The Hippo


Jul 22, 2019








Thanksgiving to go
Where to get all you need for your own holiday feast

By Matt Ingersoll

 From turkeys and hams to sides and desserts, local restaurants, stores, butcher shops, farms and bakeries are offering take-home products for your Turkey Day celebrations.

A Market Natural Foods (125 Loring St., Manchester, 668-2650, has natural turkeys for $2.69 per pound and organic turkeys for $3.99 per pound, with a variety of pies also available that include pumpkin, vegan granola-topped apple and chocolate cream, available for pickup beginning Nov. 15.
Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, has full take-home meal packages available for Thanksgiving. Call for details on cost and how to arrange a time for pickup.
All Real Meal (87 Elm St., Manchester, 782-3014, offers a weekly meal delivery menu on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring a variety of items to reheat like butternut squah and roasted garlic lasagna, broccoli and cheddar quiche, and beef and butternut squash stew. Pickups are also available.
Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, has three full-meal packages to take home for Thanksgiving: a 22-pound turkey with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce for $149.99, a prime rib dinner for $259.99 and a roasted Virginia ham dinner for $149.99. All meals come with mashed potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, rolls and butter and pumpkin pie.
Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, has a Thanksgiving order menu that includes turkey, stuffing, dinner rolls, dessert pies, cakes and more. Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 18, with pickups on Wednesday, Nov. 22, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Apple Hill Farm (580 Mountain Road, Concord, 224-8862, is taking orders for a variety of pies, including apple crumb, double-crusted apple, blueberry crumb, cherry, maple custard, mincemeat, pecan, pumpkin and strawberry rhubarb crumb. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 20. Pickups are in the morning or afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Wednesday, Nov. 22.
The Bakeshop on Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, is taking orders for a variety of pies this Thanksgiving, including pumpkin, Dutch apple, banana cream, chocolate cream, coconut cream, key lime, blueberry, cherry, peanut butter, pecan, lemon meringue and more. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 15. Pickups are available through Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m.
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, is taking orders for a variety of pies for Thanksgiving that include apple, pumpkin, blueberry, coconut cream, banana cream and more. Orders must be placed at least a week in advance of Thanksgiving Day.
The Black Forest Cafe & Bakery (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, is taking orders from its Thanksgiving menu now. Offerings include a turkey dinner for $95 that serves six people, various sides like butternut squash, kale bread stuffing, sweet and white smashed potatoes, maple dijon glazed carrots, and several flavors of pies, cakes and shortbread cookies for dessert. Orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. Pickups are Monday, Nov. 20, through Wed., Nov. 22, at 8 p.m.
Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180, is taking orders for regular fresh turkeys ($2.99 per pound) and free-range turkeys ($3.99 per pound) which range from about 10 to up to 30 pounds, as well as various side dishes and pies. They’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, but pickups are available through Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m.
The Cake Fairy (114 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 518-8733, is taking orders for six-inch pies for $7.99 or nine-inch pies for $14.99 (apple, apple crisp, pecan or pumpkin), five to eight servings of sweet bread for $6 (pumpkin, banana, lemon, cranberry orange or date nut), large cupcakes for $4.25 or mini cupcakes for $14.50 per dozen (vanilla, chocolate, maple, apple spice, salted caramel or mocha), traditional or pumpkin whoopie pies (large for $4 or a dozen mini for $14.50), vanilla or chocolate turkey cake for $6.50, New York style cheesecake for $5 (strawberry, fudge, peanut butter and fudge or pumpkin), cannolis for $3 for a large-sized and $1.50 for mini-sized (chocolate chip, plain or crushed cookie), and coffee cakes for $4.25 each or for $20 per multiple servings. Orders are due by Monday, Nov. 20. Pickups are on Wednesday, Nov. 22, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, is taking orders for a variety of flavors of pies, including apple, Dutch apple, blueberry, pecan, pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb and more, as well as pumpkin bread and pumpkin whoopie pies. Pickups are available until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for takeout that includes turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, squash, dessert and a drink. The cost is $12.99 per person.
The Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 304 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; Lakehouse, 281 Daniel Webster Highway, 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; is offering a Thanksgiving dinner to go with all the fixings, including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, butternut squash and more. Details on pricing and pickup dates have not been finalized; call your local location for more information.
Concord Food Co-Op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, is offering fresh all-natural turkeys for $2.99 per pound, or entire meals that include a 10-pound turkey, apple and cranberry herb stuffing, sage turkey pan gravy, roasted garlic red bliss mashed potatoes, choice of greens and housemade spiced cranberry sauce for $179.99 for up to 10 people. Dessert orders are available for apple, blueberry, pumpkin, pecan and sour cherry pies. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 17, at noon. Prepared meals are available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, offers two turkey meal packages. A sliced roasted turkey over traditional stuffing with a side of gravy is available for $58.50. The cost is $88.50 with mashed potatoes, butternut squash and housemade cranberry pineapple relish included. All items are also available a la carte. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, Nov. 21, at noon. Packages are available for cold pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22, or for hot pickup on Thursday, Nov. 23. A hot turkey dinner for one is available for $24.95 for pickup on Thursday, Nov. 23, between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and includes a cup of turkey soup and pie.
The Crust & Crumb Baking Co. (126 N. Main St., Concord, 219-0763, is taking Thanksgiving orders for a variety of desserts including pies (pumpkin, midnight pumpkin, key lime, apple streusel, forest berry crumb, chocolate or banana cream, blueberry lemon mousse, maple bourbon pecan, or cherry), savory pies and quiches (pork pie, spinach, tomato and feta quiche, or bacon leek and cheddar quiche), and other treats like chocolate raspberry layer cake, pumpkin whoopie pies and flourless chocolate torte. The cost ranges from $14 to $30, depending on the type and flavor. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 17. Pickups are Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Wednesday, Nov. 22, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, is taking orders for farm-fresh turkeys for $3.99 per pound, with various side dishes also available for purchase. Orders can be placed now. Pickups begin on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Amherst, 882-7725,; 25 S. River, Bedford, 647-2253, is taking orders for Thanksgiving- and fall-themed cakes and cupcakes, tarts, cheesecakes and more.
Granite State Candy Shoppe (832 Elm St., Manchester, 218-3885; 13 Warren St., Concord, 225-2591; has several Thanksgiving and fall-themed candies, including milk, dark and white chocolate turkey mold pops for $1.75, a one-ounce chocolate turkey for $2.98, a 2½-ounce chocolate turkey for $4.98, and various other treats.
Great Harvest Bread Co. (4 Sunapee St., Nashua, 881-4422, is taking orders for dinner rolls for Thanksgiving. Place orders at least a week in advance.
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-6212, is taking orders for Thanksgiving meals through Wednesday, Nov. 22, with options that include a 10- to 15-pound turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, green beans, cornbread, various pies, cheesecakes and apple crisp.
Healthy Buffalo (258 Dover Road, Chichester, 369-3611, is taking orders for fresh turkeys for $4.35 per pound. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 15. Pickups are on Monday, Nov. 20, or Tuesday, Nov. 21, from noon to 6 p.m.
Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, is now taking Thanksgiving orders for pies, including apple raspberry, apple pumpkin, pumpkin pecan, maple bourbon walnut, chocolate cream, banana cream and more. The cost ranges from $9.50 to $16.99, depending on the flavor. Cakes include apple spice, pumpkin tiramisu, caramel apple upside-down cake and pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake, with those costs ranging from $9.99 to $28. Gluten-free apple crumb, blueberry, pumpkin and butter pecan pies are also available, as well as white, wheat or pumpkin rolls, and assorted coffee cakes. Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 18. Pickups are on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Local Baskit (10 Ferry St., Suite 120A, Concord, 219-0882, is offering side dishes portioned for 6 to 8 servings, which include dairy-free green bean casserole, roasted delicata squash with dried cranberries, clipoline onions with balsamic vinegar and brussels sprouts and bacon, along with roasted root vegetable soup and Porteguese kale soup. You can also reserve prepared apple, cherry or pumpkin pies from Apple Hill Farm, with homemade whipped cream. Prices range from $13 to $30. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. Pickups are Monday, Nov. 20, through Wednesday, Nov. 22. Call or visit the website for a full list of pickup locations, which include Amherst, Concord, Dover, Exeter, Manchester, Meredith and Portsmouth.
Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, is taking orders for 10-inch pies in apple crumb, blueberry crumb, pumpkin, pecan, banana cream, coconut cream, chocolate chip and more. The cost ranges from $14.95 to $18.95. Mini pastry platters are also available for $18.99 for 18 pieces, $33.99 for 36 pieces and $42.99 for 50 pieces.
Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese (497 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 606-1760, is taking orders for both hot-and-ready and take-and-bake trays. You can get any type of flavor of macaroni and cheese available on the menu in a small, medium or large tray, and there are also half-size (feeds about 8 to 12 people) and banquet-size (feeds about 25 to 40) catering trays. Orders will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 22 (Mr. Mac’s is closed on Thanksgiving Day). A Thanksgiving mac special is also available throughout November. It features turkey gravy, Cabot mild cheddar cheese, stuffing and a cranberry drizzle.
Newell Post Restaurant (125 Fisherville Road, Concord, 228-0522, is taking orders for a Thanksgiving turkey dinner for one that includes an 8-ounce turkey with homemade stuffing and gravy, herbed mashed potatoes, butternut squash and seasoned green beans, cranberry sauce, homemade dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie or pumpkin swirl cake, all for $19.99 per person.
Queen City Cupcakes (790 Elm St., Manchester, 624-6999, is taking orders for cupcakes through Tuesday, Nov. 21, with pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22, between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Flavors include peanut butter cup, vanilla, chocolate, apple pie, chocolate salted caramel and more.
The Red Arrow Diner (112 Loudon Road, Concord, 415-0444; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; has all of its homemade cakes and pies available for order this Thanksgiving. All cakes are double-layer and are $29.99 each. All pies are 10 inches in size and are $14.99 each. Flavors include banana cream, blueberry, pumpkin cream, pecan, coconut cream, strawberry rhubarb and more. Orders must be placed two days in advance of pickup.
Triolo’s Bakery (21 Kilton Road, Bedford, 232-3256, is taking orders for apple, pumpkin and other various pies and treats. They’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, but accepting orders until the day before.
• Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, is offering a catering menu that features a whole Thanksgiving turkey dinner (serves six to eight, $150) and includes a 10- to 12-pound carved roasted turkey, insalata mista, maple whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, smoked pancetta and aged balsamic, mascarpone whipped potatoes, porcini mushroom ciabatta stuffing, Parmigiano-reggiano and toasted pine nuts. A variety of sides, breads, pies, cakes and other pastries are also available a la carte. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. Pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 22, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Van Otis Chocolates (341 Elm St., Manchester, 627-1611, has various Thanksgiving-themed chocolates, including 2-ounce turkey pops, medium- and large-sized turkey molds, and chocolate pieces in Pilgrim and Native American molds, all of which come in milk, dark or white chocolates.
Washington Street Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, is offering full Thanksgiving meals for $19.99 per serving, as well as items a la carte. The meals include roasted turkey or maple-glazed ham, with mashed potatoes, traditional and apple-cranberry stuffing, carrots, roasted butternut squash, gravy, cranberry sauce, balsamic-glazed Brussels sprouts with bacon, and desserts like pecan, apple or blueberry pies. Orders must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 16. The deadline to pick up is 11 a.m. on the morning of Thanksgiving.
Wicked Good Butchah (460 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, is taking orders for hams and turkeys, which start at $2.99 per pound. Orders can be placed up until about a week before Thanksgiving. The last pickup date is Wednesday, Nov. 22.
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, is taking orders for natural turkeys ($2.99 per pound), turkey breasts ($4.99 per pound), as well as a variety of sides, appetizers, desserts and baked goods. 

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