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Best Take Home Turkey Dinners

Family is coming for Thanksgiving and you have no idea how to cook a turkey? Have no fear! Take home turkey dinners were made exactly for this occasion; to make you look really good and your kitchen even better.

A Table For Two

A Table For Two

Phone: 773-480-7191
Fax: 877-571-5322

Not only will Table for Two make your Thanksgiving dinner for you, they'll actually deliver it to your door too. It doesn't get much better than that. If there are any food allergies amongst your friends and families, they can cater to this too. You also have the option, if you're an expert at mashing potatoes or buying canned cranberries, they can come with only a few dishes prepared. Or if you need extra help in the kitchen, they can come over and assist you in the preparation of dinner.

Cooking Fools

Cooking Fools

1916 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773.276.9377

Cooking Fools rather that your day not be "gobbled" up by preparing a feast for your family and friends when they can do that for you. They offer the Deconstructed Turkey, desserts, and an assortment of side dishes and accompaniments to choose from for your big day. They also offer great cooking classes if you decide that some day you really want to impress your family with your skills. In the meantime, order up some turkey and stuffing.


Heybeck's Meat Market

333 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
(With two other locations)
Contact Brooke at 847-358-3820

Heybeck's is willing to do all the work for you, so you can take all the credit for a delicious meal. They offer a ready-to-cook, fully prepared turkey dinner. Included in the dinner is fresh turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy and seasonal cranberry conserved. They also offer pies, cakes and pumpkin bars for the sweet finish to the meal. All you need to do when you get home is roast, heat and serve the turkey and side dishes.


Table Fifty-Two

52 W. Elm St.
Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-573-4000

Maybe you've decided that you got a handle on the turkey, but that's about the only thing you can handle. Table Fifty-Two is offering just side dishes and desserts to complete your meal. Choose from sides like three-cheese Mac, biscuits, cornbread, and sweet potatoes. Or if you need a dessert you can order pecan or pumpkin pies or sweet potato pie with bourbon marshmallow.


The Goddess and Grocer

25 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(With two other locations)
Phone: 312-896-2600

If you're really looking to do a gourmet meal, where your family is going to know that the chances you put it together yourself are slim to none, then this is the place to come. They offer starters ranging from soups, to salad, to crab cakes. You can choose to do a turkey for dinner, but you can also pick beef tenderloin, butternut squash ravioli or harvest vegetable potpie. Choose from eleven of their sides from dinner rolls to stuffing to potatoes. And finish the night with a choice of six different desserts. If you're willing to spend the big bucks for a dinner for 12, you can do that for $375.

Rachel Azark is a writer and lives on Chicago's northwest side. Read more of her work on her blog
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