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How to do Takeout for your Thanksgiving Dinner

We found the 8 best restaurants and caterers across the West that will prepare, cook or deliver your Thanksgiving meal.

Holidays are a time to relax, but preparing an elegant feast can be a challenge. This Thanksgiving, put down your oven mitts, grab a glass of wine and let someone else do the cooking. The restaurants and caterers listed below have everything (special holiday menus, delivery services, and ready-to-cook meals) you need to host the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.


Thanksgiving Dinner, Bella
The Westin’s Bear Mountain Resort is offering two Thanksgiving Dinners this year. Enjoy a three-course tasting meal on Friday, October 9 or stop by on Sunday, October 11 for a Thanksgiving buffet. Both dinners take place at the resort’s Bella restaurant. bearmountain.ca.

Thanksgiving Menu, Cheryl’s Gourmet Pantry
Order an entire meal ($37 per person), or choose a variety of dishes from Cheryl’s à la carte menu. Options include brussels sprouts with parmesan cream and butternut squash and apple soup. The bakery is also full of holiday-themed sweets like pumpkin spice cheesecake and cranberry citrus loaves. cherylsgourmetpantry.com

Urban Digs Farm’s brined and smoked pasture-raised turkeys are full of Thanksgiving flavour. (Photo by Urban Digs Farm.)


Turkey To Go, Sutton Place Hotel
Let someone else take care of all the braising, boiling and basting this year. The Sutton Place Hotel’s Turkey To Go meal comes with all the fixin’s and will serve 8–12 people. Orders can be placed now until October 8. suttonplace.com.

Thanksgiving To-Go, Railtown Catering
Railtown Catering’s gourmet dinner package includes sage-roasted organic turkey, chestnut and brioche stuffing, and ginger-infused cranberry sauce. Meals can be ordered ready-to-eat or ready-to-bake (so you can try to fool your guests into thinking you’ve made it). railtowncatering.com.

Pastured Turkey Thanksgiving Box, Urban Digs Farm
Take your half or whole turkey—brined in apple cider vinegar, bay leaf and oranges—as is, or ask Urban Digs to throw it in their real wood smokers for an extra layer of flavour. Potatoes, squash, beets and cranberry sauce complete the meal and can be picked up or delivered straight to your door. urbandigsfarms.com.

Thanksgiving Dinner wouldn’t be complete without a slice of pumpkin pie.


Thanksgiving Menu, Meez Cuisine and Catering
Meez Cuisine’s Thanksgiving menu includes all the classics, but if you’re feeling more adventurous you can forgo the turkey and gravy and try their pork loin roast with apricot cranberry stuffing and grainy mustard sauce. meezecuisine.com.

Homemade Turkey with all the Trimmings, The Westin
Sit back and relax while The Westin takes care of the rest. They have 13- and 20-pound turkey dinners available (both of which come with a handful of delicious sides), but if you’re extra hungry you can add additional plates like the butternut squash mac and cheese. westincalgary.com.

Railtown Catering’s chestnut and brioche stuffing is the perfect turkey accompaniment. (Photo by Railtown Catering.)


Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet, Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre
If you can’t wait until 5 p.m., head to Creations Dining Room and Lounge for an afternoon feast. Stick with brunch classics like eggs benedict and French toast or head straight to the carving station to get a head start on the turkey coma. sawridgeedomonton.com.


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