Here’s a No-cook Thanksgiving Menu to Inspire Your Holiday Feast

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If you’re on Thanksgiving duty this year, building a seriously satisfying menu can be a daunting task. But there’s no need to fret since you can now easily go for a no-cook route completely, thanks to the many yummy options from restaurants found in your go-to SM mall. 

Up ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best dishes to please each and every appetite. With these quick and filling choices, your party prep won’t be as overwhelming. The result is a gathering that’s as stress-free as possible—and, boy, do we all want that. 


Kenny Rogers


In lieu of roasted turkey, you can easily turn to Kenny Rogers’ rotisserie-roasted whole chicken for only P555 from their SM City Batangas outpost. 

Definitely the brand’s signature and bestselling offering, it’s made with a unique blend of herbs, spices, and citrus, served with their own signature gravy. 


Zark’s Burgers


A bundle we can’t resist is Zark’s Burgers’ Mega Combo, which you can order via GrabFood from their SM City Naga branch. It’ll save you P204!

The hefty bundle includes Zark’s Classic Meal of their signature meaty cheeseburger with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, a serving of nachos, your choice of iced tea or blue lemonade, and an 8-piece box of their boneless fried chicken. 

Crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside, their fried chicken are available in a variety of flavors: Southern Classic, Caribbean BBQ, Honey Soy Garlic, Buffalo, and Honey Buffalo. 


Cabalen


An all-you-can eat option from Cabalen is really a no-brainer when you want to have a Thanksgiving feast—Pinoy-style. The best part is that you can have all your classic Filipino staples for only P488 per person. 

With that less-than-P500 price for a comforting and mouthwatering buffet, heading over to Cabalen in SM City Santa Rosa with the whole crew sounds like a great idea. 


Shakey’s


Sharing a delightful, intimate lunch with a friend over Shakey’s Bunch of Lunch can also be a great alternative, especially if you’re very much into “Friendsgiving.” 

Just head on over to any SM branch of Shakey’s near you and have their Bunch of Lunch Duo Deal until November 30. Now, don’t let the “lunch” part fool you, as you can actually share this Shakey’s classic meal with a pal at any time of the day. 

The Duo Deal includes two Original Bunch of Lunch plates (two slices of Hawaiian Delight Hand-Tossed Pizza, Chicken ’n’ Mojos, Skilletti and garlic bread) with two bottomless House Blend Iced Tea for only P499 instead of P656. This saves you P157! 

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-177173, Series of 2023

Whether you stick to the holiday basics or love to get creative with your fare, our picks will ensure this year’s Thanksgiving (aka pre-holiday festivities leading up to December) is unforgettable—and, yes, easy on the wallet, too. 

Discover more holiday dining deal savers at great discounts and exclusive offers at SM Deals or via the SM Malls Online app available in Google Play and the App Store.