It’s almost turkey time, GVL. Thanksgiving is coming up Thurs., Nov. 24, and with the way these last few weeks have flown by, you may be planning your Thanksgiving day meal.
We asked you for your favorite spots for Turkey Day staples + put together a list of local options to build a meal for the entire family. Could 2022 could be the year you host an entire Thanksgiving without needing to cook a single thing?
Is your favorite dish missing from our list? Let us know what’s got to be on your table.
The Main Event
Mike and Jeff’s Barbecue, 2401 Old Buncombe Rd. | BYOT. Drop your thawed or frozen turkey off next week + for $35 they’ll smoke your bird and have it ready for pick up Wed., Nov. 23.
Lewis Barbecue, 214 Rutherford St. | Pick up smoked turkey breast or switch things up with Texas-style brisket. Don’t forget the green chile corn pudding + mac and cheese.
Sausage Stecca Stuffing | Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, 205 Cedar Lane Rd. | Made with Stecca bread, sausage + chicken stock (all house-made), this dish is also made with love in the Swamp Kitchen.
Mac and Cheese | Fork and Plough, 1629 E. North St. | Is it even Thanksgiving if there isn’t southern-style mac and cheese on the table?
Sweet Potato Soufflé | Ji-Roz, 644 N. Main St., #100 | Reader Margaret says she picks up what she needs from Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, but she leaves “the best sweet potatoes” to Ji-Roz.
Squash Casserole | Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, 420 Laurens Rd. | Cheesy, squashy goodness is on the menu, but good luck placing your order without adding on some Coca-Cola Cake.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Hester General Store, 1735 Hester Store Rd., Easley | Keep your eye on Instagram for when pre-orders open for this sweet twist on a Thanksgiving classic, with gluten free and vegan options available.
Pumpkin Pound Cake | The Pound Cake Man, multiple locations| If you’re looking to go in a different direction from pie, you can’t go wrong with a different take on a fall-favorite flavor or 70+ other flavors.
Want everything from one spot? Larkin’s has a take and bake kit for eight people including turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cornbread stuffing, green beans, rolls + an apple cake for dessert.
Looking to eat out? Gobble over to Kidding Around Greenville for a list of local restaurants serving your Thanksgiving favorites this year.