Be Thankful For Thanksgiving Cooking with To-Go Ready-made Holiday Dinners from the Deli!
This year has been a tough one for all of us, but there is still much to be thankful for. However you are celebrating this year, we’d like to make your day a bit easier–let us help with our Thanksgiving cooking. Here are 9 reasons to let us take the lead:
1. This Meal Gives Back
For every meal purchased this year, Zingerman’s Deli will donate a meal to the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen. Choose from the “complete feast”, a one-stop-shop for a Thanksgiving dinner meal for 8 that includes everything from the stuffing to the pie or a per-person dinner of sausage-stuffed turkey breast and all the fixins. Food Gatherers has been on a mission to fight hunger in Washtenaw County since 1988. Feed your guests, and your neighbors in need, at the same time.
2. Feed A Crowd Or Just A Few
Celebrating and staying connected to traditions gives us a sense of much-needed normalcy during this pandemic. However your holiday will look this year (Thanksgiving by Zoom?), we want you to know that we are here to help outfit your table of any size for a very special Thanksgiving Dinner. Let us do the Thanksgiving cooking–we’ll cook the whole feast, your per person dinner, or just the mashed potatoes and gravy.
3. Helps You Enjoy Your Holiday
You’ll save time with no cooking and less clean up. Anything that cuts down your time in the kitchen while your guests are around is a good thing. Your friends and family came to see you – you don’t want to spend the whole time cooking. And you deserve to enjoy the day yourself, too. A happy host and happy guests is a win-win. Check out our 3 Tasty Tips For Hosting Thanksgiving Like A Boss.
4. Convenient For Your Busy Life
It couldn’t be easier to get your Thanksgiving dinner. Order your meal online, in your pj’s even. Select your pick up day and time. When you’re ready to pick up, you’ll pull into the Community High School parking lot and we’ll bring your holiday meal out to your car. Safe, easy, no contact pickup! Or stay home and we’ll deliver to you in the Ann Arbor area.
5. Guaranteed Success
Reheating in your home oven is all that’s required to get a complete holiday meal from your fridge to your dining table. It would be mighty hard for something to go wrong, but just in case, we’ve included detailed instructions and our phone number. You got this.
6. You’re Supporting Local
Did you know we are an independently owned and operated local business that employs more than 100 people in our community? It takes a village to create our Thanksgiving menu. There’s a real family atmosphere in the Deli kitchen when our staff are cooking dozens of meals together for turkey day. We also work with as many as 30 different Michigan growers and food artisans to make it happen. We’re cooking up Michigan cranberries and chestnuts, making stuffing from Zingerman’s Bakehouse bread and sourcing locally raised turkeys. Thank you for supporting local businesses!
7. Top Notch Turkey
For most, the turkey is the star of the show, so it should be terrific, right? We choose turkeys from Two Tracks Acres in Grass Lake, MI. They’re free-range, pastured birds that arrive to us fresh, never frozen. We’ve been using them for years and really look forward to their arrival.
8. Fresh & Flavorful Thanksgiving Cooking
If you know Zingerman’s food, then you know that you really can taste the difference. Your entire holiday meal will be prepared on-site in the Deli kitchen, completely made from scratch, start to finish. Our Thanksgiving cooking includes making our own stock for the gravy to peeling fresh potatoes to mash, no step is spared and nothing arrives pre-made or frozen.
9. Dessert Is Important To Us
After dinner is no afterthought in our book. Why end your masterpiece meal with a dessert that’s overly sweet or lacking flavor? Lucky for us, we have a partner in pie to call on, our friends at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Their pies are made with traditional recipes, the best ingredients and all butter (no shortening) and organic flour crust. And there are 5 types to choose from! Or if pie isn’t your thing, try their Pumpkin Cheesecake or how about some gelato topped with some of our housemade Spiced Pecans?!