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Take Out Thanksgiving Dinner

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I would like to order traditional Thanksgiving dinner for my family (8 people) and not able to cook it myself. Seeking suggestions for really good place from which to take out -- less concerned about cost, more interested in quality. Please offer suggestions!

Thanks so much,

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  1. Depends where you are. I saw that the Silent Chef in Scituate is offering take out T'sgiving dinner. Haven't tried it, but used them for my wedding and was very pleased. Other people here have given them props as well.


    1. Whole Foods. I haven't used them for catering, but I imagine the quality is good.

      1. i have the perfect place for you - Verrill Farm in Concord, MA. The food is terrific- reasonably priced, as fresh as is gets and chef prepared. You can also order from them a farm fresh free range turkey from VT and delicious homemade pies as well. The owners daughter is a pastry chef and makes all of the desserts. You can order by phone and arrange for pick-up. I looked up their blog in case it would help: Scroll down to the Oct. 28 post for the full menu and contact info. http://verrillfarm.wordpress.com/ or to learn more about the farm, verrillfarm.com

        Just as an aside, the farm stand burned to the ground about 3 weeks ago. However, they have been fully operational outside and are in the process of moving into a temporary facility on the land while the farm stand is being rebuilt. The man who owns this place is an outstanding human being and is very well respected in Concord. You can count on your food being fresh and delicious. We shop there several times a week and love it. Plus, you'll also be supporting the building of a new farm stand so you can feel good about supporting a family and their employees.
        Happy Thanksgiving!

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        1. re: icedtea

          OMG, Thank You!!! I hate Whole Foods cooking and was wondering what to do this Holiday. I'm ordering my bird and sides ( and maybe that apple/raspberry pie) tomorrow.

        2. Formaggio on Huron Ave in Camb. and in the So. End- offers Thanksgiv. dinners.I would guess it would be excellent.

          1. Marty's for Parties Caterer's in Stoneham also does Turkey Dinners...

            1. Savenor's Mkt...Beacon Hill or Cambridge does this.


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              1. re: 9lives

                DeLucas on Charles St, Beacon Hill, also does this. It is getting close to the deadline though. I've had it from there twice and it was excellent.

              2. The Buttery has a take-out Thanksgiving menu that looks just great, so if South End is convenient for you, drop by & grab a menu. And Whole Foods is always reliable and excellent.

                1. Hi Rise Bakery on Concord Ave in Cambridge does an a la carte Thanksgiving dinner. Menus available in their store. They might fax one if you call. I've eaten some of the various parts (brussel sprouts, for example) and they were delicious. Actually, Hi Rise's dinner this Friday is a Thanksgiving preview so you could do a test run yourself.

                  1. Kitchen on the Common in Belmont. Look under menu: http://kitchenoncommon.com/

                    1. Baker's Best, in Newton Highlands, is another option.

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                      1. re: Blumie

                        Whole Foods was giving out samples of their turkey last night (along with gravy and cranberry sauce). It was really moist and flavorful. They are advertising Thanksgiving dinner at $20 per person.

                      2. We got ours from Roche Bros last year and found it good...not unbelievable, but still, good enough for the $.

                        This year we are ordering from Nellio's in Lexington after reading many + reviews of the place.



                        1. I can only echo icedtea's reply above.
                          Verrill Farm is a jewel of an asset to the Greater Metro-West community.
                          They are great people who offer only their best efforts in all that they do.
                          Here's a link to what happened including video. http://www.thebostonchannel.com/mostp...


                          Verrill Farm
                          11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

                          1. Two good places in Brookline -- Lineage and The Fireplace -- are both offering take-home Thanksgiving dinner. We eat at both pretty frequently and both are excellent. Haven't tried their take-home yet, but would trust either to cook up a very good meal. www.fireplacerest.com 1634 Beacon St Brookline, MA 02445 (617) 975-1900
                            www.lineagerestaurant.com 242 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 232-0065

                            1. I have to agree with Verrill Farm. The food is top notch and the prices are fair.If you go, definitely try the Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie. It's fantastic.

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                              1. re: beetlejuice

                                I think supporting Verrill Farm would be great after such a horrible fire. I know that Oleana had a special dish that helped supported Verrill Farm, and if the food is top notch and prices fair then I say go for it!

                              2. I really like Neillios in lexington. They make turkey all year round with stuffing and mashed potatoes and nice vegetables. I have never gotten them for Thanksgiving, but I'm always tempted. Go by and get a sandwich and decide for yourself if they work for you!


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                                1. re: makonna

                                  got this last year... was pretty good. Will probably repeat again this year

                                2. I haven't tried it but summer shack is offering a fried turkey dinner.


                                  1. Gerard Farms in Marshfield has takeout Thanksgiving Dinners. They are always packed. I also just found a place that will deliver the Thanksgiving dinner to your home. It is called the Doorknock Dinner. doorknockdinner.org We may be using them this year. Never tried them.
                                    Hope this helps.