From the stuffing, to the sides, the desserts and the pies…

Sorry, I’ve had Ritchy Flo’s brilliant Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally ditty stuck in my head for a few weeks. All it’s done is make me hungry, and finally, the big day is here! But are you scrambling last minute to come up with a dinner (or lunch) plan for Turkey Day? For those visiting from out of town and not sure what to do, fear not, because there’s still time to get you and your crew set for a feast to be reckoned with.

For those that don’t want to deal with the dishes

Don’t feel up to cooking a full delicious dinner and especially don’t want to deal with the dishes? There’s several outing opportunities so you can just let someone else handle all the fixins.

Hannah’s Off the Square • 111 W Mulberry • 940-566-1110 • 11 am-6 pm

The premier Thanksgiving Dinner in Denton is back! Make your reservations in advance for Hannah’s delicious offering, with a special Thanksgiving menu sure to delight everyone. The dinner is $89/adults and $30/children 10 and younger.

Riprocks Bar & Grill • 1211 W Hickory • 940-808-1686 • 1-8 pm

Riprocks off of Fry Street will be having their annual Thanksgiving potluck. Prep a dish to share, bring your friends and get ready to kick back with the football games!

First United Methodist Church Denton • 201 S Locust • 940-382-5478 • 11 am-2 pm

For the sixth year, FUMC Denton is opening their doors to anyone in need of a Thanksgiving meal. The meal here is completely free and open to all. They also seek volunteers to help in 30-minute shifts. Get in the info in the Facebook Event link above.

The Village Church • 709 W Congress Street (Calhoun Middle School) • 940-369-2400 • 11 am-1 pm

Banquet style deliciousness will be served up by The Village Church at Calhoun Middle School next Thursday. No registration needed – just come as you are, ready to eat!

For those who don’t mind some light clean up

Will you be in town and scrambling to come up with dinner? Is prepping the turkey a little too advanced for your cooking style? Then just place an order at many Denton locations and pick it right up! From the full course to sides and desserts, leave the hard work to Denton’s amazing culinary geniuses and take on the task of cleaning your plate with these options!

Ten One Artisan Cheese  515 S Locust St • 940-320-5639 • Order online and pick up Tuesday or Wednesday

Did you just promise to bring an appetizer? Ten One has your back. There will be three delicious cheeses and fall-spiced pepitas to serve 6-8 people in their Thanksgiving Cheese Box, so order soon!

Pie By Kate • Order by Saturday online or at Denton Community Market

Our favorite Market vendor of baked goods, Pie by Kate, still can make your Thanksgiving pie! With everything from delicious fruit pies to pumpkin, buttermilk and chocolate cream, Kate can do it all. Order online by Saturday or drop by the Community Market Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Denton County Historical Park and order in person!

Ravelin Bakery • 416 S. Elm St • 940.382.8561 • Order by Friday

Whether you want to pick up a spot of breakfast or the full dessert offerings, Ravelin is here to help. With a delectable listing of pies, tarts, cheesecakes and breads, you can’t go wrong.

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Juice Lab • 508 S Elm • 940-218-6461 • Order by Monday

Have a person coming to dinner that has food allergies? Juice Lab’s got you covered, with vegan and gluten-free pies, sides and veggies.

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Spiral Diner • 608 E Hickory #100 • 940-514-0101 • Order online

For those who are sitting around a full vegan table, Spiral Diner can make you the whole enchilada (soy, of course). With plant-based roasts, gluten-free sides and yes, even delicious pies and cookies, everyone can have the Thanksgiving dinner to satisfy them.

The Chestnut Tree • 107 W Hickory St • 940-591-9475 • Order by Monday – Pick up Wednesday

The Chestnut Tree really makes it easy to eat, drink and be merry. With a menu that offers appetizers, a full turkey or just the breast, sides (including gluten free offerings) and desserts, the whole family will laud your Thanksgiving meal as they slowly slip into a post-meal nap. Order by calling by Monday!

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Cowboy Chicken • 2520 W University Dr #1150 • 940-320-3272 • Order online

The whole holiday package from Cowboy Chicken will sate any family, with turkey, potatoes, sides, stuffing, rolls and a cobbler, which will feed 8-10 people. Just need the turkey? They also sell just a rotisserie turkey and will leave the green bean casserole to you.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m headed off to go dream of delicious food (and maybe to place an order or two). Have a Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!