Simplify Thanksgiving with a Carryout Meal | Where to Buy Local Turkeys

Are you looking to simplify your Thanksgiving meal this year? Ordering a holiday meal to-go can provide more time with your family and less time in the kitchen. It also supports the local restaurant industry. Check out some of the restaurants around town offering holiday meals. From a traditional Thanksgiving meal to brunch, and pot pies to dessert trays, you can find something around Indy for everyone in the family. Since holiday hours vary, be sure to check out restaurant websites or call to order in advance.

Big Hoffa’s BBQ

Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse BBQ started as a food truck before expanding to its current pirate-themed restaurant on State Road 32 in Westfield. The restaurant’s holiday offerings are a la carte and include smoked turkey, smoked ham, baked beans, green beans, macaroni and cheese, sweet corn, sweet yams, rolls, peach cobbler, and pumpkin cake. Pickup times and ordering information can be found on their website.

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Buca di Beppo

Known for their family-style offerings of breadsticks and pasta, Buca di Beppo has locations in downtown Indianapolis, Castletown, and Greenwood offering holiday meals to go. Feed a crowd of three to five with their Thanksgiving special of sliced turkey, homestyle gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, seasonal vegetables, bread, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. If you need a larger meal, check out the catering or a la carte options. Place an order online for pickup, curbside pickup, or delivery.

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Chef Karyn

Chef Karyn is a local chef who dishes up Hoosier favorites and adds twists to classics. She offers weekly ready-made meals and sides in addition to catering orders. Her Thanksgiving meal serves six. For the main dish, you can select sliced brown sugar and spiced glazed ham or roasted turkey with bourbon turkey gravy. Sides include creamy buttermilk mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, homemade green bean casserole, sausage, cranberry and sage dressing, and pumpkin pie. Additions to the meal include sweet potato souffle with marshmallow topping, cheesy hashbrown casserole with crunchy topping, creamy macaroni and cheese, homemade cranberry relish, sweet dinner rolls, Chef Karyn’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Orders must be placed by November 11. Her pickup location is in Sheridan, Indiana.

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Gallery Pastry Shop

Looking for dessert ideas for your Thanksgiving meal? Check out the amazing selection of handmade treats on the Gallery Pastry Shop website. They are only available for pick up in Broad Ripple. Call to order or complete an order form in-store.

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Hollyhock Hill

An annual holiday tradition for many families, Hollyhock Hill has been serving homestyle cooking in Indiana for over 90 years. A classic meal from Hollyhock features family-style fried chicken, biscuits, whipped potatoes, gravy, sweet corn, and green beans. Other entree options include pork chops, tenderloin, filet, salmon, and pasta. The carryout menu is available online with pickup and delivery available.

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Illinois Street Food Emporium

A Butler Tarkington neighborhood staple since 1979, the Illinois Street Food Emporium offers a variety of brunch offerings, appetizer platters, box lunches, catered entrees, and delicious desserts. They will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Please refer to the Illinois Street Food Emporium website for hours and ordering information.

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Market Wagon

One amazing way to support local shops and farms is by shopping via Market Wagon. This service features farmers’ market selections with the option to pick up at local spots for free or home delivery for a fee. Several vendors offer ready-made meal options that arrive ready to heat. Other shops and farms feature sides, fresh produce, and homemade dessert. Allergen-friendly options are available.

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Oakley’s Bistro

Who wouldn’t enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving meal to go? Options include butternut squash maple soup, mushroom soup, cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes, turkey bourbon gravy, and rosemary boule. Orders must be placed by November 19.

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Pots & Pans Pie Co.

From savory to sweet, Pots & Pans Pie Company of Indianapolis features a wide variety of pies for dinner and dessert. Sizes range from mini pastries to nine-inch pies. November options include Thanksgiving dinner, chicken, beef & mushroom, biscuits & gravy, broccoli cheddar, chicken masala, green chili, and Thai chicken curry pot pies. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the dessert pies such as apple crumble, maple pecan, caramel pumpkin, sweet potato, and sugar creme brulee. Orders can be placed online and picked up the next day. Their website lists holiday hours as well as current pies.

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Sahm’s Family of Restaurants

The Sahm’s family of restaurants recently posted their holiday menus for all locations. This local favorite has locations in Broad Ripple, Nora, Carmel, Fishers, and Bloomington. Sahm’s take-and-bake meal includes items that will need to be chilled when picked up. Preparation instructions are provided. The meal includes smoked turkey, cranberry salad, honey hot brussels sprouts, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cornbread casserole, roasted beets, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls with whipped honey butter, and cinnamon pecan coffee cake. The order deadline is November 20.

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Seasons 52

The Thanksgiving Dinner Box from Seasons 52 feeds for four to six and features field green salad, sliced roasted all-natural turkey, savory pan gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes, brioche stuffing, French green beans, cranberry relish, and pumpkin pie mini indulgences. The last day to order is November 21.

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Whole Foods

Have a family member with food allergies? Whole Foods may be a good holiday meal option, as it includes dietary preferences such as dairy-free and gluten-free. You can place your order online and then pick it up at one of the Whole Food locations in Indianapolis or Carmel. Holiday food can be ordered as a meal or a la carte. Choices include paleo, vegan, and organic, as well as classic. Appetizers, soups, and desserts round out the offerings. Orders must be made a minimum of 24 hours ahead of the pickup date and time for Holiday Selections and 48 hours for Everyday Selections.

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Support a local restaurant, farmer, or chef, and give yourself the gift of time. Remember to place your order early, as many businesses have deadlines for orders. Bon appetit!


Locally Grown Turkeys

Tyner Pond Farm

90 W McClarnon, Greenfield

Fresh turkeys are available at the Tyner Pond Farm Store on a first-come, first-served basis. Turkeys are available for online ordering now.

Goose the Market

2503 N Delaware St, Indianapolis

Goose the Market has fresh turkeys from Gunthorp Farms in LaGrange, Indiana. Order your turkey online. You can get it fresh, or even have them smoke it or roast it for you!

Joe’s Butcher Shop

111 W Main St #110, Carmel

Order your farm fresh turkeys by calling (317) 846-8877. Turkeys are available for pickup at Joe’s Butcher Shop in Carmel.

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