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10 Last-Minute Restaurant Meals for Thanksgiving Takeout in the Triangle

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It has been a YEAR, and don’t you deserve an easy Thanksgiving? If you’re staying home and avoiding large family gatherings (like the CDC and North Carolina health officials advise you to do), you can further simplify the Thanksgiving dinner equation by ordering your meal from one of the many Triangle restaurants doing takeout this holiday. Think of it as a win-win situation; less kitchen cleanup for you, and much-needed support for local restaurants struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

Here are 10 Triangle restaurants offering everything from simple sides to the whole meal this Thanksgiving. Offerings and influences span the globe and you can choose to pick up just a pie or have the whole meal taken care of, but however you go about it you can be thankful you did your part to stay safe this year and help out some amazing area restaurants.

Note: both The News & Observer and WRAL also have roundups of area restaurants and their Thanksgiving dine-in and/or takeout options.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Coronato

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101 Two Hills Rd, #140
Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 240-4804
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Chef Teddy Diggs is offering an Italian Holiday Wine package for $45 to pair with a Thanksgiving meal. One red wine, one white wine, and one sparkling wine come with each package, and for those who grow tired of leftovers Coronato will be offering a Thanksgiving weekend special on November 27 and NOvember 28 including Roman style pizza, salad, sides, and tiramisu for dessert. Order online for both the wine package and the Thanksgiving weekend package.

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2. Tandem

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200 N Greensboro St #1a
Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 240-7937
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While they will also be open for dine-in, you can order Tandem’s family style feast for pickup as well. Turkey, sweet potato mousse, brioche stuffing, and mini desserts like pecan pie and pumpkin roulade are featured on the menu. Call (919) 240-7937 by November 24 to order for pickup up on Thanksgiving Day.

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3. Picnic

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1647 Cole Mill Rd
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 908-9128
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Beloved Durham barbeque joint Picnic has a special order menu for Thanksgiving that includes mains like smoked ribeye steaks and a whole smoked ham alongside sides such as mac and cheese, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes with gravy. An assortment of desserts is also available. Call 919-908-9128 to order for pickup in Durham or Raleigh on November 25.

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4. Alley Twenty Six

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320 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
(984) 439-2278
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This downtown Durham mainstay is offering everything but the turkey. Sides include sweet potato casserole, herbed sausage stuffing, and even quarts of turkey gravy. Order online, and grab some of their house made syrups or tonics for your Thanksgiving cocktails when you pick up your order. Order online, pick up November 24 or November 25.

5. Littler

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110 E Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 374-1118
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Chef Amanda Orser is offering a dinner for four featuring a half turkey; a sous vide breast and confited leg, thigh, and wing join chanterelle stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and more. Order online, pick up November 25.

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6. Kō•än

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2800 Renaissance Park Pl
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 677-9229
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Normally a go-to for Southeast Asian cuisine, Kō•än is offering a more traditional Thanksgiving menu this year. Let them prepare your whole meal or order a la carte from a menu that includes herb roasted turkey breast, glazed ham, smoked potato puree, and garlic green bean casserole, among other items. Pies and ice creams also available. Order online for pickup on November 25.

7. Sitti

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137 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 239-4070
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Put a Lebanese spin on the holiday with a full meal from Sitti. The package, which feeds six to eight people, features a za’atar-rubbed turkey and sides including pomegranate cranberry sauce, stuffing with olives, golden raisins, and almonds, and a pumpkin cheesecake with a baklava crust. Order online, pick up November 25.

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8. Benchwarmers Bagels

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500 E Davie St STE 107
Raleigh, NC 27601

If you’ve decided to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner let Benchwarmer’s take care of breakfast the next day. The Holiday Bagel Packs include a dozen assorted bagels, and you can add on items like their house made lox, apple butter, or cardamom buns. Order online, pick up mornings leading up to Thanksgiving Day.

9. Locals Oyster Bar

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500 E Davie St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 594-1459
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Cheesy crab potatoes, smoked oysters, and a shrimp cocktail platter are just a few of the seafood-centric offerings from Locals Oyster Bar this year. If you’re tired of turkey why not give their low country boil kit a try? Order online, pickup in Durham or Raleigh November 24 or November 25.

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10. Union Special

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2409 Crabtree Blvd #102
Raleigh, NC 27604
(984) 200-3094
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Pastry chef Andrew Ullom and his team have you covered on the dessert front. Choose from a variety of baked goods including butterscotch pecan pie, Parker House rolls, roasted veggie stuffing, or a box of chocolate chip cookies. Order online for pickup November 24 and November 25.

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1. Coronato

101 Two Hills Rd, #140, Carrboro, NC 27510
Coronato Pizza/Facebook

Chef Teddy Diggs is offering an Italian Holiday Wine package for $45 to pair with a Thanksgiving meal. One red wine, one white wine, and one sparkling wine come with each package, and for those who grow tired of leftovers Coronato will be offering a Thanksgiving weekend special on November 27 and NOvember 28 including Roman style pizza, salad, sides, and tiramisu for dessert. Order online for both the wine package and the Thanksgiving weekend package.

101 Two Hills Rd, #140
Carrboro, NC 27510

2. Tandem

200 N Greensboro St #1a, Carrboro, NC 27510
Tandem/Facebook

While they will also be open for dine-in, you can order Tandem’s family style feast for pickup as well. Turkey, sweet potato mousse, brioche stuffing, and mini desserts like pecan pie and pumpkin roulade are featured on the menu. Call (919) 240-7937 by November 24 to order for pickup up on Thanksgiving Day.

200 N Greensboro St #1a
Carrboro, NC 27510

3. Picnic

1647 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Picnic /Facebook

Beloved Durham barbeque joint Picnic has a special order menu for Thanksgiving that includes mains like smoked ribeye steaks and a whole smoked ham alongside sides such as mac and cheese, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes with gravy. An assortment of desserts is also available. Call 919-908-9128 to order for pickup in Durham or Raleigh on November 25.

1647 Cole Mill Rd
Durham, NC 27705

4. Alley Twenty Six

320 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

This downtown Durham mainstay is offering everything but the turkey. Sides include sweet potato casserole, herbed sausage stuffing, and even quarts of turkey gravy. Order online, and grab some of their house made syrups or tonics for your Thanksgiving cocktails when you pick up your order. Order online, pick up November 24 or November 25.

320 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701

5. Littler

110 E Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701
Littler Durham/Facebook

Chef Amanda Orser is offering a dinner for four featuring a half turkey; a sous vide breast and confited leg, thigh, and wing join chanterelle stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and more. Order online, pick up November 25.

110 E Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701

6. Kō•än

2800 Renaissance Park Pl, Cary, NC 27513

Normally a go-to for Southeast Asian cuisine, Kō•än is offering a more traditional Thanksgiving menu this year. Let them prepare your whole meal or order a la carte from a menu that includes herb roasted turkey breast, glazed ham, smoked potato puree, and garlic green bean casserole, among other items. Pies and ice creams also available. Order online for pickup on November 25.

2800 Renaissance Park Pl
Cary, NC 27513

7. Sitti

137 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Sitti

Put a Lebanese spin on the holiday with a full meal from Sitti. The package, which feeds six to eight people, features a za’atar-rubbed turkey and sides including pomegranate cranberry sauce, stuffing with olives, golden raisins, and almonds, and a pumpkin cheesecake with a baklava crust. Order online, pick up November 25.

137 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601

8. Benchwarmers Bagels

500 E Davie St STE 107, Raleigh, NC 27601

If you’ve decided to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner let Benchwarmer’s take care of breakfast the next day. The Holiday Bagel Packs include a dozen assorted bagels, and you can add on items like their house made lox, apple butter, or cardamom buns. Order online, pick up mornings leading up to Thanksgiving Day.

500 E Davie St STE 107
Raleigh, NC 27601

9. Locals Oyster Bar

500 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
oysters Locals Oyster Bar /Facebook

Cheesy crab potatoes, smoked oysters, and a shrimp cocktail platter are just a few of the seafood-centric offerings from Locals Oyster Bar this year. If you’re tired of turkey why not give their low country boil kit a try? Order online, pickup in Durham or Raleigh November 24 or November 25.

500 E Davie St
Raleigh, NC 27601

10. Union Special

2409 Crabtree Blvd #102, Raleigh, NC 27604
Union Special/Facebook

Pastry chef Andrew Ullom and his team have you covered on the dessert front. Choose from a variety of baked goods including butterscotch pecan pie, Parker House rolls, roasted veggie stuffing, or a box of chocolate chip cookies. Order online for pickup November 24 and November 25.

2409 Crabtree Blvd #102
Raleigh, NC 27604

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