If you still haven’t made plans for the looming turkey tradition on October 12, you better get your tail feather in gear! Seeing as 2020 has broken ground on the new trend of hoarding supplies, the threat of being gravy-less on the big day is very real.
This is why you should take stress out of the equation and sign up for a pre-made dinner from one of your favourite Vancouver restaurants. You can finally do away with peeling, oven times, and basters, and instead relax with a glass of wine. Get your order in quickly for one of these pre-made Thanksgiving dinners, as the demand is only going to go up! You don’t want to be solely relying on a wishbone to make it all happen.
One of Vancouver’s premier suppliers of event and private catering, there’s a reason why Railtown’s reputation is unmatched. Catering to groups of 5 or 10, this menu has plenty of food for a group of adequately spaced tables or smaller groups with big appetites. There are far too many trimmings to name here, but if we could only impart one of them on you, it would be the dried apricot, chestnut & brioche bread stuffing. That’s the level of culinary artistry we’re dealing with here. Your only complaint will be that you didn’t pace yourself.
Order Deadline: October 7!
The Glowbal Group flagship restaurant is serving up turkey dinners this year, along with all the sides and your choice of salads. Just imagining the savoury smells of buttermilk whipped potatoes, and maple glazed root vegetables filling your kitchen is enough to start lips smacking. All you have to do is pick up, heat and be thankful for the glorious spread of food in front of you.
Deadline to order: None announced yet!
Located in Parq Hotel and Casino, Honey Salt has quickly made its name as one of Vancouver’s brunching dark horses. They’ve brought that pedigree for the weekend tradition to the holiday stage with their Turkey dinner package for six. Complete with housemade biscuits, and fresh pumpkin pie, laying this meal out will make you feel like you’ve ordered extravagant room service to the presidential suite.
Order deadline: October 9!
Hey, tradition has to start somewhere! This modern Chinese spot is offering a full turkey dinner with a few sprinklings of their own inspiration. While the sourdough, chicken liver stuffing and brussel sprout salad with miso dressing sound heavenly, our appetites are chomping at the bit to try the piece de resistance: pumpkin pie brulee with chantilly cream. It’s reason enough to forgo your normal routine and (pumpkin) spice things up this year.. Sorry, we’re just excited.
Order Deadline: None announced yet!
Homer Street Cafe
If you’ve ever had this Yaletown eatery’s succulent roasted chicken, then you know they have mastered the art of the bird. Complete with butternut squash bisque, and giblet gravy, it all leads up to the main event: a slow rotisserie turkey. Finish things off with pumpkin tartlet topped with marshmallow meringue, and you’ve got a meal worthy of the special occasion. Just don’t try to hold on to those expectations if you decide to cook again next year!
Order deadline: At least one day in advance!
Get going! Thanksgiving is next week, and there isn’t a moment to spare. Be thankful that there’s still time to give yourself a proper meal free of the stresses of typical family gatherings.