9 Reasons To Let the Deli Do Your Thanksgiving Cooking

Be Thankful For Thanksgiving Cooking with To-Go Ready-made Holiday Dinners from the Deli!

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 per person meal purchased this year, Zingerman’s Deli will donate a meal to the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen.  Perfect for a few or to send to a loved one.  Slices of tender turkey breast, served with our housemade sage and celery stuffing, rich golden Yukon mashed potatoes, homestyle gravy and our tart and tangy cranberry sauce made with Michigan cranberries and fresh-squeezed oranges.. 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.

green bean casserole2. Feed A Crowd Or Just A Few

No matter your guest count or needs, we are here to help outfit your table for a very special Thanksgiving Dinner.  Order a feast and let us do ALL the Thanksgiving cooking, or we can just take care of the mashed potatoes and gravy or desserts. We’re here to help!

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. We’ll send you pick up instructions! How easy is that?!  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. You got this.

6. You’re Supporting Local

Did you know we are an independently owned and operated local business that employs more than 200 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 Midwestern 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 Ferndale Market in Cannon Falls, MN. The same great turkey we serve on all our turkey sandwiches. These turkeys are raised on a third generation, family farm. Free-range birds with no hormones and no antibiotics. We are really looking 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.

A top-view of fall pies in different sizes arranged on butcher block9. 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?!

> Order your Thanksgiving turkey, fixins, or desserts from the Deli for pickup or Ann Arbor delivery

> Order bread for your family’s favorite stuffing recipe

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