Thanksgiving is just around the corner. With air travel ramping back up around the country and family and friends beginning to plan holiday gatherings again, Thanksgiving likely holds new and special meaning for many people this year. But, as pandemic-related supply shortages and shipping delays continue and meat prices soar, folks should be prepared to order their turkey and holiday fixings sooner rather than later.
Restaurants and bakeries across Atlanta, a metropolitan area which now occupies the traditional homelands of the Muscogee (Creek) and Cherokee peoples, are offering fully prepared turkey dinners, fresh-baked breads, holiday side dishes, and pies for dessert to celebrate gathering together at home with loved ones. Below, Eater compiled a guide to prepared turkeys, holiday foods, and feasts to order from area restaurants and bakeries.
Check back for updates to this food guide through November 19. Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 25, 2021. Know of an Atlanta-area restaurant or bakery not listed below offering Thanksgiving sides, desserts, or full feasts? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Turkeys and Full Turkey Dinners
The Atlanta-based catering company is offering a variety of options for Thanksgiving this year, including a choice between roast turkey or ham. Order sides like cornbread dressing, butternut squash lasagna, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. Desserts include chocolate pecan, pumpkin, or apple pie. Gluten-free and vegan options available. Check out the menu here to order for pick up or delivery.
The Atlanta bakery and market is offering a number of Thanksgiving turkey dinner options, side dishes, platters, breads, and desserts for takeout this year. Order online for pick up.
The Kirkwood barbecue restaurant is offering its annual Thanksgiving feast for takeout again this year. Choose from a smoked or fried turkey or smoked ham paired with Anna’s turkey dressing and sides like mac and cheese and collards. Order by November 21. Call 404-963-6976 to order.
This meal kit business is offering a six person or ten-person Thanksgiving feast that includes turkey pigs in a blanket with cranberry mustard, a whole turkey, and three vegetable sides, along with mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. There’s sweet potato pie with marshmallow meringue for dessert, too. Order online.
The Decatur barbecue restaurant across from Kimball House is now taking orders for fully prepared smoked turkeys and sides. Call 678-235-3476 to order.
The Eastside Beltline tapas restaurant features a Thanksgiving feast for takeout again this year. The menu includes a whole brined turkey with mushroom stuffing, au gratin potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts with pecans and apples, and sweet potato pie. Add a bottle or two of paired wine to the order. Order online for pick up.
The restaurant group behind The Iberian Pig, Cooks & Soldiers, and Sugo is offering a variety of Thanksgiving food options this year, including just the sides or a fully prepared turkey dinner feast. Order wine pairings from Starbright Wines, too. Order here for pick up.
The Edgewood neighborhood market and butcher shop is once again offering a la carter holiday fixing, including roast turkey breast, ham, bacon collards, and bourbon pecan pie for dessert. Have the shop fix up a charcuterie board, too. Order online for pick up.
The Virginia-Highland barbecue restaurant is offering smoked turkeys and full Thanksgiving feasts this year. Family meals feed up to eight people and include the turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, and cranberry relish. Email email@example.com to order.
The Kirkwood butcher shop and bakery is taking Thanksgiving turkey orders, along with orders for holiday desserts, dinner rolls, and breads. Order online for pick up.
While the turkeys here might be sold out already, there’s still whole ducks and goose for sale online from this home delivery company. Make sure to peruse the From the Chefs and Procurement offerings, which includes baked goods. Order online for delivery.
The popular Atlanta barbecue restaurant offers its annual takeout Thanksgiving feasts again this year. Turkey and ham dinners include smoked meats, sweet potato casserole, mac and cheese, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, and a choice of apple or chocolate pecan pie for dessert. For those who just want the bird or ham, Fox Bros. is also selling whole smoked turkeys and hams, along with pans of green bean or sweet potato casserole and cornbread dressing. Order online for pick up at the catering facility on Ottley Drive.
The new Stone Mountain vegan barbecue restaurant is offering holiday grill kits feeding up to six people. The kit includes veef brisket, smoked chick’n, smoked jackfruit, mac and cheeze, a number of other sides, and peach cobbler for dessert. Order online for pick up.
Vegan pop-up Happy Seed is offering a vegan ham, mac and cheese, and chocolate pie feast for Thanksgiving this year. Vegan mac and cheese can be made gluten free, too. Order online for pick up.
Order sliced turkey and gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, and pumpkin pie cheesecake for up to four people from the Inman Quarter restaurant. Order online for pick up.
Order whole feasts or individual turkey dinners from this Cabbagetown restaurant, including vegetarian options. There’s even an option to order a roast turkey kit to prepare at home. Check out the menu options here and order online.
Order a pavochon-style turkey with Puerto Rican holiday side dishes from this Marietta restaurant, including mofongo stuffing, root vegetable escabeche, rice with pigeon peas, and pumpkin flan for dessert. Order online for pick up.
The recently opened Virginia-Highland butcher and sundry shop offers hams, turkeys, and dry-aged rib roast for the holidays. Turkeys can come brined by request. Online ordering begins November 16.
The private chef and pop-up business is offering a Thanksgiving feast that includes meatloaf paired with sides like cornbread dressing, collards, honey butter and garlic mashed potatoes and mac and cheese with peach cobbler for dessert. Purchase the full meal or a la carte. Order online for pick up.
Chefs Todd Richards and Joshua Lee are offering a Thanksgiving feast for takeout from their East Lake barbecue restaurant. The menu features citrus and herb-brined smoked turkey, cheddar and pepperjack mac and cheese, herb dressing, collards in smoked chicken broth, cranberry chutney, herb-chicken gravy, and rolls with maple butter. There’s also an option to add batched cocktails and brisket, too. Order online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab Thanksgiving dinner for four people from the takeout window at Whiskey Bird in Morningside. The meal includes roast turkey, butternut squash soup, stuffing, scalloped potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. Order online for pick up.
The Buckhead-based restaurant is offering a la carte turkey and traditional Southern and holiday sides as well as full feasts for Thanksgiving this year. Order online for pick up.
Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails in Alpharetta offers a Thanksgiving feast this year that includes an apple-brined smoked turkey paired with sides of mashed potatoes, madeira gravy, sage-corn spoonbread, mac and cheese, and green beans and Brussels sprouts. Sides are available a la carte, too. Order online for pick up.
The Buckhead restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving feast this year that includes blue cheese and apple salad, roast turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean and asparagus casserole, and apple or pecan pie for dessert. There’s even a sandwich kit for leftovers. Call 404-948-2927 to order.
Chef Nicky Leahy offers a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings for takeout from his neighborhood restaurant on Brady Avenue. The meal features herb-brined smoked turkey and gravy, biscuits, and five sides, including five cheese bechamel mac and cheese, green bean casserole, and sour cream and chive potato casserole. Sides and turkeys can also be ordered a la carte. Order online for pick up.
The French restaurant on Clairmont Road offers a four course holiday meal for takeout this year. Each individual meal includes soup, salad, an entree, and dessert. Call 404-634-6268 to order.
This year, Rodney Scott’s newest outpost in Adair park will offer whole smoke turkeys and family-sized sides dishes for the holiday. Call 678-855-7377 to order for pick up.
The Cumming barbecue restaurant is offering whole smoked turkeys, brisket, and glazed hams for Thanksgiving, paired with sides like squash casserole, collards, and roasted cream corn. Call 470-302-8383 to order or order online for pick up.
The a la carte Thanksgiving menu from Souper Jenny features an herb and maple-crusted roast turkey, along with sides like cornbread stuffing, Brussels sprouts, roasted acorn squash, sweet potato casserole, quarts of the restaurant’s popular soups, and traditional holiday desserts. Order online for pick up.
The Buckhead, Midtown, and Vinings locations plan to offer a Southern Thanksgiving feast feeding four people for takeout this year, complete with turkey and all the trimmings. Order online for pick up.
Order a la carte Thanksgiving dishes to-go from the Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard market and cafe, including a turkey, Yukon gold potato and sweet potato purees, sage and apple dressing, green beans, Brussels sprouts, and mac and cheese. There’s apple crumble, pecan, chocolate chess, or pumpkin pie for dessert, too. Order here for pick up.
The Poncey-Highland barbecue restaurant offers smoked turkeys and turkey feasts this year for Thanksgiving. Purchase just the smoked bird or a turkey with all the trimmings, including cornbread dressing, mac and cheese, jerk collards, and wok-fried green beans. Order online for pick up.
Thanksgiving meal options from this Sandy Springs restaurant can feed up to 10 people with feasts featuring turkey and all the trimmings. A la carte sides and pies are also available. Call 770-637-2240 to order.
The restaurant at Hotel Clermont offers a Thanksgiving meal this year featuring Herbs de Provence turkey, sweet potatoes, pomme puree, a variety of traditional sides, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Order online for pick up.
There are still turkeys for sale from this Bluffton, Georgia sustainable farm, but orders are filling up fast. Order online for shipping.
Order a la carte dishes, including a whole, smoked turkey, or a full Thanksgiving feast for up to eight people from the Summerhill barbecue restaurant. Sides include cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato soufflé, and bourbon chocolate pecan, apple, or brown butter pumpkin pie for dessert. Order online for pick up.
Choose between roast turkey, roast salmon, or brisket from this Sandy Springs restaurant for Thanksgiving this year. Meals are paired with traditional sides and desserts like pumpkin cheesecake, gluten-free chocolate decadent cake, and white chocolate apricot zafron cake. Check out the menu and call 404-255-7402 to order.
The Acworth-based barbecue restaurants is offering its annual takeout holiday menu for Thanksgiving, which includes a choice of turkey or ham and sides like sweet potato casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and seasoned green beans. The options on this Thanksgiving menu are vast. Call 770-529-5227 to order.
Sides and Breads
The Glenwood Park wine shop is offering holiday wine pairing packages of six or 12 bottles. Choose from a pack of six all red or mixed bottles of red and white wines or a mixed bottle pack of 12 wines to pair with the holiday meal. Order online for pick up.
Order baker Erika Council’s biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and cornbread for Thanksgiving. Council is also offering sweet potato and apple crumble pies for dessert, too. Order online for pick up.
Private events and pop-up chef Nadia Deljo is offering two bread and two pastry options this year for Thanksgiving. Breads include balsamic onion, jam, and sage focaccia and garlic herb milk bun dinner rolls. On the sweeter side, there’s cinnamon coffee and cardamom bars and spiced pumpkin loaf. DM on Instagram to order for pick up in Sandy Springs.
The Atlanta micro-bakery offers several fresh-baked bread options for Thanksgiving this year, including parmesan and sage pull-apart buns, polenta, pepita, and olive loaf, country sourdough, and cranberry-butternut squash pullman bread. Order online for pick up in East Point or Grant Park Farmers Market.
Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Southern restaurant in Decatur offers sides for Thanksgiving like sausage stuffing, baked mac and cheese, honey-molasses glazed carrots, and Brussels sprouts gratin. Order online.
The Marietta coffee and bake shop offers cinnamon rolls, yeast rolls, and a variety of holiday pies for Thanksgiving. Order online for pick up.
The pop-up restaurant offers a selection of sides for pick up this year, including barbecue winter squash, spicy cream beans, and a holiday cornbread dressing. Order sides a la carte or the entire list of dishes online for pick up.
Pies and Dessert
The Avalon Estates gelato and bake shop offers a pumpkin pie and hummingbird cake this year for the holidays. Order online for pick up.
The non-profit bakery based in Clarkston offers apple pie, butterscotch pecan pie, and pumpkin cheesecake this year for Thanksgiving, along with take-and-bake yeast rolls and pumpkin pecan bread. Order online for pick up or local delivery.
The Atlanta-based bakery is once again selling its popular Thanksgiving pies this year, including double-crust apple pie, maple pecan pie, and pumpkin pie. There’s also sourdough loaves, creme fraiche bacon quiche, and cranberry-walnut loaves for sale, too. Order online for pick up.
Order whole or mini holiday pies, cupcakes, and cakes from this Norcross shop, including sweet potato pie, red velvet cake, and cheesecake. Call 678-508-2275 to order.
Bakers Lindsay and Nebi Berhane are whipping up Thanksgiving pies this year, including a sweet pumpkin custard pie with hints of orange zest and cinnamon topped with rosemary infused whipped cream and toasted, candied pecans. Pre-order pies online for pick up at My Parent’s Basement in Avondale Estates and the Queen of Cream window in Inman Park.
Pasty chef Charmain Ware plans to pop up at the cafe just off the lobby at Hotel Clermont November 24 selling pies and other desserts ready made for Thanksgiving. Preorder online for pick up.