Looking for an easy, stress-free holiday this year? It’s going to be different this year for many of us, with small gatherings or no gatherings, and for some of this is sad and a bit lonesome.
Rather than cook your traditional meal with fewer people, why not try something completely different and do Thanksgiving take-out style? Support our local businesses and make some new memories for the unique 2020 Thanksgiving. Whether it’s for just you, you and a loved one, your immediate family, or a larger gathering our local restaurants have you covered. Choose from traditional fare, a fancy meal, or some special sides and desserts. You can even dine-in at some our favorite restaurants on Thanksgiving. Who knows, it may become a new tradition!
Note that some of the cut-offs for ordering are within the next few days.
Local Turkey Ordering
Bailey’s Turkey Farm. Lyme, NH. Best around. Baileys Turkey Farm.
Bardo Farm. Newport, NH. Bardo Farm. Some people say they’re the best turkey they’ve ever had!
Stone Farm. Cornish, NH. Contact Charlie Stone, (603) 469-3559.
Harlow Farm Stand. Westminster, VT. See more here.
Hogwash Farm. Norwich, VT. See more here.
Order a fresh turkey from the co-op. Stonewood Farm turkey is a family farm in Orwell VT.
New Hampshire Take Out Meals
Pine at Hanover Inn. Hanover, NH. You can dine in or order for pick up from Pine at the Hanover Inn. They offer local turkeys or ham, root vegetables, potatoes, gravy, mushroom and sausage stuffing, pumpkin or apple pie, or chocolate cupcakes. Order for up to 6 or a la carte. Order by Nov. 20.
Peyton Place. Orford, NH. Here’s there takeout menu. I want the mini chicken pot pies and pumpkin custard crumb tarts! Wow. I love that they do a teacher discount for the schools near Orford. What a generous thing to do to support their local community!
Ariana’s Restaurant. Lyme, NH. Buy all the fixings and you add the turkey. How about turkey demi-glaze soup, gratin potatoes, rolls, cranberry orange chutney, apple-sausage stuffing and more. Portions of 2 or 4. 20% of proceeds go to local food pantries. Here’s the menu. Place your order on Tuesday November 17th or Wednesday November 18th.
Latham House Tavern. Lyme,NH. Latham House Tavern will have a dine-in buffet and a take out menu for Thanksgiving. Dine-in has meal times at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving. Buffet stations menu consists of items like pear and beet salad, butternut squash soup, roasted pork loin stuffed with butternut squash, stuffing, and goat cheese, cheddar mashed potatoes, stuffing, and turkey of course. Choose from traditional pies like apple, pecan, or pumpkin. They also have a flourless chocolate torte. Cost is $45 per adult, $20 per child. You can also do take-out for Thanksgiving with specific pick-up times. The menu includes the same items as above with these options as well: baked haddock with ritz cracker crust and stuffed acorn squash with ancient greens and grains. Order/Reserve by Nov. 22.
Kitchen 56. Enfield, NH. Kitchen 56 on 56 Main St. You’ll definitely want to try this place with menu items like this: “Soup creamy fire roasted corn, Angus prime rib with mashed potato, caramelized onion green beans, au jus and horseradish sauce, Peanut butter toffee mousse pie with oreo crust.” Enjoy Thanksgiving for sides and desserts with menu items like roasted spaghetti squash gratin, peanut butter mouse pie, chocolate brownie chunk cheesecake, strawberry cake, and heath bar chocolate pie. They have the traditional apple and pumpkin too. Order by 11/18.
603 Cafe. Canaan, NH. 603 Cafe is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal for pick up or delivery in Canaan, West Canaan, Dorchester, Orange or Grafton. What a generous idea. Thank you!
Sacred Heart Church. Lebanon, NH. Offering a meal for pickup or delivery for Thanksgiving.
Common Man. Claremont, NH. Thanksgiving to go. Order oven-roasted turkey, gravy, whole berry cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans, maple roasted butternut squash, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, sweet bread, pumpkin pie and cinnamon whipped cream. You can also get a glazed ham, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mac and cheese, pecan or pumpkin pie. The cost is $89.95 plus tax for four. $23.95 plus tax for one. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20
Co-op. Lebanon, NH. They’re taking Thanksgiving orders and can pay $5 for a thanksgiving dinner for the Claremont soup kitchen. You can order meals for the night before, the whole feast for around $100 that serves 4, an individual portion size for $11.99, mains or sides. Order by Nov. 22.
Forbe’s Tavern. Grantham, NH. A new restaurant in what used to be Bistro Nouveau at Eastman. People are raving about it. Here’s their Thanksgiving menu. Order a meat, 2 starch, 2 veg, and 1 dessert with salad and gravy included. Cost $80 4 person meal. Order by Nov. 21.
The Coach House. New London, NH. Try the Coach House restaurant in New London as well. With offerings like parsnip and pear bisque, local Misty Knoll turkey, and cinnamon Chantilly with a sea salted caramel sauce it sounds like a meal to love. Offering dining in or take out.
Vermont Take Out Meals
King Arthur Flour. Norwich, VT. King Arthur Flour is offering pies, rolls, side dishes, and more. Order by Nov. 20. To place your order, call 802-526-1845.
Wicked Awesome BBQ. WRJ, VT. Order from Wicked Awesome bbq and get an applewood maple smoked turkey (sizes 8-12 people), sides like potatoes, corn, salad, carrots, stuffing, squash, extra gravy, and orange cranberry chutney. Order an apple, pecan, or pumpkin pie. Order by 11/23.
Carpenter and Main. Norwich, VT. What makes their Thanksgiving menu special? Free range birds. You’ll get candied yams, roasted root vegetables, bread stuffing, dilly beans, rolls, and more. Choose your dessert: apple, pumpkin, berry, or pecan pie. Or go fancy and chocolate raspberry cheesecake or rum balls. Costs $45 per person plus tax. Order by 11/16.
Simon Pearce. Quechee, VT. Enjoy a multi-course meal from this wonderful restaurant we’ve gone to for most of our special occasions over the years. Local Misty Knoll turkey with gravy, roasted vegetable, cranberry orange compote, butternut squash bisque or apple cheddar salad, roasted potatoes, bread stuffing, carrot sumac ricotta tart, green beans, and a pumpkin mousse tart or apple baklava. Cost is $225 for 4. Order by Nov. 19 by emailing email@example.com.
Hartland Diner. Hartland, VT. From scratch yumminess. They’re so busy: “We are still taking orders for Thanksgiving ready-to-heat meals. But we cannot take anymore orders for additional sides. Except gravy…you can still order extra gravy. 802.436.3663.” Make sure to check out their Go Fund Me to support this awesome local business during the pandemic.
Woodstock Farmers Market. Woodstock, VT. Order traditional or something a bit different like chocolate cream pie or mixed berry pie. You can order stuffed acorn squash or roasted turkey slices. Find the traditional sides and other items like harvest grains, kale salad, roasted vegetables, and some awesome starters like baked brie, mini crab cakes, and a cocktail hour platter. You can order a meal for 2 or 4. They even have local turkeys as well.
Barnard Inn. Barnard, VT. Order a traditional Thanksgiving meal to go. They have some special desserts like pot du creme, apple crumble, and Swedish cream. Order by Nov. 24.
Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms. Quechee, VT. They are offering dine-in and take out options.
Brownsville Butcher. Windsor, VT. Brownsville Butcher is doing a catering menu. Order a full meal for 2-4 people or just the sides. Bring home some nice wines as well. Order by Nov. 20.
Try Heart Rock Kitchen in Woodstock for wonderful catering meals.
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