There’s nothing like a homecooked meal and homemade desserts on Thanksgiving, but for many of us these days, that’s just not a reality. Maybe you’re a busy working mom strapped for time, or maybe cooking just isn’t your forte. Either way, it’s perfectly okay to get a little help this Thanksgiving.
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Here in Westerly, we are lucky enough to have some great places for fresh, locally made baked goods, desserts, sides and even pre-cooked turkey. If you’d prefer to spend your time relaxing and enjoying the company of your family and friends, here are some places that can help you out with all your Thanksgiving needs. Make sure you place your orders soon though as Turkey day is just around the corner. Happy feasting!
This Westerly favorite will be accepting Thanksgiving orders until 1 p.m. on November 24. Not only do they have amazing cakes, pies, cheesecake and more, but also an assortment of freshly baked artisan breads and rolls. vestabakery.com
Sift Bake Shop
While their new Watch Hill location has closed for the season, the original Mystic shop is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and has an extensive menu offering this holiday season. Thanksgiving orders must be placed by close of business on November 24th and can be picked up anytime on Wednesday, November 27th. Goodies include assorted sweets like cookies, brownies and tarts, as well as breads, savory quiches and breakfast pastries. siftbakeshopmystic.com
Joyce’s Everyday Gourmet
Your one-stop-shop for a complete home-cooked Thanksgiving meal! Order all your sides, pies and even the turkey for a no-hassle and freshly prepared meal for families large and small. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on November 22nd. joyceseverydaygourmet.com
Sandy’s Fine Food Emporium
Everyone’s favorite local grocer can also help make your Thanksgiving a breeze. Their Thanksgiving menu includes all the classic fixings for a holiday meal, from buttery mashed potatoes to herb stuffing with sausage and apples. They’re also offering pies and local, farm-fresh turkeys from Eknok Hill Turkey Farm in Sterling, CT. Inquire at their deli counter about placing an order. Sandysfinefoods.com
Blue Rocks Catering
If you’re looking to elevate your Thanksgiving day menu to the next level, this is definitely your place. Their offerings include various grazing platters such as an artisan cheese board with charcuterie or pate, hearty soups, breads and sides (hello Pumpkin Mac and Cheese and Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole) and sweet treats such as Caramel Apple Pie and assorted cookies. Place your orders via phone or email for pickup on Wednesday, November 27th or Thanksgiving Day before noon. Bluerockscatering.com