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Nov 1, 2011 07:29 AM

ISO Thanksgiving To Go?

Is there anyplace in the greater Boston area that does a great Thanksgiving to go? Looking for superb turkey, sides and a great pie (pumpkin or pecan), preferably all from a single source, but I'd be willing to make a couple of stops if that's what it takes. Any suggestions?

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  1. Received an email just the other day from Blue Ribbon detailing theirs. Admittedly I've never had it, but it seems to fit most of your requirements. Here are details:

    Maybe someone who has can speak to their experience.

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    1. re: chevrelove

      I just got an email that they are having a "complimentary" tasting of the TG menu Sunday 3-6 in the Newton store.

    2. Summer Shack has all your needs covered.

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      1. re: Gabatta

        I saw that Summer Shack is making fried Turkeys. Has anyone bought them before?

        Summer Shack
        310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

        1. re: cherrytomato

          I had a colleague who ordered the deep fried turkey last year and said that it was the best turkey ever (no leftovers on the next day).

        2. re: Gabatta

          We ordered Summer Shack last year, and will likely do it again this year. Went for the roasted turkey (though I was, and am, intrigued by the deep fried option).

          We were pleased with everything except for the stuffing, but that's because we prefer a bread/sausage stuffing over SS's cornbread version. The stuffing itself was not bad, just not our cup of tea. But we had planned to make our own anyway, so, no disappointment on that score.

          The roast turkey was delicious, very moist, and the carcass made a great stock afterward.

        3. I'd try one of Verill Farms, in Concord; Russo's, in Watertown; or Wilson Farms, in Lexington (probably in that order). At least in the case of Wilson Farms, you can go in any day and buy their turkey, potato and stuffing plate right out of the case and sample what you're gonna get.

          Wilson Farm
          10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

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          1. re: Blumie

            I called Verrill Farm and checked because I need to order T'day dinner as well. They have cooked sides and desserts. While you can order a turkey there, you need to cook it yourself; they wiil not have full pre-cooked dinners. :(

            1. re: Kat

              That being the case, I would do a cooked bird from Owen Farms, and sides from Verrill or Wilson.

            1. re: Berheenia

              Formaggio is another great option. If you're looking for just the bird, I'm pretty certain Owens Poultry Farm in Needham can hook you up. (They do sides, too, but I can't vouch for them.)

              Owens Poultry Farm
              585 Central Ave, Needham, MA 02494

            2. Lineage does -
              Never had their Thanksgiving to go, but regularly enjoy dinners there.