The holidays are a time for gathering with those we love and creating memories and traditions, but for many, there’s the additional stress of having to prepare an exceptional meal, complete with multiple courses and side dishes. This year, a nationwide turkey shortage is adding an additional stressor, but local businesses and restaurants are stepping up and offering pre-order meals, with and without turkey. Here are five local businesses from whom you can pre-order a Thanksgiving feast, stress-free.


Groovin’ Gourmets:
Smoked Turkey Holiday Package serves 6-8 people and includes a whole, Smoked Turkey as well as a variety of salad and side items. They also offer an extensive selection of a la carte items, including a turkey.


This year JewFro is offering a choice of their Modern Classic Thanksgiving Dinner package with Roast Turkey and Tabil Gravy or for those looking to really switch things up, a Non-Traditional Holiday Dinner package with Braised Lamb Shank and Zigni Brisket. Both options are available as dinner for two, four, or 10, with additional servings available.


Libbie Market:
Libbie Market’s “Make it Easy” package feeds 8-10 people and includes a whole fully cooked turkey, petite sliced ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, traditional herb stuffing, gravy, dinner rolls, and a Ukrop’s pumpkin pie.


While their meal package has already sold out, Ukrop’s is still offering an a la carte Spiral Ham in lieu of a turkey this year as well as a Holiday Sides, Rolls, and Pie Package. Sides and desserts are also available a la carte.


Yellow Umbrella Provisions:
A la carte options include Fresh Turkey Breast, Whole Beef Tenderloin, Standing Rib Roast, Leg of Lamb, and a variety of fresh fish options in lieu of whole turkeys, as well as traditional side dishes, locally baked rolls, and locally baked pies.