Thanksgiving Eats and Activities in #DTJax

Photo: Thanksgiving catering from Vale Food Co. (Source).

Author: Alexa Andino, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Intern

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, there is a lot of planning and prepping to be done. Downtown restaurants want to help elevate some of that stress and save you extra time by making Thanksgiving dinner for you!

The Bread and Board 

At The Bread and Board, you can reserve a limited number of heritage birds and pre-order whole Sweet Tea Turkeys (smoked or traditional). You can order a Thanksgiving meal, whole turkey and classic sides, a la carte items, holiday pies by Chef Becca, or any combination that will satisfy you and your guests! The whole turkeys are 10-12lbs and feed 8-10 people. Pickups will take place Tuesday, November 23, and Wednesday, November 24 at both locations. The cut-off for orders is November 19 at 12PM, the Friday before Thanksgiving, so don’t miss out and place your orders soon!

If you want to cook your own Thanksgiving meal, a stop at Bread and Board Provisions is still helpful because they have a workshop to help you create a gorgeous tabletop centerpiece to wow your guests and give off the perfect atmosphere for dinner with family and friends! Their next floral workshop takes place on November 23 from 4:30 – 7 PM. Tickets are limited, so be sure to sign up ASAP if you’re interested!

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast, without sweating over the stove! The family-style Thanksgiving feast to go includes Turkey Roulade with savory sage and cranberry stuffing and scrumptuous sides. All you need to do is pick up, heat, and enjoy. Order yours now!

Cowford Chophouse

Stress less this Thanksgiving! Cowford Chophouse has several pre-cooked sides that pair perfectly with a turkey entrée — all you have to do is reheat and serve! Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 20 and then picked up by Wednesday, Nov. 24. Order from the Chop Shop here!

Vale Food Co.

Have your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving catered by Vale Food Co.! They have two Thanksgiving catering options. The Thanksgiving “party pack” comes with 1 protein, 2 bases, 1 veggie, a sauce, and a boost that feeds 10-15 people. The Thanksgiving “family pack” comes with 2 bases, 1 protein, 1 veggie, sauce, and boost that feeds 4-5 people. ⁣Thanksgiving is all about giving back and with every 5 family packs sold Vale Food Co. will be donating one to a food insecure family on Thanksgiving! You get to contribute to helping out local families this Thanksgiving while simply ordering your own meal, there is nothing better and easier than that!

Chart House

Are you looking to dine out for Thanksgiving? Chart House has you covered! They have a Thanksgiving Day Menu consisting of your own 3 Course Thanksgiving Dinner! The menu is full of Chart House classics and Thanksgiving favorites. Be sure to make your Thanksgiving day reservations!

Looking for things to do on Thanksgiving weekend?

Here are some events happening in #DTJax you do not want to miss!

Small Business Saturday is November 27th. Support your favorite local businesses and discover new ones by participating in the Small Business Saturday QR Code Scavenger Hunt. We are hosting a QR code hunt in the Eventzee App. Participants hunt for 5 QR codes at participating Downtown businesses for a chance to win a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card.

Riverside Arts Market on Saturday the 27th, as well as every Saturday rain or shine! There is no better way to support local businesses and artists than by going to RAM.

The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade on November 27th at 6 PM on the St. John’s River. Watch the free parade with your family and friends!

904 Pop Up from 11 AM – 9 PM at Riverfront Plaza. The 904 Pop Up will be curating Jacksonville’s largest Small Business Saturday event featuring over 200 local creatives, makers, artists, and more.

Check out more events happening in #DTJax on our event calendar!