Between the quality time with friends and family and the excuse to eat everything in sight, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. And if you’d rather spend less time in the kitchen and more time catching up with loved ones, there are several stress-free solutions for feeding the masses this year!
A number of restaurants and grocery stores in Northern Colorado are taking care of the prepping and cooking this Thanksgiving. All you have to do is place your order, arrange for pickup or delivery, set the table, and dig in! It’s as easy as pumpkin pie.
Austin’s American Grill is providing a hearty, hassle-free feast this Thanksgiving, available for pickup on Wednesday, November 25, at both their downtown and Harmony locations. The Austin’s feast includes a roasted French cut turkey, traditional turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, and Parker House rolls. Add on some additional items a la carte if you wish, including an apple crisp or a pumpkin pie! Place your order by November 20 by calling their downtown (970-224-9691) or Harmony location (970-267-6532).
Mimi’s Cafe in Loveland is the queen of catering in the region. And during Thanksgiving week, you can choose from their two take-home feasts: Mimi’s Ham Take-Home Feast or Mimi’s Turkey Take-Home Feast. Each serves up to 10 people and includes either sliced smoked ham with orange Dijon glaze or herb-buttered turkey, plus all your favorite Thanksgiving sides, like whipped mashed potatoes and gravy, candied pecan mashed sweet potatoes, green bean casserole with crispy onion strings, pumpkin and pecan pies, and more. Pickup for your Mimi’s take-home feast begins Friday, November 20 and is available through Wednesday, November 25.
FoCo Cafe is celebrating their 6th anniversary and reopening for dine-in just in time for Thanksgiving! Due to COVID, they are offering a new option to purchase a meal for $12 per person, including free delivery! Plus, you have the option to pay a meal forward to a community member for the same price. Their classic Thanksgiving menu includes oven-roasted turkey, mom’s stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and grandma’s gravy, cranberry dressing, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. And they even have a vegan/gluten-free menu, which includes roasted stuffed pumpkin, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, chocolate pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Click here to pre-order your delivery meal and here to pay a meal forward! Pickup or dine-in is from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and delivery is starting around 10:45 a.m. Check out FoCo Cafe’s Facebook event page for more information.
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The Moot House is serving up a delicious no-hassle Thanksgiving feast available for carryout! Your job is simple: just reheat, eat and have fun with family and friends. The Moot House feast includes roasted French cut turkey, traditional turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, and Parker House rolls. You may also add items a la carte to create the perfect meal for your gathering!
The Moot House will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and pickup is available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25. The feast costs $159.95 and serves 4–6 people. Call 970-226-2121 to place your order before November 20.
Moe’s Original BBQ is offering whole smoked turkeys this year! These 10-12 pounders come fully cooked with giblet gravy and heating instructions for $60. Plus, you can also order from Moe’s full menu, which has plenty of sides, such as sweet potato casserole and mashed potatoes, to complete your meal. Full pans of side dishes, which will feed up to 20 people, are available for $30, or as half portions to accommodate this year’s smaller gatherings. Orders must be placed by November 19 for pickup on November 25 by 8 p.m. Call 970-482-7675 to place your order or inquire about various catering and takeout options.
The Emporium is doing the cooking this year, providing their Roasted Turkey Breast Thanksgiving Dinner available to-go. The menu includes a soup, salad, oven-roasted turkey breast, a braised dark meat entree, and miniature pumpkin tartlets. Contact The Emporium to arrange your order, which must include provisions for at least four people.
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We can’t think of a better source for a Thanksgiving feast than Ginger and Baker. After all, hearty, comforting meals is kind of their thing! Their Thanksgiving menu has several options to choose from for an entree, including herb roast turkey, fried chicken, prime rib, turkey pot pie, and quinoa stuffed acorn squash. Choose from their three salads, and pick two sides — Yukon gold mashed potatoes, classic stuffing, wild rice pilaf, honey glazed carrots, roasted root vegetables, or green bean casserole. And don’t forget the pie! Pies include double crust apple, pumpkin, maple pecan and cherry; choose a whole pie for $40 or by the slice for $6.
And true to theme, ordering with Ginger and Baker is as easy as pie! Call 970-223-PIES (7437), place your order (priced at $45 per person), add on any pies and beverages, and pick your order up on Wednesday, November 25.
Whole Foods does it all. They give us groceries, wine and beer, plants and flowers, clothing and beauty products, and now — our holiday meals. They are dedicated to making all your holidays — including Thanksgiving, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah and Easter — less stressful by covering the menu for you. If you’d rather cook yourself, they have a variety of resources, including recipe ideas for traditional turkey dinners, small gatherings, simple suppers and vegan and vegetarian celebrations. But if you’d rather not worry about cooking, you can order your Thanksgiving dinner online for easy pickup in-store at their Fort Collins location. Everything on the menu meets their strict quality standards, which prohibit more than 100 colors, preservatives, flavors and other ingredients.
King Soopers is your one-stop shop for all things related to Thanksgiving. You can order all the ingredients you need to cook up your feast all on your own — but they also offer pre-made Thanksgiving entrees and sides to make it as simple as possible. Simply head to their Thanksgiving Shop to access their entrees, sides, desserts, drinks, and more resources (like recipes for turkey leftovers!) for the perfect holiday meal.
Although it has hundreds of locations across the country, Sprouts Farmers Market feels like a small, local neighborhood store, offering the very best with a focus on local products. So you can trust them to provide you with all you need for a proper Thanksgiving meal, whether you want to make your own dishes or leave the cooking up to them! Their Thanksgiving page has everything you need for a successful holiday, including tips, recipes and a place to order your dinner!
We wish you and your family a wonderful, turkey-filled holiday.