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Thanksgiving meal prepared by the Concord Food Co-op. Courtesy photo.




Just the sides 

See the Whole Meals section for additional places offering sides a la carte. 
• Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, angelaspastaandcheese.com) offers a sides menu with gravy ($5.95/pt.), cranberry relish ($4.95/pt.), traditional stuffing ($5.25/pound), mashed potatoes ($4.95/pound), maple-walnut glazed carrots and apple-chestnut bread stuffing ($6.95/pound each), whipped maple sweet potatoes ($5.95/pound), whipped butternut squash ($6.25/pound), herb roasted green beans ($7.95/pound) and “turkey” butter ($6.95 each). Order by Nov. 19, and pick up on Nov. 23, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Desserts and baked goods are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
• Extra Touch Gourmet (4 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, 488-6620, extratouchgourmet.com) has a sides menu with butternut squash soup, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet marinated carrots, whipped butternut squash and cranberry apple stuffing, each for $9.95 per quart. Cranberry apple chutney and turkey gravy are $7.95 per pint. Order by Nov. 21, and pick up on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23. Desserts and baked goods are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
• Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese (497 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 606-1760, mr-macs.com) is accepting orders for take-and-bake trays of any mac and cheese dish on the menu in all sizes. A Thanksgiving mac special made with all-white turkey meat, gravy and stuffing with a cranberry sauce drizzle is also available. Order by Nov. 20 to receive a 10-percent discount. 




Take Out Thanksgiving
How to feast at home without a mess in the kitchen PLUS Where to dine out on Turkey Day p. 42

11/17/16
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 If you’ve ever had a hand in cooking the Thanksgiving meal, you know how stressful it can be, from juggling all the side dishes to conquering the turkey. Getting everything on the table while it’s still hot is a Sisyphean task, and by the time you’re finished cleaning up, everyone else is well into their post-turkey naps. 

This year, why not take some of the work and the stress out of cooking with a ready-made Thanksgiving dinner? Whether it’s just the turkey giving you grief or the entire meal, there are many local restaurants, bakeries and catering services offering prepared foods, from individual items to complete meal packages. All you have to do is place your order, pick it up and reheat it. Here’s what’s available to order, plus some tips on how to keep your meal fresh and looking homemade while giving it some personal flair. 
 
On the side 
If you’re up for tackling the turkey but don’t want to be bogged down with all of the other parts of the meal, there are places that offer just the sides, priced individually and by quantity so you can customize your meal to suit your needs. 
“A lot of people get really freaked out about feeding a lot of people,” said Debbi McLain, owner and chef at Extra Touch Gourmet in Bedford. “I think they just need to take a little of that edge off, and if you have the sides [premade], it helps and makes it a lot less stressful.” 
Extra Touch makes everything but the turkey with sides like cranberry apple stuffing, whipped butternut squash, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and more, as well as a few kinds of breads and desserts. 
McLain said some of her customers get all of the sides for their meals from her and either make their own turkey or buy a cooked one elsewhere. Most, however, get one or two select dishes that they don’t know how or don’t want to make themselves, just to lighten the load. Top sellers include the butternut squash soup, carrots made with a special sweet marinade recipe, and cranberry apple chutney. Simpler dishes like mashed potatoes generally aren’t as sought after. 
“With something like the chutney, it’s a lot nicer than just opening up a can of cranberry gel,” McLain said. “It looks more festive and homemade with the chunks of apple and cranberry and definitely makes it more of your own meal.” 
 
Take the turkey  
On the flip side, if you can manage the sides on your own but find the turkey too daunting, there are places that specialize in just turkeys or offer turkeys a la carte as part of their menus. 
Be aware that turkeys are offered in various forms — uncooked and natural or brined, cooked and natural or with all the fixings, or pre-sliced — so make sure you know what you’re getting before you order. 
The Stocked Fridge, a meal service and catering company in Merrimack, offers turkeys uncooked but brined, which gives them more flavor and allows them to cook faster. Detailed instructions on how to cook the turkey are included with each order. Chef and owner Christine Kachmar said it’s a good option for people who want a little help, but not the fully cooked turkey. 
“We brine them, but the [customers] are cooking it themselves at home, so they’re still able to say that they did it,” she said. “They can call it their own homemade dinner, and they can say that it was freshly cooked that morning.” 
If you want nothing to do with cooking the turkey, you can buy one fully cooked. The Black Forest Cafe in Amherst, for example, offers a boneless, stuffed and roasted turkey breast, ready to heat and slice, with a sausage-style focaccia bread stuffing and a quart of ready-to-pour gravy. 
“Thanksgiving is pretty involved these days, so we like to think of ourselves as full service,” said Black Forest’s front of the house manager, Anthony Cormier. “Since we make all of our food from scratch and by hand, it’s going to turn out the same way that you’d cook your own, which melds well with how most people like their holiday to be.” 
 
More than pie 
When it comes to the dessert, you can keep things traditional with a pumpkin or apple pie, which are offered at most bakeries, or you can spice things up with quirkier sweets.
Queen City Cupcakes in Manchester, for example, offers Thanksgiving cupcakes in unique flavors like pumpkin maple, gingerbread cookie and sweet potato casserole, which is a sweet potato cupcake baked with brown sugar and pecan crisp, topped with cinnamon marshmallow buttercream and candied pecans. 
Instead of pies, Extra Touch Gourmet offers fun-sized desserts like mini pumpkin whoopie pies and mini pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, which McLain said are always a hit. 
“Sometimes people want some little bites in addition to the pies,” she said, “something they can just grab and munch on throughout the day before dinner.” 
Some bakeries offering desserts also offer dinner rolls, loaves and sweet breads. In addition to their traditional pies, the Cake Fairy in Hooksett has a variety of flavored breads, including banana, pumpkin, orange-cranberry, lemon and date-nut, available as mini loaves or tube pan loaves (shaped like a bundt cake). 
Cake Fairy owner and baker Lisa Lucciano said the best thing about bread for Thanksgiving is its versatility. 
“You can have it with dinner, as part of the hors d'oeuvres, and they’re nice in the morning to serve for breakfast if you have people from out of town staying with you,” she said. “You can also serve them with plain cream cheese, which is an amazing accent — especially to the banana and pumpkin breads, which are already so flavorful.”  
 
Dinner is done 
For those looking to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, there are full Thanksgiving meals available to order that include the turkey (or an alternative main-course meat), all of the traditional sides and sometimes bread and dessert. Some places, like The Stocked Fridge and Black Forest Cafe, offer everything needed for a complete dinner, but priced per item so you still have the freedom to exclude dishes you don’t want. Others, like the Concord Food Co-op, have meal packages for a fixed price. Theirs includes a cooked turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and choice of greens, but there are additional sides that can be purchased separately, such as sweet potato au gratin, pumpkin-stuffed acorn squash, maple ginger carrots and more, as well as soups like autumn bisque, apple pumpkin bisque and mushroom ale. Each order also comes with a personalized instruction sheet that lays out what to do each hour leading up to the dinner to prepare the dishes efficiently and maximize their freshness. 
“Sometimes things don’t come out great. Sometimes the turkey comes out dry. Those things can happen to a home cook without culinary expertise,” said Keith McCormack, executive chef at the co-op. “So we’re saying it’s OK to let us do the whole meal so all you have to do is warm it up. Let us worry about it making it perfectly, and you can just have a great time with your family.” 
 
Keep it fresh 
If you store and prepare your ready-made meal the right way, it won’t be of any lesser quality than a meal cooked at home on Thanksgiving Day. First and foremost, if the place you’re ordering from allows pickup on the day before Thanksgiving (and most do), that’s when you should aim to do it; the closer to Thanksgiving Day, the fresher it will be. 
With a pre-cooked turkey, McCormack said, the best method is to put it in the oven just long enough to warm it up and carve it. That’s usually 45 minutes to an hour at around 250 to 300 degrees. Overheating the turkey could cause it to lose moisture. 
Instead of using the traditional stuffing for the turkey, try using aromatics, which won’t interfere with how the turkey roasts like stuffing can. McCormack recommends celery, carrots, onions, garlic, cloves, halved lemons and oranges. Kachmar also uses a blend of aromatics on her turkeys that includes cinnamon sticks, apple, fresh rosemary, sage and onion. 
“You just put a few in the cavity and when it gets hot, they release an aroma throughout the turkey,” McCormack said. “It’s a cool and effective way of flavoring the turkey from the inside out.”  
As a general rule for the sides, Cormier said it’s better to use the oven to reheat them rather than the microwave because the microwave can make them soggy. When you take a dish out of the oven, keep it covered with tinfoil until serving so it doesn’t dry out. 
If you’re low on oven and burner space, McLain said there is one dish you can get away with microwaving without degrading the quality: 
“I hate to even say the word ‘microwave,’ but really, mashed potatoes would be fine if you’re running out of room and want to save some time,” she said. “Just add a little bit of half-and-half to them so they’re more whipped and not as heavy.” 
As for pies, the best way to store one to preserve its quality depends on the type of pie it is. Lucciano said cream-based pies like chocolate cream and pumpkin should be refrigerated. With pies that are more crust-based, Cormier said he strongly advises people to open the pie’s box and leave it open in an ambient temperature so the pie can breathe. 
“The pie is more moist than the air in the house, so if you leave it in the box, whatever moisture is in the pie itself stays in the box and makes the crust softer,” he said. “If you leave the box open and let the air circulate, the crust will stay crispy and keep its flakiness.” 
 
Make it your own 
Finally, if you’re looking to give a dish a more homemade feel or customize it to fit your personal taste, adding some herbs and spices can do the trick. 
“Fresh herbs are a great way to perk up the flavor of any meal, particularly at Thanksgiving,” said Maria Noel Groves, local author and herbalist at Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic and Education Center. “Even if you’re buying your herbs, stick with those that would still be growing this time of year [like] rosemary, parsley, chives, sage, thyme [and] oregano. These are the flavors that blend well with seasonal foods and that we associate with a good home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.” 
Though sage can be overpowering, you can tone it down by frying the fresh leaves in butter or olive oil. The resulting mellow flavor, Groves said, is perfect for squash, potatoes and stuffing, and you can freely add a handful of leaves to the dish without ruining it. 
McLain suggests garnishing a dish with a single sage leaf or a couple cranberries to make it more festive, or dropping a chunk of butter on top of the mashed potatoes to give them that mouthwatering appearance. 
Parsley and chives can also be used primarily as a garnish to add more color and a warmer look without adding much flavor. 
Whether it’s with herbs and spices, garnishes or sauces, Kachmar encourages people to have fun and not be afraid of getting creative. 
“With any kind of packaged meal, adding your own herbs or sauce or homemade dip can really brighten it up,” she said. “Add your own twist to it and make it your own.” 
 
Just the turkey  
See the Whole Meals section for additional places offering turkeys a la carte. 
A Market (125 Loring St., Manchester, 668-2650, myamarket.com) has natural turkeys for $2.79 per pound and organic turkeys for $3.99 per pound, available for pickup beginning Nov. 18. Desserts are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, theflyingbutcher.com) has farm fresh turkeys for $3.99 per pound and various side dishes. Brined turkey is an additional $9.99. Supplies are limited; orders are first come, first served. 
The Fresh Market (79 S. River Road, Unit 2, Bedford, 626-3420, thefreshmarket.com) offers fully cooked 10- to 13-pound turkeys for $3.99 per pound.  
Wicked Good Butchah (460 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, wickedgoodbutchah.com) offers fresh turkeys and homemade sides. Order by Nov. 18, and pick up by Nov. 23.  
Yankee Farmer’s Market (360 Route 103 E., Warner, 456-2833, yankeefarmersmarket.com) has fresh, whole turkeys for $4.79 per pound. Pick up Nov. 22 or Nov. 23. 
 
Desserts and baked goods 
A Market (125 Loring St., Manchester, 668-2650, myamarket.com) has pies made with organic and natural ingredients including a vegan granola-topped apple pie, vegan chocolate cream pie and traditional and vegan pumpkin pie for $16.99 each (gluten-free is an additional $1).
Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, angelaspastaandcheese.com) offers dinner breads including brioche ($8.50/dozen), monkey bread, French plain and whole wheat rolls ($5.95); cranberry walnut loaf ($5.95) and rolls ($11.95/dozen); and sweet breads including cranberry-orange and pumpkin loaves ($4.99), apple streusel coffee cake ($5.99), pumpkin and lemon-glazed raspberry scones ($1.95 each), and holiday shortbread cookies ($1.25 each, minimum of six). Pies include chocolate cream, banana cream, forest berry crumb and peanut butter mousse ($19.95); traditional pumpkin ($14.50), apple ($14.95), blueberry ($17.95) and more. Other desserts include an 18-piece Greek pastry platter ($17.95), chocolate flourless torte ($21.95) and maple walnut and white chocolate cheesecake ($20.95). Order by Nov. 19, and pick up on Nov. 23. 
Apple Hill Farm (580 Mountain Road, Concord, 224-8862, applehillfarmnh.com) is taking orders for a variety of pies including 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. Large pies cost $13.95, and small pies cost $7.95.
The Bakeshop on Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, thebakeshoponkelleystreet.com) is offering an assortment of pies for $16 to $20, pastry trays starting at $22, cakes starting at $18 and dinner rolls priced by the dozen. Order by Nov. 20, and pick up by Nov. 23. 
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, belmonthall.net) is taking orders for apple and pumpkin pies. 
Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, theblackforestcafe.com) has apple, pumpkin, cranberry-apple, pecan and chocolate cream pies for $19, pear cranberry walnut crostata ($20 to $26); coconut, carrot, pumpkin mousse, chocolate mousse and Brooklyn Blackout cakes ($24 to $36); and maple, pumpkin and brown sugar pecan shortbread cookies ($14.95/dozen). Order by Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., and pick up between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23.  
The Cake Fairy (114 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 518-8733, cakefairynh.com) is taking orders for pumpkin, apple, pecan and chocolate cream pies (small $6.99, large $14.99), apple crisp and banana, pumpkin, orange-cranberry, lemon and date nut mini loaves ($4.25) and tube pan loaves ($9).
Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, carterhillapples.com) is taking orders now for apple, apple crumble, blueberry, fruit of the orchard, pecan, pumpkin and strawberry rhubarb pies. 
Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, concordfoodcoop.coop) offers traditional apple, blueberry and pumpkin pies ($16.99), pecan and sour cherry pies ($19.99), flourless chocolate cream and pumpkin pies and a 6-inch carrot cake ($21.99), and parker and pumpkin dinner rolls ($7.99 for nine). Order by Nov. 18 at noon. 
Extra Touch Gourmet (4 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, 488-6620, extratouchgourmet.com) has pumpkin bread and banana bread for $6.95 a loaf, mini pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for $15.95 a dozen and mini pumpkin whoopie pies for $24.95 a dozen. Order by Nov. 21, and pick up on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23.
Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Amherst, 882-7725; Bedford Square, 25 S. River Road, Bedford, 647-2253, pastry.net) is taking orders for Thanksgiving and fall themed cakes ($39.99), cupcakes ($4.99) and cookies ($3.50); apple and pumpkin tortes ($32.99 to $36.99), caramel apples ($5.99), chocolate cannolis ($3.99), various party platters ($19.99 to $36.99), apple tarts ($4.49), cheesecake cups ($6.29), pumpkin whoopie pies ($2.69), pumpkin cheesecake ($42.99) and turkey buttercream fudge bars ($14.98/dozen).
Granite State Candy Shoppe (832 Elm St., Manchester, 218-3885; 13 Warren St., Concord, 225-2591, granitestatecandyshoppe.com) has chocolate turkey mold pops ($1.75) and solid pieces ($2.98 to $7.98); blended milk and white chocolate turkey ($9.98) and pumpkin pieces ($7.98); and other fall candies. 
Great Harvest Bread (4 Sunapee St., Nashua, 881-4422, greatharvestnashua.com) has a turkey bread centerpiece ($15), cinnamon pumpkin rolls ($5 to $8.50), Virginia rolls ($4 to $7.50), stuffing bread and cheddar garlic loaves ($8.50 each); honey whole wheat and farmhouse white ($6.95 each); Jewish apple cake, Dakota whole wheat, pumpkin chocolate chip, high five whole wheat and cinnamon chip ($7.50 each). Order for pickup on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23. 
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) offers pies including pecan ($24.99), apple, blueberry, chocolate cream, pumpkin and squash ($14.99); cran-apple, coconut cream and chocolate chip ($19.99); as well as chocolate and carrot cakes ($29.99), cheesecake ($34.99), apple crisp ($39.99, serves 24), rolls and cornbread ($3.99/dozen) and banana and pumpkin bread ($7.99). Pick up on Thanksgiving Day. 
Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, justlikemomspastries.com) offers pies including apple, apple-pumpkin, “Appalachian Apple” (made with apples, pecans, butterscotch, bourbon and crumb topping), pumpkin, pumpkin-pecan and more ($9.50 to $14.50); apple caramel pumpkin upside-down cake, maple walnut white chocolate cheesecake and pumpkin cheese cake ($9.99 to $19); white, wheat and pumpkin rolls ($4.99) and assorted coffee cakes ($13.99). Order by Nov. 19 and pick up on Nov. 23.  
Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, michellespastries.com) is taking orders for 10-inch pies including apple crumb, pumpkin, chocolate cream, banana cream, coconut cream, blueberry crumb, cherry, pecan, Boston cream, key lime and lemon meringue ($12.95 to $16.95); cheesecakes ($17.95 to $31), flourless Parisian satin torte ($19) and raspberry linzer torte ($15).
Queen City Cupcakes (790 Elm St., Manchester, 624-4999, qccupcakes.com) has a Thanksgiving cupcake menu with various flavors including sweet potato casserole, pumpkin maple, gingerbread cookie, apple pie, chocolate salted caramel, vanilla bean, chocolate squared, peanut butter, hot chocolate, confetti, samoa and Irish coffee. Order by Nov. 19, and pick up on Nov. 23. 
The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; redarrowdiner.com) is taking Thanksgiving orders for 10-inch pies including apple, blueberry, chocolate cream, pumpkin cream, pecan, custard and more ($14.99); and double-layer cakes including almond raspberry, carrot, pumpkin spice, chocolate mousse and more ($29.99). Order two days in advance.
The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) is taking orders for custom cakes, mini dessert platters ($32.50 to $130), cookie and brownie platters ($25 to $65), Parmesan and wheat rolls ($2.50/dozen), honey cinnamon whipped butter ($3), and pies including pumpkin, apple, cherry, lemon meringue, pecan and blueberry ($6.50 for 4-inch, $19.99 for 9-inch). 
The Stocked Fridge (704 Milford Road, Merrimack, 881-9635, thestockedfridge.com) offers 9-inch cherry and pumpkin pies ($12), pecan pie ($15), pumpkin cheesecake ($24), pumpkin roll cake ($18), pumpkin and zucchini breads ($9.50) and assorted dinner rolls ($7 per dozen). Order by Nov. 19 and pick up on Nov. 23.
Triolo’s Bakery (21 Kilton Road, Bedford, 232-3256, triolosbakery.com) is taking orders for apple crisp, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate cream and coconut cream pies; and various pastries, cakes and breads. 
Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, tuscanbrands.com) offers 10-inch pies including cortland apple and pecan ($20), pumpkin ($18) and triple chocolate roulade ($17 to $32). A full selection of fresh baked breads, cakes, Italian cookies and other pastries are also available. Order by Nov. 21 at 5 p.m., and pick up on Nov. 23.
Twelve Pine (Depot Square, 11 School St., Peterborough, 924-6140, twelvepine.com) has apple, pumpkin, pecan, lemon meringue and chocolate cream pies ($16), pumpkin cognac cheesecake ($46) and a holiday dessert platter ($30). Order by Nov. 20 at 4 p.m., and pick up on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23. 
Van Otis Chocolates (341 Elm St., Manchester, 627-1611, vanotischocolates.com) has turkey mold chocolates including solid 4-ounce pieces ($5), 5.5-ounce pieces ($6) and pops ($3) in milk, dark and white chocolate; hollow pieces at 1.5 pounds and 10.5 inches tall ($30) in milk and dark chocolate; and foiled solid milk chocolate pieces (50 cents to $1). Chocolate pops in Pilgrim and Native American molds ($1.50) and leaf molds ($3.50) are also available in milk, dark and white chocolate. 
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, thewineingbutcher.com) offers parker house rolls ($3.99 per dozen), Tuscan loaf ($4.49), and pies including apple, apple crisp, apple cranberry, apple blueberry, blueberry and pumpkin ($11.99); raspberry, raspberry rhubarb and strawberry rhubarb ($12.99); cherry, pecan and chocolate mousse cake ($15.00), and key lime ($17.99). 
 
The whole meal 
Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, alansofboscawen.com) has full meal packages. Call for details and to order and arrange a time for pickup.
Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, alpinegrove.com) offers three full meal packages: a 22-pound turkey with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce ($149.99), a prime rib ($259.99) and a roasted Virginia ham ($149.99). All come with mashed potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, rolls and pumpkin pie.
Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, theblackforestcafe.com) has sides a la carte and a meal with boneless roasted turkey breast, focaccia bread sausage-style stuffing and gravy ($85, serves six). Sides (each serves four to six) include butternut squash-kale semolina bread stuffing ($18), sweet and white smashed potatoes with caramelized onions and sage ($12), maple Dijon glazed carrots and parsnips ($16), roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic honey glaze ($16), turkey-sage gravy ($12/quart), cranberry sauce ($9/pt.), cream of curried butternut squash soup ($9.95/quart) and a butternut squash lasagna ($40, serves eight to 10). Order by Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., and pick up between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23. Desserts and baked goods are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
Boston Market (14 March Ave., Manchester, 641-9464, bostonmarket.com) offers complete meals serving 12 including a whole turkey meal with a spinach artichoke dip platter, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry walnut relish, vegetable stuffing, rolls and apple and pumpkin pie ($109.99); a whole turkey essential meal with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and rolls ($94.99); a spiral sliced ham meal with the same items as the turkey meal except cinnamon apples and sweet potato casserole in place of stuffing and relish ($114.99); and a turkey breast and half honey-glazed ham combo meal with the same items as the turkey and ham meals, excluding the sweet potato casserole ($114.99). There’s a turkey breast meal serving four to six with the same items as the turkey meal except with one pie ($84.99); and a turkey and ham combo essential meal serving four to six with the same sides as the essential turkey meal ($69.99). All items are also available a la carte. 
Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180, brothers-butcher.com) offers fresh turkey ($2.99/pound), free range turkey and turkey breast ($3.99/pound), stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, vegetables, butternut squash and gravy priced by the quart, cranberry orange sauce by the pint and 10-inch pies ($14.99). Order by Nov. 21, and pick up on Nov. 23. 
Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, chezvachon.com) offers single-serving turkey dinners with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, carrots, butternut squash, dessert and a drink for $12.99. Order by Nov. 22, and pick up on Thanksgiving Day. 
The Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 304 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; Lakehouse, 281 D.W. Hwy., Meredith, 279-5221; 10 Pollard Road, Lincoln, 745-3463; 21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171; Foster’s Boiler Room, 231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764, thecman.com) offers a full meal package with oven-roasted turkey breast, pan gravy, mashed potatoes, cornbread 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 for $17.99 per serving. Order by Nov. 20 and pick up by Nov. 23. 
Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, concordfoodcoop.coop) offers a full meal package (serves eight to 10) that includes a 10-pound oven-roasted turkey, apple cranberry stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a choice of greens for $179.99 ($19 for each additional serving). Extra sides like sweet potato au gratin, pumpkin stuffed acorn squash, maple ginger carrots and more are $4.99 per serving (8-serving minimum). Autumn bisque, apple pumpkin bisque and mushroom ale soups cost $34.99 per gallon. Order by Nov. 18, and pick up on Nov. 23. Fresh turkeys are available separately for $3.69 per pound with pickup between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23. Desserts and baked goods are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, countrytavern.org) offers a full meal package and items a la carte (both serve six), which includes sliced roasted turkey ($48), traditional stuffing ($10), turkey gravy ($7), mashed potatoes ($12), butternut squash ($10) and cranberry pineapple relish ($9) for $88.50. A package with just the turkey, stuffing and gravy costs $58.50. Order by Nov. 20. Pick up cold on Nov. 23 or hot on Thanksgiving morning. Single-serving turkey dinners are also available for $23.95 and include a cup of turkey soup and pumpkin pie; those can be picked up hot on Thanksgiving Day.  
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) offers a Thanksgiving menu priced per item. Cooked turkeys with stuffing and gravy range from $65 to $139. Sides including cranberry sauce, whipped potatoes, squash, green beans, pickled beets, carrot relish and cranberry chutney are priced by the pint or quart. Pickup times on Thanksgiving Day are 10:30 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4 p.m. Desserts and baked goods are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
Newell Post Restaurant (125 Fisherville Road, Concord, 228-0522, newellpostrestaurant.com) will offer family-style meals that include turkey, herb stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a choice of pumpkin pie or pumpkin swirl cake for $19.99 per serving. Order by Nov. 19, and pick up on Nov. 23. 
The Stocked Fridge (704 Milford Road, Merrimack, 881-9635, thestockedfridge.com) offers a Thanksgiving menu priced per item that includes a brined turkey ($3/pound, 10-pound minimum), gravy ($8/quart), green bean casserole ($2.95 per serving), stuffing, brown sugar sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, broccoli au gratin and cranberry sauce ($3.10 each, per serving). Order by Nov. 19 and pick up on Nov. 23. Desserts and baked goods are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, tuscanbrands.com) offers a full dinner package (serves six to eight) and a la carte menu. The dinner 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, Parmigiano-reggiano and toasted pine nuts, heirloom cranberry and Marsala wine compote, gravy, focaccia and a ciabatta bread loaf for $150. A la carte items include a carved roasted turkey ($75, 12 to 14 pounds), an herb-roasted leoncini ham ($50 per 5 pounds) and other main course meats; a variety of soups ($11/quart) and sides priced per  pound. Order by Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. and pick up on Nov. 23. Desserts are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
Twelve Pine (Depot Square, 11 School St., Peterborough, 924-6140, twelvepine.com) offers a full meal package ($164.99 serves five to six, $264.99 serves 10 to 12) with a roasted turkey, gravy, pumpkin soup, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted autumn vegetables, green beans amandine, cranberry orange relish, brown-and-bake rolls and a choice of two pies. All items except turkey are also available a la carte. Additional items include maple ginger roasted sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberries; and party platters (crudites, brie en croute and cheese). Order by Nov. 20 at 4 p.m., and pick up on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23. Desserts are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
Washington Street Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, washingtonstreetcatering.com) offers full meals for $19.99 per serving and items a la carte. Main course options are roasted turkey and maple-glazed ham. Side options include mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, rosemary roasted potatoes, tradition and apple-cranberry stuffing, carrots, roasted butternut squash, gravy, cranberry sauce, balsamic-glazed Brussels sprouts with bacon and sauteed green beans with almonds. Blueberry, apple and pecan pies are also available as part of the meal or separately. Order by Nov. 17, and pick up by Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. 
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, thewineingbutcher.com) offers a full Thanksgiving menu priced per item that includes natural turkeys ($2.99/pound), turkey breast ($4.99/pound), vegetarian turkey ($4.99/pound), goose ($11.99), rabbit ($14.99), duck and quail ($9.99 each). Brined turkey is an additional $1 per pound; DIY brining kits are also available for $7.99. Sides including apple-cranberry stuffing, candied pecan sweet potatoes, glazed baby carrots and more are priced per pound. Appetizers include mini crab cakes ($24.99/pound), bacon-wrapped scallops ($3.99 each) and stuffed mushrooms (spinach/garlic $6.99/pound, sausage/smoked gouda $10.99/pound). Desserts and baked goods are also available. See listing in that section for details. 
Whole Foods Market (121 South River Road, Bedford, 218-1900, wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/BDF) offers fresh, brined and cooked turkeys, turkey dinner packages, glazed ham, appetizers and party platters, a wide selection of sides and desserts. 





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