Thanksgiving is in just over a week!
That’s almost hard to believe! Have you thought about what food you’re going to cook for your guests, or what dish you’re going to take to the family gathering? If you haven’t, or even if you have and foresee yourself having a hard time actually making something, no worries – there are plenty of folks willing to help!
Eat Jackson’s Official Guide to Thanksgiving Take-Out
We’ve put together a collection of take-out options for your holiday convenience!
Restaurants all over the metro area have some of their most outstanding menu items, and even some specialty items, available for Thanksgiving take-out. Take a look at what these fine restaurants have to offer. There are almost too many good options!
CHAR in Highland Village is offering an array of veggies and sides for Thanksgiving take out. They’ve got dishes ranging from the traditional (Sweet Potatoes, Butter Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Dressing, Macaroni & Cheese, Creamed Spinach, Grits…) to the not-so-traditional! (Cranberry Almond Wild Rice, Buttered Apples…) They also have some Crab, Shrimp, & Andouille Gumbo and Pecan Pie if you need more than just sides! Sides: Each $10, serves 5. Whole Pecan Pie: $25. Gumbo: $14/quart or $56/gallon. Orders should be placed 24 hours in advance. 601-942-4999
Fresh Market Café on the Brandon side of the Reservoir has a pretty tempting slogan on their take-out menu: “Leave the cooking and cleanup to US!” Sounds pretty good, if you ask us! They can put together your whole meal with their meal packages, or just part of your meal with their individual dishes. This traditional Thanksgiving menu has all the family favorites! Orders must be placed by Monday, 11/21 and can be called in, emailed, or faxed. Click here to download the Fresh Market Cafe Holiday Menu (PDF).
Haute Pig, located right off the I-55 Madison exit, has a small but quality Thanksgiving take-out offering. They’ve got a 10 to 12 pound smoked turkey, perfect for those of you who are afraid to attempt the turkey cooking yourself! (Hey, we’re right there with ya!) They also have their famous cakes and pies available. Who doesn’t love a good Hershey Bar Pie? If you’re not a chocolate fan, you can go for their Lemon Pie, or for one of their cakes. Take a Carrot Cake or Coconut Cake with you and you’ll be one popular person! Smoked Turkey, $48.95, feeds 12-14. Cakes, $40.95, serve 12. Lemon Pie, $18.95, serves 6-8. Hershey Pie, 21.25, serves 6-8. Orders should be placed by 11/18. 601-853-8538.
Hickory Pit, sister restaurant to Haute Pig, has a very similar take-out menu. Imagine that! They’ve got all the same dessert options, but are not doing turkey. The prices are the same at each place. Reserve your cake or pie by 11/18 by calling 601-956-7079!
Lumpkin’s, right down there on Raymond Road, is offering a small selection of their finest product: MEAT. “We are dedicated to making the meat the highlight of your holiday meal,” they say. Just thinking about their meat makes me hungry! They have Fried Turkey, Smoked Turkey, Smoked Beef Brisket, or Smoked Pork Roast. Sounds like it would be hard to go wrong when ordering Thanksgiving take-out from Lumpkin’s! Download the Lumpkin’s Holiday Menu here (PDF). Orders must be placed by 11/18.
Mangia Bene Catering, catering headquarters for three Jackson favorites (BRAVO!, Broad Street, and Sal and Mookie’s) has quite an impressive and extensive take-out lineup this year! Their menu covers almost every category of eating: Bread, Soups, Salads, Brunch Items, Sides, Main Course Options, and Desserts. What else is there?! All your better-than-average seasonal favorites can be found on this menu. Check out their full list of options and all the ordering by downloading the Mangia Bene Holiday Menu (PDF) here. Orders must be placed by 11/20.
McDade’s in Maywood Mart has a great deal on Thanksgiving dinner take-out! Their Turkey Dinner includes a 10 to 12 pound turkey, a half-gallon of McDade’s homemade dressing, one pint of gravy, and 12 country style rolls. Not a fan of Turkey? Get the Ham Dinner instead! Everything else included in the dinner stays the same. While you’re picking up your food, don’t forget to grab those other last-minute items! Aren’t grocery stores are so convenient? Place your order no later than 11/22 by calling 601-366-8486.
Mint Julep Catering (Catering business for… wait for it… Mint and Julep!) has a rock star take-out menu for your holiday convenience. They, too, have all the categories covered. Take home an eclectic Southern Thanksgiving menu that is sure to impress! Insider tip: If you take your own cookware to Julep, they’ll cook the dish in your very own pan! Nobody would ever know that you didn’t cook that fantastic Sweet Potato Casserole yourself! (Hey, secret’s safe with us! Wink, wink!) Orders must be placed on or before 11/22. Select items can be ordered on 11/23. See the Mint Julep Holiday Catering Menu (PDF) for details!
Parlor Market’s unusual Thanksgiving take-out options are, as always, a perfect fusion of food and creativity! The “Roast it yourself” Sweet Tea Brined Tanglewood Farms Heritage Turkey with Gravy Kit sounds almost as tantalizing as the Porchetta: A skin on pork belly, rubbed with garlic and herbs, wrapped around a brined pork loin. This is also “Roast it yourself.” The sides include Karl’s Rootbeer Braised Turnip Greens, JJ’s Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Coffee Sweet Potatoes, Ryan’s Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese, and Oyster + Cornbread Dressing. Luna’s Deep Dish Apple Pie with Cheddar Crumble is the perfect cap to this festive meal! Turkey, $6/lb. Porchetta, $9/lb. Sides, $6-$8/pint. Pie, $16. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on 11/18. Credit card required to hold order. 601-360-0090
Primos Café’s “Pick Up A Holiday” menu has everything you need to make your Thanksgiving meal perfect! Get your whole dinner, or get just the one or two things you don’t want to cook. They even have Pancake Batter to go, if you’re in need of an easy breakfast idea! COOL! They have all the traditional Thanksgiving goods, made from old family recipes, so you know this food will make people smile! See Primos Pick Up A Holiday Menu (PDF) for full details and prices!
Sophia’s at Fairview Inn in Jackson has an easy take-out menu available this Thanksgiving! They’ve got White Meat Turkey Breast, Dressing (pre-cooked or uncooked), Green Bean Casserole, Bread Pudding, and more, all with that Sophia’s flair to it! Based on our past experiences with food from Sophia’s, these take-out items are sure to be spectacular! Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on 11/21. Pick up is 11/23, 2 p.m.-8p.m. OR 11/24, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 601-948-3429. See the Sophia’sThanksgiving To Go (PDF) menu here.
Table 100 in the Dogwood area of Flowood has a short and sweet Thanksgiving menu that is sure to be outstanding! (We haven’t tried anything from there that wasn’t just divine!) In addition to the traditional Smoked Turkey, Sweet Potato Casserole, Dressing, Pecan Pie and the like, they’ve got the option of a Roasted Lamb Leg! Now, tell me that doesn’t sound good… Place your orders by 4 p.m. on 11/17. Details and prices are on Table 100 Thanksgiving Menu (PDF)!
Have any other great holiday tips or take-out food options? Post them in the comments!