ST. LOUIS — The holiday season is looking different this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Events have either been canceled or modified to comply with social distancing, mask mandates and capacity limits.
With those changes, families may be rethinking their usual gatherings to lessen the chances of spreading the virus.
For those who may not be taking the traditional route this Thanksgiving, several St. Louis area restaurants are offering to-go meals for the holiday.
Here is a full list of the spots offering meals and other holiday treats:
The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis is offering a take-home Thanksgiving brunch package for residents to enjoy the hotel’s annual brunch in the comfort of their homes.
The family-style meal serves up to six guests and costs $420 plus tax.
The menu includes appetizers like shrimp cocktail, butternut squash bisque and Caesar salad. Entrees include roasted turkey and prime rib with several sides including roasted garlic potato puree, green bean casserole and roasted root vegetables. Pumpkin pie and chocolate pecan pie will be served for dessert.
To place an order for the brunch package, call 314-719-1433 or email Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Nov. 20. Orders will be available for pick-up at the Ritz-Carlton on Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Salt + Smoke
“There’s no Thanksgiving quite like a Salt + Smoke catered Thanksgiving.”
Salt + Smoke is offering whole turkeys and brisket, green bean casserole and white cheddar mac by the gallon, 24-packs of King Hawaiian rolls and 16-ounce Manhattans.
You can pre-order your meal to be picked up at Salt + Smoke’s University City location at 6525 Delmar Boulevard on Thanksgiving Day.
Vicia is offering a “Farm to Table Thanksgiving.”
Those interested in ordering from Vicia have the option of just ordering a few dishes or a family fest.
Vicia is offering the following family-sized dishes: roasted turkey, turkey legs and thighs, cranberry sauce, stuffing, roasted squash salad, brussels sprouts, celery root and potato gratin, gravy, rolls and pumpkin roulade.
The family fest package includes all of the items on the menu to feed 4-6 people for $230.
Orders can be made now through Nov. 15 for pick-up on Nov. 25.
BEAST Craft BBQ
BEAST Craft BBQ is offering a full menu for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The barbeque joint is offering whole smoked turkeys, smoked turkey breast, brisket and turkey gravy. It is also offering sides including bacon mac, brussels sprouts, potato salad, beans and stuffing. Pumpkin gooey butter cake and candied bacon are options for dessert.
You can also chose a family pack that serves 2-4 people for $45.99 or 6-8 people for $85.99.
Orders will be available for pick-up on Thanksgiving between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at BEAST Craft BBQ at 20 S. Belt West in Belleville, Illinois.
Café la Vie
Café la Vie is a new bar and restaurant located inside the Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton hotel. Café la Vie is offering two ways to celebrate the holiday either at home or at the restaurant.
The Thanksgiving pre-fixe menu costs $48 per person for dine-in service. The three-course meal includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
For an appetizer, guests can choose from butternut squash bisque, sweet potato ravioli and shaved kale salad. For entrées, guests can choose a turkey dinner, short rib au poivre or Maine lobster tagliatelle. Dessert options include pumpkin cheesecake or carrot cake.
The restaurant also is offering the Thanksgiving to-go package for $95 which feeds 6-8 people. The meal includes 3 pounds of roasted turkey, 2 pounds of roasted garlic pomme puree, 2 pounds of croissant-chestnut stuffing, 1 pound of cranberry sauce, one-quart roasted brussels sprouts, one-quart gravy, 12 dinner rolls and one 10-inch pumpkin pie.
Reservations and to-go orders can be placed by emailing email@example.com. To-go orders must be placed by Nov. 19.
Eckert’s is offering a Thanksgiving feast from Eckert’s Country Restaurant.
The feast costs $99, feeds 8-10 people and includes a 4- to 5-pound pre-made roasted turkey breast, 4 pounds of mashed potatoes, 4 pounds of steamed green beans with bacon, 4 pounds of homemade stuffing, a dozen dinner rolls and a 10-inch pumpkin pie.
Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 and picked up on Nov. 25.
Lion’s Choice is offering individual and family-sized platters for the holiday at all drive-thru locations.
The individual platters cost $8.49 and feature either roast beef or turkey served on Texas Toast and topped with gravy. Guests can choose two sides including mashed potatoes, green beans, broccoli or mac n’ cheese.
The family meal platter costs $30 and includes 1 pound of roast beef or turkey, Texas Toast and pints of two sides to feed a family of four.
For more information, click here.
Dalie’s Smokehouse in Valley Park is offering a full Thanksgiving menu.
Guests can purchase a package for $89.95 that feeds 8-10 people. The package includes a whole smoked turkey or bacon-wrapped ham, sweet potato peach casserole, green bean casserole and turkey gravy.
You can also purchase single items as well, including a whole smoked turkey, bacon-wrapped ham or whole smoked turkey breast. Sides are also offered, including sweet potato peach casserole, green bean casserole and a quart of turkey gravy.
Orders must be placed by Nov. 20 and picked up on Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Adam’s Smokehouse also has a full Thanksgiving menu.
The restaurant is offering a special that includes a whole smoked turkey breast, three pints of sides, eight buns, half a gallon of mixed greens salad and a bottle of cranberry cayenne sauce. The special is $58 and feeds 6-8 people.
Guests can also purchase a whole turkey, a pound of turkey breast, a pound of salami, brisket, ribs and pulled pork.
Orders must be picked up on Nov. 25. Click here or call 314-875-9890 to place an order.
Schlafly is offering a meal bundle of Thanksgiving favorites from all three of its brewpubs – Tap Room, Bottleworks and Bankside.
The Family Thanksgiving Dinner Bundle is $65 and includes an 8-10-pound turkey breast, family-sized green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy and a Patio Pack beer sampler.
The Patio Pack sampler includes Raspberry Hefeweizen, American IPA, American Lager and Pale Ale.
Guests can pre-order Schlafly’s Thanksgiving meals for curbside pickup on Nov. 22 through Nov. 25. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20.
The Blue Duck
The Blue Duck is offering a Thanksgiving package for the holiday.
The package includes smoked turkey pot pie, braised green beans, brown sugar glazed carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and a choice of pumpkin or smoked apple walnut pie. Packages will also include reheating instructions.
The package is $150 and serves 6-8 people.
Orders must be placed by Nov. 21 for pickup on Nov. 25.
SqWires Restaurant & Annex
SqWires is offering several options for the holiday.
Guests can purchase a whole roasted turkey that serves 8-10 people for $80.
Sides like braised collards, stuffing and mashed potatoes are available for $10 pints and $20 quarts. Desserts like 10-inch pumpkin and apple pies are available for $18.
Guests can also choose a plated dinner for $28 per person. The plated dinner includes sliced turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and wild mushrooms, cranberry sauce, a dinner roll and slice of apple pie.
Orders must be placed by noon on Nov. 20 for pickup on Nov. 25 from noon to 7 p.m. and Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Butler’s Pantry is doing something unique for Thanksgiving this year. The company is offering drop-off catering virtually or in-person.
For the virtual option Butler’s Pantry will deliver the same meal to loved ones in the area so families can sit down for a meal, virtually, where everyone has the same food on their plates as if they were in the room together.
Butler’s Pantry is offering a petite buffet for $375 that serves 4-6 people and a full buffet for $600 that serves 8-10. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Nov. 23.
The catering company also offers a menu for holiday brunch and holiday dinners.
Callier's Catering is offering a Thanksgiving Day special for $250 that serves 10-15 people.
Guests can chose a whole smoked turkey or carved oven roasted turkey breast.
You can choose up to three sides. Sides include garlic asiago mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, farm fresh green beans or a harvest salad.
Orange cranberry relish, dinner rolls and butter are included in the special.
You can pick your meal up on Thanksgiving Day between 10 a.m. and noon.
Instead of the full meal, guests can also choose to buy a whole 20-22-pound smoked turkey for $95.50. Orders must be received by Nov. 19.
United Provisions is offering individual Thanksgiving platters for $14.99.
The platters include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry and pumpkin pie. Guests can pre-order platters by calling (314) 833-5699 for pick up on Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 27-29.
Customers can also pick up a curated Thanksgiving shopping list from the courtesy desk to shop for ingredients to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner at home.
The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery is offering a few flavors that pair perfectly with the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Pumpkin gooey butter cake includes chunks of homemade pumpkin gooey butter cake mixed with vanilla ice cream.
- Sweet potato pie features flavors of oven-roasted and caramelized sweet potato, rich sweet cream with a “wisp” of cinnamon and touch of hazelnut.
- Spicy ginger tastes like “pure fall” and pairs well with a slice of apple or pumpkin pie.
Pints are available for pick-up at all four Clementine’s locations. Pints of “nice” flavors are $10.
Nathaniel Reid Bakery
Nathaniel Reid Bakery is offering a selection of Thanksgiving desserts to be prepared for the holiday.
Guests can order pumpkin pie with maple white chocolate Chantilly or a roasted apple pie with brown sugar streusel. Each pie costs $30 and serves 8-10 people.
You can also order the vanilla and chocolate chip bread pudding with salted caramel sauce for $17 that serves six people or the spiced pumpkin pound cake for $12.
The bakery is also offering breakfast options customers can pre-order, like the four cheese and chive quiche for $30.
Another option is the Thanksgiving Nathaniel Reid bakery box for $46 that includes two Kouign-Amann, two croissants, two chocolate croissants, two apple pie croissants, two almond croissants and two chocolate almond croissants.
The bakery is also offering a six- or 12-piece autumn macaron box that includes fall flavors like salted caramel, sambava, pistachio, espresso, vanilla bean and poppy.
Customers can place orders starting on Nov. 10 until Nov. 21 by calling the bakery at 314-858-1019 or filling out the Thanksgiving form on its website.
Orders will be ready for pickup from Nov. 11 through Nov. 25.
Russell’s is also offering a selection of desserts and baked goods for the holiday.
The restaurant will be offering a selection of pies including pumpkin, apple, cheery, apple cranberry, chocolate cream, pecan and lemon meringue.
A selection of fall cakes will also be on the menu including chocolate, buttermilk pound cake with fall spiced buttercream, chocolate espresso buttercream, pumpkin spice latte cake, toasted coconut cake and Grammy’s carrot cake.
Cakes are available in 6-inch, 9-inch and quarter-sheet.
Additional treats will also be offered like gooey butter, fall sugar cookies, pie bars, brownies and pumpkin cheesecake.
In addition to the sweet treats, Russell’s will also be offering a Thanksgiving dinner that includes turkey and sides. The restaurant is also selling whole turkeys for $96 and add-ons like turkey gravy, cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes, stuffing and green beans.
Orders can be picked up on Nov. 25. Click here to place an order.
The spot known for banquets and receptions will be serving up a Thanksgiving feast to-go this year. Meals will be available for pickup on Thanksgiving day and the following Saturday, Nov. 28.
The menu includes all the traditional favorites "as well as some of our fan-favorite signature items," Royale Orleans wrote on Facebook. Pumpkin pies will come straight from the Blue Owl.
Orders can be placed over the phone by calling 314-487-7006 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pasta and pizza spot in Rock Hill is offering up a Thanksgiving dinner package with all the trimmings.
The package from Farotto's costs $95 and serves 4-5 people. It comes with roasted turkey breast, homemade gravy, homemade Italian sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, creamy green bean casserole, cranberry compote and apple pie.
Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. Package pickup is the day before Thanksgiving.
Orders can be placed by emailing email@example.com or by calling 314-962-4155.
Sunset 44 Bistro and Banquet
"It's certainly the kind of year where you should use an excuse not to have to cook that turkey yourself," Sunset 44 Bistro wrote in a post on Facebook announcing plans for curbside turkey day meals.
The restaurant has three options for those looking to skip the kitchen prep this year.
Customers can get two entrees and a bottle of wine for $40. The entree options include pork tenderloin, filet mignon (add $10) and fried chicken. Sunset 44 Bistro also has a full a la carte menu that includes turkey, appetizers and desserts. Customers also can pick out a full classic Thanksgiving meal.
Food should be preordered by calling 314-965-6644. Pickup will be available on Thanksgiving day from noon-7 p.m.
The popular Irish restaurant is offering to do the cooking for you this year.
The Maggie O'Brien's dinner package feeds 8-10 people and includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls, gravy, butter and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. The dinner costs $140.
Meals must be preordered by 2 p.m. on Nov. 22 by calling 314-842-7678. Pickup will be the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery
The popular restaurant in Kimmswick known for its scrumptious pies will offer up an entire Thanksgiving meal to-go this year, "seasoned with love," The Blue Owl wrote on Facebook.
The meal comes with roasted turkey, Blue Owl dressing, homemade mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, dinner rolls and butter and choice of sides, including sweet potato crisp, green bean casserole, country-style green beans and sweet 'n creamy corn. Desserts, pies and extra sides can be added on for an additional fee.
The deadline to order is Nov. 21. Pickup is Nov. 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 636-464-3128 to place an order.
O'Kanes Kitchen in Cottleville is offering a couple different options for families this Thanksgiving. Portions come in either a size that feeds 4-5 people or 10-12 people. Entrees and sides are bought a la carte and include all of the traditional fixings.
Orders must be placed by Nov. 18. You can fill out an order form online here.