5 Thanksgiving Meal Kits To Make Your Life Easier

November 5, 2019

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By Alison Chew

Are you looking to make Thanksgiving dinner a little more manageable? Or want to make something, but don’t know how to get started?  Or love to cook, but don’t have time to research recipes, shop and prep?  We have the answer for you!  5 top meal kit services have Thanksgiving Meal Kits in all shapes and sizes to fit your needs.  You can purchase just the turkey, only the sides, sides and dessert, just the dessert, or the whole feast.  We even have a whole vegan Thanksgiving meal kit right down to the dessert if that’s what you are looking for.  Compare Thanksgiving options from top meal kit services including Purple Carrot, Blue Apron, Plated, Home Chef and Hello Fresh.

Blue Apron Thanksgiving: Desserts

Blue Apron

Blue Apron has added two delicious desserts to their weekly menu for the week of Thanksgiving.  All you need to do is subscribe to Blue Apron and you can order the 2 desserts plus meals for the rest of the week or desserts only.  You must order by 11/18 and can skip or easily cancel online if you do not wish to continue the service after the holiday.


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HelloFresh Thanksgiving:  Full Dinner


HelloFresh brings you two options for Thanksgiving this year – a traditional turkey dinner or beef tenderloin both with sides and dessert.  No subscription is required for this seasonal box.  Order by November 19th to ensure delivery before Thanksgiving.  For more information read our blog post on the HelloFresh Thanksgiving boxes.

Traditional Turkey Dinner



Beef Tenderloin Dinner



Home Chef Thanksgiving: Turkey and Sides


Home Chef gives you the option to buy just the turkey, just the sides, or both!  All you have to do is add dessert and your Thanksgiving dinner is served.  Subscribe by November 20th to ensure delivery for Thanksgiving.  You can read all about the Home Chef Thanksgiving boxes in this blog post.

The Turkey

  • Turkey breast roast
  • Serves 6
  • Costs $50
  • Free shipping on orders over $45
  • Subscription required


The Sides


Purple Carrot Thanksgiving: Vegan Thanksgiving


The tasty vegan Thanksgiving feast from Purple Carrot can be served alongside the turkey, for your meat-eating friends, or on its own.  No subscription required.  Order by November 19th for Thanksgiving delivery.  You can read all about the Purple Carrot Thanksgiving Feast in this blog post.

  • Includes: Hasselback butternut squash, ciabatta stuffing with root vegetables and herb “sausage”, roasted brussels sprouts with oyster mushrooms, cranberry sauce, traditional vegetable gravy, and for dessert a cranberry citrus cake with coconut whipped cream and crystallized ginger.
  • Serves: 4
  • Cost:  $65 per box
  • Free shipping
  • No subscription required

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Plated Thanksgiving (now closed)

Plated brings you two options for Thanksgiving – “Just the Extras” which include an appetizer, 2 sides and a dessert or “The Full Feast” which includes an appetizer, a salad, 5 sides, a turkey and dessert.

“Just The Extras”

  • “Just The Extras” includes an appetizer, 2 sides, and a decadent dessert
  • Serves: 4-6 people
  • Cost: $56
  • Subscription required

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“The Full Feast”

  • “The Full Feast” includes an appetizer, 1 salad, 5 sides, the turkey and dessert
  • Serves: 4-6 people
  • Costs $136.40 with free shipping
  • Subscription required

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Thanksgiving Meal Kits Comparison 2019


Which meal kit service offers a full Thanksgiving dinner?

Several meal kit services offer full Thanksgiving feasts.  HelloFresh offers both a full turkey dinner as well as a beef tenderloin dinner, Purple Carrot offers a vegan dinner,  and Plated offers “The Full Feast”.  Home Chef gives you the option of buying the turkey only, the sides only, or both.

Which meal kit service allows you to select only the turkey?

Home Chef allows you to buy only the turkey.  There are also several meat delivery services that offer pastured-raise all-natural turkeys for Thanksgiving.  We’ve rounded up our top 4 favorite all-natural Thanksgiving turkey providers in this blog post.

Which meal kit service allows you to select only Thanksgiving sides?

Home Chef and Plated give you the option to purchase just the sides.

Which meal kit service offers only Thanksgiving dessert?

Blue Apron gives you two choices for Thanksgiving dessert.

Is there a vegan meal kit service offering Thanksgiving dinner?

Yes!  Purple Carrot offers a full vegan Thanksgiving dinner.  In addition, Blue Apron offers two vegan desserts.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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