Where to Order Thanksgiving to Go in DC

No turkey baster necessary: Here are 14 places offering ready-made feasts.

Love pies, hate baking? Pearl Dive's pastry chef is making takeout pies in honor of the holiday. Photograph by Erik Uecke.


Whether you want to order à la carte or take out the whole shebang, the New York Avenue restaurant is offering up Cajun-inspired Thanksgiving items such as biscuits with pepper jelly and stuffing with andouille sausage.

Ordering info: Call 202-408-8804 for a full list of items. Turkey orders must be placed by 5 on November 15; pickup is between 11 and 1 on Thanksgiving day.

AM Wine Shoppe

The Adams Morgan store will be selling apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies by Lauren Bonfiglio, pastry chef at Cashion’s Eat Place. The usual selection of wine, cheese, and charcuterie will also be available.

Ordering info: E-mail or call 202-506-2248 by Saturday, November 17. Pickup is November 21.

Bayou Bakery

Chef David Guas is offering cornbread muffins, dirty rice, and collard greens—plus pies such as bourbon chocolate chip—to complement the bird on November 22.

Ordering info: Find menu details on the website; call 703-243-2410 before Monday, November 19, to order. Pickup is available until 9 on November 21.


This MacArthur Boulevard restaurant and market is prepping brined turkeys ready for the oven, along with sides such as oyster stuffing with Granny Smith apples and mashed sweet potatoes. Pie is on the menu, too!

Ordering info: Call 202-342-9101 to order by Sunday, November 18. Pickups will be scheduled for November 21.

The Butcher’s Block

Robert Wiedmaier’s Old Town Alexandria spot is offering a full meal à la carte—new items this year include pommes purée and a porchetta roast.

Ordering info: Call 703-894-5253 by November 14 to order. Pickup is Monday November 19, through Wednesday, November 21, from 11:30 to 8.


The New York-based Italian restaurant specializes in family-style feasts, so it stands to reason Carmine’s has the full Thanksgiving repast covered, offering roast turkey with gravy, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and maple syrup, and green beans with toasted hazelnuts.

Ordering info: Call 202-737-7770. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance.

Cork Market & Tasting Room

On the menu at this 14th Street spot is everything but the turkey, including starters and dessert. Bring home foie gras pâté, roasted beets dressed in a blood orange vinaigrette, buttermilk biscuits, and a salted caramel pecan tart.

Ordering info: Call 202-265-2674, e-mail, or stop by the shop. Pickup is available on Wednesday and Thursday, and Cork also delivers to limited areas.

Hill Country Barbecue

Smoked turkey and cornbread are on the takeout menu. Order pre-planned feasts, or pick and choose from items such as longhorn mac and cheese and green bean casserole à la carte.

Ordering info: Call 202-556-2044 to order by November 16. Pickup times are November 21 from 3 to 5 and November 22 from 9 to noon.


Put a French twist on this traditionally American holiday with tarts from this rapidly expanding bakery chain. Offerings include pecan and cranberry, pear and cinnamon, and pumpkin.

Ordering info: Available for pickup at Paul locations through the end of November.

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Jeff Black’s latest restaurant is selling pastry chef Ashley Soto’s pies to go. Indulgences like bourbon-and-rum-infused pecan pie or a rich piece of peanut butter pie with a chocolate cookie crust may require loosening the belt another notch.

Ordering info: Call 202-319-1612 by Monday, November 19, to pre-pay for your pie, which will be available on November 20 and November 21 between 2 and 11.


Chef Ris Lacoste offers starters, sides, and sweet finishes at her restaurant. Jumbo lump crabcakes, cornbread stuffing with apples and pecans, sweet potato gratin, and apple cider sorbet are all on the menu.

Ordering info: E-mail with a daytime phone number and your preferred pickup date and time. Pickup is November 20 and November 21 from noon to 4.

Society Fair

Cathal and Meshelle Armstong’s Alexandria market has a full Thanksgiving feast menu, plus sides, starters, and desserts à la carte. Look for cheese and charcuterie platters, Brussels sprouts with bacon, and pumpkin seed brittle.

Ordering info: Call 703-683-3247 or e-mail by November 16. Pickup is November 21.


The Georgetown meat market offers brined and roast turkeys as well as turkey galantine.

Ordering info: Visit Stachowski’s 28th Street, Northwest, location to fill out an order form and put down a $50 deposit. Orders must be placed by November 18 at 6.


This Northwest DC standby offers full Thanksgiving dinners complete with mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and pumpkin pie for pickup, or you can snag some sides, such as butternut squash and crab bisque or twice-baked potatoes.

Ordering info: Visit the website to order by noon on November 19. You can pick up your items before 8 on November 21.