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Give Thanks and Eat Local

This Thanksgiving, let local restaurants help you out. Photo courtesy Flickr/Satya Murthy

This Thanksgiving, let local restaurants help you out. Photo courtesy Flickr/Satya Murthy

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and feast, so why not give back to local restaurants by letting them cater your holiday?

Here are some places around town to get Thanksgiving goodies. Add more at

Broad Street Baking Co. (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601-362-2900,

Broad Street's menu for Thanksgiving includes baked goods such as caramel apple king cake; decorated sugar cookies in fall leaf patterns; apple-raisin bars; and chocolate-chip pumpkin bread. For its catering menu, Broad Street has dishes such as curried butternut squash bisque; BRAVO!'s signature spinach-and-goat cheese salad; andouille dressing; spinach casserole; fried turkey breast; a rustic deep-dish quiche; pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato pies; and much more. Broad Street also has gluten-sensitive options such as honey-bourbon carrots, corn maque choux, cheese grits, gluten-sensitive chocolate-chip cookies and more. Customers can make orders until Sunday, Nov. 22, and pick up their selections on Wednesday, Nov. 25, by 2 p.m. The restaurant will be open the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, until 3 p.m., and closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26.

Crazy Cat Bakers (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 173, 601-362-7448)

This year, Crazy Cat has bread pudding, chocolate chip-bourbon-pecan pie, sweet-potato Bundt cake, spiced-apple cake and more. Crazy Cat will take orders until it can't take any more. Pick-up will be the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grant's Kitchen (2847 Lakeland Dr., Flowood, 601-665-4764,

Grant's offers a Thanksgiving package for 12 to 18 people that includes a whole roasted turkey, two sides, a dozen rolls and two pies, as well as a wide variety of dressings, desserts and other menu options available individually. Customers can get vegetables and sides in pints, quarts, gallons and half gallons. For pricing, visit The restaurant will be open the day before Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Primos Cafe (2323 Lakeland Drive; Flowood; 515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland;

For Thanksgiving, Primos offers a dinner package that serves 10 to 12 people. It includes a whole turkey or ham; cornbread dressing; giblet gravy; a large vegetable such as sweet-potato casserole; cranberry sauce; dinner rolls; and a choice of pies, including lemon ice box pie and sweet potato pie. Pecan pie costs extra. To inquire about the dinner package or holiday office catering, call Primos at 601-898-3600 (Ridgeland) or 601-936-3398 (Flowood).

Cookin' Up a Storm (1491 Canton Mart Road, 601-957-1166)

Cookin' Up a Storm will have a full holiday menu that includes stuffing with sausage, pecans and apples; scalloped pineapple casserole; corn souffle; vodka liqueur chocolate cake; and mini cinnamon rolls. The restaurant will accept orders up to the last minute or until it runs out of food. Cookin' Up a Storm will be open Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The business will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

The Strawberry Cafe (107 Depot Drive, Madison, 601-856-3822,

For Thanksgiving, Strawberry Cafe will offer a special family feast package. With it, customers have a choice of pork loin with an orange, honey, and rosemary demi glaze or a glazed boneless ham; cornbread dressing or oyster cornbread dressing; a choice of three sides such as seasonal salad, green-bean casserole, baked apples, sweet potatoes with candied walnuts, potatoes au gratin, or macaroni and cheese; a homemade cranberry sauce; dinner rolls; and caramel pie. The package feeds 10 to 12 people. The deadline for orders is Monday, Nov. 23, at noon, and the pickup deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 25, during the restaurant's normal business hours.

CHAR Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601-956-9562,

The menu includes butter beans and green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing and whole pecan pie. Orders need to be placed by Nov. 23. Customers should pick the food up by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 25. The restaurant will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.

Sugar Magnolia Takery (5417 Highway 25, Flowood, 601-992-8110)

Sugar Magnolia Takery will have a full holiday menu that includes asparagus casserole, butter beans, turkey, spiral-cut ham, dressing and cranberry salsa. The restaurant will accept orders until Monday, Nov. 23. It will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, and will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26.

Whole Foods Market (4500 Interstate 55 N., 601-608-0405,

For Thanksgiving, Whole Foods has dishes a la carte such as a smoked turkey and herb-roasted turkey breast. It also has dinner packages for that serve anywhere from four to eight people. The packages include a roast turkey breast dinner for four people that includes homestyle mashed potatoes, traditional herb stuffing, cranberry orange relish and turkey gravy. The turkey dinners for four to eight people include a green-bean casserole, in addition to the other items and the turkey. Whole Foods has other items such as Sriracha chicken wontons, Maryland-style crab cakes and apple pie. To order, visit or Whole Foods Market in Jackson.

McDade's Market (Multiple locations,

McDade's has a Create Your Own Dinner option for the holiday. Customers can choose items such as cooked turkey or spiral ham, cornbread dressing; turnip greens, broccoli and cheese casserole; and apple cobbler. The order deadline is Monday, Nov. 23, and orders must be picked up by 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26.

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., 601-398-4562,

The Manship's holiday catering menu has meats such as a whole turkey (spit-fired or fried) or a maple-glazed duroc pork tenderloin; sides such as pork and cornbread dressing; corn casserole; Lebanese rice dressing; and Brussels sprouts with pancheta; and pumpkin and pecan pies.

Seafood R'evolution (1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 9105, 601-853-3474,

For its Thanksgiving catering menu, Seafood R'evolution will have 12 to 14-pound roasted turkeys; turkey gravy; rice dressing; cornbread dressing; carrot souffle; sweet-potato casserole; stewed English peas and mushrooms; broccoli-and-cauliflower casserole; 12 pistolet rolls; and pecan praline cheesecake. The package feeds 10 to 12 people and is heat and serve. Orders will be taken until Friday, Nov. 20, and they will be available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 10 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 26, from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

Hickory Pit (1491 Canton Mart Road, 601-956-7079)

For Thanksgiving, Hickory Pit offers smoked turkey. The turkeys should be ordered three days in advance on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26.

Ciara's Bakery & Cafe (870 Avery Blvd., Ridgeland, 601-956-1116,

Ciara's Thanksgiving catering menu includes a whole turkey; dressing; macaroni and cheese; cornbread and rolls; assorted vegetables; collard and turnip greens; pies such as lemon, sweet potato and pecan; and cakes such as red velvet and Italian cream. Ciara's can feed anywhere from four to 40.

Chimneyville Smokehouse (970 High St., 601-354-4665,

For Thanksgiving, Chimneyville has a menu of smoked or fried turkey, smoked ham, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, sweet-potato casserole, cranberry sauce and more. Pick up is available until Wed, Nov. 25.

The Pig & Pint (3139 N. State St., 601-326-6070,

The Pig & Pint has meat such as pecan-wood smoked turkey or turkey breast and smoked Angus brisket; sides such as collard greens, Momma Hutcheson's cornbread dressing and smoked tomato aioli cole slaw; pecan-wood smoked gravy, Mississippi "sweet" barbecue sauce or Carolina mustard for sauces; and banana Foster pudding and white chocolate-and-cranberry bread pudding for desserts. Order must be placed by 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, and must be picked up by Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Olivia's Food Emporium (820 Highway 51, Madison, 601-898-8333,

Olivia's Food Emporium has a holiday with meats such as smoked or fried turkey, smoked pork tenderloin and Cajun stuffed turdukens; Momma's cornbread dressing; sides such as green-bean casserole, baked-potato casserole and sweet-potato casserole; appetizers such as pimiento cheese, chicken salad, Mississippi sin chip, salsa and black-bean salsa; breakfast items such as breakfast casserole and bacon-and-cheese quiche; Sugaree's cakes in flavors such as caramel and rainbow; and pies such as lemon ice box and Hershey. Olivia's has a meal plan that can serve 10 to 12 and can also do corporate deliveries for 15 or more people. Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 23, and must be picked up by Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.

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