After the trick-or-treaters say goodnight on October 31, it will be less than a month before friends and families gather around the table for Thanksgiving.
This year, some may want to spend more time with family and less in the kitchen, so a list of the area’s best take-out packages that offer everything from whole turkeys to sides, pies and flower arrangements should help.
These Charleston area restaurants have the locals covered.
You can find details on how and when to order and collect your food under each menu.
Butcher & Bee
Pies: pumpkin ($ 35); bourbon pecans ($ 35); vegan apple ($ 35).
Breads and pastries: 12 Parker House rolls ($ 10); sourdough bread ($ 10); pastry basket ($ 20).
Flowers: medium centerpiece ($ 55); large centerpiece ($ 90).
Order online at butcherandbee.com/shop before November 21 for pickup on November 24 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thanksgiving Kit: Brown Butter Half Turkey (with full upgrade option); seven sides; pumpkin cheesecake; JCB bottle No. 21; $ 275 (for 4 people).
Order online at crucatering.com by 2 p.m. on November 17 for pickup on November 24 from noon to 2 p.m. at 1784 Harmon St., Charleston or 1, Shipwatch Road, Kiawah Island.
The cuisine of the Lowcountry of Florence
Family meal: Turkey breast; choose two half sides; choose a pie; sauce; cranberry sauce; $ 159 (for 10-12 people).
Accompaniments: Mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, butter beans, red rice, green cabbage.
Pies: pumpkin; pecan nuts.
Call 843-507-8285 to place your order. Order before November 20. Pick up on November 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hamby Catering & Events
Thanksgiving Day: Traditional roast turkey; mashed potatoes with purée; Macaroni gratin; green beans with caramelized onions; Cornbread salad dressing; turkey sauce; $ 219 (for 8 people) $ 169 (for 4 people).
Part of the profits will be donated to the Lowcountry Food Bank. Orders must be placed online at hambycatering.com by November 20 at 5:00 p.m., with items available for pickup on November 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Market at Hamby, located in West Ashley at 925 St. Andrews Blvd.
Arrangements for the herd
Choose from: Turkey Porchetta ($ 13 per pound); Leaping Water Farms porchetta ($ 15 a pound); whole turkey ($ 8 per pound).
Served with: Fall Kale Salad; whipped potatoes with sauce; mixed grilled vegetables; cranberry sauce; stuffing ($ 8 per liter).
Dessert: Apple and pumpkin pie ($ 12).
Call 843-637-4145 to order. Order by November 7 for pickup at Herd Provisions.
Family Meal: Roasted whole turkey breast with herbs (8 lbs).
Choose two half-saucepans from the sides; a liter of salsa and fries; a pint of cranberry sauce; a liter of turkey sauce; $ 159 (for 10-12 people).
Accompaniments: Casserole of green beans; cornbread and sage stuffing; crushed creamy potatoes; street corn; rice with chorizo; rice with cilantro.
Order online at jalisco-chs.com/restauration before November 20. Pick up on November 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Holiday meats and sides: Whole turkey breast ($ 65); whole breast ($ 145); Green Chili Corn Pudding Platter ($ 35); macaroni and cheese platter ($ 35); barbecue sauces (three for $ 25).
Order online at lewisbarswick.com/restauration for pickup from November 22 to 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Small Holiday Gathering: 2½ pounds of smoked ham or smoked turkey; 10 rolls; one liter each: pot of sweet potatoes, broccoli salad, green beans, mashed potatoes; a pie (choose pecan, fudge or sweet potato); barbecue sauce of your choice; $ 114.99 (for 4 to 6 people).
Large family reunion: Whole smoked turkey or ½ smoked ham; 15 rolls; ½ gallon each: pot of sweet potatoes, broccoli salad, green beans, mashed potatoes; one pie (choose pecan, fudge, or sweet potato pie; one gallon: sweet tea, unsweetened tea or lemonade; choice of barbecue sauce; $ 219.99 (for 12-15 people).
Order online at martinsbbqjoint.com/ thanksgiving for pickup November 22-27.
Table & Twine by Duvall Catering
Family meal: Whole turkey; Cornbread salad dressing; squash and zucchini casserole; buttermilk whipped red-skinned potatoes; Green bean casserole; sweet potato casserole; Butter cookies; pecan pie; Apple and salted caramel pies; $ 249 (for 6 people).
Visit tableettwinechs.com order. Orders must be placed before 1 p.m. on November 19.
NICO Oysters + Seafood
Family meal: Turkey (one breast, one drumstick, one thigh with cognac sauce) ($ 210); prime rib with cranberry demi-glace sauce ($ 270).
Both come with: Nico’s potato gratin; green bean and mushroom with Provencal butter; French baguette (for 4-6 people).
Call 843-352-7969 to order by November 22 for pickup on November 24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
To reach Parker Milner at 843-830-3911. Follow him on Twitter @parkermilner_.