Lowry Hill Meats offers a range of premium poultry and beef products for Thanksgiving, including boneless skin-on turkey breast.
Eater Twin Cities: Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and Twin Cities butchers, markets, restaurants, and bakeries are here to help assemble at-home feasts with pickup packages centered around turkey and all the trimmings. There’s also a handful of dine-in options around town, too.
Animales Barbeque Co. plans to send out Southern-leaning spreads, while The Grocer’s Table fancies up the occasion with truffle butter-glazed whole turkeys. St. Paul’s Hot Hands Pie & Biscuit rounds out the holiday meal with quarts of vegetarian buttermilk gravy and its beloved, butter crust pies. And there’s plenty of meat-free options from vegan mainstays The Herbivorous Butcher and Reverie Cafe + Bar.
Act now to preorder meals or snag a seat for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25.
1. Animales Barbeque Co.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Chef Jon Wipfli’s barbecue haven sends out Southern-leaning spreads for four ($80). The reheat-and-eat package includes a smoked half turkey with gravy, quarts of cheesy grits and spiced and roasted carrots with queso fresco and lime, and cheddar chive biscuits. Prepay for pickup on Tuesday through Thanksgiving, with an la carte option for Turkey Day dishes and pies.
2. The Herbivorous Butcher
Minneapolis, MN 55413
The faux meat and cheese makers behind Minneapolis’s beloved vegan butcher offer a stuffed turkey feast for eight to 10 ($115), complete with Portuguese sausage, maple bacon, fig brie, olive havarti, and Kelly’s croutons. Request a ship date or pick up the spread from November 18 to 24.
3. Surdyk’s Liquor & Cheese Shop
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Around since 1934, the family-owned market offers regulars a little or a lot to assemble at-home holiday feasts. A local, free-range turkey, rubbed with thyme and preserved lemon butter, comes with an aluminum roasting pan, poultry stock, and oven instructions ($100). There’s also helpers and sides like gravy, roasted root vegetables, and giblet stuffing. Its staff also curated a four-bottle wine package, discounted to $47.99 (in-store or online) from November 12 to 28. Impress guests with pours of France’s Calvet Brut Rosé and California’s Imagery Pinot Noir.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Downtown’s glamorous Italian restaurant in the historic Hotel Ivy invites diners to sit and stay for a three-course Thanksgiving meal ($65). A salad dressed with cranberry, candied walnuts, feta, and butternut squash vinaigrette is followed by a choice of smoked turkey breast or 12-ounce ribeye alongside bourbon-glazed carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole and sage stuffing, with apple or pumpkin pie for dessert. Book a seat here.
5. The Grocer’s Table
Wayzata, MN 55391
Fancy up a Thanksgiving feast with decadent, a la carte options from chef Craig Johnson. Pricey picks include a truffle butter-glazed whole turkey for $100 or smoked fish or charcuterie and cheese boards for $150 each. There’s also brown butter-infused whipped sweet potatoes, maple-roasted squash, and caramel apple or candied pecan pie. Plan ahead and throw in bloody mary mixes and brunch dishes for the morning after. Order by Wednesday, November 17, for pickup on Tuesday, November 23 and Wednesday, November 24.
6. Lowry Hill Meats
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The butchers at Lowry Hill require deposits to lock down diverse cuts and preparations of premium meats for Turkey Day. Along with three turkey size options and a smoked or fresh turkey breast, other poultry picks include whole duck, cornish game hen, or pheasant. There’s also smoked ham and bone-in pork rib roast and beef tenderloin. Round out the meaty meal with luxury accents like foie gras mousse and gravy and sides like candied yams, Yukon potato puree, and cranberry relish. Preorder for pickup on Tuesday, November 23, and Wednesday, November 24.
7. Healing Foods at Provision Community Restaurant
2940 Harriet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
The pandemic-era pop-up from chef Mitchell Molloy caters to its vegan community through Black Friday via single meals, seven-course spreads, and feasts made with local and indigenous ingredients. Available for pickup from Wednesday, November 24, to Friday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. out of its nonprofit home base Provision Community Kitchen.
8. Longfellow Grill
Minneapolis, MN 55406
The Minneapolis mainstay makes take-and-bake dinners for four ($75) featuring roasted turkey with gluten-free turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, a green bean hot dish, and seasonal salad with cranberries and candied walnuts. Order by Saturday, November 20 for pickup on Wednesday. November 24. Blue Plate Restaurant Co.’s sister spots The Lowry, Freehouse, Highland Grill, Edina Grill, and 3 Squares all offer similar to-go menus for the holiday.
9. Reverie Cafe + Bar
Minneapolis, MN 55407
The hip hangout for meat-free fans fills out holiday meal kits with a faux turkey roast, smoked Brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, maple bourbon-roasted carrots, portobello mushroom gravy, and spiced wine cranberry sauce. The vegan spread serves four to six ($120).
10. Hot Hands Pie & Biscuit
St Paul, MN 55105
St. Paul’s premiere place for pies prepares pumpkin, pecan chess, apple, and toasted vanilla varieties ($28-$34) that feed six to eight. Thanksgiving specials also include pretzel-flavored ice cream and savory sides like a pimento spread, ham and cheese turnovers, mini biscuit boxes, and quarts of its popular vegetarian buttermilk gravy. Preorder for pickup on Tuesday, November 23, and Wednesday, November 24, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thanksgiving Day until noon. Any unclaimed pies will be donated to local families in need.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Let the Chicago-born chophouse do all the work on Thanksgiving Day with a family-style menu served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Starters like deviled eggs and salads are followed by roasted turkey, glazed salmon, and beef tenderloin alongside traditional trimmings ($59.95 per person and $27.95 for children aged 12 and under). There’s also a carryout option for individual dinners or platters for groups up to 10, plus homemade pies by the slice or whole.
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