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

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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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