of desserts. Let Ashley Mac’s take care of everything but the turkey this year!

Meals by Misty (Trussville) 

Misty is going the extra mile for you this year. Not only is she taking orders for Thanksgiving dinner, she’s got your brunch covered too! Check out her holiday menu and order now for your choice of roasted turkey or chicken and dressing as well as a selection of sides. Plan on a sausage gravy biscuit bake or a classic quiche Lorraine to keep your guests happy until dinner. 

Want your guests to be this excited about Thanksgiving dinner? Let Meals by Misty help out. Photo via Meals by Misty

Dish’n It Out (Crestline) 

While Dish’n It Out doesn’t have the turkey covered, their extensive menu will catch your attention. Boasting two different types of green beans as well as casseroles, mashed potatoes and yeast rolls, Dish’n It Out will have you looking like you’ve been working hard in the kitchen all day. Pre-order your ideal Thanksgiving menu items today to be ready for the holiday! 

Black Sheep Kitchen (Mountain Brook)  

If you’re looking for the whole package, Black Sheep Kitchen has it. From snacks (hot bacon-crab dip) to turkey (cider-brined) to sides (salad, haricot verts, potato gratin), your guests won’t be leaving hungry. Looking for a dessert? BSK has included Pie Lab pies as their dessert this year. Place your order today to support two local businesses! 

Black Sheep Kitchen is known all around town for their delicious food. Check them out for your Thanksgiving holiday!
Photo via Black Sheep Ktichen

The Bright Star (Bessemer)

The Bright Star has been recognized by CNN as one of America’s best historic restaurants, and now you can have their amazing food from the comfort of your own home on Thanksgiving Day! The Bright Star catering offers a holiday menu that includes options like dinner for 8, glazed ham, roasted turkey breast and even desserts. The menu is for pickup only and your order must be place at least 2 days in advance. 

Jim ‘n’ Nicks (5 Points South, Trussville, Riverchase, Greystone)

Jim ‘n’ Nicks is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but they have a holiday feast you’ll want to bring home to your family. Enjoy smoked turkey breast and smoked ham as well as all the trimmings. And don’t forget the famous cheese biscuits! Check out their menu here and call to order your Thanksgiving feast! 

Nationally Known

Whole Foods (Cahaba Village and Hoover)

Whole Foods has a wide array of Thanksgiving meals to choose from. Large family? Choose one of the dinners for 12 to 14. If you’re having a more modest gathering, perhaps you’d like one of the turkey dinners for 8 or 4 people. Whole Foods is also offering a ham option, a brisket option, a prime rib option and a vegan option. With this selection, you can find something for everyone in the family. 

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Need pumpkin pie in a flash? The Fresh Market has you covered. Photo via The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market (HWY 280 and Homewood)

Similar to Whole Foods, The Fresh Market is offering a variety of options for holiday meals. From turkey to rib roast and caviar to lasagna, The Fresh Market may surprise you with their unique offerings for Thanksgiving dinner. Just heat and serve your picks from their amazing selection and you’ll have Thanksgiving expertly handled. 

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I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, Bham! Did I miss one of your favorite take-and-bake holiday options? Email me and let me know: lauren@bhamnow.com.