Turkey to go is easier than ever. There are several options throughout the Metro-Detroit area for a take-out Thanksgiving dinner, from prepared feasts to a la carte turkeys or hams.
Thanksgiving Take-Out Options:
Ann Arbor, Cranbrook, Detroit, Rochester Hills, Troy and West Bloomfield -- Whole Food Markets offer an extensive menu of catered-dinner packages, including turkey and the trimmings, classic ham, and vegan dinners. A Holiday Dinner for Four starts at $59.99.
Birmingham -- The Chop Shop gives you the opportunity to prep your own Thanksgiving dinner on the days leading up to the holiday. You can freeze it if need be to thaw on Wednesday, November 27th. Alternatively, The Chop Shop can prepare the holiday meal for you. The cost for this option is $175 for six meals and $250 for 10. You must order by Monday, November 25th. The prepared meal for Thanksgiving counts as two entrees and includes Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast and Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing.
Clinton Township -- J. Baldwin's Restaurant is temporarily closed because of an electrical fire (at least as of this writing). J. Baldwin's has traditionally offered Thanksgiving cooking classes, as well as a traditional turkey feast to go for eight-to-ten people in the $199 range.
Frankenmuth -- Zehnder's Restaurant offers a Thanksgiving dinner to go that includes a 20 lb. turkey or ham and traditional Zehnder's trimmings. It serves eight-to-ten people for $159. (Order by 11/25)
Fraser -- The Vintage House offers a "pick up and go" Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, ham, and all the trimmings. The cost is $249.95. Call (586) 415-5678 to reserve.
Rochester -- The Brookshire Restaurant in The Royal Park Hotel offers a meal prepared by Chef Colin Brown for the holiday. The feast includes both turkey and ham, as well as several sides and two desserts. The cost is $225 and the package will serve 10-to-12 people. To make a reservation call (248) 652-2600 (until 11/25).
Throughout the Metro-Detroit Area -- Boston Market offers heat-and-serve Thanksgiving packages. The Boneless Turkey Breast Banquet for four costs $59.99. Most of the other packages serve 12 people and include a whole turkey or ham. These start at $74.99.
Throughout the Metro-Detroit Area -- Honeybaked Ham Company offers spiral ham, whole turkeys and turkey breasts as part of its heat-and-serve holiday packages.