Whether last year began a new tradition of a catered Thanksgiving meal at home or you’ve been doing it for years, plenty of local restaurants are offering up feasts for the holiday. Order in and let someone else do the cooking!
Ruthies BBQ and Pizza (64 ½ Chestnut Street, Montclair) – Hickory Smoked Turkey is available by weight. Choose a half or whole turkey and gravy at $10 per pound. The regular catering menu is also available for order, including sides such as red cabbage slaw, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, four cheese mac n cheese, and more. Everything will be oven ready for pick up on Wednesday, 11/24. Place your order by 11/20, bur order before supplies run out.
Faubourg Montclair (544 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) – The Thanksgiving at Home menu offers two Thanksgiving Dinner packages that serve 3-4 ($200) or 6-8 ($395). These packages include butternut squash soup, roasted turkey with stuffing, cranberry chutney, and gravy, fall vegetable fricassee, and pommes puree. Appetizer, entrée, and side add-ons are available and include shrimp cocktail, beef tenderloin, brussels sprouts, green bean casserole, and more. Finish off the meal with dessert; choose from a selection of pies, ice cream, and sorbet. Email or call to place an order by Friday, November 19.
Montclair Diner (613 Valley Road, Upper Montclair) – Montclair Diner can “bring a taste of Southern & Caribbean Style Flavor.” Their Thanksgiving package includes a 14-16lb turkey with stuffing/dressing and cranberry sauce. Choose from a selection of starters, sides, and desserts. This package serves 6-7 and is $185.95 plus tax and gratuity. Additional main entrees include glazed spiral ham, fried chicken, baked seasoned chicken, or slow roasted pork butt. You can add on additional sides and desserts, as well. Orders must be placed by Saturday, November 21.
Custodi Caterers (105 Franklin Street, Belleville) will offer fresh whole roasted turkey and turkey breast packages that include gravy, cranberry sauce, choice of two sides and one pie. Each option has a small package for 8-10 people and a large package for up to 15 people. Prices range from $180 to $350, plus tax. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 14.
Tia’s Food of Love (638 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona) will offer a variety of dishes for order. Choose from oven ready turkey, cooked turkey, cooked turkey breast, or spiral sliced smoked ham. Also available are hors d’oeuvres such as stuffed mushrooms, crabcakes, warm caramel brie plate, deviled eggs, and more. Side dishes include several types of stuffing, vegetables, salads, sweet potato casserole, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, and Tia’s Famous Baked Macaroni & Cheese. Many desserts are also available. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 17th.
Sweet T’s Southern Eatery (387 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) is offering a variety of starters, entrees, sides and desserts. Choose a baked or fried turkey with gravy, cornbread and relish for $95. Other entrees include short ribs, fried chicken or catfish, vegan lasagna, salmon cakes and grits, and more. Mac and cheese, candied yams, potato wedges, black eyed peas, and collard greens are some of the available sides. Sweet potato pie and lemon Bundt cake are available for dessert. Order by Monday, November 15.
Pineapple Express Barbeque (1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair) has a number of options available. A complete Thanksgiving dinner for 4-6 is $195 and includes either smoked turkey and giblet gravy or Texas-style brisket and red wine jus. Sides include stuffing, brussels sprouts, four cheese potato gratin, orange and cranberry sauce, black walnut bread and butter. Also available are a la carte options such as Texas-style brisket by the pound, baby back ribs, pies, wine, and more. Orders must be placed by Thursday, November 18.
Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli (234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell) has two packages available as part of their Thanksgiving Catering Menu. Package one serves 10-12 people and is $375 plus tax. Package two serves 13-20 people and is $475 plus tax. For each package, you’ll have a choice of Oven Roasted Lemon Pepper Turkey Breast, Five Spice Rubbed Turkey Breast, Butter and Honey Baked Turkey Breast, or Honey Baked Spiral Ham. Side options include salads, vegetables, manicotti, penne alla vodka, sweet potato casserole, creamy mash potatoes, and stuffing. Dessert options include apple pie, pumpkin pie, and Panella. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 23.
Allegory at The MC Hotel (690 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) is offering Thanksgiving To-Go for $350 that feeds 6-8 people. The feast includes a whole carved herb roasted turkey, autumn salad with baby kale with goat cheese, spiced pecans, and apple cider vinaigrette, pommes puree with chives, stuffing, haricots verts with caramelized onions, cinnamon roasted butternut squash, cranberry chutney, gravy, rolls, and a choice of apple or pumpkin pie. The meal will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 24 or Thursday, November 25. You can place your order through OpenTable.
Montclair Bread Co. (16 Label Street, Montclair) has an assortment of baked goods available for order. Options include ancient grain, sourdough, French baguette, pumpkin brioche, and Parker House rolls. They also are offering stuffing bread bags. You can also choose from a variety of doughnuts, pastries, and pies for dessert. Orders must be placed by Thursday, November 18.