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Wichita restaurants and caterers also will cook Thanksgiving meals to go

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Restaurants and caterers cook. That’s what they do.

And they’re happy to do the work on the most important meal of the year for Wichitans who don’t cook.

Here’s a list of many of the places that are cooking and smoking turkeys, hams, turduckens or entire Thanksgiving meals.

Turkeys and hams

B&C Barbecue, 355 N. Washington, 316-263-8815: Selling smoked 12- to 14-pound turkeys for $36.95 and hams that vary in price and weight. Pick up by 4 p.m. Nov. 25. Call for reservations.

Delano BBQ Co., 710 W. Douglas, 316-260-4950: Selling 13-pound smoked turkeys for $39.95, and seven-pound double smoked hams for $42.95, and 8- to 10- pound spiral ham for $49.95. Deadline for ordering is Nov. 21. Pick up by 3 p.m. Nov. 25.

Fresh Market, 1800 N. Rock Road, 316-315-0020: The grocery store allows customers to order turkeys, hams and full Thanksgiving meals online and pick them up in the store. Cooked turkeys range from $2.49 to $4.49 a pound. Cooked turkey breasts are $4.99 to $9.99 a pound. Pickups can be scheduled from Nov. 21 to Nov. 26. Hams and turducken also are available. Find the online order form at www.thefreshmarket.com.

Gone Wild BBQ, 128 S. Seneca, 316-393-9580: This catering company serving 10- to 20-pound turkeys either smoked ($40-$60) or deep-fried ($55-$90) or hickory-glazed, bone-in, spiral-cut, double-smoked hams for $50 for a half or $100 for a whole. Order deadline is Nov. 21; pickup available on Nov. 25.

Green Acres, 8141 E. 21st St., 316-634-1088: The Bradley Fair location of the local grocery store is serving cooked all-natural turkeys for $6.99 a pound and organic turkeys for $8.99 a pound. They must be ordered by Nov. 22 and picked up no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 25. Call for reservations or visit the store and fill out an order form.

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q, 233 S. West St., 316-945-9550; 1200 S. Rock Road, 316-618-7227; 662 E. 47th St. South, 316-522-7636; 3550 N. Woodlawn, 316-684-1945; 8821 W. 21st St., 316-721-7775: Selling 12- to 14-pound smoked turkeys for $35 or 5.5-pound smoked hams for $40. Pickup is available until 8 p.m. on Nov. 25. Call for reservations.

Hungry Heart, 222 S. Commerce, 316-440-7542: Selling 12-15 pound turkeys for $40. Order by Nov. 18. Pickup by 7 p.m. Nov. 25.

Pig-In, Pig-Out, 1003 E. 13th St., 316-263-7474: Selling 14-pound smoked turkeys for $38.99 or two for $75.99 and whole unsliced hams for $9.99 a pound that are approximately 7 pounds. Pickup until 6 p.m. Nov. 25.

Two Brothers BBQ: The local restaurant chain will sell 12- to 14-pound smoked turkeys for $39.99 and half hams for $64.99. Pickup is available until 9 p.m. on Nov. 25, and reheating instructions will be included. Make reservations by Nov. 23 by calling one of these five stores: 3134 E. Douglas, 316-978-9990; 300 S. Greenwich, 316-683-1330; 8406 W. Central, 316-729-7755; and 1701 W. Central in El Dorado, 316-452-5522. The restaurant requests 24 hours’ notice on hams and three days’ notice on turkeys.

Whole Foods, 1423 N. Webb Road, 316-630-8484: The grocery store allows customers to order turkeys, hams and full Thanksgiving meals online and pick them up in the store. Cooked turkeys range from $7.99 to $8.99 a pound. Fully-cooked spiral-sliced hams are $9.99 a pound. Turduckens are $6.99 a pound. Find the online order form at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

When Pigs Fly, 7011 W. Central, 316-295-2150: Selling 12- to 14-pound smoked turkeys for $37.99 and 8- to 10-pound spiral-cut hams for $42.99. Pick up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 25.

Full-meal options

Dillons: Local Dillons stores will sell full meals that serve six to eight people and range in price from $49.99 to $89.99. They’ll come with reheating instructions. For a list of meals available, visit https://www.dillons.com. Call your neighborhood Dillons for details.

Eberly Farms, 13111 W. 21st St. N., 316-722-3580: The farm serves spiral cut, hickory smoked glazed hams or smoked turkeys served with mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green beans and dinner rolls for $12.99 a person, 25 meal minimum per order. Pickup is available until noon on Nov. 25. Make reservations soon.

Fresh Market, 1800 N. Rock Road, 316-315-0020: The upscale grocery offers a dinner that feeds five to seven people for $84.99 that includes a cooked turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish and 12 yeast rolls. For $139.99, there is a meal that serves six to nine people and includes turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, corn souffle, green beans with bacon and 24 yeast rolls. Reheating instructions are included. Pies and cakes also are available. Call for reservations.

Green Acres, 8141 E. 21st St., 316-634-1088: The Bradley Fair location of the local grocery store also is serving complete meals that serve four to six and range from $99 for an all-natural turkey with sides or $139 for an organic turkey with sides. Meals must be ordered by Nov. 22 and picked up no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 25. Call for reservations or visit the store and fill out an order form.

Olive Tree Catering, 2949 N. Rock Road, 316-681-1100: Latour is selling a dinner package that will feed up to 22 and includes a 20- to 24-pound roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans and rolls for $187.95. A smaller package serves up to 16 and has a 12- to 14-pound turkey and costs $136.95.

Stroud’s, 3661 N. Hillside, 316-838-2454: The restaurant will serve turkey or ham dinners with sides for $21.99 a person, $11.99 for ages 10 and under. Includes roasted turkey or smoked ham entree with sides. Pick up on Thanksgiving Day.

Taste and See, 255 N. Washington, 316-260-4233: Take-home dinner option No. 1 serves 8-12 people and includes a 10-pound turkey or ham, four family-style sides and two desserts for $120. Option No. 2 serves 12-16 and includes a 14-pound turkey or ham, six sides and three desserts for $150. Deadline to order is Nov. 23. Pickup is Nov. 25 or Thanksgiving Day.

When Pigs Fly, 7011 W. Central Ave., 316-295-2150: Serving complete holiday meals that feed 12 to 14 people. Meal with a smoked turkey plus rolls and two sides is $61.99. Same deal with a smoked ham is $67.99. Place orders by 8 p.m. Nov. 21. Pick up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 25.

Whole Foods, 1423 N. Webb Road, 316-630-8484: The upscale grocery store is offering full Thanksgiving meals that can be ordered online. There are several options, ranging from $39.99 for a vegan holiday dinner for two to a $169.99 roasted organic turkey dinner for eight. Pickups can be scheduled from Nov. 21 to 26. Find the online order form at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

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