Take Out Thanksgiving Options in Kansas City

If you aren’t up for making an entire Thanksgiving meal this year, check out some of the many options for take-out meals. Grocery stores, restaurants, and caterers offer full meals (or just the bird or sides) and there are also businesses offering turkeys, hams, and other main dishes. Many require you pick up the meal and re-heat but some are open on Thanksgiving and you can grab your meal hot and ready to serve. Kansas City also has many amazing bakeries offering pies and dinner rolls! Place your order ASAP because many places are capping the number of orders they can take due to limited staff and supplies. Note: Many businesses did not put information about Thanksgiving orders on their website so I’ve linked to their social media posts with all the info. 

Full Meal Options

Grocery Stores

Hen House

Located on the Kansas side of the state line, Hen House’s nine locations have many options for your Thanksgiving meal. You can get a meal for 2, 6-8, or 10-12 people. If turkey isn’t your thing they also offer ham and prime rib options. They have an a la carte menu so if you just want a turkey or ham you can order that without the rest of the meal. Make sure you check out their dessert options, too, they have many varieties of Tippin’s pies!

HyVee

There are over a dozen HyVee locations across the metro where you can order a pre-cooked Thanksgiving meal. They have turkey, ham, and prime rib and lots of sides to choose from. Order a meal package or items on the a la carte menu. Keep their holiday brunch packages in mind too for a leisurely morning after the holiday.

McKeever’s Market & Eatery

This grocer has locations in Lenexa and Lee’s Summit. Here is a link to their menu posted on their Facebook page, you’ll need to visit the deli counter in the store to actually place your order. They are offering meal packages as well as a la carte items including whole hams, turkeys, and turkey breasts.

Price Chopper

There are store locations on both sides of the state line and they offer really affordable options. If you are in the market for just a turkey, they offer a fully cooked one for only $39.99 that feeds 8-10 people. Their meal options allow you to choose the sides and desserts your family prefers.

Whole Foods Market

There are three locations in the metro area, two in Kansas and one in Missouri. If you are looking for a vegan or vegetarian meal, Whole Foods has some great options available. Or if you want to do something truly unexpected, get their beef wellington meal!


Restaurants

BC Bistro

This restaurant in the northland is offering hot and ready meals that can be picked up on Thanksgiving day. In addition to a turkey dinner, you can get a pumpkin streusel or caramel pecan cheesecake.

Char Bar

You can choose from an entire Thanksgiving meal or just the smoked turkey. Don’t forget to add on the peach bread pudding, too!

Chef J BBQ

You can pick up your pre-ordered meals at this KCMO restaurant on Thanksgiving day. The meals include smoked turkey/smoked brisket, loaded redskin potato mash, mac n’ cheese, roasted green beans and garlic mushrooms, fresh rolls, and beef tallow gravy.

Cracker Barrel

My friend swears by the Thanksgiving meals from Cracker Barrel. You can choose from their family dinner or family feast. The meals take about two hours to heat up. They also offer fresh baked holiday pies, including a cinnamon roll pie! Local Cracker Barrel locations can be found in Olathe, Belton, Independence, Liberty, and in North KC near Tiffany Springs.

Cupini’s

This restaurant in Westport typically serves Italian food, but for Thanksgiving they are offering a 15-pound turkey with sides and pumpkin cheesecake.

Garozzo’s Ristorante

Located in downtown Kansas City and Overland Park, Garozzo’s will be open for dine in on Thanksgiving and will also be offering curbside to-go Thanksgiving meals for two or four.

The Market at Meadowbrook

This newer restaurant in Prairie Village offers fully cooked individual meals. Perfect if you are dining for one or you want to order several for your group!

Tabard’s Kitchen

Located in Overland Park, Tabard’s Kitchen is offering Thanksgiving meals for two or four people with a southern flair. They’ll have cajun fried turkey and southern style green beans along with ham and other side dishes.

Third Street Social

This restaurant has their main location in Lee’s Summit and a second location near the Plaza. They are offering a Thanksgiving meal for four to six people that includes gooey butter cake for dessert. They are offering a dine-in option as well.

Trezo Mare

Located in the Northland in The Village at Briarcliff, Trezo Mare has a build your own Thanksgiving meal for two, four, six, or eight people. The food is sent home cold with instructions for re-heating.

Caterers

Fareway Meat Market

Located in Waldo, you can get a full Thanksgiving meal with sides and pies or just a turkey or ham (or turducken!) to cook at home.

Chef Kansas City

If you want your Thanksgiving meal delivered to you, look no further than Chef Kansas City’s delicious Thanksgiving menu. I love the charcuterie box that you can snack on while you heat up your food!

Kravin’ It KC Kitchen

You can pick up your ready-to-heat meal or pay an extra fee to have it delivered to you. Customize what you want with side dish options options like an autumn salad, candied sweet potatoes, and broccoli cheese and rice casserole.


Just the Meat

Joes Kansas City Bar-B-Que

You can order a smoked turkey or smoked turkey breast from any of their three restaurant locations. Call and reserve over the phone and hurry because these turkeys go fast!

Local Pig

The Local Pig butcher has several different types of turkeys available as well as a turkey breast only option. You can buy raw to cook yourself or already cooked. They also have ham or really any other kind of meat if you prefer that over turkey!

Slap’s BBQ

You can order a whole turkey and pick it up hot or cold. You can add other items from their menu if you want classic BBQ food on the table!


Pies and Rolls

Anita’s Famous Rolls 

As the name suggests, Anita’s is famous for their rolls, but they are also offering pies and other desserts at their Northand shop. Make sure you pre-order so you can get exactly what you need!

Ashleigh’s Bake Shop

This bake shop is inside Pryde’s in Westport. There are a variety of pies and quiches available for Thanksgiving this year. Place your order very soon since they have a limited number available!

Best Regard’s Bakery & Cafe

This Overland Park bakery is offering pans of brioche rolls as well as brioche cinnamon rolls and Thanksgiving turkey sugar cookies.

Betty’s Pies and Cobblers

Betty’s is located in Gardner, Kan. She will be posting her menu soon so watch her Facebook page for details.

Broadmoor Bistro

This program is part of the culinary arts program in the Shawnee Mission School District. They will have pies, rolls, and side dishes available for pre-order this year.

Corner Cafe

They have locations in North Kansas City, Independence, and Riverside. They have amazing rolls and are also offering full size pies and cobblers.

Dolce Bakery

Located in Prairie Village, you can find an amazing assortments of pies, cakes (a tiny turkey cake!), cookies, and delicious rolls and scones. Their fall menu is to die for.

Hello Pie

This woman-owned business has your pie needs covered for the holidays. Pick up is available the day before Thanksgiving at PH Coffee in the Historic Northeast.

Pie Goddess

Beautifully decorated pie from Pie Goddess

My friend, Kristin, runs this amazing home bakery and makes the most intricate (and delicious) pies. She has beautiful specialty pies as well as traditional pies and pumpkin brookies available this year. Pick up is at her home in Olathe.

Pie Time

This bakery is in Liberty and has a Thanksgiving menu that includes your typical flavors and unique ones like gooseberry pie! They will have already baked pies as well as take and bake options.

Rye

Both locations at the Plaza and Leawood are offering pie pickup this year. They have pumpkin, apple, MoKan, banana cream, and lemon meringue pie.

Sylas and Maddys

If ice cream is more your style, check out one of the ice cream pies from Sylas and Maddys in Olathe!

Tippin’s Pies

I’m old enough to remember dining at the Tippin’s restaurant with their giant case of pies. These days, you can find their delicious pies at area Hen House and Price Chopper grocery stores. You can also buy them online and have them shipped!

Upper Crust

Unfortunately their Thanksgiving pre-order sold out in four days! They won’t have pies for walk-ins so put November 1, 2022, in your calendar now so you don’t miss the boat next Thanksgiving!

Yellow Brick Bakery

This bakery just opened a storefront in Olathe and they will have a variety of pies available for pre-order, including the option for a gluten-free crust. This is one of the only places I’ve seen sweet potato pie on the menu!

I'm Julia and I live in Olathe with my husband of 14 years, my 8 and 4 year old daughters, and a sweet old blind pug we call Boopers. I’m a social worker turned SAHM and love Dr. Pepper, thunderstorms, and talking to other adults. I hate coffee, diet culture, and washing dishes. I'll talk your ear off about the best local parks and which restaurants have wronged me by changing their long-standing menu items. I try to walk the line between knowing a lot of stuff and not being a know-it-all. Some days I'm better than others.

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