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.
616 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Additional Location: Grand Central Market
Stop by the critically acclaimed and Los Angeles favorite Wexler’s Deli before your Thankgiving for a great take-out menu. Their Smoked Bird Thanksgiving Dinner feeds 10 people, includes a 12-14 lb. Mary’s free Range California Smoked Turkey, challah stuffing, pan drippings gravy, the big salad, Dana’s matzoball soup, and mini baked kaiser rolls. The Smoked Bird Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered for $350, and will be available for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, November 23rd. To place an order, call them at (424) 744-8671. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 20th. Wexler’s Deli will be closed on Thursday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving Day and the restaurant will reopen both locations on November 25th at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. in Santa Monica and Grand Central Market, respectively.
13251 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Chef Ted Hopson and Beverage Director Ann-Marie Verdi are presenting a delicious Thanksgiving To-Go Menu at The Bellwether in Studio City. This Thanksgiving, Chef Ted Hopson will help you pack up delicious fall-inspired sides to-go. Each market fresh, fully-prepared side dish can serve 3-4 people and will be packaged with detailed instructions to help you. So, all you need to do is throw it in the oven and enjoy! Options include Okinawa Potatoes roasted with brown sugar, bourbon and thyme, Heirloom Carrots that are honey roasted with brown butter, and topped with walnuts, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with a bacon-maple-cayenne gastrique, Stuffing prepared with chicken sausage, sage, mushrooms, Honey Biscuits, Traditional Gravy with sage, rosemary and Cranberry Sauce made with port, orange, and warming spices.
Orders must be placed by November 15th, and picked up on the 23rd.
300 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013
This Thanksgiving, what’s better than a Thanksgiving Pie to go? So, if you’re tasked with bringing delicious pies to your thanksgiving dinner this year and one that will satisfy everyone (including the gluten sensitive vegans), Café Gratitude is the right choice! Choose from their signature pies including pecan pie, pumpkin pie and chocolate coconut pie all made with 100% organic and plant based ingredients. Each pie serves between 4-6 people and must be ordered no later than Monday, November 21st. Pick up will be available on November 23rd between the hours of 1pm and 10pm.
In addition, Café Gratitude will be offering their Free Thanksgiving. Each year, hundreds come to Café Gratitude on Thanksgiving where they know they will receive a free meal and a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is invited to stop by the Café Gratitude Arts District location on November 24th for a plate of food, live music from local performers and to hang out with friends, family, neighbors and more. Items include butternut squash & sage, garlic mashed potatoes with Mushroom Gravy, Raw Stuffing, Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, a Salad with Persimmons, and Pumpkin Pie. This will take place on Thursday November 24th from 11am – 3pm.
Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery
Marie Callender’s is a staple restaurant to go on any day of the week, but especially on Thanksgiving. But, if you’re looking to skip the cooking and take advantage of their great food, stop by your local Marie Callender’s location where you can get a Thanksgiving dinner starting as low as $99.99. Marie Callender’s Thanksgiving feasts include an oven roasted turkey breast with all of the traditional fixings and a whole pie. This affordable holiday feast features a complete dinner with all of the trimmings and, of course, one of Marie Callender’s signature whole Pumpkin or Apple Pie.
9200 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
BOA Steakhouse will offer a selection of their signature sides ($36-168) in very big portions. For Thanksgiving to go, call the restaurant to pre-order for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23rd, at either their West Hollywood or Santa Monica location. Whereas the small size serves 6-8, the large size serves 12-15. Items include selections like truffle mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, smashed broccoli, Brussels sprouts with bacon, creamed spinach and goat cheese baklava.
8850 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
For your Thanksgiving to go meal, The Cannibal will offer turkeys and pies to-go, and will be donating $5 from every order to Chef’s Cycle: No Kid Hungry charity. Orders for Thanksgiving to go must be placed by November 18th, and should be picked up between November 21-24. To order, call (310) 838-2783. Offerings include Mary’s Organic Turkeys, Chef Fran Derby’s Crispy Roasted Turkey, which is brined and finished with herb butter (it’s 14lbs and feeds 8 people). For dessert, order up their 9” Pies ($30 each, serves 8), including pumpkin Pie or Dutch apple pie with bacon streusel.
The Restaurant at Mr. C
1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
The Restaurant at Mr. C in Beverly Hills is offering a delicious Thanksgiving take-away dinner menu, complete with Oven Roasted Turkey and Napa Valley Chardonnay gravy with Roasted Chestnut Stuffing, Duchess Sweet Potato, Maple & Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce, Broccolini, and Pumpkin Pie. If you’re simply looking for a side or two to compliment your home-cooked turkey, the Cipriani Classics are also available a la carte, including Baked White Tagliolini with ham or mushrooms; Charcuterie with European cheese and prosciutto; Sweet Corn Salad with cucumbers, string beans, and cherry tomatoes; and Vanilla Meringue Cake. All cake and pie orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
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 Creekstone Farm’s Beef Brisket stewed in red wine, herbs, and tomatoes. Savory Cornbread Pudding with butternut squash, kale, caramelized onions, and sage will also be on offer. But, make sure to leave room for Zoe Nathan’s incredible and famed desserts, including a Maple Walnut Pie, Mini Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes, and Take & Bake items in a Pyrex baking dish like a Gluten-Free Orange Cranberry Pie topped with an almond crumble. Huckleberry is taking orders now through Saturday, November 19th at 5pm by calling (310) 451-2311. Pre-ordered catering pick-up will be available on Thursday, November 24 from 9am to 12pm.
119 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Playa Provisions, the concept by Brooke Williamson, a “Top Chef” alumna and her husband Nick Roberts, will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner special for $35 per person from 3pm to 8pm at their Playa Del Rey location with a special menu including a classic Turkey and Honey Mustard Crusted Ham as the main dish, side dishes, and desserts like pumpkin pie. But, for those who want to stay home with family and friends and still take advantage of the delicious food, picking up a Thanksgiving pie at Playa Provisions is the perfect option. Pies can be ordered until Monday, November 21 online, and will be available for pick up from the 22nd to the 24th (Thanksgiving Day!). Pies being offered include a smooth and velvety pumpkin pie with filling in a golden-brown flaky pie crust, a bourbon pecan pie, an apple-cranberry pie, and a pear brown butter tart.
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, as well as a rustic apple pie serving 8, or cranberry pistachio shortbread cookies.
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. 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, as well as sides like a chestnut, sage and herb stuffing, stuffed squash, yukon gold potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole, turkey pan gravy, macaronic & cheese, cornbread, cranberry chutney, rosemary raisin focaccia, and much more. For dessert, the options are plentiful, too. Options like a pumpkin pie, a rustic apple tart, a chocolate-bourbon banana cream pie and more will be on hand. The restaurant will also be offering a menu if you’d like to dine at the restaurant. A full menu can be found here.
Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant
6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Located north of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, this retail meat shop, in-house butchery & polished, full-service restaurant will be offering BN Ranch turkeys for Thanksgiving take away. Call (323) 946-7512 for more info.
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, brown sugar yams, haricot vert with hazelnuts, harvest roasted winter vegetables and more are available for sides. View a full menu here.
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 charcuterie platters, smoked and cured fish, marinated olives, chickpea hummus, chicken liver mousse, salad of full lettuces are on offer for starters. Then, go for the bigger items like a Diestel family farms turkey, or a honey glazed Kurobuta ham, with classic turkey gravy, homemade cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted wild mushrooms, stewed brussels sprouts, buttermilk biscuits, whipped honey butter and more.
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 & Rutabaga, & more. Whole dessert selections include: pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie, chocolate fudge cake, apple tart, pear tart and more.
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 whole cooked turkey, a whole raw turkey, and a boneless oven roasted turkey breast. A whole glazed ham with burnt orange and cloves is also on offer. Sides like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, roasted autumn vegetables, Brussels sprouts with pistachios, green beans, biscuits, cauliflower, turkey gravy and more will also be highlighted. Finish it up with tasty Thanksgiving pies like pumpkin, pecan, banana creme and apple. Macarons will be a tasty treat, too!
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”.
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.