If you aren’t up for making an entire Thanksgiving meal this year, check out some of the many options for take-out meals, side dishes and desserts!
Grocery stores, restaurants, and caterers offer full meals (or just the bird or sides) and there are also businesses offering turkeys, hams, and other main dishes. Many require you pick up the meal and reheat, but some are open on Thanksgiving and you can grab your meal hot and ready to serve.
There are also many amazing bakeries offering pies and dinner rolls. Place your order ASAP, because many places are capping the number of orders they can take due to limited staff and supplies.
Full Thanksgiving Meal Options in Kansas City
Located on the Kansas side of the state line, Hen House’s nine locations have many options for your Thanksgiving meal. You can get a meal for two, six to 8, or 10-12 people. If turkey isn’t your thing, Hen House also offers ham and prime rib options. It has an a la carte menu, so if you just want a turkey or ham, you can order that without the rest of the meal. Make sure you check out the dessert options, too, it has many varieties of Tippin’s pies!
There are over a dozen Hy-Vee locations across the metro where you can order a pre-cooked Thanksgiving meal. They have turkey, ham, and prime rib and lots of sides to choose from. Order a meal package, or items on the a la carte menu. Keep the holiday brunch packages in mind, too, for a leisurely morning after the holiday.
This grocer has locations in Lenexa and Lee’s Summit. It is offering meal packages as well as a la carte items, including whole hams, turkeys, and turkey breasts.
There are store locations on both sides of the state line, and they offer really affordable options. If you are in the market for just a turkey, Price Chopper offers smoked and roasted turkeys for $3.99 per pound. The meal options allow you to choose the sides and desserts your family prefers.
This little store has two locations in KC and in the Northland. They’re offering deep fried turkey and all the sides.
There are three locations in the metro area, two in Kansas and one in Missouri. If you are looking for a vegan or vegetarian meal, Whole Foods has some great options available. Or if you want to do something truly unexpected, get the beef wellington meal!
Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Meals To Go
You can choose from an entire Thanksgiving meal or just the smoked turkey from this restaurant in Westport.
My friend swears by the Thanksgiving meals from Cracker Barrel. You can choose from the family dinner or family feast. The meals take about two hours to heat up. It also offers fresh baked holiday pies, including a cinnamon roll pie! Local Cracker Barrel locations can be found in Olathe, Belton, Independence, Liberty, and north of the river near Tiffany Springs.
This restaurant in Westport typically serves Italian food, but for Thanksgiving it is offering a 15-pound turkey with sides.
This cafe in Prairie Village is offering meals for two for Thanksgiving, perfect for a small gathering. It also has sides for purchase for $15 a quart, and dessert and rolls.
This restaurant in Prairie Village offers fully cooked individual meals. Perfect if you are dining for one, or if you want to order several for your group. Order by November 19.
This restaurant has its main location in Lee’s Summit, and a second location near the Plaza. It is offering a Thanksgiving meal to go, and is also taking reservations for a dine-in option as well.
Brancato’s is offering a Thanksgiving meal for six or 10, with three convenient pickup locations across the city, or you can have it delivered for a fee. Place your order by November 15.
You can get a full Thanksgiving meal with sides and pies, or just a turkey or ham (or turducken!) to cook at home. There are three locations in the KC Metro.
Located in downtown Kansas City and Overland Park, Garozzo’s will be open for dine-in on Thanksgiving, and will also be offering curbside to-go Thanksgiving meals for two or four.
You can pick up your ready-to-heat meal at Lula Southern Cookhouse in the Crossroads, or pay an extra fee to have it delivered to you. Customize what you want with side dish options options, such as an autumn salad, candied sweet potatoes, and broccoli cheese and rice casserole.
Just the Meat
You can order a smoked turkey or smoked turkey breast from any of the three restaurant locations. Call and reserve over the phone, and hurry, because these turkeys go fast!
The Local Pig butcher has several different types of turkeys available, as well as a turkey breast only option. You can buy raw to cook yourself, or already cooked. It also has ham, or really any other kind of meat if you prefer that over turkey.
You can order a whole turkey and pick it up hot or cold. You can add other items from the menu if you want classic barbecue food on the table!
This butcher is offering brined and smoked turkeys for pickup. It also has Thanksgiving sides that you can add on.
Pies and Rolls
As the name suggests, Anita’s is famous for rolls, but it is also offering pies and other desserts at the Northland shop. Make sure you pre-order so you can get exactly what you need.
This Overland Park bakery is offering pans of brioche rolls as well as brioche cinnamon rolls and Thanksgiving turkey sugar cookies.
Betty’s is offering nine different kinds of pies, as well as cobblers and bread pudding. Order by November 16.
This bakery in the River Market is serving up a variety of pies and rolls as well as a “mystery dessert!” Place orders by November 19.
This program is part of the culinary arts program in the Shawnee Mission School District. It will have pies, rolls, and side dishes available for pre-order this year.
It has locations in North Kansas City, Independence, and Riverside. They all have amazing rolls, and are also offering full-size pies and cobblers.
Located in Prairie Village, this bakery offers an amazing assortments of pies, cakes (a tiny turkey cake!), cookies, and delicious rolls and scones. The fall menu is to die for. Place orders by November 17.
Along with an assortment of pies you’ll find rolls, cornbread, and of course the specialty – freshly baked bread.
My friend Kristin runs this amazing home bakery, and makes the most intricate (and delicious) pies. She has beautiful specialty pies, as well as traditional pies, and her delicious brownies available this year. Pick up is at her home in Olathe.
This bakery is in Liberty and has a Thanksgiving menu that includes 17 kinds of pie! Orders must be placed by November 12.
Pies offered this year are pumpkin, dutch apple, MoKan, chocolate peanut butter, and banana cream. You can also pre-order cinnamon rolls.
If ice cream is more your style, check out one of the ice cream pies from Sylas and Maddys in Olathe.
This all gluten-free and vegan bakery is offering a variety of pies as well as rolls and other yummy desserts.
This bakery in Lenexa is offering pies, cheesecakes, and other baked goods for your holiday celebration.
I’m old enough to remember dining at the Tippin’s restaurant with the giant case of pies. These days, you can find the delicious pies at area Hen House and Price Chopper grocery stores.
This bakery has a storefront in Olathe, and it will have a variety of pies available for pre-order, including the option for a gluten-free crust. This is one of the only places I’ve seen sweet potato pie on the menu!
Choose from an assortment of pies, cakes, and breads at this bakery near the Plaza.