Thanksgiving To-Go: 8 Kansas City Restaurants That Will Cook Your Bird

Thanksgiving to-go is becoming the new normal so let one of these Kansas City restaurants cook your bird, buns, and blackberry cobbler.

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is time-consuming and expensive.

A 2019 Lending Tree survey found that Thanksgiving hosts spent on average $310.25 for a meal that fed 10 guests.

With the stress we’ve experienced during the past two years, it would be understandable to have someone else make your Thanksgiving meal so you can actually enjoy the day rather than slaving in the kitchen.

Choose from the complete Thanksgiving meal, just the turkey, or just the sides or desserts. Make Thanksgiving 2021 work for you. Don’t be a slave to traditions in a pandemic. 

1. Billie’s Grocery

Billie’s Grocery store opened up in Kansas City’s midtown area in 2020. Its owner Robin Krause serves whole foods, healthy foods, and gluten-free meal selections.

Billie’s is your go-to for holiday salads, sides, and sweets. Billie’s offers pumpkin pies, cookies, cakes, and biscuits. Pies are priced from $26 to $28. Cookies and cakes range from $4 to $21

Order info:  Billie’s Website

2. Buca di Beppo

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Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant in Kansas City makes ordering your Thanksgiving meal to go as easy as pumpkin pie. Get Buca’s Thanksgiving Feast to-go for $78.99. It’s an eight-course meal that feeds three. The Thanksgiving meal includes turkey, cranberries, gravy, rolls, spaghetti, green beans, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.

Order info:  Buca Website

3. Cosentino’s

Cosentino’s Catering offers a Silver or Gold Package, good from Nov. 1, 2021, through Jan. 1, 2022. There is a 20-person minimum and a 48-hour notice.

The Silver Package runs $16 per person and includes a choice of one entrée (turkey, ham, chicken Cordon Bleu, or Pot Roast); choice of 2 sides (mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, and house salad); and choice of one dessert (fudge brownie, pumpkin pie, and apple cobbler).

The Gold Package runs $19 per person and includes a choice of two entrees (spiral ham, turkey breast, chicken Cordon Bleu, and pot roast); choice of 3 sides (mashed potatoes. macaroni and cheese, green beans, sweet corn, house salad): and choice of one dessert (fudge brownie, pumpkin pie, and apple cobbler).

Cosentino’s has three Kansas City metro locations — downtown, Brookside, and Overland Park, It also has 27 other grocery stores that operate under the Price Chopper, Apple Markets, and Sun Fresh brand names.

Order info: catering@cosentions.com or 816-744-2146

4. Corner Café

Kansas City’s favorite source of comfort food is Corner Café. Pick from your favorite carb – dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, or sticky buns. Then pick your favorite pie, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate cream, coconut cream, banana split, apple, cherry, or blackberry cobbler. Pies are priced from $14 – $19.

There are three locations to pick up from, Riverside, Independence, or Liberty, MO. Place your order by Nov. 21.

Order info: Corner Cafe Website

5. Hen House

Boar’s Head Turkey (or Ham), traditional sides, rolls, and a Tippin’s pie to boot, starting at just $59.

Order info: the Hen House website

6. Whole Foods

Whole Foods has Thanksgiving dinners that feed two to 12 people, including paleo dinners to the whole shebang.

The Chef Cloe Coscarelli’s Vegan meal for two includes a Cremini Mushroom Roast, creamed greens, Coconut sweet potato casserole, jalapeno cornbread dressing, mushroom gravy, pumpkin curry soup for $39.99

The Classic Whole Turkey Meal can be ordered for four, eight, or 12 people for $84.99, $139.99, or $189.99. It includes a roast turkey, green beans and roasted shallots, mashed potatoes, traditional herb stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry-orange sauce.

The Spiral Sliced Ham for 8 can be ordered for $149.99. The meal includes spiral-sliced ham, green bean casserole, candied yams, corn pudding, and spiced brown sugar ham glaze.

The Paleo Thanksgiving Meal for 4 includes a roasted turkey breast, roasted-garlic mashed cauliflower, roasted mushrooms with spinach and bacon, roasted harvest vegetables, beef bone broth, and homestyle applesauce for $89.99.

In addition to those listed above, Whole Foods also offers a Prime Rib Meal, Beef Wellington Meal, Apple-Cider Brined Turkey Meal, and Complete Southern Cajun Fried Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner.

All Thanksgiving meals must be picked up at the Kansas City Whole Foods store where it was ordered. A 48-hour notice is required. Kansas City has three Whole Foods locations — Brookside, Overland Park, and Olathe.

Order info: Whole Foods Website

7. William Sonoma

turkey and sides

Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner for Eight includes a 12-14-pound turkey, sausage, apple & cranberry stuffing, buttermilk chive mashed potatoes, traditional green bean casserole, sweet yam casserole, brussels sprouts with bacon, gravy, cranberry chutney, pumpkin pie for $450.

The Complete Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey Breast for 4 dinner includes traditional green bean casserole, butter chive mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie for $159.99

The Complete Southern Cajun Fried Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner for 8 includes turkey, Geaux juice, cornbread dressing, spinach madeleine, seasoned mashed potatoes, carrot souffle, and sundried tomato basil torte for $360.

William Sonoma also has organic and smoked turkey Thanksgiving Dinners available. You must place your Thanksgiving meal order by Nov. 19 to have it delivered on the 24th.

Order info: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/

8. Zarda’s Thanksgiving To-Go

barbecue turkey

What: Zarda’s fully cooked Hickory Smoked Apple Harvest Turkey Dinner feeds six to eight people for $149.99 for the whole meal or just $69.99 for the 12-14 pound smoked turkey only.

  1. 12-14 lb Pre-cooked Hickory Smoked, Apple Harvest Rubbed Turkey
  2. Delicious Cornbread Stuffing
  3. Flavorful Cheesy Potato Bake
  4. Savory Green Beans, Sautéed with Bacon and Onions
  5. Soft, Sweet Dinner Rolls
  6. Bottle of Zarda Apple Harvest Bar-B-Q Sauce

Stop by the Blue Springs, Mo., or Lenexa, Kan., Zarda locations to place your order by Nov. 19.

Kansas City Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving

Prefer to go to a restaurant for your Thanksgiving celebration? Kansas City restaurants from Avenues Bistro to Stroud’s are taking reservations now.

Check out these 33 Kansas City restaurants that will be open for Thanksgiving 2021. Be sure to make your reservations early.

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