Thanksgiving Planner

Celebrate Thanksgiving in style by saying goodbye to old traditions and hello to newer, fabulous ones. T-day ideas are endless this year because O-town is dishing out a cornucopia of feasts to choose from. Step onto the turkey trail and experience a tasty harvest.

Updated: October 06, 2004

Takeout Turkey

Impress your guests when you bring home a pre-made feast.


Whole Foods Market

1989 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792

Dig into organic turkey with side items. Customers pick from a variety of prix-fixed meal options. Advance orders are requested.


Toojay's Original Gourmet Deli

7600 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Make your Thanksgiving a cinch by utilizing this deli for your Thanksgiving turkey, sides and their delectable desserts.


Publix

741 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Take home a regular or large traditional, holiday meal, which features a succulent, fully cooked turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy and cranberry orange relish.


Catering

Host a stress-free Thanksgiving with the help of these top caterers.


Cuisiniers

5470 Lake Howell Rd, Winter Park, FL 32792

Entertain deliciously by having your Thanksgiving meal catered. The feast includes roasted butternut squash and chestnut soup, a fresh, free-range turkey, homemade dressing, cranberry sauce, Yukon gold mashed potatoes with gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet corn souffle, dinner rolls and pumpkin, pecan or apple pie with whipped cream.


John Michael Weddings

627 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Instead of cooking over a hot stove let a catering company do all of the work and give you a break during this year's Thanksgiving festivities. Just make your menu selections and feel like your Cinderella for the day without the set-up, cooking and clean-up.


HoneyBaked Ham

2924 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Give turkeys a break and go for the pig instead this year. The hams at this food company are smoked for 24 hours and then spiral-sliced for your mouthwatering pleasure. The store also sells side dishes and desserts.


Boston Market

4621 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811

Relax by ordering a rotisserie turkey dinner with fixin's, such as, stuffing and sweet potato casserole to go or have it delivered during Thanksgiving this year.


Restaurants

Dine out this year and make reservations (if required) at one of these top Thanksgiving destinations.


Chef Justin's Park Plaza Gardens

319 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Treat the family to an outdoor garden party in the heart of downtown Winter Park. The five-course meal includes roasted butternut bisque, salad, house-smoked salmon, choices of turkey, cod, pork tenderloin and filet of beef and a pumpkin cheesecake tort.


Hemingway's

1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

Pamper yourself amongst Key West environs and pay homage to Ernest Hemingway at the same time on turkey day at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. The feast includes sliced roasted turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, country-whipped potatoes, sausage stuffing or filet mignon with apple wood smoked bacon.


Artist Point at Walt Disney World Wilderness Lodge Resort

901 Timberline Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Experience the Pacific Northwest with a palette featuring scenic views of streams at Disney's Wilderness Lodge this Thanksgiving. The main course includes turkey, soup, salad and fresh-field greens paired with wine and a delectable dessert.


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

5859 Caravan Ct, Orlando, FL 32819

Get out of the kitchen and chow down on a Thanksgiving meal, which includes the bird with cornbread dressing and gravy, ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry orange relish, two vegetables, corn muffins, biscuits and pumpkin pie.


The Vineyard Grill

4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837

A gourmet buffet awaits you on Thanksgiving at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The meal includes turkey, chilled shrimp, caviar and brunch and dessert items.


B-Line Diner

9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Step back in time and take a trip to the 1950s at the Peabody Hotel's 24-hour restaurant while enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with the tourists.


California Grill

4600 N World Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Spend your Thanksgiving on the 15th Floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort while watching fireworks burst into the air at the Magic Kingdom. The T-day meal includes turkey with chestnut stuffing, whipped potatoes, beef filets with sweet potatoes and pecan pie.


Villa de Flora

6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Celebrate Thanksgiving the Italian way at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The buffet includes sliced turkey and beef, butternut squash soup, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veal, chicken and pumpkin and pecan pies.