Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner without doing all the cooking. Just order takeout dinners at one of these local places, invite family and friends and sit down to a delicious meal -- all without fussing in the kitchen. Here are some companies and restaurants on Long Island that will prepare a feast for you.
Want to be served? Then see Thanksgiving Dinner on Long Island.
Note: This article is updated every year. Here are the listings for 2013.
Note: orders must be places by 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013. The stores are open on Thanksgiving day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. This well-known Long Island specialty foods provider offers their popular, all-inclusive Thanksgiving dinner Harvest Package serving 10 - 14 people for $369.
Their Feast Package serves 10 - 14 people for $299. This complete, multi-course dinner includes a choice of appetizers, salads, 18-pound, antibiotic-free roasted turkey or 10-pound antibiotic-free turkey breast, trimmings, stuffing, potatoes, sides and dessert. Or chooses their "Gobbler Package," which serves 10-12 people, for $189. plus tax. See their website for more details.
Kosher turkeys are available upon request (with added surcharge.)
Long Island locations: 1538 Union Turnpike, Lake Success Center, New Hyde Park, (516) 488-5600
Jericho Turnpike (and South Woods Road), Woodbury Village Center, Woodbury, NY, (516) 921-5400
1166 Wantagh Avenue, Cherrywood Center, Wantagh, NY, (516) 781-6400.
(Note: there is also a Iavarone Brothers store in Maspeth, Queens.)
For more information, please go to Iavarone Bros. Foods or call 1-877-IBFOODS.
You can sit down at your own table and still enjoy gourmet food from Prime restaurant. Pre-order a Thanksgiving Day dinner by Thursday, November 21, 2013, with pick-up possible the day before or on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. The $299 (plus tax) package serves 10 to 12 people and includes a 20-pound turkey with all the trimmings such as apple chestnut croissant stuffing, sweet potato puree with brown sugar, string bean casserole, whipped potatoes, caramelized onion soup, apple pie and traditional cheesecake, cornbread and biscuits.
Prime is located at 117 New York Avenue in Huntington. For more information, please go to Prime restaurant or call (631) 385-1515.
In addition to Prime, another excellent restaurant owned by the Bohlsen family, Tellers Chophouse, is located in a stately building that was formerly a bank. (The wine is in the vault.) You can either enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner at Tellers Chophouse or opt to pre-order a Thanksgiving Day dinner by Thursday, November 21, 2013, with pick-up possible the day before or on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. The $299 (plus tax) package serves 10 to 12 people and includes a 20-pound turkey with all the trimmings such as apple chestnut croissant stuffing, sweet potato puree with brown sugar, string bean casserole, whipped potatoes, caramelized onion soup, apple pie and traditional cheesecake, cornbread and biscuits.
Tellers is located at 605 Main Street, Islip, NY. For more information, please go to Tellers Chophouse or call (631) 277-7070.
On Long Island:
Ben's of Baldwin has moved to the Country Glen Shopping Center, 59 Old Country Road. (516) 742-3354.
Ben's of Greenvale: 140 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale. (516) 621-3340.
Ben's of Woodbury, 7971 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. (516) 496-4354.
Buy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner from any of the Citarella locations on the East End. Choose from the one in Watermill at 760 Montauk Highway, or 2 Pantigo Road in East Hampton, or 2209 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. You'll feast on free range and organic turkeys and savory side dishes. Please place your order in advance by calling (631) 726-3636. For more information, please go to Citarella
Looking for decadent cakes, pies, cookies and more? Look no further than Northport's Copenhagen Bakery for Thanksgiving desserts like pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, pear praline and other luscious pies; pumpkin cheese cake; fresh fruit, apple, peach and cherry granny and other tarts; cookies, mini-pastries and more. Try a traditional Danish kringle -- an almond, raspberry, apricot or chocolate Danish ring.
Orders must be placed early in person or by calling (631)754-3256.
75 Woodbine Avenue
For $80, you'll received 3 pounds of sweet potatoes, 3 pounds of turnips, 4 pounds of Yukon GOld potatoes, 2 bulbs of garlic, 2 pounds of brussels sprouts, 3 pounds of multi-colored carrots, 4 pounds of fall squash, 3 pounds of broccoli and mixed herbs (rosemary, sage, parsley.)