If cooking isn't your thing, but you've somehow managed to be the host for this year's Thanksgiving festivities, don't sweat! There are a number of D.C. restaurants offering catering packages for Thanksgiving Day. Some will take care of the whole meal from the turkey to the pie, and others have a la carte options. Your guests will have a delicious meal and all you have to do is place the order and pick it up -- it's a total win-win!
Here are five of our favorite catered Thanksgiving dinner options:
Get "everything but the turkey" catered this year from Cork Wine Bar and Market. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional Thanksgiving dinner sides, which includes Brussels sprouts with housemade pancetta, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, buttermilk biscuits or cornbread. Easily satisfy your guests' sweet tooth with items off the dessert menu: a cookie sampler, apple pie, pumpkin pie or grapefruit meringue tart. Cheese and charcuterie platters are also available. Menu items are individually priced, so you can hand pick the Thanksgiving dinner menu of your dreams. Order by 12 p.m. Monday, November 19, and pick up Wednesday, November 21 or Thursday, November 22. Place orders here.
For $80, have a complete vegan Thanksgiving dinner for four people ready for pick up. Orders include your choice of housemade seitan cutlets, hazelnut cutlets or wheat-free Thanksgiving bake served with mashed potatoes, gravy, truffled green beans roasted sweet potatoes and wild rice stuffing. Sweeten this deal with $25 apple pie, pumpkin pie or maple pecan pie. A holiday cookie tin is also available for $30. Order online here 48 hours in advance. Pick up is available at Sticky Fingers or Fare Well.
Feed six-eight guests with an all-inclusive Thanksgiving feast from Blue Duck Tavern. The take-home meals include a 10-12 pound roasted turkey, two freshly-baked breads, pimento mac n' cheese, braised greens, potato puree and roasted sugar pumpkin. Apple and pumpkin pies for dessert are included, too. The Thanksgiving package costs $425, and if you are interested in a cheese and charcuterie board, add that to your order for $75. Place your order by November 14th at 5 p.m. and pick up from the Pastry Pantry on November 21 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. or November 22 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about Thanksgiving orders (and their dine-in options), check out the Thanksgiving press release here.
Red's Table is offering some flexibility with their to-go Thanksgiving meals. Order items a la carte (from the turkey to the sides and dessert) or order the entire meal ready-to-serve for $209. The meal includes the whole turkey, cornbread stuffing with apples and cranberries, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed yams, cranberry sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts, buttermilk biscuits and pumpkin pie. Order by November 16 and pick up by noon on Thanksgiving Day. See the entire menu and order from Red's Table here.
Put a BBQ twist on your Thanksgiving dinner table this year with Texas Jack's catering. Choose from a "feed the family" size for $164 or "the feast" for $294. Both options come with brisket, turkey breast, ribs, pork belly and your choice of four sides. Side options include mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade stuffing, green beans, mac and cheese, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts, collard greens or pan fried esquites. Choose between a pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert. See the full menu here.