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Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner (PHOTOS)

There comes a point when cooking for loved ones on Thanksgiving may make you want to lock yourself in your bedroom with a bottle of wine.
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There comes a point when cooking for loved ones on Thanksgiving may make you want to lock yourself in your bedroom with a bottle of wine. Save yourself the stress and leave the meal to experts like Tyler Florence and Eli Zabar, who are offering ready-to-go Thanksgiving meals. Here, 15 mail-order ideas to help your big day go a little smoother.—Julia Heffelfinger

The Big Cheese Taster
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This all-in-one hors d’oeuvres kit has everything you need to keep peckish early arrivers out of the kitchen, from an aged Vermont Creamery Couple goat cheese to a stylish slate board for arranging the goods. $145; mouth.com.
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Cousins Maine Lobster Bisque
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Caught daily in Maine’s Casco Bay, Cousins lobster is incredibly fresh. The company will even do the messy shell picking for you! Try this silky, sherry-scented bisque as an elegant starter. 4 servings/$40; shop.cousinsmainelobster.com.
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Side Dish Sampler
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Deep down, we all know that Thanksgiving is really about the sides. Dean & DeLuca offers a set that includes all of the essentials. Also not to be missed, the truffled cream corn. $165; deandeluca.com.
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Tipsy Quince and Cranberry Jam
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A deliciously boozy version of Thanksgiving cranberry sauce, with quince to nicely round out the tang. $8.50; mouth.com.
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Shallot Confit with Red Wine
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Up your Thanksgiving condiment game. Here, red wine adds depth and acid to sweet, slow-cooked shallots. $8.50; quinceandapple.com.
Photo © Sarah Makoski
Holiday Bread Box
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This assortment of holiday breads hails from the mail-order pros Zingerman’s. Hunks of crusty, sour Roadhouse and the super-dense Cranberry Pecan are perfect vehicles for pools of gravy. $55; zingermans.com.
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Assorted Breads
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Bread master Lionel Vatinet will overnight authentic French baked goods right to your door, from the classic La Farm to pumpkin sweet bread. From $7; lafarmbakery.com.
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