Where to buy the best Thanksgiving dinners

Sometimes it’s easier buying than cooking.

Meena Vasquez, A&E Editor

Thanksgiving is always characterized by cooking every traditional food such as turkey, casserole, green beans, and more. But sometimes that cooking is so tedious and time-consuming. Not to mention, the mess it leaves when you’re finally done is a pain to clean up. Luckily, there are restaurants providing catering for you and your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, eliminating the hassle and saving time.


Everyone’s favorite grocery store is offering their annual holiday meal for $89.99, ranging around $4.99 to $6.43 per person.

It includes:

  • One 16 to 18 lb turkey
  • 5 lbs of Dressing
  • 5 lbs of Mashed Potatoes
  • 64 oz of Gravy
  • 56 oz of Marshmallow Casserole
  • 32 oz of Cranberry Orange Relish

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods is not cheap at all, but the dinner is bound to be delicious. The price of one Thanksgiving is a whopping $279.99. That is around $23 dollars per person, feeding 12 people. However, the amount of food that comes with it is humongous.

It includes:

  • Classic Roast Whole Turkey
  • Spiral-Sliced Ham
  • Green Beans with Roasted Shallots
  • Creamed Spinach and Kale
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Sage
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Traditional Herb Stuffing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Spiced Brown Sugar Glaze
  • Cranberry Orange Sauce
  • Brioche Rolls
  • Apple Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie


Sprouts is also offering a Thanksgiving meal.  It is $69.99, feeding 6-8 people. That ranges from $8.63-$11.50 per person. The natural turkey meal selection includes:

  • An 11-13 lb turkey
  • 48 oz of Mashed Potatoes
  • 30 oz of Stuffing
  • 24 oz of Kale & Spinach
  • 24 oz of Gravy
  • 14 oz of Cranberry Sauce
  • 12 ct of Hawaiian Dinner Rolls

Pane Rustica

Going local, Pane Rustica is one of the best Thanksgiving dinners there can be. It goes for $28 per person, giving you the ability to set your price.

It includes:

  • Turkey (Light and dark meat)
  • Savory Stuffing
  • Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots & Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Dressing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Freshly baked rolls