*Photo courtesy of Dr. BBQ
St. Petersburg restaurants are gearing up for the Thanksgiving holiday — and it’s a great time for residents to show their support for small businesses while treating themselves. If you’re looking for turkey, sides, desserts, or just a little something festive for your meal this year, these are the local restaurants/bakers to lookup.
If you’re looking for something to enjoy after the Thanksgiving meal, or to fuel your Small Business Saturday shopping, consider ordering local roast from Kahwa Coffee.
Most exciting, Pinoy St. Pete is also gearing up for take-home meals. This is the Filipino cuisine you need at your table. Karma Juice Bar is also accepting pre-orders for delicious, organic Thanksgiving delights.
If you’re going grocery shopping, consider visiting these St. Pete stores:
Rollin’ Oats Market, 2842 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N
Yummy Europe, 1320 34th Street N
Mazzaro’s Italian Market, 2909 22nd Avenue N
Gracie Pasta & Provisions, 1431 Central Avenue
St. Pete Meat & Provisions, 449 Central Avenue
Want to support local for the holidays? Consult the I Love the ‘Burg Shop Small Holiday Gift Guide.
The cottage kitchen concept is offering up a selection of vegan and gluten-free treats for your dining pleasure.
Deb Cooper, owner of Adieu Glu, is baking vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan, and keto pumpkin. Sour dough croutons for stuffing, cranberry and walnut rolls are also available for pre-order.
Beans & Barlour
Thanksgiving pre-orders now open at Beans & Barlour. Make sure to secure your desserts soon as orders will close November 22. Pickup will be November 25 between 4:30pm to 9pm. There’s nothing better than a scoop of whiskey and Irish cream ice cream on top of a slice of apple pie.
Make your pre-order on Beans & Barlour’s website.
Beans & Barlour, 538 1st Avenue North
Cassis St. Pete
The Beach Drive gem is serving up turkey day delights, and you can place your order in advance. The restaurant is offering a take-home 20 pound turkey, marshmallow baked sweet potato, and more. See the full selection here.
Cassis St. Pete, 170 Beach Drive
Craft Kafe is a completely gluten-free restaurant and bakery, and it has long been my tradition to eat a Craft Kafe pie on the beach during Thanksgiving.
They’re serving up pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies. Just call the cafe and place your order. Please take note that they need 24 hours to process your order. Prices are as follows:
Craft Kafe: 200 Central Avenue; 6653 Central Avenue
Find all the meats you are craving for Thanksgiving including meatloaf, Dr. Pepper glazed ham and brisket. And the sides that should actually be front and center! Place your order here.
*Orders for pick-up on 11/25 will be served cold with instructions for reheat and orders for pick-up on 11/26 will be served hot and to go!
Dr. BBQ, 1101 1st Ave S
Love Food Central
Vegan, gluten-free pies should be on your menu this Thanksgiving. You can now pre-order a whole pumpkin pie or whole pecan pie. Order yours online.
Love Food Central, 2057 Central Avenue
An old school favorite in the Sunshine City. Get your turkey from the famous BBQ joint. Send M-N-M a DM to inquire about reserving a turkey.
Pick up hot and fresh Thanksgiving Day at noon. Please send a check or money order for $64.00 and a good contact number for pick up instructions to:
MNM BBQ Inc
P.O. Box 60613
St Petersburg, FL 33784-0613
Red’s will be serving up Thanksgiving dinners suited for up to 10-15 people. You can see the full Turkey Day menu here. It includes whole smoked turkey, cornbread, candied sweet potatoes, turkey gravy and more. You can make your orders by emailing them here.
Red’s BBQ, 3325 5th Avenue North
If you’re looking for more spots:
Fresh Factory on St. Pete Beach has gorgeous grazing boards to up the ante on your holiday meals.
Did I miss a St. Pete spot? Probably, I’m only human. Let me know any other restaurants offering special Thanksgiving meals in the comments!
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