Delightful COVID-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Wednesday 11th, November 2020 / 12:57 Written by
Delightful COVID-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Local Businesses are Making Sure San Antonio Residents can Still Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

COVID-19 means friends and families may not be able to gather for a traditional Thanksgiving this year, but local businesses are making sure San Antonio residents can still celebrate safely. Pearl Farmers Market and the Jerk Shack are offering meal kits to go, taking away the stress of grocery shopping, and La Panaderia and Bakery Lorraine’s decadent pies are a perfect stress-free dessert option available for convenient pickup. See below for a full list of Thanksgiving offerings in the Alamo City this year.

La Panaderia

COVID friendly Thanksgiving

Offering: La Panaderia will be offering Thanksgiving pies available for preorder starting Nov. 16. The scrumptious dessert can be ordered in a family size or personal size, and guests can choose from apple, pecan, pumpkin or mixed berry.

Pearl Farmers Market

Offering: Thanksgiving Meal Kit

Price: $150

COVID friendly Thanksgiving

For the first time, Pearl Farmers Market & Pearl Farmers Market Curbside are offering you a chance to make a truly Farm to (Thanksgiving) Table meal. The Thanksgiving Meal Kit includes everything you need to create three classic Thanksgiving sides, a bountiful salad, as well as dinner rolls, a Pearl exclusive cranberry compote, and, of course, gravy. 

Complete your Thanksgiving spread with three varieties of homemade pies and two sizes of gorgeous pumpkin centerpieces, all from Vintage Heart Farm in Stockdale, TX. A limited supply of pasture-raised turkeys will be available, from Behind the Oaks Farm in Schertz, TX. Kits are available to preorder starting Nov. 6 and can be picked up on Nov. 24 from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Jerk Shack

COVID friendly Thanksgiving

Offering: The Jerk Shack’s family packs are designed to feed groups of six, making them the perfect option for a small Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving gathering, which is an all too real situation in the midst of a pandemic. Guests can order Jerk Ribs, Jerk Tacos and Jerk Chicken with shareable sides to feed the group. Orders can be placed prior to Thanksgiving Day as the Jerk Shack will be closed for the holiday.

Price: Jerk Ribs with four sharable sides ($55), Jerk Tacos with two sharable sides ($45), Jerk Chicken with three sharable sides ($45)

Bakery Lorraine

COVID friendly Thanksgiving

Offering: This Thanksgiving, Bakery Lorraine will have their famous Dutch Apple Pie made with five different apple varieties and donning a lattice decor. A decadent, Roasted In-House Pumpkin Pie, mixed with the perfect blend of holiday spices and their signature Jack Daniel’s Pecan Pie, a boozy twist on the classic pecan pie.

All pie orders must be placed by Sunday, November 22, at midnight. Pre-order pickups in-store will take place on Wednesday, November 25. Extras will be available at each store on a first-come, serve basis. Pies will be available at all Bakery Lorraine locations in San Antonio and Austin.

Price: $26

Courtesy of Twang

COVID friendly Thanksgiving

Offering: Pomegranate Moscow Mule Recipe

  • Ingredients:
    • 1.5 oz. premium vodka
    • .5 ounce fresh lime juice
    • 3 ounces of pomegranate juice
    • Crushed ice
    • Ginger beer
    • Copper mug
    • Twang-A-Rita Unwind Lime 
    • One fresh lime
    • One mint sprig


  • Rim a copper mug with Twang-A-Rita Unwind Lime 
  • Add crushed ice to the mug
  • Combine 1.5 oz of premium vodka, .5 oz. of fresh lime juice, and 3 oz. of pomegranate juice and add to the mug
  • Top off with ginger beer
  • Garnish with lime and mint sprig

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