If you’re looking for silver linings in the adversity that’s clouded 2020 so far, here’s an important one: Your options for serving a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner without cooking might be the best they’ve ever been this year.

As someone who craves Thanksgiving sides and desserts year-round, this writer found it impossible to limit this list to 10, even after listing 10 restaurants where you can dine in for the holiday. (Most of those are offering takeout, too.)

But a list of 12 seems just right, especially since you’ll find turkey dinners and more menu offerings at prices that range from budget-friendly to extravagant.

Order a traditional whole 12- to 14-pound turkey with gravy or a 7- to 8-pound, smoked, heritage, spiral-sliced ham for $99 each. Meals are hot and ready to serve with family-style sides available a la carte.

Order by 6 p.m. Nov 23. Pick up by Nov 25.

This year, Asian Mint has created a Thai-inspired menu with three individual meals available for dine-in or to-go and three family platter meal kit options to preorder for Thanksgiving Day.

Family platter meal kits, priced from $49 to $65, are based on the same entrees, and each serves five to eight people. Meal kits also include an 8-inch round, dairy- and gluten-free Thai pumpkin custard.

Order meal kits for pickup at the Forest location.

If you like your Thanksgiving meat smoked, take home an Ancho-honey-glazed, whole smoked turkey for the family. The 16- to 18-pound turkeys, mesquite-smoked for 16 hours, are available for $80.

Complete your meal with any of Babb Brothers’ 11 side dish offerings, from smoked green beans to bourbon corn.

Order by 5 p.m. Nov 20, and pick up by 4 p.m. Nov 25.

With Cajun-fried or rosemary-roasted turkey offerings and family dinners in three sizes, Celebration Market has your Thanksgiving takeout covered with complete meal packages starting at $90.

Choose your feast size: mini for four, small for six to eight or large for 12 to 16 people. All meals include turkey gravy, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing with sausage and yeast rolls.

The small feast comes with one pie, and the large feast includes two pies. A variety of additional sides, salads, bread and desserts are available to add on.

DIVE Coastal Cuisine is focusing on lighter and healthy choices for your Thanksgiving table with its entrees and sides.

Choose an herbed and brined turkey that serves 10 ($180) or seasoned and seared, grass-fed beef tenderloin for five to eight people ($260).

Order one day in advance. Ordering is also available by or calling the restaurant at 214-891-1700.

Does smoked prime rib or brisket sound good for Thanksgiving? Of course it does, and Lockhart Smokehouse is offering both in addition to smoked ham or turkey.

Norma’s Cafe has all the traditional options covered with roasted or smoked sliced turkey breast, a whole smoked turkey or a whole spiral-cut glazed ham for $99.99 each.

Dinners serve eight to 10 people and include two quarts of dressing, one quart of giblet gravy, one quart each of mashed potatoes and green beans, cranberry sauce, one dozen rolls and a 10-inch pumpkin pie. Additional sides such as turnip greens or candied yams are also available.

When you visit Norma’s during the holiday season, be sure to participate in their annual tradition to fill out a postcard to send to veterans and active military.

View the online order form for the full menu, ordering information and phone numbers for locations.

Chef Misti Norris is cooking up a Thanksgiving dinner at Petra and the Beast. For $265, the meal serves five or more adults and includes a five-day-brined and smoked Richardson Farm half turkey with pan gravy and cornbread dressing, broccoli and cheese rice casserole, potato and preserved allium gratin, a green salad, rolls and chocolate pecan pie.

Get celebrity chef Amanda Freitag’s take on Thanksgiving takeout at Rise + Thyme, which recently opened in the AT&T Discovery District.

The take-home meal for four ($150) includes skin-on turkey breast with herb stuffing, maple-pecan sweet potato mash, Yukon mashed potatoes and braised collard greens. Turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, Parker House dinner rolls and a whole pumpkin cheesecake are also included.

If your favorite Thanksgiving tradition centers on breakfast, two brunch kit options will make your morning.

Order Nov. 16 to 28.

You might start your meal with smoked salmon dip or crab-stuffed mushrooms, then keep it casual with lobster rolls or beef tenderloin sliders.

East Coast oysters, king crab legs or steamed and cracked lobster are just a few of the offerings. Round out the meal with squash and zucchini, crispy Brussels sprouts with lemon aioli, or other favorite sides from TJ’s.

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