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Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner in New Orleans

From all-inclusive Turkey Day meals for two to catering packages for twelve

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There are a number of reasons to let a restaurant handle Thanksgiving dinner this year, from eight months of nonstop home cooking to the increasingly important need to support New Orleans restaurants. Turkey day takeout options are plentiful this year, as more businesses expand their to-go operations. Here are a range of New Orleans restaurants to turn to for a Thanksgiving meal on November 26, whether for preorder or dine-in.

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NOTE: A number of these restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Louisiana coronavirus website.

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1. Blue Oak BBQ

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900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-2583
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Blue Oak BBQ’s Thanksgiving catering to-go menu includes whole smoked turkey, smoked brisket, shrimp and andouille dressing, sweet potato casserole, and chocolate pecan pie (all items are cold-packed with reheat instructions). Preorder online here for pickup from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 25.

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2. Zasu

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127 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 267-3233
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Sue Zemanick’s Mid City charmer is a great option for a special Thanksgiving, with starters like deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, and crab bisque; and sides like yuzu kosho cranberry sauce, roasted cabbage with tomato jam and labneh, spinach Madeleine, and bourbon sweet potato casserole, all available in servings for four or eight. Preorder online by November 21 for pickup between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on November 25.

3. Gabrielle Restaurant

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2441 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 603-2344
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The beloved Mid City Gabrielle has built an excellent to-go operation over the last few months, packing customer favorites in quarts for family meals at home. Thanksgiving brings the same, with dishes like oysters Gabie, andouille cornbread stuffing, shrimp and mirliton casserole, duck jambalaya, and chocolate pecan pie all available in servings for four to six people. Call or preorder online by noon on November 24 to pickup Wednesday, November 25 from 4 to 7 p.m.

4. Dooky Chase Restaurant

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2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-0600
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Dooky Chase’s, always to be counted on for a special occasion, is offering dinner to serve six for just $175 — and it includes gumbo, whole roast turkey, baked ham, dressing, cranberry sauce, string beans, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and a choice of pie for dessert. Oyster dressing, stuffed mirliton, and mustard greens are also available a la carte. Order by November 20 for pickup on November 25 by 5 p.m. 

5. Bywater American Bistro

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2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 605-3827
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Nina Compton, via Bywater American Bistro, has a family-style menu for four with roasted turkey breast and leg, prune and sage stuffing, truffle mac and cheese; sweet potato mash, Brussels, spiced cranberry sauce, and pecan pie. Order by Friday, November 20 for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 from 3 to 9 p.m.

6. The Joint

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701 Mazant St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 949-3232
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Bywater neighborhood’s popular barbecue spot the Joint has a three-piece meal available to-go this year — a whole smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, and cranberry sauce available. Call to order by November 23 to pick up on November 25 after 2 p.m. or November 26 from 11 a.m. to noon.

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7. Copeland's of New Orleans

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1001 S Clearview Pkwy
Jefferson, LA 70121
(504) 620-7800
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Copeland’s is offering a range of packages that will feed four people (for $90) to 24 people (for $370). The 12 person package ($175) includes Cajun fried turkey, turkey gravy, cranberry compote, mashed sweet or butter cream potatoes; smothered ham and bacon green beans or Cajun corn maque choux; oyster or cornbread dressing; and buttermilk biscuits. All items, in addition to green bean casserole, Cajun corn, cheesecakes and desserts, can also all be ordered individually, available for pick up from November 12 – 30.

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8. Palm&Pine

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308 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 814-6200
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Delightful French Quarter newcomer Palm & Pine is serving a four-course, $55 Thanksgiving lunch full of exciting options, with starters like butter beans, crab conch gratin, and roasted pumpkin salad; entrees like turkey leg confit, roasted pork loin, and Oaxacan mole; and sides like tamarind braised collard greens and cranberry satsuma sauce (a la carte also available). For take-home options, cane syrup pies, yeast rolls, and turkey neck gumbo will be available for preorder starting November 16.

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9. GW Fins

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808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
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GW Fins, as always, has an amazing menu for the holiday, with packages that will feed four to six ($220) and six to eight people ($330) as well as a la carte options. Turkey haters take note — the menu revolves around dry-aged Ora King salmon and options for sides including braised collard greens, mashed sweet potatoes, and dirty rice; lobster bisque or seafood gumbo for soup; and butternut chanterelle or oyster artichoke dressings. Order by phone by Monday, November 16 and to pickup on Wednesday, November 25.

GW Fins’ Thanksgiving spread
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10. Galatoire’s

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209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
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Galatoire’s robust to-go operation, launched during the stay-at-home order, is still going strong for Thanksgiving, with mix-and-match a la carte options for a fully customizable meal. Soups, ready-to-serve appetizers, and entrees serve three to four, and include starters like pickled shrimp with lemon and fennel and deviled eggs with crispy chicken skins; entrees like lacquered duck and seafood stuffed crabs; and sides like seafood eggplant casserole and crabmeat au gratin. Call or preorder here.

11. Pythian Market

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234 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 481-9599
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Pythian Market has a handful of great take-and-reheat family meal options from vendors including La Cocinita, 14 Parishes, and Meribo. Vendor menus come with three sides, an entree, salad, and bread to serve four for $120. Preorder online by November 22 at 8 p.m. for pickup on November 25 between 5 and 8 p.m.

12. Josephine Estelle

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600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 930-3070
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The Ace’s Italian-inspired Josephine Estelle is offering a four-course family style takeout meal this year, with probably one of the only menus in town to feature pasta. Dinner can be ordered for two, three, or four (ranging from $120 to $240) and includes a chopped salad; campanelle with mushroom, truffle sofrito, and leeks; a roasted turkey breast with cornbread chicken andouille chestnut dressing, brussels sprouts, and cipollini gravy; and chocolate tart for dessert.

Josephine Estelle’s takeout Thanksgiving dinner
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13. Willa Jean

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611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 509-7334
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Willa Jean’s got dessert covered, with chocolate and bourbon pecan pie, key lime and white chocolate, pumpkin and roasted white chocolate, and rum bundt cake. Sides like cornbread and andouille stuffing, creamed greens, gumbo, and cranberry sauce round out the offerings. Order here by Friday, November 20 to pickup on Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

14. Compère Lapin

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535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 599-2119
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For a full-service Thanksgiving meal, turn to the acclaimed Compere Lapin, which reopens after many months on Wednesday, November 11. The family-style menu includes chopped salad, roasted turkey leg, jerk sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and rosemary and sage stuffing; as well as pumpkin flan for dessert. Available for dine-in only from noon to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, for $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).

15. Cochon Butcher

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930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-7675
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As usual, diners can count on chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski for a thoughtful start-to-finish special occasion meal this Thanksgiving, with menus from both Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie. Butcher’s offerings are vast — turkey, prime rib, jambalaya-stuffed whole chicken, and whole hogs; sides including shrimp and eggplant dressing, broccoli and rice casserole, mac ’n’ cheese, smothered greens, cranberry satsuma sauce; and desserts including apple, pecan, and pumpkin pie; chocolate, red velvet, and carrot cakes; cookies; and boozy Butcher eggnog. Preorder here by Saturday, November 21 to pickup Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Items from Butcher’s Thanksgiving menu
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16. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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1243 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-1362
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The New Orleans-born Popeyes is bringing back its hit Cajun-style turkeys for Thanksgiving, available for preorder by calling or visiting restaurants (while supplies last). The pre-cooked turkeys made with Louisiana-style seasonings start at $39.99, and come with detailed instruction for proper reheating.

17. Café Reconcile

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1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 568-1157
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Cafe Reconcile’s holiday catering menu includes starters like stuffed artichokes and gumbos; sides like surf and turf stuffed peppers and collard greens; a whole baked turkey or breast and gravy; and bananas Foster bread pudding and praline poundcake for dessert. Call or email to place an order.

18. Hot Tin

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2031 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 323-1500
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A four-course, prix fixe menu ($62-$69) will be available at the lovely St. Charles Avenue hotel’s restaurants, both downstairs at Jack Rose and on the open-air rooftop, Hot Tin. The menu is a refreshing mix of nontraditional options like crispy pork cheeks and roasted bone marrow to start and flounder, lamb rack, and stuffed roast turkey as entree options. Available from noon to 6 p.m. on November 26.

Jack Rose’s duck gumbo, on the Thanksgiving menu
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19. La Boulangerie

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4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 269-3777
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La Boulangerie has a menu of starters, breads, and desserts that could make it easy to forget about the main event on Thanksgiving day. There’s brie en croute, pimento cheese, and butternut squash soup; pumpkin date nut bread, cornbread, and cheddar and chive biscuits; and for dessert, just about every pie, tart, or cake. Preorder here by Saturday, November 21 to pickup Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to noon or 3 to 7 p.m.

La Boulangerie Thanksgiving items
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1. Blue Oak BBQ

900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Sweet potato casserole from Blue Oak
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Blue Oak BBQ’s Thanksgiving catering to-go menu includes whole smoked turkey, smoked brisket, shrimp and andouille dressing, sweet potato casserole, and chocolate pecan pie (all items are cold-packed with reheat instructions). Preorder online here for pickup from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 25.

900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Zasu

127 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Sue Zemanick’s Mid City charmer is a great option for a special Thanksgiving, with starters like deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, and crab bisque; and sides like yuzu kosho cranberry sauce, roasted cabbage with tomato jam and labneh, spinach Madeleine, and bourbon sweet potato casserole, all available in servings for four or eight. Preorder online by November 21 for pickup between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on November 25.

127 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Gabrielle Restaurant

2441 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

The beloved Mid City Gabrielle has built an excellent to-go operation over the last few months, packing customer favorites in quarts for family meals at home. Thanksgiving brings the same, with dishes like oysters Gabie, andouille cornbread stuffing, shrimp and mirliton casserole, duck jambalaya, and chocolate pecan pie all available in servings for four to six people. Call or preorder online by noon on November 24 to pickup Wednesday, November 25 from 4 to 7 p.m.

2441 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Dooky Chase Restaurant

2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Dooky Chase’s, always to be counted on for a special occasion, is offering dinner to serve six for just $175 — and it includes gumbo, whole roast turkey, baked ham, dressing, cranberry sauce, string beans, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and a choice of pie for dessert. Oyster dressing, stuffed mirliton, and mustard greens are also available a la carte. Order by November 20 for pickup on November 25 by 5 p.m. 

2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Bywater American Bistro

2900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Nina Compton, via Bywater American Bistro, has a family-style menu for four with roasted turkey breast and leg, prune and sage stuffing, truffle mac and cheese; sweet potato mash, Brussels, spiced cranberry sauce, and pecan pie. Order by Friday, November 20 for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 from 3 to 9 p.m.

2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. The Joint

701 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA 70117
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Bywater neighborhood’s popular barbecue spot the Joint has a three-piece meal available to-go this year — a whole smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, and cranberry sauce available. Call to order by November 23 to pick up on November 25 after 2 p.m. or November 26 from 11 a.m. to noon.

701 Mazant St
New Orleans, LA 70117

7. Copeland's of New Orleans

1001 S Clearview Pkwy, Jefferson, LA 70121
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Copeland’s is offering a range of packages that will feed four people (for $90) to 24 people (for $370). The 12 person package ($175) includes Cajun fried turkey, turkey gravy, cranberry compote, mashed sweet or butter cream potatoes; smothered ham and bacon green beans or Cajun corn maque choux; oyster or cornbread dressing; and buttermilk biscuits. All items, in addition to green bean casserole, Cajun corn, cheesecakes and desserts, can also all be ordered individually, available for pick up from November 12 – 30.

1001 S Clearview Pkwy
Jefferson, LA 70121

8. Palm&Pine

308 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Crab conch gratin
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Delightful French Quarter newcomer Palm & Pine is serving a four-course, $55 Thanksgiving lunch full of exciting options, with starters like butter beans, crab conch gratin, and roasted pumpkin salad; entrees like turkey leg confit, roasted pork loin, and Oaxacan mole; and sides like tamarind braised collard greens and cranberry satsuma sauce (a la carte also available). For take-home options, cane syrup pies, yeast rolls, and turkey neck gumbo will be available for preorder starting November 16.

308 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

9. GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
GW Fins’ Thanksgiving spread
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GW Fins, as always, has an amazing menu for the holiday, with packages that will feed four to six ($220) and six to eight people ($330) as well as a la carte options. Turkey haters take note — the menu revolves around dry-aged Ora King salmon and options for sides including braised collard greens, mashed sweet potatoes, and dirty rice; lobster bisque or seafood gumbo for soup; and butternut chanterelle or oyster artichoke dressings. Order by phone by Monday, November 16 and to pickup on Wednesday, November 25.

808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

10. Galatoire’s

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire’s robust to-go operation, launched during the stay-at-home order, is still going strong for Thanksgiving, with mix-and-match a la carte options for a fully customizable meal. Soups, ready-to-serve appetizers, and entrees serve three to four, and include starters like pickled shrimp with lemon and fennel and deviled eggs with crispy chicken skins; entrees like lacquered duck and seafood stuffed crabs; and sides like seafood eggplant casserole and crabmeat au gratin. Call or preorder here.

209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Pythian Market

234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112

Pythian Market has a handful of great take-and-reheat family meal options from vendors including La Cocinita, 14 Parishes, and Meribo. Vendor menus come with three sides, an entree, salad, and bread to serve four for $120. Preorder online by November 22 at 8 p.m. for pickup on November 25 between 5 and 8 p.m.

234 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

12. Josephine Estelle

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Josephine Estelle’s takeout Thanksgiving dinner
Josephine Estelle/Official

The Ace’s Italian-inspired Josephine Estelle is offering a four-course family style takeout meal this year, with probably one of the only menus in town to feature pasta. Dinner can be ordered for two, three, or four (ranging from $120 to $240) and includes a chopped salad; campanelle with mushroom, truffle sofrito, and leeks; a roasted turkey breast with cornbread chicken andouille chestnut dressing, brussels sprouts, and cipollini gravy; and chocolate tart for dessert.

600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

Willa Jean’s got dessert covered, with chocolate and bourbon pecan pie, key lime and white chocolate, pumpkin and roasted white chocolate, and rum bundt cake. Sides like cornbread and andouille stuffing, creamed greens, gumbo, and cranberry sauce round out the offerings. Order here by Friday, November 20 to pickup on Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

14. Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

For a full-service Thanksgiving meal, turn to the acclaimed Compere Lapin, which reopens after many months on Wednesday, November 11. The family-style menu includes chopped salad, roasted turkey leg, jerk sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and rosemary and sage stuffing; as well as pumpkin flan for dessert. Available for dine-in only from noon to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, for $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).

535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

15. Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Items from Butcher’s Thanksgiving menu
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As usual, diners can count on chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski for a thoughtful start-to-finish special occasion meal this Thanksgiving, with menus from both Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie. Butcher’s offerings are vast — turkey, prime rib, jambalaya-stuffed whole chicken, and whole hogs; sides including shrimp and eggplant dressing, broccoli and rice casserole, mac ’n’ cheese, smothered greens, cranberry satsuma sauce; and desserts including apple, pecan, and pumpkin pie; chocolate, red velvet, and carrot cakes; cookies; and boozy Butcher eggnog. Preorder here by Saturday, November 21 to pickup Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.

930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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16. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

1243 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

The New Orleans-born Popeyes is bringing back its hit Cajun-style turkeys for Thanksgiving, available for preorder by calling or visiting restaurants (while supplies last). The pre-cooked turkeys made with Louisiana-style seasonings start at $39.99, and come with detailed instruction for proper reheating.

1243 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

17. Café Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

Cafe Reconcile’s holiday catering menu includes starters like stuffed artichokes and gumbos; sides like surf and turf stuffed peppers and collard greens; a whole baked turkey or breast and gravy; and bananas Foster bread pudding and praline poundcake for dessert. Call or email to place an order.

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113

18. Hot Tin

2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Jack Rose’s duck gumbo, on the Thanksgiving menu
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A four-course, prix fixe menu ($62-$69) will be available at the lovely St. Charles Avenue hotel’s restaurants, both downstairs at Jack Rose and on the open-air rooftop, Hot Tin. The menu is a refreshing mix of nontraditional options like crispy pork cheeks and roasted bone marrow to start and flounder, lamb rack, and stuffed roast turkey as entree options. Available from noon to 6 p.m. on November 26.

2031 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

19. La Boulangerie

4600 Magazine St #1518, New Orleans, LA 70115
La Boulangerie Thanksgiving items
La Boulangerie/Official

La Boulangerie has a menu of starters, breads, and desserts that could make it easy to forget about the main event on Thanksgiving day. There’s brie en croute, pimento cheese, and butternut squash soup; pumpkin date nut bread, cornbread, and cheddar and chive biscuits; and for dessert, just about every pie, tart, or cake. Preorder here by Saturday, November 21 to pickup Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to noon or 3 to 7 p.m.

4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115

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