Where to dine-in or carry-out in Asheville this Thanksgiving

Pastry chef Kelsianne Bebout's sweet potato meringue pie. I Photo via @beebowbakes

Want to celebrate the day of thanks, but not planning on cooking a full dinner this year? Don’t quit Thanksgiving cold turkey — we’ve got you covered with where to dine-in + carry-out for Thanksgiving dinner.  What could be butter? 

Where to dine-in:

Bargello, 7 Patton Ave. | Thanksgiving Day, 12-8 p.m. 

  • A prix-fixe, multi-course meal that includes autumnal salads, deep fried turkey breast, and sides. We’re talking — chive whipped potatoes, herb + sausage stuffing, and braised collard greens. Reservation only.

Carmels Kitchen & Bar, 1 Page Ave.  I Thanksgiving Day, 12-8 p.m. 

  • Southern-inspired a la carte offerings. 

District 42, 7 Patton Ave. | Thanksgiving Day, 12-10 p.m.

  • A pizza bar will be available for walk-ins. 

Fork Lore, 43 Town Square Blvd. I Thanksgiving Day, 12-7 p.m. 

  • Enjoy a feast with citrus + herb-brined turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, yeast rolls with molasses butter, and pumpkin pie with cinnamon chantilly, all served family style at the table. Call (828) 209-2715 to reserve your table.

Hemingway’s Cuba, 15 Page Ave. I Thanksgiving Day, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • Stop in for its regular full menu, its Thanksgiving Day breakfast, or dinner menu for Cuban-infused eats like empanadas, mojo green beans, fried sweet plantains, and sazon gravy.

Isa’s French Bistro, 1 Battery Park Ave. | Thanksgiving Day, 12-8 p.m. 

  • Head downtown for a three course prix fixe menu with entrée selections of herb-brined turkey breast, salmon, vegan sausage ragout, and steak frites. Reserve your spot online or call (828) 575-9636.

Morgan’s Comics, 600 Haywood Rd. | Thanksgiving Day, 6-9 p.m. 

  • Though not a restaurant, this beloved West Asheville comic shop has issued an open invite to anyone who’d like to attend its Thanksgiving potluck

Pack’s Tavern, 20 S. Spruce St. | Thanksgiving Day, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

  • This annual buffet has plenty of space for walk-in guests and features traditional fare such as turkey, dressing, glazed ham, mashed potatoes, collards, sweet potatoes, and desserts. Call (828) 225-6944 to make reservations (the last reservation time is 6 pm)

Post 25 Kitchen + Lounge, 2155 Hendersonville Rd. | Thanksgiving Day,  12-7 p.m. 

  • Indoor + outdoor seating available for a homestyle dinner featuring an entree of turkey, ham, or prime rib. Call (828) 676-2577 for reservations, or order by Nov. 19 for Thanksgiving Day pickup at 11:30 a.m. 

Where to carry-out:

67 Biltmore, 67 Biltmore Ave. | Orders must be placed by Wed., Nov. 17. 

  • Order ahead to pick up savory dishes, like herb gravy, french green beans, and roasted turkey, on Wed., Nov. 24

Beebowbakes  | Accepting orders until Nov. 20. 72 hours notice required

  • Let All Soul Pizza’s pastry chef Kelsianne Bebout whip up your Thanksgiving dessert. DM her to nab pies like smoked apple + brown sugar buttermilk. Better still? BeLoved Asheville will get 10% of the proceeds

Bear’s Smokehouse, 135 Coxe Ave. | 72 hours notice required

  • Choose Turkey Day classics a la carte, or purchase feasts that feed up to eight people.

Black Bear BBQ, 800 Fairview Rd. | Email order by Sat., Nov. 13.

  • Choose from a half or whole smoked turkey or chicken for the main dish. Other entrees sold by the pound include smoked turkey breast, Chinese five-spice pork belly, smoked sausage, and veggie BBQ. 

Buxton Hall Barbecue, 32 Banks Ave.  | Orders must be placed by Nov. 18 

  • Order handmade pies in flavors including caramel spice banana pudding, sweet potato, and chocolate + orange pecan to pick up Nov. 23 or 24. 

Chef Andreas | Order by Sat., Nov. 20.  

  • Share any dietary restrictions and allergies you may have with the former Chef de Cuisine at Posana for a full, multi-course meal that includes an entree, sides, and dessert. 

Doc Brown’s BBQ | 1320 Smokey Park Hwy. | Order must be placed by Mon., Nov. 22 

  • Call for smoked turkey breast, mac and cheese, and sweet potato souffle.

New Stock Pantry, 175 Clingman Ave. | Pick up on Wed., Nov. 24

  • Snag classics like cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, gravy, and apple or pumpkin pies that you can quickly warm at home. 

Post 25 Kitchen & Lounge | Order by Fri., Nov. 19. 

  • For pickup on Thanksgiving Day, choose between a variety of proteins, sides, and desserts. 

Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, 1455 Patton Ave. + 3749 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Order by Sun., Nov. 21. 

  • Pimento cheese, deviled eggs, mac and cheese, and banana pudding are highlights from this menu. Served cold with heating instructions. 

Smoky Park Supper Club, 350 Riverside Dr. | Orders must be placed by Mon., Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

  • Entrust these talented chefs with your whole meal, from smoked organic turkeys, kale salad with vegetables, to oysters and dessert. 

The Thirsty Vegans | (941) 350-3054

  • This plant-based + vegan catering biz can prepare food for Thanksgiving dinner, brunch, or dessert.

 Where to shop local ingredients: 

Eat More Bakery, 547 Elk Park Dr. | Mon., Wed., Fri., 3-5 p.m. 

  • Gluten-free + vegan pies, rolls, and pie crusts. 

Mother Earth Food 

  • Pre-order whole, local hams + turkeys, or grab ready-to-bake pies, biscuits, and any other ingredient you may need handy in your kitchen for the week. 

NY Butcher Shoppe, 200 Julian Shoals Dr., Arden  | Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m, Sun., 12-6 p.m.

  • Make your centerpiece a pre-brined Joyce Farms turkey. Reserve ASAP at (828) 676-0594.