New Orleans Restaurants Offer Take-Out Dishes for Thanksgiving

If you don’t have the time or energy to put together a Thanksgiving meal, these restaurants have you covered

Be a hero with a store-bought pie, like this pecan-pumpkin pie hybrid from Gracious Bakery.

The holiday season is a time to celebrate, give thanks, and gather with those most dear to our hearts. Just as important, it’s a time to stuff our faces with a cornucopia of traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving dishes. We kid! Sort of. The reality of holiday season, though, is that someone always gets stuck with the stress of preparing the meal. Take some of the pressure off, as several restaurants around the city are offering great take-out options this holiday. Were you guilted into hosting a gathering this year? Don’t fret! These restaurants have you covered this Thanksgiving.

Brigtsen’s is offering a holiday take-out menu that includes traditional Thanksgiving sides like cornbread dressing, candied sweet potatoes, and popcorn rice. In addition, the restaurant will be offering gumbo, butternut shrimp bisque, and a selection of pies and desserts. Call (504) 861-7610 to place your orders.  

Cochon Butcher is once again supplying meats including turkeys, boudin-stuffed turkeys, jambalaya-stuffed chickens, and whole hogs. Consider this restaurant a one-stop shop, as it will also be serving sides like mac and cheese and green bean casserole along with an assortment of fresh baked pies, cakes, and cookies. Orders must be placed by Nov. 19. View the menu online here, and call (504) 588-7675 to place an order.

Desi Vegas is taking orders for turkey breast, salad, and a wide variety of sides including shrimp mirliton dressing. You will also find turtle soup and seafood gumbo on the menu. All orders must be made by the end of the day on Nov. 17. Visit the website here, and place orders by calling (504) 523-7600.

Deanie’s Seafood (Bucktown) is offering Louisiana seafood classics to add to your traditional Thanksgiving. Orders can be picked up at the restaurant’s Bucktown location only. Check out the menu here, and call (504) 831-4141 for orders.

Gracious Bakery is the place to go for an assortment of homemade sweet and savory breads, cakes, pies, and pastries. Their specialty this holiday is the twofer pie — pumpkin pie layered on top of pecan pie. Pre-orders must be made by Monday, Nov. 21, with a 15 percent discount offered to those who order by Nov. 17. Check out the full menu here, and call (504) 301-3709 to order.


Willa Jean has got all things both savory and sweet on its Thanksgiving take-out menu. Order the roulade of turkey breast, and choose from several side options like baked pimento mac and cheese, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry and citrus cranberry sauce. In true Willa Jean fashion, the dessert line-up is extensive and includes apple pie cake; sweet potato, pineapple, and toasted honey marshmallow pie; and spiced rum cake among other sweets. Check out the full menu here