Grocery Guide

Thanksgiving 2021 Houston Area Grocery Store Hours

The balloon turkey might be all that's left, so hurry.
The balloon turkey might be all that's left, so hurry. Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero
For some of us, this is the first year since the pandemic started that we have been able to host a home full of loved ones or travel to grandma's house for her famous cornbread dressing. In our excitement, we are bound to forget something, whether it's jellied cranberry sauce in a can or the spike for the eggnog that gets us through Uncle Earl's political views.

Here's a list for grocery and discount stores for those last minute Thanksgiving items and others that will be closed to "thank their associates".

Aldi: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Central Market: Thanksgiving Eve: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. / Thanksgiving Day: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Costco: Thanksgiving Eve:10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. / Thanksgiving Day: Closed

CVS: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: Regular hours but pharmacy hours may vary

Dollar General: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fiesta Mart: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours /  Thanksgiving Day: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., stores may vary


Food Town: Thanksgiving Eve: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. / Thanksgiving Day: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A peaceful Thanksgiving is what we are grateful for. - PHOTO BY LORRETTA RUGGIERO
A peaceful Thanksgiving is what we are grateful for.
Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero
H-E-B: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: 6 a.m. to noon, Curbside, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pharmacy is closed.

H Mart: Thanksgiving Eve: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. / Thanksgiving Day: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Kroger: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day:  Most stores open till 5 p.m.

Randalls: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: Most are open till 4 p.m.

Sam's Club: Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. / Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Sprouts: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spec's Liquor: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Target: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours/ Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Trader Joe's: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Walgreens: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: Regular hours, though stores may vary

Walmart: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Whole Foods Market: Thanksgiving Eve: Regular hours / Thanksgiving Day: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for most stores locally. Jeff Bezos needs money for rocket fuel. 
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Lorretta Ruggiero is a Houston Press freelance writer based in Cypress, Texas. She loves entertaining her family and friends with her food and sparkling wit. She is married to Classic Rock Bob and they have two exceptionally smart-aleck children.