Thanksgiving is nearly here! If you’re looking to spend more time with friends and family and less in the kitchen preparing the meal, then here are some Thanksgiving ideas so you don’t have to cook (everything).


Want the all-American Thanksgiving dinner of a perfectly seasoned slow-cooked turkey this Thanksgiving, but don’t want to put in the labor? Head down to Bobby-Q and pre-order your very own 12 to 14-pound turkey for just $55. 

This award-winning Turkey special has been center stage for Thanksgiving dinners all across the valley since 2005. The hassle-free turkey is hand-rubbed with a custom blend of spices and slow roasted over almond and mesquite wood to give it the signature taste. 

Want more than just the turkey? Look no further! Bobby-Q allows for a la carte purchases or packages that come with the turkey, a quart of mashed potatoes, a quart of fire-roasted corn, a pint of gravy and eight cornbreads all for just $75. 

All pre-orders must be made at least 72 hours in advance; pick up will be on November 22 from 11 in the morning to 7 at night at both the Phoenix location and the Mesa location. 

Phoenix address: 8501 N. 27th Ave 

Mesa address: 1610 S. Stapley Dr. 


TEXAZ Grill’s chicken fried turkey dish. (Provided photo by TEXAZ Grill)

If you’re looking to settle the inner cowboy in you, head over to TEXAZ GRILL this Thanksgiving and enjoy the limited time chicken fried turkey dish. 

The fresh turkey breast cutlet is lightly seasoned and lightly breaded, then deep fried to a crispy golden color. The four-day special is served with a white cream gravy, homemade mashed potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce, all for just $10. Or come to TEXAZ GRILL for dinner and order the meal, the turkey, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, bread and butter and a house salad for $15. 

The special will run from November 19th through the 22nd.  TEXAZ Grill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

TEXAZ GRILL is located in Phoenix at 6003 N. 16th St. 

True Food Kitchen 

True Food Kitchen
True Food Kitchen’s Squash Pie

Trying to find a way to add some healthy into your Thanksgiving feast, True Food Kitchen has the solution. Pre-order the Squash Pie, a gluten-free and vegan substitute to the pumpkin pie. The savory, not-too-sweet flavorful pie is available for pre-order until the 19th. Pick up will be available at both locations on November 21st and 22nd. The squash pie is just $22. 

True Food Kitchen is located at the Biltmore: 2502 E Camelback Rd. and at the Scottsdale Quarter: 15191 N Scottsdale Rd. 

Common Ground Culinary family of restaurants 

Common Ground Culinary
Grassroots Apple Pie (Photo provided by Common Ground Culinary)

Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, Twisted Grove Parlor & Bar, Wally’s American Gastropub and Sweet Provisions will be featuring mouth-watering to-go pies, ranging from pumpkin, apple, butterscotch pecan and coconut cream. 

Phoenix’s Grassroots Kitchen & Tap will be offering pumpkin, key lime and coconut cream. Twisted Grove Parlor & Bar, off of Camelback, will be housing a apple and Butterscotch pecan varieties. 

All pies must be ordered 72 hours in advance and cost $24 each. 

Twisted Grove locations: 8220 N. Hayden Rd. and 3160 E. Camelback Rd. 

Sweet Provision: 8120 N. Hayden Rd. 

Grassroots Kitchen & Tap Gastropub: 8120 N. Hayden Rd. and 2119 E. Camelback Rd. 

Wally’s American: 7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. 

Rudy’s BBQ 

Rudy’s BBQ will be catering its holiday turkey breast a la carte for just $40. Rudy’s BBQ will also have its signature ham special for $50. Both the turkey or the ham can be ordered as a whole or sliced and hot or cold. All orders must be made 24 hours in advance. 

Rudy’s BBQ is located at 7300 W Chandler Blvd and 845 Litchfield Rd 

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix 

Provided photo by LUSTRE Rooftop Bar

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering a Thanksgiving stravaganza including a “Thanksgiving Eve on the Rooftop” party at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar, Thanksgiving brunch and dinner at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails and a discounted hotel stay. 

Kick off your Thanksgiving holiday with the “Thanksgiving Eve on the Rooftop” party held on November 22, at eight at night. The party will be catered with wild turkey samplings and prizes and giveaways all night long. The party will be open to the public, 21 years and older. 

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails will open for Thanksgiving brunch at 10 in the morning until two in the afternoon. They will be featuring their entire lunch menu along with a la carte brunch specials; two eggs any style with bacon or sausage roasted potatoes and toast, fried chicken and waffles with honey butter and maple syrup, and brisket and butternut hash with green chili, potatoes and farm fresh egg. The restaurant will be serving dinner from three in the afternoon to nine in the evening featuring their entire dinner menu. Thanksgiving specials include, butternut squash soup, pumpkin gnocchi with pork belly, slow roasted red bird farms turkey with mash potatoes, pumpkin pie and bourbon pecan pie. Reservations recommended. 

To top it off, the hotel will be offering discounted rates when you stay three nights or more, rates starting at $179 per night or 25 percent off Deluxe Guestrooms. 

Hotel Palomar Phoenix is located at 2 E Jefferson St in Phoenix. 

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa 


Spend Thanksgiving dinner overlooking the Sonoran Desert and breathtaking sunset at the Sanctuary resort and spa. The hotel is serving a holiday feast prepared by executive chef and Food Network Star Beau MacMillan. 

At the Sanctuary’s signature restaurant, Elements, guests can receive a four course meal from a Pix-fixe menu. 

The dinner will include the traditional turkey dinner with chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry apple relish and giblet gravy, guests will have the option of duck confit raviolis, citrus grilled swordfish and honey hoisin glazed short ribs. 

Desserts will include a ginger pumpkin tart with maple cookie crust and toasted bourbon marshmallow or a cinnamon cheesecake with autumn fruit compote. Dinner will be served between 12 noon and eight at night for $95 a person. 

The Thanksgiving buffet at The Views Ballroom will be held from 11 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon and is priced at $85 a person. The buffet will feature a carving station. 

For both options children can dine for $25, reservations are required. 

The Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is located at 5700 E McDonald Dr.