Want to celebrate the day of thanks, but not planning on cooking a full dinner this year? Don’t quit Thanksgiving cold turkey — we’ve got you covered with where to dine-in + carry-out for Thanksgiving dinner. We’re totally falling for these local options for cranberry relish, sweet potato bake, and bourbon pecan pie — plus, we’re breaking down where to get local ingredients for those who are rolling up their sleeves in the kitchen this holiday. What could be butter? (Sorry, are our puns too corny? 🌽)
Where to dine-in:
The Pit, 328 W. Davie St. | Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reserve your Thanksgiving spot at The Pit for $45 a person + a menu featuring pit-cooked sliced turkey and sweet potato casserole. Take-out options are available, too — order by Fri., Nov. 19. by calling 919-890-4500.
Parizade, 2200 W. Main St., Durham | Open 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Vegetarians, this one’s for you — Triangle Vegetarian Society still has room for reservations for a feast including Kabocha squash fritters and baked vegan mac + cheese. Dinner is $43 for non-members + $15 for children (children under five eat for free).
Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, 301 Glenwood Ave. | Open 12-5 p.m.
Benefitting the Food Bank of Central + Eastern NC, this Thanksgiving feast has choices like herb stuffing, braised short rib + sticky toffee pudding for $55 a person.
Perry’s Steakhouse + Grille, 4509 Creedmoor Rd. | Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Snag a traditional Thanksgiving plate including turkey + all the fixings by reserving your table at Perry’s now. $45 per person, with the option to add a slice of pumpkin cheesecake to your meal.
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham | Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Enjoy a family-style Thanksgiving dinner with your choice of traditional roasted turkey, country style baked ham, or parmesan-crusted tilapia — $44.99 for adults + $18.99 for kids.
Midtown Grille, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | Open 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dine on a soup + salad inspired by the season and sides like shallot and sage stuffing with turkey — $45 for adults and $20 for kids (children under five eat for free).
Where to carry-out:
Weaver Street Market, 404 W. Hargett St. | Orders must be placed by Fri., Nov. 19 at 9 p.m.
Feast on complete holiday dinners like turkey dinner for 6-8 or supplement your table with side dishes like crunchy sweet potato bake, homemade turkey gravy + fresh cranberry relish. Reader Deb says they have great vegan options, too.
Donovan’s Dish, 800 W. Williams St. | Orders must be placed by Sun., Nov. 21 by midnight
Order Thanksgiving dinner for 6 with your choice of meat + pie plus seven fixed sides including Donovan’s signature truffle whipped potatoes, or pick up some individual Thanksgiving meals. Get dinner delivered or pick up at their Apex market.
Rocky Top Catering | Orders must be placed by Fri., Nov. 19
Pick up house-spiced turkey for 6 the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, plus sides like chorizo cornbread stuffing, glazed brussel sprouts + pumpkin bread pudding.
Irregardless, 901 W. Morgan St.
Grab classic turkey or vegetarian options like lentil + mushroom shepherd’s pie from their Thanksgiving menu, plus sides like garlic mashed potatoes and apple and fig crisp.
Gravy, 135 S Wilmington St. | Orders must be placed by Tues., Nov. 16
Pick up specials like balsamic peach glazed turkey breast + truffle ricotta mashed potatoes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving — call 919-896-8513 to place your oder.
Bonus for dessert folks — place Thanksgiving orders for Lucette Grace by Mon., Nov. 15 to snag goodies like bourbon pecan pie + chocolate hazelnut cake for your table.
Where to shop local ingredients:
The Butchers Market, 5045 Falls Neuse Rd. | Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pick up local ingredients for your Thanksgiving meal like fresh produce, pork belly, or even prepared foods like cranberry orange relish at this one-stop-shop.
Alimentari at Left Bank, 500 E. Davie St. | Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Step outside of the box this Thanksgiving and use local ingredients from this Italian specialty shop. Find ingredients like herb butter + fresh meats from the nationally recognized Left Bank Butcher, and all things charcuterie.
Videri Chocolate Factory, 327 W. Davie St. | Open Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Make Thanksgiving desserts with local ingredients from this ethical + sustainable chocolate shop. Videri Chocolate offers both cacao nibs, baking chocolate, and even various vegan options.