The holiday season is just around the corner.
That’s right! It’s nearly time for Turkey, cranberries, and your aunt’s famous green bean casserole. However, if you’re like many in the Phoenix area who find themselves committed to work, away from the family, or you just secretly hate green bean casserole, don’t worry. You’re not alone.
Not everyone looks forward to hours of slaving in a hot kitchen, crowded dining rooms, and jockeying for position in line at the grocery store. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for those who prefer to take a break from the demanding job of preparing a holiday meal. Not only can you get your holiday feast delivered right to your front door, but there are also several restaurants keeping their ovens hot throughout the Valley.
Listed below are just some of the choices available if you’re foregoing meal-prep on the home front. It’s important to realize; there are many other options you might consider for your holiday eats.
Fry’s Food and Drug
Fry’s Food Stores carries anything you might need to put together a holiday meal. However, the favorite grocery store offers to do the work for you.
For instance, Fry’s has meal kits priced at $59.99, with options including turkey, ham, pumpkin pies, oven-baked rolls, and a choice of two sides.
The local grocer also offers a more substantial turkey-day meal which serves 8-10 people, including 4 sides, for $79.99.
Of course, if you’re looking for a quick run for a small holiday side, Fry’s Food and Drug can help there as well.
Fry’s Food and Drug Store has locations in Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix, and Glendale.
Over the years, Cracker Barrel has become a popular option for an enjoyable holiday meal. Grab your feast at the Cracker Barrel and pay $109.99 for a meal that serves 10. Additionally, a meal for 6 will run you $67.99.
Cracker Barrel’s so-called “Heat n’ Serve Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meal To-Go” allows you to have your meal ready-to-eat in two hours or less. Among other accoutrements, it comes with oven-roasted turkey breast, cornbread, and turkey gravy for $109.99.
The country-style restaurant also offers a meal called the “Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meal To-Go.” At $67.99, you can get a healthy portion of turkey, some sugar-cured ham, cranberry relish, and more for under a hundred bucks.
You can find a nearby Cracker Barrel in Glendale, Phoenix, and Ahwatukee.
HoneyBaked Ham Co.
This popular holiday food destination specializes in meals tailored explicitly for the season. For starters, the HoneyBaked Ham Co. will put a delectable Thanksgiving spread on your table for $125.95.
What’s more, the holiday-inspired cookery offers tons of choices for those who prefer ham. They also provide a Christmas Dinner for $119.95 which includes potatoes au gratin, a 10-lb HoneyBaked Ham, and a cinnamon-apple red velvet cake.
HoneyBaked Ham Co. let’s you pick up your festive feast, or have it delivered.
The HoneyBaked Ham Co. has locations in Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Mesa, and Chandler.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Even though Arby’s claims they “have the meats,” Dickey’s is no slouch in the meat department as well.
In the holiday spirit, this barbecue joint’s menu offers ham and turkey alongside their everyday menu.
Any food ordered from Dickey may be picked-up or delivered.
Dickey’s Barbecue has everything you need to enjoy time with loved ones, and not fuss around in the kitchen.
You can find Dickey’s in Chandler, Phoenix, Surprise, and Scottsdale.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Another BBQ-based restaurant, Lucille’s has all the fixings for a stress-free holiday.
It’s important to remember to call your local Lucille’s Smokehouse on or before Nov. 18 at 6 PM.
Additionally, Lucille’s will keep their restaurant doors open Thanksgiving Day from 11 AM to 8 PM.
You can find the holiday meal serving BBQ-pit in Tempe.
Chompie’s Restaurant, Deli, and Bakery
At Chompie’s, they know that preparing a meal for a large group can prove tedious, and downright frustrating.
To the same effect, Chompie’s offers meals for groups with up to 15 guests.
First, the deli serves a “Traditional Meal,” consisting of an over-sized, baked turkey and homemade stuffing. Coupled with mashed potatoes, gravy, and more, you can feed quite a large group for $249.99.
Additionally, they have one-person options and regular-sized meals.
In any event, if you’re expecting a big crowd for dinner this holiday season, Chompie’s might be the place for you. They might have the most extensive variety and widest array of holiday food available in the Valley.
You can a Chompie’s close-by in Chandler, Tempe, and Glendale.
The Village Inn is your one-stop shop for anything pie-related during the holiday season. After all, how can you celebrate the holidays without a little pie?
With pie options like country apple, French silk, and southern pecan, the Village Inn can be of assistance on the back-end of your holiday meal.
Furthermore, if you placed your order by Nov. 14, you might win pies from the Village Inn for an entire year.
For all your sweet treats in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Peoria, call on Village Inn.
Uniquely, Boston Market is one chain that doesn’t back down from a holiday meal challenge.
They have excellent meal choices if you want to serve anywhere from 4-12 people with a single meal.
Moreover, Boston Market offers a full turkey meal priced at $199.99. This option includes one whole turkey, spinach, an artichoke dip, and mashed potatoes, plus more.
Nevertheless, if you want something less robust, the restaurant also has a meal priced at $69.99, which includes a turkey breast, mashed potatoes, veggie-style stuffing, gravy, and a half-dozen dinner rolls.
Boston Market has delivery, pick-up, and catering options as well.
You can find your local Boston Market in Tempe, Glendale, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Chandler.
Sprouts is a perfect spot for your holiday menu needs.
The Farmer’s Market boasts a variety of holiday meals, catering trays and even has whole organic turkeys for sale online.
All of the ready-to-eat meals gotten at Sprouts are topped off with all the trimmings and seasonal sides you could want.
Prices for these meals range from $29.99 to $79.99, and the main courses include roasted, boneless turkey, a whole turkey, a boneless beef rib roast and a spiral sliced holiday ham.
Located in Phoenix, Avondale, Glendale, and Peoria.