For many, realizing that a crucial recipe ingredient is missing while preparing a Thanksgiving feast is a pretty regular occurrence. After weeks of planning for the event, it turns out that the kitchen isn’t stocked with bay leaves and they’re a must-have.
Luckily there are a handful of stores that stay open on Thanksgiving for just those moments of desperation. From the more fancy organic options at the local Whole Foods or Sprouts, to the more conventional fare at stores like Safeway, International Business Times compiled a list of nine spots to check out this turkey day. Specific details and times vary depending on location, so anybody heading out for last-minute supplies is encouraged to give their local store a ring before getting in the car and driving on over.
Safeway: Most locations are expected to be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Whole Foods: Most locations are open on Thanksgiving Day (there are exceptions) and close early depending on the location (usually 3 p.m.)
Albertsons: These markets close at around 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving in most places.
Smiths: Look for these stores to close at 4 p.m. in most locations on Thanksgiving.
Sprouts: These stores also generally close at 4 p.m. on turkey day.
Jewel Osco: These markets are open on Thanksgiving but they advise customers to call ahead before coming in.
Shaw’s: These stores are likewise open on Thanksgiving but it’s best to call ahead for local times.
Walmart: Most open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and stay open through Black Friday. Many Walmart locations have full supermarket options inside.
Target: Most locations open up at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. So, if last-minute provisions are needed in the evening time and the Target happens to have the offerings of a full super market as is common these days, this may be the place to go.