When life gets harried at home, people don’t think twice about picking up the phone to call favorite restaurants with dinner orders. So why would it be any different during the holiday season? It’s a time of year when schedules are even more hectic. There are several Los Angeles restaurants that want to make your Thanksgiving hosting stress-free by offering take-out menus. Time to be grateful; and these five spots are ready for you to phone it in.
1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
This year, Chef Zoe Nathan of Huckleberry is preparing a Thanksgiving catering menu to satisfy the needs of even the pickiest. Featuring traditional Thanksgiving fare, expect delicious take out items like their braised organic turkey thighs (small: serves 2, medium: seres 4 and large: serving 8), as well as a smothered organic turkey & gravy also available for different size parties. Organic meatballs, a Bartell Ranch brisket, as well as fixings like roasted sweet potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes, traditional turkey stuffing, green beans, bunched rainbow carrots, classic mac & cheese, cornbread pudding, cranberry orange sauce, traditional gravy and much more will be for the picking. For desserts, Huckleberry will be offering everything from traditional pumpkin pie and old fashioned apple cheddar pie to take & bake caramel apple cranberry pies, maple walnut pies, a chocolate pie, mini pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes, coffee cake and even a gluten free orange cranberry cake. Breads from nearby Milo & Olive will also be on hand. From cranberry walnut bread to multigrain dinner rolls, Huckleberry has you covered for a complete take out dinner to bring home and impress the family! For the full menu, visit Huckleberry Cafe. You can use that PDF to make your order too.
Joans On Third
8350 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Whether you dine at the legendary Joans on Third or take out, it never disappoints. And their Thanksgiving fare this year is no exception. The popular LA eatery and gourmet marketplace will be helping Angelenos serve yummy take-home Thanksgiving feasts. Owner Joan McNamara loves nothing more than taking care of her customers like family, ensuring that everyone enjoys their meals. Back gain this year, the popular eatery is offering some truly delicious staples including maple-brown sugar yams, Joan’s turkey gravy, classic creamy mashed potatoes, harvest bread stuffing with dried fruits, nuts and mushrooms as well as traditional cranberry sauce, grandma’s old fashioned stuffing, butternut squash and pear soup, salads and more. Their oven roasted whole Thanksgiving turkey is obviously the main attraction though. Offering both a whole Thanksgiving turkey or oven roasted turkey breast, you can’t go wrong. Make sure to visit their menu for official information on how many servings each item offers. For dessert, make sure to try their pumpkin pie (serves 8), as well as a rustic apple pie serving 8, or cranberry pistachio shortbread cookies.
The Hungry Cat
100 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Serving 8 people for $275, The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica will be offering all the traditional items you’d want out of a Thanksgiving Dinner. A starter persimmon salad will begin your meal, but for entrees, a deep fried turkey with potato puree, roasted sweet potatoes, chorizo & oyster stuffing, romano bean au gratin and spiced cranberry sauce will be included. For dessert, take home a great pumpkin pie with brown sugar whipped cream.
Thyme Cafe & Market
1630 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Santa Monica’s Thyme Cafe & Market is serving up a huge feast to take home this year. Hors D’ouevres include baked brie with apricot crackers and bread dippers, a mini gruyere grilled cheese with fig jam and more and bacon wrapped dates and more. But, for the traditional holiday dinner, a seasoned oven-ready turkey (10-12 pounds), as well as oven ready maple thyme turkey breast (serves 4-6) and roasted cornish game hens with cornbread sausage and sage stuffing will be available as main entrees. Stuffing, cornbread sausage and sage stuffing, a wild rice salad with pecans, apricots and cranberries, creamy mashed potatoes, brown sugar and lime yams, roasted maple glazed baby carrots, roasted vegetables and more are available for sides. View a full menu here.
All orders must be placed by Monday, November 23rd by 10am. Orders can be picked up Wednesday, November 25th between 10am-3pm We will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25th.
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Santa Monica’s Farmshop inside the Brentwood Country Mart is participating and making things easier for residents for Thanksgiving this year. For the feast, items including a Diestel Famiy Farms Turkey (14-16lbs, serves 8), as well as a turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, ragout of wild mushrooms, brussels sprouts, potato puree, haricots verts, wild rice pilaf, roasted sweet potatoes and spiced carrots is just the start of what’s offered. For dessert, a 10″ pumpkin pie that serves up to 10 people, as well as a chocolate cream pie, an heirloom apple pie, bourbon pecan pie, a flourless chocolate cake along with whipped cream will be all options you can choose from. An order form can be found here.
9543 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Culver City’s Akasha restaurant is a steady choice any day or night of the week for delicious food. For Thanksgiving, you can choose to dine in or take out. Dine in options include items like a roasted cauliflower bisque, a pomegranate salad, an herb roasted turkey with chesnut and sage stuffing, yukon gold mashed potatoes, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce, as well as family style sides like candied yams, brussels sprouts, a great green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese and so much more. Dessert items are thanks to a pie buffet with options like an organic pumpkin pie, an olive oil pecan pie, a bourbon banana cream pie, and several others.
But, if you’re looking to spend some quality time at home with your family, Akasha is offering a to-go menu with items like an over-ready brined turkey and turkey stock (serves 8-10), a roasted cauliflower bisque, a goat cheese & pomegranate salad, chestnut and herb stuffing, brussels sprouts, candied yams, turkey pan gravy, green bean casserole, yukon gold mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and many more options. For dessert, the options are plentiful, too. Options like a pumpkin pie (serves 8), as well as a gluten free version will be available. Or, a rustic apple tart, a chocolate-bourbon banana cream pie and more will be on hand.
7119 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
With locations throughout Los Angeles including in West Hollywood, Brentwood and Beverly Hills, M Café will be serving up Thanksgiving menu items for those who don’t eat meat. LA’s beloved contemporary macrobiotic café (serving cuisine free of dairy, red meat, refined sugars, eggs, and poultry) will be offering a vegan-friendly, meat-free Thanksgiving feast this year. With no cooking required, delicious specialty desserts – all vegan and with no refined sugar – are also available to-go. M Café’s Thanksgiving Feast (to go) includes a choice of entrée, holiday soup, salad, salad and your choice of 2 additional accompaniments. Entrée selections include a gluten-free Tempeh Loaf or a Smoked Tofu, Pumpkin & Chestnut Terrine en Croûte, with side dishes that include Herbed Bread Stuffing with almonds & raisins, maple-glazed acorn squash, brussels sprouts, whipped potato & tutabaga, & more. Whole dessert selections include: pumpkin cheesecake, quince & blueberry tart, pear tart, apple pie, and more. Price: $75/2 person feast; $135 for 4 person feast. Whole desserts: $50-60.
700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Bring Bottega Louie home for the holidays this year. After all, what’s better than sharing the holidays with family at home with your loved ones? Bottega Louie’s Thanksgiving To Go menu features a Diestel Ranch free range organic turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, autumn roasted vegetables, spiced sweet potatoes, house made pies and much more. Orders are available for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 and Thursday, November 26th and will include specific reheating instructions. They will also be serving a full traditional Thanksgiving dinner inside the restaurant. View more information, including a full menu, ordering form, reheating instructions and more.
983 W Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90220
“All turkey, all the time” could be the motto of this unassuming little gem in a Compton strip mall that boasts a turkey-centric menu year round. Powerful of word of mouth has their phone ringing off the hook around the holidays — Chef and part owner Joe deep fries a Cajun spice-rubbed whole turkey and offers a mouth-watering selection of sides including country greens, mac and cheese, sweet potato pie and the best gravy in town. “Nothing from a can here!” Craving something specific that’s not on the menu? Joe aims to please – he’ll accommodate special requests with fair notice. Sides are $25 a piece and feed 15 to 20 people and a 15-16 lb turkey runs $70 even. But don’t delay…you need to call now to get on “the list”.
11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Whether you choose The Larder’s Brentwood or Beverly Hills’ location, the beautifully decorated restaurants will be serving up equally beautiful food for Thanksgiving to bring home. Featuring a complete Thanksgiving feast which serves 8 for $68 per person, items will include an over-ready brined organic turkey with turkey gravy, mom’s traditional stuffing, sweet potatoes with shallots, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with balsamic, pancetta & thyme, Italian broccoli with garlic, roasted root vegetables, along with cranberry sauce. For dessert, a spiced pumpkin pie, a pecan tart and more will be on hand. All orders must be placed by 5pm on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Learn more here and www.thelarder.com.
Salt & Straw
240 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
It may not be a full Thanksgiving feast, but Salt & Straw, the small batch ice cream company that partners with local artisans, producers and farmers to create gourmet flavors, is ready for pick-up this Thanksgiving. The ice cream shop’s holiday menu features handmade packed pints with seasonal flavors and ingredients like sweet potato casserole with maple pecans; buttered mashed potatoes and gravy, apple cranberry stuffing, salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey and spiced goat cheese & pumpkin pie. The pints pack is just $65. For more information, visit www.saltandstraw.com.