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Oct 24, 2009 08:42 PM

Thanksgiving at home

I need to find a place where I can buy a turkey already fully cooked and ready to serve, and some side dishes as well for Thanksgiving dinner. I will be working the day before and on Thanksgiving day, so I will not have time to prepare dinner myself. Last year we got food from Boston Market, and it was mediocre at best. BORING!!!

I would prefer NOT to go to center city or South Philly. Anywhere else is fine.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any help you can give.

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    1. re: joluvscards

      I have not purchased a cooked turkey from Whole Foods but i did use them for my fresh organic one year and I added an order for a couple of sides. They were really very good and if Boston Market is the yardstick I think they will delight this Chowhound. I was very impressed with how efficiently WF organized their Thanksgiving order and pick up process but you do need to plan ahead and schedule a pick up time. I checked their website and it seems that they are promoting only Oven Ready turkey or turkey breasts but I think it is worth a call or visit to ask if they will roast it for you.

    2. If you log on to there are restaurants that feature all-ready cooked turkeys.
      Last year around this time, I saw fried turkeys that looked absolutely divine.
      I cannot remember the restaurant but I do know that they deliver anywhere in the world.
      So try going to a website that features cooked turkey that can be delivered right to your door.

      1. Depending where you are, Wegmans is worth a serious look.


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        1. re: Chefpaulo

          For the past 2 Thanksgivings, we have purchased turkeys from Wegmans (in Warrington) and cooked them ourselves but have bought all the side dishes from their prepared food section. All were wonderful!

        2. Feast Your Eyes Catering does a spectacular Thanksgiving menu through their takeout department; however, I think they will deliver:

          (If you're serving a crowd or hosting some vegetarians, the eggplant-artichoke terrine is amazing.)

          1. Bobby Chez.

            I'm not seeing the Thanksgiving menu on the website but I saw the flyer in the Cherry Hill store. Six locations in New Jersey and one in Philadelphia at
            1352 South Street.