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Oct 26, 2010 08:17 AM

Takeout Thanksgiving meals

A friend is laid up this year and won't be able to cook, so I've collected these recommendations for her from past threads on places that would do a take-out Thanksgiving dinner. Any updates, input on quality or other places to recommend? (At least one of these places I thought was closed but has an active website.) She's in Lynn but I'm recapping everything I found from he past few years in case it may help someone else. I linked to menus if I could find them, if there's no link, then I can't find anything about Thanksgiving menus on the site.

Whole Foods (various locations)
Verrill Farm, Concord
Formaggio Kitchen, Cambridge/South End
Silent Chef, Scituate
Marty's Catering, Stoneham
Savenor's Market, Beacon Hill/Cambridge (last year's menu is at )
Deluca's Market, Beacon Hill
South End Buttery, South End
Hi-Rise Bread Company, Cambridge
Kitchen on Common, Belmont
Baker's Best, Newton Highlands
Roche Brothers (various locations)
Neillio's Gourmet Kitchen, Lexington
Fireplace Restaurant, Brookline
Lineage Restaurant, Brookline
Summer Shack (various locations, features deep fried or oven baked urkey)
Gerard Farm, Marshfield
Hilltop Steakhouse, Saugus/Weymouth
The Century House/Epicurian Shoppe, Peabody
Kouzina, Waban
Sel de la Terre, Natick/Boston
Blue Ribbon BBQ, West Newton/Arlington (smoked turkey)
Farmland, Wakefield

Formaggio Kitchen
244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Blue Ribbon BBQ
910 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

Hi-Rise Bread Company
56 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Savenor's Market
92 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Summer Shack
149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02140

Kitchen on Common
442 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478

Sel de la Terre
774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

1649 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468

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  1. Adding a link to this other thread also going on

    1. A Boston Globe article says that Gerard Farm is closing, and this is the last month they will in business: although the tone of the article seems to hope he'll change his mind if he has a good Thanksgiving season...

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      1. re: Chris VR

        Just to clarify........Gerard Farms in Framingham is closing, Gerard Farms in Marshfield is not. You only added a link to the Marshvegas location. Comprehensive list BTW.

      2. chris, DO remove that stoneham marty's catering. ugh.
        For closeness to lynn, and from my experience with the tastiness of their sides, i do think she would do well with both whole foods and formaggio kitchen. But if she is buying a whole cooked turkey(i couldn't tell from your post if it's just her, or her family- needing th. dinner) i think she might have better luck getting a less cooked bird from formaggio because it's a smaller vendor. I would suggest that wherever she finally gets the dinner, she should talk with the provider and explain that she does not want the turkey overcooked. Were it me, i would give them the thigh temp i want(i prefer slightly pink.) because they will be cooking it with a thermometer anyway.

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        1. re: opinionatedchef

          Oh, really, Marty's is no good?!

          She won't be able to cook it at all and it's her and 3 others, at least. if she reports back, I'll poast it back here.

        2. Doesn't Market Basket do a pre-cooked Thanksgiving spread? Never tried it, but I imagine it would be comparable to what Roche Brothers does... and probably at a lower price. Perhaps someone can speak from experience?

          1. I've done the Beacon Hill Deluca's turkey a couple times, and it was excellent. But, aren't they closed right now, due to fire? Or do I need to walk by there again?

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            1. re: Alcachofa

              Closed and it will be a long time from the look of the place.


              1. re: BostonZest

                i have no idea of the price but L'Espalier does a prepared takeout thanksgiving.

                774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199