Thanksgiving to Go: Oak Park and the Western Suburbs

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends over delicious food. But sometimes, that can also mean a lot of work. So if you’re looking to avoid cooking, no problem. These places have you covered so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening. And with a variety of different options for Thanksgiving dinner — from classic to southern spins — there’s an option for everyone. So this year, we’ll meet you at home for Thanksgiving, so you don’t have to do all of the work.


But don’t wait too long! Preorders are ending soon. 


Oak Park

Carnivore Oak Park


Carnivore in Oak Park, IL, is a haven for meat lovers and barbecue enthusiasts. This specialty butcher shop and smokehouse offers a mouthwatering selection of high-quality meats, including premium cuts of beef, pork, poultry, and sausages. With a skilled team of butchers and a passion for traditional smoking techniques, Carnivore provides an exceptional culinary experience. It is a go-to destination for those seeking top-notch meats and flavorful barbecue - especially for Thanksgiving!


This year, you can preorder different-sized turkeys, as well as a wide range of delicious sides, such as:


Classic stuffing

Oyster stuffing

Mashed potatoes

Cranberry sauce

Turkey gravy


They also feature party platters, such as artisanal trays, shrimp trays, and more! Orders are due by November 19th.


Find out more here



Citrine Cafe


Citrine Cafe is a neighborhood eatery in Oak Park known for its vibrant menu. With a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Citrine Cafe offers a range of delicious options catering to various dietary preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Whether you're stopping by for a nourishing bowl, a flavorful salad, or one of their artisanal coffee creations, Citrine Cafe provides a welcoming and wholesome dining experience - especially for Thanksgiving. 


This year, Citrine will be open Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. They will be serving their regular menu with a holiday Thanksgiving special. 


They also offer a carry-out package - including turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, and carrot cake. 


But orders must be placed by November 21st for pickup on November 23rd. 


Reservations are highly suggested for dining in. 


You can call (708) 948-7328 or visit their website




Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits


Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits, located in Berwyn, is a charming and eclectic dining establishment known for its creative fusion of Mediterranean and global flavors. The restaurant offers a diverse menu that features inventive dishes, craft cocktails, and an extensive wine selection, and this year, they’re serving great sides and cocktails to-go for Thanksgiving. 


You can choose from:


A fall market salad

Smoked roast sweet potatoes

Creamed spinach and

Classic mashed potatoes


Plus, cocktails like their holiday selection six pack or blood orange gimlet kit. 


Click here to find out more. Orders must be placed by Friday, the 17th!



Baby Gold Barbecue 


Babygold is an American barbecue restaurant attached to Fitzgerald‘s, a historic Chicagoland music venue in Berwyn. At this incredible smokehouse — where casual meets quality — you‘ll find fantastic food, delicious cocktails, and even an excellent patio for outdoor dining.


The menu is rooted in traditional American barbecue recipes, where you can find incredible briskets and ribs, plus authentic po'boys, salads, and delicious small plates — like chargrilled oysters.

This means you’ll find some odes to those incredible flavors in their amazing Thanksgiving plates, which include:


BBQ smoked turkey
Cornbread stuffing
Green bean casserole
Mashed potatoes
Gravy baby!
Cranberry sauce
Dinner rolls
And, of course, pumpkin pie 

You can schedule for a November 22nd pickup, and your order comes with heat and eat instructions! All orders are due by November 17th. 

Click here to find out more or call and place an order. 





Old Warsaw


There are a few ways to avoid cooking on Thanksgiving. There’s the:
I’ll do a little bit, but order out some. 
Let's just cater, but I’ll still host. 
And then, there’s the truly low stress, let’s just go somewhere. 


That somewhere is Old Warsaw. 


They serve up an incredible Thanksgiving feast that is all-you-can-eat, buffet style. So there’s no measuring, no cooking, no mess — just exactly what you want on each and every plate. And you don’t have to eat your vegetables if you don’t want to. 

From sliced turkey and carved ham off the bone to potato pancakes and pierogies. A Thanksgiving at Old Warsaw will be a Thanksgiving to remember. 

But we’d recommend acting fast because the tables are sure to fill up. 


Click here to find out more or reserve your table. 





Beach Avenue Barbeque 


Beach Avenue BBQ was formed in 2016 by two neighbors who loved barbequing and smoking meat in their backyards for family and friends. Impressed with each other’s skills, Juan and Christopher formed a friendship around their shared passion for making great food for the people they love.


After some urging from family and friends, they started making food for local events and farmers' markets, and the reception was so positive that Beach Avenue Barbeque was born. 


You can try any of their delicious food year-round, so why not start with Thanksgiving dinner?


On the menu, you’ll find:


Smoked turkey

Bone in ham

Smoke wagyu brisket

Red-skinned garlic mashed potatoes

Sweet potato mash with honey butter

Brussel sprouts

Boudin stuffing

Mac and cheese

Homemade cranberry sauce

Bourbon pumpkin pie

Smoked pecan pie


Click here to place an order. 


Pre-orders last through November 19th! 



Bori Mex Grill


For those seeking a hassle-free Thanksgiving dinner to go, Bori Mex Grill, a new local favorite, offers an enticing option. They provide catering services for parties, events, and gatherings throughout the month of November, ensuring a stress-free holiday feast for your family, office, or special event. With the flexibility to accommodate groups of 20 to 30 people, Bori Mex Grill offers a delicious and easy option for Thanksgiving this year.  

On the menu, you’ll find:

Whole turkeys and pork legs
Puerto Rican and Mexican-style rice
Elbow Salad
Mac n Cheese
Carrot Cake
And more!

For a delectable Thanksgiving meal, reach out to them at 708-215-1294 and leave the cooking to the professionals!


Forest Park



Apart from their awesome name and incredible light-up sign, Starship Restaurant and Catering in Forest Park has fantastic food. And although you can go there for any of their mouthwatering subs or hot sandwiches, they’re also serving up a Thanksgiving menu you won’t want to miss. 


Their Thanksgiving feast options include:


5 lb Turkey roast

Candied sweet potato bake

Garlic mashed potatoes

Herb roasted carrots


Brussels sprouts and bacon

Cranberry pecan sauce


All sides are available in full and half pans. 


So, as the old saying goes, live long, prosper, and let the people eat delicious food on Thanksgiving. 

Click here to learn more.

Orders must be placed by November 17th! 



La Grange


Blackberry Market 


Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can sometimes be overwhelming, especially making all those sides to go along with the main entree.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just make your turkey or ham and have someone do the rest?


That’s where the Blackberry Market comes in. This year, they’re helping out in the kitchen by prepping up some of your favorite Thanksgiving sides with their “everything but the turkey menu.”


Enjoy any of their incredible creations like:


Spinach and sausage stuffing

Mashed potatoes

Brown sugar pecan sweet potatoes

Roasted vegetable medley

Green beans with sauteed mushrooms

Homestyle gravy

Cranberry chutney

House rolls

Rosemary almond crackers

Fresno cheese dip


And for dessert? Try their cinnamon roll round with icing, the apple pie, or pumpkin pie tart. 


Click here to find out more or place an order. 


All orders are due by Sunday, November 19th! 

River Forest


New Rose Catering


New Rose Catering in River Forest is known for its delectable culinary offerings and top-notch service. With a diverse menu ranging from elegant gourmet dishes to comfort food classics, they cater to various events and occasions, including weddings, corporate gatherings, special celebrations, and holidays!


This year, they’re serving up whole dinners, a la carte sides, and turkey (each serves 8).


On the menu, you’ll find:

Oven-roasted turkey

Mashed potatoes with turkey gravy

Roasted vegetables

Stuffing with fried sage (vegetarian)

And a field green salad (vegetarian and gluten-free)


Click here to learn more or order. 

All orders are due by November 21st! 





La Barra


La Barra is a local Italian restaurant that dishes up all your favorites. From delicious appetizers and salads to pasta and pizza, there’s something for everyone here. 


They also have amazing specials like buy one get one pizza and pasta Tuesday, half-price Wine Wednesday, or their incredible Thanksgiving feast special. 


You can order a classic Thanksgiving meal for the whole family.


Classic Thanksgiving Meal (Serves 8-10), includes:


Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Green Beans Almondine

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Brioche Stuffing

House Made Gravy

Cranberry Relish

Dinner Rolls


Ala Carte Sides (Half pan - Serves 8-10), includes:


Lasagna Marinara 

Caesar Salad 

Mac N' Cheese

Green Beans Almondine

Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes 

Brioche Stuffing


Orders are due by Sunday, November 19th.


Click here to find out more!

Meet us for a Delicious Thanksgiving Meal


Or better yet, enjoy it stress-free from your couch or wherever you’d like! 


This year, why not leave the cooking to the chefs and savor a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner? Let the culinary experts handle the feast, ensuring a delicious and memorable holiday celebration for all.