November 29, 2020

Give Me The Mike

Exploring Minnesota and Beyond.

Where you can order pre-made Thanksgiving dinners for 1 to 4 people in 2020

Restaurants, grocery stores and catering companies are adapting to a new type of Thanksgiving in 2020 by serving meals for 1 to 4 people.

Someone asked for help on my Facebook page. They wanted to know where they could order a Thanksgiving dinner that was fit for 2-4 people versus a feast meant for 8-10 folks. It’s valid, as many of us will (or should) spend Thanksgiving with a much smaller audience in 2020.

As I write this, I don’t even know what I’m going to do for Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. My Thanksgiving Day crew, which is large, is avoiding the issue. Deep down, they know the right answer is to not get together, but they don’t want to confront the sadness that comes with it.

Enough about my family…let’s salvage Thanksgiving! I know there are other Thanksgiving meal guides out there. I divvied this up and am highlighting kits that serve smaller groups. Just know, if you want one, you’ll have to act fast! Some of these are typically are made in small quantities. I ordered from Nosh & Gather and their meals are sold out.

I’ll add to this list as I hear of new offerings. Comment below or connect with me on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shameless plug: I work for Open Arms of Minnesota. Every Thanksgiving, we serve Thanksgiving Day meals to Minnesotans living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, ALS and other life-threatening illnesses. Over 1,800 meals have been ordered, and we need help to offset the costs. Learn how you can help here.


Companies and restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals for up to 4 people

Saint Dinette, Saint Paul

  • $40 per person
  • You can order for 1 or build on for the number of people at your dinner
  • Meal includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, “Hamburger Helper” stuffing, green bean casserole, parker house rolls, jellied cranberries, and pumpkin gooey butter cake
  • Meals will be ready for pickup on Thanksgiving Day. All you have to do is reheat and eat!
  • Order here

Animales Barbecue Co., Minneapolis

  • $40 will get you a 1/2 turkey and gravy
  • You can also order quarts of beans, sweet potato bisque, and jalapeno and cheddar grits
  • Meal is sold chilled, you will reheat and eat
  • Available for pickup Wednesday, November 25 and Thanksgiving Day
  • Order here

Union Hmong Kitchen, Minneapolis

  • $200, feeds 2-5 people
  • Union Hmong Kitchen is run by one of the best chefs in Minneapolis, Yia Vang
  • Menu includes a free-range turkey that is de-boned and stuffed with egg roll stuffing, purple sticky rice, string beans with garlic, Hmong tater tot hotdish, Brussels sprouts, Steambuns, Daikon and carrot slaw, pickled veggies, matcha cheesecake pie
  • Nearly the entire menu is gluten-free
  • Meal is sold chilled, you will reheat and eat
  • Available for pickup Wednesday, November 25 at Republic in Minneapolis
  • Order here

The Lynhall, Minneapolis (Lyndale location only)

  • $35 for 1 person, $68 for 2 people, $136 for 4 people
  • Menu includes rotisserie turkey breast and braised thighs, gravy, cranberry confit sauce, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, wild rice stuffing, green beans
  • A vegetarian menu is also available
  • Much of their menu is Gluten-Free and Vegan
  • Order here by November 18
  • Pickup on Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25
  • Delivery also available

yum! kitchen and bakery, Minnetonka & St. Louis Park

  • A la carte options so you can build your own meal
  • Menu includes veggie stuffed acorn squash, acorn squash soup, maple whipped sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with bacon and onion, stuffing, cranberries, along with their line of baked goods (the Patticake is one of the best desserts in the Twin Cities)
  • Turkey not included
  • Pickup on Wednesday, November 25
  • Order here for Minnetonka and order here for St. Louis Park





Homegrown Foods

  • $65 for 2-3 people
  • Meal includes roast turkey, creamy garlic whipped potatoes, sage dressing with Shiitake mushrooms, yams with maple streusel, roasted carrots, garlic green beans with almonds, crunchy kale salad with clementine vinaigrette, pumpkin pie
  • Items are partially prepped and delivered to your home on Tuesday, November 24. You will receive recipes and prep instructions
  • Order here by November 18

Hy-Vee, multiple Minnesota locations

  • $29.99 for 2 people, $49.99 for 4 people
  • Dinner for 2 includes choice of sliced pit ham (1.35-1.5 lbs.) or boneless turkey breast (1.35-1.5 lbs.), one small side of mashed potatoes or au gratin potatoes, two additional small sides, choice of beef or turkey gravy (16 oz.), two dinner rolls
  • Meal is sold chilled, you will reheat and eat
  • You can choose the pickup date
  • Order here for dinner for 2
  • Order here for dinner for 4

Festival Foods, multiple Twin Cities locations

  • $12.99 for 1 person, $19.99 for 2 people
  • Dinner for 2 includes turkey breast, choice of mashed potatoes and gravy or au gratin potatoes, stuffing with sausage, green bean casserole, cranberry-citrus relish
  • Meal is sold chilled, you will reheat and eat

Still hungry? These Twin Cities foodies have great lists of restaurants offering Thanksgiving feasts for groups of all sizes