Chefs across Memphis are on a mission to help you have a stress-free Thanksgiving. They are offering to cook your turkeys, hams, sides and desserts. All you will have to do is reheat and serve.
Here are some of the Memphis-owned establishments that want to help make a dish (or the whole meal) for your holiday table.
Ordering early is the best way to make sure you get your top choices. Most establishments usually sell out well in advance.
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Chef Tam’s Underground Café
668 Union Ave.; thecheftam.com
Chef Tam’s Underground Café is offering Cajun Fried Turkeys, as well as a Pineapple-Upside Down Ham, a Brown Sugar Ham and Oxtails, on its Thanksgiving menu.
An assortment of Southern sides is available to accompany your meal. Alongside all the classics, Chef Tam will also be making her famous Muddy Mac (with Shrimp and Crawfish).
And save room for dessert, she has nine sweet options ranging from sweet potato pie to rum cake.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 207-2598. Order deadline is Nov. 18. Pickup is Nov. 23.
Multiple locations; corkysbbq.com
In addition to smoking ribs, Corky’s BBQ also smokes some pretty tasty turkeys and hams for your holiday table. Options include hickory-smoked whole turkeys and honey-glazed spiral-sliced hams.
Corky’s also offers a few traditional sides if you don’t want to make every casserole on your table this year.
Order a la carte or one of the “Feast” menu options that include the meat of your choice, two sides and giblet gravy. Pickup is available at all Corky’s locations. You don’t even have to get out of your car — you can pick up at the drive-thru window.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online at corkysbbq.com. There is no official deadline; but they usually sell out each year, so we suggest ordering sooner rather than later. Pickup is Nov. 22-23.
737 Harbor Bend Road; (901) 526-4772; cordeliasmarket.com
Cordelia’s Market in Harbor Town wants to do all the cooking for you. This year’s offerings include a large selection of made-from-scratch, in-house dishes, as well as various appetizers, sides and desserts from local vendors such as Raw Girls, Las Delicias, Oh Grate and Tom’s Tiny Kitchen.
There is also a Thanksgiving Box for Two that includes two pre-plated Thanksgiving meals, with appetizers, dessert and a bottle of wine.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 526-4772 or order online at cordeliasmarket.com. Order deadline is Nov. 16. Pickup is Nov. 22-23.
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Curb Side Casseroles
5130 Wheelis Drive; (901) 761-0287; curbsidecasseroles.com
Curb Side Casseroles owner Bradford Williams has built her whole business on making dinnertime stress-free, so it’s no surprise she offers a wide selection of appetizers and sides to help make your Thanksgiving meal stress-free as well.
Curb Side has more than 15 sides on its Thanksgiving menu this year, everything you need from cornbread dressing to sweet potatoes with praline topping to sweet corn pudding.
It is also offering an assortment of appetizers and breakfast items to help with all your entertaining needs over the holiday weekend.
And here’s a helpful “get-ahead” tip. Most of Curb Side’s items are frozen, so you can order early and pick up during the week you place your order and have it ready and waiting at home in your freezer.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 761-0287 or order online at curbsidecasseroles.com. All Thanksgiving items must be picked up the week they are ordered. Pickup is available Nov. 1-23.
Farm & Fig
800 S. Cooper St.; (901) 483-8282; farmandfigcatering.com
Farm & Fig is a prepared foods retail and catering company located in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Many of the dishes offered have a Mediterranean spin, thanks to the owner’s Italian heritage.
Farm & Fig’s Roasted Harvest Veggies, Vegetarian Cornbread Stuffing, Greek Lemon Roasted Baby Potatoes and Vegetarian Moussaka would all make delicious additions to your holiday spread.
Freshly baked breads and desserts such as Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie, Pecan Pie Brownies and Cranberry Apple Cobbler will also be available.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 483-8282 or order online at farmandfigcatering.com by Nov. 17. Pickup is Nov. 23.
Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe
551 S. Mendenhall Road; (901) 328-2245; humphreysmemphis.com
Looking for sides for your Thanksgiving table? Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe sells some of Folk’s Folly’s most popular side dishes. Spinach Casserole, Garlic & Leek Mashed Potatoes, Au Gratin Potatoes and Twice Baked Potatoes are just a handful of the options.
Soups, house-made salad dressings and desserts are also available.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Humphrey’s ships overnight nationwide. Order online at humphreysmemphis.com before Nov. 22 to guarantee delivery. In-store pickup is available Nov. 23. Advance orders are recommended.
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The Four Way
998 Mississippi Blvd.; (901) 507-1519; thefourway901.com
The Four Way restaurant is offering several options for your holiday table. Choose from one of two whole turkey packages that include items like cornbread dressing, gravy and a side of your choice. There are also feast options with all the fixings for either four or two people.
Many of the most popular sides are available by the half pan (feeds 21 to 25 guests). Options include macaroni and cheese, turnip greens, yams and green beans. Cakes, pies and cobblers are also available.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 507-1519 by Nov. 19. Pickup is Nov. 23.
Hog Wild – Real Memphis Barbeque & A Moveable Feast Catering
921 S. Yates Road and 1291 Tully St.; (901) 522-9453; amoveablefeastcatering.com
Hog Wild – Real Memphis Barbeque & A Moveable Feast Catering offers smoked spiral-sliced hams, smoked whole turkeys and turkey breasts, deep fried whole turkeys, smoked whole side of salmon and a selection of all the traditional side items at Thanksgiving each year.
Desserts will also be offered. Choose from Pecan Cobbler, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Blackberry Cobbler.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 522-9453 or order online at amoveablefeastcatering.com. Order deadline is 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Pick up your order Downtown at 1291 Tully St. on Nov. 22-23 or pick it up in East Memphis at Hog Wild East, 921 S. Yates Road, on Nov. 23.
Holiday Deli & Ham Co.
Multiple locations; holidaydeli.com
Holiday Deli & Ham Co. is offering a selection of holiday must-haves that include its honey-glazed hams, homemade casseroles and coffee cakes. Each of the hams and turkeys is hickory-smoked and spiral-sliced.
Holiday Deli also carries a variety of the well-loved St. Clair Food’s casseroles. Among a few of the favorites are the baked potato casserole, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole and broccoli rice and cheese casserole.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online at holidaydeli.com. Pickup is Nov. 23.
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Julles Posh Food Co.
6300 Poplar Ave.; (901) 509-8675; jullesposh.com
Julles Posh Food Co. in East Memphis is offering a Thanksgiving dinner package for six guests.
The meal features Herb-Roasted Turkey with White Wine Turkey Gravy along with several sides, including Harvest Bread Stuffing with Apples and Walnuts, Duo of Creamy Mashed Potato and Butternut Squash, Citrus Cranberry Compote and Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Toasted Almonds.
Side dishes can be ordered a la carte as well.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 509-8675. Order deadline is Nov. 14. Pickup is Nov. 23.
9056 Poplar Pike, Germantown; (901) 754-8444; katieskitchengtown.com
In addition to all the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings, Katie’s Kitchen is offering everything you need to entertain house guests with its “Black Friday Brunch” menu. Items like sausage balls, cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole can be kept in your freezer until you are ready to thaw, heat and serve.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 754-8444 or order online at katieskitchengermantown.com by Nov. 17. Pickup is Nov. 22-23.
Memphis Barbecue Company
709 Desoto Cove, Horn Lake; (662) 536-3762; memphisbbqco.com
Memphis Barbecue Company is offering double-smoked spiral-cut hams for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as sides like Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, Mac-n-Cheese, Baked Beans, Green Beans and Slaw.
If you are celebrating before or after Thanksgiving week, no worries. Owner Melissa Cookston said she can still take care of you and work with your date.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (662) 536-3762 by noon Nov. 21. Pickup is Nov. 22-23.
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Memphis Soul Southern Cooking
414 S. Main St.; (901) 207-5124; memphissoulcooking.com
Downtown restaurant Memphis Soul is offering family meals for your Thanksgiving table. Each meal feeds up to 20 guests and comes with a number of sides.
In addition to a traditional roast turkey, Memphis Soul is offering several turkey options: a Jack Daniels Glazed Roasted Turkey, a Cajun Turkey, a Smoked Turkey and a Fried Turkey. A Hickory Smoked Honey Glazed Ham is also available.
All the veggies, sides, desserts and breads at this soul food restaurant are made from scratch. Items such as Five Cheese Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet Potato Casserole and Peach Cobbler are just a few of the Southern dishes available for order.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 207-5124 by 5 p.m. Nov. 22. Pickup is Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
One & Only BBQ
Multiple locations; oneandonlybbq.com
One & Only BBQ’s smoked turkey breast is a year-round favorite, so it’s no surprise that this local barbecue chain usually sells more than 1,000 whole smoked turkeys each holiday season.
This year, whole smoked turkeys (choose from 9-11 pounds or 19-21 pounds), smoked spiral hams and sides such as Dutch Crust Sweet Potato Casserole and Cornbread Stuffing are on the holiday menu. Pans of the popular Millie’s Banana Pudding are available as well.
Planning a holiday lunch? Thanksgiving box lunches (minimum 10 guests), as well as a holiday buffet (minimum 15 guests), featuring smoked turkey with all the fixings are available with 24 hours’ notice.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online at oneandonlybbq.com. Order 48 hours in advance.
The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave.; (901) 529-4000; peabodymemphis.com
The Peabody wants you to spend more time with the family than the oven this Thanksgiving. The Memphis hotel is offering a full-cooked Thanksgiving Dinner from the Peabody Kitchen, ready to heat and serve.
The menu for four includes a whole 12-pound turkey, several sides and dessert.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order online at peabodymemphis.com by 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Pickup is Nov. 23.
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Pimento’s Burgers, Bar & Grill
Two locations; pimentos.com
Pimento’s Burgers, Bar & Grill features a marketplace in each of its two restaurants. Take-and-bake dishes like casseroles, soups and sides can be found there year-round.
For the holidays, Pimento’s is offering a selection of holiday must-haves that include honey-glazed hams, homemade casseroles and coffee cakes. Hams and turkeys are hickory-smoked and spiral-sliced.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online at pimentos.com. Pickup is Nov. 22.
Riko’s Kickin Chicken
1329 Madison Ave.; (901) 726-5347
Riko’s Kickin Chicken is once again frying turkeys for the holidays.
You can get a 14- to 16-pound turkey in your favorite hot wing flavor. Choose from Seasoned, Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Honey Gold or Honey Garlic.
Pickup on Thanksgiving Day by 10 a.m. is an option for those wanting a hot fried turkey.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 726-5347. Order deadline is Nov. 16. Pickup is Nov. 23 or by 10 a.m. Nov. 24.
The Cupboard Restaurant
1400 Union Ave.; (901) 276-8015; thecupboardrestaurant.com
The Cupboard Restaurant has been known for its Southern home-style cooking since 1943. The fresh vegetables that have fans going back on a regular basis will be available by the gallon for your Thanksgiving table. Choose from items like an old-fashioned green been casserole, sweet potato casserole and carrot soufflé.
In addition, The Cupboard will offer a spiral-sliced ham and turkey with homemade dressing.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 276-8015. Order deadline is Nov. 21. Pickup is Nov. 22-24.
Jennifer Chandler is the Food & Dining reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached at email@example.com and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @cookwjennifer.
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