Food

Turkey To-Go: Great Thanksgiving Takeout Around DC

Where to find chef-prepared feasts, plus sides and sweets to round out the meal.
Turkey To-Go: Great Thanksgiving Takeout Around DC
Grab a Thanksgiving spread from a local restaurant, like the pit-smoked bird and barbecue-style sides from Smokehouse Live (pictured). Photograph courtesy of Smokehouse Live.

Kapnos and Kapnos Taverna

2201 14th St. NW; 4000 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA

Chef Mike Isabella’s Mediterranean-inspired Thanksgiving menu includes a spit-roasted turkey rubbed with Greek spices and sides like squash orzzotto. All items can be ordered a la carte, and picked up in both DC and Arlington.

Details: Orders are accepted through Sunday, November 22. Pick up on Thursday, November 26 between 10 and noon.

Hill Country Barbecue Market

410 7th St. NW

This Texas-style barbecue spot serves a carryout dinner of turkey, cornbread, and a choice of sides and pies. The meals come in two sizes: “feast” and “banquet,” so nobody is going home hungry.

Details: The Ranchers Feast serves 5 to 8 and costs $210. The Governors Banquet serves 9 to 12 and costs $300. Orders accepted through November 20, pick up on or before November 26 at noon.

Centrolina

947 Palmer Alley, NW

Chef Amy Brandwein gives Thanksgiving an Italian twist at her CityCenterDC market/restaurant. Her catering menu has antipasto platters like eggplant caponata with yogurt sauce & crostini, alongside cider brined free-range turkeys. Details: Order by November 20; pickup on or before Thursday, November 26 at 1:30 pm.

Smokehouse Live

1602 Village Market Blvd., Suite 120 , Leesburg, VA

We’re fans of this new-ish barbecue joint, which serves up pit-smoked turkey and pumpkin pie are on the Thanksgiving to-go menu.

Details: Order by November 20, pickup on or before the morning of November 26.

Pickup extras from Blacksalt, like creamy clam chowder and a variety of sides. Photograph courtesy of Blacksalt.

Del Campo

777 I St., NW

Chef Victor Albisu puts a South American spin on Thanksgiving feasts, offering herb-smoked and oven-ready turkeys, chorizo and chapa bread stuffing, pumpkin risotto, and more.

Details: Orders accepted through Sunday, November 22 at 8 pm; pickup Wednesday, November 25 until 10 pm.

Anthem at Marriott Marquis

901 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Chef Matthew Morrison’s to-go meals come with a main course, choice of dessert, and a generous mix of sides. For every dinner they sell, the Marriott Marquis will donate a turkey to DC Central Kitchen.

Details: The Turkey Dinner is $299; the Prime Rib Dinner is $360. Both serve 6 to 8. Order by 5 pm on November 20. Pickup on November 26 from10 am to 4 pm.

Society Fair

277 S. Washington St., Alexandria

With a butcher, baker, grocer, and wine bar all under one roof, Alexandria’s emporium is a Thanksgiving one-stop shop. A dinner-to-go bag of turkey breast, mashed potatoes, and other essentials makes sourcing even easier.

Details: The to-go bag meal serves two and costs $85. Order by November 21, pickup on or before November 25 at 5 pm. Other items are available a la carte.

BlackSalt

4883 MacArthur Blvd., NW

This seafood market offers brined and oven-ready local turkeys, as well as appetizers like cured salmon and crab cakes, and staples (cranberry sauce, gravy).

Details: Order by November 23; pickup on November 25.

Kapnos serves spit-roasted turkeys, lamb, and other meats, as well as Greek-inspired sides. Photograph via Facebook.

MoCo’s Founding Farmers

12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac

The Thanksgiving-to-go menu of this restaurant’s Potomac location is packed with cornbread, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and other wholesome American classics.

Details: Order by November 20 at 5 pm; pick up on or before November 25 at 6 pm.

Red Apron Butchery

1309 Fifth St., NE; 8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax; 709 D St., NW

Chef Nate And a specializes in meats—including fresh or brined heritage turkeys—and offers sides like pimento mac n’ cheese, roasted mushroom bread pudding, and gravy on the menu.

Details: Order before noon on Monday, November 23; pick-up at three shop locations in DC (Union Market, Penn Quarter) and Virginia (Mosaic District).

Macon Bistro & Larder

5520 Connecticut Ave., NW

The dinner packages at this French and Southern-style bistro include collard greens and buttermilk biscuits. Sweet potato and apple brandy-raisin pies are also available for order.

Details: Order by November 20; pick up on or before November 25 at 5 pm.

Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St, NW

This Georgetown restaurant is offering a fancy take-home feast with a free-range roasted turkey, freshly baked bread, and four traditional sides.

Details: Order by November 20; pick up on or before November 26 at 4pm.

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