Whether you’ll be hosting a meal outdoors with extended family or you’re planning a cozy family dinner inside, this year’s Thanksgiving is all about simplifying. So lighten your kitchen-time load and order your Thanksgiving dinner ready-to-go. (Pssst! You’ll be supporting local restaurants, too!). Not sure where to go? Try picking up from these great LA restaurants—plus supermarkets and delivery services—that’ll get your Thanksgiving dinner on the table, easy-peasy. From DuPar’s pies to Handy Market’s complete meals, here’s where to find all the best readymade food for your Turkey Day feast.
This busy and casual eatery is known for its farm-to-table food and delicious baked goods (not to mention long lines out the door). For Thanksgiving, items are available a la carte, with a menu that includes braised whole organic turkey and Creekstone Farms braised brisket, Sides include traditional organic turkey stuffing, Brussel sprout salad, roasted cauliflower, and butternut squash and apple soup. Desserts include pumpkin pie, apple crumble pie, gluten-free vegan berry crisp, and turkey-shaped ginger cookies.
Thirsty? Huckleberry's "sister spot," Esters Wine Shop & Bar, will also offer a pop-up shop at Huckleberry on Thursday, November 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. so customers can stock up on wine and gift boxes when they pick up their meals.
Cost: Turkey breast/ braised brisket $75; turkey leg, $60. Sides start at $8.
Ordering details: The deadline to place orders is Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., and orders must be picked up Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. A limited selection of items will also be available Nov. 25 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Thyme's Thanksgiving Dinner Meal For Six lies heavily on tradition and Includes an oven-ready (uncooked) whole seasoned turkey breast, traditional holiday stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry conserve with walnuts, and gravy. Additional sides and appetizers can be purchased separately and include oven roasted carrots with thyme and extra virgin olive oil; brown sugar and lime yams; various quiches; and a kale & Brussels sprouts salad with cranberries, fennel, pecorino and pine nuts.
Kids will love the optional add-on Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating Kit—which includes 12 plain cookies (in pumpkin, turkey and leaf shapes), three icing colors and assorted sprinkles. Pie varieties include pecan, apple, key lime and sliced pumpkin.
Cost: $200 for the Thanksgiving Dinner Meal (serves 6). Additional sides/appetizers start at $12. Pies are $32.
Ordering Details: Submit order form via email (email@example.com) or fax (310) 399-8808. Orders must be picked up at Thyme Café & Market’s back parking lot Wednesday, November 25 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
1630 Ocean Park Blvd.
Sweet Rose Creamery & Ice Cream Pies
Let's face it: For some people, Thanksgiving is all about the dessert— and Sweet Rose has one of the yummiest options out there. Can't decide between ice cream or pie? Sweet Rose's Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pie is the best of both worlds, featuring cookie crusts topped with various holiday pie-flavored ice cream and topped with the appropriate sweets and crunches. Choose between apple, pecan or pumpkin pie.
Cost: $48 each.
Ordering Details: Available for pre-order through November 18 by calling our Brentwood Country Mart or the Main Street shop at (310) 260-2663. Pre-ordered pies must be picked up from November 23-25. A limited selection will also be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at our shops from November 16-25.
225 26th St., #51
This upscale and traditional Jewish deli prides itself on "old school deli soul food" and offers a Thankgiving meal for four or six that features a smoked free-range turkey and assorted fixings—plus a kit for making next-day sandwiches with all those yummy leftovers. Also included in the meal are challah bread stuffing with mushroom and sage, roasted market carrots with honey and rosemary, mashed potatoes, gravy, Farmer's Market salad and autumn squash soup. Pumpkin and pecan pies are available for and added $25. Got fancy folks in your brood? Wexler's let's you "class it up with caviar" for $85 and up.
**Note: The Thanksgiving meal is only available for pickup at Wexler's Santa Monica location (there is also a downtown location, but it will not offer the meal).
Cost: $295 for the meal plus sides; $25 for pies; $85 and up for caviar add-on.
Ordering Details: There is no deadline for ordering, but restaurant suggests to get your order in early just in case items sell out. Pick up at the Santa Monica location. Delivery is available for a fee of $25-45 depending on the area.
616 Santa Monica Blvd.
Superba offers a whole mix-and-match roster of options when it comes to its Thanksgiving meal. Design your own spread—just check off the items you'd like and put together your holiday meal a la carte. Entrees include a whole roasted, honey-brined turkey or a honey glazed ham, with sides including sausage stuffing, roasted Brussel sprouts, glazed sweet potatoes, mac 'n cheese and cranberry orange chutney. There's also an assortment of pies, including honey crisp apple pie, Cinderella pumpkin pie, and bourbon chocolate pecan pie—plus several different options of breads, rolls and biscuits. Vegan options are available upon request.
Wine pairings, mix packs of wine (three bottles) and dessert wines are also available to-go.
Cost:Turkey is $130 for large portion (serves 10-12 people); $70 for small portion (serves 4-6 people). Sides start at $12; Pies start at $35. Wines start at $19 a bottle.
Ordering details: All dinners must be picked up between 8:30-9:30 on Thanksgiving morning.
1900 Lincoln Blvd.
This trendy restaurant, the brainchild of Top Chef Winner Brooke Williamson and husband Nick Roberts, is offering a Thanksgiving meal kit for 2 or 6 people that'll make your holiday easy at pumpkin pie. The meal includes beer brined roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy; maple roasted yams with earl grey marshmallow fluff; turkey sausage & butternut squash stuffing; Parker House rolls; roasted garlic smashed potatoes; blanched green beans with toasted almonds; and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Cocktails are also available to go.
Cost: $80 for 2 people; $225 for 6.
Ordering details: All kits can be picked up Nov 25-Nov 26. Each meal is already cooked and ready to be reheated.
119 Culver Blvd.
Playa Del Rey
El Barrio Neighborhood Tacos
Looking for a nontraditional Thanksgiving meal? El Barrio Neighborhood Tacos is whipping up a Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving meal-to-go that includes a turkey pozole (stew), red brown rice, roasted squash, Mexican street corn, chili and cheese tamales, and Nopal salad. All items are prepared using non-GMO ingredients, hormone and antibiotic-free proteins, single-origin Oaxacan corn tortillas and Sonora flour tortillas.
Cost: A la carte items start at $8; Tortillas can be purchased separately at $6 a pack.
Ordering Details: Call (424) 603-4073 to order. Limited quantities. Orders must be placed by Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.; pick up will be Nov. 25, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
3500 Overland Ave.
Maple Block Market
This popular Westside barbecue joint offers 100% wood-smoked, all-natural, free-range and antibiotic-free turkeys. Order just the turkey—or just the sides, which include Maple Block's famous buttermilk biscuits with whipped honey butter, plus classic sides like cornbread sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, and roasted Brussel sprouts.
Cost: $279 for 15-17 pound turkey; $304 for18-20 pound turkey; $188 for turkey breast only. Sides package is $200 and includes five sides for 10-12 people; a la carte sides start at $9.25.
Ordering Details: Order online and select the size turkey you'd like—or just select the "Sides Package" to get the sides alone (without the turkey). Pickup is on Thanksgiving morning.
3973 Sepulveda Blvd
San Fernando Valley & San Gabriel Valley
This popular brunch spot is offering a traditional all-inclusive Thanksgiving meal for six. Its "Harvest Turkey Dinner" is served with marmalade glazed turkey breast, cranberry chutney, garlic mashed potatoes, haricots verts and a mixed greens salad. Those with a sweet tooth will have a tough time when perusing Julienne's extensive sweets menu, which includes a holiday cookie platter; pumpkin bread pudding; New York cheesecake with spiced pear, cranberry and apple compote; a chocolate ganache cranberry torte; and a variety of specialty layered cakes. Wine pairings are also available.
Cost: $185 (serves 6); Cookie platters, pies and cakes start at $45.
Ordering details: Orders must be placed Nov. 23 by noon and picked up Nov. 24-25. Call (626) 441-2299 ext 18 to order, or via toasttab.com/julienne. (Note: The restaurant tells us that some items may be sold out due to Covid restrictions' limited production capacity, so order early!) There is a $50 minimum order.
2651 Mission Street
If all you want is a traditional, no-frills Thanksgiving meal, Handy Market offers a reasonably-priced dinner that serves up all the signature Turkey Day eats, including a 12-14 pound bird and enough mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls to serve eight to 10 people. All items are cooked and ready to reheat.
Cost: $99.99 (serves 8-10 people)
Ordering Details: Orders must be phoned in Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner must be paid for upon ordering.
2514 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Cake Monkey Bakery
Known for its classic, yummy baked goods and whimsical takes on nostalgic childhood treats, Cake Monkey is offering a variety of pies, including Pumpkin Pie (topped with toasted marshmallow!), Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Cider Roasted Apple Pie (with a double cheddar crust), and Brown Butter Pecan Pie.
Cost: from $42
Ordering Details: All orders must be placed by Sat., Nov. 21 at cakemonkeybakery.com. Pickups and delivery available through Nov. 25 at both North Hollywood and Beverly Blvd. locations. Pickups only on Thanksgiving day at North Hollywood location.
10844 Chandler Blvd.
Fairfax & Loz Feliz
This homey diner—a Farmer's Market institution since 1938—is serving up a hearty and traditional Thanksgiving dinner that features all the traditional Turkey Day faves, including roasted turkey, green beans Armandine, honey glazed carrots, homemade stuffing, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, baked dinner rolls, and DuPars fruit pie.
Cost: Whole Turkey Feast (serves 8-10 people and includes 2 pies), $255; Small Turkey Feast (serves 4-6 people and includes 1 pie), $185.
Ordering details: See the online menu here, and order by calling (323) 933-8446 or e-mailing Frances@dupars-psr.com.
6333 W. 3rd St.
While the popular-with-celebs Italian joint, Little Dom's, has already sold out of its coveted deep-fried Thanksgiving turkeys, there are still plenty of sides and delicious pies available for pre-order, though, so if you're OK securing your own bird, Dom's can whip up the other fixins ready-to-go. Sides include homemade fennel sausage and mushroom stuffing; shaved Brussel sprouts with hazelnuts and parmesan & lemon vinaigrette; Japanese yams; and roasted carrots. Desserts feature brown butter pumpkin pie, Bourbon & Steen's Cane Syrup Pecan Pie, apple crumble pie, gluten-free chocolate torte, and vanilla gelato. There's also an assortment of wines, including Little Dom's signature blend.
Cost: Sides start at $40 and serve 6-8 each. Pies start $35.
Ordering Details: Call (323) 661-0055 to place your order or email Thanksgiving@littledoms.com. Quantities are limited.
2128 Hillhurst Ave.
Tin Roof Bistro
This bustling southern-inspired restaurant beside the Manhattan Village Mall is open for Thanksgiving for both in-person and takeout. The Thanksgiving meal features an herb-roasted Diestel turkey that's all natural with no hormones or antibiotics (and also sustainably raised in the Sierra Nevada foothills), plus traditional sides including garlic mashed potatoes, sugar-glazed yams, roasted green beans, a roasted winter vegetable salad and sausage and sage stuffing. Dessert—a Holiday Pumpkin Crisp with homemade oatmeal crisp topping and fresh whipped cream—is also included.
Cost: $135 (serves 4 people)
Ordering details: Must be ordered in advance and will be available for pick-up on Thursday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Order online at tinroofbistro.com and select “Nightly Family Dinners.”
3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Urban Plates prides itself in using ethically-sourced, organic ingredients and cooks all its dishes from scratch— and its turkey is cage-free, hormone and antibiotic free. Its menu allows for a variety of dietary restrictions including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and gmo-free options. Its "Turkey Family Feast" includes antibiotic and hormone free herb roasted cage-free turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, artisan bread, plus a choice of two sides. The meal comes fully-cooked with reheating instructions. Additional sides can be ordered and include roasted Brussel sprouts, rainbow carrots & golden beets, macaroni and cheese, and roasted potatoes. Desserts (additional cost) include seasonal pumpkin & walnut layer cake, flourless chocolate cake, and chocolate & vanilla layer cake.
Cost: $68 or Turkey Family Meal (serves 4) or $129 for the Turkey Family Feast (serves 6-8); additional sides start at $13 a quart; desserts start at $32.
Ordering details: Quantities are limited (they were sold out last year). Must reserve by 11/21. Pick up on 11/24 or 11/25.
2650 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
*There are also locations in Torrance, Playa Vista, Long Beach, Woodland Hills and Pasadena
Chef David LeFevre and the teams at M.B. Post, Fishing With Dynamite and The Arthur J are teaming up to present a Thanksgiving Feast to-go that'll make you think twice about ever going back to a home-cooked bird. It's a bit pricy, but all three restaurants get rave reviews from locals and critics alike. Choose from a selection of entrees, including a ready-to-roast Diestel turkey that comes with roasting vegetables and herb butter (thermometer and cooking instructions included; a half-rack angus rib roast with rosemary sauce for rubbing and dipping sauce; and an R&R Ranch beef tenderloin roast, trimmed, trussed and ready to roast, served with rosemary salt for rubbing and black truffle butter. Sides include more traditional items like sage stuffing and candied yams, plus signature items including Fishing With Dynamite's jumbo shrimp cocktail and MB Post's "world famous" bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits. Desserts including apple, pecan and pumpkin pie.
Cocktails and holiday wine pairings are also available to go.
Cost: $110 for turkey (serves 8-10 people); $175 for rib roast (serves 6-8 people); $220 for tenderloin roast (serves 6-8 people). Sides start at $8. Pies start at $30.
Ordering details: Order online by Saturday, 11/23 at 5 p.m. All items will be ready for pick-up at M.B. Post on Wednesday, 11/27 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Pick up your goodies and enjoy some holiday cheer and festive beverages. Quantities are limited.
1142 Manhattan Ave.
Kirsh Baking Company
Launched amid the pandemic and delivering cookies by the dozen nationwide, KBC will be offering artisanal holiday pies for local pick-up only. Baked by award-winning Chef Uyen, the classic pies (including pumpkin, apple and sweet potato) are the perfect Thanksgiving indulgence.
Cost: Pies are $26 each, or 3 for $65.
2118 E 4th St.
Local Chain Restaurants & Delivery Services
If you're favorite restaurant has already sold out on its Thanksgiving meal-to-go, grocery stores and local chains may be your next-best-bet for getting turkey on the table, pronto. Here are a few spots offering package deals Thanksgiving meals:
Ralph's - Thanksgiving dinners start at $70 (for turkey and sides). Order here: Ralphs.com/f/thanksgiving-shop and click on "Order Your Meal Online."
Whole Foods - Classic Roast Turkey Breast Dinner for 4, $69; Thanksgiving "Festive Feast for 12," $279; Paleo-friendly Turkey Dinner for 4, $89.99. Order here: Wholefoodsmarket.com.
Gelsons - Thanksgiving dinners start at $140 (for a meal that serves 8). Order here: Gelsons.com/deli-and-catering/holiday-dinners.
Buca Di Beppo - This chain might be known for hearty plates of pasta, but it'll be offering precooked Thanksgiving meals starting at $68.99 and for all sizes of family gatherings. Order here: Bucadibeppo.com.
Boston Market - Thanksgiving dinners can be ordered as complete meals or as a la carte sides and entrees. Available for pickup or delivery. Order here: Bostonmarket.com
Lucille's Bar-B-Que - This popular barbecue spot is offering whole smoked turkey feasts with all the fixings starting at $209.99 (feeds 10 or more people). Order here: Lucillesbbq.com
Bristol Farms - Thanksgiving dinners feature turkey, roasts and ham feasts (cooked or uncooked) plus sides a la carte. Available for pickup or delivery. Order here: Bristolfarms.com/holiday/thanksgiving/
Honeybaked Ham - It's not just for ham! Honeybaked also offers oven roasted or smoked turkey topped with HoneyBaked's signature sweet crackling glaze. Sides are also available a la carte. Available for pickup or delivery. Prices for turkey start at $9.49 per pound. Order here: Honeybaked.com
One Potato - This subscription delivery service offers a family Thanksgiving meal which is available to all subscribers (Pssst: Insiders tell us you can sign up for only a week of service in order to get the Thanksgiving meal). Read our review of One Potato here. Find out about subscriptions here: Onepotato.com.
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