After virtual learning, virtual working, virtual visiting, and virtual nervous breakdowns, maybe we should all take a pass on putting out a home-cooked Thanksgiving spread. Whether you’re in the market for just a bird, or perhaps the whole Thanksgiving meal, you can pick up pre-made Thanksgiving favorites from one of these purveyors around town. Keep reading for our picks for a stress-less Thanksgiving meal.

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Moe’s Original BBQ

Most Moe’s Original BBQ locations will offer whole smoked turkeys, spiral ham, and smoked meats by the pound. Customers can choose pans of side items such as cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, mac ‘n cheese, collard greens and more. In addition to pick up orders, Moe’s Original BBQ offers off site catering and individual boxed meals for businesses, parties and events during the holidays. Guests can pre-order online and choose the closest location to pick up holiday meals.

349 14th St. NW, Midtown

Local Three

Whether you’re looking to add a few extra dishes to your holiday spread or you want the whole shebang, Local Three is offering elevated traditional holiday meals to go. In addition to brined and smoked Bell Evans turkeys, you can pick up fresh cold water oysters, charcuterie boards, whipped brown butter sweet potatoes, and more. Thanksgiving items will be available for pickup from Local Three from 2-8 p.m. beginning Monday, 11/23 and ending Wednesday, 11/25. The cut-off to place Thanksgiving orders will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11/20

3290 Northside Pkwy. NW, Buckhead

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OK Cafe

People come to the OK Cafe for the quality of the food and the sort of menu your grandmother would make for Sunday dinner, if you had a grandma who could cook, that is. With a whole turkey option, you can elect to add pans of mac n’ cheese, squash casserole, mashed potatoes, and more. You can also pick up whole pies and cakes, to finish it off in style. Orders will be accepted through 11/22, and must be picked up by 11/25.

1284 West Paces Ferry Rd., Buckhead


Pre-order turkeys, hams, rib roasts, complete prepared meals, and party trays through 11/23, and pick up your meal—including a main course and traditional trimmings and sides—by noon on Thanksgiving Day. Sprouts is also offering a vegan option, which includes a 40 oz. Gardein Roast meal, which includes cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and a Take & Bake Sourdough Loaf.

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Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Offering whole smoked turkeys or sliced, plus cornbread dressing, gravy, biscuits or cornbread, and cranberry sauce (in addition to your choice of two sides), you can place your Thanksgiving dinner order by 3 p.m. on 11/22 for pickup on 11/25. A whole smoked turkey (feeds 12-14) is $115, and sliced turkey packages (feeds 6) start at $105.

656 N. Highland Ave., Poncey-Highlands

The Pig & The Pearl

You can pick up fresh oysters, a whole smoked turkey, whole smoked brisket, and choose from plenty of sides at this notable smokehouse and oyster bar if you place your order by 11/16. All items feed 6-8 hungry adults, and prices vary by selection; however, Smoked Turkey & Gravy is $75, and a complete sides package (though you may order a la carte) is $120 for Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Mac n Cheese, Stuffing, Collard Greens, Corn Bread & Honey Butter.

1380 Atlantic Drive Suite 14180, Atlantic Station

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Alon’s Bakery

Atlanta’s go-to elegant to-go eatery is offering a whole smoked turkey (serves 10-12) for $80, along with fancier-fare side dishes (think bourbon orange cranberry relish) and decadent desserts (caramel chocolate hazelnut cake, anyone?), priced separately. You can also opt for the classic turkey feast for 8, which includes a customizable menu for $319.99.

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Dunwoody

1394 North Highland Ave. NE, Morningside


If you want some turkey but you’re really not that into the traditional meal, per se, you can pick up a Thanksgiving Carryout Package at Maggiano’s for $179.99 (serves 4-5 people) that includes a traditional roasted turkey with giblet gravy and focaccia sausage stuffing, country-style smoked ham with whipped sweet potatoes, AND spaghetti and meatballs, four-cheese ravioli, caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes, freshly baked bread, plus cranberry relish.

Locations in Buckhead, Cumberland, and Perimeter; online orders only.

—Shelley Massey



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