Do you have family coming in town for the Thanksgiving holidays? Prep for your fam + guests with the help of local Acadiana shops and services. Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be stressful!

For easy reference, we’ve made a short list below of businesses helping you to have a remarkable holiday. Grab the Towny app to access each of the mentioned locales + let your favorite Acadiana businesses give you a hand. (You’ll be contributing to a robust Acadiana economy, supporting your neighbors, AND getting rewarded for doing so!) Choose local and give thanks!

Prepare Your Thanksgiving Feast

What’s a Thanksgiving Day feast without the turkey? If the thought of cooking or roasting a turkey overwhelms you, take a deep breath and head on down to Took’s Meat Market. Not only can you get a good old traditional turkey, but also you can spice things up with a “Tur-Pork” (a pork roast-stuffed turkey), a “Turducken” (a boneless turkey stuffed with a duck and a chicken), and any other number of unique turkey creations. And hey, who says turkey must be the meat of choice at your Thanksgiving meal? Order any number of options like beef, lamb, pork, and so much more!

Make Thanksgiving a true fiesta with tacos + other Mexican entrees from Taco Sisters. Taco Sisters makes catering for big groups easy with three simple steps. Step one: pick out up to three flavorful meats. Step two: choose up to two sides from options like elote and refried beans. Step three: choose your toppings and sauces.  Taco Sisters also offers specially-created party trays with fish salad sliders, enchiladas, chicken chili + other yummy eats. Whether you have one person coming to your get together or 100, Taco Sisters will have everyone feeling thankful. Plus, this Thanksgiving Taco Sisters is offering smoked turkeys with gravy – don’t miss out!

After stuffing your tum with turkey and mashed potatoes, we hope you saved room for dessert! If baking isn’t your thing, you don’t have to miss out. You can pick up a freshly-baked dessert from Gambino’s Bakery. Choose from Acadiana classics like the traditional King Cake or Doberge Cake, or offer your guests a little bit of everything with an assorted dessert tray. Don’t wait ‘till the last minute! Place your Thanksgiving Day orders early.  

 Thanksgiving cookie bouquet from Cookies in Bloom

Thanksgiving cookie bouquet from Cookies in Bloom

It’s not a celebration without the cake. Celebrate and be grateful with a cake from Sky's The Limit Cakes. Baker extraordinaire Skylar Manuel offers tons of delicious flavors and can decorate your custom cake however you’d like. With a cake from Sky’s the Limit, you’ll not only have a tasty dessert, but you’ll also have a gorgeous table decoration.

Order a Thanksgiving-themed cookie bouquet from Cookies in Bloom. The cookies taste amazing, and the shapes are super creative with cute pumpkin, cornucopia + pilgrim themes. In addition ordering a cookie bouquet as Thanksgiving Day dessert, these arrangements also make a great Thanksgiving gift for neighbors, coworkers + anyone else you are grateful for.  

Are you thankful for all the good that has happened this year? Raise a glass + make a toast with lovely sips from your local sommelier, My Somm. This expert wine service will help you pick out the perfect vino to pair with your Thanksgiving eats from their range of sophisticated wines. If you already know what you want you can call ahead and order, or you can stop by and get a recommendation based on your needs and personal tastes.

Decorate Your Home With Flowers of Thankfulness

 Fall floral arrangement from Les Amis Flowerland

Fall floral arrangement from Les Amis Flowerland

No need to stress when it comes to decorating your home for Thanksgiving guests. Fill your house with beautiful fall colors with gorgeous Thanksgiving-themed floral arrangements from Leona Sue’s Florist. These flowers can work as a table centerpiece, mantelpiece decor, or really anywhere you’d like to add some warmth, color, and beauty.

Gather your guests around a table of food and a table of flowers from Les Amis Flowerland. This Thanksgiving season, Les Amis has elegant fall floral arrangements complete with orange roses, bronze button spray chrysanthemums, and other autumn foliage. Don’t let the food be the only thing drawing guests to your table.

Keep Your Guests Entertained

Want to keep the kids (and adults!) occupied while cooking up the Thanksgiving feast? Could video games do the trick? Shop at Anubis Game & Hobby for a large selection of video games for the gaming expert to the casual gamer. The shop owners know everything there is to know about gaming + can help you pick out the perfect option for your peeps.

If your Thanksgiving visitors are ready to get out of the house and haven’t explored Acadiana, taking them on the Cajun Food Tours will be a real treat. Round up your guests and climb aboard the cozy tour bus that takes you on a culinary and cultural adventure. Taste Cajun flavors from some of the best spots Acadiana has to offer. Got a big fam? Not a problem! Groups of eight or more are welcome at an additional discount. Winning!

Get out and get creative with an art class or paint party at LaToscana' Studio and Gallery. All ages + experience levels are welcome. Paint something nice to decorate before Thanksgiving with the November painting of the month class – “Pumpkin Spice” – or simply expand on your painting skills.

Thankful for the gamers in your life? Give them the gift of video games with retro classics or the newest releases from Play N Trade Video Games. Do you have video games that aren’t working like they used to? Don’t throw them out! Play N Trade provides disc repair so you can get your games up-to-par before your guests arrive in town.

When the Festivities Are Over

 Cold-pressed juices from Tribe Collective

Cold-pressed juices from Tribe Collective

Had a few too many carbs and feeling puffy after Thanksgiving? A juice cleanse will have you back to your best self. Tribe Collective serves fresh, cold-pressed juices that are perfect for treating inflammation, decreasing blood pressure, aiding in digestion + other health needs. Come by and try a delicious juice or any number of their treats that are both tasty and healthy.

Cooking and cleaning for large groups can do a number on your home appliances. If your oven, stove, dishwasher, or other appliances are giving you grief during the holidays, call up Richard Hebert Maytag for appliance repairs + maintenance. They offer the best in customer service and have the expert knowledge to get to the root of your problems.

Wind down after Thanksgiving parties and games of flag football in front of the fireplace. If you haven’t lit up your fireplace in a while, it may need some maintenance. Local fireplace service shop Busch Fireplaces can ensure your fireplace, gas logs, and other hearth + patio products are running in tip-top shape. And, if you don’t have a fireplace but want one, Busch can help you with installation! Call them before the weather cools down to stay toasty + warm all throughout the holidays.

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