Thanksgiving to Go and Fair Trade Coffee

Dishes to supplement your holiday table. Plus, a new fair-trade coffee shop in Westover.

Thanksgiving to Go

Cut down on the cooking by ordering dinner, sides or desserts from these local restaurants and bakeries:


Pie flavors include banana cream pie with Nilla wafer crust, and Nutella pie in an Oreo shell ($25 each). Order by Nov. 24.

1025 North Fillmore St., Arlington; 571-970-6460,

Best Buns

Supplement your table with breads, sides and sweets, such as pumpkin cheesecake ($39), chocolate-chip pumpkin bread ($6) or turkey-shaped sugar cookies ($2.75 each). Order by Nov. 24 at noon.

4010 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-578-1500,

Buzz Bakery

Seasonal pies include double-crusted apple ($32), pumpkin ($28) sweet potato ($28) and apple crumble ($24). Gluten-free options also available. Order by Nov. 24.

818 North Quincy St., Arlington; 703-650-9676,

Danielle’s Desserts

Try the sweet potato layer cake with pecans, pineapple and orange-pecan frosting ($64); or the butter-crumb-topped apple caramel pie ($34). Order by Nov. 14.

2001 International Drive (Tysons Galleria), McLean; 703-442-4096,

Esquire Confections

Owner-baker Amanda Abraham offers cakes decorated to look like turkeys (prices vary), Thanksgiving-themed cupcakes ($36 and up for one dozen) and Pilgrim hat-shaped cookies ($33 per dozen). Order by Nov. 20.

6163 Kellogg Drive, McLean; 703-401-6655,

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

Festive pie options include Dutch apple ($13.95), mincemeat ($15.50) and rhubarb ($14.95). Order by Nov. 25.

2150 North Culpeper St., Arlington; 703-527-8394,

LeoNora Gourmet Bakery

Pick up fresh baguettes ($2.75 apiece) and flour-dusted, rosemary-accented sourdough boules ($5.25), or indulge with a three-layer Pumpkin Paradise pie featuring cream cheese, pumpkin pie filling and pecan streusel ($28). Order by Nov. 23.

1108 North Irving St., Arlington; 571-527-0445,

Northside Social

Choose everything from soups ($12) and freshly baked loaves ($2.50-$4) to free-range turkeys ($85) and sides, like mashed potatoes laced with cheddar and bacon ($15). The pie choices include this tasty triple threat: bourbon chocolate pecan ($24). Order by Nov. 24 at 5 p.m.

3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-465-0145,


The McLean café is offering three seasonal cupcakes: bourbon pecan pie, pumpkin spice and caramel apple ($3 each, $33 for a dozen). Orders must be picked up by close of business on Nov. 26.

6845 Elm St., McLean;

Feasting Out

No time to cook? Make your Thanksgiving dinner a completely fuss-free affair by dining out. Reservations are recommended at the following restaurants:


The three-course prix-fixe menu features locally sourced turkey, seasonal sides and apple pie from RAMMY award-winning pastry chef Caitlin Dysart. $68 per person, $48 per vegetarian, $25 for children.

2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church; 703-270-1500,

Liberty Tavern

The buffet—bigger than a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float—includes favorites such as turkey, ham, pickle-brined fried chicken and plenty of pies. $30 per person, $10 for children. Offered 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-465-9360,


A four-course dinner, served family style, features all-American Thanksgiving classics. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food for Others food bank. $44.95 per person, $18.95 for children 12 and under. Offered 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

2001 International Drive (Tysons Galleria), McLean; 703-442-9110,


Enjoy a subcontinental spin on tradition with this Indian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner. Tandoori-style turkey takes center stage for the three-course meal ($35 per person, $50 with wine pairings, $17.50 for children). Offered noon until 8 p.m.

2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; 703-248-8333,

Turkish Delight

Trade Roots owner Lisa Ostroff created some buzz in September when she expanded her fair-trade gift boutique in Westover into the space next door (a former drycleaner) and added fair-trade coffees and teas to her repertoire. Her expanded shop now includes a 15-seat café serving Turkish coffee, espresso drinks and five varieties of loose leaf teas, along with scones, coffee cakes, cookies, baguettes, quiches and more from Leonora Bakery in Clarendon and Grandma Vera’s bakery in Rockville.

Trade Roots, 5852 North Washington Blvd., Arlington; 571-335-4274,

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