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Tucson-area grocery stores, restaurants still accepting Thanksgiving orders

Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 20:34:16-05

This is a friendly reminder that Thanksgiving is next week!

If you do not want to spend the entire day in the kitchen, grocery stores and restaurants around the Valley are still accepting orders for Thanksgiving. They'll make the entire meal from the turkey to the stuffing and sides. Some deadlines end as soon as this week, while others end early next week.


Both Albertsons's and Safeway's deli departments will cook that Thanksgiving meal for you. They're offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal that can feed a family of six. The cost is $49.99 and includes a 10- to 12-pound turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, orange relish and a dozen rolls.

The last time to place an order is Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21, we're told. Albertsonsstore locator. Safeway store locator.


Sprouts' fully-prepared holiday meals range in price between $29.99 - $79.99. Orders can be placed online and at the store. Main entrees include a choice of a whole turkey, spiral sliced ham, and USDA Choice boneless rib roast. Sides may vary between meals, but the turkey option includes mashed potatoes, stuffing, creamed kale and spinach, gravy, cranberry sauce and a dozen rolls.

Orders need to be placed by Tuesday, Nov. 21 and must be picked up by 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. More information.


Fry's Food Stores have five prepared meal options including a turkey dinner, sliced ham dinner and select prime rib dinner. Pricing ranges from the "express turkey dinner" at $49.99 and the "supreme turkey dinner" at $99.99. The meal serves between six and eight people depending on size selected.

The express option includes a 10- to 13-pound turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing and gravy.

A Fry's spokesperson said there is no set deadline, but that it is best to get the order in earlier than later. It is recommended to call the local store's deli department for timing information. More information.


Whole Foods is offering the traditional Thanksgiving spread, but also a vegan option (for two) and organic options. Meal servings vary between 4, 8 and 12 people. Pricing starts at $39.99 for the vegan option, $69.99 for a turkey breast dinner for four. The most expensive is the turkey meal for 12 at $249.99.

A spokesperson said orders would be accepted up to 24 hours before Thanksgiving Day. It is recommended to call the individual store, however, to go over options. More information.


AJ's Fine Foods will be accepting pre-orders until Friday, Nov. 17 and includes the turkey and all the tasty fixings. A roasted turkey (16-18 pounds) is $159.99 and 10-12 pounds of boneless turkey breast is $189.99. Sides include pounds of mashed potatoes, herbed dressing, candied yams with marshmallows, green beans almandine, gravy, cranberry relish, a dozen dinner rolls and pie (pumpkin or apple).

Orders need to be placed on Friday, Nov. 17. You may want to contact the individual store for availability. More information.


Did you wait until last minute to prep the Thanksgiving meal? Bashas' is accepting orders until Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving. They have a turkey dinner, ham dinner or turkey-and-ham dinner. A turkey dinner (6-7 people) and ham dinner (8-9 people) is $55.99 and includes the main entree, various sides and an apple or pumpkin pie.

Pre-orders need to be picked up no later than 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. They will have a la carte heat-and-serve items available on Thanksgiving. You will want to call the individual store to confirm timing and availability.


Boston Market is offering to cook the Thanksgiving meal. You can either pick it up at the store or have it shipped to your house. One note, you do need to allow two hours to heat everything up. Pricing varies between $84.99 - $119.99 depending on the number of people. Items include turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, relish and pie. If you don't need the full meal, each item is also available a la carte. More information.