Thanks to Common Ground Food Co-op for sponsoring our Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Guide. The Common Ground Thanksgiving Bar opens at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Stock up on pre-made dishes cooked from scratch in the Co-op kitchen. In addition to Triple S herb roasted turkey there will be oodles of vegan and wheat free options including seitan stuffed with cranberries, leeks and mushrooms; mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing; green bean casserole; wheat-free vegan gravy; pumpkin pie, house-made cranberry sauce; brussels sprouts and more!
If making your own Thanksgiving dinner isn’t on your menu this year, we’re happy to provide some options that might fit your situation. Here are some places that offer a takeout meal, whether it be uncooked or ready-to-serve. (If you prefer to eat out, here is our list of options for eating dinner on Thanksgiving.)
Bob Evans, Champaign: Thanksgiving menu is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Three course meal: entree, three sides, bread and a slice of pie for turkey or ham with dressing; two sides; bread; soup or salad; slice of pie for $14.99. Special turkey kids dinner is $6.99.
Cracker Barrel, Urbana: Cracker Barrel offers a feast with easy-to-follow heating instructions included. Includes roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, choice of three sides, sweet yeast rolls, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Serves up to 10 for $99.99. 24-hour notice recommended. Call (217) 344-9087.
Prep Freeze Cook, Champaign: Eight pounds of turkey breast and five sides. Orders are due Nov. 18 and space is limited so call ASAP. All sides feed 8. Cost is $100. Delivery options available. Meals available for pickup Nov. 22-23. Call (217) 607-2376.
Old Time Meat & Deli Shoppe, Champaign: Order a cooked (smoked) turkey for $4.49 per pound, but do it soon as they are starting to fill up. You can pick up sides with your turkey; Old Time offers Beef House rolls, twice-baked potatoes and plenty of other options. Call (217) 355-0000.
Piato, Urbana: Choose from two different types of turkeys (or a vegetarian option), plus a side, a vegetable and a dessert (menu here). All means also come with pumpkin rolls, cranberry sauce and a mixed greens salad. Order by noon on Nov. 19. Call (217) 344-9025.
Denny’s, Champaign: Order turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and two sides for $8.99 per individual meal. You can add pie for $2. Call (217) 359-7044.
Urbana Garden Family Restaurant, Urbana: Roast turkey, choice of potato, soup or salad bar and pie for $11.95. Open until 9 p.m. Call (217) 328-1514.
Harvest Market & County Market, Champaign: $39 (serves four) and $79 (serves 6-8) turkey dinners are available, pick up cold.