It’s Turkey Time! Here’s Where to Buy the Best Thanksgiving Birds Online

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Let’s talk turkey! Whether you wake up at 5 a.m. to start the slow-roasting process or you deep-fry your dinner in the backyard, Thanksgiving is all about the bird. No matter what your holiday guest list looks like this year, you can still have all the turkey (and all the leftovers!) you crave without having to wait in the supermarket checkout line. Order a fresh or frozen bird online, and it’ll be delivered right to your door in time for the big day. If the idea of making a whole turkey seems a bit daunting, don’t sweat it! You can order a pre-seasoned – or even a pre-cooked – bird and dig right in. So get ready, turkey fans, because the drumsticks, the leftover sandwiches, and all that sweet, sweet tryptophan are just a click away.

Fresh and Frozen Turkeys

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It's oh-so-easy to add a whole frozen turkey to your FreshDirect order. FreshDirect sources birds from family-run Jaindl Farms in Lehigh Valley, PA, where they grow their own feed for the turkeys and selectively breed them for a lean bird that offers lots of juicy white meat without antibiotics. Not a FreshDirect customer? Sign up and get $25 your first order of $99 or more with code WELCOME25OFF.

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Sure, they sell specialty meat products like foie gras and pheasant, but D’Artagnan also carries that Thanskgiving dinner staple. Specifically, a fresh, free-range organic turkey raised on an all-vegetarian grain diet. These birds even drink pure spring water! Pre-orders are available now for delivery between November 20 and 24.

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Williams Sonoma

Get a fresh, free-range turkey from famed California poultry ranch Willie Bird via Williams Sonoma. We’ve tried them before, and they really are that good, with meat that's “tender and moist with a delicate, sweet flavor.” The birds are shipped directly from California, so if you want your turkey delivered the day before Thanksgiving, order by November 20.

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The name Butterball is synonymous with Thanksgiving turkey — and with good reason. Their Thanksgiving hotline has saved countless dinners from turkey tragedy, and their birds are reliably juicy, tasty, and affordable. Looking for lots of leftovers? You can snag a frozen 24- to 26-pound premium all-natural young turkey from your local Target.

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Fossil Farms

Northern New Jersey-based meat purveyor Fossil Farms focuses on sustainable practices and animal welfare, and they source their birds from family-run local farms. You can order a fresh whole bird that’s been fed a local vegetarian diet without antibiotics, steroids, or hormones.

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Grassland Beef

Get back to nature with a pasture-raised turkey this Thanksgiving. These birds are raised as naturally as possible: They live on a pasture, peck at worms and seeds, and are fed a supplemental non-GMO diet. All it takes is one bite to feel like you're celebrating Thanksgiving on a farm.

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Porter Road

Check out another pasture-raised option, this time from Porter Road, a Nashville-based online butcher shop that offers quality cuts of fresh meat shipped directly to your door. This turkey comes from Kentucky’s Jolly Barnyard Farm, arrives frozen, and can serve up to 15 people.

Pre-Seasoned and Pre-Cooked Turkeys

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Yep, you really can get everything on Amazon – including a hickory-smoked turkey from Burgers’ Smokehouse. The bird arrives vacuum-sealed and fully cooked, along with heating instructions for the big day.

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Omaha Steaks
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You’ll still get to say you cooked the turkey, but Omaha Steaks takes all the guesswork (and hard work) out of the task. Your bird arrives frozen, pre-basted with brown sugar and honey, and in its own cooking bag. All you need to do is defrost it and cook it — but don’t worry, it comes with instructions. It’s even got a pop-up turkey timer so you know when it’s ready to come out of the oven.

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Harry & David

Maybe you want turkey but don’t feel like cooking the whole bird, or maybe you want something special but just aren’t a turkey fan. Harry and David has you covered with a line of ready-to-cook poultry and pork, which includes feasts ranging from turkey and stuffing Wellington to a gourmet ham dinner, complete with all the sides.

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Give Thanksgiving a little Southern flair with a deep-fried, Cajun-spiced turkey from Goldbelly. Shipped from Louisiana-based Cajun Turkey Company, these birds are hand-rubbed with Cajun spices, marinated overnight, and then deep-fried in peanut oil for a moist, juicy turkey with a serious kick.

This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: It’s Turkey Time! Here’s Where to Buy the Best Thanksgiving Birds Online