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Where to Order Thanksgiving Turkey and Sides in New Orleans 2017

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Maybe cooking all day doesn’t sound like a holiday to you. Maybe you don’t have the time or the skills or the will for the full shabang.

Whether your table is missing a few sides or the meat centerpiece, Eater NOLA’s here with a list of nearly a dozen spots happy to do the heavy lifting for you.

To really go all out, order from a few of them — fried turkey from Popeyes, marinated crab claws from Elysian Seafood, oyster dressing from Deanie’s, smoked gouda mac and cheese from Simone’s Market, turtle soup from Desi Vega, and so on. It may take all day to drive around to pick it up, but that may be more fun than standing over the heat in the kitchen.

Note: All of these spots have strict ordering deadlines, so check out the menus and order soon.

These are not listed by ranking, but by location.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Deanie's Seafood Restaurant

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1713 Lake Ave
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 831-4141
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Lots of excellent options from this iconic seafood restaurant in Bucktown. Fried turkey, smoked turkey, smoked Boston butt, and smoked beef brisket make up the meat options. Dressings (crabmeat, oyster, crawfish) and gravy are sold by the quart. Stuffed crab, stuffed crawfish, corn maque choux, stuffed mirliton, sweet potato casserole, and oyster patties make up the side dishes. Lots of soup and dessert options as well.

Orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, November 21. Pick up by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 at the Deanie’s Seafood Market next door to the Bucktown Deanie’s restaurant. View the full menu here.

2. 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 will cater the entire Thanksgiving dinner for $425 (except for dessert), which comes with all the items on the holiday catering menu and gallon sizes of all the sides. This includes a whole pecan smoked turkey, barbecued brisket, roasted garlic mac and cheese, smoked oyster and artichoke dressing, cauliflower mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy. All items also available a la carte. Order online to make it even easier. Pick up on November 22.

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3. Elysian Seafood

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2381 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 323-9123
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Grab the things that are going to make your holiday table really special here. Marinated crab claws, seafood gumbo, mini crab cakes, and oyster and cornbread dressing among others. Call (504)323-9123 or email info@elysianseafood.com to order.

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4. Piccadilly Cafeteria

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2609 Jefferson Hwy
Jefferson, LA 70121
(504) 834-2695
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The Jeff Highway location of Piccadilly will close at the end of February. If this makes you sad, maybe load up on some Piccadilly goodness by the gallon this Thanksgiving? All the basics are available on what may be the easiest online Thanksgiving feast ordering form of all. Order a la carte or customize a package. Find the menu and ordering info here.

5. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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3100 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 486-6521
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Give the fire department a break and let Popeyes fry the turkey this year. Available at all of the New Orleans locations, the Cajun-style fried turkey has become a bonafide Thanksgiving tradition. Visit your nearest Popeyes to order.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2017/08/20: Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen sing or logo outside a restaurant wall. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2017/08/20: Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen sing or logo outside a restaurant wall. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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6. Willa Jean

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611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 509-7334
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Pies probably come to mind when you consider ordering Willa Jean for this Thanksgiving’s gastronomic needs (as they should), but the bakery and cafe also has a few savory options, bread, and even a salad to take for your own Thanksgiving table: pimiento mac and cheese, cornbread and andouille stuffing, baguettes, and more. The deadline to order is Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Pick up the day before Thanksgiving, or on Thanksgiving from 7 a.m. until noon. Find the full menu here.

7. Simone's Market

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8207 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 273-7706
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The Thanksgiving offerings at Simone’s Market aren’t the traditional New Orleans Thanksgiving offerings, so there’s no oyster dressing or shrimp mirlitons to be found here. What the market and sandwich spot does have is sage and sausage cornbread dressing, green chili cornbread dressing, smoked gouda mac and cheese, pimiento cheese, pies from Windowsill Pies, and a cheesecake made with Mauthe’s creole cream cheese. Order by Friday, November 17, and pick it up November 21 or November 22. View the full menu here.

Simone’s Market has a full market and prepared foods area.
Yelp/ Kimberly J

8. Desi Vega's Steakhouse

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628 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-7600
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Upscale, detail-oriented Desi Vega’s Steakhouse has a Thanksgiving to-go menu with all the traditional dishes, including turtle soup, gumbo, salad, creamed spinach, shrimp and mirliton dressing, and more. All orders must be placed by the close of business on November 17. Pick up by the end of business on November 22. To order or grab a copy of the menu, email aimee@desivegasteaks or call (504) 523-7600.

9. Central City BBQ

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1201 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 558-4276
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Central City BBQ has all the turkey needs covered with 12-14 pound, 10-hour smoked turkeys. Sides include green bean casserole, sweet corn spoon bread, sweet potato casserole, and barbecue jambalaya. The cut-off date for ordering is November 20. Pick up before 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. View the full menu here.

10. Dryades Public Market

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1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 644-4841
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Dryades Market has an extensive menu of Thanksgiving take-out, basically requiring you to cook absolutely nothing. Three different kinds gumbo; fried turkey sold by quarters, halves, or whole; multiple potato options; veg options; turkey dressing; eggplant dressing; gravy; cranberry sauce; and pies. Order by Monday, November 20 and pick up on Wednesday, November 23. View the full menu here.

11. Cochon Butcher

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930 Tchoupitoulas St Suite B
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-7675
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The main course comes raw so you can cook it at home: whole hogs, boudin stuffed turkey, free range turkey, jambalaya stuffed chicken. What you’re not cooking at home is the sides, breads, and desserts: oyster and cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, gumbo, rolls, pumpkin pie, and more. Orders must be placed by Saturday, November 18. Pick up on Tuesday, November 21 or Wednesday, November 22. Full menu here.

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1. Deanie's Seafood Restaurant

1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005

Lots of excellent options from this iconic seafood restaurant in Bucktown. Fried turkey, smoked turkey, smoked Boston butt, and smoked beef brisket make up the meat options. Dressings (crabmeat, oyster, crawfish) and gravy are sold by the quart. Stuffed crab, stuffed crawfish, corn maque choux, stuffed mirliton, sweet potato casserole, and oyster patties make up the side dishes. Lots of soup and dessert options as well.

Orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, November 21. Pick up by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 at the Deanie’s Seafood Market next door to the Bucktown Deanie’s restaurant. View the full menu here.

1713 Lake Ave
Metairie, LA 70005

2. Blue Oak BBQ

900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Blue Oak BBQ
FACEBOOK

Blue Oak BBQ will cater the entire Thanksgiving dinner for $425 (except for dessert), which comes with all the items on the holiday catering menu and gallon sizes of all the sides. This includes a whole pecan smoked turkey, barbecued brisket, roasted garlic mac and cheese, smoked oyster and artichoke dressing, cauliflower mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy. All items also available a la carte. Order online to make it even easier. Pick up on November 22.

900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Elysian Seafood

2381 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
Elysian Seafood
FACEBOOK

Grab the things that are going to make your holiday table really special here. Marinated crab claws, seafood gumbo, mini crab cakes, and oyster and cornbread dressing among others. Call (504)323-9123 or email info@elysianseafood.com to order.

2381 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

4. Piccadilly Cafeteria

2609 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121

The Jeff Highway location of Piccadilly will close at the end of February. If this makes you sad, maybe load up on some Piccadilly goodness by the gallon this Thanksgiving? All the basics are available on what may be the easiest online Thanksgiving feast ordering form of all. Order a la carte or customize a package. Find the menu and ordering info here.

2609 Jefferson Hwy
Jefferson, LA 70121

5. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

3100 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2017/08/20: Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen sing or logo outside a restaurant wall. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2017/08/20: Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen sing or logo outside a restaurant wall. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LightRocket

Give the fire department a break and let Popeyes fry the turkey this year. Available at all of the New Orleans locations, the Cajun-style fried turkey has become a bonafide Thanksgiving tradition. Visit your nearest Popeyes to order.

3100 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

6. Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

Pies probably come to mind when you consider ordering Willa Jean for this Thanksgiving’s gastronomic needs (as they should), but the bakery and cafe also has a few savory options, bread, and even a salad to take for your own Thanksgiving table: pimiento mac and cheese, cornbread and andouille stuffing, baguettes, and more. The deadline to order is Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Pick up the day before Thanksgiving, or on Thanksgiving from 7 a.m. until noon. Find the full menu here.

611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

7. Simone's Market

8207 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Simone’s Market has a full market and prepared foods area.
Yelp/ Kimberly J

The Thanksgiving offerings at Simone’s Market aren’t the traditional New Orleans Thanksgiving offerings, so there’s no oyster dressing or shrimp mirlitons to be found here. What the market and sandwich spot does have is sage and sausage cornbread dressing, green chili cornbread dressing, smoked gouda mac and cheese, pimiento cheese, pies from Windowsill Pies, and a cheesecake made with Mauthe’s creole cream cheese. Order by Friday, November 17, and pick it up November 21 or November 22. View the full menu here.

8207 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

8. Desi Vega's Steakhouse

628 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Upscale, detail-oriented Desi Vega’s Steakhouse has a Thanksgiving to-go menu with all the traditional dishes, including turtle soup, gumbo, salad, creamed spinach, shrimp and mirliton dressing, and more. All orders must be placed by the close of business on November 17. Pick up by the end of business on November 22. To order or grab a copy of the menu, email aimee@desivegasteaks or call (504) 523-7600.

628 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Central City BBQ

1201 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70113

Central City BBQ has all the turkey needs covered with 12-14 pound, 10-hour smoked turkeys. Sides include green bean casserole, sweet corn spoon bread, sweet potato casserole, and barbecue jambalaya. The cut-off date for ordering is November 20. Pick up before 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. View the full menu here.

1201 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70113

10. Dryades Public Market

1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

Dryades Market has an extensive menu of Thanksgiving take-out, basically requiring you to cook absolutely nothing. Three different kinds gumbo; fried turkey sold by quarters, halves, or whole; multiple potato options; veg options; turkey dressing; eggplant dressing; gravy; cranberry sauce; and pies. Order by Monday, November 20 and pick up on Wednesday, November 23. View the full menu here.

1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113

11. Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupitoulas St Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70130
Thanksgiving Cochon Butcher style
FACEBOOK

The main course comes raw so you can cook it at home: whole hogs, boudin stuffed turkey, free range turkey, jambalaya stuffed chicken. What you’re not cooking at home is the sides, breads, and desserts: oyster and cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, gumbo, rolls, pumpkin pie, and more. Orders must be placed by Saturday, November 18. Pick up on Tuesday, November 21 or Wednesday, November 22. Full menu here.

930 Tchoupitoulas St Suite B
New Orleans, LA 70130

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