Thanksgiving 2022: Turkey, pumpkin pie & vegan meals to gobble up in Tucson

Local eateries to be thankful for (let them do all of the cooking this year)

Did you know female turkeys don’t gobble and that the song “Jingle Bells” wasn’t meant to be about Christmas? It was meant to be sung on Thanksgiving.

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Here’s another fun fact: you don’t actually have to cook your Thanksgiving meal this year. We’ve rounded up many local eateries that’ll take the cooking (and even hosting) burden off of you so that all you need to do is sit back, relax, and be thankful.

Keep your taters peeled on this list as we’ll continue to update it throughout the season. Also, act fast because a lot of these deals and dinners sell out quickly.

Also, if you’re looking for a vegetarian or vegan Thanksgiving, we’ve got an article for that.

Zona 78 To-Go Thanksgiving Dinner
Last day to order is Monday, November 21
7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Enjoy a Zona 78 To-Go Thanksgiving dinner for 2.  Their to-go meal includes:

  • Oven Roasted Turkey Breast for 2
  • Zona-made sausage stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Turkey gravy
  • Vegetable medley
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Paul’s fresh bread
  • 2 slices of pumpkin pie

Pick up on Wednesday, November 23rd from 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $59 for 2, a steal!

Holy Focaccia Thanksgiving

Pickup available on both Tuesday 11/22 and Wednesday 11/23.

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Holy Focaccia still has availability for Thanksgiving orders.

• Black + white garlic with smoked sea salt
• Rosemary + sage with chive and fennel seed
• Blue corn with cranberry and orange

Cost: $8 for a 6 x 9 loaf. Send a message to Holy Focaccia with your name, order selection, size and pick up day/time

Thanksgiving Brunch at Hilton El Conquistador

Thursday, November 24, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

10000 N. Oracle Rd.

 

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It’s not too late to ditch all your plans and leave the cooking up to the professionals. Celebrate Thanksgiving this year at El Conquistador Tucson.

Cost: $84 per person and children 8 -12 yrs are $23. To make a reservation, call (520) 544-1717.

Revel Sunday School Wine Guide

Sunday, November 20, from 3 – 4 p.m.

416 E. 9th St.

 

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Whether you’re hosting or attending, large party or intimate gathering, be ready with the right wine for the occasion!

On Sunday Revel will be tasting 4 wines and discussing why they are the perfect pairing for the Holidays! There will also be bottles for sale from the tasting.

Cost: $20 per person. Tickets first come first served at www.reveltucson.com/events

PY Steakhouse Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 24, served from 2 – 8 p.m.

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Spring Onion + White Asparagus Bisque at PY Steakhouse (Photo courtesy of PY Steakhouse)

Spring Onion + White Asparagus Bisque at PY Steakhouse (Photo courtesy of PY Steakhouse)

PY Steakhouse will happily do all the cooking and cleanup this Thanksgiving.

Choice of Starter:

  • Butternut Squash Soup with salt crusted pecans, crispy sage
  • Fall Harvest Salad with greens and brussel sprouts, dates, goat cheese, almonds, horseradish

Choice of Entrée

  • Broad Breasted White Turkey Dinner, sous vide breast, confit leg, family style sides*
  • House Brined + Smoked Ham with grilled pineapple jam, family style sides

Thanksgiving Sides

  • Yams + chiltepin marshmallow
  • Traditional stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Giblet gravy + cranberry sauce

Choice of Dessert:

  • Traditional Pumpkin Pie
  • Cinnamon whipped cream and streusel
  • Traditional Pecan Pie with cinnamon whipped cream and streusel

Cost: $75 per person. Call 520.324.9350 to make your reservation.

Pinnacle Peak Tucson

Pickup is on Wednesday, November 23 

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Pinnacle Peak slow cooks their turkeys in a mesquite pit oven, resulting in juicy and tender meat *drool*. Turkeys are fully cooked (14 – 16 lbs precooked weight) and just need to be reheated and enjoyed!

They are only taking orders through November 21 (or until they sell out), so reserve yours today! Call 520.296.0911 to reserve.

Cost: $79.99.

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting with 5 Points

Thursday, November 12
756 S. Stone Ave.

Hang out with the 5 Points Crew & guest winemaker Tony Coturri. You’ll taste 5 wines that were cherry-picked for drinking before, during, and after an autumnal feast. Snack on delicious and relevant paired treats from 5 points chef Miles Bartlett while you learn about and taste the perfect Thanksgiving wine.

They’ll pour, taste & educate while you sip & snack. After the tasting, mill about, ask questions, and snag these wines before everyone starts panicking that they’re sold out.

Cost: $10 per person.

For more information, visti eventbrite.com.

TAKE & BAKE THANKSGIVING DINNER FROM THE DUTCH

Pickup is on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23
5340 E. Broadway Blvd.

It’s a no-fuss Thanksgiving thanks to The Dutch which is offering a ready-to-eat Thanksgiving meal. Their “Take & Bake” will include the following:

  • Caramelized Apple & Butternut Squash Soup
  • Fresh Baked Bread
  • Cranberry Compote
  • Green Beans with Crispy Bacon
  • Yukon Mashed Potatoes
  • 10-12 lb Mountain Grown Turkey
  • Mushroom & Sage Stuffing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Yam Casserole with an Apple Pecan Crumble
  • Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Comes in single-use pans with all cooking instructions included! Just order, pick up, bake & serve.

Cost: $185 and should feed up to eight guests. Pick up available Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

For more information, visit toasttab.com

Si Charro! Thanksgiving with Barrio Charro

Pickup is on Wednesday, November 23 and Thursday, November 24
3699 N. Campbell Ave.
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Barrio Charro is here to make your life easier this Thanksgiving. You have the option to order either a fully prepared, ready-to-heat and serve, medium-sized (approximately 18 pounds pre-cooked weight) all-natural turkey or a fully prepared dinner for up to six people.

Cost:  $139.95 for the turkey or $249.95 for the Turkey Meal Kit which will include:

  • Medium Sized Fully Cooked All-Natural Turkey
  • Barrio Charro Bread & Tamal Stuffing
  • Chef Gary’s Smoked Ancho Gravy
  • Chef Gary’s Poblano Mashed Potatoes
  • Charro Family Esquites – Mexican Street Corn
  • Chimichurri Green Beans & Nopalitos
  • 6 Chef Carlotta Pumpkin Tamales With Cranberry Chutney

For more information, visit sicharro.com.

Thanksgiving Fiesta Buffet at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Thursday, November 24
2021 N. Kinney Rd.

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Desert Museum members are invited to spend Thanksgiving at the museum. They’ll be serving their twist on a Thanksgiving spread such as a 12-hour slow-cooked chile-rubbed turkey, a chipotle pineapple glazed black forest ham, and a vegan Southwest vegetable tamale all served with a myriad of turkey day fixins.

You can call (520) 883-3046 or email aboudoin@craftculinary.com to set up your reservation for 11 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m. Cost: $65 for adults and $29 for children.

Membership discount is available for Turquoise members and above. A Desert Museum admission ticket or membership is required to participate.

For more information, visit desertmuseum.org

Thanksgiving Treats from HattenBatter

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Wow your dinner guests with some of HattenBatter’s treats. This year’s offerings include a DIY kit, paint-your-own cookies, mini cookies, a pie set, personalized options, place settings for your Thanksgiving table, cookie cards, and a half-dozen platter.

For more information, visit hattenbatter.com

“Everything But the Turkey” with the Gourmet Girls

Last day to order is Sunday, November 20
5845 N. Oracle Rd.

Gourmet Girls is providing everything but the turkey and items can even be ordered dairy-free.

For more information and to order, call (520) 408-9000.

Thanksgiving Potluck at Monkey Bar

Thursday, November 24
1120 S. Wilmot Rd.

Image provided by the Monkey Bar on FacebookThe Monkey Bar is bringing back its annual Thanksgiving potluck. The team will be providing a basic Thanksgiving meal with ham, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole, but this is a potluck — feel free to bring a side or a dessert. Food is free along with a drink purchase.

For more information, follow Monkey Bar on Facebook

Thanksgiving at Pastiche

Thursday, November 24
3025 N. Campbell Ave. #121

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Back by popular demand, Pastiche is back with its yearly Thanksgiving festivities.

Please note: This is not their finalized menu. Keep an eye on Pastiche’s website for the finalized menu.

For more information, visit pasticheme.com

Smoked turkey & more at Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Thursday, November 24
1801 N. Stone Ave.

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BroJos wants to do the cooking (and cleaning) for you this Thanksgiving. They’ll have seating available from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and are offering a three-course dining experience. You can view the full menu here.

Or you can also order now for Thanksgiving pickup. Choose between a whole smoked turkey and all the fixins, a smoked turkey breast only, or a whole smoked turkey without the fixins.

Cost: $60 per person for the three-course dine-in meal or $140 – $225 for Thanksgiving pickup.

For more information, visit brotherjohnsbbq.com

Thanksgiving Cannoli by Mafia Kitchen

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Thanksgiving cannolis anyone? Right when you feel like you can’t possibly take another bite of food, finish strong with a cannoli. Mafia Kitchen is creating some truly special and unique cannolis that are sure to be a hit wherever they’re served.

For more information and to order, call (520) 261-2193 or reach out to Mafia Kitchen on Facebook.

Thanksgiving Dinner with Flora’s Market Run

Place your order by Sunday, November 20
2513 E. Sixth St.

This Thanksgiving, Flora’s is thrilled to be offering its made-from-scratch turkey dinners with all the fixins. You can also reserve just the sides and freshly baked pies.

A little turkey told us that last year all of their rolls sold out, and with good reason (last day to order is Sunday, November 20).

For more information, visit florasmarket.com

Thanksgiving Brunch at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Thursday, November 24
7000 N. Resort Dr.

Here’s an idea: Thanksgiving Brunch! Join Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for a delicious Thanksgiving buffet featuring Cider Brined Turkey, Leg of Lamb, and decadent desserts. The meal will be served brunch style with
tableside mimosas, and a Choice of three different Dragoon Brewery draft beers.

Cost: $105 per adult and $55 for children 6-12.

For more information and to make your reservation, visit resy.com.

Bountiful THANKSGIVING at JW MARRIOTT STARR PASS RESORT

Thursday, November 24
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

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Executive Chef David Fransua has designed a lavish Thanksgiving buffet menu that includes all of the traditional holiday favorites combining the restaurant’s trio of cultures incorporating Mexican, cowboy, and Native American flavors. The holiday menu will feature breakfast specialties all day, carving stations featuring prime rib, herb-roasted turkey, guajillo-crusted swordfish, an extensive raw bar, an impressive charcuterie station, traditional sides, and of course delectable desserts.

Cost: $85 for adults and $29 for children ages 6 -12. Children 5 years and younger are complimentary.

For more information, call (520) 791-6064.

Maynards Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

Pickup is on Thursday, November 24
311 E. Congress St.

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Imagine if all you had to do to prepare a feast for up to six people is to stop by Maynards from noon – 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving and pick up your entire spread — wine included. Maynards is doing just that!

Cost: $315.

For more information and to order, visit hotelcongress.com.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cup Cafe

Thursday, November 24
311 E. Congress St.

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Cup Cafe is featuring a Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Choose between a sage and chili slow-roasted turkey breast, coffee-rubbed slow-roasted prime rib, or even a vegan option consisting of roasted beet, cauliflower, and portabella mushroom. All options come with sides and desserts.

Cost: $60 per person and $25 for kids under 12.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com and reserve your spot by calling (520) 798-1618.

Vegan Thanksgiving at Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Thursday, November 24
2990 N. Campbell Ave. #120

Who said Thanksgiving can’t be vegan? Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ “ThanksLIVING meal” includes:

  • Roasted Vegan Turkey
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Stuffing & Mushroom Gravy
  • Corn & Salad
  • La Baguette Parisienne Rolls
  • Pumpkin Pie or Apple Betty

Cost: $28.99 per person.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (520) 325-7766.

Thanksgiving Eve at Pita Jungle

Wednesday, November 23
7090 N. Oracle Rd. #128

 

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This Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, November 23) visit Pita Jungle for Wine Wednesday deals and holiday catering options. Perfect for the night before the big day, because who wants to cook the day before Thanksgiving? They’ve got healthy family meals to go, starting at $49 (feeds four adults).

Wine Wednesday includes half-priced bottles of wine and Jungle Vino varieties for only $13 a bottle.

For more information, visit pitajungle.com.

Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and Star Wars. Her love of food and drink takes her to places far, far away.

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