Don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving? No problem.
Boulder-area restaurants have your back, with in-person meals, takeout specials, heat-and-eat and other types of Turkey Day offerings that can make your life a whole lot easier. If you’re hoping to score some of these specials, it’s best to act fast, as many are only taking pre-orders for the next few days.
The Greenbriar Inn
The Greenbriar is offering a delicious “Thanksgiving Eve” meal from 5- p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24. They’ll be serving turkey, traditional sides and holiday pies. Make reservations by phone or on their website: 303-447-7979 or greenbriarinn.com.
Though they sold out of whole turkeys already, Fresh Thymes is still offering some seriously great gluten-free and peanut-free sides to help complete your Thanksgiving table. Green bean casserole, cauliflower parsnip souffle, sweet potato and sausage stuffing and so much more, plus they still have turkey confit and turkey breast. Pre-order now for pickup on Nov. 23 or Nov. 24: freshthymes.com/thanksgiving.
West End Tavern
West End Tavern is offering whole smoked turkeys, plus cranberry sauce, brown gravy, pumpkin pie and large-format cocktails. There are only 50 birds available, so act fast to snag one! Pre-order online for pickup on Nov.24 or Nov. 25: exploretock.com/thewestendtavern/
Zolo Grill Pop-Up
If you were a big fan of the now-shuttered Zolo Grill, you’re in luck because the restaurant is doing a fun pop-up at Centro Mexican Kitchen for Thanksgiving. You can pick up ready-to-heat trays of Zolo’s enchiladas, rice and beans, red or green chile, banana cream pies and large-format cocktails on Nov. 24. Pre-order now: exploretock.com/centromexican/
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Pick up a few extra-special side dishes from Jax, like lobster mac and cheese, crawfish gumbo and steamed mussels. Each side feeds six to eight people. You can also snag a raw bar platter to wow your Turkey Day guests. Order online now: toasttab.com/jax-fish-house-boulder/
Looking for something a bit smaller than a whole turkey? SALT is offering personal-sized plates of organic roasted Turkey, Yukon Gold potato mash, green bean casserole, sage stuffing, pan gravy, cranberry and bread and butter: saltboulder.com/
The Post Chicken & Beer Lafayette
Stock up on fresh beer, Hinman pies and sides from The Post restaurant in Lafayette. They’ve got pecan, pumpkin, apple and salted maple pies, plus sides like green chile mac and cheese and collard greens. Pre-order now for pickup on Nov. 24: exploretock.com/thepostlafayette/
Embassy Suites Boulder
Chris Ginn, chef at Embassy Suites Boulder, will go ahead and take care of the entire Thanksgiving meal for you. The hotel is offering a takeout dinner for four people that includes a whole turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Gluten-free options are also available on request. Pre-order now to pick up on Thanksgiving Day until 4 p.m.: Email Robyn Tye at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-510-3687.
Pre-order your Thanksgiving feast (which includes a seriously impressive vegan Wellington featuring seitan), sides and pumpkin cheesecake parfait from Native Foods for pickup or delivery on Nov. 24: order.nativefoods.com/menu/native-foods-boulder
In addition to roasted turkey and glazed ham, you can also adorn your Thanksgiving table with some non-traditional (and totally amazing) sides and starters like lobster ravioli, butternut squash soup and crab cakes. And if turkey and ham just aren’t your thing, Boulder Cork is also offering pump and Swiss chard lasagna, prime rib, salmon, scallops and pepper steak. Yum! Order online: bouldercork.com