Putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table typically requires more than one shopping trip. Whether it’s brown sugar for the sweet potatoes, whipped cream for the pies, or rolls to sop up turkey gravy, something always gets overlooked on the first pass through the grocery store. Or, if you have guests who show up but didn’t RSVP, a quick dash to the store for more goodies might be needed at the last minute.
Don’t fret, you’re not alone. Few things seem to unify Americans these days, but one of them is that overwhelming feeling of dread when you realize a crucial ingredient — cranberry sauce or wine — for that perfect Thanksgiving feast never made it into the shopping cart.
Are any Atlanta metro grocery stores open on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22? Some food stores in the region — Kroger, Whole Foods, and Walmart — are open on Thanksgiving, but with reduced hours, so check on individual stores for their hours. The day after, most return to normal operating hours. Other chains, including ALDI, Publix and Costco, are closed for the holiday. (See full list below.)
To help you know the status of your go-to stores over the upcoming holiday, we have open and closed hours for stores, plus links to their websites. Here is the status for Georgia grocery chains, taken from their websites and emails to Patch.
Grocery Store Hours
Publix: All stores and pharmacies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day; regular hours resume on Friday, Nov. 23.Kroger: Most will open around 6 a.m. and close around midnight.Albertson’s: Most will open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Save-A-Lot: Most will be open regular hours on Thanksgiving, call ahead to check.Winn Dixie: Many stores will open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.Whole Foods: Many will open at 7 a.m. Some will close as early as 2 p.m.Fresh Market: All stores open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Walmart: Stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day and will unveil Black Friday deals at 6 p.m. on Thursday.Target: All stores open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Stores That Are Closed On Thanksgiving
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