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November 4, 2021

Thanksgiving Catering In The Twin Cities (2021 Update)

I love cooking the Thanksgiving meal each year. I like pouring through the cooking magazines and strategizing a new side or two to have with my traditional sage stuffing and turkey gravy. I realize, however, that for some the idea of cooking a meal for 8 to 10 people is agonizing. So for the non-cooks out there, I offer up my list of Thanksgiving catering options around the Twin Cities. These folks will prepare you enough delicious food to have you flat on your back in front of the TV by game time with minimal effort.

If you love the idea of a Thanksgiving feast that only requires you to drive to pick it up and heat it – these full Thanksgiving catering meal deal spots are for you.

Twin Cities Thanksgiving Catering

Kowalski’s Market has a great value meal with organic locally raised Ferndale Farms turkey dinners. All the meals come cold and are designed to be heated by you. You can order the small turkey dinner (serves 4-6 for $79.99) or the larger version (serves 10-12 for $169.99). The dinners come with gluten-free mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, green beans, sage and onion casseroles, maple roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry orange relish, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie. You can also just order the sides if you like the idea of cooking your own bird or vice versa if you wish to pick up the turkey. Supplies are limited so order ASAP!

Surdyks Liquor is known for their wine selection, but they also have fantastic catering options for the holidays. Their menu is a la carte so you can build the meal that best fits you, or just pick up a few things like gravy and stuffing to compliment your home cooking. Their free-range turkeys come trussed, rubbed, and ready to cook. Plus, they offer some of the best pies around. Orders must be placed by November 15 at noon.

Thanksgiving Catering

Keys Café has 9 locations throughout the Twin Cities and is known for serving gigantic portions of turkey and gravy every day with their tasty, creamy, turkey gravy sandwiches. That same deliciousness extends to their Thanksgiving meal that is wholesome and perfect for traditionalists. Dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sage stuffing, sweet potatoes, corn, cranberries a loaf of homemade bread, and a pumpkin pie. Contact your closest Keys to learn more.

Homegrown Foods will get all the groceries for your turkey feast, pre-portioned, partially prepped, and complete with local and organic ingredients delivered to your doorstep. This option includes all the ingredients you will need to cook a delicious, organic, and thoughtful feast and you can customize your serving sizes. The ordering deadline is November 17 and they deliver your kit on November 24.

Red Cow and Red Rabbit are bringing back their epic Thanksgiving meal kit. For each kit purchased, $25 will be donated to M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital. The kits serve 5 to 7 people (with additional a la carte options) and include all the standards, including turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and more! Order by Sunday, November 21 for pickup on Wednesday, November 24.

Old (and future?) Favorites 

Heathers Pies are made from scratch in her S Minneapolis kitchen using the freshest organic ingredients whenever possible.  Her pies are amazing, but unfortunately ordering is closed for this year. But consider sending a Pie gram after the holiday is over. Heather makes the pie, personalizes it with a message, and can deliver it locally.

Thanksgiving Catering Pie

Birchwood Cafe is located in Minneapolis, and they are known for their thoughtfully sourced ingredients, including organic when possible. Birchwood’s wholesome take on Thanksgiving catering is a step above the usual fare with a ready to eat meal like brandy braised pulled turkey breast, or rosemary lime turkey legs and thighs. Sides are cranberry pear chutney, cornbread stuffing, maple squash mash, gravy, and buns. You can order the whole meal with multiple sides (feeds 8-12 for $160 or 16 to 22 for $320),  or if you want to cook your own turkey and just order the sides and the pies they can hook you up. Birchwood is also an excellent resource for gluten free pies like pumpkin, caramel apple streusel and French silk.