No matter how many years you’ve played hostess, preparing Thanksgiving dinner isn’t easy to pull off. In fact — you can almost guarantee you’ll burn the rolls, forget the stuffing, or at the very least, run out of wine.

Here are 15 grocery stores that will save your tail feathers come Turkey Day:

1. Whole Foods Market

You trusted your sister to make the apple pie, now you have no pie and no where to turn. Except, Whole Foods. Stores nationwide will be open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

2. Walmart

So you burnt all the gravy. Sounds like you need to get to Walmart pronto, for a few jars of the ready-made stuff.

3. Safeway

Thanksgiving may never get on the table if you wait for your late brother to arrive with the stuffing and sweet potatoes. Swing by Safeway when you need some sides in a pinch.

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4. Kroger

When you’re already an hour down the road and realized you left the stuffing on the stovetop, swing by Kroger and no one will know the difference. Locations will be open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (some will be open 24 hours).

5. Sprouts

Make a last minute run for rolls or other mealtime emergencies at your neighborhood Sprouts.

6. Wegmans

When your wife finishes the last bottle of wine by 2 p.m., run to Wegmans and stock up. Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7. Target

Target will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight — perfect for when you low-balled the number of guests and now you need more plates… and food… and towels — and some time away from the house.

8. Shaws

Shaws will be open during their regular business hours for all Thanksgiving Day mishaps.

9. Acme

So, the green bean casserole recipe isn’t as easy as you remember. Head to Acme for backup supplies and let someone else takeover.

10. Stop & Shop

Because your pumpkin pie looks more like a Pinterest fail, scoop up some canned pumpkin last minute and start again. Stop and Shop will be open normal business hours.

11. Winn-Dixie

Any issues when your serving up your feast can be fixed until 4 p.m. at Winn-Dixie.

12. Cub Foods

The Midwestern grocery chain will be open for Turkey Day emergencies.

13. Vons

In the unfortunate event your fridge goes on the blink the night before, remember you can get fresh food at Vons the day of the big feast. Just stop by during normal business hours.

14. Ralphs

When you realize Ralphs is open on Thanksgiving, you won’t have to serve the brown mashed potatoes you let sit out too long. Stores will be open as early at 5 a.m. and as late as midnight.

15. Albertsons

Quick! You didn’t realize your brother’s girlfriend has gone vegan. Head to Alberstons during normal business hours and pick up something she’ll actually eat. Most stores will be open 6 a.m. until at least 10 p.m.

16. Fairway

When you want some late night snacks to fuel your Black Friday shopping, Fairway has usually been open until 11 p.m. at most locations.


Also see, How to safely roast a Thanksgiving turkey.


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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.