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Your Guide to Buying Pre-Made Thanksgiving Side Dishes in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Hoboken Girl Team
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The holidays are coming on fast and furious. The frenzy of the holidays can leave us feeling pretty depleted, but for those who are strapped for time, there are plenty of places in Hoboken and Jersey City to get delicious pre-made sides + desserts, perfect for any Thanksgiving feast whether a guest or the host. Read on to discover places in Hoboken + Jersey City to buy pre-made Thanksgiving side dishes. 


Trader Joe’s | 1350 Willow Avenue

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With plenty of options for creative, gourmet food, this is the best place to pick up whatever is needed this holiday. TJ’s has an entire section filled with pre-made sides that will the fridge with Thanksgiving classics in minutes, from mashed sweet potatoes to cauliflower gratin, scalloped potatoes, cranberry sauce, and more.

Kings Food Markets | 1212 Shipyard Lane

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There is no shortage of yummy prepared foods at this upscale supermarket. Choices include multiple kinds of quiche, sides like broccoli rabe and roasted carrots, and soups, so no matter what your guests are craving, every appetite will be satisfied.

Aspen Marketplace | 226 Washington Street

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Complete with an in-house butcher and bakery, Aspen Marketplace has just about everything a person could need for the holiday, including adorable gourmet gift baskets (the ideal gift for a holiday hostess) party platters including cheese, fruit, and veggies, and tons of entrees and sides made to order.

Cheese + Wine | 720 Monroe Street

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This is a great place to get cheese and accouterments to make an awesome platter. For those who are really pressed for time, get one of the pre-made cheese, charcuterie, or finger sandwich platters offered as well.

Antique Bar & Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue

Antique has the basics covered, plus some more out-of-the-box picks for sides. Ordering ahead is required. The choices include the tried and true classics like mashed potatoes, stuffed, and cranberry sauce, plus some more memorable choices like pumpkin parm aioli rice balls, Jersey fresh baked cheesy cauliflower, and Antique’s renowned savory stuffed breads. And, who can forget the pre-mixed cocktails??!

Dolce & Salato | 1101 Grand Street

Dolce & Salato’s homemade, high-quality food is every host’s secret weapon. Most of the menu options are available on the catering menu, including some excellent choices for Thanksgiving sides like green salads, baked pasta dishes, and roasted potatoes, and savory rice dishes. Order in advance to ensure the best selection, and add on a box of cookies for the ultimate takeaway treat.

Del Frisco’s Grille | 221 River Street

All of the steakhouse classics diners know and love are available for takeout from Del Frisco’s. Truffled macaroni and cheese, roasted broccoli, and crispy brussels sprouts are just some of the tasty offerings available to-go. Diners can start Thanksgiving off steakhouse-style with a traditional iceberg wedge salad, and wrap it up with a decadent dessert made by Del Frisco’s pro kitchen team. Order ahead to schedule pickup or delivery.

House of Que | 340 Sinatra Drive

Including a barbeque restaurant in a Thanksgiving roundup is a bit unconventional, but for a holiday that’s all about celebrating good food, we’re here for it. House of Que catering offers all of its popular sides, appetizers, and desserts in quantities for a crowd. And, the catering team here offers chafing dishes with Sterno – clearly, they’ve done this before. We think that cornbread, mac and cheese, a salad, and corn pudding sounds like an excellent way to round out the meal.

Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Street

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Anthony’s David’s has a variety of traditional and classic sides with a twist available for pick up this year. And, don’t forget dessert. Warning: diners MUST order ahead — so make sure to get in touch!

ShopRite | 900 Madison Street, Hoboken + 400 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City

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ShopRite is a tried-and-true option for any and all aspects of the Thanksgiving meal. Beyond the Thanksgiving turkey deal, ShopRite also has a prepared foods section where patrons can pick up some seriously savory sides for the holiday meal.

Read More: Thanksgiving Catering in Hoboken + Jersey City

Jersey City

Cangiano’s | 225 Pavonia Avenue

This Hamilton Park favorite has Thanksgiving on lock. Hot and cold side dishes will be available for pre-order, including the can’t-miss stuffed peppers. The deli counter, cheese selection, and fresh breads will round out the holiday meal, and have guests raving about the freshness and quality of the food.

Hudson Greene Market | 77 Hudson Street

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Featuring loads of organic options as well as pre-made food, this market always has plenty of sides ready for quick pick-up in either the hot or cold sections of the store with specials that change daily.

99 Ranch Market | 420 Grand Street

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This West Coast-based grocery chain features cakes and pies to go, a hot bar with prepared food including ramen and dim sum, and fresh fish that can be prepared in-store for you.

Van Hook Cheese & Grocery | 528 Jersey Avenue

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Check out the quality cheese sold at this neighborhood store,  including plenty of appetizing variations of cheese + charcuterie platters available for purchase. There are also specialty Thanksgiving pies like salted caramel apple and pecan cake available. For those who want to show off Grandma’s heirloom cheese platter or that personalized wedding gift, bring the platter to the store in advance to work with the team to create a memorable spread.

Busy Bee Organics | 451 Palisade Avenue

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This local meal delivery service has loads of paleo, dairy-free, and gluten-free options. Options include a lentil shepherd’s pie with roasted parsnips, spiced tahini roasted Brussel sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, and more. Be sure to place orders in advance.

Ruth’s Chris | 499 Washington Boulevard

With a takeout option called ‘Everything But The Turkey,’ patrons are definitely covered at Ruth’s Chris. In addition to the sides-galore order of EBTT, sides and desserts are available a la carte. Patrons must order in advance and can select the time and temperature of the dish upon pickup.

Morton Williams | 105 River Drive

From savory to sweet, there are plenty of choices for tasty sides at Morton Williams. Diners will find all the classics like green beans almondine, sausage stuffing, and candied sweet potatoes. Looking for something more simple like a green salad or plain rolls? Just pop into the store or add it to the online order: the incredible selection means the entire list can be taken care of with one stop.


See More: Where to Find Thanksgiving Pies in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Bayonne


Whole Foods Market Weehawken | 1400 Waterfront Terrace, Weehawken

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Whole Foods Market is a great one-stop-shop for pre-made sides for the Thanksgiving feast. The prepared foods section in Whole Foods always offers a variety of side dish options to pick up, even at the last minute.

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