Enjoy Thanksgiving Labor-Free: Five Places In and Around Denver That Are Sure to Satisfy

Thanksgiving arrives every year, a coveted event that allows us to enjoy all our favorite foods with family and friends. Although there are many holiday tensions, putting food on the table shouldn’t be one of them. This year, Denver offers the community the opportunity to take the hassle out of cooking while allowing everyone to enjoy a hearty family meal alongside loved ones.

Whether you’re craving holiday favorites or looking for a remix of the classics, the Best of Denver has you covered with plenty of Thanksgiving banquet options for both dine-in and take-out. Enjoy the foods of the season with these five hot spots.

Photo courtesy of Urban Farmer via Facebook.

Where: 1659 Wazee Street, Denver

Hours: Thursday November 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The detail: Urban Farmer Denver promises a great Thanksgiving dinner for those interested in a delicious mix of traditional holiday favorites or creative new dishes. This Thanksgiving dinner experience includes a charcuterie for the table, followed by three courses. Reserve a place and experience this memorable dinner that is sure to satisfy you. Priced at $85 for adults and $40 for children 12 and under, Urban Farmer Denver’s full Thanksgiving menu includes:

Sausages for the table – homemade and artisan selections of meats and cheeses, along with mustards and preserves

First course (to choose one)

Local greens – vegetable shavings, apple, crispy quinoa and local honey vinaigrette

Chilled Shrimp – spicy tomato jam, pickled red onion and cucumber

Yellow Pea Soup avocado and english peas

Sweet potato gnocchi – mushrooms, caponata and pumpkin oil

Entry (choice of one)

thanksgiving turkey raised in colorado honey roasted breast and braised leg spiced in natural juice

roast rib blackened foie gras butter

6 oz. Fillet – Premium corn-fed beef from King Farms of California

Cauliflower Steak – coconut broth, pumpkin puree and dried cranberries

Salmon – shiitake and root vegetable broth

Dessert (choice of one)

Traditional Pumpkin Pie – house whip

Chocolate cake – dulce de leche, dark chocolate and orange

Hearty holiday sides include:

Homemade blueberries – Orange marmalade

Mashed Red Potatoes – fresh cream and chives

Cornbread Filling – fennel sausage and nuts

Baked Yams – maple sage bourbon butter

Brussels sprouts – browned butter, house bacon butter, and nugget seed butter

Photo courtesy of The Bindery via Facebook.

Where: 1817 Center Street, Denver

Hours: wednesday and Thursday 23 and 24 November from 12:00 to 14:12

The detail: Linda Hampsten Fox and the incredibly talented team behind the binding graciously offer yourself to complete all of their Thanksgiving cooking this year. Their dinner package starts at $380 and serves 6 to 8 people. The lineup includes:

12-16 pounds roasted whole turkey with rosemary and sage gravy and finished with figs, bay leaves, and blood orange

Fresh Cranberry Apple Blood Orange Relish

Wild mushrooms, rabbit chorizo, cornbread, sourdough filling

Brussels sprouts with pearl onion

Black Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Lime

Add additional sides including:

Truffle macaroni and cheese

Kale salad with apple, red onion, cranberries, manchego, crispy quinoa and Bindery’s bleu dressing

Chipotle and walnut soup

artisan sourdough

potato rolls for dinner

The 9-inch cakes are also offered in several flavors, including:

apple and pear caramel

Pumpkin Ginger Pecan

chocolate chess cake

pumpkin cookies

Book here for pick up on Thursday, November 24.

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Photo courtesy of Woodie Fisher via Facebook.

Where: 1999 Chestnut Place, Denver

Hours: Dinner available from 11 am to 4 pm and pickup available from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on November 24

The detail: Woodie Fisher presents the Mile High City with a delicious Thanksgiving meal inspired by all the classics and regular holiday favorites. Starting at $65 per person, book while you can, as this meal is one of a kind. This party includes:

Roasted Turkey Breast

Whipped potatoes with crème fraiche

Porcini Sauce

Classic Herb Stuffing

Cranberry sauce

Brussels sprouts WF

WF Chicory Salad

rolls

Bourbon pecan tart with fresh whipped cream

Photo courtesy of Stoke & Rye via Facebook.

Where: 126 Riverfront Ln, Avon

Hours: Breakfast 7:00 am – 11:00 am, Special Party 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The detail: Widely known for its modern American cuisine and river views, Stoke & Rye offers a modern take on the acclaimed Thanksgiving feast with a festive twist. This site is the perfect choice for those craving a getaway or sampling the nearby mountain views. Buffet-style, this feast costs $95 for adults and $30 for children ages 5 to 12. Add a $40 wine pairing to wash it all down. Reservations must be made in advance on their website. This Thanksgiving spread includes:

soups – Roasted Butternut Squash and Smoked Potato and Roasted Leeks

salads – C.Olorado Quinoa Salad and Wedge Salad

Tickets – Herb Roasted Turkey, Sakura Pork Tenderloin, Rib Rib, and Grilled Colorado Sea Bass

sides Green Beans with Brown Butter and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Christmas Desserts – Carrot cake, pecan cake, pumpkin truffles, assorted cupcakes, cheesecake and more

Photo courtesy of American Elm via Facebook.

Where: 4132 West 38th Avenue, Denver

Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The detail: Don’t trust anyone else to fry your turkey to perfection? No problem! American Elm has you covered with all the drinks, sides, and desserts you need to complete your Thanksgiving meal at home. Known for its American cuisine, casual dishes, and cocktails, this place has endless love to give. Available for pre-order and starting as low as $9, American Elm offers plenty of holiday favorites to pick up. Your available side options include:

Am Elm Cookie Filling

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

turkey gravy

Southern Green Bean Casserole

charred broccolini

macaroni and cheese

Desserts to preorder:

Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Whipped Cream

Butter cake (per piece)

Pre-order wines by the bottle including:

Fidora Prosecco DOC Spumante Brut ($25)

Guilhem & Jean-Hugues ‘Goisot’ Chablis Faucertaine 2018 ($50)

Bodegas Los Bermejos Volcanic Malvasia Lanzarote ($45)

Montepeloso ‘Eneo’ IGT Toscana 2019 ($50)

Col di Lamo Brunello di Montalcino 2015 ($80)

American Elm also offers Chatham Artillery Punch for the holidays. Their Punch Kit for Four ($120) includes Lairds Aplle Brandy, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, Hampden Estate Rum Fire, oleo saccharum and a 375ml bottle of Bisol Valdobbiadene Brut.

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