I don’t know about you, but I personally am sick and tired of cooking, and almost as equally sick and tired of the same old takeout. Just the thought of cooking a huge Thanksgiving dinner is stressing me out.
It’s called holiday burnout, and I don’t know of a single person who isn’t feeling it right now or have in the pandemic months prior to this writing. I had tussled with the idea of cooking a smaller version of what I normally put together – and even that caused me stress. A note dropped in my inbox this afternoon had me jumping for joy at the thought of not having to deal with the headache of preparing and cooking. Yes, Virginia, you can enjoy a meal with the ones you love and be thankful without the added stress of prepping and cooking!
Omni Richmond Hotel – Signup Ends November 23
Our own Omni Richmond Hotel is here to save the day with an insanely delicious to-go option, serving 4-6 people, for $165. All you need to do is schedule your pick-up for November 24 or November 25 between noon and 5 p.m. and you are good!
You get a salad (like the Fall salad with dried cranberries and maple-cider vinaigrette), soup (like the Curried Butternut Squash), a choice of a 20 lb. Turkey, THREE SIDES, and a sweet ending like Cinnamon Apple Crumble.
I don’t know about you – but to this weary mom with a full house – this sounds like absolute heaven. I cannot tell you when the last time was that I actually ENJOYED Thanksgiving Day with my family. I’m usually so busy rushing back and forth between the kitchen and the dining room that I don’t get the chance to enjoy the meal I worked hard to prepare.
For future reference – you can also check these great to-go Thanksgiving meals. They will be notated as sold out or open if they are still accepting orders for 2020.
Ukrops Catering – Signup ends November 16
Ukrops is a household name here in Virginia! While the store may be closed, you can still enjoy delicious Ukrops Catering! Thanksgiving Dinners are sold out, but they have a variety of entrees, bread, pies, etc. that are still available to order. Get the details here.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner from Walmart and Ibotta – While Supplies Last
So, okay, you still end up having to cook everything – but Walmart has teamed up with Ibotta to give you 100% cashback when you purchase the items in the Free Thanksgiving meal planner. Check this article for more details, and if you don’t have an Ibotta account, you can use my referral link and we’ll both save!
Big Herm’s Catering – Signup Ends November 20
Big Herm’s has you covered for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. You can check out their complete menu here and pick and choose what you and your family love most.
Blue Atlas Restaurant – Signup Ends November 20
Pickup is on Wednesday, November 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and prices depend on what you order. Click here for directions and contact info.
Homemades by Suzanne – Signup Ends November 20 at 2 p.m.
Homemades by Suzanne is one of my most favorite eateries in Virginia. This menu is for the RVA location. If you want the Ashland menu click here. Order pickup is November 25 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
HOBNOB – Signup Ends November 21
Thanksgiving Dinner from HOBNOB feeds 6 people (plus leftovers); $180 +tax; pickup on Wednesday, November 25; preordering begins Nov 11 at 11 am. Please call 804-264-7400 to place your order and check out the full menu here.
The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast – Signup ends November 22
The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast has been bringing Richmonders together for a free, shared Thanksgiving dinner for the past 14 years. But this year, instead of pulling up a chair at a shared table, the Community Feast will be takeout or curbside only. Carryout meals, along with other donated items such as clothing or blankets, will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Masks are required and will be made available if needed. For the first time, curbside meals will also be available. Pre-orders are now being accepted through thegivingheart.org.
There are a wide array of eateries offering Thanksgiving meals to go this year, we’ve only mentioned a few. Check out this article from Style Weekly for more delectable eats from around the RVA this holiday season and The Wilson Group gives us their list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner around the area this year. Be sure to call in advance to make a reservation.
If you want a little more holiday magic be sure to read The Holiday Almanac from Style Weekly while you’re there.