Whether you just need a few extra sides or desserts to complete your Thanksgiving feast or want the entire meal ready-made to pop in the oven and serve, Utah restaurants and bakeries have got you covered for Thanksgiving takeout on turkey day. Just make sure to plan ahead and get your orders in soon.
Pies and Baked Goods
If you ask most people, the desserts are far and away the best part of Thanksgiving. And new research shows that pumpkin pie holds the title of the favorite Thanksgiving dessert in 41 states, including Utah. But we all know that good cooks aren’t often bakers so sometimes it’s best to leave the sweets to the professionals. Here are some local bakeries whipping up sugary delights that your guests will gobble up.
Fillings & Emulsions
Pre-order your Thanksgiving tarts from Fillings & Emulsions by November 18. Order Fillings & Emulsions tarts in every flavor for $18.95. They are also baking up pillowy soft dinner rolls for $6.99 a dozen. Get your orders in by November 18 when items become available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Forty Three Bakery
Three different delicious pies will be available from Forty Three Bakery on November 22 only. Choose from traditional pumpkin pie, caramel apple cheesecake or bourbon pecan pie. You can also order Danish and croissants to make the holiday mornings easier too.
Get your full-size frozen pies from Pie Fight in apple crumble, pumpkin maple or mixed berry flavors for the holidays. All pies are $35. Order 3 days in advance, bake at home when the time is right.
Color Ridge Creamery
Here’s a fun one that’s both delicious and different! Color Ridge Creamery in Torrey, UT will be making ice cream pies and also selling half-gallon cartons of their creamy ice cream leading up to the holiday. Pie flavors include pumpkin spice, Capitol Reef Peach, Sweet Mountain Mint, Oreospresso and Cookie Dough. And, they will be delivering to Murray Park for one day only here in Salt Lake on Tuesday, November 21 from 3-4 p.m. You can read more about them in a story I wrote for The Salt Lake Tribune earlier this year.
Choose from a selection of 9 different pies from June Pie to grace your Thanksgiving table. Pre-order today and then pick up from one of 3 locations: the headquarters in Heber, The Store in Holladay or Saami’s Ski in Orem on Wednesday, November 22.
Grapefruit & Thyme
So many delicious flavors to choose from like pumpkin praline and chocolate chess plus the traditional options from Grapefruit & Thyme. And they’ve even thrown in a savory Thanksgiving dinner pie and several flavors of cheeseballs. Pre-order today to get your favorite flavors.
For those who’ve attempted to cook the entire Thanksgiving meal at home from scratch, sometimes some truths of the kitchen become apparent: 3 CrockPots are ideal for this meal. You must remove an oven rack to fit a turkey, thereby leaving little room for anything else to warm. If you’ve faced these obstacles over the years, perhaps your emotional bandwidth and/or your spouse are nudging you to utilize some professional help for various parts (or all) of the meal this year. Read on to put your gastronomic game plan together.
Thanksgiving takeout packages for 2-8 diners beginning at $99 can be picked up November 23 between 10:30 am and 3 pm. Order here. The menu includes:
- Heirloom Beet Salad
- Maple Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast
- Slow-Cooked Brown Sugar Ham
- Classic Mashed Potatoes
- Green Bean Casserole
- Grand America Bread Pudding
- Pumpkin Pie
Choose from 4 different Thanksgiving main entrees serving 4-5 people each and priced $175-$250. Choices include ginger-glazed turkey or salmon, garlic-rubbed prime rib or mushroom beet Wellington with accompanying sauces and gravy. All items can be picked up the day before Thanksgiving and come with preparation instructions. Pre-order today.
ComCom Kitchen: Zaffo’s Pasta and Enigma Chef
Enjoy non-traditional Thanksgiving meal packages made to feed 2-12 from two great food artisans–Enigma Chef and Zaffo’s–located at ComCom Kitchen. Each package includes Lasagna alla Bolognese or Lasagna Pesto alla Genovese, sous vide turkey tenderloin, and mashed potatoes with gravy. Add a side of parm asparagus and tiramisù to make it a feast!
Pago is once again offering their Thanksgiving Meal Kits that come ready-to-heat-and-eat for $140 for 2 servings. Chef Jon DuBois has done all the heavy lifting for the meal which includes:
- Herb-roasted turkey breast with black truffle gravy
- Roasted garlic and sage stuffing
- Green bean almondine with smoked black pepper butter and charred citrus
- Root vegetable medley with green peppercorn, caraway and cinnamon
- Cranberry-orange chutney
- Whipped mashed potatoes with Fines herbes crème fraiche
- Mac and cheese with fromage forte and gremolata breadcrumbs
- Bread Riot sourdough with rosemary-Maitre d’ butter
- Apple crisp
All you have to do is reheat following the instructions and enjoy. to ensure your Thanksgiving meal is meticulously sourced and expertly prepared. Order your meal kit online here and pick up at Pago on Wednesday, November 22 between 12-4 p.m. Kits will be packaged family style with heating instructions included.
Pick up your R&R BBQ Holiday packs from any of the brands 10 Utah locations from Farmington to Spanish Fork. The Holiday Turkey Dinner Pack is available for $149.99 and feeds 6-8 people and includes:
- R&R’s famous slow-smoked turkey
- Garlic mashed potatoes with gravy
- Creamed corn
- cranberry-apple crisp
Orders can be placed online, in store, or by calling any R&R BBQ location. Individual items are available a la carte. All items come with easy at-home instructions Pick-up dates are Monday, Nov. 20 through Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Get your entire Thanksgiving meal or just special dishes of it from Chop Shop in Kimball Junction in Park City. All items come oven ready with cooking or reheating instructions. Pick up the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Menu options include:
- Whole brined fresh turkey
- Turkey giblet gravy
- Whipped potatoes
- Herb dinner rolls
- Bakeshop country sourdough loaf
- Bakeshop baguette
- Pumpkin pie
- Almond hazelnut tart with rum whipped cream
From the culinary inspiration of Riverhorse on Main in Park City, get all the traditional dishes and some delectable fresh favorites ready to hit your oven and grace your Thanksgiving table this year. Each item is intended to serve 4 people. Choose from:
- Gorgonzola-stuffed dates with walnuts and applewood smoked bacon
- Local goat cheese mushroom tartlet
- Butternut squash soup with candied pecans
- Herb-roasted all-natural turnkey with herb jus
- Sage stuffing
- Gingered carrots and snap peas
- Mashed potatoes
- Classic mac & cheese
- Snake River Farms Honey-baked ham with Riverhorse mustard dijonaise
- Crispy Brussels sprouts with local bacon and dates
- Pomegranate cranberry jam
- Housemade focaccia bread and herb butter
- Housemade gravy
- Pecan pie
- Pumpkin pie
Deer Valley Café
Sure to be the favorite guest at the dinner table, Deer Valley Café can do the cooking for you with their delightful Thanksgiving take-away menu featuring:
- roasted turkey breast for four
- lemon thyme sauce
- cranberry orange chutney
- baked mac & cheese
- rotini pasta with white cheddar cheese sauce
- green bean au gratin
- wild mushroom stuffing
Pie selections include pumpkin, pecan, apple, blueberry and cherry. Deer Valley cookies, carrot cake, pumpkin streusel loaf, and rolls are also available. Place orders by 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, and pick up orders on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Deer Valley Café.
Hearth & Hill
Hearth & Hill has designed their dine-in or take-home Thanksgiving menu to celebrate the flavors of fall. Executive chef Casey Bayle and the team have prepared hearty dishes like butternut squash soup garnished with candied pecans or roasted turkey breast served with gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Pastry chef Chris Straughan’s signature roasted pumpkin, apple, and sweet cherry pies are also available.