Thanksgiving Takeout! 5 Places to Pre-Order your Turkey Day Meal in Des Moines

Thanksgiving Takeout! 5 Places to Pre-Order your Turkey Day Meal in Des Moines

Updated November 4, 2019

It’s Turkey time! Well, almost. Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family, but let’s face it: it’s also a heck of a lot of work, cooking and cleaning – with the kids running amok, of course. If the thought of playing host or hostess this holiday season stresses you out, why not call in some reinforcements and order a pre-made Thanksgiving meal that can be delivered or picked up? Sure, you could eat out – but if you’d rather stay home without the fuss of cooking, try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal from one of these local grocery stores or bbq joint in Des Moines.

Gateway Market Holiday Menu

2002 Woodland Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 422-5108

Gateway Market’s Catering Department is the perfect stop for picky eaters!  Expect a mouthwatering experience just perusing their Holiday Menu. You can order the whole enchilada (in this case the whole Thanksgiving meal) or pick and choose from an a la carte selection of appetizers, entrees, sides, and delicious desserts.

Hy-Vee Holiday Meals

Multiple Locations

This local supermarket chain offers many Thanksgiving dinner options for Des Moines families seeking a catering option. Contact your local store to place an order for 4 to 20 people.  Choose from traditional turkey or ham as the main course. All meals include mashed potatoes and gravy and your choice of at least two sides.  A couple of the options also include dessert.

Price Chopper Thanksgiving Dinners

Multiple Locations

Price Chopper has completed, already-cooked Thanksgiving dinners for pick-up.  They offer two options: a Turkey Dinner or Ham Dinner that will feed about 8 people.  Both meals come with mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner rolls and at least one pie.  The Turkey Dinner also comes with herb dressing and cranberry sauce. After you pick-up your dinner, all you need to do is reheat and enjoy on Thanksgiving Day.  (You will need to allow two hours to reheat the dinners.)

Smokey D’s BBQ Holiday Menu

5055 NW 2nd Street • Des Moines, IA 50313 • (515) 243-2747

More than just a popular bbq joint, Smokey D’s catering department also has your Thanksgiving needs covered. Their Holiday Menu includes smoked turkey entrees (of course), boneless ham, pork loin, brisket, prime rib and a few sides. The absolute last day to place an order is by close on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Whole Foods Thanksgiving Menus

4100 University Avenue • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 343-2600 ext. 442

Whole Foods offers several organic and healthy Thanksgiving meal choices, whether you’re hosting a small get together for four or a feast for 12. They offer a classic menu, a simple menu, vegetarian, vegan, and “small” – a great option for about six people. There’s even an “unexpected” menu option, for those who prefer an ‘outside of the box’ meal.



Where will your Thanksgiving meal come from this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *