Which Grocery Stores Are Open and Closed on Thanksgiving?

Know where to go for any last minute ingredients.

October 20, 2021
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With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching (it’s about three and a half weeks after Halloween!) it's important to know which grocery chains plan to be open on Turkey Day and, conversely, which won’t. Because, let’s face it, if you’re preparing all or even part of your Thanksgiving Day feast from scratch on November 25 and the days leading up to it, you’re bound to forget that extra stick of butter for the mashed potatoes or the marshmallows to top off your sweet potato casserole.

Luckily, many major chains are slated to be open in 2021, and several popular supermarkets are even accepting mobile orders and/or curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

However, while you can count on companies like Whole Foods and Kroger to handle any last-minute holiday needs, some stores may be operating with holiday hours, so it’s best to call or visit the supermarket’s website before you go.

Happy holiday shopping!

Grocery Stores Open on Thanksgiving:

ACME: Locations are expected to be open during standard hours, which are 7 a.m.-10 p.m., but check your local store for any adjustments.

Albertson's: Most are open during normal business hours, but you can check your local hours here.

Cub Foods: Cub stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving. The chain is even offering catered Turkey Day dinners starting at $69.99. For information on how to order, click here.

CVS: The chain has been open on Thanksgiving in years past. In fact, many CVS locations are open 24 hours, but find your local outpost here to see if there will be modified hours.

Dollar General: Many DG outposts are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and they often have special holiday deals. Click here to find your local store.

Fairway: In past years, most Fairway locations have kept normal business hours on Thanksgiving Day, which are typically 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The East Coast chain also hosts holiday cooking classes leading up to the holiday.

Food Lion: The chain is open for normal hours on Thanksgiving and is even accepting mobile orders for the holiday.

The Fresh Market: Stores are expected to be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., but check your local store here.

Giant: Last year, Giant stores closed at 3 p.m. so employees could enjoy the holiday. Click here to find your local store and see what this year’s hours are.

Harris Teeter: Customers can begin ordering holiday meals on November 4 and can pick them up from November 14-26 at 12 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day, locations typically stay open until 2 p.m.

H-E-B: Stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m, with curbside pick-up available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

H Mart: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Check your location here.

Kroger: Many stores will be open for 24 hours, but some stores will only be open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check your local store hours here. And FYI, the Kroger brands include other popular outlets such as City Market, Dillon’s, Food4Less, Foods Co., FredMeyer, KingSoopers, Jay C Foodstores, Metro Market, Owen’s, Ralphs and many more.

Meijer: The chain is slated to be open from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Patel Brothers: The Indian marketplace chain is open during normal business hours. For specific times, check your location here.

Safeway: The chain is owned by Albertsons Companies, which means most stores will be open during normal business hours. Find your location here.

Save Mart: Most stores are expected to be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find your local store here.

Shaw’s: This is another chain that’s owned by Albertsons Companies. As such, most stores will be open during normal business hours. Find your local store here.

ShopRite: Stores will be open during regular hours on Thanksgiving Day. For most locations that’s 7 a.m. to either 10 p.m. or 12 a.m. Find your local ShopRite here.

Stop & Shop: In years past, outposts open at the normal time, which is 6 or 7 a.m., but close at 5 p.m. Check your location here.

Vons: The chain, which is owned by Albertson’s is expected to be open during normal business hours. Stores are typically open 24/7 or from 6 a.m. to midnight. Click here to find your local Vons.

Wegmans: Wegmans is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check your local store here.

Whole Foods: Most outposts of the upscale chain have modified hours on Thanksgiving Day. Check your local store to find out exactly when it will be open.

Grocery Stores Closed on Thanksgiving:

  • Publix
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Costco
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Aldi

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