Thanksgiving In STL: Local Eateries Help Provide A Stress-Free Holiday

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Pumpkin roll photo courtesy of Pint Size Bakery.

Pumpkin roll photo courtesy of Pint Size Bakery.

Tired of spending hours cooking and baking in your kitchen when you’d rather be hanging out with family or watching football? Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and with the abundance of local foodie destinations in St. Louis, several restaurants are deciding to help out with the massive once-a-year feast. Last week, The Libertine announced their debut of the Thanksgiving To-Go Bag. From freshly baked pies to the bird itself and the entire meal, here are some pre-ordering options to consider this year to help you plan for the ultimate holiday meal.

Maplewood’s Bolyard’s Meat and Provisions hasn’t even opened yet, but the newest butcher shop in town is already selling birds for Turkey Day. Bolyard’s is now taking pre-orders for Buttonwood Farm’s pasture-raised turkeys from California, Missouri. The butchery is taking orders online and is also offering to brine turkeys 24 hours before pickup. 2810 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood,

Truffles and Butchery decided to kick-off the season with an all-inclusive Thanksgiving dinner for four. The meal will be complete with a Buttonwood Farm’s turkey breast, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry compote and Truffles’ mashed potatoes. Order by phone or email by noon Monday, Nov. 17. 9202 Clayton Road, Clayton, 314.567.7255.

Sugarfire Smokehouse will be offering an array of Thanksgiving options to fit your meal’s needs. Go all-out with a dinner pack that will include smoked turkey breast with sides such as cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes with buttermilk biscuits and pumpkin pie for $24.95 per person. For those that just want the meat, order full, 16-18 pound smoked turkeys or smoked turkey breast. For something a little different, they will also offer a smoked turkey pot pie. And don’t forget dessert—the famous Sugarfire, Mississippi mud, pecan, pumpkin, apple and key lime will also be available. The pre-orders should be made by Monday, Nov. 24. Pickups will be from 10am-2pm on Thanksgiving Day. 9200 Olive Blvd., Olivette, 314.997.2301.

Pint Size Bakery will be offering an array of pies, tarts, cakes, rolls and more with classics such as a local pumpkin pie made the old-fashioned way by roasting and pureeing local pumpkins grown just for the bakery topped with candied pepitas. Not only is dessert on the menu, so is breakfast. Start the morning with a farm egg and cheese quiche or maybe some pumpkin streusel muffins. Order in person or by phone and pick up by 5:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 26. View the entire order guide here. 3825 Watson Road, The Hill, 314.645.7142.

Crêpes the Central West End will be offering a pre-order of traditional pies like pumpkin and pecan as well as chocolate cream and salted caramel apple—all created by pastry chef Julie Weldele. Be sure to order 72 hours in advance. 52 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.367.2200.

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