Thanksgiving Dinner Guide: local restaurants and stores cook Thanksgiving dinner just for you!

14 Nov

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Thanksgiving is all about spending time with your family and being thankful for what you have, but let’s be honest…sometimes you spend so much time in the kitchen that you’re not so thankful anymore.  Yes, it’s rewarding to get some amazing food out onto the table, but you might have missed that moment when your brother fell flat on his face, that juicy gossip about your cousin, or the last of those appetizers devoured by your dad that you just slaved over.  So, for you or the family that needs a break, we present to you a few choices if you’d like Thanksgiving prepared just for you.

Here is a good variety of pick up options and delivery options throughout Fairfield County.  In no particular order we have Cafe Turnier of Norwalk, Graze of Fairfield County, Bistro 7 of Wilton, Valencia of Norwalk, Fresh Dine of Darien and New Canaan, Fairway Stamford, Stew’s in Danbury, Newington, and Norwalk, Eclectic Luncheonotte of New Canaan, and City Limits Diner of Stamford.  If you have any to add, please let us know and we can add.

Cafe Turnier, Norwalk (pick up)

Thanksgiving Special, $379 includes:

  • Turkey (10-12 Pounds)
  • Honey Baked Ham (7-9 Pounds)
  • Stuffing (Half Tray)
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy (Full Tray)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Half Tray)
  • Green Beans (Half Tray)
  • Buttered Corn (Half Tray)
  • Ernie’s Special Salad w/ 3 Dressings (Full Tray)
  • Baked Mac n’ Cheese (Full Tray)
  • Dinner Rolls (2 Dz)
  • Apple and Pumpkin Pie

Contact them at (203) 846-0023 to place an order or stop in at 115 Main Street in Norwalk, CT.  You’ll need to place your orders by early next week, place a deposit, then you can set up a pick up on Thanksgiving.

Graze Delivered (food delivery service)

Place your Thanksgiving Turkey delivery order by 11/15 and you’ll get a free Red Door Bakery Apple Pie.  Speaking of turkey, they will be sending out free-range, hormone and antibiotic free turkeys from Misty Knoll and Stonewood Farms.  In addition, you can order all your fixings for the meal to be delivered, too:

  • Homemade Turkey Gravy
  • Local Herb Turkey Seasoning
  • Olivia’s Traditional Stuffing Mix
  • Olivia’s Cornbread Stuffing Mix
  • Stonewood Farms Sausage and Champlain Apple Stuffing Kit
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes kit
  • Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce
  • Green Beans with Shallots & Feta
  • Ready to Cook:  maple sweet potatoes, honey glazed carrots, ready to roast Thanksgiving veggies
  • Red Door Bakery Fresh Pies:  pumpkin, apple, pecan, and triple berry

Bistro 7, Wilton (pick up)

THANKSGIVING DINNER:  $225 feeds up to 6 people OR $400 feeds up to 12 people

  • Choice of: Oven Roasted Turkey or Honey Brown Sugar Ham
  • Choice of: Mashed Potato or Maple Syrup Sweet Potato (optional with marshmallow)
  • Choice of: Cranberry-Apple Stuffing or Traditional Vegetable Stuffing
  • Choice of: Buttered Corn or Cream of Spinach
  • Choice of: Turkey Gravy or Brown Gravy
  • Includes: Pumpkin Pie, Housemade Cranberry Sauce, Corn Bread

OPTIONAL ADD-ONs

  • $20 Butternut Squash Soup
  • $35 Bistro 7 Green Salad (Half Tray) or $60 for a Full Tray
  • $60 Extra Turkey or Honey-Ham
  • $40 Mashed Potato
  • $45 Maple Syrup Sweet Potato (optional with marshmallow)
  • $20 Buttered Corn
  • $20 Cream of Spinach
  • $20 Extra Stuffing
  • $5 Corn Bread (6 pieces)

Valencia, Norwalk (Pick up)

What else can we say?  We love Valencia and we even wrote about their Turkey Day catering last year!

FreshDine, (Delivery to Darien and New Canaan)

This is a brand new cooking and delivery service that features local food and they are taking orders for Thanksgiving!  Just order on their site and pick whether you want the food delivered on 11/25 or 11/27.

  • Roast Whole Turkey & Gravy:  for 6-8, $49.99 or 10-12, $69.99
  • Traditional Country Stuffing:  for 6-8, $19.99 or 10-12, $28.99
  • French Bean Casserole:  for 6-8, $19.99 or 10-12, $28.99
  • Classic Mashed Potatoes:  for 6-8, $19.99 or 10-12, $28.99
  • Sweet Potato Casserole:  for 6-8, $19.99 or 10-12, $28.99
  • Homemade Gravy:  for 6-8, $9.99 or 10-12, $17.99
  • Cranberry Sauce:  for 6-8, $9.99 or 10-12, $17.99
  • Classic Apple Pie w/ Crumble:  for 6-8, $14.99 or 10-12, $27.99
  • Pumpkin Pie:  for 6-8, $14.99 or 10-12, $27.99
  • Pumpkin Roll:  for 6-8, $16.99 or 10-12, $27.99
  • Pumpkin Bread:  for 6-8, $14.99 or 10-12, $27.99

Fairway Market, Stamford (pick up)

Dinner for 6 • $149

  • Fairway locally grown, humanely raised, antibiotic-free, oven-ready turkey, 10-12 lbs.
  • Butternut squash soup OR autumn vegetable puree:  2 qts
  • Turkey gravy: 1 qt
  • Cranberry sauce: 1 pt
  • Candied sweet potatoes: 2 lbs.
  • Mashed potatoes 2 lbs.
  • Green beans with shallots:  2 lbs.
  • Sausage stuffing:  1 lb.
  • Mushroom stuffing:  1 lb.
  • Dinner rolls:  1 dozen
  • Pumpkin OR apple pie:  1 pie
There is also a Dinner for 12 option for $219 with bigger portions.  And, if you’d like to go less of the traditional route, you can order an amazing amount of sides, entrees, and starters too.  Be sure to place your order by noon on Saturday, 11/23.  Pick up your order on 11/27 from 8 am to 4 pm or Thursday, 11/28 from 8 am to noon.  Contact Diane Russo at 203.388.9850 or by e-mail.

Stew Leonard’s, Newington, Norwalk and Danbury (pick up)

Stew’s provides the menu and you put it together however you’d like, a la carte style.  When you get to their catering page, click through on the store you’d like to pick up from.

APPETIZERS ON A PLATTER

  • Stuffed Mushroom Platter, Serves 10-12 $24.99
  • Swedish Meatballs, 3 lbs. $19.99
  • Cheese and Pepperoni Platter, Serves 10-12 $17.99
  • Cheese Only Platter, Serves 10-12 $17.99
  • Extra Large Shrimp Platter, Serves 10-12 $39.99
  • Jumbo Fresh Shrimp Platter, 45 pieces $49.99
  • Fresh Fruit Platter, Serves 10-12 $16.99
  • Vegetable Platter, Serves 10-12 $16.99

BAKERY DELIGHTS

  • Assorted Cookie Platter, 40 cookies $14.99
  • Dinner Rolls, 12 rolls $3.29
  • Mini Hard Rolls, 12 rolls $3.29
  • Snow Ball Rolls, 12 $3.29

DESERTS

  • Italian cookie platter, 15-20 $14.99
  • Apple Pie, Serves 8 $7.99
  • Pumpkin Pie, Serves 8 $7.99
  • Pecan Pie, Serves 8 $9.99

HAMS AND TURKEYS

  • Medium Oven Ready Marinated Turkey, Serves 8-10 $50.00
  • Large Oven Ready Marinated Turkey, Serves 15 – 18 $70.00
  • Medium Marinated Roasted Turkey, Serves 8-10 $75.00
  • Large Marinated Roasted Turkey, Serves 15-18 $95.00
  • Tray of Sliced Roasted Turkey, Serves 10-12 $70.00
  • Half Spiral Glazed Ham, Serves 10-12 $45.00
  • Whole Spiral Glazed Ham, Serves 15-18 $80.00

HEAT AND SERVE HOLIDAY SIDES

  • Chestnut Stuffing, Serves 6-8 $13.99
  • Country Style Stuffing, Serves 6-8 $13.99
  • Mashed Potatoes, Serves 6-8 $13.99
  • Sweet Potato Mousse, Serves 6-8 $13.99
  • String Beans Almondine, Serves 6-8 $13.99
  • Vegetable Medley, Serves 6-8 $13.99
  • Flame Roasted Apples, Serves 6-8 $13.99
  • Butternut Squash with Sage, Serves 6-8 $13.99
  • Asparagus with Roasted Garlic, Serves 6-8 $13.99

    SAUCES AND GRAVIES

  • Turkey Gravy, Serves 5 $6.99
  • Cranberry Orange Sauce, Serves 5 $4.99
  • Ham Glaze, Serves 5 $5.99

Eclectic Luncheonotte, New Canaan (pick up)

Family Meal for 4, $95 (you can upgrade your sides and customize, just ask)
  • 15 pound Turkey
  • Pint of Stuffing
  • Pint of Green beans Almondine Pint of Mashed Potatoes
  • Pint of Tomato Bisque Cranberry Sauce
  • Gravy
  • Pie Choice – Apple/Pecan/Pumpkin
Birds come with a Side of Stuffing:  14-16lbs for $42  or 25-28lbs for $65.  Trays will feed about 6 people.
Sides
  • Candied Carrot Bisque – pint 12
  • Manicotti -40
  • “Tray of 14 Italian Manicotti”
  •  Antipasto Platter- 8 per person, minimum of four including Imported Prosciutto, Sopresatta & Provolone; Stuffed Vinegar Peppers, Roasted Peppers and Mushroom salad

Starch

  • Sweet Potato Casserole – Half Tray 40
  • “with pecans and Mallow Frost”
  • Garlic & Scallion Mashed Potatoes – Pint 15
  • Corn Soufflé- Half Tray – 22
  • Classic Apple & Sage Stuffing – Pint 20

Veggies

  • Broccoli ala Gratin – Half Tray 42
  • “Steamed Broccoli covered in a cheddar béchamel sauce”
  • Zucchini casserole with a Mushroom Ivory Sauce – Half Tray 40
  • Balsamic Glazed Carrots & Parsnips – Half Tray 42
  • Cranberry Sauce – Pint 12

Desserts

  • Pumpkin Pie – 10
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake NY Style! – 30
  • Apple Pie – 10
  • Pecan Pie – 10
  • Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll – 20
  • Chocolate Ganache Pretzel Cake! – 30
  • “Moist Double Chocolate cake topped with a Chocolate Ganache-dunked Pretzel icing & Caramel”

City Limits Diner, Stamford (pick up)

Thanksgiving Dinner, $355.00 + tax

  • Fresh whole roasted turkey, 18-20 lbs.
  • Mushroom, leek, potato, and turkey confit stuffing
  • Cornbread and sausage stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Candied yams with citrus glaze
  • Autumn veggies with chive butter turkey giblet gravy
  • Field green salad with red wine vinaigrette
  • Cranberry orange relish
  • City Limits artisan breads:  herb focaccia and multigrain
  • Spiced Pumpkin Pie
  • Cinnamon Apple Streusel Crisp

Place your order by November 17, payment due in full.  Then pick up your order from 10 am to 4 pm on 11/28.  They also have a la carte options.

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