Too Busy To Plan a Feast? Let These Thanksgiving Delivery Services Do It for You

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Let's face it, the holidays can be a stressful time. Between shopping for gifts for your kids and getting your house spick and span for guests, who has time to plan out a large feast? That's where Thanksgiving dinner delivery services come to the rescue. They do all the heavy lifting for you in various ways, depending on the service. Brands like Hello Fresh and Home Chef handle the planning for you by delivering ingredients and recipes for you to cook at home, while Williams Sonoma and Harry & David ship heat-and-eat feasts so you can spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen. No matter what level of effort and convenience you're looking for, there's a Thanksgiving dinner delivery service on this list for you.

The 8 Best Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery Services

Best Overall Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery: Williams Sonoma

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Williams Sonoma

Everyone who wants help with their Thanksgiving dinner has a different vision of the perfect holiday feast. While some are looking for simple recipes to cook their meal themselves, others may be looking for a ready-to-eat option. That spectrum is why Williams Sonoma's menu is the best Thanksgiving dinner delivery on the market. It has all the classic staples done three different ways: Ina Garten's Thanksgiving menu (including from-scratch recipes with ingredients not included), Williams Sonoma test kitchen recipes, and ready-to-cook dishes, delivered right to your door.

Williams Sonoma even offers a prepared "Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner" that serves eight. It comes with a turkey (shipped chilled) and various sides (shipped frozen; think green bean almondine, sausage cranberry stuffing, maple squash au gratin, and more). Essentially, Williams Sonoma's menu comes with the promise of having Thanksgiving done your way with as much effort or convenience as you please.

To buy: Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving Menu; williams-sonoma.com.

Best Beyond Turkey: Hello Fresh

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Hello Fresh

Meal kit service Hello Fresh is once again simplifying our lives in the kitchen by having a Thanksgiving dinner box delivered right to our doorsteps. And better yet, it isn't limiting its menu to just a turkey dinner. Rather, it gives you the option between roast turkey with a garlic herb butter rub or peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin as the star dish on your dining table. Both main courses come with a fancy feast, including ciabatta stuffing, broccoli cheddar gratin, apple ginger crisp, and more. You can even add a jammy brie and charcuterie board appetizer for an additional cost.

To order Hello Fresh's Thanksgiving box, simply select your main course and specify the number of people you're feeding. And no, you don't have to be a Hello Fresh subscriber to receive your Thanksgiving box. All are welcome to the table!

To buy: Hello Fresh Thanksgiving Box; hellofresh.com.

Best Twist on Thanksgiving: Goldbelly

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Goldbelly

Traditional Thanksgiving food isn't everyone's cup of tea, so Goldbelly is serving up an innovative reimagining of the standard feast to shake things up. Its comfort food options are the perfect twist on Thanksgiving dinner delivered right to your door.

Perhaps the highlight of the menu is the cajun deep fried turkey from Uncle Ray's Fried Turkeys in Dallas. This well-seasoned, crispy turkey serves 10 to 12 people and adds soul to your spread with minimal effort, delivered frozen and ready to thaw before baking in the oven. Other twists include heat-and-eat side dishes, like mac and cheese, seafood gumbo, and buttermilk biscuits. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without pie, and Goldbelly has got you covered with a deep-dish apple pie. Every dish can be ordered à-la-cart, meaning you can mix and match to build your ideal Southern comfort Thanksgiving.

To buy: Goldbelly's Thanksgiving; goldbelly.com.

Best for Sides: Home Chef

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Home Chef

It's common practice for Thanksgiving dinner responsibilities to be divided between guests—one person covers the pies, one brave soul tackles the turkey, you get the idea. If you're taking on the sides this year, Home Chef has got you covered. The tried-and-true meal delivery service also provides Thanksgiving dinner delivery, and its Friendsgiving side trio is the star of the show.

This seasonal sides meal kit is the perfect trifecta for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner: apple herb stuffing, pecorino-garlic mashed potatoes, and cranberry-almond green beans. That may sound a lot to cook on your own, but Chef Jimmy Madla helps to simplify the process. The provided recipe wraps all the dishes into just six simple steps. Best of all, they only take an hour to prepare.

To buy: Home Chef Friendsgiving Side Trio, must have a Home Chef membership; homechef.com.

Best Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery: Harry & David

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Harry & David

If you enjoy the finer things in life, consider ordering a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner delivery from Harry & David this holiday season. The gift basket retailer is once again expanding its service to bring fancy Thanksgiving favorites serving eight to 10 people to your front door. There's a gourmet turkey feast for traditionalists, complete with a ready-to-heat bird, apple sausage stuffing, brown sugar sweet potatoes, and much more. But there's plenty more meal options if you want to shake things up this year, including a spiral-sliced ham dinner, prime rib meal, stuffed pork loin, and even a lobster pot pie meal, among others. You can also order your main meats à-la-carte.

Still, no family is one-size-fits-all, which is why Harry & David offers the option to customize your gourmet Thanksgiving dinner. Opt to create your own feast by selecting a main meat course; two sides, such as acorn squash with maple glaze or black truffle almond green beans; one appetizer assortment; and one dessert, like a blueberry peach pie or an apple galette. You can even add wine onto most meal options for a truly delectable Thanksgiving dinner delivery experience.

To buy: Harry & David Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery; harryanddavid.com.

Best Flavors: Blue Apron

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Blue Apron

Flavor is key when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner delivery, and Blue Apron does not disappoint in its meal kit for subscribers. The meal kit service is pulling out all the stops with its turkey feast, which serves six to eight people. All the ingredients are portioned out and come with step-by-step instructions to cook your Thanksgiving dinner in a single afternoon. Alongside the roast turkey breast, Blue Apron members will also enjoy brown butter and fontina mashed potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce with ginger and spicy maple syrup, roasted Brussels sprouts with fried rosemary and pumpkin seeds, and homemade garlic and herb gravy. And who could forget the apple crumb pie for a scrumptious dessert? Ham and vegetarian meal boxes are also available.

But it doesn't end there. Blue Apron also provides seasonal add-ons to complete your holiday feast, such as a charcuterie board, smoked gouda and mushroom quiche, and sweet potato loaf cake.

To buy: Blue Apron's Thanksgiving Dinner Menu; blueapron.com.

Best for Vegetarians: Purple Carrot

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Purple Carrot

Not every table needs a turkey on Thanksgiving, least of all those of vegetarians. Purple Carrot knows this well, which is why it curated a plant-based Thanksgiving dinner delivered just in time for the holidays. Subscribers will enjoy three-course meal consisting of rustic ciabatta stuffing with root vegetables and herb sausage, cashew cheese stuffed sweet potatoes with pecan parsley salsa, and pear cranberry crisp with walnut crumble.

Ingredients for all these dishes ship portioned out and ready for you to cook at home. Don't worry, these recipes are simple enough even for beginners. Purple Carrot's plant-based Thanksgiving meal serves four people.

To buy: Purple Carrot's Plant-Based Thanksgiving Dinner; purplecarrot.com.

Best Customizable Meal: Omaha Steaks

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Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks is clearly well-known for its meat selections, but it also offers an excellent custom Thanksgiving dinner delivery service that serves four to eight people. Four people can choose between turkey roulade en croute or Duroc country ham; three sides, such as whipped sweet potatoes and green bean casserole; one dessert; and even mini baguettes. The more people you're serving, the more options Omaha Steaks has in store, like prime rib roast or boneless leg of lamb.

Can't decide on your own? Omaha Steaks also offers fixed holiday assortments, like the cozy traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a Thanksgiving ham feast, among others. Want one dish without the others? It also offers both its main courses and sides à-la-cart for your enjoyment. Regardless, all dishes come ready to eat.

To buy: Omaha Steaks Thanksgiving Dinner; omahasteaks.com.

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