Thanksgiving Day dinners available for at-home dining from Chicago-area restaurants
You can enjoy all of your favorite holiday dishes even if your family gathering this year is being hosted by Zoom instead of Grandma.
Thanksgiving Day dinner plans look a little different for many of us this year maid the coronavirus pandemic.
You might be limiting your usual big family gathering to a smaller meal with immediate family (and struggling to scale down your stuffing recipe that makes 20 servings), or your high-risk loved ones could be sitting this one out — which means their signature dishes will be absent from your dinner table, too.
Luckily, many Chicago-area restaurants are offering holiday meals that can picked up or delivered for the holiday, so you can enjoy your favorite dishes even if your family gathering this year is being hosted by Zoom instead of Grandma.
Here’s a look at some of the offerings:
Himmel’s Chicago (2251 W. Lawrence Ave.): Turkey breast and leg meat; mashed potatoes and gravy, red cabbage, stuffing, green bean casserole, pretzel bread and obatzda, bread pudding; $27.50 per person. Reserve by Nov. 22.
Alinea (1723 N. Halsted St.): Chef Grant Achatz’s Thanksgiving to-go menu includes an eight- to 14-pound turkey packaged with cooking instructions and compound butter, herbs and spices, sides including green bean casserole and stuffing with roasted garlic and sage, along with a pumpkin pie. $325 to $895 depending on party size.
Seasons 52 (Oak Brook, Schaumburg): Dinner box includes Thanksgiving dinner, choice of salad and six Mini Indulgence desserts. Boxes serve four to six for $150 and are available for pickup on Nov. 24 or 25.
Blind Faith Cafe (525 Dempster St., Evanston): A vegetarian Thanksgiving meal, selected from ready-to-heat-and-serve individual vegetable pot pies (carrots, potatoes and peas, corn, cauliflower, celery, mushrooms, roasted gardein and cream topped with homemade pastry); yellow coconut curry (serves two); or a complete dinner package featuring a whole shiitake walnut loaf, mashed sweet potatoes, vegetable gravy and cranberry chutney for $75 (serves six).
Formento’s (925 W. Randolph St.): Thanksgiving meal *to be reheated at home ($290, serves four to five) includes pumpkin soup, Salad, protein of choice, fixings, two sides, one full-sized pie. Order via Tock here through Nov. 20. Last order to be placed no later than 72 hours in advance.
Daisies (2523 N. Milwaukee Ave.): Take-home Thanksgiving meal including whole turkey ($240, serves four), Thanksgiving kits ($180, serves four) and a la carte market shopping with Thanksgiving sides, pies and turkeys for sale; wine and cocktail pairings
The Bristol (2152 N. Damen Ave.): Three-course Thanksgiving-themed meal ($85, serves two) includes salad trio, whole smoked duck with mustard jus, salt baked sweet potato, milkbread with honey butter, cranberry and orange jam whole pie.
Daley’s Restaurant (6257 S. Cottage Grove Ave.): They’re open every day and will be open Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. for pickup or delivery of holiday menu items. Choose from oven-baked turkey, cornish hen or half chicken, grilled or fried pork chops, collard greens, black-eyed peas and more. Call ahead to order at (773) 643-6670.
Libby’s Corner (3931 S. Leavitt) is offering carry-out menu for Thanksgiving; plates $45 (additional sides, $5 each). Full-pan entrees feed 8 to 10 people; prices vary. Pick-up or delivery (additional fee applies). Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lettuce Entertain You: A host of the celebrated restaurant group’s eateries are offering Thanksgiving meals-to-go, including Aba, Antico Posto, Beatrix, Bub City, RPM Italian and more.
Convito Cafe & Market (Plaza del Lago 1515 N. Sheridan, Wilmette): “Tastefully Thankful” meal for Thanksgiving Day, the day after or after that; $32 includes individual serving of turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potato cassoulet, green bean Almondine, olive oil roll, pumpkin square. Or create your own heat-at-home feast from their Thanksgiving menu (prices vary).
Bistsro Campagne (4518 N. Lincoln Ave.): Thanksgiving meal kits (up to four people $175; up to eight people for $300) includes herb-butter-roasted turkey (half bird for four-person kit; whole bird for eight-person kit); brioche stuffing, gravy, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato confit, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (Oakbrook and Schaumburg): Thanksgiving dinner for $45 per person is available as well as a family-style Thanksgiving dinner (for four or more) for $139. The meal includes a choice of family-style soup or salad with sliced smoked turkey breast, mashed potatoes, pan gravy, green bean almondine, sausage & sage dressing, cranberry relish and homemade bread. Add pumpkin cheesecake (for four or more) for $20 more. Tax and 15% handling fee applied to food to-go purchases (no gratuity necessary). Call (630) 571-1808.
Jerry’s Sandwiches(4739 N. Lincoln Ave.): Dinner for four ($180; $35 for each extra person) includes roast turkey breast in confit onion-cherry sauce, butternut squash soup, mixed green salad with house vinaigrette, ciabatta, roasted-garlic mashed potatoes, caramelized sweet potatoes. mushroom stuffing, poblano gravy, grilled asparagus and a choice of two small pies.
Maggiano’s Little Italy (multiple locations): Thanksgiving meal package serves four to five people and includes roasted turkey, gravy, focaccia sausage stuffing, country-style smoked ham, whipped sweet potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs; four-cheese ravioli; caesar salad; garlic mashed potatoes; bread; cranberry relish; $179.99. Other sides, desserts available for additional charge. Call (312) 644-5555 to order.
Ascione Bistro (1500 E. 55th St.): Traditional Thanksgiving menu at $39 per person. Choose from soup or salad; turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce; two sides; and a choice of pumpkin pie, apple tart or chocolate cake. Order at (773) 363-8161.
B’ Gabs Goodies (1450 E. 57th St.): Special Thanksgiving main dishes, side dishes and desserts, and gluten-free options available as well. Order by Nov. 21. Order here.
Chant (1509 E. 53rd St.) and Noodles on 57th (1333 E. 57th St.): Thanksgiving family meal includes a choice of main dishes including turkey, ham, prime rib or meatless loaf, sides and desserts. Call (773) 324-1999 or email email@example.com.
Hyde Park Produce (1226 E. 53rd St.): Pre-made dinner includes a 10- to 12-pound turkey, bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry relish for $79.99. Call (773) 324-7100 to order.
La Petite Folie (1504 E 55th St.): Three-course Thanksgiving menu with choice of soup or salad, turkey roasted with herbed butter or rack of lamb with Cognac bordelaise sauce,and three desserts. Call (773) 493-1394 to order by 5 p.m. MondayNov. 23.
Travelle at the Langham (330 N. Wabash Ave.): Several Thanksgiving packages available, from $30 (one plate, full turkey dinner) to a 10-person feast ($112 per person) that includes dishes such as whole roasted turkey, slow-roasted beef tenderloin, garlic pommes puree, truffle yellow corn casserole and more. Thanksgiving pies: $35. Call (312) 923-7705.
Porkchop (5121 S. Harper Ave.): Thanksgiving dinner package, with pickup available in Hyde Park or Lincoln Park. The $50 meal for two includes a half turkey, house salad, mac and cheese, creamed spinach, green beans, mashed potatoes, bourbon pecan cornbread stuffing, cranberry apple compote and dessert. Call (773)-493-9333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtue (1462 E. 53rd St.): Chef/owner Erick Williams is offering a Southern Thanksgiving feast for four to six with whole brined and roasted turkey, collard greens, giblet gravy, candied yams, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and pecan pie for just $189. Additional sides include mac & cheese, Southern dressing, Brussels sprouts, rolls, and sweet potato pie. Order online at https://www.toasttab.com/virtue/v3/#400000000030860451.fc9c0aad-a10a-4e95-b69c-660dfab2dca7.