For you procrastinating parents or busy bees that just realized Thanksgiving is right around the corner, do not fear! There are still a few places taking orders for a full Thanksgiving dinner, but you must act fast. You must act fast to reserve a gourmet “heat and eat” spread – all you have to do is call your favorite option below. Come Thursday, you won’t even remember the last-minute “stress” of putting together a delicious holiday meal. Don’t forget to order extra for Black Friday, you’ll need nourishment after all the shopping!
Local specialty food store A.G. Ferrari is offering an Italian spin on Thanksgiving with its family style meal that includes a 3-pound locally raised turkey breast and dressed-up sides such as a savory farro and artichoke torte as well as a braised potato and porcini mushroom casserole. This dinner serves 6-8 adults for $89.99 and will have you saying “Buon appetito!”
A.G. Ferrari, 13 convenient Bay Area locations, 877-878-2783
Andronico’s, a favorite premium food market with locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, South Bay, and Marin stays traditional with their “heat and eat” dinner. If your definition of Thanksgiving is turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry chutney, and pumpkin pie – Andronico’s is the place to call. They offer a Small Turkey Dinner serving up to 6 adults for $79.99, or you can order the larger $129.99 spread for 8-10 (vegan dinners are $29.99 and serves up to 2 adults).
Andronico’s, check web site for nearest location and phone number, requires 24-hour notice
Pluto’s, the unique dining destination that merges a healthful fast-food concept with a full-service restaurant, is cooking up holiday meals packaged and ready to go for busy families. We think Pluto’s full turkey dinner will please your little aliens with “out of this world” dishes like “Vegetable Galaxy” and “Smashed Spuds.” The Family Feast feeds 8-10 adults for $99 and you can order more food for just $10.50 per person.
Pluto’s, 415.775.8867 (Marina location), 415.753.8867 (Inner Sunset location)
Just about every variation of “Turkey Dinner” can be found at Whole Foods. Choose from Traditional, Smoked, Organic, or even a Half dinner which serves 2-4 people. If you feel like something different, they also offer a Spiral Ham, Dinner, a Boneless Garlic Leg of Lamb, or Vegetarian options. Hint: It could take up to 2 hours to re-heat a large turkey. From $79.99 – $239.00 (vegan dinners are $49.99).
Whole Foods, 13 locations in the Bay Area.
Cooksf offers real simple meal kits for busy families to prepare at home in 20 minutes. Now imagine that there is no microwave, preservatives, or freezer burn involved, while your family enjoys the taste of a slow cooked meal. Cooksf’s Thanksgiving meals include pre-cooked organic red-skin mashed potatoes, gluten-free and dairy-free pumpkin and apple pie, organic mixed salad, cranberry sauce, organic stuffing, gravy, and steamed organic green beans (all the sides are pre-cooked except the green beans need to be steamed). Cooksf’s free-range organic turkey is prepped and ready-to-cook with all the trimmings but comes uncooked. The entire meal is supposed to be ready in 4 hours. This year, November 18th is the last day they take orders for Thanksgiving meals. They offer a Thanksgiving meal for 8-10 people for $339 and the meal for 16 people is $589.
—Sarah K. Choi