Holiday Catering in Des Moines

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holiday catering. table set with roast turkey and cranberries. Des Moines Mom

Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of prepping, cooking, doing dishes, more cooking, and more dishes. Or not! Why not cater Thanksgiving or Christmas this year?

There are many tasty options around the Des Moines metro from grocery stores to restaurants. So if you don’t like to cook or just don’t feel like it this year, order your Thanksgiving meal now!

Des Moines Holiday Catering Options

Grocery Stores

Of course, a grocery store is a great place to get your holiday meal, they have all the ingredients!

Hy-Vee, multiple locations
Convenience and selection make Hy-Vee a quick-and-easy option. Select one of their bundles and add on some chicken wings if you want.

Gateway Market, Des Moines
Chef-driven fare with a local touch. They offer meals for 2 and up. Don’t forget to add on some of their amazing breakfast pastries to take care of the whole day.

Whole Foods, West Des Moines
Have folks with allergies or specific dietary requests? Whole Foods can help! Check out their vegan meal option for a plant-based holiday.

Smokehouses

Smoked turkey is a tasty alternative to roasted and why not leave that to the experts? Several of the locally-owned bbq joints around the metro have Thanksgiving or Christmas specific meals with a unique twist on the sides.

Kue’d, Waukee
Get your turkey smoked or roasted and add on some maple candied pork belly bits for fun. Don’t pass up their dessert offerings!

Claxons, Altoona
Any of their smoked meats will be a hit. Switch up your sides too with some okra cornbread for a new twist on the holiday.

Jethro’s, multiple locations
Hit up your local Jethro’s for their always tasty turkey. Grab a side of candied smashed sweet potatoes for a traditional touch.

Smokey D’s, Des Moines
From individual meals to full family feasts, get your turkey or ham and all the sides no matter the crowd size. They also have lasagna!

Restaurants

A restaurant-quality meal at home for the holidays? Yes, please! Stay comfy if you want while you enjoy national chain favorites or local specialties.

Flemings, West Des Moines
Their popular three-course meal is available to-go. They also offer a special Thanksgiving children’s meal option.

Cracker Barrel, Clive
From the curators of comfort food, their heat and serve options will get their traditional and tasty meals on the table in less than 2 hours.

Main Street Café & Bakery, Des Moines, and Ankeny
Back by popular demand, their take-and-back option gets you all the classic Thanksgiving meal options. Of course, check out their fabulous desserts like Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cake and Apple Cider Donut Cake.

Machine Shed, Urbandale
This local favorite offers its always delicious turkey dinner to go. Great for a group of 4!  Or 1-2 if you want lots of leftovers.

Caterers

Have a skilled chef prepare your holiday meal! Caterers offer that personal and local touch to the classics. 

Cyd’s
A delightful fall salad starts this hand-crafted holiday meal. Make it even easier by having it all delivered.

Country Club Market
Personalized meals, as well as delicious breads, cookies, pies, cakes, are available. Reach out to start planning!

Great Caterers Of Iowa
Pick up all the traditional fare the day before Thanksgiving to reheat on the big day. Sit back and enjoy a chef-prepared meal at home.

What are your favorite places to cater Thanksgiving?

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