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While some of us prepare elaborate Thanksgiving meals with all the fixings, others prefer to forgo the chaos of cooking. There are plenty of Richmond restaurants open on Thanksgiving, but for those who are still looking to relax in the comfort of their homes, take-out is also a great option for Turkey Day. Consider these six spots if you are looking to grab something easy to warm up at home. Let someone else do the work this year. You’ll be thankful without the stress of meal prep. Be sure to call these eateries ASAP to place your orders. xo, marissa
Tuffy Stone’s tasty Q Barbecue chain is serving up turkey, gravy, and signature side dishes for families to grab and go. Brined and slow-smoked 16- to 20-pound turkeys, ready for pick up are $70. They are rubbed in an herb-butter that enhances flavor when you reheat the bird at home. Turkey gravy is $9 / quart and sides (mac n cheese, pineapple hot dish, corn pudding, greens, and side salad) start at $2 / person.
Our Near West End neighborhood market Stella’s Grocery always offers take-out meals during the holidays. Mains include boneless leg of lamb and cornish game hens with sausage and apple stuffing. And sides galore! I’m eyeing the wild rice salad and potato fennel gratin. Greek casseroles, pastries and hors d’oeuvres also are available to order for your Turkey Day shindig.
Stroops Heroic Dogs
This gourmet hot dog eatery in Church Hill just launched its holiday catering menu. Stroops will be offering duck confit stuffing ($96, serves 16), sausage stuffing ($32, serves 16), cranberry sauce ($27 / quart), gravy ($20 / quart), smoked deviled eggs ($16 / dozen), ham biscuits ($24 / dozen, and six-packs of their homemade Heroic Soda ($15).
Yellow Umbrella Provisions
Our neighborhood meat and seafood shop Yellow Umbrella has a lengthy list of options from your traditional turkey and sides to seafood dishes like a salmon platter and crab cakes. This place is a one-stop shop with everything you need for the day — white house rolls, cheese and charcuterie, even pies.
Pies from Whisk
Shockoe Bottom’s Whisk bakery is taking orders for Tuesday, Nov. 22 pick up. (Wednesday is already booked up, so hurry up and order a pie today!) Choose from silk chocolate ombre pie, sweet potato with marshmallow meringue, maple pecan tart, and salted caramel apple pie. All tarts are $25 plus tax.
Vegan Side Dishes from Fresca On Addison
And for the vegans in the house, Fresca on Addison (one of my favorite lunch spots) is offering an array of sides . Make sure you have a few veg options on your table!