INDIANAPOLIS — Looking for a hot meal for yourself and your family on Thanksgiving without the hassle of cooking is becoming easier by the year.
Many restaurants and stores have begun stepping up to make Thanksgiving as close to hassle-free as possible with catering and carryout options ahead of the holiday.
Many options exist for families to obtain a hot meal from local groups like Mozel Sanders, but with the deadline gone to apply for many of those meals, options in varying price ranges still exist.
Below is a list of options:
Whole Foods offers classics alongside specialty picks like macaroni and cheese and Brussels sprouts. Most items come pre-cooked and simply require some preheating before serving.
The celebrated Popeyes turkey is back this year. Unfortunately, the turkey is sold out online. However, you can check with your local restaurant to check if they have availability.
Bob Evans will once again be offering its famed Farmhouse Feast options. The plans come in offers for all different group sizes.
The Honey Baked Ham Co.
The five central Indiana Honey Baked Ham Co. will offer ham (shocker!) and multiple there is juicy ham available, but the franchise also offers turkeys. Combination packages of sides, like sweet potato soufflé, stuffing, green beans and gravy are available as well.
Boston Market offers Thanksgiving meals buffet-style or individually plated meals. Orders can be placed online for premium meals. Premium meals include three sides, for $15.49 per person or deluxe meals that have two sides for $13.99 per person.
Their holiday menus are available from Oct. 24 through Jan. 3.
Buca di Beppo
The Italian restaurant tries its hand at turkey with its Thanksgiving meal offerings.
They offer premade meals. Call your local restaurant to place your orders.
Cracker Barrel offers "Heat-n-Serve" Thanksgiving meals that are ready within two hours. Meal sizes are available for up to 10 people and include turkey and dressing with gravy, cranberry relish, turkey gravy, country green beans, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole and dinner rolls. Prices start at $14 per person.
Costco will sell a "complete meal in a box" this holiday season. The meal includes antibiotic-free turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, Brussels sprouts casserole and more.
It also includes two pies.
Call your nearest location for more information.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is offering heat-and-eat and ready-to-eat options for the Holidays that are available for pickup and delivery.
For gatherings of eight to 12, Dickey's is offering:
- The Complete Feast: Choose from smoked turkey, prime rib, Cajun-fried turkey or spiral ham along with cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and a dozen buttery rolls.
- The Dinner Feast: Choose from smoked turkey, prime rib, Cajun-fried turkey or spiral ham along with cornbread dressing, gravy and a dozen buttery rolls.
- À La Carte Menu: Order any of Dickey’s slow-smoked holiday meats with savory sides individually.
McCormick and Schmicks
This seafood and steakhouse connected to the downtown Hilton is offering an assortment of traditional holiday items for preorder until November 21.
The pre-ordered meals serve four to six people and are $175.