In 2020, I did something I thought I’d never do. I ordered a precooked turkey for Thanksgiving. Two of our family members had Covid, so instead of a meal for 20 or more (as we’re used to having) I was preparing Thanksgiving for just the 5 people in our home. Honestly, the whole thing was a bit depressing.
This year looks very different. I’m planning a feast for 25! But guess what? I’m still ordering that turkey precooked. Here’s what I discovered last year. Without fussing over the turkey, I had loads of time to focus on my side dishes and dessert. And, as much as I hate to admit this part, my family liked the turkey I bought way more than they ever liked turkeys I made. I’ve made peace with this and am now embracing my turkey freedom.
Maybe you don’t wanna mess with even one bite of Thanksgiving meal prep? No worries. Plenty of places will make the whole shebang for you. Pick it up, warm it up, serve it to your family and be thankful. Maybe like me, you want to make everything but the bird? Order just the turkey, ham, prime rib, etc and focus on making the dishes you enjoy cooking. Whatever your situation, we got you covered! Here’s a list of places in Middle Tennessee where you can purchase a full Thanksgiving feast for your small (or large!) gathering.
Publix – Several Thanksgiving meal options available. Prices range from $36.99 – $99.99. Order online HERE.
Kroger – Order complete meal bundles or a la carte proteins. Traditional Turkey Dinner with sides for 6-8 people is $75. Order online HERE.
Bob Evans – 3 heat and serve”Farmhouse Feasts” available to order. Includes sides and dessert. Additional sides also available for order. ” Cost is $59.99 – $124.99. Meals can be picked up or delivered for an additional charge. Order HERE.
Whole Foods – Appetizers, full meals and individual proteins available. Order online HERE.
Martin’s BBQ – Feast for 12-15. Includes turkey, sides and dessert for $219.99. Orders must be placed by November 18 and can be picked up at several times/dates/locations. Order online HERE.
Famous Daves – 4 Different meal options. Pick up between November 22-25. Order online HERE.
City Cafe Murfreesboro – Complete Thanksgiving Meal that feeds 8-10 for $149.99. Orders must be placed by November 16. Order form can be found HERE.
The Ridge – Several packages available. Full meals for small, medium and large crowds. Order online HERE.
The Candied Rib Mt Juliet – Act fast if you want this deal. This place sells out of food every weekend so Thanksgiving meals will go quick! Order online HERE.
Cracker Barrel – Order a heat and serve Thanksgiving feats that serves 8-10 people. Cost is $139.99. Pies and meals to serve smaller families also available. Order HERE.
Chef’s Market – Choose between full meal packages and a la carte items. Orders must be placed by November 19. Order online HERE.
Buca di Beppo – Order a hot or cold Thanksgiving Feast that includes : Sliced White Meat Turkey, Homestyle Gravy, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie. Pick up between November 23 – 25. 10 Servings is $219.99 20 servings is $399.99. Order HERE.
Houston’s Meat & Produce – Mt Juliet
Order Meats, sides, desserts, appetizers and more. Pick up by Wednesday November 24. Call 615-758-7226 to place your order.
Williams- Sonoma – Several Thanksgiving meals and sides available to ship to your home. Order HERE.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que – If you are serving a crowd of at least 20, Edley’s Holiday Catering offers a Thanksgiving meal including a turkey and 3 sides for $18 per person. Ordering information HERE.
Miss Daisy’s Kitchen / Cool Cafe – Franklin – Turkey, sides and desserts available to order. Orders must be received by phone by Friday November 19. Pick up on Wednesday November 24. Ordering information HERE.
The Corner Market Catering Company – Nashville – Purchase a turkey, sides and desserts individually or a Thanksgiving dinner that serves 4-6. Orders must be placed by phone by November 15. Pick up available between 12PM – 4PM on Wednesday November 24. Ordering information and menu details HERE.
Monell’s – Nashville – Order early if you want in on this Nashville tradition. Meals sell out very early. Choose meal based on number of people. $19.95 – $21.95 per person. Minimum 15 meals for pickup. Details and ordering information HERE.
Puckett’s – Franklin, Columbia, Murfreesboro & Nashville) – Order heat and serve Thanksgiving meats, sides and desserts. Orders accepted in person or by phone through November 20. Pickup begins November 22 through 24. Ordering information HERE.
If you’re only in need of a Turkey for the big day, the following stores will ship one right to your home!
Omaha Steaks – Get a whole basted turkey or a spiral ham. Order HERE.
Nueske’s – Variety of meats, including whole cooked turkeys, available to ship. Order HERE.
Goldbelly – Choose from a ton of turkeys (Smoked! Cajun Deep Fried!) shipped directly to your home. Ordering information HERE.