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Dallas-Fort Worth grocery shoppers, here’s what’s open on Thanksgiving Day

You have options, but they start fading closer to dinnertime.

The fear of waking up on Thanksgiving morning without a key ingredient that goes into the feast is real. And guests don’t like to arrive empty-handed.

But don’t fret. Lots of grocery stores will be open Thursday, including Kroger, Albertsons, H-E-B, Central Market, Fiesta Mart and Tom Thumb, and some of them have pre-ordered prepared full meals that need to be picked up Thursday.

Many have shortened hours, though, and most of them will close by 5 p.m. that day, so don’t dawdle

Here’s where you can still grocery shop on Thursday:

Albertsons is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Central Market is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

El Rancho Supermercado is open most of the day, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fiesta Mart also has a shorter day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

H-E-B will open 6 a.m. and close at noon.

Kroger stores will open at 6 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

99 Ranch will open at 9 a.m. and close an hour earlier, at 8 p.m.

Sprouts Farmers Market will be open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tom Thumb will open at 6 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.

Whole Foods Market will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shortages shouldn’t be an issue this year, but stores will likely be busy and short-staffed, so shelves may not get stocked as quickly as they normally would. That cream cheese you really need may be in the back refrigerated area waiting to be shelved. Ask nicely.

Some workers volunteer for the Thanksgiving duty for the extra hourly pay, a different day off and maybe a little break from family in from out of town.

Walmart, which says its 4,700 U.S. stores within 10 miles of 90% of Americans, used to be a sure place to go, but the nation’s biggest retailer is no longer open on Thanksgiving.

Thanks to changes stemming from the pandemic, Walmart’s Supercenters are no longer open overnight either. Most of them will close at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

This is the third year Walmart has given its front-line workers Thanksgiving off, and this year, it made the change permanent. Target did that last year.

So recap: Walmart, Target, Aldi, Market Street, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club and Costco are closed Thanksgiving Day.

Twitter: @MariaHalkias

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