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Thanksgiving-to-Go Can Be Cheap: Epicure, Whole Foods, and Fireman Derek's

The last time we cooked Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, it cost more than $300 for four people. Plus the bird was so dry even the poodle wouldn't eat it.

This year, we're thinking we'll let someone else cook. We've compiled a list of places that will prepare a delicious traditional Thanksgiving dinner. All you have to do is order in advance, pick up, and reheat.

Epicure Market offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for ten people. The meal

includes a roasted 15-pound turkey, country stuffing, gravy,

cranberry-orange relish, candied Carolina yams, sautéed baby green beans

and carrots, 18 fresh-baked dinner rolls, and two freshly baked pies

(choice of apple, pumpkin, or apple-pecan) for $199 plus tax.


that's too much or you want to make your own fixings, a 15-pound roast

turkey with stuffing, gravy, and rolls is $65 plus tax.


offer is good at either the South Beach or Sunny Isles location. Call

in advance for pick-up Wednesday or Thanksgiving Day. Epicure suggests you order

by Monday, November 21, but will try to honor last-minute orders. In

addition, Epicure is open Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in

case you need last-minute items.

Epicure Gourmet Market and Café,1656 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-672-1861

Epicure Gourmet Market and Café, 17190 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-947-4581

Pericone's Marketplace

has a complete Thanksgiving meal for ten people, which includes a 22- to 24-pound turkey, stuffing, gravy, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, and

two pies for $225.

Order by Tuesday for pick-up Thanksgiving Dat before 2 p.m. The dinner comes cold and needs to be reheated. 

Perricone's Market is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for last-minute

shopping. Perricone's Marketplace, 15 SE Tenth St., Miami; 305-374-9449

The Fresh Market
has two Thanksgiving dinners -- it just depends on the size of your family.

The traditional family dinner serves six to eight people and includes a ten- to 12-pound

roast turkey, three pounds of stuffing, three pounds of whipped potatoes, two pounds of  cranberry relish, a dozen dinner rolls, and gravy for $79.99.

The larger dinner feeds eight to ten hungry people and includes a ten- to 12-pound roast

turkey, a ham, three pounds of stuffing, four pounds of whipped potatoes, two pounds of cranberry relish, two pounds of corn soufflé, two pounds of green beans, and two

dozen dinner rolls for $129.99.

The offer is good at all Fresh

Market locations. They're requesting you place the order by Monday,

November 21, for pick-up Wednesday, November 23. The Fresh Market

will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Whole Foods
has a variety of dinners, sides, turkeys, and pies for your holiday dinner.


basic turkey dinner for up to ten people contains a ten- to 12-pound roast

turkey, gravy, sourdough sage stuffing, and cranberry orange relish for

$119.99. Substitute an organic turkey and the meal is $135.99.


deep south ham dinner includes a spiral cut glazed ham, cornbread

stuffing with chestnuts and rosemary, honey baked mashed sweet potatoes,

and macaroni and cheese. The dinner feeds ten people and costs $119.99.

Other meals and a la carte items are available. Order by phone, in person, or online

by Sunday, November 20 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day. All Whole

Foods will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for last

minute shopping.

Boston Market
is your best bet for families on a budget or if it's just the two of you (or you're going solo).


whole turkey banquet for 12 includes an 11-pound whole turkey, spinach,

artichoke dip and crackers, mashed potatoes, vegetable stuffing,

cranberry relish, gravy,

12 dinner rolls, and two pies (one apple and one pumpkin) for $89.99.


spiral sliced ham banquet for 12 includes an 8 pound spiral sliced ham,

spinach, artichoke dip and Crackers, mashed potatoes, sweet potato

casserole, cinnamon apples, gravy,

12 dinner rolls, and two pies (one apple and one pumpkin) for $99.99.


boneless turkey breast banquet for 4-6 includes a three pound roasted

turkey breast, spinach, artichoke dip and crackers, mashed

potatoes,vegetable stuffing, cranberry relish, gravy, six dinner rolls,

and a pie (apple or pumpkin) for $69.99.

Boston Market is open

Thanksgiving day and is offering a $10.99 turkey dinner special, in case

you find yourself alone and want to have a taste of the holidays.

Orders for Thanksgiving day must be placed by 8 p.m. the day before. Orders taken by phone (866-977-9090), online or in person at any Boston Market.

Fireman Derek's Pies
are a sweet finish to a fantastic meal. All pies are baked fresh from scratch. Choose from apple ($15), sweet potato ($15), key lime ($15), coconut creme ($15), pecan ($18), blueberry ($20), strawberry ($20), or call Derek if you have something else in mind. Order your pie by Monday evening for pickup on Wednesday any time before 10 p.m. (Hint: Fireman Derek said that he bakes extra pies, so if you're a procrastinator with a sweet tooth, stop in or call on Wednesday to see what's available).

Fireman Derek's Pies, 2600 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, 786-449-2517

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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