You’ve got a full house but just can’t face myriad trips to the supermarket and days slaving over the stove. You don’t have to! Get your full-on feast from any of the following:
A la Carte Menus by Gourmet Galley: Thanksgiving dinner made easy by Gourmet Galley Catering. Serve the Thanksgiving dinner your family & friends will rave (and post!) about without having to do the cooking yourself. All your favorite dishes, homemade by our expert chefs so all you have to do is order, pick up (or they can deliver) and enjoy! Turkeys come from Gozzi’s in Guilford. A la carte options available for all the rest of the fixings! Order by 11/18.
Gargano Pasta & Italian Market Half a roasted turkey (feeds 6 abundantly) with Rosemary Gravy and Green Beans with Walnut pesto are just the start of this specialty menu. Order Italian cookie trays and pastries plus lasagna meatballs and stuffed breads. Don’t forget their irresistible Toasted Rye Integrale Bread. Here’s the entire menu. Order by 11/20
Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market: Fully cooked turkeys and sides. Order everything from mashed sweet potatoes to green bean casserole online. Any questions please call 203-453-2338. And don’t forget their pies and party-platter sides (love their no-sugar-added pies!) Order here by 11/18.
The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center: This hybrid grocery-café-caterer is offering three kinds of turkeys: free-range Bell, and Evans, Plainville or Gozzi’s. Gluten-avoiders will be happy to find gluten-free sausage and mushroom stuffing, gluten-free gravy, and gluten-free pies here. Classics like creamed onions and brussels sprouts with bacon are on their extensive Thanksgiving menu, too. Browse their options for appetizers, soups, salads, sides, breads, and pies. Order by 11/16.
Coffee’s Country Market: Provides a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 – 12 guests that includes an 18lb Brined & Herb Rubbed Turkey, with 2 Quarts of homemade Turkey Gravy, 2 Jars of Cranberry Walnut Chutney, 3 Quarts of Butternut Bisque Soup, your Choice of Four Sides, your Choice of Stuffing, a Mile High Apple Pie & a Pumpkin Pie. All orders must be submitted by 11/13. Or skip the pre-Thanksgiving baking marathon and just order a pie by 11/21(we’re fans of theirs!): choose from pumpkin, ginger sweet potato, apple cranberry, pecan and more.
Mystic Market: Three options serve: 8 to 12 ($178), 12 to 16 ($264), 16 to 20 ($330) and include the basics: an oven-roasted Gozzi’s Turkey with Sage and Vegetable Stuffing, pan gravy, cranberry sauce and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Next, choose your sides a la carte from a long menu of classics like green bean casserole to broccoli au gratin. Oven-ready Gozzi’s turkeys are available here, too, plus plenty of pies and take-out turkey dinners for two. By 11/15.
Savour Cafe: This beautiful cafe will cover your appetizer and soup with Rosemary & Lemon Marinated Olives and Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque. Enjoy a choice of Turkey Roulade or Butternut Squash Lasagna plus traditional turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and so much more. 860-662-4438 Order by 11/17. Here’s the menu.
Pasta Vita: More than just turkey on their Thanksgiving menu! Stock up on the usual favorites (seven choices of lasagna, eggplant rollatini), be prepared for the post-holiday weekend meals, or choose from spiraled ham, roast turkey breast and traditional sides, platters, quiches, soups for the holiday. Orders due 11/19. Order here.
White Gate Farm: Reserve one of White Gate’s organic, pasture-raised turkeys, weighing between 15 and 22 lbs. Turkeys are low in fat yet moist and tender. Also available on the online store for pick up Wednesday 11/23. Butternut squash soup, cranberry relish, gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted root veg and so much more (vegan and GF options!). Pumpkin, Bourbon and Apple pies, (GF available) are also offered. Order pies and sides here.
Flanders Fish Market: No Fuss For You fully cooked Thanksgiving dinner (just reheat & serve!). It’s a full dinner, inclusive of dips, appetizers, sides and desserts, that serves 6 people for $220. Call 860.739.8866 to place your order before 11/21. Here’s the menu.
Walt’s Food Market: Something is done right at this shoreline institution where over 1,000 pounds of Walt’s housemade gravy is sold each year. Yup, you read that right. Available for pre-order every year are Waybest turkeys between 10-22 pounds (Order by 11/12). Not inclined to roast a whole bird? Order Walt’s comforting sides you’d expect like Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread Stuffing, and Whole Cranberry Sauce, Butternut Squash with Marsala Wine or Butternut and Acorn Squash Medley with Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar. Call Walt’s at 860.388.3308 to place your order by 11/19.
Cooking Company: Offers turkey, gravy, apple bread stuffing, and cranberry sauce, but you can augment with classic sides like herbed green beans, cider-roasted autumn vegetables, roasted cauliflower with pear, sage, and hazelnuts, and of course, a variety of potatoes. Request a menu on their website. Deadline to make, cancel or change an order is 11/19 to be ready for pick up before 5 pm on Wednesday, 11/23. Call the Middletown, or Killingworth location to place your order. Here’s the complete menu and contact numbers. *Note the Haddam location has closed.
Ani’s Table: Order a full meal from the super talented Ani’s Table this year. Brined and roasted turkey or salt and thyme brined duck leg confit are on the menu as the main plus various stuffings, gravy, veggies and desserts. See the menu here. Order by 11/21.
Simon’s Marketplace: This year Simon’s is offering Thanksgiving dinner plus appetizers, sides, pies, cookies, and of course — salt baguettes! Check their website for menus (coming soon!). Call (860) 526-8984 to place your order.
Healthy Planeat: Enjoy a local harvest full of fresh produce, organic pastured turkey, free-range meat, Jersey dairy, farmstead cheese, artisan bread, and pantry items with pickups in various places around the shoreline.
Gozzi’s Turkey Farm: Famous for their Day-Glo dyed turkeys, though some of us find the display at the farm a little disconcerting. Nevertheless, their prized broad-breasted Gozzi Whites have been a favorite on the Shoreline for generations. Call 203-453-2771 to reserve your bird.
Bishop’s Orchards: Three kinds of fresh turkeys available for pre-order; D’Artagnan Organic, Gozzi, and Ekonk Hill.
Cliff’s Quality Meats in Essex provides an all-natural bird 10-30lbs. Order it up oven-ready with their signature sausage and bread crumb stuffing and a quart of house gravy or surprise your family with one of Cliff’s smoked turkey breasts and house-made kielbasa to skip the cooking altogether. Call 860.767.1539 anytime to place your order, while supplies last.
Shoreline Prime: has Turduckens (deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, stuffed into a deboned turkey) for your feast this year. Call 203.208.1579
Walt’s has 10-22 lb Waybest Turkeys this year, in addition to all of the yummy sides and gravy above. Call 860.388.3308.
If you’ve got the cooking covered but just need a few desserts, here are our go-tos for this year.
Bishop’s Orchards: Enjoy the convenience of their Grab N’ Go Fruit, Nut, Cream and No Sugar Added Pies! Bishop’s Orchards strives to make your holidays easier with the convenience of everything already done. Pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee specific wants will be in-stock.
Sift Bakery: Offers a variety of holiday desserts such as Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake, their signature Carrot Cake Roulade, Pumpkin Tart, and many more. All orders must be placed by 11/19 . Order here for pick up at Niantic or Mystic.
Savour Cafe: Enjoy a variety of baked goods, dinner sides, and pies such as the Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Topped with a Ginger Pecan Streusel. Call 860-662-4438 or stop in during regular business hours to place your order.
White Gate Farm: Order a scratch-made 9″ granny smith apple, bourbon pecan, or pumpkin pie, all available gluten-free. Orders can be placed online before 11/17.
Cooking Company: Well known for their bakery, they’re offering up everything from old fashioned pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie to cranberry blueberry lattice and pear frangipane tart (yum!). Here’s the menu. Call the Middletown 860.343.0008, or Killingworth 860.663.3111 location to place your order.
Pursuit of Pastry: Serves a variety of specialty pastries, bread, pies, cakes and cookies. Order by 11/20.
Hadlyme Country Market: offering a menu of fresh-baked pies in the following flavors: Apple, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Apple Raspberry, Pumpkin Eggnog, Autumn Berry & Peach. Call the store to order: (860) 526-3188 or order at the counter. 11/8 is the deadline so order today!
Zest Fresh Pastry: Featuring all the holiday pie classics as well as Sweet Potato Pecan, new this season. The Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Tarte is a delicious option for your more chocolate-inclined friends and family! Orders must be placed by 11/20 for pick up on 11/23— requests accepted by phone, online, and in-person.
Eight Mile Meadow: Has a scrumptious menu of breads (and ravioli!) made fresh in Deep River. Deadline to order is 11/20.