Detroit restaurants cater for holiday
You planned to be a Thanksgiving guest this year with side dish in arm, but last minute changes now require you to be Thanksgiving host! Don’t panic. Here’s a few of the many restaurants, caterers, delis and markets in Metro Detroit waiting to take your order for a fully-cooked Thanksgiving meal with all the fixin’s, or if you just need the sides. Remember to allow time to re-heat the turkey and dishes before serving to your guests. Now you have time to beautify your home. Gobble, gobble!
Bob Evans — bobevans.com. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (hours may vary by location) Thanksgiving Day. Order online or in person. Order deadline 24 hours prior to pickup. Farmhouse Feast Complete Holiday Meal To Go includes slow-roasted whole boneless turkey breast or sliced hickory-smoked ham with cranberry relish, bread & celery dressing, green beans with ham, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered sweet corn and dessert. Serves 8 for for $79.99 or 4 for $49.99. Allow 1.5 hours to heat and prep.
Boston Market — (866) 977-9090, bostonmarket.com. Open Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving pick-up begins at 7 a.m. (pickup times may vary by location). Complete Holiday Heat & Serve dinners include dessert: Whole Roasted Turkey Holiday Meal for 12 ($99.99/$8.33 per person) includes cranberry walnut relish; Spiral Sliced Ham Holiday Meal for 12 ($104.99/$8.75 per person) includes cinnamon apples and sweet potato casserole; Combo Boneless Turkey Breast & Boneless Ham Holiday Meal for 12 ($104.99/$8.75 per person) includes cinnamon apples and cranberry walnut relish; Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast Holiday Meal for 4-6 ($79.99/from $13.33 per person) includes cranberry walnut relish. Essential Heat & Serve dinners include entree and a variety of homestyle sides: Whole Roasted Turkey Holiday Meal for 12 ($84.99/$7.08 per person) and Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast Holiday Meal for 4-6 ($64.99/from $10.83 per person). Sides include spinach artichoke dip, vegetable stuffing, crackers, rolls, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Allow two hours to re-heat.
Busch’s — buschs.com. Orders can be placed online or in store; 48 hours advance notice needed. Order deadline through 1 p.m. Tues. Pick-up through 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Handmade Holiday Meals: Busch’s Fresh Amish Country Turkey Meal ($79.99; serves 8-10) includes cider turkey gravy and choice of three sides; Busch’s Spiral Sliced Ham or Dearborn Ham (additional $10 charge) Dinner ($79.99; serves 10-12) includes cider-pineapple ham gravy and choice of three sides; Busch’s Garlic Pepper Rubbed Rib Roast Dinner ($119.99; serves 6-8) includes au jus and choice of three sides; Busch’s Herb Rubbed Roasted Turkey Breast Dinner ($34.99; serves 2-4) includes cider turkey gravy and choice of three sides. Sides include mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, roasted red skin potatoes, green bean casserole, gourmet apple almond stuffing, sagebrush stuffing, glazed carrots, corn pudding or cranberry orange relish.
Capuchin Soup Kitchen — 1253 Meldrum, Detroit. (313) 579-2100, ext. 205, cskdetroit.org/Catering#Thanksgiving. Order deadline: Noon today. Orders must be picked up between 1-5 p.m. Wed. Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Package includes a fresh roasted turkey (free range turkey available for extra fee), sides (dressing, real mashed potatoes, gravy, house-made orange & cranberry relish, rolls) and dessert (serves 8-10) for $82.
Ernie’s Mediterranean — 16655 19 Mile, Clinton Township, (586) 286-8435, erniesmi.com. Open 12:30-7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Pre-paid orders only. Pick up 10 a.m. to noon Thanksgiving Day. Ernie’s Turkey Express Complete Thanksgiving Dinner (serves 8-10) includes eight sides (Grandma’s stuffing, whipped potatoes, giblet gravy, candied yams, sweet peas & onions, fresh cabbage salad, corn bread muffins, cranberry relish) and dessert for $179.95 (plus tax). Complete re-heating instructions included.
Holiday Catering — Holiday Market, 1203 S. Main, Royal Oak, (248) 543-4390, holiday-market.com. Order deadline mid-day Mon. Deposit required. Pickup on Wed. Holiday Catering Thanksgiving Menu 2014 includes Amish Turkey, sides (maple-glazed yams, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, gravy, garlic green beans, Michigan cherry salad, brandied cranberry chutney), European-style rolls with garlic-chive butter, and dessert. Dinner for 4: $165; Dinner for 8: $285. Both packages include complete instructions for finishing your meal.
Kroger — Holiday Deluxe Dinner ordering hotline: (877) 894-3707, kroger.com/orderonline. Place order for pickup at a store near you. Most order deadlines are Tues. for pickup through noon Thanksgiving Day. Dinner sides include mashed potatoes, corn bread dressing, gravy and rolls. Express Turkey Dinner: $44.99; Deluxe Turkey Dinner (includes choice of Cajun Fried Turkey, corn, cranberry celebration, and dessert), $69.99; Supreme Turkey Dinner (includes sweet potato casserole and dessert), $89.99; Spiral Sliced Ham Dinner: $49.99; Select Prime Rib Dinner: $69.99; Gluten-Free Turkey or Ham Dinner: $59.99. All dinners require reheating.
Lady Louisa's Place — 15535 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, (313) 273-FOOD (3663), ladylouisas.com. Order requires at least four-day notice and a 50 percent deposit. Package No.1 (turkey only): includes 12-15 pound turkey (fried, smoked, or baked; or larger turkey up to 20 pounds can be smoked or baked for an additional $3 per pound) and gravy, $54.95. Package No.2 (Turkey Dinner for 4) includes 8-10 pound turkey breast or 12-15 pound turkey (fried, smoked, or baked), and three sides for $69.95. Certain sides can be substituted at no extra charge.
Max & Erma’s — maxandermas.com/thanksgiving. Available only on Thanksgiving Day. Erma’s Turkey Dinner includes slow-roasted turkey breast, homemade apple pecan stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green been medley, cranberry sauce, choice of salad or chicken noodle soup, and slice of pumpkin pie. Adults: $14.99 per person or $7.99 for child’s portion.
Szegedis Catering — 5704 N. Telegraph, Dearborn Heights, (313) 561-6288, szegedis.com. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Fully Catered Holiday Dinner includes oven-roasted turkey, , house-made dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans or sweet corn, tossed green salad or house-made cranberry salad, and dessert for $11.95 per person (minimum order: 10).
Whole Foods Markets — wholefoodsmarket.com/shop. Order deadline is Mon. Order online or in store. Orders must be paid for and picked up at the store. Open Thanksgiving Day. Dinners include various sides (such as classic mashed potatoes, traditional herb stuffing, organic fresh cranberry relish, and organic homemade turkey gravy) but do not include dessert. Options: Holiday Side Dish Package (serves 8; $39.99); Turkey Breast Meal for Four ($69.99); Organic Small Family Dinner with Turkey (serves 6; $129.99); Organic Large Family Dinner Turkey (serves 8-10; $169.99); Classic Ham Dinner (serves 6; $109.99); Family Turkey Dinner (fully cooked; serves 8; $149.99); Roasted Leg of Lamb Meal for Four ($89.99); Roasted Pork Loin Meal for Four ($89.99); Vegan Holiday Dinner (serves 2-3; $29.99).
Zingerman’s Delicatessen — 422 Detroit, Ann Arbor, (734) 663-3400, zingermansdeli.com. Advance orders recommended. Available for pickup beginning noon Tues. through Wed. . Closed Thanksgiving Day. Complete Thanksgiving Feast includes butter-basted and sage-rubbed bone-in turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, maple sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sage & celery stuffing, wild rice, bread with fresh Michigan farm butter, spiced pecans and dessert for $185 (serves 4).
Compiled by Alesia Cooper