This year has been the year of takeout, and the Thanksgiving bird is set to fly a similar path this holiday season. With gatherings restricted to smaller groups, it may feel daunting — maybe even unnecessary — to cook an entire turkey and all the fixins this year.
We applaud the home-cook Thanksgiving connoisseurs, but let’s get real: Some of us will be calling in this year’s turkey-day spread for your solo or small-circle meal.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of traditional-style Thanksgiving to-go options in town this year.
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Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen is selling a family meal featuring turkey, two sides and a pie for $149 (serves 10-12), and Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for four that can be booked through Resy.
Longtime Charleston-fave catering company Hamby Catering is collaborating with the Lowcountry Food Bank to offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a charitable twist. For every Gobble Gobble Package sold, Hamby will sponsor a Thanksgiving meal for a local family in need. Hamby offers two sizes — the large serves eight for $179 and the small feeds four for $129. Both sizes include traditional roasted turkey, baked mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cornbread dressing and classic turkey gravy. To place an order, visit hambycatering.com, dial (843) 725-4035 or email email@example.com.
Barbecue joints have been smoking up turkeys and hams for years during the holidays, making them tried and true spots to snag your meats and sides.
Martin’s Bar-B-Cue Joint is offering Thanksgiving packages that are available for pick-up from Nov. 23 through Nov. 28. The menu includes smoked ham or turkey, dinner rolls, sweet potato casserole, broccoli salad, green beans and mashed potatoes. Finish off with the pie of your choice — pecan, fudge or sweet potato.
And while we’re talking barbecue and turkey, Lewis Barbecue is selling a whole-smoked turkey breast for $60 — some Lewis fans even claim the smoked turkey is the sleeper on this Texas-style menu.
Rodney Scott’s BBQ’s whole pit-smoked bird is available for $59.99, or you can purchase just the breast meat for $16.99 per pound. Compliment the turkey with sides like baked beans, collard greens and potato salad, available by the quart or pint. Orders for pick-up can be placed by phone at (843) 990-9535 until Friday, Nov. 20.
Hometown favorite Home Team BBQ is serving up a family package for 4-6 with smoked turkey or ham, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, potatoes and King’s Hawaiian Rolls, all for $120. Home Team’s got you covered with cocktail mixes as well, offering a variety of easy cocktail magic like the spiced cranberry margarita mix — just add tequila.
Zero George and Wild Common have teamed up to serve a decadent, but traditional Thanksgiving feast. In true tasting-menu fashion, these dinner packages begin with snacks of shrimp cocktail, charcuterie and cheese before diving into the bird and fixins. The meal serves 4-6 for $399 and for an additional $100, one of the restaurants’ sommeliers will call to help you select the perfect bottles of wine for your meal.
Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila on Folly Road has a Thanksgiving takeout menu complete with roasted green salt turkey breast and less traditional options like taco packs, enchiladas and chips and dip. Order online for pick-up on November 25 from 12-5 p.m. or November 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
For dessert, The Daily has all of the holiday classics covered, serving up pumpkin pie, pecan pie and even vegan apple pie.
The Harbinger and Harken have seasonal pies and cakes available for pre-order and pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 25. There’s pumpkin pecan cheese pie, “Give Thanks Spice Cake” and “The Giving Box,” which is filled with bite-sized goodies like pumpkin macaroons and apple spice oat bars.
And if you want to keep the party going during dessert, local boozy ice cream company Hardscoop has flavors like bourbon apple cider, peppermint stick and eggnog this holiday season. These limited time flavors are only available through December 31, and $1 from each pint will be donated to Palmetto Paws. Find Hardscoop at your local Harris Teeter, Bottles Beverage Superstore or Total Wine & More.