thanksgivingturkey-1“Next year at our house!” Those were the words you blurted out last Thanksgiving after a little too much holiday cheer. Trouble is, you didn’t know how darn busy you’d be this year. That’s where we glide in to help. Imagine filling your holiday table with a feast so delicious even Bree Van De Kamp would be impressed. Yes, there is a Turkey Claus. Read on for a delicious list of local “turkey take-outs” so you can actually spend the day enjoying your family. You’ll hardly have to lift a spatula!

Pomegranate Bistro/Dupar and Company Catering (Redmond)
If you’ve ever dined at Pomegranate Bistro or attended a function catered by Lisa Dupar Catering, you know you can’t go wrong with their 2010 Turkey-A-Go-Go menu. The Roasted Free-Range Turkey can be ordered whole or sliced and a few of the gourmet sides include a Orange Cranberry Sauce, Yukon Gold mashers, and a choice from four pies (Chocolate Bourbon Pecan…mmm). Priced from $321.75 and up. View the menu at  www.duparandcompany.com

PCC Natural Markets (Multiple locations)
All natural meats and organic sides are on the menu at PCC. Choose from their Diestel free-range Turkey Dinner, Ham Dinner, Vegetarian Field Roast Dinner options. Each meal includes side dishes, rolls, and a choice of pie. Starting in December there’s a Prime Rib Dinner available for holiday entertaining. Heating instructions, FAQ’s, and a full ingredients list for each meal are found online. Also, check out their site for tons of delish holiday recipes! From $79.99 – $129.99 www.pccnaturalmarkets.com

Whole Foods (Multiple locations)
Just about every variation of “Turkey Dinner” can be found at Whole Foods. Choose from Traditional, Smoked, or Organic; you can get a whole or a half dinner, which serves 2-4 people. If you feel like something slightly less traditional, they also offer a Spiral Ham Dinner and Vegetarian options. All dinners will include a coupon for $10 off a large pie. From $59.99 – $139.000 www.wholefoods.com

Designed Dinners (Multiple locations)
It can’t be any easier than Designed Dinners! Order a four-course Thanksgiving dinner from the available dishes (each order serves approx: 4+); meals include Braised Beef Cannelloni, 3-4lbs Boneless Breast of Turkey served with fine herbs and a cranberry sauce, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a Fall Vegetable Blend. You can add on side dishes such as Fresh Sage and Onion Stuffing and Jasmine Rice with fresh vegetables and herbs if you like. PS: Check out their December menu for delicious holiday entertainment items! www.designeddinners.com

Nettletown (Eastlake)
Don’t miss out on Wild Turkey Day at Nettletown; you provide the bird, and the chefs do all the rest! Side dishes are available either individually or as part of a dinner for six, with the latter incorporating Washington Black Truffles and the restaurant’s Turkey Spice Rub. Pick and choose between courses such as the Herby Bread and Stuffing Mix, Winter Squash and Leek Soup, succulent Knoepfli Casserole, and Parsnip Mashed Potatoes – yum yum yum! Place your order by November 19th; order in person at the restaurant or via email at nettletown@gmail.com.

If you’d rather just stick to the sweet stuff, why not check out Shoofly Pie Company? This bakery sells pies whole or by the slice and is offering a special Thanksgiving menu; call in advance (by Friday 11/19 for guaranteed delivery) to reserve your treat on time! Apple cran crumble, rhubarb, black/rasp-berry, and chocolate cream are just few of the options available, but be warned; the company’s closed Tuesday 11/23, and pick-up times are limited 11/24 and 11/25.

Need more help with your holidays from Turkey Day through the New Year (and beyond)? Be sure to check out the catering section at Metropolitan Markets with locations throughout Seattle, Savory Moment (formerly Month of Meals) in Redmond, or, for the ultimate holiday treat, have Chef Jay of Canape Specialty Chef Services custom design and prepare a holiday dinner party in your own home!