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Holiday Helpers

So Thanksgiving got away from you this year. Or maybe you use your oven to store off-season clothing. So what? Call in the cavalry and be done with it. These local spots have you covered, whether you need a full spread or just one spot-on pumpkin pie.


You need…everything but the turkey:

KITCHEN 452
2714 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills, (513) 559-0452,
kitchen452.com
What you get:
By-the-serving items made fresh by this homespun café, from gluten-free spicy pumpkin soup ($4.50 for a 12-ounce serving) to garlic mashed potatoes ($3 per 4-ounce serving) to honey-sweetened cornbread ($6 for a six-serving loaf).
Order by:
Friday, Nov 22
Pick up by:
Wednesday, Nov 27, noon–6 pm
Full menu

Contact:
hello@kitchen452.com

EAT WELL CAFÉ & TAKEAWAY
3009 O’Bryon St., O’Bryonville, (513) 871-2233, eatwellcafetakeaway.com
What you get:
A choice of gourmet starters, sides, and desserts such as roasted butternut squash and apple bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds and housemade crème fraiche ($6.50 per pint, serves 2–3) and green bean casserole with crispy shallots and shiitake mushroom sauce ($8.50 per pound, serves 4–5).
Order by:
Friday, Nov 22
Pick up by:
Wednesday, Nov 27 (3–7 pm from O’Bryonville location or noon–4 pm from Newport location at 921 Monmouth).
Full menu

Contact:
(513) 871-2233

You need…à la carte carryout:

A FORKABLE FEAST
3363 Madison Rd., Oakley, (513) 871-8646,
aforkablefeast.com
What you get:
Have a Thanksgiving standard that you simply can’t do without? Chances are A Forkable Feast has it on their menu. Choose from stuffing with apples and sage, root vegetable gratin, from-scratch biscuits, or three different kinds of turkey (maple-Dijon glazed boneless breast, whole Amish heritage, or turkey roulade). Many items (like the four-cheese macaroni and cheese) can be made gluten free upon request. Items are priced à la carte; plan on spending roughly $23.50 for an 8-person serving.
Order by:
Friday, Nov 22, but Catering Manager Francis Hennessy will be around on Saturday from 11 to 3 to take last minute orders for anything but the turkey.
Pick up by:
Wednesday, Nov 27
Full menu

Contact: (513) 871-8646

You need…bits and pieces:

ELI’S BARBECUE
3313 Riverside Dr., East End, (513) 307-8318,
elisbarbeque.com
What you get:
If you’ve had the ribs or pulled pork sandwich at Eli’s, then you know first hand the power of the smoker. In honor of Thanksgiving, Eli’s will be selling hickory-smoked turkey, but they’re only turning out 1,000 pounds of the stuff. So get it while the gettin’s good.
Order by:
While supplies last
Pick up by:
Thanksgiving week: Monday–Wednesday
Contact:
(513) 800-7373

TASTE OF BELGIUM
Multiple locations,
authenticwaffle.com
What you get:
Taste of Belgium pies: pumpkin, bourbon maple pecan, caramel apple walnut, cranberry-apple crumble, coconut crème, sweet potato
Contact:
(513) 381-4607

FRENCH CRUST CAFÉ
915 Vine St., downtown, (513) 621-2013, jrtable.com/french-crust-cafe
What you get: 12-inch pies: French apple ($28), pumpkin ($26); pecan cranberry ($28); lemon cranberry ($28)
Order by:
Monday, Nov 25
Pick up by:
Wednesday, Nov 27
Contact:
(513) 621-2013


You need…the whole darn thing:

HILVER’S CATERING
2724 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington,
(513) 681-2135, hilvers.com
What you get:
A complete buffet-style dinner for $13.25 per guest that includes a whole slow-roasted turkey, choice of vegetable (green beans almondine, buttered corn…that sort of thing), baked dressing, salad, relish, fresh dinner rolls with butter, and even disposable tableware. A cheaper option ($11 per guest) gets you all that, but subs in sliced turkey in gravy for the whole bird.
Order by:
Monday, Nov 25
Pick up by:
Wednesday, Nov 27
Full menu

Contact:
(513) 681-2135

VONDERHAAR’S CATERING
19 W. Pleasant St., Reading, (513) 554-1969,
vonderhaars.com
What you get:
Peruse the full holiday buffet menu at Vonderhaar’s for a truly customized Thanksgiving dinner. You don’t even need to order turkey—take your pick from multiple cuts of beef, pork, fish, and five different kinds of chicken that are offered alongside the traditional roasted bird. Then choose a starch and vegetable (go classic with roasted red skin potatoes and green bean casserole or out-of-the-box with vegetable blue cheese alfredo pasta and lemon asparagus). Top it off with salad and bread for $13.95–$16.95 per person.
Order by:
While supplies last
Pick up:
Wednesday, Nov 27
Full menu

Contact:
(513) 554-1969

TAKE HOME TANO
852 Loveland-Madeira Rd., Loveland, (513) 239-5028,
takehometano.com
What you get: For $15 per person, Take Home Tano will hand over a complete Thanksgiving dinner, including the gravy and fresh bread. It’s perfect for the hyper-traditional holiday host: There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles on the menu, but all the classics (including your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie) are present and accounted for.
Order by:
Monday, Nov 25
Pick up by:
Thanksgiving Day by 2 pm
Full menu

Contact:
(513) 239-5028