It’s no secret that cooking for the holidays isn’t an easy task—and that’s in “normal” years when there isn’t a global pandemic hanging over our heads. Here are a few Greater Cincinnati restaurants that are making Thanksgiving meals available for pick-up to help alleviate some of your stress.
The Golden Lamb
The Golden Lamb is offering a $139 take-and-bake Thanksgiving meal that serves four to six adults. The order is comprised of sauerkraut balls, a romaine wedge salad, a slow roasted turkey breast, turkey gravy, herb-cheese mashed potatoes, sage-sausage and apple stuffing, fall vegetable succotash, cranberry-orange chutney, yeast rolls and apple butter and a fresh-baked whole pumpkin pie. A 24 oz. Chateau Briand of beef reduced by cabernet can be added on for $69.
27 S. Broadway St., Lebanon, (513) 932-5065
For $30 per person, Chef Jose Salazar has created a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu that offers classic Turkey Day favorites. Each order includes roasted turkey, with the option of all-white meat or a mix of white and dark as well as turkey gravy, dinner rolls, and a farm greens salad. You’ll get to choose three sides from a variety of options—we suggest the artisan bread stuffing, sweet corn pudding, and roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar butter. And finish the meal by satisfying your sweet tooth with chocolate pots de crème with peanuts and vanilla whip or a pumpkin cheesecake with candied walnuts.
1401 Republic St., Over the Rhine, (513) 621-7000
Goose & Elder
Goose & Elder is offering carryout meals consisting of an entrée, dessert, and a bounty of sides for $125. Enough to feed six people, you can choose between a sous vide turkey breast or mushroom and spinach lasagna for their entrée. An array of sides come with the entree as buttermilk biscuits, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, chicken gravy, country-style beans, turkey stuffing and a simple salad are all included. For a dessert option, choose between chocolate cake with caramel or crème brûlée with fresh fruits.
1800 Race St., Over the Rhine, (513) 579-8400
Jungle Jim’s International Market is offering chef-created Thanksgiving meals for the first time. There are two packages to choose from: ready-to-cook and ready-to-heat. The ready-to-cook package includes a whole, uncooked turkey, a choice of three sides, rolls and butter, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and a pumpkin pie, with an apple pie added to the larger sizes. The ready-to-heat package includes a precooked and sliced turkey breast with all the same options to accompany it. Two sizes are offered in each package with prices ranging from $79.99 (feeds six) to $174.99 (feeds 16).
5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, (513) 674-6000
Crown Republic Gastropub
Crown Republic Gastropub is offering three options on their Thanksgiving carryout menu. Option one ($70) feeds four to six people and includes a maple ham-style pork loin, maple mustard glaze, garlic mashed potatoes, honey roasted carrots, kale and celery Caesar salad and one pint of Mama’s Cookie Dough. Option two ($75) feeds four to six people and includes smoked turkey roulade and the same sides as option one, but with citrus turkey gravy instead of maple mustard glaze. Option three ($75) feeds six to eight people and includes a lasagna Bolognese, kale and celery Caesar salad and one pint of Mama’s Cookie Dough.
720 Sycamore St., downtown, (513) 246-4272
Prime Cincinnati is offering a smaller Thanksgiving package for those who want the holiday experience without the big family gatherings. The two-person package ($90) includes a Joyce Farms turkey and Berkshire ham, shallot mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, cornbread apple sausage stuffing, Brussels sprout casserole, Grand Marnier cranberry sauce and a choice of two desserts between apple pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Prime also has a four-person package ($170) offers the same but comes with a choice of four desserts. Additional items can be ordered from a separate side and dessert menu for additional charge.
580 Walnut St., Suite #100, downtown, (513) 579-0720
The National Exemplar
National Exemplar is offering three sizes for their take-and-bake Thanksgiving meals, feeding anywhere from four to 12 people. Ranging from $100-$250, the meals include oven roasted turkey, traditional stuffing, a vegetable medley, mashed potatoes, buttered rolls and a choice of pecan or pumpkin pie. You can also order extra items such as Hungarian mushroom soup, sweet potato casserole, homemade vanilla whipped cream and a charcuterie platter for an additional charge.
6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 271-2103