Give Thanks & Go Local This Thanksgiving

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 2.57.26 PMWhile there are so many things to give thanks for this Thanksgiving, let’s not forget to thank our local businesses. They do so much for our community – they’re constantly giving back to local charities, they contribute to the unique cultural identity of our communities and state, and they give millions of Arizonans employment and further foster job creation in our state.

The best way to thank our amazing local businesses is to give them our business. Let’s say a collective “THANK YOU” by remembering to go local in these four easy ways:

1. Pick up local ingredients for the best tasting meal
2. Get a local handmade pie or dessert
3. Have someone else make dinner
4. Attend a fun local event with the family

There are many local businesses that can help you go local for this year’s Thanksgiving! Check out our Thanksgiving roundup, and keep checking back as this page will be continuously updated!

Pick up local ingredients for the best tasting meal…

inseason1Shop the farmers markets (statewide)
We’re so happy to be back in farmers market season! Check out our list of local farmers markets across the state. They’ll have the freshest ingredients to make your feast the best it can be.


bashasChoose the hometown grocer (statewide)
Bashas’ is ready to serve your Thanksgiving needs this year! Plus they’ll be stocking tons of fresh local produce and products. Find a location near you. Check out AJ’s Fine Foods for an even broader selection of food products.


Get a local hand made pie or dessert…

beckettsThanksgiving Fig & Pecan Pies from Beckett’s Table (Phoenix)
Our yummy, award-winning fig and pecan pies ($28 each) as well as pints of house-made citrus ice cream ($7 each) will be available for take-out. Call 602-954-1700 to pre-order by November 23. Pickup on November 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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Pie Snob Bakery Pies (Phoenix)
Act now to make sure you have Pie Snob on your Thanksgiving table. We will accept orders through Thursday November 21st. Call 480.635.2425.


classic cakesClassic Cakes and Confections Holiday Creations (Phoenix)
Classic Cakes and Confections is a family owned and operated bakery specializing in custom “one of a kind” cakes. Dazzle your guests with one of their creations!


CarrotCakeGourmet Girls Gluten Free Treats (Tucson)
No excuse for skipping dessert now! Check out all of the amazing gluten free sweets and desserts made by Gourmet Girls Gluten Free.


Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 12.15.35 PMHoliday goodies at Urban Cookies (Phoenix)
Oh my… so many delicious cookies, cupcakes, pies, and more that you can enjoy all month long! Check out their 2013 Fall Menu. Pumpkin and pecan pies available Nov. 25 – 27.


Have someone else make dinner…

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 2.50.52 PMBashas’ Holiday Dinners (statewide)
Bashas’ dinners serve 2-16 people and start at just $19.99. Stop by the Deli and order yours today! Choose traditional turkey or a spiral sliced ham dinner (plus all the fixings you need).


Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 2.57.26 PMAJ’s Fine Foods Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner (statewide)
AJ’s chef-prepared dinners come complete with traditional trimmings and dessert. Dinners serve 6 to 8, are fully cooked, and are ready to heat and serve. Reserve your dinner by November 21.


cup cafeThanksgiving at Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress (Tucson)
Cup Cafe will serve the regular Cup menu plus Thanksgiving features from 7am to 7pm on Thanksgiving Days. Features begin at 9am including slow roasted turkey with confit leg, confit duck benedict, pork tenderloin roulade, and pumpkin pie!


Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 3.29.46 PMFlancer’s Thanksgiving Dinner To Go (Mesa)
We have been making these delicious dinners for over 13 years and we’re damn good at it! One of the cool things is you are not confined to one size order for a set price, you can order for one person or your whole party!


374501_636714999714105_659186092_nDistrict American Kitchen and Wine Bar (Phoenix)
Take the family downtown this year, to savor American comfort food with a classic twist, at the District American Kitchen and Wine Bar! Thanksgiving menu creations showcase artisan products, herbs and vegetables sourced from the restaurant’s rooftop garden, micro greens from its newly installed Urban Cultivator, and sustainably farmed produce from local growers. Open thanksgiving day, 12pm to 8pm. Reservations are required, please call 602.817.5400.


duckThanksgiving Eve Dinner from Duck & Decanter
Family coming in early? Pre-Order your Thanksgiving eve delicious Nooner sandwich party trays. Let The Duck on Camelback do the work while you enjoy family and friends. Call in your order today: 602-274-5429


thanksgivukkah houseThanksgivukkah at Chompie’s
This year, the first day of Chanukah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day, which wont happen again for 79,000 years! Chompie’s has you covered with both take out and dine in menus for Chanukah and Thanksgiving (and they have Thanksgivukkah houses at their Scottsdale & PV Mall locations).


la grande orangeLa Grande Orange Thanksgiving To-Go Orders (Phoenix)
Roasted turkey and prime rib dinners with all the fixings. Reserve your order by November 25. Call 602-840-7777. Don’t forget the dessert – house made dessert options at LGO Bake Shop!


Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 5.22.09 PMThanksgiving made easy at Arcadia Farms Cafe (Scottsdale)
Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family & friends this Thanksgiving and order your entire holiday meal, including a whole roasted turkey or ham with all the fixings, savory sides, sweet desserts, and even bottles of wine or bubbly to toast the occasion!


greenthanksLIVING at green Restaurant (Phoenix)
Flip the bird on Thanksgiving – Peace begins on your plate! Join us for a day of fun and compassionate cuisine at our sixth annual thanksLIVING celebration! Purchase your tickets TODAY online at greenvegetarian.com or at either green location!


pastichePastiche Thanksgiving Special Menu (Tucson)
Pastiche is open this Thanksgiving and wants to give you and your family a delicious dinner! Preview their special Thanksgiving menu, and choose from dishes like classic oven roasted turkey, pumpkin ravioli, walnut thyme crusted pork chop, and many others.


Attend a fun local event with the family…

tempe musicTempe Music Revival (Tempe)
Get the family out of the house and walk off your feast at the last evening of Tempe Music Revival! Hear some live local music from Chuck E. Baby and the Union All-Stars on November 27 from 5pm – 8pm.


Slow FoodVegetable Literacy for Thanksgiving (Scottsdale)
For many of us, turkey is the star of the Thanksgiving table.  But it’s the vegetable side dishes that make the meal.  This year think about adding a dish featuring local or heirloom vegetables to the mix. Join Slow Food Phoenix, Changing Hands Bookstore, and local chef Charleen Badman of FnB Restaurant for a stimulating discussion.


get your phxNovember Get Your PHX: Thanksgiving on the Urban Farm (Phoenix)
Get ready for the second annual Get Your PHX Family Thanksgiving. This year in the gardens!Please bring your favorite dish and we will spend the evening together in a good old fashioned Thanksgiving pot luck!


az scienceSeasonal Science Weekend at the Arizona Science Center (Phoenix)
With family in town for the holidays, celebrate the season and learn the science behind this festive time with a fun, family-friendly weekend Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. You can pie your family, catapult your Thanksgiving leftovers, make spy juice from cranberries and donate canned food for the holidays!


Sutra4th Annual Gratitude Flow (Phoenix)
Throw the turkey in the oven, let the pies cool, give the wine time to breathe, and treat yourself to our annual ‘Sutra in the Park’ all-levels donation based class in Historic Coronado Park.


pascoPasco Kitchen & Lounge Fall Ball (Tucson)
Come celebrate Fall Ball with Pasco Kitchen & Lounge at Main Gate Square on Sunday, November 17th starting at 4pm. Our friends at Ten/55 Brewery will be brewing a speciality release beer just for us, not to mention all the Turkey Tacos and Turkey Sliders you can eat! Live music, great food & drinks, the only thing that can make it better is our Pasco Friends & Family.

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