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Thanksgiving Meal Guide for Downtown Raleigh


Thanksgiving Meal Guide for Downtown Raleigh


Ditch the stress of Thanksgiving cooking and support local this year. Many Downtown Raleigh restaurants are offering a la carte sides, packaged meals, and tasty desserts for your turkey day festivites. Whether you’re celebrating solo or with family and friends, there are many options to have a special Thanksgiving meal at home. 

If you are or know a Downtown Raleigh business offering Thanksgiving specials or packages, please let us know by emailing leahwebster@downtownraleigh.org.

Last updated 11/19/20

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Beasley's thanksgiving sides

Beasley’s Chicken and Honey - Looking for sides to complete your Thanksgiving feast? Beasley’s Chicken and Honey is offering turkey day side dish staples like pimento mac & cheese, creamed collard greens, and whipped yukon potatoes. Pre-order your sides, pies, and other tasty items by Nov. 16 on their website here. 

Carroll's Kitchen Turkey

Carroll’s Kitchen - Thanksgiving may look a little different for you this year, but whether you’re staying home or visiting family, Carroll’s Kitchen is offering delicious catered Thanksgiving meals, complete with homemade sides, pies, and, of course, a turkey! Place your order by Nov. 19 and pickup in-store on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. Menu and order forms are available here.

Turkey spread

Gravy - Enjoy a full Thanksgiving spread with Gravy’s take & bake Thanksgiving meal package. It includes three-cheese mac & cheese, roasted potatoes, turkey, and more Thanksgiving favorites. They are also offering a la carte menu items for a lighter, but still delicious meal. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 for pick-up on Nov. 24 or Nov. 25. Call 919-896-8513 to place your order.

Shrimp cocktail

Locals Oyster Bar - Locals Oyster Bar is offering a menu of take & bake dishes designed for your Thanksgiving table. These ready-to-eat dishes include fish dip, crab dip, smoked oysters, shrimp cocktail, oyster stuffing, cheesy crab potatoes, and roasted oysters. They are also offering meal kits for a homemade low-country boil and seafood stew. Orders must be placed before or on Nov. 21. Pick-up on Nov. 24 or 25 from 11 am-2 pm. Order ahead here.

Longleaf Swine BBQ - If you’re looking for a la carte Thanksgiving sides, entrees, and desserts, check out Longleaf Swine’s pre-order menu. Order sides like pimento mac and cheese and whiskey baked beans, entrees such as turkey breast or pulled pork, and finish off with a slice of apple pie or derby pie. Pre-order by Nov. 19 for pick-up on Nov. 24 and 25. Place your order here

Parkside- Order a Thanksgiving package for families of 3-5 for $100 as well as a la carte. Order here.

The Pit Turkey and Gravy

The Pit - The Pit is offering two ways to make Thanksgiving extra easy this year - pick-up a full package with all the fixins' or order a la carte with meats, sides, and desserts! The full package includes spinach salad, smoked and glazed ham, pit-cooked sliced turkey, chopped whole-hog barbecue, dressing, cranberry chutney, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes & gravy, macaroni & cheese, King's Hawaiian Rolls, and your choice of pecan or pumpkin pie. 

Order a package for two for $70, four for $128, eight for $255, or sixteen for $510. Any item in the package can also be purchased a la carte. Order by Nov. 20 for pick-up on both Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. Call 919-890-4500 to schedule your order. 

Turkey, peas, pie, and cranberry sauce

Sitti - Go stress-free with Sitti's Thanksgiving meal packaged cold with heating instructions for the big day. The package includes turkey with gravy, brussel sprouts, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, pomegranate-cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake with apple-lemon marmalade. Orders must be placed by Nov. 23. Pick-up slots are available on Nov. 25. Call 919-239-4070 to order.

Weaver Street Market - From all-natural turkeys and classic sides to locally made desserts, Weaver Street Market is more than just a grocery store when it comes to Thanksgiving. Pre-order a fresh turkey by Nov. 20 and get it for 25% off. Complete the meal with pre-made sides like their legendary relish, creamy mashed potatoes, and turkey gravy that would make your mama proud. Finish off with made-from-scratch desserts. Place your order by Nov. 20 for in-store or curbside pick-up on Nov. 21-25 here.

Desserts and Sweet Treats


Pecan pie

A Place at the Table - A Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without a delicious pie to finish it off. A Place at the Table is offering pies to-go for you to serve to your family, bring to a friend, or just eat it yourself! Pie flavors include chocolate cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, and pecan. The suggested price for each pie is $25. Fill out this form by Nov. 22 to secure your order. There is a limited quantity of each flavor, so get ‘em quick!

Apple pie

Bittersweet - End your Thanksgiving meal with a sweet treat from Bittersweet. Order a whole pie for pick-up on Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 before Thanksgiving. Pie options are derby pie, apple crumb (pictured), and bourbon sweet potato. Send Bittersweet an email at orders@bittersweetraleigh.com for more info and to place your order!

Muffins, croissants, and sweet treats

The Cupcake Shoppe - Start Thanksgiving Day off early with a brunch box from The Cupcake Shoppe. The box includes a croissant, a chocolate croissant, a cinnamon roll, and three homemade muffins (apple cinnamon, cranberry orange, and pumpkin cream cheese) all for $25. Call 919- 821-4223 to place your order by Nov. 21! Pick-up or delivery is available on Nov. 25.

caramel coffee

Good Day Good Night - Don’t forget the sweets! Good Day, Good Night at Origin Raleigh is offering delicious Molten S'mores Chocolate Lava Cake for a post-Thanksgiving meal dessert. Still stuffed? Try their apple pie fall flavor cocktail or “Caramel Voltaire” hot cocoa & espresso for a lighter sweet treat. See all their menu options here. 

pastry box filled with goodies

lucettegrace - In addition to desserts for Thanksgiving, lucettegrace is also offering a brunch box. The selection will include three of each of the following items: lemon glazed Paris buns, cream-filled sugared brioche, BBQ pork and pimento cheese danish, and sausage cream cheese and chive croissants. 

They are also offering a bourbon pecan pie with a side of vanilla whipped cream and brown sugar roasted pecans. You can order this pie, the brunch box, or any of their other Thanksgiving specials online here. Order by Nov. 20.

Rolled ice cream with strawberries

Raleigh Rolls - In collaboration with Midtown Olive Oil and as a part of the Raleigh Rolls Chef Series, Raleigh Rolls is offering a special midtown strawberry flavor during Thanksgiving. It features a mix of fresh strawberry, graham crackers, and blood orange olive oil and is topped with fresh strawberry, graham crackers crumbs, strawberry Pocky sticks, and walnuts. The flavor is available until the end of November. 

pecan pie

Sugar and Spice Kitchen at Cheeni Sugar and Spice Kitchen is offering a container of their Cranberry Chutney for $5.00 (normally $10.00) when purchased with a pie. Choose from favorite pie flavors like pecan, chocolate chess, lemon chess, caramel apple, key lime, pumpkin maple, sweet potato, and pineapple. All pies are 10" in diameter, deep-dish and hefty. Order your pie here by Nov. 20.