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November 6, 2023

Turkey Day Takeout, Dine-in, Delivery, Events, and Ways to Give Back (2023 Edition)

What’s spookier than Halloween? The fact that Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away! Eeeek!

The holiday rush is upon us and spending all day in the kitchen isn’t something many look forward to with the daily hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Enjoying the company of family, friends and neighbors to create lasting memories certainly sounds more fun and we have a perfect solution to make that happen- Thanksgiving dinner take out! Yes, it’s true and gaining more and more popularity each year. Whether you want the whole deal or just sides to ease the burden of cooking all day, we have you covered with some of our favorite options locally in the neighborhood and the Denver Metro.

Looking for more than just the turkey…? Read on!  There are a few events happening on Thanksgiving weekend that may be a great addition to your calendar as well as volunteer opportunities.

Take out in Central Park

2501 Dallas Street, Aurora

Located in the Stanley Marketplace, you can choose the size of meal you would like to order from 2-3 guests up to 6-8 guests as well as tasty a la cart type options. Each full meal includes a fresh turkey you can roast at home, several restaurant-level sides, gravy, and cranberry sauce. You also have the option for a cornucopia of add-ons like a house-smoked ham, artisan salads, breads, starters and charcuterie boards, and dessert choices like pumpkin pie, pecan pies, brownies and an assortment of gourmet cookies. Meals can be delivered or picked up on the Tuesday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Order online or stop by Mondo Market; deadline to order is Sunday 11/12.   


2501 Dallas Street, Aurora

Another delicious option located in the Stanley Marketplace, Elita has Thanksgiving staple items available a la carte from turkey to sides! Enjoy small farm turkey, rock-lobster mac & cheese, classic mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry-orange & fig chutney, fresh baked pull apart breads and artisan pies! Elita Thanksgiving Menu 2023

Five Eggs


Five Eggs is offering a fully prepared meal for four delivered directly to your door! Meals will be delivered on Monday 11/23 and are ready to reheat on the big day!

Each meal includes:

  • 6 oz Brined and Roasted Turkey breast per person
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes for 4
  • 1 quart of Five Eggs’ Gravy
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • 1 pint of Gingered Cranberry Sauce
  • Classic Green Bean Casserole for 4
  • Freshly baked Rolls- 2 per person
  • Your choice of Pumpkin Pie or French Silk Chocolate Pie

Meals will be delivered on Monday 11/23 and ready to reheat on the big day!

You can place your order HERE.

Pearl Market & Wine

Coming soon to The Shops at Beeler Park

To celebrate and to give you a little taste of what is to come at Pearl Market & Wine, they are offering their 1st Annual Pearl Thanksgiving Box! Orders will be delivered on November 21st and are limited to 80238. You can place your order HERE.

The curated Thanksgiving box includes:

  • 16-20lb Fresh Never Frozen All Natural Turkey from Red Bird Farms
  • Avinyó Reserva Brut Cava – Avinyonet del Penedès SP
  • 2021 Timothy Malone Gamay Noir Jubilee Vineyard – Eola Amity Hills OR
  • 5oz Thomasville Tomme from Sweet Grass Dairy
  • 8oz Mountain Valley Sharp Cheddar Cheese from Goot Essa
  • 7 oz Lillé from Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company
  • 7oz Vintners Kitchen Cranberry Fig and Merlot Jam
  • Moonshot Organic Sourdough Sea Salt Climate-Friendly Cracker

Other takeout options in the Denver area

(Many of these offer dine-in options as well. Make your reservations early.)

Guard and Grace

1801 California Street

Impress your guests with a spread of chef-prepared appetizers, sides, entrees, and dessert from the Michelin recommended restaurant. Guard and Grace Thanksgiving Box includes one Bourbon Brined Turkey Breast with confit turkey thigh, Smoked Seafood Dip with house sourdough, Sage Umami Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Turkey, Sausage and Apple Stuffing, Cranberry-Fresno Jam, House Potato Rolls with whipped butter and smoked sea salt, Green Bean Casserole with crispy shallots and Guard and Grace Salad with dried fruit and house dressing. Each box feeds a family of six for a plentiful Thanksgiving feast.

Order HERE by November 21, 2023 by 12 p.m.
Pickup: November 22, 11 a.m.-4.pm.

Three Saints Revival

1801 Wewatta Street

The dreamy LoDo spot is offering to-go meals with dishes ranging from traditional to tapas. Priced per person at $45, you’ll receive snackable starters to decadent mains and sides with perfectly matched sauces for mixing and matching. Each meal includes hummus + 2 flatbreads; baba ghanoush and flatbread; roasted carrots with harissa and dill yogurt; roasted rosemary-brined turkey breast; spinach with bacon, lemon and garlic; buttermilk mashed potatoes; jerez gravy; sour cherry mustard and an apple crumble to finish. Each meal comes with the at-home instructions; call 720-707-3500 to place your order by Monday, 11/20. Pickup on Wednesday, November 22.

You can place your order HERE.

Oliver’s Italian

4950 S Yosemite St


Brand new concept Oliver’s Italian is open for Thanksgiving with a special Italian-Style Thanksgiving menu in addition to the regular menu, all available for to-go dining at your own home too. Enjoy dishes such as an Italian seafood stew, a special roasted butternut squash pinsa with sage, guanciale, whipped ricotta and fig; a tacchino rullato, turkey and sausage roulade with roasted squash and sage potatoes, and a torta di zucca, pumpkin cake with fresh cream. Don’t miss a negroni sampler to toast the holiday or a choice of Oliver’s Sprites; Oliver’s Italian opens at 11 am on Thanksgiving Day.

You can place your order HERE.

American Elm

4132 West 38th Avenue

Pre-order online by 5 p.m. on November 17.

You can place your order HERE.

The Bindery

1817 Central Street
Order by 5:30 p.m. on November 17 and pick up on November 22 or 23.

You can place your order HERE.

Blackbelly Market & Restaurant

1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder
Pick-up is available on November 20, 21 and 22.

You can place your order HERE.

Citizen Rail

1899 16th Street
Call to place your pre-order on or before November 19. Pick-up is available on November 22 and November 23.

Edible Beats

Vital Root, part of the Edible Beats restaurant group, is offering vegan and gluten-free Thanksgiving meals to-go. Order by November 19 and pick up on November 21 or 22. Also, 5% of sales will benefit Conscious Alliance, a nonprofit hunger relief organization.

You can place your order HERE.

J Street Food Truck & Catering


Delivery is available on November 22. Alternatively, pick-up that day from the Denver Commissary (3600 East 40th Avenue) or Max Taps Co. (2680 East County Line Road Unit A, Highlands Ranch).

You can place your order HERE.

The Kitchen American Bistro

1560 Wazee Street
1039 Pearl Street, Boulder
Each item is a la carte and can be picked up on November 22.

You can place your order HERE.

Local Jones

249 Columbine Street
Enjoy the Holiday Bake Shop by Chef Saura! Order your sweets at least 48-hour in advance pick up through December 31, Thanksgiving day included.

You can place your order HERE.

Nest at Nurture

2949 Federal Boulevard
Order by November 13 and pick up on November 16, 17 or 22.

You can place your order HERE.

Urban Farmer

1659 Wazee Street

Order by November 20 and pick up on November 23.

You can place your order HERE.

Yardbird Table & Bar

2743 Blake Street

Pick-up is available on November 23.

You can place your order HERE.

Whole Foods

2375 E. 1st Avenue, Denver


770 E. 17th Avenue, Denver

The Local Butcher

2242 Oneida Street, Denver

Tony’s Meat Market

Pick up at 12001 E. Caley Avenue, Centennial, CO 80111


Miette et Chocolat

2501 Dallas Street, Aurora


Pre-order Sweet Potato Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie Tart for Thanksgiving! Orders are due by Monday 11/20. Call the store or order via email at orders@mietteetchocolat.com


10155 E. 29th


Make Thanksgiving easy with Take & Bake Cinnamon Rolls for your family and guests to start off the morning with a delicious treat before they prepare their Thanksgiving feasts.

Cake Crumbs

2216 Kearney Street, Denver


Granny’s Pie Shop 

3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd #C-107, Lakewood


Hinman Pie

5604 Kendall Court, Arvada


Katherine’s French Bakery & Café

728 S. University Boulevard, Denver


Mermaids Bakery

1543 Champa Street, Denver



Denver Rescue Mission

Food Bank of the Rockies

Jewish Family Services Thanksgiving

Samaritan House

Events Happening on Thanksgiving Day or Thanksgiving Weekend

Central Park Harvesting Hope Thanksgiving Day 5K Race

Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Estes Park Catch the Glow Parade and Celebration

Turkey Rock Trot

Blossom of Lights, Denver Botanical Gardens

Camp Christmas

If you have any recommendations on places to go, restaurants to try on Thanksgiving, or events happening Thanksgiving weekend, shoot me an email at rebecca@focus-realtors.com and I’ll add it to the list!

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