Where to Shop for Last-Minute Groceries on Thanksgiving


It's almost certainly happened to you -- likely more than once.

You've begun your preparations for Thanksgiving dinner, your relatives are inbound, and you suddenly realize that you're out of milk or butter or, God help you, turkey.

OK, we're not sure anyone can help you find a (not-frozen) turkey on Thanksgiving, but as long as you don't wait until the late afternoon to assemble your mise en place, you'll have at least a few options for buying groceries on the holiday itself.

Our list is after the jump.

The major supermarket chains -- Schnucks, Dierbergs and Shop 'n Save -- are closed on Thanksgiving, as is Straub's.

Whole Foods Market
is open. The Whole Foods in Brentwood (1601 South Brentwood Boulevard; 314-968-7744) is open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The Whole Foods in Town and Country (1160 Town and Country Crossing; 636-527-1160) is open from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Local Harvest Grocery (3148 Morgan Ford Road; 314-865-5260) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Do you know of a grocery store or supermarket that's open on Thanksgiving day? Let us know, and we'll add it to the list.