And for these, we are thankful.

Did you draw the last straw and now you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year? Or did you promise to bring a dish or two to someone else’s Thanksgiving? Maybe you’ve got the basics covered, but need an extra pair of hands to finish out your Thanksgiving feast? These local spots can get you all mmmms and ohhhhhs without breaking a sweat.

McCabe Pub

Customers may provide their own baking dish for McCabe Pub to prepare a take-home version of any of their family recipe casserole favorites. Their squash, broccoli and sweet potato casseroles are must-have items on the Thanksgiving table as well as their homemade apple crunch, pumpkin pie and red velvet cake. Bulk items such as Sister Schubert rolls, tea punch and seasonal soups are also available for purchase. Orders can be placed starting now and will continue throughout the holiday season. The deadline to order for Thanksgiving is Monday, November 20 (pick up by by November 22), and the deadline for Christmas is December 16, and pick up by December 23.

The Food Company

This tiny spot in Bandywood is a must-visit spot for any last-minute Thanksgiving needs. The Food Company chooses the most popular items from the holiday catering menu and stocks the fridge on both Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to Thanksgiving. Catering options are available for whole Thanksgiving meals serving up to six, tasty side dishes such as truffled corn pudding and seasoned roasted asparagus and even brunch options for the holiday weekend. The Thanksgiving order deadline is Thursday, November 16, and orders can be picked up until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.

Something Special

There’s something special about the premier catering company on Heady Drive in Belle Meade. Owner Frances Pilkington explains, “We are traditional cooks of the highest quality, and that’s just it.” From creamed potatoes and sliced beef tenderloin to stuffed dressing and pumpkin pie, Something Special has it all. This year they are featuring the complete Thanksgiving meal, which includes turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce and a vast array of sides, cakes and pies. If dessert is what takes the cake for your family, Something Special has a full menu of cakes and pies, including gluten-free chocolate truffle cakes. Something Special will be open until 6:00 p.m. on November 22.

Chef’s Market

This one’s a bit off the beaten path but oh, so worth it. Let the staff at Chef’s Market create a warm, comforting meal for your family this Thanksgiving. Items can be purchased individually to supplement your holiday meal, or whole Thanksgiving feast packages are available starting at $230 to serve 12 people. You won’t want to miss the “Radiate!” package, which includes an herb-crusted turkey with Riesling gravy, three accompaniments, homemade cranberry pecan relish, butter rolls and choice of one memory-making cake. Other mouth-watering items include Chef’s famous spinach con queso dip, Tennessee cheese straw chicken tenders, blueberry & goat cheese flatbread, smoked gouda mac n’ cheese, squash casserole and salted caramel apple pie. The Thanksgiving order deadline is noon on Friday, November 17 and orders can be picked up until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.

When you need an extra pair of hands helping with your holiday cooking, what are some of your favorite go-to places around town?

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