Do you need a little help with this year’s Thanksgiving meal? If so, here are the restaurants, food trucks, liquor stores, and bakeries in Central Arkansas with pre-order options, as well as a few places that will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
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Charlotte’s Eats and Sweets: Currently taking pre-orders for pecan, sweet potato, caramel, lemon, cherry, apple, pecan chocolate cream and coconut cream pies. Thanksgiving Eve pickup.
Boulevard Bread Co.: Keep an eye out for Thanksgiving menus at the Heights location and online. Typically, orders may be placed at the Heights location in person or at the Heights location over the phone.
Legacy Wine and Spirits: Legacy will be open on Thanksgiving Day (probably until 5 p.m.) with deliveries cut off at 4 p.m.
Count Porkula BBQ: Count Porkula absolutely has you covered with a full menu of options. Deadline to order is November 20.
Brood & Barley: Keep an eye on their social media for a pre-order menu.
Heritage Catering: Here is Heritage’s full holiday menu.
Esters: If you’re Vegan, then Esters has you covered with a full Thanksgiving menu. Orders will be taken November 4-20, and you will have an opportunity to select a pickup window for Wednesday, November 25.
Rabbit Ridge Farms: Rabbit Ridge’s pre-orders open on November 2 and continue through November 22. Includes appetizers/snacks of Treca’s ham biscuits, bacon jam, custom charcuterie boards, as well as smoked holiday hams, and RRF classic sides (for 12-15 people) of cheesy potato casserole, tangy green beans, cheese grits, and sausage artichoke grits. Pickup on November 25 or 26 (before noon).
Fidel & Co.: Keep an eye on Facebook for details on pie pre-orders.
Seaton’s Scott Place (Scott): Seaton’s is doing smoked turkeys. Pre-orders will be taken throughout November with pickups on Thanksgiving Eve. 501-961-1100.
Gina’s Catering (Benton): They are offering hot pick-up on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s the full menu for the meals.
Rock Bottom BBQ: Smoked turkeys and side items like smoked corn, smoked green beans, and cornbread dressing will be available for pre-ordering, as well as desserts like pumpkin, sweet potato, and apple pie and banana pudding and peach cobbler. Thanksgiving Eve pickup.
Sweet Love, Kelli Marks Pastry Chef: Marks is an at-home baker following cottage bakery rules. Pre-orders available for pumpkin, sweet potato, cranberry apple and pecan pies. No refrigerated pies available.
Blue Barn Bakery (Conway): Taking pre-orders for all desserts and sides, including specialty items like gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and grain-free.
Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom: Keep an eye on their social media for a pre-order menu.
Esters: Keep an eye on their social media for a pre-order menu.
Dave’s Place: Dave’s Place will be doing smoked turkeys, sides, and pies. Pre-order deadline is November 24. Order pickups on Wednesday and Thursday.
DolceLuna Bakery: Keep an eye on their social media for a pre-order menu.
Petit & Keet: Here’s their Thanksgiving Pickup Menu: Whole Roasted Prime Rib Roast (13lbs) $325, Half Roasted Prime Rib Roast (6.5lbs) $175 served with horseradish crème. Sides: Roasted Fall Vegetables (2lbs) $18, Southern Collards with ham hocks (1qt) $18, Poblano Macaroni & Cheese (2lbs) $17, Traditional Cornbread Pudding (2lbs) $17, Potatoes Au Gratin (2lbs) $17, Spinach & Artichoke Dip with house-made everything crackers (2qts) $22. Homemade Pies: Pumpkin $22, Pecan $24, Apple $25. Thanksgiving Feast: $375 (Includes whole prime rib roast, choice of 3 sides, and choice of pie). Place your pre-order by 3 p.m. Monday, November 23. Pick up will be Wednesday, November 25 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday, November 26 between 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cypress Social: Cypress Social Thanksgiving Pick Up Menu: House Smoked Whole Turkey (12-14lbs) $55. Sides: Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potatoes (2lbs) $16, Traditional Corn Bread Dressing (2lb) $16, Bacon & Garlic Roasted Brussels (2lb) $16, Giblet Gravy (1qt) $12. Homemade Pies: Pumpkin $22, Pecan $24, Apple $25. Thanksgiving Feast $125 (Includes all of the above and choice of pie). Place your pre order by 3 p.m. Monday, November 23. Pick up will be Wednesday, November 25 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday, November 26 between 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Custom Smoked by Rick Freeland: Rick will be smoking holiday hams (9-11 pounds), spiral cut and lean. Feeds 18-22. Glazed with Cabernet Franc and honey, then richly flavored with ham dust. Order today: RICKEYBQUE2@YAHOO.COM or call 690-6700. $75, including tax. Cash preferred or checks- Payable to Rick Freeland.Quantities are limited to 96. First ordered, first served. Order Deadline-Noon on November 23.
Diamond Bear Brewing: They will be doing sides and growler specials. Keep an eye on social media for details. Pre-order by November 21. Pickup on November 24-26 (11 a.m. on Thanksgiving).
Po Boys-Po-Boys: Starting November 1, Po Boys will be accepting orders for the holidays, including items like crawfish dressing, bread pudding and crawfish etouffee. Limited number available (20 crawfish dressing, 15 bread pudding, and 20 crawfish etouffee). This round of orders will be for Thanksgiving, and another round of orders will be done for Christmas, starting December 1.
The Southern Standard: Keep an eye on their social media for a pre-order menu.
Fire Dancer BBQ (Benton): Fire Dancer is taking pre-orders for turkeys, hams, and brisket. Keep an eye on Facebook for an exact menu.
Etcetera (Stuttgart): Etcetera will be doing take-away meals. Follow social media for more details.
Bobbie D’s Southern Cuisine: Click here for a link to the holiday menu.
Blue Cake/Honey Pies: Here’s the menu for all of your pie needs. Please note that customers will have to order from Cantrell location to pick up at Cantrell location. Each store has order forms.
Community Bakery: Pies, rolls, and other delights will be available for pre-order.
K Hall & Sons Produce: Thanksgiving sides available by the quart, including yams, greens, cabbage, peas, and possibly dressing. Available starting the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.
Trio’s: Trio’s has a full menu of appetizers, salads, entrees, sides, and desserts. Pick-up on Thanksgiving Eve by 1:45 p.m. Place your order by 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. You must call 501-221-3330 to place your order.
The Pantry: From their award-winning cheesecakes to delicious deviled eggs to charcuterie trays, The Pantry’s catering menu offers many choices. Just call 501 353-1875. They require a 48-hour notice for all bulk items. The Pantry will be closed on Thanksgiving, so all bulk item orders will need to be picked up no later than Thanksgiving Eve.
Burge’s: Of course Burge’s has you covered for all of your smoked turkey and ham needs.
The Pizzeria: Looking for sides and 9 different pie options? Well, the Pizzeria is the place for you. Make sure to get your orders in by November 18 (with a Thanksgiving Eve pickup between 3-5 p.m.)
Low Ivy Catering: Here’s the full menu from Low Ivy Catering, with free delivery for orders of $25+.
42 bar and table: Here’s the full menu from 42. Deadline to order is Friday, November 20 with a pick-up on Wednesday, November 25 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nana’s Organix Grocery Store: Nana’s is offering vegan meals that feed 1, 2-3, 4-6, and 8.
KnightFire BBQ (Searcy): They will be doing Thanksgiving pre-orders. Please check social media for updates.
Delta Biscuit Company: They will be doing Thanksgiving pre-orders. Please check social media for updates.
Keith & Co. Artisan Sandwich Shoppe: Here’s a full Thanksgiving menu. If you wish to place an order, feel free to message their Facebook page or call or text 501-515-1313. All orders must be placed no later than noon on Monday, November 23. All orders will need to be picked up at the Jacksonville location Wednesday afternoon/evening.
Truth Sauce and Seasoning: The seasoning pairs well with turkey, and the sauce kicks up poultry to the next level. You can purchase these products at Drug Emporium or The Curve Market in Scott.
Sugar Joint Bakery: She will be taking orders until November 18, with pickup on November 24. Here’s the full menu of desserts.
Graffiti’s: Graffiti’s will have traditional Thanksgiving dishes with some Italian flair.
Melinda’s Café & Coffee (Hot Springs Village): Here’s a full menu of holiday sweet to order.
Wild Sweet William’s Bakery (Searcy): Wild Sweet William’s Thanksgiving pre-order runs now until sold out (limited quantities). Pickup is Friday, November 20, Saturday, November 21 or Sunday, November 22. Frozen Take & Bake Scones and Thanksgiving-Flavor Assortment 3 Apple Cinnamon, 3 Pumpkin 3 Bourbon Pecan, 3 Cranberry Orange $33. Frozen Take & Bake Cinnamon Rolls (a slightly smaller version of WSW traditional cinnamon roll with sweet cream icing):1 Dozen $30. Frozen Take & Bake Brown Sugar and Spice Rolls with Maple Icing:1 Dozen $30.
Lindsey’s BBQ: Lindsey’s will have ham and turkey meals available, as well as a BBQ platter and plenty of sides.
Keith & Co Artisan Sandwich Shoppe: “Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Keith & Co wants to help make it hassle free for you and your family! We can help you with entrees, sides and desserts. If you wish to place an order, feel free to message here on our page or call or text 501-515-1313. All orders must be placed no later than noon on Monday, November 23. All orders will need to be picked up at our Jacksonville location Wednesday afternoon/evening.”
Here are a few restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day…
YaYa’s: YaYa’s will be serving a Thanksgiving plated dinner for $40 per person. This includes your choice of ham, turkey, or cauliflower steak (or add a filet for an additional $10 per person). It also comes with green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cornbread dressing and rolls. YaYa’s will also have cranberry sauce and your choice of pecan or pumpkin pie.
Verona Italian Restaurant and PattiCakes Bakery (Conway): The two Conway spots are teaming up to offer a free Thanksgiving Day dinner to those in need. Here are all of the details.
Taylors’ Made Café: The plan is for them to be open on Thanksgiving, but please check their social media.
Taj Mahal (Little Rock and Conway): Taj will be open. Contact the restaurant to make sure of the times.
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse: Arthur’s will be open from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thanksgiving. $45 per person, $15 (children 7-12), $9 (children 3-6). The last reservation will be at 3:15. A to-go menu will also be available to pick up on Wednesday or Thursday.