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Thanksgiving in a box! Order your feast from a local vendor and give your oven a rest

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Get your full holiday spread from your favorite marketplace. — illustrations by Jordan Sellergren

No need to overwork this holiday season; get out your wallet and take a load off. 1: Reserve your prepared Thanksgiving dinner in a box. 2: Eat to satisfaction. 3: Find a helpful friend or relative to wash the dishes, then open another bottle of wine.

Bread Garden Market

225 S Linn St, Iowa City
(319) 354-4246

Dinner (hot) for 6: $139.00 (pickup Nov. 23 only)
  • herb-roasted turkey breast
  • Hinterland Farms sausage dressing
  • turkey gravy
  • mashed potatoes
  • sauteed green beans with caramelized onions
  • scalloped corn
  • cranberry orange relish
  • harvest wild rice salad
  • kale market salad
  • bakery fresh rolls
  • fresh seasonal pie (choice of oatmeal, apple, pumpkin)
  • Bread Garden Market ice cream
  • bottle of house wine
Dinner (cold) for 6: $119 (pickup Nov. 22 only)
  • herb-roasted turkey breast
  • Hinterland Farms sausage dressing
  • turkey gravy
  • mashed potatoes
  • sauteed green beans with caramelized onions
  • scalloped corn
  • cranberry orange relish
  • harvest wild rice salad
  • kale market salad
  • bakery fresh rolls
  • fresh seasonal pie (choice of oatmeal, apple, pumpkin)
  • Bread Garden Market ice cream
  • bottle of house wine

Side dishes a la carte by half pan $20.00 each. Order dinners before 5 p.m., Nov. 19. Open Thanksgiving Day, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Leaf Kitchen

301 1/2 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City
(319) 338-1909

Dinner for 8–10: $235-$275
  • white wine-brined, turkey (ready to bake) about 15 lbs, choice of Butterball or local Mennonite turkey
    gravy
  • wild rice pilaf with cranberries and almonds or sausage apple bread stuffing
  • mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole with brown sugar and pecan topping
  • roasted green beans, walnuts and blue cheese or Brussels sprouts with bacon dressing
  • 10 buttermilk biscuits
  • fresh cranberry sauce
  • orange pecan pie or an almond pear sour cream cake

Order by Nov. 15; pick up Tuesday, Nov. 21.

It’s Thanksgiving in a box! — illustration by Jordan Sellergren

Lucky’s Market

1668 Sycamore St, Iowa City
(319) 359-1902

Dinner for 4-6: $69.99
  • all natural roasted turkey
  • mashed potatoes
  • turkey gravy
  • cranberry relish
  • green beans almondine
  • 12 potato rolls
  • herbed stuffing

Meal is picked up cold but fully cooked. Open Thanksgiving Day 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Order with 24 hours notice in store, by phone or online.

New Pioneer Food Co-op

22 S Van Buren St., Iowa City
(319) 338-9441

1101 2nd St., Coralville
(319) 358-5513

3338 Center Point Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
(319) 365-2632

Dinner for 10: $150
  • whole-smoked Ferndale turkey
  • traditional New Pi Stuffing
  • Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
  • New Pi turkey gravy
  • green bean casserole with fried shallots
  • maple pecan organic sweet potatoes
  • Chef B’s Organic cranberry sauce
  • cottage or whole wheat rolls
  • local apple pie
  • pumpkin pie

Also available a la carte and by the plate. Order by Wednesday, Nov. 15; pick up Nov. 20-22.

This article was originally published in Little Village issue 231.


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