moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you love the idea of a large Thanksgiving gathering but hate the idea of shopping, cooking and messy kitchens, read on. ABC News has three ways to host a spectacular Thanksgiving meal, without lifting a finger.
First up, Goldbely. The site features amazing local delicacies from all over the nation for delivery to your doorstep. You want a Cajun-stuffed Turducken from Louisiana, sweet potatoes from Texas, lobster mac-and-cheese from Maine and a pecan pie from Oklahoma? You got it. Need something a bit more off-the-beaten path or culturally fitting? How about Thanksgiving pierogis from Colorado or a sheperd’s pie from Massachusetts? Check and check. It’s all delivered to your door.
Feastly. Splurge on a private chef to come to your home to cook, or host a Thanksgiving dinner party in an outside venue. Feastly has chefs all over the country for in-home feasts or can host at its own venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Simply fill out the online form, indicating cuisine type, number of guests and price range and someone will get back to you in 24 hours or less to arrange the details. Another Feastly feature: Say you’re flying solo and looking for some company, there are in-home, chef-prepared dinner parties you can join. For example, an in-home Thanksgiving feast in Manhattan’s Union Square is available for $50 a person.
Along the same lines as Feastly’s communal dining is EatWith. If you would like to avoid altogether having people in your home but love the idea of throwing an event this holiday season, check out EatWith. Available in more than 150 cities, EatWith’s chefs host dinner parties in their homes — some complete with wine — for a set number of guests agreed on by the host and organizer.
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