The holidays can be a stressful time of year no matter what. Prepare the home (and mentally prepare) to host the holiday, or if you’re not hosting, plan your trip to celebrate family or friends. This year, we’re all feeling the impact of rising grocery prices on our wallets, and that certainly comes into play as you prepare to host a food-based holiday, especially Thanksgiving. On the other hand, cost aside, there’s also the pressure to ‘do Thanksgiving right’ – right? Do you pull a Griswold and dry the turkey beyond repair? Does Aunt Margie complain about the canned cranberry sauce and your green bean casserole not up to par?
Well, many Hudson Valley-based businesses and restaurants are offering full Thanksgiving dinners. Imagine a stress-free Thanksgiving Thursday with a meal already prepared for you, heated and eaten. Let’s look at some options.
Adams Fairrock Farms – Thanksgiving Meal to Go
Adams Fairrock Farms, a with several locations throughout the Hudson Valley A number of different options to meet your Thanksgiving needs. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green peas, gravy and apple pie make complete turkey dinners for between 4 and 10 people. These dinners are fully cooked and come with reheating options. Adams also has an a-la-carte menu that includes a selection of turkey, ham and sides. Orders must be placed by Friday 11/18 and picked up by Wednesday 11/23 at 6pm.
Handsome Devil – Newburgh, NY
There’s the award-winning Handsome Devil BBQ Thanksgiving is a big menu when it comes to catering options. A ‘family dinner’ that feeds 12-15 people includes smoked turkey, cornbread, sides and pies, while their a-la-carte menu gives you additional meat options like spiral ham, smoked brisket, ribs and course turkey. . Side options include mac n cheese, collard greens, sweet and mashed potatoes, greens. Beans and Apple Pie Baked Beans….and plenty of pie options for desserts too. Orders must be in by Wednesday 11/16 and fully cooked orders for heat and eat pick up by Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 11/24 9am-11am.
Main Course Catering – New Paltz, NY
Main Course Catering & Marketplace in New Paltz a A big Thanksgiving menu Complete per-person dinner options including turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and roasted fall veggies. They have a huge list of a-la-carte options, from seasonal soups and salads to vegetarian entrees, a long list of desserts and cocktails. Orders must be placed by Wednesday 11/16 at 12pm, pickup options are Wednesday 11/23 5pm-8pm, or Thanksgiving Thursday 11/24 9am-11am.
Rosey’s – Poughkeepsie, NY
No wonder Rosie offers a ‘A full Italian dinnerCreate your own packages with different sizes – small feeding 4-6, medium 8-10 and large 16-20. All dinners include appetizer options, entrees (more than just turkey options), a tasting menu of sides, breads, and of course dessert. Beyond the standard Thanksgiving options, they also have a full list of favorites to spice up your menu. Pickups will be available on Wednesday 11/23 at the Eastdale Village location only.
Cracker Barrel – Fishkill, NY
Word around some local Facebook groups is that Cracker Barrel delivers beautifully A stellar Thanksgiving package. Their ‘Complete Thanksgiving Feast’ serves 8-10 people and includes 2 turkey breasts, cornbread dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, choice of 2 sides, plus rolls with pumpkin and pecan pie. They also have a small selection for heat and serve a family dinner for 4-6. Orders must be picked up on Monday 11/21 or Tuesday 11/22 and delivered within 72 hours of pickup.
Thanksgiving pre-order dessert options
If desserts are all you need covered, The Pastry Garden has a A full menu of fun and creative Thanksgiving options Including turkey cake, cheesecake, pastries and cookies and traditional pies. They also offer gluten free and sugar free pies!
There is also a cakery in Fishkill Put us in dessert mode With this sneak peek of their gourmet Thanksgiving cupcakes, there are plenty of pie options as well.
Have you ever pre-ordered your Thanksgiving dinner before? Do you have any recommendations for local places to add to our list?
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