Ditch the kitchen stress this Thanksgiving: Where to buy ready-to-go holiday meals


2020 has been such a stressful year, the last thing you need or want to worry about is making a Thanksgiving meal from scratch.

Since gathering with family members and friends is discouraged to prevent the spread of COVID, you’ll likely be eyeing a more scaled-down dinner.

But even though holiday celebrations will be looking a bit different and more intimate this year due to novel virus, you shouldn’t shrug off dinner completely.

No one will judge you if you don't cook the dinner yourself. And there are plenty of restaurants and chains ready to help you make Thanksgiving just as memorable as any other year without all that time spent in the kitchen.

You can get a piping hot meal at these places and enjoy more time spent with your immediate family!

Boston Market

Boston Market will be offering pre-cooked meals that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. You can also choose from an entire spread of mix and match meals that you’ll then heat up at home! Get more info here!

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel will be open for dine-in as it’s the “busiest day of the year,” but for those who prefer to grab their meal to-go, the chain will be offering two heat and serve meals that include complete Thanksgiving spread with a turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, yeast rolls, and more.

Option one will serve 8-10 people, while option two will serve 4-6. Both can be prepared in two hours. Fresh, whole baked pies will also be available for pick-up. More information on meals here!


The fast food chain brought back the iconic Cajun Style Turkey, which is infused with zesty, Louisiana-style spices. It’s pre-cooked so you simply heat, serve, and enjoy! Prices start at $39.99, and the chain encourages customers to preorder by calling or visiting restaurants. Get yours now!

Whole Foods

Whole Foods is making it easy to sit back and enjoy Thanksgiving with a ready turkey dinner, which also includes a green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cornbread and sausage stuffing, plus more of your holiday favorites. You can reserve it for easy pick-up in-store and reheat! You can get a dinner for up to 12 people. There’s also a choice of spiral-sliced ham or prime rib, along with paleo and vegan-friendly options. Find out how to get yours now.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans is bringing back its family meal to go, which includes a slow-roasted turkey & dressing, family sized mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, buttered corn, cranberry relish, a whole pie, and nine freshly baked rolls. Mouths are watering just thinking about ordering.

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