Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box: Where to Cater Thanksgiving Dinner in Lake County

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When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of gathering the family around the dining room table for a delicious Thanksgiving feast. But then the stress of the immense amount of shopping, cooking, and cleanup tarnishes the luster a bit. As a mom, I do have that ‘mom-mentality’ that I should be able to do it all. That whipping together a picture-perfect holiday meal while sipping a glass of wine should be no sweat. This year I am admitting that I choose simplicity over stress! Thank goodness there is a long list of grocery stores and restaurants who can cater Thanksgiving Dinner for you, all you have to do is stop by and pick it up!

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Where to Cater Thanksgiving Dinner in Lake County

You can have your lovely (even gourmet) Thanksgiving family meal with just a phone call! And we won’t tell anyone if you want to reheat them in your own dishes, wipe the sweat from your brow, and claim you’ve been slaving in the kitchen all day!

Grocery Store in Lake County for Thanksgiving Dinner

Readily available in most areas, Jewel-Osco offers 3 versions of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. The Classic offers either turkey or ham with a couple sides, and the Signature offers a turkey with all of the bells and whistles. At the time of publishing we could not confirm pricing, call 877-932-7948 for ordering information.

$69.99 | Feeds 6-8 people Pick up begins November 16, must have 72 hours advance notice for an order.
Marianos, in their typical fashion, elevates the traditional Thanksgiving feast with gourmet touches. Your choice of turkey or ham will be accompanied by sides such as sweet potatoes with streusel, creamed spinach, and cornbread stuffing with pine nuts. Save $10 with the purchase of two dinners!

Whole Foods Market
$80 for 4, prices go up from there. Pick up dates November 14 through 23.
While Whole Foods Market serves a traditional fare, their side dishes have a little extra flare, including pineapple maple glaze, roasted root vegetables, locally raised turkey and some organic ingredients. Read our review of Whole Foods Catering options.

Meijer offers a limited quantity or holiday meals ready to serve. Choose between a Deluxe turkey or ham dinner with sides that include potatoes, stuffing, dressing, and a green bean casserole. Call 866-518-4293 for ordering information and if your location has them available.

Sunset Foods
$129.99 | Feeds 6-8 people
A fully-cooked, oven-roasted and expertly carved vegetarian-fed turkey (never contains added antibiotics) is the centerpiece to your meal. Sunset provides the traditional sides using fresh and all natural ingredients. If you’d like something with a little more originality, dishes from their extensive carryout menu can be added to your Thanksgiving feast. Some options are: roasted butternut squash with spinach and dried cranberries, spiced pumpkin-coconut bisque, and butternut squash and gruyere tart with pancetta.

The Fresh Market
Starting at $54.99 for 3-5 people
A simple, traditional meal that focuses on ease and flavor. Glowing reviews proclaimed their turkey moist and flavorful, and a cinch to reheat and serve.  It is accompanied by stuffing, potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, and rolls.

Lake County Restaurants that Cater Thanksgiving Dinner

Lindy’s Landing
$144 | Feeds 10-12 people
Lindy’s Landing| 115 Park Street |Wauconda, IL 600084
Contact Joyce to place your order 847.526.9789 ext. 129 or at
Not only is Lindy’s a fantastic local restaurant, but they offer a wonderfully easy Thanksgiving take-out as well. They offer either a Traditional Whole Roasted Turkey or a brined and smoked turkey breast with cranberries, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade stuffing, corn niblets, cornbread muffins, and choice of pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream, or apple pie. Orders will be accepted until November 22nd.

Boston Market
Price varies.
Locations in Buffalo Grove, Gurnee, and Waukegan.
Boston Market can help you with sides, heat and serve, catering or even home delivery of the whole meal.

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Whether you choose a simple, traditional fare, or a gourmet feast, let someone else handle the planning and the mess this year. Remember that the reason for the season is to reflect on the blessings in our lives–not necessarily a picture perfect table. Wishing you and yours a stress-less Thanksgiving day!

Will you be ordering or cooking your family’s Thanksgiving meal this year?

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Jessica is a mom of 3 girls from Spring Grove, IL. Next to her relationship with the Lord, her other passions include cooking, playing the violin, photography, and helping other moms to realize their true potential.

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