As the holiday season approaches, the excitement of Thanksgiving fills the air. While many of us relish the tradition of preparing a homemade feast, sometimes life has other plans.
This year, I had the pleasure of discovering a culinary gem in Spokane, Washington, that not only eased the holiday stress but elevated the Thanksgiving experience to new heights – all thanks to a delectable takeout meal from a local caterer.
The Hidden Gem: Mangia Catering
Located in Liberty Lake, Washington, Mangia Catering is a hidden gem that has been crafting culinary delights for locals and visitors alike. They strive to passionately plan, produce, create and celebrate life’s most memorable moments! Known for their commitment to using fresh, local ingredients and their innovative approach to traditional recipes, they’ve become a staple in the Spokane catering scene.
The Thanksgiving To-Go Experience:
In the spirit of embracing change and trying something new, I decided to entrust my Thanksgiving dinner to the culinary experts at Mangia Catering. The ordering process was seamless and food can be picked up the day before Thanksgiving.
The Ultimate Feast
WHOLE OR CARVED TURKEY WITH HERBED GRAVY
Brined with brown sugar, salt, lemon peels, black peppercorn, and juniper berries. Served with fresh herb garnish for a gourmet presentation. Kit includes scratch made turkey stock to keep your bird moist and flavorful.
Whole cranberries, cinnamon, orange zest.
HERBED STUFFING BALLS
Your choice of traditional or cornbread.
GRILLED APPLE & CRANBERRY SALAD
Artisan romaine wedge, gorgonzola crumbles, thick cut hickory smoked bacon, roasted cherry tomato, and candied walnuts. Served with Red Wine Vinaigrette.
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
Tender French green beans, cream of Northwest mushroom sauce, fried onion strings.
SMOKED RAINBOW CARROTS
Spice rubbed and smoked, finished with a pomegranate – pistachio relish.
JUANTITA’S WHIPPED POTATO
Grandma’s secret potato recipe! Light, buttery, and fluffy Washington Yukon potato. Whipped to perfection!
WHITE DINNER ROLL
Served with honey whipped cinnamon butter.
A full thanksgiving feast that is prepared with the best ingredients – ready to eat and eat!
3 – 4 GUESTS: $145 | 8 – 10 GUESTS: $345
ULTIMATE SIDE DISHES
This is the ultimate feast without the turkey. This allows you to make that famous family turkey recipe without the headache of cooking all the sides at the same time!
3 – 4 GUESTS: $100 | 8 – 10 GUESTS: $250
We’ve partnered with your favorite local pie shop – Birdie’s! Because is it even Thanksgiving without the pie??
Large: $30 | Personal: $5.95 | Quad (4 personal pies): $21.50
We’ve also partnered with Pearl & Tin to spice up that decor with a festive fall floral arrangement made to impress.
Floral Arrangement: $90
Price does not include tax. Delivery available for an additional fee.
Order Deadline: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH | Pickup: On or before WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 22ND.
Beyond the culinary experience, choosing a Thanksgiving meal from a local restaurant like Mangia Catering allowed me to support the vibrant food culture in Spokane. It felt gratifying to contribute to the success of a beloved establishment and hardworking locals!
As I reflected on my Thanksgiving To-Go experience from Mangia Catering, I couldn’t help but be grateful for the convenience, the extraordinary flavors, and the opportunity to support a local business. This year, Mangia Catering turned a traditional holiday into a culinary adventure, reminding me that sometimes the best way to celebrate is by letting the experts handle the cooking so you can enjoy more time with family (minus the stress of a busy kitchen and loads of dishes). If you’re looking to let the experts handle Thanksgiving dinner this year, we definitely recommend indulging in the culinary delights that Mangia Catering has to offer!
*This post was created in partnership with Mangia Catering