Thanksgiving Dinner Alternatives
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means you are probably starting to plan your holiday meal. Maybe you are not quite interested in cooking this year? Perhaps you want to break traditions, and try something new with the family? Or the family isn’t in town, and you want to celebrate with your community by letting someone else do the cooking? Well, this Thanksgiving there are several dining options around Arizona offering special Thanksgiving meals on November 27th.
Did you know there is no record of turkey as a food item at the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621? Venison and seafood were most likely the main dishes. Now, Americans consume about 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving! [Ref]
You can shift your money, relax, and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal at a local restaurant. Below is a list of restaurants that will have their doors open on the holiday:
Phoenix and surrounding areas:
Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House (Cave Creek)
Thanksgiving Feast, November 27th 1:00PM-5:00PM
Cartwright’s will be offering a three-course meal.
*Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan options available
Chompie’s (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler)
Thanksgiving, November 27th *pre-order menu
Chompie’s will be offering complete dinner packages, and a la carte dishes for to-go or dine in.
El Chorro (Paradise Valley)
Thanksgiving, November 27th, 12:00PM-7:00PM
El Chorro will be offering a special three-course menu.
Cafe ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho (Scottsdale)
November 27th, Brunch 6:00AM-3:00PM, Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar 9:00AM-3:00PM, Dinner 3:00PM-9:00PM, Thanksgiving specials begin at 11:00AM
Café ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho will be offering their regular menu, and special Thanksgiving menu items.
ThanksVIGing at The Vig (Phoenix Metro Area)
Start your ThanksVIGing celebrations early and stop by any of the four Vig locations this ThanksVIGing Eve! There will be DJs, $4 wells, $4 pints, and of course The Vig Rig!
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar (Phoenix)
Delicious Traditional Dinner, November 27th, 11:30AM-8:30PM
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, which includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Wine pairing specials available.
$34/Adult, $30/Senior, $17/Child 12 and under, Free/Child 3 and under
Green Restaurant (Phoenix & Tempe)
Green Restaurant will be offering a turkey-free gourmet meal for their 7th annual thanksLIVING celebration.
Agustin Kitchen (Tucson)
Thanksgiving Buffet, November 27th, Seating from 11:00AM-5:00PM
Agustin Kitchen will be offering a Thanksgiving buffet that includes traditional dishes.
45$/Adult 22$/Child 13 and under
Pastiche Modern Eatery (Tucson)
Special Thanksgiving Menu, November 27th 11:00AM-9:00PM
Pastiche Modern Eatery will be offering a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu.
*reservations strongly recommended.
Hotel Congress (Tucson)
Holiday Features, November 27th, 7:00AM-8:00PM
The Cup Café at The Hotel Congress will be offering a delicious Thanksgiving feast. Holiday features begin at 9:00AM.
Maynard's Market and Kitchen (Tucson)
Thanksgiving at Maynard's Kitchen, November 27th, 11:00AM-7:00PM
Maynard's Kitchen is offering a family style Thanksgiving meal to include turkey, prime rib, and all the fixings.
Also, here are a few markets offering pre-ordered meal pick-ups on Thanksgiving day for your convenience:
Bashas' Market (Statewide locations)
Prepared Thanksgiving Meals, open on November 27th until 3:00PM
Bashas’ Market will be offering a few prepared meal options for your convenience.
Deluxe Turkey Dinner- $49.99
Deluxe Ham Dinner- $49.99
The Feast- $97.98
Turkey Dinner for Two- $19.99
La Grande Orange Grocery (Phoenix)
LGO Thanksgiving to-go, open on November 27th from 9:00AM-12:00PM
La Grande Orange Grocery will be taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving to-go meals and desserts. Orders must be placed by November 24th.