The Best Thanksgiving Meal Kits of 2023!

Nov 12, 2023 | eat/drink

D’Amico Catering Thanksgiving Dinner at Home, 2021

Minnesota restaurants, a meal-delivery service, and others offer easy, cook-or-reheat ways to dine on turkey day!

Minnesota Monthly: It’s turkey time! We love the trend of great catering companies and restaurants making the meal easy so you can enjoy Thanksgiving arguing with Uncle Larry about politics, just as Thanksgiving was intended to be! We’ll keep adding to this list as options come in, but here are some of the places selling Thanksgiving meal kits for 2023.

Travail Kitchen

This cook-or-reheat option from the Robbinsdale restaurant serves six to eight, for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2-6 p.m. Included: a 12- to 14-pound turkey, Bob’s Famous sweet potatoes, potato pavé, creamed spinach, green bean casserole, and more. Some items require reheating; others are assembled and cooked. Serves 6-8 people for $300

Mill Valley Kitchen

This St. Louis Park restaurant’s take-and-bake option feeds six to eight. It includes an assortment of traditional and unique holiday flavors, including an herbed half turkey, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, roasted green beans with mushroom sauce, cranberry poblano relish, truffled fingerling potatoes, sweet potato mash, and a harvest salad. Choose between home-style apple or pumpkin pie. You can upgrade to prime rib or add prime rib with the half turkey. Place your order online or by calling 952-358-2000. Pick up 2-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November. 22nd. Serves 6-8 people for $350

Red Cow

Orders will go live November 1st. The meal kit includes: roasted turkey breast, truffled green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, butter pecan sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mac ’n’ cheese, assorted artisan rolls with garlic butter, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. Beverage kits include: bloody mary cocktail kit ($22), old fashioned cocktail kit ($15), a lavender revolution mocktail kit ($18), and a honeycomb mocktail kit ($18).

Ordering will go live November 1st online at and orders must be placed by November 19th. Orders must be picked up on Wednesday, November 22nd between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Twin Cities orders will be picked up at Red Cow Uptown (2626 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), and Rochester orders can be picked up at Red Cow Rochester (217 14th Ave. SW, Rochester). Serves 5-7 people for $264

Surly Brewing Co.

The meal kit includes: a three-pound smoked turkey with jus, brined with lemon and herbs and smoked over oak; two quarts of white-cheddar mashed potatoes with heavy cream and butter; two quarts of green bean casserole with crispy fried onions; maple sage glazed carrots; turkey demi gravy; wild rice stuffing; Pentagram cranberries; cornbread with honey butter; and a pumpkin pie. Plus, because it’s Surly: a 750-milliliter bottle of this year’s Feastbier (weizenbock aged 15 years in 1792 Bourbon barrels). Serves 4-6 people for $225

Smokey’s Pub N’ Grill

Pre-orders for these kits begin October 25th and must be placed by November 16th, or until they’re sold out. The kit includes: a smoked turkey (whole bird) and a full slab of baby back ribs (add-on full slabs of ribs are $30 each). Sides includes garlic mashed potatoes with gravy, brown-butter-and-sage roasted carrots, “Grandma’s classic stuffing,” 10 cornbread muffins, and a dozen dinner buns. Dessert is a 10-inch pumpkin pie. Pick up on Thanksgiving at Smokey’s, in East Bethel, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Serves 6-8 people for $275

D’Amico Catering

Please note, the ordering website launches October 25th, and the deadline to order is November 19th. This “D’Amico at Home” Thanksgiving dinner includes a bountiful meal of herb-roasted turkey breast, thighs, and gravy; salads and sides; and pumpkin pie with vanilla bean whipped cream. The garnish kit comes with fresh herbs and citrus. Additional pies are available for purchase, $34 each, including apple brown-butter streusel, bourbon pecan, and French silk. Curbside pickup is available at the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom, in Golden Valley, or at Edinburgh USA, in Brooklyn Park, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 22. $265 for a meal, feeding six people.

Tria Restaurant

The kit from the North Oaks restaurant comes with roasted turkey (including white and dark meat), traditional dressing, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy, a mixed green salad, cranberries, and a baguette with butter. Turkey leftovers (two pounds of additional roasted turkey, gravy, cranberries) are $40 or more. Last day to place an order is Wednesday, November 15th. Pickup date: Wednesday, November 22nd, from 4 to 9 p.m. Serves 4-5 people starting at $159

Four Seasons Minneapolis

To-go kits include Butternut Squash Soup with maple and sage, Baby Kale Salad, Oven Roasted Turkey, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Yams with rosemary, brown butter and honey, Sourdough Stuffing with bacon and roasted apple, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and two pies: Dutch Apple and Pecan. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian menu items will be available. Orders placed by Friday, November 17th, will be ready for pick up on Thursday, November 23rd, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. $365 serves four to six, $450 serves six to eight, $560 serves eight to 12. To-go kits are available now on Tock.

Homegrown Foods

Homegrown Foods is a meal-delivery business serving the Twin Cities metro: eight-courses includes Kadejan Farms turkey, Hugh’s garden potatoes, plus all the side dishes along with timed, start-to-finish instructions explaining how to break up the work over a couple of days. The dinner comprises: Kadejan Farms turkey, creamy garlic whipped potatoes, sage dressing with shiitake mushrooms, yams with maple streusel, roasted carrots, garlic green beans with almonds, crunchy kale salad with clementine vinaigrette, and pumpkin pie with homemade crust.

Order by Tuesday, November 14th, with limited quantities available until Sunday, November 19th. Kits are delivered to customers’ doorsteps on Tuesday, November 21st. (Delivery is included in the price.) Serves 2-14 people for $75-$225

Wildfire Eden Prairie

Thanksgiving carryout orders can be placed by calling the Eden Prairie restaurant, at 952-914-9100, or ordering online starting November 4th. Pick your protein: turkey, salmon, and/or roast tenderloin. Order a whole pumpkin pie, maple pecan pie, Door County cherry pie, key lime pie, or flourless chocolate cake for $29.95, plus tax, or a whole triple-layer chocolate cake for $49.95, plus tax. Half platters serve 4-5 people, prices vary; full platters serve 8-10 people, prices vary

Heather’s Minneapolis

A la carte Thanksgiving from the turkey (1.5 pound breast or whole turkey) to the gravy, creamy Mashed Potatoes, savory Sage Stuffing, maple-glazed yams, and pumpkin bars. See the menu on Instagram, and place your order at 612-445-8822 before 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 19th.

Pie Only

Parlour St. Paul

Parlour will be doing a pie sale to-go through mid-December. Pickup is on Wednesdays and flavors include pumpkin and double-crust apple pies, $28 each.



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