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Feast Easy With These Thanksgiving Carryout Options

Take the legwork out of the big meal

The Thanksgiving to-go spread at Centrolina

In a world where one can get almost anything delivered at the touch of a button, the days of slaving away over Thanksgiving dinner are pretty much long gone. For the right price any number of D.C. dining establishments will take the cooking off the proverbial holiday plate — just pick up, reheat and serve.

Some restaurants offer the whole feast — turkey, stuffing, sides, pies, and more — while others do just pieces of the meal. Cooking an entire dinner and don't want to have to worry about dessert? Fear not — there are plenty of places in D.C. to order pie.

From very traditional dinners to something a little out of the ordinary (but still festive), D.C.'s Thanksgiving takeout scene has a bit of everything. Despite the ease of not having to cook, there is some prep work involved; many orders need to be placed over the next few days. Here are about a dozen options for ordering out.

Colada Shop

21430 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling, VA

Though pre-ordering for Colada Shop’s pies has ended, their pies will be available on UberEats Wedneday and Thursday this week. Find them in flavors like dulce de leche pumpkin and apple guava. They’re also available for pickup, first-come first-serve, on Wednesday.

Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St. NW

For $440, the Michelin star-rated Blue Duck Tavern will happily make a Thanksgiving dinner fit to feed six to eight. The turkey is free-range and comes with fresh bread, brussels sprouts, oven-roasted carrots, potato puree, corn bread stuffing with chorizo and two pies. The restaurant also offers an optional cheese and charcuterie board to add on. Order here.

Farmers Fishers Bakers

3000 K St. NW

Thanksgiving dinner to go from Farmers Fishers Bakers serves four and includes bread, a starter (like kale salad or butternut squash soup,) ham or turkey, a bunch of sides and a pie. All this costs $140, and the restaurant also offers the entire takeout menu a la carte. Order by Nov. 20.

Sloppy Mama’s BBQ

1942 11th St. NW

Order by Nov. 20 to get smoked turkey, house cured ham or brisket (or all three!) from Sloppy Mama’s. The available sides include the classics — brussels sprouts, sausage and cornbread stuffing and more. And for an extra $15, the team will even deliver. All orders must be emailed, so check out the catering site for instructions and a full menu.

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Carmine’s

425 7th St. NW

Carmine’s in Penn Quarter may usually serve Italian food, but in the spirit of turkey day the restaurant is going the all-American route. For $249.95 the restaurant will cook a carryout feast including turkey, stuffing, brussels sprouts, string beans, carrots, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy. Oh, and pie. The deadline to order is Nov. 23, making Carmine’s a top option for procrastinators.

Maketto

1351 H St. NE

Feel like trying something a little different? Maketto’s carryout options are, as one might expect, an Asian twist on the classic American meal. Think cumin lamb shoulder, brussel sprouts with Sichuan bacon and yuzu meringue tart. Order here by Monday at 10 a.m.

Acadiana

901 New York Ave. NW

In the spirit of something a little different, Arcadiana’s Thanksgiving carryout option includes a cajun turkey and some Southern-style sides like collard greens and cornbread and andouille sausage stuffing. Order a meal for $175 or just the turkey for $105, but do it before Nov. 17.

Smokehouse Live

Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg

Celebrating Thanksgiving out in Virginia? Leesburg’s Smokehouse Live is offering a “Holiday Meal package” for $125 that includes turkey, gravy, sides and muffins. Email the restaurant to inquire at events@smokehouse-live.com, and get any orders in by Nov. 18.

Kapnos and Kapnos Taverna

Fancy a big Greek Thanksgiving? Kapnos’ Greek-spiced rotisserie chicken is on offer, along with traditional spreads and Greek-inspired sides like Greek mac and cheese. Orders are being accepted up until Nov. 24 and available for pickup in both D.C. and Arlington.

Sticky Fingers

1370 Park Rd. NW

What’s a vegetarian to do on a day that boasts a meat-based culinary centerplace? One answer is order ahead from Sticky Fingers — the vegan bakery and cafe is offering a meatless carry out menu for four for $45. The turkey stand-in? That’d be “hazelnut cutlets.” Orders have to be in by Nov. 16.

Osteria Morini

301 Water St. SE #109

Osteria Morini pastry chef Alex Levin is here for all Thanksgiving dessert needs. Order by Nov. 20 to get pies, cakes, banana bread, toffee and even gelato delivered ahead of the holiday. See the full menu here.

Baked and Wired

1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW

The perennial Georgetown sweets favorite is offering a full-slate of holiday pies, everything from pumpkin and apple to “pecan kahlua chocolate chip,” as well as pumpkin donut muffins, bread and quiche. Cupcakes are also available for special order.

Centrolina

974 Palmer Alley NW

Centrolina will be offering an Italian-inspired Thanksgiving feast to-go. Menu items include Cider-brined free range turkey, rosemary’s sage stuffing and pumpkin spice pie. All orders must be placed by Nov. 21
. Here’s the order form.

Centrolina’s range of Thanksgiving sides

Del Campo

777 I St. NW

Del Campo will be offering a South American-style Thanksgiving to-go, with ready-to-cook Peruvian-style turkey, chicken and brisket, along with sides including pumpkin risotto, chorizo and chapa bread stuffing. To help speed up cooking. the chefs at Del Campo can spatchcock the bird at no extra charge. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20.

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