What’s a Busy Mom To Do On Thanksgiving? Order In! Here’s Your Mom Thyme Guide For Thanksgiving.

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Are you a busy mom who could use a little help in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? Do you rival Martha Stewart when it comes to cooking those classic Thanksgiving side dishes but your turkey’s always dry and stringy? If so, don’t fret another minute, just let one of Atlanta’s top restaurants or specialty food stores help with Thanksgiving Dinner “to go”.

Whether you need just the turkey or want a Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings, there’s a restaurant or specialty food store close by that’s ready to lend a hand with the big meal (just follow the reheating directions and enjoy!). A few of my favorites that are offering Thanksgiving Dinner “to go” this year are:

Murphy’s (Virginia Highlands) – Murphy’s is offering a scrumptious four course Thanksgiving Dinner “to go” that begins with Butternut Squash Soup and a Mixed Green Salad with Walnuts, Pear, Blue and Cheddar Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette. The main course features Roasted Boneless Brined Turkey Breasts with Herbed Cornbread Stuffing and sides such as Green Beans with Five Nut Vinaigrette and Fried Onions, and Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes. Dessert is your choice of one of their delicious pies (Pumpkin, Fuji Apple, Pecan, or Murphy’s Famous Tollhouse Pie). A meal for four is $135 and can be ordered at www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com.

Alon’s Bakery and Market (Dunwoody and Virginia Highlands) – Alon’s is offering a Classic Turkey Feast for four with an Apple Brined Roasted Turkey Breast and all the trimmings (Cornbread Dressing or Traditional Bread Stuffing, Sauce or Relish, Collard Greens, Soup, Salad, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Pie, Rolls, and Cornbread) for $139.99. Also available for purchase are 12-14 pound Whole Smoked Turkeys or Apple Brined Roasted Turkeys. No matter what you’re looking for, Alon’s is sure to meet all of your Thanksgiving needs! Order today at www.alons.com.

Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails (Milton) – For those OTP, Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails is offering a 12-14 pound Apple Brined Smoked Turkey with Madeira-Gravy and Sage-Corn Spoonbread for $75. This meal will feed six to eight guests and additional items are available upon request. If you’ve ever dined at Milton’s, you know you’re in for a real treat! Order online at www.miltonscuisine.com.

Fox Bros BBQ (Little Five Points/Candler Park) – Want a great smoked turkey by the guys who do it best? For $60, Fox Bros BBQ is offering a 12-14 pound smoked turkey with homemade gravy for Thanksgiving. Additional items available for purchase are Mac ‘N Cheese, Cornbread Dressing, Green Bean Casserole and Chocolate Pecan Bars. Pre-order your turkey today at (404) 414-0826.

Star Provisions (Westside) – For gourmet cooks and ultimate foodies, Star Provisions is a one stop shop for Thanksgiving. Star Provisions is featuring Eberly Turkeys and Local Big Breasted White Turkeys for $5.85 per pound and Heritage Turkeys for $7.75 per pound (they’ll brine and roast your turkey for an additional $2 per pound). Thanksgiving sides include delectable items such as Sage and Apple Dressing, Brussel Sprouts and House Cured Bacon, and Green Beans with Wild Mushroom Cream and Wild Shallots. For additional information go to www.starprovisions.com.

This Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful for the multitude of great Atlanta restaurants and specialty food stores that are offering Thanksgiving Dinner “to go”. And, be sure to place your orders early, many places stop taking orders the week before Thanksgiving.

Let me know, who’s cooking your Thanksgiving Dinner this year?


  1. Kelly:I'll be cooking the Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at home, but love the idea of ordering a complete meal from a restaurant that I would only have to put special touches to table decor and wine selections to create "the perfect Thanksgiving meal". Thanks for great time saving suggestions,!!,,,
  2. Linda Green:Mary Kennon, what a delightful and very helpful blog you have. I find your suggestions practical and doable, even for a MiMi. Keep those ideas and Salter pictures coming.
  3. Rusty:I will be living the dream on Thanksgiving Day watching football and having two special family meals thanks to the outstanding chefs in my family and my wife's family who each bring a few of their prized dishes to lunch and dinner to create a feast. Happy Thanksgiving!
  4. Lindsay:I'll give one of these a try. I either make the turkey and buy the sides or buy the turkey and make the sides. Unfortunately, I usually get compliments on the food I buy. I might order the complete meal this year.