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5 places to buy Thanksgiving dinner to go in metro Atlanta

Planning a big Thanksgiving dinner is for the birds.

This year, stress-less and save time by ordering dinner to-go—from turkeys and all the trimmings to appetizer to desserts. Contact the following restaurants in Fulton, North Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties to place your order for pick-up. Take it home and in an instant, dinner will be served.

Fulton County

Skip spending the day in the kitchen this holiday season and pre-order a Thanksgiving feast featuring a fried turkey with cornbread stuffing, butternut squash soup, mixed fall green salad, roasted sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cranberry white chocolate bread pudding and an apple or pecan pie. Offered at Serpas True Food , a dinner party for four is $140 or $255 for eight. All orders must be placed by noon on Nov. 20; pick up will be available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 23.

659 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-688-0040,

Cobb County

If you want to cook the turkey and not much else, this option is for you. Muss & Turner’s is offering a slew of sides including mac and cheese, herb roasted fingerling potatoes, grits and smoked chicken liver mousse for $10.93 - $39.63 each. Sides can serve up to 16, depending on the item. Place orders by 5 p.m. Nov. 19; pick up will be available Nov. 22 – 23.

1675 Cumberland Pkwy. S.E., Smryna. 770-434-1114,

Gwinnett, North Fulton, Fulton and Cobb counties

The Fresh Market is offering just-right dinners starting with the traditional option: a 10 – 12 pound cooked turkey with gravy, potatoes, herb stuffing, cranberry relish and yeast rolls. The aforementioned serves eight to ten people and costs $79.99. For a  group of 12 – 14 people, opt for the deluxe dinner which includes the same items from the traditional menu but in larger sizes plus a carving ham, corn soufflé and smoky green beans in bacon sauce for $139.99. Orders can be placed online or in-store; pick up will be available Nov. 21 – 23.

Various locations,

DeKalb County

This Thanksgiving, hosts and guests can kick back for a four-course holiday meal of slow roasted turkey breast and gravy; farmer’s salad; bread pudding with bourbon glaze for dessert; and the choice of three traditional sides including mashed potatoes, collard greens with Applewood bacon and ancho-smoked gouda mac and cheese. This to-go feast is offered at Wahoo! Grill and ideal for six to eight people. The cost is $133.75 (including tax). Place orders by Nov. 17 for pick up 3-6 p.m. Nov. 23.

1042 W. College Ave., Decatur. 404-373-3331,

North Fulton County

Hosting your own family feast? Skip the supermarket and treat your guests to a 12 – 14-pound apple-brined and smoked turkey along with Madeira gravy and sage-corn spoonbread from Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails . This big bird is ideal for six to eight guests and costs $85. Sides are available upon request. Order online by Nov. 18 for pick-up Nov. 22 – 23.

800 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta. 770-817-0161,

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