The Hippo


Jul 24, 2019








Plan ahead
Time to place your Thanksgiving to-go orders

By Allie Ginwala

 Whether it’s a side dish and a pie or an entire turkey dinner, place your orders now for your Thanksgiving meal.

A Market (125 Loring St., Manchester, 668-2650, has turkeys on a first-come, first-served basis. Organic ($3.99 per pound), natural ($2.99 per pound) and Misty Knoll turkeys ($3.99 per pound) will be available. Orders for house-made pies must be placed by Monday, Nov. 23.
Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, has complete meals to take home. Call to order in advance and set time for pickup.
Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, offers feasts to go with turkey (22-pound turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, rolls, pumpkin pie for $149.99), prime rib (prime rib, mashed potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, rolls, pumpkin pie for $249.99) and roasted Virginia ham (Virginia ham, carrots, butternut squash, rolls, pumpkin pie for $149.99) options. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 20, and picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 25, between 8 and 4 p.m. 
• Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, offers a Thanksgiving menu with bread stuffing, apple and chestnut bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, whipped maple sweet potatoes, whipped seasonal butternut squash, roasted carrots and parsnips, and herb-roasted green beans (all priced per pound), turkey gravy and cranberry relish (priced per pint), “turkey” butter ($6.75 each), dinner rolls, scones, pies and other dessert pastries and sweets. Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 21, and picked up at the store on Wednesday, Nov. 25, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Apple Hill Farm (580 Mountain Road, Concord, 224-8862, is taking orders and asks that they be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 25. Orders must be picked up that day by 5:30 p.m. Pies include apple, apple crumb, blueberry, blueberry crumb, strawberry rhubarb, mince, cherry, squash, pumpkin and maple custard as well as white rolls and Shaker-style squash rolls. 
Baked Downtown Cafe and Bakery (1015 Elm St., Manchester, 606-1969; 249 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, 856-8871, has Thanksgiving sweets like black and white cheesecake (10 inches, $32.99), fruit tarts (8 inches, $15.99), free-form apple crostada, supersized pumpkin whoopie pies to share (8 inches, $9.99), salted caramel apple pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie (9 inches, $14.75). Select items available gluten-free. Place orders by Monday, Nov. 23. Pickup times available Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Wednesday, Nov. 25. 
The Bakeshop on Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, is offering an assortment of pies, pumpkin rolls, specialty cakes, dinner rolls, pumpkin bread and cranberry bread. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 20. Pickup times are offered on Wednesday, Nov. 25, between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, will take orders for pies until Wednesday, Nov. 25. 
The Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, Thanksgiving menu has sweet and savory options like roast turkey and gravy (serves six, $85) and sides like focaccia and sausage stuffing, semolina bread stuffing, sweet and white smashed potatoes, maple Dijon glazed carrots and parsnips, roasted Brussels sprouts, turkey-sage gravy, cranberry orange sauce, cream of curried butternut squash soup, butternut squash lasagna, holiday pastries, shortbread cookies, pear cranberry walnut crostata, cakes ($24 for small, $36 for large) and pies ($18 for a 9-inch pie). Place orders by Sunday, Nov. 22, for pickup on Nov. 23, Nov. 24 or Nov. 25.
Bread and Chocolate (29 S. Main St., Concord, 228-3330) has apple pie, pumpkin pie, fruit tarts, cakes and rolls available to order. Orders should be placed a week before Thanksgiving and picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 25, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, will offer apple, apple crumble, blueberry, fruit of the orchard, pecan and pumpkin pies, along with pumpkin bread and zucchini breads. Place orders as soon as possible. Pickup times available from Sunday, Nov. 22, to Wednesday, Nov. 25. 
Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, will offer a Thanksgiving feast for takeout. It includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, carrots, butternut squash, dessert and a drink. Cost is $11.99 for adults, half price for kids under 10. Orders will be taken until Thanksgiving Day. 
The Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 304 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; 10 Pollard Road, Lincoln, 745-3463; 21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171; Foster’s Boiler Room, 231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764;  Lakehouse, 281 D.W. Hwy., Meredith, 279-5221; offers Thanksgiving dinner to go from seven of its locations. Servings include turkey breast with pan gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, maple-roasted butternut squash, whole-berry cranberry sauce, green beans with almonds, garlic Parmesan dinner rolls, sweet bread and a slice of pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream. Cost is $17.99 per person and orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 20 (call the location where you plan to pick up to make arrangements). See
Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, has all-natural turkeys for $3.64 per pound or an entire meal for 8 to 10 people starting at $179.99 (additional servings $19 per person), which includes a 10-pound oven-roasted turkey, apple and cranberry herb stuffing, sage turkey pan gravy, roasted garlic red bliss mashed potatoes and spiced cranberry sauce. Sides ($4.99 per person, 8-person minimum) include cinnamon and nutmeg butternut squash puree, garlic rosemary green beans and maple ginger glazed baby carrots. Bakery Box options include desserts, rolls and a selection of pies. Orders must be placed by noon on Friday, Nov. 20. Prepared meals are available for pickup between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, has Thanksgiving pick-it-up menu packages like sliced turkey over traditional stuffing with a side of gravy ($58.50) and sliced turkey over traditional stuffing with a side of gravy, mashed potato, butternut squash and cranberry pineapple relish ($88.50). A la carte options include sliced roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry pineapple relish and pureed butternut squash. Order deadline is Sunday, Nov. 22. Packages are available for cold pickup Wednesday, Nov. 25, or for hot pickup on Thanksgiving between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Hot turkey dinner for one ($22.95) can be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Crust & Crumb Baking Company (126 N. Main St., Concord, 219-0763, is taking orders until Friday, Nov. 20. Selection includes pumpkin pie, midnight pumpkin pie, maple bourbon pecan pie, cherry crumb pie, Shaker lemon pie and more (cost ranges from $14 to $20). They also offer savory pork pie, spinach, marinated tomato and cheddar quiche, Shaker squash rolls and butter rolls, honey oat bread and onion and herb bread, pumpkin whoopie pies and other cakes and tortes. Pickup times are available Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Wednesday, Nov. 25, in two-hour time slots between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, has fresh turkeys in three sizes as well as bone-in breast, boneless breast and sides like cranberry sauce, gravy, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, maple bourbon sweet potatoes and roasted root vegetables. They’re taking orders up until Thanksgiving, but placing them sooner is recommended. Pickup is available Nov. 23, Nov. 24 and Nov. 25.
Finesse Pastries (968 Elm St., Manchester, 232-6592, is taking orders until Thursday, Nov. 19, for pies (apple, blueberry, pecan, pumpkin, lemon meringue, chocolate creme, $14.95 each), cheesecake and pumpkin cheesecake (cost $26.95/$32.95 each), tarts (tart beausejour, tart bourdaloue (cost $19.95 each), croquembouche ($4 per person) as well as a breakfast platter, pastry platter and cookie platter with options serving 10 or 20 to 25 people.
German John’s Bakery (5 W. Main St., Hillsborough, 464-5079, is taking orders for its bread pumpkins (crusty white bread that looks like a pumpkin). Price ranges from $2.50 for an individual bread pumpkin to $16 for a 4-pound bread pumpkin. Pumpkins are available Saturday, Nov. 21, and Wednesday, Nov. 25. Place orders with four days’ notice.
Great Harvest Bread (4 Sunapee St., Nashua, 881-4422, offers honey whole-wheat bread turkeys, cinnamon pumpkin dinner rolls, white Virgina dinner rolls, stuffing bread loaf, pumpkin chocolate chip loaf and Jewish apple cake. Place orders by Saturday, Nov. 21. Visit the website or stop by to fill out an order form and select a pickup time.
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, will take orders for Thanksgiving meals with available pickup times Wednesday, Nov. 25, and Thanksgiving Day. Options include a whole roasted turkey (10 to 15 pounds), stuffing, gravy, whipped potatoes, squash, green beans, pickled beets, carrot  relish, rolls, cornbread, sweet breads, pies, cakes, cheesecakes and apple crisp. 
Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, offers a selection of pies (apple, apple raspberry, apple pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin pecan, butter pecan, chocolate cream, banana cream, raspberry coconut cream and pork pie ranging from $9.50 to $15.99), apple caramel pumpkin upside-down cake, chocolate Oreo cheesecake, pumpkin cheesecake (each $19 for a 6-inch, $28 for a 9-inch), sugar-free pies (apple, apple raspberry, peach), gluten-free pies (apple crumb, blueberry, pumpkin), assorted coffee cakes ($13.99) and white, wheat or pumpkin rolls. Place orders by Saturday, Nov. 21. Pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 25, between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Kay’s Bakery (443 Lake Ave., Manchester, 625-1132) will be taking orders until Saturday, Nov. 21.
Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, is taking orders until Saturday, Nov. 21, for pies and other regular menu items. Pickup is Tuesday, Nov. 24, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 25, between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Mr. Mac’s (497 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 606-1760, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but is taking orders for hot and ready and take and bake trays. Larger cooked orders require two hours notice. All month they’re featuring a Thanksgiving mac special.
Newell Post Restaurant (125 Fisherville Road, Concord, 228-0522, will offer Thanksgiving holiday meals to go, which include turkey, herb stuffing and gravy, creamy mashed potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie or pumpkin swirl cake. Dinners are packed family style, ready to heat and serve. Cost is $19.99 (serves one). Place orders by Friday, Nov. 20. Pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Olde Tyme Butcher (1100 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 669-3001, has turkeys, gravy, a variety of stuffing and sides, as well as apple, pecan, pumpkin, blueberry and fruits of the forest pie. Place orders by Wednesday, Nov. 23. Pickup is that day until 6 p.m.
Queen City Cupcakes (790 Elm St., Manchester, 624-4999, will take orders until Tuesday, Nov. 24, with pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25, between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The menu includes vanilla bean, chocolate, peanut butter cup, chocolate salted caramel, M&M, Hostess, purely almond, pumpkin maple, apple pie, vanilla snowball, hot cocoa and Biscoff cookie butter.
The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; has all of its pies available for holiday orders. Place two days in advance.
Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, offers a catering menu with a whole turkey dinner (serves 6 to 8, $125) that includes a 10- to 12-pound carved roasted turkey, insalata mista, maple whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, pancetta and apple, mascarpone whipped potatoes, porcini mushroom ciabatta stuffing, heirloom cranberry and Marsala wine compote, herb gravy and focaccia and ciabatta bread. A la carte sides, soups and main courses are also available, as well as a selection of breads, pies, cakes, Italian cookies and pastries. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. Pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Washington Street Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, offers packaged or a la carte options from its holiday menu including a roasted turkey dinner (turkey with gravy, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash and a holiday pie) and a maple-glazed ham dinner (spiral-cut maple-glazed ham, mashed sweet potatoes, sauteed green beans with slivered almonds and a holiday pie). Dinners cost $19.99 per person. Side options include mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, rosemary-infused roasted Yukon potatoes, traditional stuffing, apple and cranberry stuffing, Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze, sauteed green beans with slivered almonds, carrots, roasted butternut squash, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce as well as holiday pies (blueberry, apple and pecan). Place orders a week before Thanksgiving. Available for pickup Wednesday, Nov. 25, by 2 p.m. Delivery also available.
Waterworks Cafe (250 Commercial St., Manchester, 782-5088, offers a Thanksgiving Eats and Sweets menu with sides like butternut squash and apple soup, pumpkin bisque, cranberry sauce, roasted butternut squash with caramelized sage and brown sugar, honey glazed carrots, cornbread and Andouille stuffing, traditional stuffing and traditional turkey gravy. Ten-inch pies (deep-dish apple, chocolate cream, coconut cream, southern pecan, pumpkin and cran-apple crumb) range from $13 to $14, along with pumpkin bread and seasonal soft cookies. Place orders by Monday, Nov. 23 (call the cafe or email Pickup available Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Wicked Good Butchah (460 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, is taking orders for fresh turkeys and homemade sides to order until Wednesday, Nov. 25.
The Wine’ing Butcher (254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519; 16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855; 28 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-4670; 81 Route 25, Meredith, 279-0300, has natural turkeys ($2.99 per pound), turkey breast ($4.99 per pound) and vegetarian turkey raised in Vermont ($4.99 per pound), all of which they’ll brine for an extra $1 per pound. They also have goose, duck, quail and rabbit (prices vary). Assorted sides include stuffing, whipped potato, butternut squash with maple and brown sugar and roasted harvest vegetables along with pies, bread and rolls. Placing orders a week before Thanksgiving is suggested. Turkeys available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up by Wednesday, Nov. 25, for all locations. 

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