The holidays are meant to be shared by family and friends; don’t get stuck in the kitchen!  Busy moms deserve to enjoy the day too with the least amount of work.  Here are some wonderful ideas for full Thanksgiving takeout in Central Florida.  Let the experts do the work for you! 

Thanksgiving takeout in Central Florida

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ

Located in Icon Park, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ will have a three-course Thanksgiving dinner that includes a variety of starters, sides, three different proteins (slices of smoked turkey, smoked beef brisket, and BBQ pork ribs), and dessert. Order by November 15th and pick up Nov. 22 or early Nov. 23. Pricing: $175, feeds up to 8 people.

The 1 Cantina

Try our chef prepared Thanksgiving dinners. For 4 ($95) and 10 ($249) people. Fully prepared meals. 48 hours notice required. Available from 15 Nov 2023 to 23 Nov 2023.

4 Rivers Smokehouse

A number of prepared holiday proteins and sides will be available for takeout at 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations, including those in East Orlando (UCF), Kissimmee, Longwood, Orlando (SoDo), Winter Garden, and Winter Park.  Available meals feeding up to 18 people, options include main courses such as Smoked Turkey, Boneless Ham, Signature Angus Brisket, Smoked Salmon, and Prime Rib ($44.99 – $199), as well as a Fixings Package ($65.99), various pies ($29.99 each), and a-la-carte items starting at $10.99.  Orders must be placed by 5:00 p.m. on November 18th for pick-up on November 22nd.   

Cracker Barrel

Choose from two different heat-and-serve meals available at any of the five Central Florida Cracker Barrel locations.  Included in these traditional packages are Turkey, Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Sweet Potato Casserole and more.  Prices range from $104.99 (serves 4-6 people) to $154.99 (serves 8-10 people).  Assorted pies are also available for purchase ($12.99).  Order online giving at least 24 hours’ notice for pick-up November 18th – 25th.

Ravenous Pig 

Located in Winter Park, pre-order a half ($42) or whole ($72) brined, seasoned, uncooked Turkey to prepare for your meal at home.  Side options like Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, and Truffle Ciabatta Bread are also available for purchase ($14 – 18).  Top off your meal with a whole Pecan Pie ($30).  Pre-order early via their website as items usually sell out.  Pick up your order on November 22nd. 


Several packages are available for delivery or pick-up to feed up to 20 people ranging from $139 – $439.  Choose between Oven Roasted Turkey and/or Honey-Cured Ham served with various side items like Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce.  A-la-carte options are also available for purchase ($3.49 – 17.98/lb) as well as dessert and bakery items ($4.99 – 99.49)

Available at five Central Florida locations:  Dr. Phillips, Colonial Marketplace, Ocoee, Altamonte Springs, and Lake Mary.  Order online via their website for pick-up through November 25th.

Virgin Island Thyme 

Located on the east side of Orlando in Avalon Park, Virgin Island Thyme will be offering a Whole Roasted Turkey Meal with Gravy with or without delicious sides:  mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, sweet mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, seasoned green beans, rice and beans, and fried plantains.  Meals serve 8-10 people. 

Call 321-804-5357 to order by 11/20.  Pick-up on 11/22. 

Prices:  Whole Turkey only – $99.95 Whole Turkey with Four Sides – $150. 

Whole Foods 

Available at all three central Florida locations, Whole Foods has 19 full Holiday meal options as well as items for purchase a-la-carte.  Options include Classic Ham, Turkey, and Prime Rib as well as Braised Lamb, Beef Wellington, Surf and Turf, Salmon, and vegan options.  Servings for parties 2-12 and prices from $39 – $539.  Orders must be placed with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice with pick-up available November 17th – 23rd.   

If you want to order a home cooked meal, try Sprouts!! You can get a FULL Thanksgiving meal that you can prep and cook at home!

Just the desserts

While a full Thanksgiving takeout in Central Florida sounds like a wonderful idea, some people like to cook the meal themselves. One of our contributors loves to cook the turkey and host 50+ people but always finds desserts lacking. Here’s a list of great places to pick up Thanksgiving desserts. 

Gideon’s Bakehouse 

Nothing is better than a delicious dessert to top off a fabulous Thanksgiving meal.  With numerous decadent options, Gideon’s Bakehouse is offering special seasonal items as well as classic desserts for pre-order during the Holidays.  Place your order online with at least 72 hours’ notice for pick-up at the East End location only.  Cookies ($6 – 6.50ea) include the seasonal special Pumpkin Bread Chocolate Crumb as well as Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Toffee, and several other favorites.  Cakes ($40 – 72) include the seasonal special Pumpkin Chai Spice Cake as well as Carrot Cake, Cookie Butter Buttercream, Andes Mint, and 14 other flavors!  

The Glass Knife 

Choose from delicious cakes, pastries, and treats to complete your Thanksgiving table.  Order online from the Thanksgiving Pre-Order Menu for pick-up at the Winter Park location from November 17th – 22nd.  Delicious seasonal cakes include Pumpkin Cheesecake, Classic Carrot Cake, and Apple Spice Petite Cake ($12 – 105).  Pastries include Cranberry Pecan Tart and Pumpkin Pastry ($12).  Treats include Autumn Cookie and Peppermint Cookie ($6 – 7.50ea).

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

Get ready to elevate your Thanksgiving dessert table with Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream pies! From November 1 – 13, you can place your online orders for these delectable 8-inch pies available in three irresistible flavors. Choose from the classic Sweet Potato with a graham crust, the indulgent Dark Chocolate Chunk with an Oreo crust, and the mouthwatering Caramel Apple Pie with a graham crust. Priced at just $24, these pies are a perfect addition to your holiday celebrations. Don’t miss out on this limited availability, and be sure to pre-order as these pies are pick-up only between November 17th and 22nd at Corrine, Ferncreek, Horizon West, Winter Park, and Oviedo shops. 

As the holiday season approaches, it’s essential to remember that Thanksgiving is all about spending quality time with loved ones, without being tied down in the kitchen. There are a variety of excellent Thanksgiving takeout in Central Florida options for your convenience. From 4 Rivers Smokehouse to Cracker Barrel, Ravenous Pig, TooJay’s, Virgin Island Thyme, and Whole Foods, you have a range of choices to cater to your needs. Let the experts handle the cooking, so you can savor the holiday moments stress-free.

And if you’re someone who enjoys cooking but wishes to elevate your dessert game, you’re in luck. Local favorites like Gideon’s Bakehouse, The Glass Knife, and Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream offer delectable desserts to complement your Thanksgiving takeout feast. With a little pre-order planning, you can end your meal on a sweet note. So whether you opt for full Thanksgiving takeout in Central Florida or decide to cook and add some sweet treats, Central Florida has you covered for a memorable Thanksgiving celebration.

And if you want to dine out instead, check out our Thanksgiving dinner options guide


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