Prepared for Thanksgiving
More than ever, Arizona residents have options when it comes to sourcing their Thanksgiving meal. Whether you decide to cook from scratch or pick up side dishes from your local suppliers, here are a few options to consider.
Precooked Turkeys. Order early and have your turkey ready-to-go for you on the big day. If you're looking for just the bird or a complete meal with all the fixings, Whole Foods has you covered. AJ's Fine Foods also offers several options for your Thanksgiving feast – along with plenty of side options. If you have a large gathering all flocking around your food, Costco is an excellent choice to get your fully cooked turkey.
Sides & Desserts. Many times you're invited to Thanksgiving and tasked with bringing along an appetizer, side dish, or dessert. There is nothing more traditional than picking up a pie, and Tucson's Back Dough can help you with that. There are many choices, but of course, pumpkin, apple, and pecan are always a safe bet. Other pie places in Tucson to consider are Village Bake House and B-Line Café – be sure to call your order in ahead of time! If you're in the Phoenix metro area, stop into Pie Snob for the perfect Thanksgiving treat.
Let's Just Eat Out. Sometimes you know you're likely to burn the turkey, or maybe you aren't up to the cooking task, but that doesn't stop your stomach from rumbling. Local Tucson restaurants have you covered this year, such as Maynard's Market + Kitchen, which is offering a 4-course prix-fixe menu starting at $65 per adult. Agustin Kitchen, located in downtown Tucson, features everything from a starting salad to a sweet dessert. Fleming's Steakhouse, both the Phoenix and Tucson locations, has both herb-roasted turkey and a filet mignon with all the trimmings and dessert starting at $52 per adult guest. If you're a Phoenix resident, you can spice up your Thanksgiving dinner at The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale.
The holidays can be an exceptionally stressful time, and sourcing pre-made local food can help alleviate some of the stress. Spend less time sweating the small stuff, and think about what brings you joy and gratitude this holiday season.