Yep, it’s November already—and it’s never too early to plan for Thanksgiving. Here’s some takeout suggestions for the meal, dessert and even brunch the next day. Note: Turkeys are in high demand this year, so don’t delay!
At The Table BYOB owner/chefs Alex and Tara Hardy are pulling out all the stops with an elevated Thanksgiving menu of fully-brined whole turkey, sausage and caramelized onion stuffing, truffle mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie bars. Add-ons include Acadian pearl oysters, mini crab cakes and cranberry-and-brie bites.
Wayne, (610) 964-9700
Autana Authentic Venezuelan gives you permission to step away from the typical and indulge in turkey hallaca, rolled turkey bread, and chicken salad with vegetables. Add-ons include pumpkin soup and a tray of tequeños. And for dessert: pumpkin quesillo with rum.
Ardmore, (484) 416-5843
Bloom Southern Kitchen is focusing on takeout desserts, with selections like cream-cheese carrot cake, Kentucky Derby pie, sticky buns and their sugary pull-apart monkey bread. They also have gluten-free pies.
Chester Springs, (484) 359-4144
Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar executive chef Jeffrey Power captivates traditionalists with oven-roasted turkey, gravy, butter-whipped potatoes, and stuffing. Add one of his signature butter cakes for dessert.
Ambler, (215) 643-0111
For those skipping meat this year, Founding Farmers offers a plant-based mushroom meatloaf. Take advantage of an at-home menu of items that are started in their kitchen and finished in yours, with detailed light cooking and reheating instructions. Apple cider sorbet, anyone?
King of Prussia, (484) 808-4008
Among other selections, Homecooked offers ready-to-roast turkey, multigrain stuffing, sweet potato casserole with marshmallows or praline topping, and maple-glazed carrots. Quiches, scones and soups are also available for brunch.
Paoli, (610) 647-1002
At Mae’s BYOB, executive chef Josh Taggart wants to make sure you have the freshest ingredients for his curated heat-and-serve feast. The turkey breast is marinated and ready to roast, with selections of sweet potato puree, roasted Brussels sprouts, and more. Traditional pies are available, as well.
West Chester, (484) 887-0062
Malvern Buttery is offering everything but the turkey. Enhance your bird with sausage and white bean stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, bacon and blue cheese Brussels sprouts, and flavored butters (maple brown sugar, garlic herb, orange-cranberry) to spread on their signature artisan breads and rolls.
Malvern, (610) 296-2534
Family favorites from the beloved Nomadic Pies include maple pecan, pumpkin, apple, and apple crumb. And don’t forget a quiche for brunch.
Kennett Square, (610) 857-7600
Ryan Christopher’s promises Thanksgiving Day pickup for a hot ready-to-eat meal that includes roast turkey breast, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean almondine, and smashed or sweet potatoes. Creamy butternut squash soup comes by the quart.
Narberth (610) 664-9282
At Sontuosa BYOB, chef Ernesto Guzman is bringing back last year’s popular menu, with turkey and homestyle gravy, traditional or sweet stuffing, and cranberry or Mexican relish. Dessert options include pumpkin pie or (our favorite) chocolate orange bread pudding.
Bryn Mawr, (484) 222-6216
Sophie’s BBQ is doing half and full maple-wood-smoked turkeys. The whole bird is 16-18 pounds and comes with cornbread-and-cranberry stuffing and brisket gravy. Don’t forget the (three-cheese) mac and cheese, collard greens and beans.
Ardmore, (610) 642-0100
Sorelle Cucina has pre-sliced turkey dinners, turkey hand pies, and sides like stuffed mushrooms and creamed corn with ricotta and bacon. Creative desserts include apple cider whoopie pies, caramel apple cheesecake bars and pizzelles.
Malvern, (484) 994-9316
Kimberly Davis Cuthbert’s pies are the bomb at Sweet Jazmines Pastry Shop. Highlights include apple crumb, coconut cream, lemon meringue, Key lime and the decadent sweet potato. Muffins, mini-desserts, a sinfully Southern cake and a selection of bake-at-home kits round out the menu here.
Berwyn, (610) 644-1868
White Dog Cafe’s 10-person feast includes soup, salad and classic sides, along with a choice of a Griggstown Farm whole turkey or boneless roasted turkey breast and two whole pies. Premium beer and wine are also available.
Glen Mills, (610) 822-2100; Haverford, (610) 896-4556