As the number of Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus continues to grow, the traditional Thanksgiving gatherings of the pre-pandemic days are likely to return with a full, festive vengeance to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff this year.
In our excitement to once again cook a complete holiday meal for 20, it's quite possible we'll forget an item or two on our grocery lists.
Fortunately, plenty of grocery stores in the Lake Forest area will be open Thanksgiving Day to pick up that missing can of cranberry sauce or additional package of biscuits.
Here are the hours for grocery stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, along with those that won't. As always, Patch encourages you to call ahead to your local store to confirm hours at that location.
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CVS: Many CVS Pharmacy locations, including 24-hour locations, will be open regular hours. Some pharmacies may have reduced hours or be closed for the holiday. The company recommends calling ahead to confirm store hours.
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. — 520 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest
24 hours — 1539 Clavey Road, Highland Park
The Fresh Market: All locations will be open with limited hours.
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 850 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest
Grand Food Center: The upscale market will have limited hours on Thanksgiving Day.
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 606 Green Bay Road, Winnetka and 341 Hazel Ave., Glencoe
Jewel-Osco: Some stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but call to confirm hours.
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 890 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest
Mariano's: Stores will open at their usual time and close at 4 p.m. Pharmacies are closed.
6 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 2999 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Sunset Foods: The North Shore grocer will have reduced hours on Thanksgiving Day and will close at 6 p.m. on Black Friday.
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 825 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest
Walgreens: Most stores and 24-hour pharmacies will be open during regular business hours. Select pharmacies will be open with modified hours. Customers are encouraged to check their local store hours before heading out.
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. — 296 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest
6 a.m. to 12 a.m. — 655 Elm Place, Highland Park
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — 632 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park
Whole Foods: Stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours will be limited and vary by location.
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield
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