Thanksgiving weekend is here — but since private gatherings are prohibited in Montreal, you're only allowed to mark the day of thanks with people you live with, meaning many families won't be able to get together.
Nevertheless, you can still look forward to good festive food!
Whether you're celebrating solo and don't feel like cooking or are just too drained from 2020 to make a fuss, there are food services and restaurants offering full Thanksgiving meals in a box that you can pick-up or have delivered.
No, take-out is not exactly the same as home cooking but for the time and effort you'll save, it'll taste all the more delicious.
Hello 123 (Saint-Henri)
Price: $70 to $165
When: Between Thanksgiving and Christmas
Address: 3580, rue Notre-Dame O.
Why You Need To Order: The Saint-Henri location of Hello 123, a funky plant-based restaurant, is offering vegan holiday boxes you can order this Thanksgiving.
The menu includes five dishes and three wine pairings! There are also desserts, like pumpkin and apple pies, for your sweet cravings.
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Price: $18 to $28 per meal
When: October 10 to 11
Address: 5601, avenue Monkland
Why You Need To Order: Local75 is a small bistro in the heart of the Monkland Village with an ever-changing menu.
This weekend only, they're offering free stuffing with every fried chicken meal! If chicken's your thing, you can celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with free stuffing.
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When: As of noon on October 10; Call to reserve in advance
Address: 5555, avenue Monkland
Why You Need To Go: Taverne Monkland has been a staple of NDG for years! This weekend, they're offering a $95 Thanksgiving box that can serve four people. It includes everything — from the stuffing to the main course to dessert.
Mise En Place
When: Currently in stock
Address: 5570, rue Cypihot, Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Why You Need To Order: Mise En Place is a Ville-Saint-Laurent-based catering service offering a Thanksgiving box that serves four. It includes everything, from turkey to pumpkin pie with white chocolate ganache!
Delivery is free and they deliver within a 30-kilometre radius of their kitchen.
Traiteur Phoenix Catering
Price: Varies depending on portion
When: October 10 to 11
Address: 108-3700, rue Saint-Patrick
Why You Need To Order: This home-based catering service is offering Thanksgiving boxes, either for single portions or family-style!
They're offering contactless pickup this weekend only, at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
Lucille's Oyster Divelucillesoysterdive | Instagram
When: October 10 - 11
Address: 5669, avenue Monkland
Why You Need To Order: Lucille's is famous for its delicious seafood, but is offering a Thanksgiving meal with several courses for this weekend. You can order online and pick-up or request delivery if you live in the right zone! The menu includes yams, rosemary gravy and pecan pie.
When: October 11 - 13
Address: All locations, but order online
Why You Need To Order: Lola Rosa is widely loved by Montrealers for its delicious vegan food. This year, they've added a Thanksgiving meal to their menu for two.
You can have it delivered if you live close by, or you can pick-up your Thanksgiving box. The menu includes beet tartare, miso with roasted vegetables, and a dessert trio. They also offer a variety of wine pairings.
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When: October 9 - 10, between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Address: 48, rue Dante
Why You Need To Order: If you're looking for an Italian-style Thanksgiving, Impasto has you covered. This Little Italy locale is offering a Thanksgiving box that serves four. It includes a harvest-themed caprese salad, cannelloni, porchetta and apple cake.
Orders are only available until they sell out.
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Price: Varies depending on the restaurant
Why You Need To Order: Uber Eats is offering a promo code specifically for Thanksgiving, no matter your food fix this year! It might not be a traditional turkey dinner, but you can use it at any restaurant that tickles your fancy on this year's day of thanks.
Use code THANKSGIVING for 50 percent off an order of $30 or more through October 12.