(The Daily Advertiser)– If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of preparing a full Thanksgiving spread, consider ordering ready-to-go turkey and trimmings from an area grocery store or restaurant.
Some of these spots offer full meals for just a few or the whole crew at a flat rate, while others offer everything a la carte, so you can get a ready-to-go fried turkey but still make your own sides and pies.
And although Copeland’s of New Orleans, a classic holiday meal spot, recently closed its Lafayette location, there are plenty of other options available.
Peruse the options, but don’t take too long to make a decision. You’ll want to get your order reserved early.
1. Bon Vie Kitchen
This local company offers single- and family-portioned meal delivery for those looking to eat healthy or meet certain dietary standards.
Bon Vie is also offering healthier holiday options a la carte.
On the menu, you’ll find hickory-smoked pork loin, cornbread dressing, rice dressing, green beans with bacon and onion, coconut smashed sweet potatoes, mac-n-cheese, and homestyle creamed potatoes.
All of the options are gluten-free. The pork loin, green beans, and sweet potatoes are also suitable for those on the Autoimmune Protocol, also known as the Autoimmune Paleo or AIP diet.
Learn more by visiting bonviekitchen.com or by calling 337-514-0563.
2. Bread & Circus Provisions
This funky restaurant offers meats, sides, desserts, soups and salads available in different portions a la carte, so you can mix and match to make the perfect meal.
Main event options include Crown whiskey-glazed turkey, spiral-cut ham on- or off-the-bone, herb and garlic roasted pork shoulder porchetta, gnocchi bolognese, and butternut squash lasagna.
Salad options include spinach and apple, pear and bleu cheese, and Caesar. Soup options include corn and shrimp stew, chorizo and mushroom bisque, chicken and sausage gumbo, and seafood gumbo.
Side options include eggplant and black-eye pea hummus, smoked gouda mac and cheese, sweet potato and andouille hash, walnut and confit tomato risotto, mascarpone and truffle polenta, and brown butter and cranberry roasted pumpkin.
Extras include cranberry sauce, peppercorn gravy, Parmesan garlic butter, angry sauce, mozzarella fondue, dinner rolls, salumi and cheese board, garlic knots, angry meatballs, stuffed risotto balls, and focaccia with spinach, ricotta and balsamic.
Dessert options include turtle cheesecake, cane syrup pecan pie, tiramisu, salted praline bread pudding, cannoli, and chocolate mousse pie.
Cocktail options include tintu, milk punch, rosemary-rhubarb mojito, and hot buttered rum.
Learn more by visiting bandcprovisions.com or by calling 337-408-3930.
3. Champagne’s Market
This Oil Center grocery store offers a la carte main dishes and a variety of ready-to-go Thanksgiving meals.
The regular and large turkey dinners come with a turkey; choice of rice dressing, cornbread dressing or eggplant dressing; green bean casserole; sweet potatoes; cranberry sauce; gravy; dinner rolls; and choice of apple, pumpkin or sweet potato pie.
The pork roast dinner comes with Boston butt pork roast and the same options for sides and desserts.
The boneless baked ham dinner includes a boneless smoked ham with the same options.
A la carte offerings include fried turkey, smoked turkey, baked turkey, bring-your-own-turkey, and brisket.
4. Cracker Barrel Restaurant
This favorite road trip restaurant offers Thanksgiving dinner packages that can be customized and added on to.
The traditional turkey ‘n’ dressing meal includes roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, cranberry relish, choice of three sides, choice of bread, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie.
Side options include fried okra, coleslaw, green beans, dumplings, fried apples, hashbrown casserole, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, mashed potatoes with sawmill gravy, pinto beans, steak fries, sweet baby carrots, sweet potato casserole, turnip greens, and whole kernel corn.
Bread options include buttermilk biscuits, corn muffins, biscuits and muffins, white sourdough bread, and wheat sourdough bread.
Additional sides, bread and desserts can be added to the meal. Nonalcoholic beverages and desserts are also available.
Learn more by visiting crackerbarrel.com or by calling 337-237-6023.
5. Dwight’s Restaurant
This restaurant is known for its boiled crawfish and Sunday barbecue, but it also serves up Thanksgiving packages and a la carte dishes.
The turkey package at Dwight’s comes with a spicy or original deboned turkey, gravy, choice of three sides, and a pecan pie.
Whole and deboned turkeys are also available individually, fried or smoked with original or hot and spicy seasoning.
Side options, which are also available a la carte, include gravy, potato salad, rice dressing, mac and cheese, green beans, green bean casserole, smothered cabbage, cornbread dressing, yams, baked beans, and broccoli, rice and cheese.
Learn more by visiting the “Dwight’s” page on Facebook or by calling 337-984-3706.
6. The Fresh Market
This grocery store in River Ranch offers Thanksgiving dinners and a la carte options.
The traditional holiday dinner comes with a fully cooked turkey, herb stuffing, Yukon gold potatoes, cranberry relish with walnuts, turkey gravy, and yeast rolls.
The deluxe holiday dinner comes with everything in the traditional dinner plus a carving ham, corn souffle, and smokey green beans in bacon sauce.
A la carte options include all of the above items and more.
Other than turkey and ham, The Fresh Market offers boneless turduckens, beef tenderloin, rib roast, leg of lamb, pork crown roast and Italian options such as lasagna, spaghetti and turkey meatballs, and manicotti.
Additional side and bread options include whipped sweet potatoes, sweet potato souffle, herb yeast rolls, wheat yeast rolls, buttermilk tea biscuits, and White House rolls.
Dessert options include chocolate fudge pie, apple pie, apple crisp pie, colonial apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, and a number of cakes.
Learn more by visiting thefreshmarket.com or by calling 337-216-4503.
7. The HoneyBaked Ham Company and Cafe
This holiday hot spot offers meal packages and a la carte options that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect meal.
HoneyBaked Ham offers dinner numerous holiday packages — from the complete ham and turkey meal that includes all the sides and desserts a family could desire to the turkey breast and pecan pie package that includes just the main event and dessert.
A la carte options are also plentiful.
Main dishes include whole ham, boneless ham, whole turkey, turkey breast, pot roast, brisket, steak, beef wellington, beef tenderloin, prime rib, pork roast, apple-cranberry pork loin, pork ribs, and pork chops.
Side options include dinner rolls, broccoli and rice casserole, sweet potato souffle, sweet potato puffs, green bean casserole, green bean amandine, Yukon mashed potatoes, cinnamon apples, macaroni and cheese, orange walnut cranberries, and potatoes au gratin.
Dessert options include pecan pie, carrot cake, triple chocolate cake, praline pound cake, lemon cream cake, tuxedo mousse cake, cheesecake, cookies, and brownies.
Learn more by visiting myhoneybakedstore.com/lafayette or by calling 337-524-1010.
This go-to spot for lunch, catering and take-and-bake meals offers many Thanksgiving meal and a la carte options.
The traditional turkey dinner comes with a roasted turkey with giblet gravy, cornbread dressing, sweet potato crunch, string beans with cheese and tasso, and dinner rolls.
The pineapple-bourbon ham dinner comes with a pineapple-bourbon glazed, spiral-sliced ham and the above sides.
The Cajun pork roast dinner comes with a stuffed boneless pork roast and the above sides.
A la carte, ready-to-go main course offerings include roasted turkey with giblet gravy, boneless turducken breast, boneless turkey breast, boneless turkey roll, prime beef ribeye roast, beef tenderloin roast, smoked beef brisket, boneless pork loin roast, and spiral ham with pineapple bourbon glaze.
A number of ready-to-cook meats are also available.
Heat and serve side options include bacon-kissed carrots, broccoli au gratin, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, corn maque choux, carrot souffle, roasted asparagus, sweet potato crunch, spinach and artichoke dip, string bean casserole, yellow squash supreme, eggplant and shrimp dressing, rice dressing, and cornbread dressing.
Dessert options include pumpkin pie with pecan topping, apple pie, pecan pie, bread pudding with pecan caramel sauce, and peitit fours.
Learn more by visiting joeyslafayette.com or by calling 337-237-3661.
9. La Cuisine de Maman at Vermilionville
The restaurant at Vermilionville isn’t just a great spot for tourists to try Cajun and Creole cuisine. It also offers a great Thanksgiving a la carte catering menu.
Main dishes include stuffed turkey breast, honey-glazed ham, chicken and sausage gumbo, and seafood gumbo.
Side dishes include string bean casserole, Creole-glazed yams, seafood cornbread, rice dressing, and cornbread dressing.
Dessert options include bread pudding and ooey gooey cake.
Learn more by visiting vermilionville.org/la-cuisine-de-maman or by calling 337-233-4077.
10. Logan Farms Honey Hams
This holiday and lunch spot offers up more than just honey-baked hams for Thanksgiving.
In addition to spiral-sliced and boneless honey hams, Logan Farms offers honey-glazed turkey breast, whole smoked turkey, Cajun smoked turkey, smoked brisket, pork ribs, and filet mignon.
Ready-to-go side options include cornbread dressing, macaroni and cheese, twice baked potato casserole, sweet potato casserole, and broccoli, rice and cheese casserole.
Learn more by visiting lafayette.loganfarms.com or by calling 337-233-2493.
11. Menard’s Cajun Grocery
This Cajun grocery store offers a large selection of unique stuffed meats and traditional sides for Thanksgiving.
Main dishes include fried turkey, turducken, turkey roll, deboned stuffed chicken, stuffed brisket, beef roast, pork roast, and spiral cut glazed ham. The turducken, turkey roll, and chicken options come stuffed with choice of cornbread dressing, crawfish, crab, rice dressing, sausage, shrimp, Cajun seasoning, or boudin.
Side dishes include green bean casserole, candied yams, rice dressing, potato salad, sweet potato crunch, mac and cheese casserole, and coleslaw.
Learn more by visiting facebook.com/menardscajungrocery or by calling 337-873-3467.
12. Papa T’s Cafe
This favorite plate lunch restaurant also serves up a number of a la carte ready-to-go Thanksgiving options.
Main dishes include fried turkey, pork roast, and ham.
Side dishes include cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, green beans, macaroni and cheese, corn maque choux, mashed potatoes, mustard greens, rice dressing, twice baked potato casserole, gravy, orange-cranberry relish, and rolls.
Dessert options include bread pudding, Mississippi mud pie, pecan pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, and peanut butter pie.
Learn more by visiting papatscafe.com or by calling 337-210-5969.
13. Piccadilly Cafeteria
This Baton Rouge-based cafeteria franchise offers Thanksgiving meal packages and a la carte options.
The feast with turkey comes with a whole roasted turkey, rolls, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce.
The feast with ham comes with a whole, spiral-sliced ham with brown sugar glaze, rolls, and choice of two sides from cornbread dressing, potatoes, broccoli rice casserole, and green beans.
Junior ham and turkey feasts are also available.
A la carte offerings include whole roasted turkey, whole spiral-sliced ham, sliced ham, sliced roast beef, sliced pork roast, and above side dishes. Cakes, pies, cobblers, cheesecakes, cookies, puddings, and more are also available for purchase.
Learn more by visiting piccadilly.com or by calling 337-984-7876 or 337-232-4317.
14. Rouses Market
This Louisiana grocery store chain is offering several Thanksgiving meal packages and a la carte meats, sides and desserts.
The traditional dinner includes a baked turkey or spiral ham, cornbread dressing or dirty rice, green peas, mashed sweet potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, dinner rolls, and apple pie.
The premium dinner includes a baked turkey or spiral ham, green bean artichoke casserole, shrimp and mirliton dressing, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, creamed spinach, corn pudding, cranberry relish, gravy, dinner rolls, and apple pie.
The deluxe dinner includes a baked turkey or spiral ham, green bean artichoke casserole, seafood and eggplant dressing, oyster Bienville dressing, spinach cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, cranberry relish, gravy, dinner rolls, and apple pie.
Baked turkey and spiral ham in the above meals can also be substituted for bone-in turkey breast, prime rib, or pork crown roast. All of the meats, sides and pie mentioned above are also available for purchase a la carte.
Learn more by visiting shop.rouses.com or by calling 337-889-0040, 337-889-0045 or 337-362-2814.
15. Ruffino’s on the River
This River Ranch restaurant offers only a la carte Thanksgiving options.
Starters include chicken and andouille gumbo, butternut squash and shrimp bisque, corn and crab bisque, hot crab dip, crabmeat cheesecake, and holiday salad with mixed greens, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, feta cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette.
Main dishes include Abita root beer glazed spiral-sliced ham, boneless roasted turkey, lasagna, and braised beef short ribs with mascarpone polenta.
Side options include creamed spinach, oyster dressing, mashed potatoes, lobster mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, wild mushroom stuffing, turkey gravy, au jus, and Abita root beer glaze.
Dessert options include white chocolate bread pudding, pumpkin cheesecake, ricotta cheesecake, bourbon chocolate pecan pie, and chocolate sin cake.
Learn more by visiting ruffinoslafayette.com or by calling 337-706-7333.
16. Whole Foods Market
This specialty grocery store offers many Thanksgiving meals and a la carte options with options for certain dietary needs.
The turkey dinner comes a roasted turkey, choice of pecan cornbread or traditional herb stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and turkey gravy.
The ham dinner comes with a spiral-cut ham with maple brown sugar glaze, creamy mashed potatoes, cinnamon-dusted butternut squash, green beans with carrots, and turkey gravy.
The dinner includes roasted leg of lamb with mint glaze, whipped maple sweet potatoes, green beans with carrots, and roasted harvest root vegetables.
Other Thanksgiving meal packages include the prime rib dinner, the health starts here harvest, and the vegan holiday dinner.
A la carte options are plentiful and include the above mentioned items in addition to sides such as roasted Brussels sprouts, garlic roasted fingerling potatoes, mushroom-sage gravy, corn pudding, lemon-roasted carrots, kaiser rolls, potato knot rolls, and challah rolls.
Dessert options include cherry pie, apple pie, pecan pie, chocolate pecan pie, sweet potato pie, and vegan pumpkin pie.
Learn more by visiting wholefoodsmarket.com or by calling 337-314-9653.
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