It’s 2020 and we could all use a break! Outsource the cooking this Thanksgiving––and spend time relaxing instead of stressing over Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen. We’ve rounded-up 20 local restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals for pick-up––with options ranging from smoked, roasted or apple-brined turkey, to prime rib, brisket, Italian, and even paleo-friendly, vegan and gluten-free feasts! Prices range from very affordable to very gourmet depending on your budget. To save even more time, look for the places that will deliver a decadent dinner straight to your door! Read on for the details.

Juniper & Ivy

This is the place to order from if you’re looking to enjoy an elegant traditional Thanksgiving dinner in your home. You can either buy the full feast for 6-8 people (hello leftovers!), choose the smaller feast for 1-2 people or just buy the main dish or sides a la carte to accompany your own cooking. The full feast includes an 8-10 lb. brined & trussed turkey or substitute it with a prime rib roast, and all the fixings with a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie.

Cost: a la carte sides $15-$30, pies $25, 1-2 serving feast $165, 6-8 serving feast $330 (turkey) or $475 (prime rib),

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: call for details
Place orders by: before they sell out
How to order: online
Pick up times: Nov. 23rd – 25th from noon-8 p.m.

Juniper & Ivy
2228 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy
619-269-9036

Online: juniperandivy.com
Menu: juniperandivy.com/thanksgiving-at-home/

Provisional Kitchen at the Pendry

Feel good about this exquisite “Chefsgiving” feast at home because $50 from every meal ordered goes to the San Diego Food Bank. Seven of San Diego’s best chefs have come together to create a delicious 7 course feast for you to take home. You’ll enjoy a Porchetta-style turkey stuffed with roasted garlic and herbs, spiny lobster and raja “tamales”, yakitori French beans, porcini and winter truffle gravy dish, beet and chicory salad dressed with burnt orange vinaigrette, a Hearth Grilled winter vegetable and puffed quinoa dish with a spiced brown butter cake and chocolate chip cookies to top it all off. If you prefer a classic pie for dessert, or just want to buy one a la carte, choose from pumpkin or pecan.

Cost: 7 course prix fixe for $250 serves 4; a la carte pie $35

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: Nov. 23rd
How to order: online
Pick up times: Nov. 25th from 3-9 p.m. or Nov. 26th from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Provisional Kitchen at the Pendry
425 Fifth Ave., Downtown
619-738-7300

Online: pendry.com
Menu: pendry.com/chefsgiving-menu

Black Angus

Bring home a Turkey Feast Meal To-Go paired with all the fixings. Available in 3 different sizes for either a family of 4, 8 or 12 servings. Each comes with the classics: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sage dressing, sweet potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter, salad, cranberry sauce, their famous molasses bread and pumpkin pie. You can also substitute the turkey or add on a ½ prime rib meal (serves 12-14 people).

If you just want a whole dessert to go, they have other options a la carte like their well-known big mountain fudge cake, NY style cheesecake, sky-high mud pie, spiced carrot cake or chocolate flourless torte.

Cost: 4 servings for $95.95; 8 servings for $191.95; 12 servings for $287.95. Substitute ½ prime rib $440.94 for 12-14 people or add it on a la carte for $279.95

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: Hot and ready to eat
How to order: online
Pick up times: Thurs. Nov. 26th from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Black Angus
1000 Graves Ave., El Cajon
619-440-5055

707 E St., Chula Vista
619-426-9200

27735 Ynez Rd., Temecula
951-699-8000

Note these locations are temporarily closed:
Mission Valley & Escondido

Online: blackangus.com
Menu: blackangus.com/thanksgiving/

Sprouts Farmers Market

Simplify your Thanksgiving this year with fully prepared holiday meals from Sprouts, made with simple and wholesome ingredients like cage-free turkey, no antibiotics ever and organic ingredients. Fully prepared meal options that serve 6-8 include natural turkey, free-range organic turkey, USDA choice beef rib roast or spiral-sliced ham (regular or uncured & sugar-free) come with delicious seasonal sides. Or choose the 40 oz. vegan Gardein roast meal with cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and a take & bake sourdough loaf. Don’t forget to add one of their award winning pies to your checkout cart, each pie is made with real fruit and are always free from artificial preservatives.

Place orders online for yourself or treat your friends or family to a meal for them to pick up at their local store or have it delivered straight to their door. Sprouts stores will be open on Thanksgiving day from 7am-4pm in case you forget something.

Cost: boneless turkey breast meal for 2 is $35.99; natural turkey meal for 6-8 is $69.99; spiral-sliced ham meal for 6-8 is $69.99; beef rib roast meal for 6-8 is $79.99; Vegan Gardein roast meal for 4 is $39.99

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: Yes
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: Nov. 23rd
How to order: online
Pick up times: curbside or delivery with Instacart!

Sprouts Farmers Market
Various locations

Online: sprouts.com
Menu: sprouts.com/shop/categories/422

Urban Plates

Bring home a fresh scratch-made feast just like grandma used to make. Choose from a Family Feast that serves 6-8 or a Family Meal that serves 4 and you’ll get an herb roasted cage-free turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, homemade gravy, sweet cranberry relish, artisan bread and choice of two sides. Add on a scratch-made dessert made in-house by their pasty chef: mango tart, seasonal pumpkin & walnut layer cake or a Hummingbird Cake, among others.

Urban Plates offers one of the best values with quality organic produce, cage-free turkey and always free of hormones, antibiotics and GMOs. Order early, they sold out last year!

Cost: a la carte sides $13 each; desserts $32-$60; Turkey Family Meal serves 4 for $68; Turkey Family Feast serves 6-8 for $129

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: Yes
Preparation: chilled, fully cooked with heating instructions
Place orders by: Nov. 21st
How to order: online
Pick up times: Nov. 24th or 25th

Urban Plates
1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad
760-652-5678

12857 El Camino Real, Carmel Valley
858-509-1800

8707 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla Village
858-263-0818

Online: urbanplates.com
Menu: urbanplates.com/thanksgiving

Vintana Wine + Dine

Vintana will be offering a mouthwatering Turkey Feast To-Go that includes a brined and slow roasted whole turkey, 3 traditional gourmet sides, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Cost: $260 for 6 servings

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: Yes
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: 5 p.m. on Thur Nov. 19th
How to order: call or email
Pick up times: Thur Nov. 26th from 11 a.m.-noon

Vintana Wine + Dine
1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido
(above the Lexus Dealership)
760-745-7777
kayli@dinevintana.com

Online: cohnrestaurants.com/vintana
Menu: cohnrestaurants.com/vintanas-thanksgiving-feast-togo

Giardino

Switch up your Thanksgiving this year with an Italian feast, or choose from their traditional Thanksgiving dishes to keep it classic. Their Thanksgiving day specials include prime rib, short ribs, butternut squash ravioli or oxtail cannelloni each with complimentary sides, but you can also choose from their extensive menu of gourmet pasta meals, pan seared salmon, eggplant dishes or chicken marsala among others. Your taste buds will delight in their Italian sweets like the tiramisu tray, Limoncello cake or Nutella cheesecake. If you can’t decide, just order the dessert sampler and everyone will be happy.

Cost: meals serve 6-8 people – prime rib meal $85, short rib meal $75, butternut squash ravioli meal $60, oxtail cannelloni $60

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: call for details
Place orders by: call for details
How to order: online
Pick up times: based on store hours

Giardino
8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove
619-825-7112

Online: giardinosd.com
Menu: giardinosd.com/HOLIDAYtogo

Del’s Hideout, Pioneer BBQ or Coaster Saloon (Cohn Restaurant Group)

Bring this Thanksgiving BBQ Feast to your table this year from either of these 3 restaurants from Cohn’s. Choice of whole smoked turkey or brisket, 3 family size sides (bacon potato salad, coleslaw, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, killer beans, candied yams, mac & cheese, collard greens or green beans) and cornbread or dinner rolls. Add on pecan or pumpkin pie for dessert. You can also buy the main course a la carte (whole smoked turkey or brisket) and fix your own sides at home.

Cost: serves 6-8 servings for $175; add on a pie for $20; or even buy the main course a la carte: $100 for turkey or $120 for brisket

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: 3 p.m. on Mon. Nov. 23rd
How to order: call
Pick up times: Weds. Nov. 25th – Thurs. Nov. 26th between 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

(all 3 Cohn Restaurants share the same Thanksgiving menu options)

Del’s Hideout
5351 Adobe Falls Rd., Del Cerro
619-255-8175

Pioneer BBQ
8622 Lake Murray Blvd., San Carlos
619-825-7787

Coaster Saloon
744 Ventura Pl., Mission Beach
858-488-4438

Online: cohnrestaurants.com/delshideout
Menu: cohnrestaurants.com/dels-hideout-thanksgiving-feast-togo

Whole Foods Market

Celebrate the season with Whole Foods Market catering menu with offerings for everyone. You’ll find the classics like organic turkey, spiral ham and prime rib with all the sides, but also a paleo-friendly turkey meal and a new this year vegan menu. The vegan meal for 2 is curated by chef Chloe Coscarelli and features a Cremini mushroom roast, miso creamed greens, coconut sweet potato casserole, jalapeño cornbread dressing, mushroom gravy and a pumpkin curry soup. A twist to the classic sides include truffle parmesan mashed potatoes, olive oil smashed cauliflower and maple mashed sweet potatoes.

Cost: vegan meal for 2 is $39.99; paleo friendly turkey meal for 4 is $89.99; classic roast turkey meal for 4 is $69.99; apple-brined smoked turkey meal for 4 is $89.99; spiral-sided ham meal for 8 is $139.99; prime rib meal for 8 is $229.99; you’ll find other serving sizes and options online

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: Yes
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: 48 hrs notice; to receive Prime pricing on fresh turkeys, orders must be picked up by Nov. 22nd
How to order: online
Pick up times: Nov. 19th -25th from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 26th from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Whole Foods
711 University Ave., Hillcrest
619-294-2800

8825 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla Village
858-642-6700

2600 Via De La Valle, Del Mar
858-436-9800

Online: wholefoodsmarket.com
Menu: shop.wfm.com

Boston Market

Put some joy on your table without having to leave your house. That’s right, have your Boston Market Thanksgiving meal delivered right to your front door! You can order meals that serve 4-6 or meals for 12 with either turkey, ham or prime rib and all the sides are included with apple or pumpkin pie.

Cost: turkey meal for 4-6 is $80, turkey meal for 12 is $109; ham meal for 4-6 is $80, ham meal for 12 is $130; prime rib meal for 4-6 is $109, prime rib meal for 12 is $160

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: meals are fully cooked; pick up meals are chilled and delivered meals are frozen
Place orders by: unk
How to order: online
Pick up times: based on store hours

Boston Market
5502 Balboa Ave., Clairemont
858-292-0099

706 Fletcher Pkwy., El Cajon
619-447-6669

Online: bostonmarket.com
Menu: bostonmarket.com/thanksgiving-dinner

Chart House

Chart House is big on holidays, which means you can expect a mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinner without having to lift a finger, except to carry the bags into the house. The Chart House Thanksgiving To-Go offers a choice of slow roasted prime rib or turkey, stuffing, cranberry dressing, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and pecan or pumpkin pie.

Cost: serves 4 people for $95 for turkey, or $115 for prime rib

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: call for details
Place orders by: 3 p.m. on Nov. 20th
How to order: online
Pick up times: based on store hours

Chart House
1201 1st St., Coronado
619-437-4474

2588 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff
760-436-4044

Online: chart-house.com/
Menu: chart-house.com/event/thanksgiving/

Rancho Valencia

Bring the good life home from Rancho Valencia to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast in the comfort of your own home. This year they’ve launched “Rancho-To-Go” where you can choose from a full a la carte menu of canapés, starters and soups, choice of meats, sides and sauces; completed with pies and desserts. You can also choose from their a la carte items like crab cakes, empanadas, truffle arancini, poached pears, charcuterie boards and so much more.

Cost: full meal serves 4 for $204; everything but the turkey $165; or buy everything a la carte - minimum order $160, all items sold are in portions of 4 or 6

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: Yes
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: call for details
How to order: online
Pick up times: Wed. Nov. 25th between 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
5921 Valencia Cir., Rancho Santa Fe
858-759-6216

Online: ranchovalencia.com
Menu: qrco.de/rvthanksgivingorder2020

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Giuseppe Catering

Mix and match a cornucopia of delights by choosing all of your Thanksgiving dishes a la carte. Choose from roasted & carved natural turkey and such sides as Focaccia-leek & pistachio stuffing, squash skewers, butternut squash soup, caramelized Brussels sprouts, truffle parmesan mashed potatoes or a poached pear salad among other options. It might take you a while to decide what’s for dessert from Frangelico chocolate truffle lollipops to Meyer lemon bars or pies.

Cost: varies based on a la carte items ordered, roughly $160 for 6-8 servings

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: noon on Monday Nov. 23rd
How to order: online
Pick up times: November 25th for pick up between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or schedule a delivery between 10 a.m.-3 p.m.!

Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering
7853 Herschel Ave., La Jolla
858-581-2205

Online: grnfc.com
Menu: grnfc.com/thanksgiving-catering

Elijah's Restaurant

Having your Thanksgiving meal delivered doesn’t get any easier than this! Order your classic Thanksgiving meal from Elijah’s and they’ll bring it right to your front door. Choice of turkey, beef brisket, or ham served with 2 classic side dishes to choose from and add on an apple, pecan or pumpkin pie for only $13 extra.

Cost: all servings are for 10 people - $159 for turkey dinner, $159 for beef brisket dinner and $159 for spiral ham dinner

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: all dinners are freshly cooked for your pick up time, no reheating required! Just put it on the table and eat.
Place orders by: 48 hrs notice
How to order: call
Pick up times: schedule with restaurant

Elijah’s Restaurant
7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Clairemont
858-353-5528 or 858-455-1461

Online: elijahsrestaurant.com
Menu: elijahsrestaurant.com/thanksgiving

Ranch 45

Ranch 45 adds a gourmet twist to all of your favorite traditional foods. Just some of their offerings are butternut squash soup, roasted rainbow carrots, wild rice with butternut squash, herb crusted prime rib, red wine braised short ribs, smoked turkey legs… and much more online. Don’t forget traditional desserts; are you team apple or team pumpkin pie? Or maybe an alternative GF carrot cake is more up your alley.

Cost: all items are ordered a la carte; approx. $160 for 3-4 servings

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: Yes
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: Monday, November 23rd
How to order: in store, by phone, online
Pick up times: last pick up time is 6 p.m. on Weds. Nov. 25th

Ranch 45
512 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach
858-461-0092

Online: ranch45.com
Menu: ranch45.com/holiday-pick-up-menu

Ruth's Chris

Take the hassle out of Thanksgiving Dinner this year and order out from Ruth’s Chris Steak House. They have a family meal that serves 4 and includes roasted turkey and all the trimmings, including 4 personal pumpkin cheesecakes.

Cost: 4 servings for $165

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: chilled, fully cooked to heat and eat
Place orders by: unk
How to order: online
Pick up times: Thanksgiving Day only from 10 a.m.-noon

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
11582 El Camino Real, Del Mar
858-755-1454

1355 N Harbor Dr., Downtown/Embarcadero
619-233-1422

Online: ruthschris.com
Menu: ruthschris.com/menu/thanksgiving

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Celebrate at home with Fleming’s 3-course dinner for the family. Meals for 4-7 people includes Herb-Roasted Turkey paired with all the fixings, salad and a cinnamon pumpkin cream cheesecake with orange cranberry sauce. You can also substitute the turkey for petite filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye each with peppercorn sauce or add on delectable sides like lobster mac & cheese, cauliflower mash or crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon.

Cost: 4 servings $180; 5 servings $225; 6 servings $270; 7 servings $315

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: call for details
How to order: online
Pick up times: Nov. 24th & 25th from noon-10 p.m, or Nov. 26th from 10-11 a.m.

Fleming’s Prime Steak House
8970 University Center Ln., UTC
858-535-0078

380 K St., Downtown/Gaslamp
619-237-1155

Online: flemigsssteakhouse.com
Menu: flemingssteakhouse.com/thanksgiving

Hotel Del Coronado

Let The Del’s expert culinary team whip up a 7 course gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner so you don’t have to. You’ll enjoy traditional roasted turkey, sour cream mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, corn bread stuffing, fingerling sweet potatoes, walnut parsley gremolata, gravy, cranberry chutney and pecan or pumpkin pie to top it all off.

Cost: prix fixe $725 (for those looking to splurge!)

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: no
Preparation: fully cooked, heat and eat
Place orders by: call for details
How to order: online
Pick up times: Nov. 25th from 4-7 p.m. at the Sheerwater

Hotel Del
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado
619-435-6611

Online: hoteldel.com
Menu: hoteldel.com/thanksgiving-dinner

Nutmeg Bakery

Top off your day of eating this year with a non-traditional Thanksgiving pie from Nutmeg Bakery. They’ve got all kinds of cream pies: Chocolate, Banana, Boston or Coconut; as well as Key Lime and Maple Pecan (gluten-free). But if you want to go the traditional route they’ve got you covered there with Apple Lattice, Apple Crumb (GF) and Pumpkin (avail GF). Now if you want a Thanksgiving cake, well they’ve got plenty of options too with everything from Carrot Cake (avail GF) to chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla (vegan) or lemon raspberry, orange cranberry, lemon blueberry, coconut rum (GF, V) hummingbird, Italian cream and oh so many more.

Cost: $20-$35 per pie

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: Yes
Preparation: call for details
Place orders by: 72 hrs advance notice
How to order: online only
Pick up times: Nov. 24th

Nutmeg Bakery & Café
12640 Sabre Springs Pkwy, Sabre Springs
858-486-8863

Online: https://nutmegsd.com/

Pop Pie Co.

If you want to have your Thanksgiving pie and eat it too, there are plenty of options from Pop Pie Co. That’s all they do and that’s why they’re the best. Choose from Salted Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Salted Caramel Apple Crumble or Apple Crumble (vegan).

Cost: $35 per pie

Vegan/Gluten-Free options: Yes
Preparation: pies are baked fresh the morning you pick them up
Place orders by: Thursday Nov. 19th or until they’re sold out
How to order: online only
Pick up times: Wed Nov. 25th from noon-8 p.m. or Thurs. Nov. 26th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pop Pie Co.
4404 Park Blvd., University Heights
619-501-4440

270 E 17th St., Costa Mesa
949-524-3015

Online: poppieco.com
Menu: poppieco.com/thanksgiving-pies-pre-sale

––Bonnie Taylor

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