Thanksgiving 2020: Restaurants with take-out and delivery around Tacoma, Pierce County
Welp. This won’t be the Thanksgiving we want with all the pandemic concerns about group gatherings, but let me help you try and make the most of Thanksgiving 2020 anyway.
With many families skipping the big gatherings, diners are likely looking for a place to get take-out or delivery.
Here’s my list of resources for a great plate of food, no matter what your holiday looks like. I’ve also got a list of bakeries where you can pre-order pies, a seafood company with a Thanksgiving seafood pack and barbecue restaurants that will smoke your turkey for you. Read to the end of the story for beer pairing advice from Tacoma’s favorite beer geek, Ron Swarner.
In case you had not heard, dine-in service is suspended again in restaurants. The new restrictions were announced Nov. 15. Some restaurants previously had planned to have dine-in service, but all dine-in service is on pause from Nov. 18 to Dec. 14. Read more about the new dining restrictions here. Take-out and delivery is still permitted.
Please come back and check in on updates. I’ll be continually adding to this list. As always, some restaurants wait a few weeks before turkey day to make arrangements.
TAKE-OUT MEALS, HEAT AND SERVE AT HOME, PLUS READY TO EAT MEALS
BEN DEW’S CLUBHOUSE GRILL
This longtime Tacoma restaurant features the greatest hits of American diner eats and will have take-out Thanksgiving plates that are ready to eat.
Prices: $16.50 to $43.99 for individual dinners
Pickup: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reheat at home: No, the meal will be fully cooked and ready to eat
The menu: Traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings ($18.50) or a senior portion ($16.50), includes roasted turkey (white or dark), sage dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, soup or salad and pumpkin pie. Ham dinner with scalloped potatoes ($17.50) comes with veggies, soup or salad and pie. Prime rib dinners in three sizes ($24.99/$29.99/$43.99) comes with au jus, horseradish sauce, veggies, soup or salad. Halibut and chips also available ($22.99). Menu here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3412262852234167&id=389347827859033
Order info: 6501 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-564-4442
BLACK BEAR DINER PUYALLUP
This South Hill diner with a classic American menu will have ready-to-eat, takeout plated Thanksgiving meals. The restaurant will serve its regular menu until 11 a.m. and then it will switch over to a limited holiday menu.
Prices: Start at $17.99 for a single plated meal to $69.99 for a family prime rib dinner.
Reheat at home: No, dinners will be ready to eat.
Single-plate menu: Turkey dinner ($17.99), ham dinner ($17.99) and prime rib dinner ($22.99). Individual dinners include mashed potatoes and gravy, side vegetables, soup or salad, plus pumpkin pie. Want stuffing? That comes with the ham and turkey dinners.
Family dinners: Turkey dinner ($39.99), ham dinner ($44.99), prime rib dinner ($69.99), whole pumpkin pie ($19.99).
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Regular menu until 11 a.m., then the limited holiday menu begins at 11 a.m.
Location info: 10404 156th St E., Puyallup; 253-268-0192
CITRON EUROPEAN BISTRO
My favorite Alsatian restaurant (and the only one of its kind in the region) is featuring its regular menu, plus a take-out Thanksgiving meal.
Menu details: Take-out turkey dinner with turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and winter vegetables. The regular menu of French-German-Swiss entrees also will be available. The schnitzel is everything you want it to be.
Order: Call in advance for more details and pricing.
Menu info here: https://www.facebook.com/CitronEuropeanBistro/posts/2734852666829379
Location info: 10716 A St. S., Tacoma; 253-212-1153
COPPER CREEK INN
How about a drive to the mountain to pick up dinner? Ashford’s Copper Creek Inn is offering a take-out meal. It’s also home to delicious blackberry pie.
Pickup: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26
Reheat at home: Ready to eat
Single-plate menu: Roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries and more, $27.95 for adults; $13.95 for kids. Family meal packs for four are $99.95
Full details here: https://www.facebook.com/CopperCreekRestaurantandLodge/posts/3701416493269224
Reserve in advance? Yes, call for details. You can order whole pies in advance, too.
Location info: 35707 SR 706 E, Ashford; 360-569-2326
This Sixth Avenue cafe is selling single plated Thanksgiving dinners for take-out, plus family meals for up to 8.
Serves: Meals for 1, meals for groups
Prices: $10 to $14.99 for single-serve meals, $169 for dinner for 8
Pickup: Wednesday, November 25 or morning of Thanksgiving
Reheat at home: Yes
Dietary restrictions: This business specializes in low-carb eating, so ask about low-carb options.
Included: For solo diners, check out the $14.99 single-serve meals that are discounted to $10 right now (order quick, that deal might not last). You’ll get a plate of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy. For family meals, get a dinner for 8 that includes a choice of a 12-16 pound roasted turkey OR bourbon-maple glazed ham, three pounds of sour cream and cheddar mashed potatoes OR maple roasted sweet potatoes, three pounds stuffing (sausage cauliflower or wild rice and roasted veggies), two pounds of bacon Brussels sprouts OR two quarts harvest butternut squash soup, a salad, 32 ounces gravy or ham glaze, cranberry sauce. A la carte items available for single purchase, too, such as low-carb sausage cauliflower stuffing and more.
Order here: https://www.crispmeals.co/collections/thanksgiving
Location info: 4312 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-301-3807; crispmeals.co
This Gig Harbor cafe known for its excellent breakfasts is offering a la carte take-out items to supplement your meal. A la carte items range from charcuterie platters to whole-roasted turkeys.
Pickup: before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25
Reheat at home: Yes
Offering: A la carte sides include cinnamon rolls ($3.50 each), veggie platter with hummus ($95), fruit platter ($95), charcuterie board ($150) and two kinds of salad ($45 each). Buy a whole turkey for $50. Prime rib is priced $15 a pound. You can also buy quiches ($75).
Order by: ASAP
Menu here: https://www.facebook.com/DevotedKiss/posts/3597174390302681
Location info: 8809 N. Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; 235-851-0055; https://www.facebook.com/DevotedKiss/
The longtime Tacoma barbecue spot is offering a feast-to-go, plus a la carte smoked turkeys or ham.
A la carte turkeys: 10 to 15 pound turkey ($40-$50) and 10 to 15 pound bone-in smoked ham ($40 to $50)
Feast to go serves: Up to 4-5 diners, it looks like.
Pickup: Noon-6 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 15 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday Nov. 26 at
Reheat at home: Yes
Feast includes: Smoked 15-pound turkey or ham and three sides, five pounds each. Sides include collard/mustard greens, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing with giblet gravy, macaroni and cheese, candied yams.
Order by: Monday, Nov. 23
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/DowdsBBQ/photos/a.3293221734042391/3653975551300339/
Location and contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-830-2086, 253-359-5173, pickup at 10408 Pacific Ave. S, Unit 16, Tacoma.
DOYLE’S PUBLIC HOUSE
Doyle’s in Tacoma’s Stadium neighborhood is serving single take-out plates and family meals at a great price.
Prices: $18 for a single plate, or $70 for a family-style meal that feeds four.
The menu: Onion-and-pepper stuffed turkey breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, candied yams, stuffing, rolls and pumpkin pie.
Also: Wine, beer and booze for sale!
Pickup: Pre-order and reserve your pick-up time.
Full menu details here: https://www.facebook.com/DoylesPublicHouse/posts/10158030195958163
Location info: 208 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma; 253-272-7468; https://doylespublichouse.com/
This soul food and Puerto Rican restaurant on Sixth Avenue has you covered for all the side dishes in to-go packs. This one doesn’t cover the turkey, though. You’ll have to provide your own.
Prices: $25 to $50 per side
Pickup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26
Reheat at home: Yes
Side dishes include: Each tray feeds 8-10. Catfish nuggets, $50; wingettes, $50; arroz con gandules in coconut milk, $35, white or yellow rice and beans, $35, mac and cheese, $45; collard green w/smoked turkey, $35; hush puppies with special sauce, $20; codito salad/cold pasta salad, $20, green salad, $25, sweet plantains, $25; sweet yams, $30; fried yuca or sautéed w/onions and garlic, $30; mashed potatoes with gravy on the side, $35; fried corn, $30. Orders of $100 or more include a bottle of red or white wine.
Order by: Monday, November 23
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/EssenceLoungeTacoma/posts/376492650434039
Location and contact details: 3829 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-503-0276
This terrific Puyallup valley restaurant and event center has a gourmet to-go Thanksgiving feast.
Pickup: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25
Reheat at home: Yes
Feast includes: Starters include kielbasa smokies and a veggie plate. Dinner is a roasted turkey, garden salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied root vegetables, housemade green bean casserole, focaccia fennel-leek stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, pumpkin pie
Order by: Nov. 14. Ordering is online only.
Details and ordering here: https://www.farm12.org/thanksgiving-menu
Location and contact details: Questions to email@example.com or call 253-697-9486. Find Farm 12 at 3303 Eighth Ave. SE, Puyallup
GINO’S AT THE POINT
This water-view Northeast Tacoma fancy-pants restaurant will have take-out Thanksgiving dinner with a la carte selections from a broad menu.
The menu: A la carte appetizers and full plated entrees. The Thanksgiving dinner comes with roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce ($39). The prime rib dinner comes with roasted prime rib crusted in rock salt, mashed potatoes, au jus and creamy horseradish ($49). There’s also a halibut dinner ($44), surf-and-turf ($59), gnudi ($30) and a scallops dinner ($42).
Hours and pickup: Call to reserve
View full menu here: https://www.facebook.com/ginosrestaurants/posts/10158674260576250
Ordering info: 6912 Soundview Drive NE, Tacoma; 253-815-1215; https://www.ginosrestaurants.com/gino-s-at-the-point
GERTIE AND THE GIANT OCTOPUS
This Gig Harbor restaurant is offering take-out feasts with a turkey rouladen for the main course.
Price: $50 per person, no substitutions
Serves: Up to 4-6
Pickup: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26
Reheat at home: Yes
Feast includes: Smoked turkey (white meat/dark meat) roulade with savory sausage stuffing, cranberry chutney, creamy mashed potatoes, roasted turkey gravy, fresh bread. Add $5 for seitan “Meatloaf”, mushroom-demi vegetarian option. Sweet Melissa’s desserts (with gluten-free options) available for add-on, separate priced: Pumpkin harvest pie ($32), Washington apple crisp ($34) or bourbon chocolate pecan ($39). Orders for 4 or more will get a bottle of wine.
Order by: Thursday, Nov. 19
Restaurant/order info: 4747 Point Fosdick Drive, Gig Harbor; 253-649-0921; gertieandthegiantoctopusrestaurant.com
This Tacoma caterer that operates out of West of the Waterway has a to-go Thanksgiving meal for pickup.
Prices: $50 for ham dinner, $60 for turkey
Pickup: 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 25
Reheat at home: Yes
Feasts include: The turkey dinner ($60) includes carved moist turkey with savory gravy, holiday stuffing, cranberry sauce and traditional mashed potatoes with gravy. Includes a holiday mixed green salad with pear vinaigrette and soft dinner rolls with garlic butter. The ham dinner ($50) includes slow-cooked glazed ham with pineapples, au gratin potatoes and sautéed green beans with bacon. Includes a holiday mixed green salad with pear vinaigrette and soft dinner rolls with garlic butter. A la carte add-ons available. Order on website.
Order by: ASAP
Order here: https://gallucciscatering.square.site/
Location and contact details: Pickup at West of the Waterway, 1901 Dock St, Tacoma. Call 253- 826-1799
HOMETOWN CHARM CAFE
This downtown Sumner cafe is preparing take-out meals to be picked up in advance and heated at home.
Price: $19.95 per person, add a slice of pie per person for $3
Serves: Meals are priced a la carte, so one person per meal
Pickup: Wednesday, Nov.25
Reheat at home: Yes
Dinners include: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce.
Order whole pies: Pumpkin ($25), sweet potato($25), or maple pecan ($30). Four-packs of cinnamon rolls also can be advance ordered.
Info here: https://www.facebook.com/sumnergals/posts/995424584276795
Location and contact details: 1012 Main St., Sumner; 253-987-7633
HOMESTEAD RESTAURANT AND BAKERY
This longtime Tacoma classic American restaurant will have a take-out turkey plate and other entrees. Delivery also available.
Prices: $10.29 to $19.99.
Pickup: Dinner starts at 11 a.m.
Reheat at home: No, the meal is ready to eat.
The menu: Roast turkey dinner ($19.99) with mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, soup or salad and pie. Glazed ham dinner ($18.99) with mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, green beans, soup or salad and pie. Children’s ham or turkey meals ($10.29). Also, New York Steak dinner ($19.99) and chicken fried steak dinner ($18.99).
Delivery: Delivery available through third-party delivery services – DoorDash, GrubHub, Seamless
Location and contact details: 7837 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma; 253- 476-9000; https://www.homesteadwa.com/
ISLAND LODGE BY AL LAGO
This Lake Tapps view restaurant will have take-out dinners and also will be the lone restaurant offering dine-in service from 2 to 4 p.m. – but you’ll have to eat your turkey al fresco. The restaurant has outdoor heaters and a covered area and will only be serving an outdoor meal. There are 7 tables, so it might be tough to snag a table.
Serves: 1 per plate
Pickup: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Reheat at home: Ready to eat
The menu: Turkey or ham dinner with all the trimmings, $29.95 each.
Location and contact details: 20818 Island Pkwy E., Lake Tapps; 253-862-6641; https://islandlodge.net/home
This Ruston waterfront restaurant will offer a ready-to-eat Thanksgiving dinner that diners can pick up from the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. The meal will be prepared, warm and ready to meat immediately.
Take-out meals: The Thanksgiving dinner plate includes Diestel Farms organic roasted turkey, apple/cranberry/kale stuffing, praline-pecan candied yams, butter-whipped potatoes, herb pan gravy, Brussels sprouts with agrodulce, cranberry orange sauce, baguette with brandied apricot butter. The Thanksgiving dinner is individually priced $38.95 for adults and kids are $8.95 (under 5) to $15.95 (6-10). Also on the dine-in menu are prime rib dinners ($42 to $50), cedar planked King salmon ($32), lobster carbonara ($38), butternut squash ravioli ($25) and more.
Order by: Sunday. Nov. 22
Pickup: Between 11 and 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 26.
Location and contact details: 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma; 253-759-2165; wp.lobstershop.com
The South Hill diner with stick-to-your-ribs food will have a take-out Thanksgiving dinner.
Price: $14.99 a plate
Reheat at home: No reheating, this is a ready-to-eat meal
Hours: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26
The menu: A turkey dinner with white and dark meat, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, steamed veggies, cranberry sauce, salad or soup, slice of pie.
Menu details here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=4081174885240564&id=132162223475203
Location info: 720 39th Ave. SW, Puyallup; 253-845-8449
MCMENAMINS ELKS TEMPLE
The downtown Tacoma hotel is offering a to-go feast by pre-ordering.
To-go feasts: $165 meals-to-go will be ready for pickup during three time slots on Thanksgiving Day. Some reheating of dishes required. The to-go meal includes turkey, rolls and butter, salad, traditional dressing, green beans, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie.
Order to-go feasts here: http://www.shopmcmenamins.com/thanksgiving-elks-traditional/
Restaurant info/reservations: 565 Broadway Tacoma; 253-300-8777
THE MILL STEAKHOUSE + SPIRITS
The Milton upscale restaurant will have take-out meals with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner plate, but also a wide range of dinners available for adults and kids.
Pickup: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
Reheat at home: No, meals will be ready to eat.
The menu: Dinners are ordered a la carte. The Mill Thanksgiving plate includes roasted turkey with apple-walnut stuffing, ginger-orange cranberry sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes, turkey gravy and creamy Brussels sprouts ($28 per person). Dinner choices for dine-in service also include herb-roasted prime rib ($49) and porcini and truffle ravioli ($22). Lots of side dishes, appetizers and dessert choices, too.
Read the menu here: https://www.facebook.com/themillofmilton/posts/1002682110234199
Ordering info: 900 Meridian Ave. E., Puyallup; 253-831-4936; https://www.themillofmilton.com/
Downtown Tacoma’s newest pop-up restaurant, which operates inside The Harmon on Pacific,
Price: $75 per person
Serves: 1 person per meal
Pickup: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 25
Reheat at home: Yes
Feast includes: Herb-roasted turkey breast, house-made rolls, Fall greens, roasted Brussels sprouts, whipped potatoes, bread pudding,
Order by: ASAP
Order here: https://www.exploretock.com/spicelabharmon
Location and contact details: 1938 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253-383-2739; spicelabtacoma.com
THE HUB GIG HARBOR
Order a dinner for 2-4 at Gig Harbor’s The Hub.
Prices: $40 for two; $80 for four
Pickup: Wednesday, Nov. 25
Reheat at home: Yes
The menu: Thanksgiving meals come with roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, garlic rolls, salad and pumpkin pie.
Order by: Tuesday, Nov. 24. Order online at https://www.toasttab.com/the.hub.gig.harbor/v3
Menu details here: https://www.facebook.com/hubgigharbor/posts/3769660659764114
Location info: 1208 26th Ave NW, Gig Harbor; 253-853-1585; https://www.thehubgigharbor.com/
THO TUONG BBQ
Ready for something completely untraditional? The Tacoma-based barbecue restaurant in the Lincoln neighborhood is open Thanksgiving Day with its menu of Chinese-Vietnamese style roasted meats.
Available: Roasted chicken, duck, pork and more. Purchases are by the pound.
Prices by the pound: $13 to $25
No preorders: It’s first come, first served. Get there early. They open at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Menu details here: https://www.facebook.com/tacomarestaurant. Thanksgiving Day info here: https://www.facebook.com/tacomarestaurant/posts/4219393111420527
Location info: 715 S. 38th St, Tacoma; 253-474-2279
This Tacoma catering is offering a full Thanksgiving meal for $89 that feeds 4-6 diners and will be delivered straight to your door the day before Thanksgiving. You can order and pay online, too.
Delivered: between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 25
Reheat at home: Yes
Includes: Cider-brined turkey, baby red mashed potatoes with pan gravy, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, artisan rolls with butter, whole pumpkin pie. Feeding more than 8? Order a second dinner.
Order online here: https://vaultcatering.com/thanksgivingdinner/
Info: https://vaultcatering.com/; firstname.lastname@example.org; 253-468-2980
WARTHOG BBQ PARKLAND
The Parkland location of Warthog BBQ is offering an inexpensive pick-up dinner. They also will offer the dinner through delivery on Doordash and Postmates.
Pickup: Call for details
Menu choices: A turkey dinner comes with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cornbread sausage stuffing, cornbread with honey butter, priced $15 a plate. The brisket pot roast dinner comes with oven roasted potatoes, vegetables in gravy, green beans and apple crisp, priced $16 a plate.
Full menu details here: https://www.facebook.com/warthogbbqfife/posts/3998923436788931
Location info: 11811 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma; 253-426-1980; https://www.warthogbbq.com/menus
Note: Pickup is at Parkland location, not Fife location
GET YOUR TURKEY SMOKED BY SOMEBODY ELSE
The South Tacoma barbecue restaurant and whiskey destination will smoke your turkey for you and give it back to you in an oven-safe bag with reheating instructions. The cost for smoking your turkey is $37. The restaurant also is selling its own 16-to-18-pound smoked turkey for $85, but quantities of those are limited to 20. Need turkey gravy? They’ll have gravy for sale for $12.
Info: 5226 South Tacoma Way; 253-302-5650; https://www.facebook.com/opallounge253/
SOUTH HILL PO-BOY & BAR-B-Q
Po Boy’s BBQ in South Hill will smoke your turkey for you. Cost is $2.99 per pound. Bring in your turkey and they will smoke it for you over alder wood. Call for questions or more details..
Info: https://www.facebook.com/PuyallupPoBoys or 253-848-8548
Pickup: 15019 Meridian E Ste C Puyallup
HOW ABOUT SOME FANCY SEAFOOD FOR DINNER?
FRESH SEAFOOD FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING FEAST
Have you met the folks behind Neptune Seafood yet? Typically, the Tacoma-based wholesaler based in the Dome District sells to big clients on a wholesale basis, but since the pandemic started, they’ve been doing home delivery of seafood. They have all kinds of boutique seafood products, plus Northwest favorites. For Thanksgiving, Neptune Seafood will have seafood packs for pick-up. Details:
Available: Thanksgiving seafood packs with five pounds Manila clams, three dozen Chelsea Gems oysters, one dozen Chelsea Olympia oysters.
Serves: Up to 6
Also: Add on a whole Dungeness crab for $20
Menu here: http://www.neptuneseafood.us/store/p1/Thanksgiving_Dinner_Special.html
Contact: 1121 E. 26th St., Tacoma; 253-327-1255; http://www.neptuneseafood.us/
WHERE TO BUY THANKSGIVING PIE AND DESSERTS
This Midland diner has some of the best pressure-fried chicken and jojo potatoes in the county, but did you also know it’s home to some of the best apple pie, too? The lattice-top pie comes with a crunchy coating of sugar and thick-cut apples that are substantial in texture and flavor. Remember Peggy Waldherr and her cinnamon rolls from Freighthouse Square? Her son Joe Waldherr bakes those cinnamon rolls at Anglea’s and you can order those in advance, as well. For Thanksgiving, they’ll have pies and cinnamon rolls available for advance ordering and pickup on Wednesday Nov. 25 until 8 p.m. Pie choices include apple, blackberry, cherry, strawberry-rhubarb, banana cream, chocolate cream, coconut cream, chocolate peanut butter, lemon cream. Whole pies are $14.50 each. Cinnamon rolls are $4.99 for regular or raisin or $5.50 for caramel pecan. The rolls are big and one will feed two people.
Location details: 7511 Portland Ave E, Tacoma; 253-531-9329
This Bonney Lake deli has a side hustle in all things pie. Order from a menu of more than 50 pies. If you are a fan of lemon, do not miss the lemon sour cream. The by-the-slice selection here is robust, so if you want to taste before you order a whole pie, get there at lunchtime. Be sure to order pies 48 hours in advance. Pies are priced $17.95 to $20.05.
Pie menu here: https://www.cjsdelibonneylake.com/copy-of-build-your-own-sandwich
Full menu here: https://7a61c1d7-2e61-4bd1-ba95-9c0e68dbb583.filesusr.com/ugd/bd2e89_975b190d94a84f94b94ce91e5aa32dd3.pdf
Location details: 18401 Veterans Memorial Dr. E.; 253-826-0672; https://www.cjsdelibonneylake.com/
COLLARD GREENS & OTHER THINGS
You want sweet potato pie? Collard Greens & Other Things in Tacoma’s Dome District has got you covered.
Info here: https://www.facebook.com/Collardgreensandotherthings/posts/783838055511342
Location details: 302 E 26th St, Tacoma
This St. Helens neighborhood bakery has one of the best pastry selections around, but it also specializes in pie. Order from a long list of pies that includes 17 choices. The banana pie is a must order for me because this bakery is home to some of my favorite banana pudding in town (along with Lizzie Lou’s inside Destination Harley in Fife). Corina’s pies are as tasty as they are pretty and bring an elegant touch to your Thanksgiving table. Priced $29 each. Also, a list of eight vegan pies for $34.
Order online here: https://corinabakery.com/tacoma/index.php/shop/
Location details: 602 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma; 253-627-5070
CUTTING EDGE FOODS
Order whole pies from wholesale bakery, Cutting Edge Foods. There’s traditional pumpkin and Dutch apple with pepita seeds (fancy!). Pies are $25 each for 10-inch pies. Get a quart of vanilla sweetened whipped cream for $10. Rolls also for sale – a dozen for $5.75.
Orders through Nov. 24 only. Pickup at The Gourmet Niche on Wednesday or Thursday, reserve your pie or rolls and get more pickup info.
Full details here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CH4Jym_lQgt/
Contact details: email@example.com or https://www.instagram.com/cuttingedgefoodstacoma/
Need pie? Check out this brand new Steilacoom bakery. The fall-themed pies are adorned with all kinds of fall accessories, which you can check out in this social media post – https://www.facebook.com/delishbakery/posts/3524390427604198. Pies are priced at $20 each. Be sure to give plenty of advance warning when you order.
Pie menu here: https://delish-bakery.com/menu
Location details: 1603 Lafayette Street, Steilacoom; 253-325-9822
PASTELES FINOS DEL ANGEL
Tacoma’s outstanding Mexican-European bakery has all kinds of butter-heavy, delicious desserts, such as tiramisu and fruit tarts, but did you know it’s home to probably the best selection of vegan desserts in Tacoma.
Thanksgiving vegan pies for sale include pumpkin, apple, cherry and raspberry. Gluten-free pies also available.
Pie menu here: https://www.facebook.com/pastelesfinosdelangel/posts/3343976735637484
Location details: 5102 S. Washington St. Tacoma; 253-448-2649; https://www.pastelesfinosdelangel.com/
SPILLED BUTTER DESSERTS
This order-ahead bakery does not have a drop-in retail space, but you can order online and pick up at your convenience. You’re missing out if you’ve never had Brianne Day’s Crack Pie, which is a delicious creamy pie that’s a perfect accompaniment to a Thanksgiving table. Her pies are priced $27 each and come in 10 flavors.
Pie menu here: https://www.spilledbutterdesserts.com/menu
Ordering details: https://www.spilledbutterdesserts.com/
Location details: Pickup at 3856 Center St., Tacoma (must be arranged in advance). Call 253-414-5432; firstname.lastname@example.org
This Gig Harbor bakery and cafe has a sweet selection of single-serve desserts, but they also specialize in whole pies, with advance ordering. Select from 10 kinds of pie, priced $28 to $30.
Pie menu here: http://www.susannesbakery.net/from-the-bakery.html
Location details: 3411 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; 253-853-6220
BEER PAIRING ADVICE FROM PEAKS AND PINTS OWNER RON SWARNER
Here’s some sage advice from beer geek and Peaks and Pints owner Ron Swarner. His Proctor neighborhood beer emporium is THE SPOT to get all your Thanksgiving beer needs covered.
BERLINER WEISSE: “First things first — you. You’ll be up at dawn baking pies and peeling potatoes. Start the day with something lighter, but flavorful — something that won’t dull your taste buds: Berliner weisse. It really is the champagne of beers, and what we like to drink when we’re cooking and celebrating with family. Berliner weisses are highly carbonated and have great tartness and acidity to complement that game-time cheese and charcuterie plate, too. And true to style, Berliner weisses are very low alcohol/sessionable — a great way to start off the day.”
PASSIONFRUIT SOUR RECOMMENDATION: “For a memorable one, try Breakside Brewery’s Passionfruit Sour, a Great American Beer Festival silver medal winning beer brewed as a traditional German Berliner weisse, and then the Oregon brewery adds a unique, tropical twist. It uses lactic acid producing bacteria to produce a beer that is light in body, extremely refreshing, and mouth puckeringly tart. The addition of passionfruit in its lagering tanks gives this beer an inviting stonefruit aroma. The low alcohol, 4% ABV, allows you to drink it throughout the day and still avoid getting in fruitless arguments with crotchety Uncle Lewis.”
BEER PAIRING ADVICE: “Pairing beer for Thanksgiving dinner can be tricky. For starters, a turkey has both light and dark meat. There’s also usually a sweet cranberry sauce and a savory stuffing along with a veritable smorgasbord of sides, rendering the heaviness of a porter too much, and snuffing out any flavor from light session ale. The best beer to drink six feet away from weird Cousin Eddie needs to be neither too bold nor timid, letting the food shine through even as the beers assert themselves. My go-to Thanksgiving beer is The Bruery Autumn Maple Belgian Brown Ale out of Southern California. I’m talking Belgian yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, maple syrup and 17 pounds of yams per barrel. Its rich malt and spice are more than enough to stand up to the classic holiday dishes.”
Thanks, Ron, as always for giving your beer advice to my readers! Buy your Thanksgiving beer at Peaks and Pints – 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma; 253-328-5621; https://www.peaksandpints.com/
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ASADO (((REPORTED BY READERS AS SOLD OUT))))
Of course there will be an Argentinean flare at this Sixth Avenue steakhouse that carries a South American theme. Pick up meals-to-go that will serve two to four. This is probably the fanciest take-out meal on this list.
Prices: $97.50 for two; $194.50 for four
Pickup: Wednesday Nov. 25 (((SOLD OUT)))
Reheat at home: Yes
Included: Lemon and chili brined Turkey, spatchcocked, rubbed in Asado seasoning and roasted. A half (for two) or whole bird (for four) will be laid over root vegetables, ready to be cooked in its own bake pan. Comes with extra lemon, rosemary garnish, chimichurri, herbed aioli, sage gravy, rosemary cranberry sauce and sea salt. Sides include Argentine charcuterie, heirbas salad, a potato baguette with chimichurri butter, grilled mushroom stuffing, chorizo, Beecher’s, onion and polenta “shepherds pie,” roasted carrots and fennel, poblano green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, candied yams, sweet potato snickerdoodle & dulce de leche cookie sandwiches and pumpkin pie.
Order here: https://www.asadotacoma.com/new-products/asado-argentinean-thanksgiving-meal-kit-for-pick-up (((((SOLD OUT))))
Location info: 2810 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-272-7770; asadotacoma.com
BRIMSTONE PNW SMOKEHOUSE ((((SOLD OUT))))
This Gig Harbor smokehouse is offering take-out dinners for two.
Price: $87, with add-on sides and cocktail kits priced separately
Pickup: Between 9 a.m. and 12 on Thursday, Nov. 26
Includes: A pound each of herb-roasted turkey breast, slow-smoked pork, coffee-rubbed prime brisket, plus bacon gravy, brown butter mashed potatoes and baked beans, creamed kale, roasted garlic cornbread, sweet potato and cranberry pie and butterscotch pecan ice cream. The meal is built for two.
Order here: https://www.toasttab.com/brimstone-pnw/v3 (((this is reported as sold out)))))
Location info: 7707 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor; 253-858-2709; bbqbrimstone.com
CARRS RESTAURANT AND CATERING (((SOLD OUT AS OF 11/22))))
This Lakewood family restaurant has a big Thanksgiving pack to go.
Prices and service: $50 for the whole chicken dinner (feeds 2-3) or $95 for the turkey dinner (feeds 4-6)
Pickup: 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 25
Reheat at home: Yes
Included: Choice of a roasted chicken dinner ($50) or a whole turkey dinner ($95). The meal is mix-and-match. Choose a bread – dinner rolls, corn bread or bacon-jalapeno-cheddar cornbread (add $4 for the bacon-jalapeno-cheddar cornbread). Choose a starch – garlic mashed potatoes, savory sweet potatoes, herbed red potatoes. Choose 2 sides – green bean casserole, homemade stuffing, cranberry relish, mac & cheese, collard greens, grilled Brussels sprouts, bacon and blue cheese Brussels sprouts ( add $6 for blue cheese sprouts). Choose a dessert – pumpkin, pecan or apple pie, banana pudding with wafers, bread pudding, ugly duckling cheesecake (add $8 for cheesecake).
Order by: Friday, Nov. 20
Order here: 253-584-4622 (((SOLD OUT)))
Location info: 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood; 253-584-4622; https://www.carrsrestaurant.net/
MY 4 SONS ((((SOLD OUT))))))
The Midland barbecue restaurant is selling whole smoked turkeys for $55 (10-12 pounds), smoked turkey breast for $45 and $120 for a whole brisket (7 pounds, approximately). Pickup will be between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. Turkeys will be hot and ready to serve.
Order here: https://my4sonsbbq.hrpos.heartland.us/menu ((((SOLD OUT)))))
Location details: My 4 Sons BBQ, 9823 Portland Ave. E., Tacoma; 253-777-4677; http://my4sonsbbq.com/
SIG BREWING ((((SOLD OUT))))
Tacoma’s new downtown brewery and restaurant has a take-out meal that can be heated up at home.
Serves: The order feeds up to 6-8
Pickup: Will be arranged after ordering
Reheat at home: Yes
Included: One thawed-and-brined turkey ready to cook at home (instructions included), plus five pounds roasted garlic mashed Yukon gold potatoes, a quart of turkey-sage gravy, two quarts herbed stuffing, a dozen rolls, salted butter, cranberry sauce, green beans, candied yams or rainbow carrots, bacon Brussels sprouts or green bean casserole, a whole pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream.
Order by: November 18. SOLD OUT, BUT TRY TO SEE IF THE BREWERY ADDS MORE.
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/sigbrewing/posts/3422069451173376
Order here: (((CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, BUT CHECK BACK TO SEE IF MORE MEALS ADDED))))
Location details: 2534 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma; 253-503-6446
SPRING LAKE CAFE (((SOLD OUT AS OF 11/24)))))
The Fircrest restaurant will be offering Thanksgiving carry-out plates with a choice of three entrees.
Pickup: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26
Menu choices: A choice of three entrees – salmon with crab Bernaise, a traditional roasted turkey breast dinner and a prime rib dinner. Dinnes come with mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, stuffing and salad. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin, apple or berry pie.
Prices: $30 per dinner
Order: By Wednesday, Nov. 25. Call to order.
Full menu details here: https://www.facebook.com/springlakecafe/posts/3626669890723101 ((((SOLD OUT)))))
Location info: 616 Regents Blvd, Fircrest; 253-460-0919
TABLE 47 (((CANCELLED AS ON NOV. 16, the restaurant has temporarily closed))))))
The Gig Harbor restaurant will have a take-out meal that feeds 5 that can be reheated at home.
Serves: Up to 5
Pickup: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday Nov. 26
Reheat at home: yes
Feast includes: Meal-for-5 comes with a choice of herb-roasted turkey or root vegetable tart (which will have vegetarian side dishes as accompaniments). The entrees include tarragon walnut salad, rosemary and apple whipped potatoes, gravy, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, stuffing and rolls with butter. Diners also get a choice of dessert.
View full menu here: https://www.facebook.com/Table47GigHarbor/posts/1906520499488423
Order online here: https://www.t47.com/ (((CANCELLED))))
Info: 5268 Point Fosdick Drive, Gig Harbor; 253-857-4777; https://www.t47.com/