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Order-ahead Healthy Thanksgiving Options in Boston

photo credit: @farmacyboston

Holiday dinners can be difficult to navigate if you have dietary restrictions or food allergies. (Shout out to my gluten-free vegans!) Oftentimes celebrations with friends and family are a time of indulgence and you may not be able to partake in every dish at the table. However, a little planning ahead goes a long way and there are plenty of Boston area companies that are ready to assist with allergy free options! Here's where you can order healthy take-home Thanksgiving dishes and desserts for the holiday next week: 

1. The Farmacy Cafe
Boston Innovation and Design Center
25 Drydock Ave, Boston, 
 
Place your order by: Friday, November 17

The Farmacy Cafe at the Innovation & Design Center is offering soups, sides, and pies!  Guests can pick from butternut squash soup, creamy broccoli soup, roasted roots with rosemary herb sauce,  sweet potato and pumpkin pie, and spiced apple crisp. To place your order email holly@farmacyboston.com or fill out their online order form & browse the full menu on their site here

2. Mother Juice (3 locations)
Kendall Square
625 West Kendall 
Boston, 02142

Newbury Street
291 Newbury Street
Boston, 02115 

Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, 02108

 Place your orders by: Sunday, November 19

Mother Juice is masterful at making vegan and gluten-free desserts that taste unbelievable! For Thanksgiving they're offering vegan, raw, gluten free and organic pumpkin pies! Their 6" pies are available for $20 each and you can order in-store at any of their 3 locations, or online by emailing catering@motherjuice.com

3. Thirst Juice Co. (2 locations) 
44 School Street
Boston, 02108

41 Grove Street
Wellesley, 02482

 Place your order by: Sunday, November 19 at 12:00 PM 

Thirst has a wide array of side dishes available for your Thanksgiving feast! Pick from 7 options,  including tuscan kale salad, no nut pesto pasta, or hearty mushroom stuffing. All of their items are plant based and gluten-free and feed 4-6 people. Order your dishes ($20 each) in-store or by emailing holidayorder@thirstjuiceco.com. Pick-up is available on Tuesday, November 22 (7am - 7pm) or Wednesday, November 23, (7:00am - 2:00pm). Browse their menu here. 

 4. Whole Heart Provisions
487 Cambridge Street
Allston, 02134

 Place your order by: Monday, November 21

Whole Heart Provisions is holding nothing back with their Thanksgiving to-go menu made up of 11 different items! Their amazing array of side dishes feed 4-6 people and are $18 each. They have everything from stuffed delicata squash with kale, wild rice & quinoa, to roasted brussels sprouts with pickled cranberries, to green bean casserole. Everything on the menu is vegan and all dishes are gluten-free with the exception of the pumpkin mac n chz. You can order on site at the store or online here, for pick up on Tuesday, November 22 (11am - 8pm). 

We hope you incorporate some of these delicious dishes into your Thanksgiving celebrations in support of your health and in support of these wonderful small businesses. We certainly will be!