Your Turkey Day shopping list is complete…or so you thought! We’ve got a list for those of you who sometimes forget an item or two—or maybe there was a sweet potato pie disaster and you need a new pie, STAT. Believe it or not, there are grocery stores open on Thanksgiving and they can be a total godsend—especially when you have a houseful of people waiting for the perfect holiday meal.

So where can you go to pick up that can of chicken stock that you forgot? We’ve got answers—read on for our Thanksgiving Day grocery store cheat sheet.

Photo: Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

First, if your neighborhood grocery store happens to be an Aldi, Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Publix or Trader Joe’s, we have some bad news: these stores will be closed nationwide on Thanksgiving.

Hopefully, you’ll have one of these other alternative grocery stores near you in case you have some last minute sweet potato pie making to do. Keep in mind, the store hours listed below are in general for most locations. Your local stores’ actual holiday hours may vary, depending on where you live—so definitely check before you run out in your slippers and apron!

  • Albertson’s: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Food Lion: Regular hours
  • The Fresh Market: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • H-E-B: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Kroger: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Ralphs: 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Safeway: Hours vary by store
  • Shaw’s: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Target: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wegman’s: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Whole Foods Market: Call for hours

If you absolutely don’t have time to leave the house, Whole Foods Market will bring your groceries to your doorstep on Thanksgiving. If you live in an area served by Amazon Prime Whole Foods Market delivery, you can get your order in as little as one hour until 2 p.m. local time.

Now that’s one Thanksgiving Day lifesaver when you need to borrow more than just a cup of sugar!

—Erica Loop

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