Undoubtedly, Thanksgiving celebrations this year may look a little different as COVID still dominates our lives and social gatherings. 

But we think that small (and safe) celebrations with your family or chosen bubble are still in order. And luckily, many great West coast restaurants are offering full Thanksgiving feasts to go, for smaller groups of two to ten guests.

With seamless ordering and pickup, this Thanksgiving might a perfect one to forego the hassle of all-day dinner prep (since this year has been stressful enough), and instead unwind and enjoy a culinary experience from the comfort of home. 

1. Railtown To-Go

Vancouver

Railtown Catering

Railtown Catering will be offering turkey To-Go for the seventh year in a row. Heat-and-serve come in two available sizes, for eight to ten people, with a whole turkey ($339), or a half package that feeds up to five ($239), for the likely-smaller gatherings taking place this year. Menu items include sage-roasted turkey with traditional giblet gravy and wildflower honey and ginger-infused cranberry sauce, dried apricot chestnut and brioche bread stuffing and maple-glazed sweet potatoes. And of course, they finish everything off with classic pumpkin pie and Chantilly cream. This year, there’s an option to shop and order a selection of B.C. wines and craft beer to complete your holiday meal. Part of the proceeds from packages with go to Mission Possible, a non-profit organization that support vulnerable community members in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

Order must be placed by October 7. Heat-and-serve packages will be available for pickup from October 10 to October 12, with delivery offered throughout the Lower Mainland at an additional cost. Hot pickup packages are also available October 11 and October 12, for an additional $50.

Orders may be placed  online  or by calling 604-568-8811.

2. Notch8

Vancouver

Notch8

The culinary team at Notch8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has returned with their always-popular Turkey-To-Go holiday dinner ($499). Enjoy a dinner for ten, with a whole- roasted, free-range Fraser Valley turkey, complete with all the traditional fixings (I’m eyeing the brown butter Yukon gold mashed potatoes) and a number of optional add-ons.

Order by October 5 for contactless pick-up through the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s main drive entrance, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on October 11.

Order may be placed online.

3. Meez Cuisine

Calgary

Meet

Calgary’s Meez Cuisine has several Thanksgiving takeout options—choose pork loin, turkey legs or free-range roasted turkey breast (or all three). Instead of a fixed menu, pick and choose different sides (starting at $12.95) that suite your liking.

 Order by October 6. Pickup or delivery is available October 8 to October 10.

Orders may be placed online.

4. Potluck Hawker Eatery

Vancouver

Potluck

For their first Thanksgiving in business, Potluck Hawker Eatery is offering three different Thanksgiving meal sets, all inspired by Southeast Asian traditions. The Whole Coconut Milk Fried Chicken Meal Set ($130) feeds up to four and includes a local Farmcrest chicken brined in coconut milk and spices, then fried and served whole. Fixings include golden mantou buns, caramelized brussels sprouts, sticky rice with Chinese sausage and gado gado with peanut dressing. Also perfect for up to four people, the Whole Singaporean Black Crab Meal Set ($150) features BC Dungeness crab and includes the same sides. The Surf & Turf Meal Set ($200), for a slightly larger crowd means you get to try both the fried chicken and crab, and the rest of the delectable potluck fixings.

Potluck meal sets are available for pickup on October 10 and October 11.

Orders may be placed by emailing info@potluckyvr.ca.

5. Highlands Golf Club

Edmonton

Highlands Golf Club’s Turkey Takeout (starting at $160) is ideal for four to five family members or loved ones. The takeout kit includes a 24-hour herb brined turkey and all those traditional sides (stuffing, house-made gravy, citrus cranberry sauce) for add-on costs (from $10 to $20).

Order by October 8 for pickup on October 11 or October 12 from 5 p.m. to 8p.m.

Orders may be placed by filling out the order form and then emailing it to reservations@highlandsgolfclub.com

6. Globe@YVR

Vancouver

Globe@YVR

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport’s Globe@YVR is offering a signature Turkey-To-Go dinner that serves eight to ten people ($399) and a Harvest Dinner, perfect for two ($99). The menu includes picks like Fraser Valley slow roasted-turkey with sage-infused gravy (or a choice of whole rosemary lemon rotisserie chicken for the harvest dinner), and delectable sides like traditional stuffing, whipped potatoes, and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. 

Order by October 7 for pick-up on October 11 or October 12. Reservations and full menu options

Orders may be placed by calling 604-248-3281, or by emailing vancouverairport@fairmont.com

7. The Lazy Gourmet

Vancouver

Lazy GourmetPhoto by Jamie Lee

The Lazy Gourmet set out to create a menu that brings comfort and familiarity this Thanksgiving. There's two main dish options: sliced herb de Provence lemon-roasted turkey, served with a selection of white and dark meat (from $28/person) or a vegan beet Wellington with mushroom duxelles and puff pastry ($32/person). Other menu items include crème fraiche white cheddar mashed potatoes and red flame grape and cranberry compote. Perfect for two, or for smaller group gatherings.

Order by October 7 and pickup from October 9 through October 11. Delivery options are available too.

Orders may be placed online, or by calling 604-734-2507, or by emailing catering@lazygourmet.ca 

8. Our Daily Brett

Calgary

Our Daily Brett

This Calgary café and market is offering their Thanksgiving Dinner ($270) for their fifth year. Serving six to eights guests, the half-honey and lemon brined turkey comes with beet and walnut salad, kale salad, traditional stuffing, mashed squash and roasted brussels sprouts. And to top it off, a choice of pecan or pumpkin pie.

Order by October 7. Pickup is available October 11 between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Orders may be placed online.

9. Sequoia Company of Restaurants

Vancouver

Sequoia

Four Vancouver favourites—The Teahouse, Seasons in the Park, Cardero’s and The Sandbar— are offering Thanksgiving Dinner for Two ($69). Each restaurant is offering turkey, an array of side dishes and a unique-to-each dessert, all ready-to-serve.

Pickup Sunday October 11 or Monday October 12.

Orders may be placed online

10. Juke Fried Chicken

Vancouver

Juke Fried Chicken

Juke Fried Chicken is back and offering a limited number of their Turducken Feast ($159), a feast for four (meat-lovers, most likely). The kit comes ready to heat and serve, and features roasted turkey, duck and chicken, and side dishes like scalloped potatoes and jalapeño cornbread with honey thyme-whipped schmaltz.

Order by 12 p.m. on October 6, and enjoy pickup from October 9 to October 11.

Orders may be placed online

11. Fairmont Empress

Victoria

The culinary team at Fairmont Empress in Victoria is offering two hassle-free options, a Ready-to-Serve turkey dinner ($399) and a Ready-to-Roast option ($374)—where the turkey is trussed and prepared for the oven. Both options can serve up to ten loved ones and come with fixings like turkey gravy (there's a gluten-free option too!), sourdough-sage stuffing and maple-roasted root vegetables. Additional add-ons are also available.

Orders may be placed online.

12. H Tasting Lounge

Vancouver

H Lounge at the Bayshore

H Tasting Lounge at the The Westin Bayshore is offering their Thanksgiving Turkey Takeout ($325), ideal for six to eight guests. The meal includes a slow-roasted free-range turkey and confit thigh, goat cheese and chive mashed potatoes, and fig and brioche stuffing, to name just a few of the fixings. For smaller parties, they have the Thanksgiving Carvery To-Go ($45 per person, two-person minimum).  

Pickup is available October 11 and October 12

Orders may be placed online though Tock.

13. Fairmont MacDonald

Edmonton

The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald is Edmonton is doing Turkey Dinner To-Go ($500 for eight guests) or a Prime Rib To-Go ($550 for eights guests). Both include butternut squash soup, whipped buttermilk mashed potatoes, fall vegetables and maple glaze.

Orders must be placed seven says prior to pick up, and this offering is available from October 9 to October 17,

Orders may be placed by calling 780-429-6495, or by emailing mac.dining@farimont.com.

14. Glowbal

Vancouver

Glowbal

Glowbal’s Thanksgiving at Home Kit ($35 per person, with a two-person minimum) is fully prepped to be picked up and re-heated at home. The kit includes many salad choices, like B.C. beet salad and artisan greens, as well as classic boneless turkey with stuffing, broccoli and cauliflower casserole and buttermilk mashed potatoes. There’s also a seafood add-on option (lobster tails and prawns) for those wanting a less traditional take.

Pickup is available at a reserved time on October 12. Full menu details are available here.

Orders may be placed online.

15. Homer Street Café

Vancouver

Homer Street Cafe

Homer Street’s executive chef Bobby Milheron has prepared a Thanksgiving dinner ($50/person, with a two-person minimum) that’s available for takeout from October 10 to October 12. The three course meal includes a Hayter’s Farm turkey, butternut squash bisque with brandy Chantilly and maple oat crumble, roasted brussels sprouts, potato puree and a pumpkin-adjacent dessert, naturally. (Spoilers: it's a pumpkin tartlet). 

 Orders may be placed online or by calling 604-428-4299.

16. Deane House

Calgary

Anticipating more intimate gatherings, Deane House in Calgary is offering Thanksgiving Turkey Dinners for two to six guests (starting at $90 for two). The dinner, prepared to be reheated at home, includes accompaniments like oyster mushroom and wild rice stuffing, honey-roasted beck carrots, and pumpkin panna cotta. 

Order by October 7 and pickup on October 11 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Orders may be placed online.

17. Honey Salt

Vancouver

Honey Salt

The Turkey w/ All the Fixin’s ($234) from Honey Salt at Parq Vancouver seems perfectly delightful for six dinner guests—those aforementioned fixins’ being traditional stuffing, Brussels sprouts and smoky bacon, maple ginger-glazed carrots and mashed potatoes. Executive Chef Cameron will also include easy-to-follow heating instructions for an easy dinner at home.

Order by October 9. Pickup on October 11 or October 12 from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Orders may be placed online.