Thanksgiving Roundup in Chicagoland

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Fortunately, Chicagoland offers man choices for ordering great food for Thanksgiving. We, at Chicago Splash Magazine, offer wishes for a lovely celebration.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) invites you to support your favorite Andersonville bakeries, restaurants, bars and other retailers this holiday season by shopping locally for Thanksgiving pies, meals to-go and other specialty items. Many neighborhood eateries will also be open for dine-in service this year, so make your reservations early. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Andersonville Holiday Meals Page.

Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving Pies & Sweets

Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery (1477 W. Balmoral Ave.) is offering a variety of gluten free and vegan pies, bars, cookies, biscuits and more. Orders taken via a new online order form until Thursday, November 18 (or until they reach capacity). 

First Slice Pie Cafe (5357 N. Ashland Ave.) features more than 15 types of sweet pies, plus quiches, savory pot pies, soups, side dishes and more. Order online or stop by the store and fill out an order form for pick-up November 22 – 24.

First Slice Coffee Toffee Pie. Photo courtesy First Slice

Gadabout (5212 N. Clark St.) is introducing a new Thanksgiving pie menu featuring Mutsu apple & miso caramel, chai spiced pumpkin with coconut whip and Mexican chocolate pecan. Pre-orders are open through Tuesday, November 16 for pick-up November 22 – 24.

Gadabout Mutsu miso and apple pie. Photo courtesy Gadabout

Lost Larson (5318 N. Clark St.) offers pies and other sweets including a decadent Basque cheesecake, along with a variety of homemade breads, wine and more. Accepting limited pre-orders online for pick-up Tuesday November 23 and Wednesday, November 24.

Lost Larson Pear Chocoalte Tart. Photo by Timmy Gibbons

m. henry (5707 N. Clark St.) features Thanksgiving pies and a variety of other sweets. Call (773) 561-1600 for orders. 

A Taste of Heaven Bakery & Cafe (5401 N. Clark St.) invites you to stop by the shop or call for sweets, side dishes and all your Thanksgiving needs.

Thanksgiving Meals To-Go

Let Bar Roma (5101 N. Clark St.) do the cooking this year with Chef Ramos’ family style feast, featuring cider brined roasted turkey, sage gravy, whipped garlic potatoes, classic green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, pretzel rolls and bourbon pecan pie. Place orders online before Friday, November 19 for pickup on Wednesday, November 24. 

Bettie Lou’s (5633 N. Ashland Ave.) is taking pre-orders for Southern-style fried turkey, macaroni and cheese, yams, greens and dressing. Call (312) 725-2247 to place orders for pick-up on Thursday, November 25.

Bettie Lou’s. Photo courtesy Bettie Lou’s

Big Jones (5347 N. Clark St.) is cooking up a specially crafted menu including a variety of starters, Cajun style deep-fried turkey with stuffing and gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, skillet-charred Brussels sprouts, pumpkin pie, white chocolate dipped bourbon balls and their signature battery punch. Vegetarian entrée alternative: toasted Iroquois white corn & acorn tamale “bombe” filled with acorn squash, Hen of the Woods mushrooms, dried cherries, sage and peelcorn oat gravy. Order online while available for pick-up on Thursday, November 25.

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar (5553 N. Clark St.) is serving sides and dessert to-go including artichokes, crispy Brussels sprouts and goat cheese cheesecake with spiced cranberry compote. Also enjoy a variety of wine pairings including sparkling cava, rose, white and red, plus the Uvae Manhattan for two and spiced Syrah with dried orange garnish. Order online through Monday, November 22 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 24.

Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar. Photo courtesy Uvae

Parson’s Chicken & Fish – Andersonville (5721 N. Clark St.) Chef Hunter’s homestyle Thanksgiving dinner for two includes a whole fried Amish chicken, jalapeño cornbread, tomato & bacon braised green beans, creamed corn and mashed potatoes and gravy. Plus, classic Parson’s extras like Ponderosa salad, hush puppies, mac and cheese and more are available to add-on. Pre-orders are available through RESY through Noon on Tuesday, November 23. Pick-ups are available on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am – 5 pm.

Parson’s Chicken & Fish. Photo by Alex Hupp


Dine-In or Take-Out for Thanksgiving

Andie’s Restaurant (5253 N. Clark St.) is open Thanksgiving Day for dine-in, pick-up and delivery from 11 am – 7 pm.  Serving individual roasted turkey dinners or “Full Turkey Package” including turkey, stuffing, sides and pumpkin pie. To place your order or make a reservation, call (773) 784-8616.


Fireside Restaurant (5739 N. Ravenswood) Dine in and enjoy turkey with all the trimmings, prime rib or regular menu items. Wash it down with a Fireside’s holiday cocktail including a boozy pumpkin spice latte, the “O, CANADA!,” autumn sangria and house Glögg. Reservations can be made on RESY. The catering menu includes both full turkey (serves 8-10) and half turkey (serves 4-5) dinners for pickup and delivery. Each comes with gravy, green beans, cranberry chutney, herb stuffing and a choice of mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes. Pies are also available. Individual turkey dinners will be available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day between 11 am – 4 pm (limit 6 dinners per person). Call (773) 561-7433 to place your order.

Pauline’s (1754 W. Balmoral Ave) is serving up turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy and more on Thanksgiving Day. Now accepting pre-orders by calling (773) 561-8573.

Replay Andersonville (5358 N. Clark St.) features a three-course meal including soup, salad, choice of roasted turkey breast with trimmings or Hen of the Woods mushroom risotto, plus dessert. Plus, sip on a seasonal sweet pumpkin pie cocktail or apple cider mimosa. Taking pre-orders until Monday, November 22. Call (773) 654-1369 to place your order or make reservations.

Replay Sweet Pumpkin Pie Cocktail. Photo courtesy Replay

Coffee and Cocktails


The Coffee Studio (5628 N. Clark St.) is offering its seasonal maple latte: perfectly pulled espresso and steamed milk swirled with real maple syrup and topped with house-made maple whipped cream and sprinkled with some maple sugar crystals. 

Colectivo Coffee (5425 N. Clark St.) welcomes back its “Turkey Trot” Thanksgiving coffee blend in cafés and online for the entire month of November. Café sales of the coffee in the Chicago area as well as a portion of online sales will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Click here for more information.

Colectivo Turkey Trot Coffee Blend. Photo courtesy Colectivo Coffee

KOVAL Distillery (4241 N. Ravenwood Ave.) is hosting a special Thanksgiving Cocktail Class inside the distillery on Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm. Up your cocktail game by learning how to make three festival cocktails featuring cinnamon spice, cranberry and other holiday-inspired flavors – and the recipes are yours to take home. Plus, enjoy a sneak peek inside the distillery and enjoy tasting a limited-edition whiskey. Tickets are available here. Please note: all visitors must show proof of vaccination upon entry.

KOVAL Thanksgiving Cocktail Class. Photo courtesy KOVAL Distillery

Simon’s Tavern’s (5210 N. Clark St.) famous holiday Glögg is available in 32 oz., 64 oz. and 99 oz. jugs. Available for purchase at the bar.

Simon’s Tavern Glögg, Photo courtesy ACC

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar (5553 N. Clark St.) is offering November wine tastings in the new Uvae Fromagerie & Tasting Room. Wine tastings are available Wednesdays and Saturdays both in person or virtually via Zoom. Purchase tickets online.

For more wine, beer and all your holiday cocktail needs, visit Andersonville Wine & SpiritsClark Haus and In Fine Spirits.

Thanksgiving Specialty Items

Helix Cafe (6237 N. Clark St.) Hosting friends for the first time since COVID? Heading home to see the extended family? Helix has you covered with their “Thanksgiving Survival Kit.” Select one bag of HalfWit Coffee Roasters Coffee, one jar of Twidley Bits jam or fruit butter and one candle from Edgewater Candles. Save $5 with this bundle valued at $45 and bring some of Chicago’s best home to your family! Order online here.

Edgewater Candles Photo by Stephan Pearlman

Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.) offers a variety of meats, cheeses, crackers and sweets to add a bit of Swedish flair to all of your holiday celebrations.

For last-minute shopping, snacks, appetizers and other specialty items, visit Ándale MarketCity OliveEdgewater Produce and JB’s Deli.

Tablescapes, Decorations and More

For cookware, holiday décor, flowers and a festive tablescape that rivals Martha Stewart’s, visit Andersonville Kitchen & Bath,Andersonville GalleriaBrownstone AntiquesCassona HomeCity GrangeEdgewater CandlesFive Element Home,FOURSIDEDFoyer ShopGethsemane Garden CenterMercantile MNorcross + ScottRoost and The Wooden Spoon.

FOURSIDED Decor. Photo courtesy FOURSIDED

Four-Legged Friends

Don’t be a turkey and forget your four-legged friends this Thanksgiving! Pick up some holiday treats at Jameson Loves Danger,Kriser’s Andersonville and Urban Pooch.

Finally, don’t forget to compost those holiday scraps – sign up for service with WasteNot Compost.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.

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And in the suburbs

Treat Your Family and Friends to a Delicious
Prairie Grass Cafe Thanksgiving at Home


A la Carte To-Go Menu and Thanksgiving Packages for Two Available
Pre-Order by Thursday, November 18
 
Don’t stress about preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook; 847-205-4433) has you covered with a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to-go menu with all the fixings sure to thrill your family and friends. You may order either a la carte or Thanksgiving Dinner Packages for two.

“The menu provides flexibility so that you can order what you want for a small group or large,” says chef Sarah Stegner, co-owner. “An a la carte menu is also available.”

Pre order your Thanksgiving dinners by November 18. (The restaurant encourages you to order soon as they typically sell out early.) Call (847) 205-4433 to place your order.
 

Family Style Thanksgiving Dinner

Last available order date Thursday, November 18
or until sold out! 
Pick up on Thursday, November 25 between noon and 2pm)

Ask about the great wine selection

Connect with Prairie Grass Cafe

For more information, please call (847) 205-4433 or visit prairiegrasscafe.com. Follow Prairie Grass Cafe on Twitter at twitter.com/prairiegrass847 and twitter.com/sarahstegner; on Instagram at instagram.com/prairiegrasscafe, on Facebook at  Facebook.com/PrairieGrassCafe.

Thanksgiving, Photo: B. Keer

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