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The best Thanksgiving dinner to-go options in Toronto

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Liora Ipsum Sep 28, 2016 6:41 am

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and it’s not too early to pre-order your turkey dinner if you don’t intend to do the cooking yourself.

Whether your grand plans for dinner are restricted by your condo-sized oven or you’re just too time-strapped to spend a day in the kitchen, these Toronto butchers, caterers, and restaurants have got you covered with a range of complete menus and supplementary side dishes.

The Great Gobbler

For those that want to eat a turkey dinner year-round, this festive specialist is a spin-off from L-eat Catering. The service, offered year-round, will whip up complete meals featuring fully carved turkeys, with a choice of four sides, gravy, cranberry-orange sauce, and dinner rolls with creamery butter. Got the bird covered and just looking to beef up your selection of sides? Opt for butternut squash soup, pans of scalloped potatoes, salads and desserts including apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies.

Dinner for 10-14 people starts at $295, while 25+ people is available from $550. A minimum of three days advance notice is a must.

Address: 3831 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-631-9226

Cumbrae’s

The boutique butcher offers a fully customizable approach to catering Thanksgiving dinner. Go the traditional route with turkey and stuffing, or opt for other slow cooked meats like capons, prime rib roast and pork roasts along with an array of a la carte sides including scalloped potatoes, brussel sprouts with crispy pork belly, roasted beets, root veg smash and more.

Place orders right up until Thanksgiving Sunday, just be forewarned that availability is first-come-first-served. Order a la carte turkey ($5/lb), stuffing ($7-$9/lb), capons ($5/lb), prime rib roast ($25/lb); pork roasts ($9-$11/lb); sides ($22/4-5 people)

Address: 
714 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-681-1111

Address: 1636 Bayview Avenue, Toronto; 481 Church Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-485-5620

Pusateri’s

The fine foods purveyor offers all sorts of a la carte roasts, sides and desserts, but for the whole shebang, get the classic Thanksgiving package complete with a baked Brie appetizer, harvest salad, winter squash and pear soup, a whole roasted turkey, bread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, garlic whipped potatoes, roasted root veggies, green beans Almondine and a pumpkin pie.

The fine foods purveyor can feed eight for $260. Just 48 hours notice is required.

Address: 57 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-785-9100

Address: Bayview Village Shopping Centre, 2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-785-9100

Address: Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s at CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, Toronto
Phone: 416-785-9100

Bespoke

The butcher shop in Liberty Village can help out as much or as little as required. Order whole, pasture-raised turkeys, half turkeys, deboned, stuffed and rolled turkeys, pre-brined, pre-roasted, etc. Menus can be created to suit any budget from options including house-made stuffing, gravy, demi-glace, cranberry sauce, cheese boards, charcuterie boards, salads and more.

Prices are quoted by weight to specifications. Orders available with four to five days notice while supplies last.

Address: 171 East Liberty Street, Unit 155, Toronto
Phone: 647-349-4911

Barque Butcher Bar

The smokehouse on Roncesvalles is offering BBQ by the pound for Thanksgiving. At the restaurant, the prix fixe menu is all-you-can-eat, though selections like smoked turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, and chop salads can be ordered to go with just two days notice.

This prix fixe feast is offered for $39/person with 48 notice.

Address: 
287 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-532-7700

McEwan

Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings are available in three sizes from McEwan’s. Complete feasts for seven to 20 guests include a whole turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce along with sides of brussel sprouts, roasted root vegetables, spun potatoes, stuffing, bread and salad.

$212 Dinner serving seven to 10 guests costs $212, for 10 to 14 guests the bill will be $297, while 15 to 20 people can be fed for $405. Orders accepted with 24-hour notice.

Address:
CF Shops at Don Mills, 38 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-444-6262 x 228

Daniel et Daniel

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at home without all the work, or the mess. The menu from this reputable Toronto caterer includes butternut squash soup, roasted turkey with traditional gravy, cranberry sauce, and sage-onion stuffing, as well as mashed potatoes, a fall vegetable medley, bread and butter and a selection of seasonal desserts.

$45 per person buys the whole shebang. Orders require one week advance notice.

Address:
248 Carlton Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-968-9275

Veloute

Instead of slaving away in the kitchen, get your family-sized feast from this bistro in The Beach(es) and then just reheat at home. Chances are your guests won’t even guess that it’s not home cooked. On the menu, maple pumpkin soup, a free range turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing studded with cranberries, raisins, and herbs, garlic mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.

This feast for eight to ten guests cost $289 and should be ordered ASAP, as quantities are limited.

Address:
2343 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-696-7392

Colette Grand Cafe

Pre-order your turkey dinner online for pick-up on October 8 or 9. Priced per person the feast includes ready to reheat turkey already carved, a turkey leg with mushroom a la creme, sausage and bourbon stuffing, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, a medley of roasted brussels sprouts, celeriac and squash, cranberry sauce and salad.

Dinner is priced at $46 per person. Have your orders in by Sunday, October 2.

Address: 550 Wellington Street West , Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000

Medium Rare

The holiday menu from this Etobicoke butcher offers everything from traditional turkeys to Turduckens, raw or already roasted. Let them take care of the side dishes too, with add-ons like gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing and roasted root vegetables available too.

Order stuffed & seasoned turkey ($5.95/lb) or turduckens ($8.95), cook them raw at home or have them roasted (add $30) or carved with gravy (add $50) with one week notice.

Address: 10 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke
Phone: 416-231-1500

Summerhill Market

Packaged and ready to reheat at home, the festive dinner from this fine foods store features sliced free-range turkey with apple, onion and sage dressing, turkey gravy, orange-cranberry sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes, maple-roasted butternut squash, and french green beans. A gluten-free dinner is available too.

The complete meal is priced at $29.95, and can be ready with 48 hours notice.

Address: 446 Summerhill Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-921-2714 x 218

Address: 1054 Mt.Pleasant Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-921-2714 x 218

The Fairmont

Let the historic hotel do the cooking this holiday. The menu opens with maple-roasted butternut squash and sweet potato bisque followed by a roasted free-range turkey, onion sage stuffing, savoury pan gravy, cranberry sauce, herb roasted Château potatoes, maple-glazed root vegetables and pumpkin tarts topped with whipped molasses cream for dessert. Additional side dishes available too.

Prices start at $230 for dinner for up to eight guests. Pre-orders required before October 7.

Address: 
100 Front Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-860-5050


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Liora Ipsum
Daily Hive's Toronto Food Editor. Follow me on Instagram

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