Where to Get Thanksgiving To-Go in Miami
After you spent three days in the kitchen prepping, peeling, brining, basting, and baking, even the dog wouldn't touch the food, and you wound up calling in for a pizza.
OK, so you're no chef. But we bet you're one heck of an orderer.
So, this year, let some of Miami's best chefs and markets do the cooking for you. For probably less than what you spent last year, you'll get the entire meal prepared and cooked for you. Just pick it up, heat it (you can do that, right?), and hide all the foil trays in the trash before company arrives.
Icebox Cafe's traditional Thanksgiving dinner package, which serves eight to ten guests, is $260. Dinner includes soup (butternut squash or mushroom chestnut); baby greens salad; a roasted 14-to-16-pound turkey with homemade gravy, cranberry sauce, and your choice of stuffing; a choice of two sides (mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, lemon-scented string beans, roasted Brussels sprouts, curried cauliflower, roasted beets, or crispy shallots); a dozen buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins; and two pies (apple and pumpkin). À la carte selections are also available, in case it's your turn to bring some sides.
Place your order by Monday, November 25, for pickup Thanksgiving Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-538-8448 to order.
Crumb on Parchment
Chef Michelle Bernstein is cooking for your family this holiday. The feast for eight is $225 and includes a 15-to-18-pound herb-roasted turkey with chicken apple sausage stuffing, home-style gravy, orange and candied ginger cranberry sauce; two sides (roasted root vegetables, creamy kale with crispy shallots, green beans almondine, or mixed baby lettuce salad with butternut squash, pepitas, and feta cheese); and pie (apple, pumpkin, or pecan).
Place your order by Friday, November 22, at Crumb on Parchment.
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market has a variety of made-to-order Thanksgiving meals, ranging from just a turkey or ham to a feast for dozens of people. If you're not feeding a huge family or you're on a budget, the dinner for four makes a great meal. For $59.99, you get a roasted boneless turkey breast, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, sourdough stuffing, and cranberry-orange relish. Or order the organic turkey dinner, which includes a 12-pound Plainville Farms organic bird, organic gravy, and organic mashed potatoes. The meal feeds six to eight people and costs $149.99. The store also has a wide selection of pies, appetizers, and sides.
Order online at shop.wholefoodsmarket.com or in-store by Sunday, November 24. Pick up Monday, November 25, through Thanksgiving Day. Prices may vary, based on turkey or ham weight.