A Week of Thanks
Supporting & Thanking Our Businesses
Monday, November 23rd – Friday, November 27th
Drop off or mail a thank you note to a local business. Kids (and adults!) – you can color an Uptown coloring sheet and share it with your favorite business! Safely deliver it or share a photo online. Templates here – Uptown Coloring Sheet + Turkey Thank You
Get ready for meal planning and last-minute shopping by swinging by one of your favorite cafes for your morning coffee or tea!
Before cooking on Thursday, show local restaurants some love with Wednesday takeout! You can also review a variety of Thanksgiving promotions at exploreuptown.org.
Quickly give thanks in a meaningful way by liking your favorite business on Facebook and other social media platforms to show support! Wish them a Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy your leftovers while spreading the love to your favorite local businesses by writing a review on Yelp!
Brass Heart is offering a special Thanksgiving meal for two for $175. The dinner includes 2 Brioche and sausage stuffed Poussin’s with pan gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, Duchess potatoes, A5 roasted brussel sprouts and carrots with pancetta, sweet potato pie with truffle maple syrup, and a bottle of sparkling rose. Prepaid pickup for parties of 2 to 26. Click here for more information.
Choose local this Thanksgiving with Chicago Market! Chicago Market has partnered with several farmers and producers to bring a selection of gorgeous and delicious items. Click here to place your orders and don’t forget to RSVP for Chicago Market’s pop-up event on Sunday, November 22nd from 1:00pm-3:00pm to pick up your items!
Thanksgivings may be smaller this year but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be beautiful. Order floral online from City Grange now for delivery next week or call their design team at (312) 883-9721 for something custom! If you’re looking to prepare early for Christmas this year, City Grange is also offering Christmas trees that come from a family owned business in Wisconsin along with a wide assortment of holiday greenery from wreaths to mantlepieces. We all need some holiday cheer after this crazy year and City Grange is happy to be a small part of your celebrations.
Experience a different cuisine this year! Demera Ethiopian Restaurant is offering a vegan Thanksgiving dinner! Dine with Demera and keep your thanks simple. Their thanksgiving meal includes: Red and golden Beet salad appetizer, 12 Vegan items for an entree, and Vegan chocolate pie for dessert. Place your order on Tock today for pick up or delivery on Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the following Saturday and Saturday after Thanksgiving!
Drink Happy Thoughts Food Drive – Drink Happy Thoughts is collecting donations at to help Families of Uplift High School have a beautiful Thanksgiving this year. What we need: Non-perishable food items (canned goods, rice, instant mashed potatoes, etc.) hand sanitizers, napkins, and other helpful items! Donations can be dropped off at the shop any time of the day, any day of the week. While you’re at it, grab a freshly roasted coffee, organic donut, a healthy smoothie, and much more! Check out their website here.
Let Fat Cat take the stress of shopping, chopping, and carving off of your plate. Pre-order one of their Family Thanksgiving Dinners today and rest easy knowing you won’t have to miss out on home cookin’ when our family cooks for yours. Fat Cat Thanksgiving Dinner Menu includes: 1) Oven Roasted, Hand Carved Turkey 2) Grandma’s Herb Stuffing 3) Mashed Sweet Potatoes 4) Homemade Turkey Gravy 5) Green Bean Casserole and 6) Orange Cranberry Relish. Pre-order a complete Fat Cat Dinner for any size online!
Hearthstone & Terrace Open with Precautions – We are open, with limited capacity, and elevated cleaning and safety precautions in place. Winter greens and holiday arrangements arrive the weekend of 11/21, and Christmas trees and wreaths arrive the following week. These items can be purchased on the open terrace without coming inside the store. Thank you for your continued support of local businesses! Check out their website here.
Honkee Restaurant introduced the Bring Your Own Turkey (BYOT) at the restaurant during the 1980s and continue to serve patrons to help them save the hassle of roasting their birds for holiday parties & get-togethers. Roasted turkeys are seasoned and roasted like their roast ducks, but with extra spices! BYOT costs $2.75 per pound, while turkeys ordered through the restaurant are $5.50 per pound. All birds need to be dropped off/ordered 2-3 days days in advance. Aluminum turkey pans and turkey sauce is included free of charge for every order. Call (773) 878-6650 to place your order!
Help My Buddy’s Make a Difference this Thanksgiving! In their continual effort to bring together community and making the world a better place for all, they call upon “All their Buddy’s” this Holiday Season to help. My Buddy’s is having Thanksgiving To Go this year since they cannot do their Annual Holiday Buffer. They put together all the wonderful food available for pick up and to enjoy at home! And just like previous years – For Every Two Meals sold, My Buddy’s will donate a third meal. Check out the Thanksgiving menu here. To Reserve your Meals Today or make a Donation, just visit their website!
Stuffing in or out, timing all the dishes, avoiding drama at the dinner table… Thanksgiving is stressful enough without wondering where your meal will come from. Donate today to help Lakeview Pantry provide a Thanksgiving turkey to a family in need! Don’t delay: Meg and Skip Herman, friends of the Pantry, are providing a match for the first $25,000 raised to our special Turkey Fund! give.lakeviewpantry.org/turkeyfund
Thanksgiving Savings at Provisions Uptown! It’s that time of year to maximize your savings! Order all of your turkey accompaniments from cheeses, salamis, wine, beer, spirits and more on Provision Uptown’s Mercato store. Save $10 on groceries with code GOBBLEUP. More information here!
Thanksgiving Offerings at The Reservoir! Thanksgiving will look a little different for many of us this year. We want to show our gratitude for all of your support by curating a Reservoir Thanksgiving Dinner. We’re serving a traditional Thanksgiving with all the fixings, or build your own dinner with our a la carte options! Don’t forget to add a bottle of wine to complete your night! Click here for details!
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the launch of Black Shop Friday, a campaign to encourage Chicagoans to buy from Black-owned businesses on November 27– the day after Thanksgiving. The mission is to create greater economic equality by shining a light on the amazing Black businesses in and around our great city. This November 27th, put the Black in Black Friday, and add one Uptown Black-owned business to your shopping cart. Spend green. Shop Black. For more information on Black Shop Friday, click here.
When you spend money, think local first.
Before you order online or go to a big box store, see if you can get something at one of Uptown’s small businesses. Ask if they can special order something for you. Get one extra takeout meal each week. Try something new. (We have so many great restaurants!) Buy a gift card or take an online class. Donate to a local nonprofit organization.