Thanksgiving Meals For All :: A Duluth Mom Guide


Thanksgiving Meals For All :: A Duluth Mom Guide | Duluth Mom

I have never cooked a full traditional Thanksgiving meal before, have you?!

Dare I even say it? I am 100% content with a good charcuterie spread and a bottle of Pinot Noir? Like many holidays this year, Thanksgiving is going to bring about new meanings and new traditions. As much as I will miss getting together with my extended family this year, I am actually thankful that I don’t have to travel. My husband always works early on Black Friday, and it seems that we always hit white-out snow storms somewhere along our drive back to Duluth on Thursday evening.

But… that doesn’t mean I feel ready to cook an entire feast on my own!

So, like me, while you stay at home this year and celebrate with your household, check out the fantastic meal options local restaurants have to offer families, and don’t forget the wine and the sparkling grape juice! Things may look different, but we can still take the stress of cooking a perfect meal off the table. Put down a fully-prepared, scrumptious spread instead!

{Just in case you are facing hardship, as many families are right now, there are resources for you, too! Reach out to the organizations; their job is to make sure local families are fed, clothed, and provided for in times of struggle.} 

Resources for families in-need

Damiano Center – Happy Thanksgiving! Breakfast 8:30am-9:30am bagged meal at 4th St. entrance. Lunch is from 10am-11am in the parking lot. {First come, first served.} Take home and heat Thanksgiving meal provided by St. Scholastica Thanksgiving Dinner Program. Dinner is from 5pm-6pm and is a bagged meal at the 4th St. entrance.
Individual Nutrition – nominate a family in need this year for Thanksgiving groceries. Email [email protected]

St. Scholastica Thanksgiving Meal

Turkeys from Fruit of the Vine

Duluth Salvation Army – Christmas Applications for Christmas Dinner and Gifts will be taken Monday, November 2 – Wednesday, November 25, (no weekends) 1-4pm. (No applications will be taken after November 25) Visit their page for more information.

Carlton County Christmas Adopt-a-Child Registration for any Carlton County family in need of assistance with children’s gifts this holiday season.

All registrations must be completed in person. Dates – November 2 – 20, 2020 Times – Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Restaurants and Catering

At Sarah’s Table : Chester Creek Cafe Open 8am-4pm on Thanksgiving day. They will have their regular menu available, plus a turkey dinner with Yukon gold mashed potatoes, sage gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry chutney and stuffing.  $18 per person, or $68 for a family of 4. Please call 218-724-6811 to make your order.

Pie Orders must be made by Monday November 23rd.  Check out their Facebook post for varieties and pricing!

Blackwoods – Orders for our Thanksgiving Family Meals must be placed by Thursday, November 19th. Call Jessica now to secure your pick up or delivery time at 218-625-6147 Order feeds a family of 6 for $130. Meal includes: A whole roasted Turkey, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslay, corn, petit pans and butter, cranberries and pumpkin pie with whipcream.

Traditional Plated Meal{delivery or take-out} can be ordered Thanksgiving Day. To order, simply call or order online. Adults $17 Children $8

Bridgeman’s – Take -out order includes freshly-baked turkey, slice of sourdough bread, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, roasted carrots, cranberries & dessert. Order here.

*ALL income from this Thanksgiving special will be given to the Bridgeman’s staff (cooks, bussers, hosts & servers)! How cool is that?!

Great Harvest – Dinner Rolls and breads. Order and pick-up before November 21st.

Individual Nutrition – Thanksgiving Turkey, Ham, or side dishes! To order email [email protected]. Deadline to order is November 17th. 

Liberation Bakery – Autumn Sampler Box – order by 5pm on November 23rd.

MidCoast Catering Co. – offering a meal for 4 people consisting of Turkey & Gravy, 2 Sides and Rolls for $59.99 + tax.  Add a pie or cheesecake on for additional cost.  Checkout their page for side options and more information.

Orders must be placed by 3pm on November 21st.

Mise en Place Marketplace by New Scenic Cafe – offering meal kits for 2,4 or 8 people.  Order by Noon on November 20th. Check out their website for menu and order details.

Northern Waters Smokehaus – Freshly smoked whole turkey breasts for $15/lbs. Crayo and potato salad sides are suggested, delivery available.

OMCOrder a whole, smoked, free range turkey.  Must order by November 19th.

Pickwick – Open 11am-2pm Thanksgiving day for takeout.  Takeout orders must be placed by November 20th. View the menus on their website.

Silos Thanksgiving DinnerFamily Style Meal  To-Go. $23.99 per person | $12.99 kids 10 & under. Visit their page for menu options and more details. {Orders must be placed by 11/25 at 4 p.m.}

Superior Blooms – The Grateful gift basket – includes a centerpiece, fresh bread, spiced nuts and a locally made candle. {Order by Sunday Nov.22nd}

SuperOne locations – great deals on all the traditional Thanksgiving staple items. Check out their weekly ad.

The Cozy Hen – cheesecake sampler {Please order by Nov. 23rd}

The Minnesota Marshmallow – Pumpkin pie, caramel pumpkin, scotch chatas, caramel apple, honey bourbon, marshmallows with maple and candied pecans. Order by November 24th.

Valentini’s Italian Thanksgiving Take and Bake family meal kits.  Check out their Facebook post for menu choices. Must order by November 24th.

Vanilla Bean is offering traditional pie options, house made Caramel Pecan Bread Pudding or Take & Bake Cinnamon Rolls! Call (218) 834-3714 or visit their website to order.

Whole Foods – Pre-ordered pies must be ordered by November 19th. Thanksgiving Day hours are 7:00am-2:00pm and there will be limited pre-portioned sides and pies available until supplies last. Check out the linked page for Turkey arrival dates and ingredient information.

Yellow Bike Coffee – Rolls, desserts, hot cocoa bombs. Order by November 21st.

Looking for ways to serve or donate? Visit St. Scholastica’s Thanksgiving dinner page to learn more about donating and volunteering, and then check out our Donations & Drives guide!

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Andrea Jang
A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.