The Best Places to Order Turkey for Thanksgiving
Skip the lines and limited selection at your grocery store this November. You can order turkey for Thanksgiving and get a fresh, tasty bird without leaving home.
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Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. And ahead of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, shopping Black Friday sales and gathering with loved ones, there’s an important detail on the to-do list: order turkey for Thanksgiving.
If you’d prefer to skip the grocery store lines and inevitable turkey and food shortages, try ordering one of these delicious birds directly to your door. We found juicy, flavorful options for every feast.
While you’re waiting for your turkey to arrive, brush up on our best-kept Thanksgiving turkey tips. Learn how to brine, season and spatchcock your bird for extra flavor. Or, discover why it’s not the best idea to cook your turkey with stuffing. At a bare minimum, consult our chart on how long to cook a turkey.
When to Order Your Turkey
Plan to order turkey for Thanksgiving well before the feast to ensure enough time for delivery. Fortunately, turkeys are fairly easy birds to ship, store and prep. Many brands even ship frozen turkeys that can survive in your freezer for months until Thanksgiving.
Just make sure to thaw your turkey in advance. The rule of thumb is one day of thawing for every four pounds, so a larger turkey can take five or six days to prep. Learning how to cook a turkey for the first time? We’ve got you covered.
That’s right—the store where you splurge on fancy kitchen tools and housewarming gifts is also an excellent place to order turkey for Thanksgiving. Williams Sonoma has a large selection of birds for every size and flavor preference. We love that Williams Sonoma functions almost like a marketplace, so it’s easy to compare and contrast turkey options from a variety of brands. Whether you like to grill, smoke or deep-fry your poultry, there are ready-to-go turkey options for everyone.
There’s a reason why highly-rated D’Artagnan turkeys taste so good: They’re raised free-range on American farms, without any antibiotics or hormones. The focus is on treating birds well, and customers swear they can taste the difference. D’Artagnan offers whole, unseasoned turkeys, as well as ground turkey and breast-only options for a small-scale Thanksgiving dinner.
No need to fret over the quality of your bird when you buy Diestel turkeys. Available at Williams Sonoma, they’re never treated with antibiotics, and come in a variety of brines, seasonings, smokes and sizes so it’s easy to find a turkey that pleases everyone at the table. Content Director, Nicole Doster, swears by this retailer, praising its “pricey but super high-quality birds that taste delicious.” By the way, do you know how to cook a turkey in an oven bag?
Whether you’re looking for a small 8-lb. turkey or a crowd-pleasing 28-lb. one, Fossil Farms delivers exactly what you need. It also carries options for ground turkey and turkey burgers, so you can enjoy Thanksgiving poultry in any form. Fossil Farms is committed to raising its free-roaming birds humanely on farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with an antibiotic-, hormone- and steroid-free diet. Don’t forget the gravy! Speaking of, these are the best gravy boats for your Thanksgiving table.
Harry & David
Harry & David offers plenty of gourmet entrees for either a typical turkey dinner or a nontraditional feast. You can order turkey for Thanksgiving or change things up with a tasty glazed carving ham. You could even choose beef Wellington or prime rib for a fancy dinner! Not only does Harry & David have lots of entree options, but it can also deliver your entire feast, including stuffing, brown sugar sweet potatoes and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Speaking of dessert, you might be interested in this turkey cake pan for a show-stopping display.
Willie Bird Turkeys
From procuring to seasoning, Willie Bird Turkeys, available at Williams Sonoma, pays attention to every tiny detail. This results in an incredibly tasty bird—and an easy ordering experience. Whether you prefer your turkey smoked, flavored or plain and with the bone in or out, Willie Bird offers plenty of options. Put your cooking chops to the test by stuffing turkey with more than, well, stuffing.
All that’s left to do when this turkey breast arrives is let it thaw, then pop it into the oven. Rastelli’s has already done the prep work for you, coating the bird in Tuscan-style seasonings so it comes out perfectly juicy and delicious, no additional work necessary. Preparing for Thanksgiving dinner is hard enough without having to worry about a less-than-tasty turkey. We like that Rastelli’s makes cooking the bird easy. After all, they’re one of our favorite meat delivery services.
Did you know HelloFresh offers a Thanksgiving box complete with all your favorite fix-ins? Look forward to feasting on Thanksgiving staples like mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and of course, roasted turkey. You’ll enjoy the satisfaction of eating a home cooked Thanksgiving meal—minus the days worth of prep. It makes a thoughtful Thanksgiving gift, too. Orders open October 17, 2022. Mark your calendars because this box tends to sell out fast!
Ordering turkey breast for Thanksgiving has never been easier thanks to Perdue Farms. They offer three pounds of pre-seasoned boneless, skin-on turkey breast with every order. We love this option for larger feasts where extra turkey is needed, but not necessarily an entire whole turkey. Here’s exactly how much turkey to make per person.
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