There's no doubt that planning and executing a full Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful endeavor, regardless how large or small your family may be. But with Thanksgiving just over a week away, those who will be hosting friends and family for this year's holiday should probably start thinking about dinner plans sooner rather than later.
But if you're like the millions of Americans who are over-worked, stressed out, or simply just don't feel like making a full Thanksgiving meal yourself, there's lots of different alternatives to consider, especially here in Chicago. Thanksgiving take-out seems to be a growing trend all over the United States, as it can often be cheaper and save those who host a Thanksgiving event a whole lot of time when you combine meal preparation and clean-up. And who want to wash all those pots and pans after you've already eaten anyway?
So, if laboring in the kitchen all day doesn't sound like the ideal way to spend a holiday, here's a look at some of the best Chicago-area restaurants that are offering great deals on Thanksgiving take-out specials.
Thanksgiving dinners from Chicago q can accomodate up 14 guests and include in-house smoked turkey, roasted turkey gravy and cranberry orange compote, while sides consists of haricot vert with pork belly and caramelized onions, whipped new red and Yukon Gold potatoes, pork sausage and Granny Smith apple stuffing, and sweet potatoes casserole. Looking for dessert? Top of your Thanksgiving feast with pumpkin cheesecake, carrot cake, chocolate mousse or pecan pie!
If you're looking for variety and plenty of options, The Goddess & Grocer should definitely have you covered. From starters and entrees to sauces and sides, there's a lot to consider on The Goddess & Grocer's Thanksgiving catering menu, but be sure to decide quickly, as all orders must be placed by Friday November 21st at noon!
Although you might have to travel out to the burbs for this one, from what we've heard, it's well worth the trip. A variety of meats are available to choose from, or if you're just looking for a simple and affordable Thanksgiving package, $145 will get you an awesome meal that serves between 10-12 guests. If you're looking for value, this is probably the best deal you'll find anywhere!
Weber Grill's Thanksgiving Day platters generally serve between 8 and 10 guests and are a great way to serve up a stress-free, fire-grilled Thanksgiving Day dinner. If you prefer a traditional smoked turkey with traditional Thanksgiving sides and desserts, it's hard to beat what Weber Grill offers.
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