Last night I had the pleasure of attending a pre-Thanksgiving feast at Whole Foods Market. From the turkey to the trimmings, Whole Foods has the holidays covered! I met up with fellow Omaha bloggers Erin, Hannah, Trisha, and Jess for a night of good company and great food!
I arrived early so I could hit up the wine and cheese tasting ahead of time. It was a great way for a wine rookie such as myself to try something new and learn a bit more about what I like and don’t like (spoiler: I liked it all, haha)!
I headed to dinner and was blown away by the gorgeous spread Whole Foods had prepared! Whole Foods makes it convenient to create a delicious, healthy holiday dinner. They take care of the cooking and you can order entrees, sides, desserts, rolls, appetizers or even the whole meal! Their holiday menu is fantastic!
Here’s what Whole Foods cooked up for us:
- Wild Rice Quinoa Cranberry Roast with Hazelnut Crust: This was the main attraction for vegetarians. While I’m not a vegetarian myself, I have to say that I wouldn’t miss the turkey with a dish like this! It was as amazing as it sounds!
- Spanakopita Triangles: These may have been my favorite. I still can’t pronounce the name, but these flakey spinach filled pastries were delicious!
- Midwest-Raised Whole Roasted Turkey with organic homemade, turkey gravy: This turkey was perfectly golden on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside! SO good! I definitely should have let these pros take care of my Friendsgiving turkey!
- Butternut Squash and Apple Galette: Another favorite of mine. This galette had a sweet and tangy bite to it which contrasted nicely to the rest of the meal!
- Traditional herb stuffing: This has to be my favorite stuffing I’ve ever had. As a notoriously picky eater, I can’t believe how much I loved this dish!
- Green beans with shallots: Green beans are a holiday staple and make any plate look gorgeous. These veggies didn’t fail to deliver!
- Parker House Rolls: These little rolls were perfectly portioned and a wonderful addition to our Thanksgiving table!
- Pumpkin Pie with homemade whipped cream and Vegan Pumpkin Pie: I had the traditional pumpkin pie, and it was AMAZING! However, it may have been upstaged by the homemade cream that Whole Foods has started making in store. I can’t even begin to explain the difference – SO good!
The holidays are inevitably a busy time of year, so save yourself the hassle of preparing everything on your own. You can choose from 7 different meal packages or select your favorite options a la carte! From vegetarian to vegan to gluten free, their vast holiday menu makes it simple to accommodate any number of dietary needs.
As you’d expect from Whole Foods, everything available to order adheres to the company’s strict quality standards. Sides are precooked with reheating instructions. You have the option of reserving a precooked or uncooked turkey depending on your preference. It doesn’t get easier than that!
You can place your holiday meal orders in store or online at shop.wholefoodsmarket.com! Omaha’s Whole Foods has a Holiday Order Table set up in store for you to talk through your options with a knowledgable employee. Feel free to stop by 10020 Regency Circle (Dodge and Regency Parkway), or call 402-393-1200 to place your order over the phone.
- Thanksgiving orders can be placed through Monday, November 25.
- Hanukkah orders are due 48 hours before desired pick-up
- Christmas orders can be placed through Sunday, December 22, 5 pm
- New Year’s orders are due 48 hours before desired pick-up
I want to thank Whole Foods Omaha for an incredibly fun night! What better way to catch up with friends than over some great food? Here we are before digging in to try everything. Jess’s adorable daughter Jada looked ready to try some turkey. Maybe she and Eleanor can share some squash puree over the holidays :)
Which menu item looks the best to you?
Have you ever tried a turkey alternative at your holiday meal? What did you think?
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Whole Foods. All opinions are my own.