Take a break this year! Treat yourself and your family to a Thanksgiving feast to remember. With less preparation, cooking and cleanup you’ll have more time for family charades or to simply cozy up on the couch and watch your favorite family movie. Scroll down now to check out this abundant list of Bay Area restaurants and meal delivery options you just might be thankful for this year.
One Market One Market’s Thanksgiving menu features a roasted Willie Bird Turkey, served with a fresh Pear and Arugula Salad, Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing (non-sausage version available), Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Shallot Thyme Gravy (on the side) and Cranberry Relish. To sweeten your night, get the Pumpkin “pie” Tart or Chocolate Pot de Crème. This meal comes chilled to heat and serve at home. $79 per person, minimum of two people. Classic cocktails and wine also available. Order here to pickup on Wednesday Nov. 24.
Canela Canela is offering pre-orders on classic holiday meats and desserts for pick-up and delivery. The Thanksgiving Butcher Shop offers Marinated Natural Turkey, Rolled, Stuffed Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Cornbread Stuffing and Brussels Sprouts. Available homemade pies by Chona Piumarta of Pastry Cupboard include Pumpkin cheesecake brownies, Pecan Pie with Shortbread Crust or customer favorite: Blueberry Buttermilk Pie. Order here until Nov. 18. Pickup or local delivery available on Nov. 24.
A-Five Meats A-Five Meat Company is a distribution company that provides the finest cuts of wagyu to the world’s top chefs, and now to the consumer at home. Order the new Wagyu Feast, which features 6 pieces of wagyu and wagyu ground beef and includes Kobe beef and the Sanuki Olive Fed A5 Grade. ($1,140) for a turkey alternative with a group. The company also offers a Wagyu Sampler and Wagyu Essentials pack. Order here
Shuk Shuka Shuk Shukka, which means "market" in both Hebrew and Arabic, is a new online marketplace created by a collaborative team of chefs with Middle Eastern roots delivering goods to the Bay Area. To spice up your Thanksgiving feast, snag the Dips and Spices Package that comes with 4 dips and 2 spices for $44.99. Order here
Mina Family Kitchen Chef Michael Mina and his culinary team introduce a very special feast from International Smoke. The dinner serves 4 people and is available for $299. Highlights include Butternut Squash Soup with toasted hazelnuts and pumpernickel croutons, Truffle Caesar Salad with onion crema, truffle vinaigrette and parmesan, Smoked Turkey Breast with truffle gravy, Asiago Stuffed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing and Apple Crumble Pie for dessert. Minimal heating and prep required at home. Instructions included. Order now through Nov. 23. In addition to delivery, orders can be picked up Nov. 24 and Nov. 25.
Cassava Take it easy this year with take out from Cassava! The Outer Richmond’s casually elegant eatery is offering a ready to reheat Turkey Day Dinner for four. Stuffed with your favorites and all the fixings, Cassava’s Thanksgiving Meal to-go includes: 1 Whole Turkey (6-8 lbs, roasted ready to reheat), Green Bean Casserole, Candied Yams, Cornbread & Honey Butter, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and a Whole Pumpkin Pie. Order here
Brenda's French Soul Food For a larger group, try the whole turkey dinner kit (Serves 8 to 12) with all the fixin's: Butter Whipped Potatoes, Andouille Cornbread Dressing, Green Beans, Biscuits, Cranberry Compote ($330). Or for a smaller celebration, enjoy the same savory sides with a turkey breast ($165). And to fill your kitchen with holiday aromas, add spiced wine or cider! Order here for pickup on Nov. 23.
Lord Stanley This Michelin-starred Modern European restaurant offers a Thanksgiving Dinner for four. The feast includes: Truffled Turkey Breast Stuffed with Confit Leg, Sourdough and Dried Fruit, Yukon Gold Pomme Puree with Savory Hazelnut Praline, Winter Squash and Persimmon Galette, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Poultry Jus, Parker House Rolls and Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Calvados and Granny Smith Apple ($375). And to make it even fancier, why not add a side of caviar? Cocktails, beer and wine also available. Order here for pick-up on Nov. 24.
SPQR Chef Matt Accarrino offers an Italian-inspired Thanksgiving feast in two packages—one for 4-5 people and the other for 8-9 people. Both packages include: Herb Roasted Turkey, Black Truffle Gravy, Root Vegetable Stuffing, Winter Green Caesar Salad, Baked Mushroom filled Pasta Rotolo with Marsala Crema, 4 side dishes and a choice of Meyer Lemon Tre Latti Cake, Caramelized Sweet Potato Cheesecake, or Jean's Pecan Pie. Order here to pickup on Nov. 24 or Nov. 25.
3rd Cousin Start your intimate dinner for two with a 7-layer salad before digging in to an Herb Roasted Organic Diestel Turkey, Sausage Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes, Yams, and a Classic Green Been Casserole. For dessert, enjoy a slice each of pumpkin pie and pecan pie. All for $198. Order online for pickup on Nov. 25.
Luke’s Local With a wide variety of raw birds, Luke’s Local also offers a smoked (whole or half) turkey from Willie Bird Farms. And choose from a wide selection of sides. Some options are more traditional like Stuffing, Candied Yams and Mashed Potatoes, but other autumnal choices include Arugula Salad with Persimmon, Candied Walnuts and Goat Cheese or Stuffed Squash with Quinoa and Pepitas. Pies are also available. And whether you’re hosting or not, why not throw in a seasonal bouquet or holiday wreath. Order here.
Presidio Social Club Let the Presidio Social Club Exchange fuss over the meal while you focus on your friends and family. Savor the 12-14lb Roasted Turkey, Mushroom Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Relish. Choose between whole Pumpkin Pie or Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. Barrel aged cocktails also available. Serves 4-6 ($345). Order here by Nov. 16 to pickup on Nov. 25.
Pomella(Oakland) Mica Talmor’s mains, sides and desserts are all made with his distinctive Mediterranean and Eastern Europe influence. Order a la carte from a special holiday menu that includes Stuffed Turkey Breast Roulade, Harissa Turkey Wings, Mushroom “Bastilla,” Moroccan-style Phyllo Pie, Yukon Gold and Celeriac Mashed Potatoes, Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash and Brandied Cherries, House-made Biscuits, Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Candied Ginger, Pecan-Caramel Bars, and more. Heat and serve at home. Wine and beer are also available. Fresh Apple Persimmon Pie from Oakland-based baker Edith’s Pie will also be available whole and by the slice. Pre-order by noon on Nov. 20 for pick up on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
Rocky's Market (Oakland) This year, Rocky's teamed up with Two Local Girls catering to offer to-go holiday meals. For $65/person, start your meal with Salad with Radishes, Oranges, Cojita Cheese and Pepitas before moving on to Roasted Turkey “Pavo Navideno” with Achiote Gravy. The meal includes Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Poblano Peppers, Sauteed Greens and ends with a sweet Bunuelo with Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Sauce. Order here.
Horn Barbecue (Oakland) Why not try one of the Bay Area’s hottest new restaurants? Pitmaster Matt Horn (best new chef, Food & Wine Magazine 2021), offers Smoked Turkey ($150), whole Prime Brisket ($250) or Beef Rib Racks ($120). Sides include Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, and Potatoes. For dessert, try the Pumpkin Bread Pudding. Order now for pickup on Nov. 24.
Buttercup (Walnut Creek, Concord, Vallejo, Oakland) For $80, this Thanksgiving feast is a steal! The meal includes: 2 lbs of Hand Carved, Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Cornbread Sage Stuffing, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Caesar Salad and your choice of Pumpkin or Pecan Pie. Generously serves 4 to 6! Served cold for you to reheat at home. Order here.
Montperi Caterers (Oakland) Order Chef Lamont’s Thanksgiving specials delivered to your door. Turkeys range from 10lbs to 18lbs. Traditional sides are available as is Apple Cobbler, Peach Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, or Cheesecake. Order here by Nov. 22.
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley (East Palo Alto)—This Thanksgiving, savor a fully prepared meal by the chefs at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley from the comfort of your home. Each family-style menu includes soup and salad appetizers, turkey with all the trimmings, and dessert for the whole family. The menu includes: Red Kale Salad, Butternut Squash Soup, Oven Roasted Turkey Breast with Muscat Glaze and Pecan Pie Cobbler. Order now until Nov. 18 for pickup on Nov. 25.
Manresa Bread (Los Altos, Campbell, Los Gatos) This Thanksgiving, Manresa Bread features seasonal favorites made with house-milled flour: Pecan Pie, Apple, Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Butter Buns, Kouign Amann, and an Assorted Fresh-Milled Cookie Tin offering five different Cookie Varieties, (25 cookies for $55). Pre-order now for pickup on Nov. 23 or Nov 24.
Black Angus Steakhouse, (San Lorenzo, San Jose, Vallejo) Available in three sizes, family Turkey Dinners feature the holiday classics: Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Sage Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli with Garlic Butter, Garden Salad, fresh Cranberry Sauce, Molasses Bread and Pumpkin Pie. If you’re not in the mood for turkey, why not try the prime rib? Order online.
Selby’s (Redwood City) The entire menu is a la carte so feel free to create the Thanksgiving meal of your dreams. Think organic turkey (10-12lb: $125; 24-26lb: $265), Traditional Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Cranberry-Orange Relish and more! Place your orders by Nov. 23 for pick-up on Nov. 25.
Carneros Resort & Spa—Carneros Resort is offering Turkey To-Go meals for those that want to enjoy the resort’s holiday feast within the comfort and security of their own home. The package serves groups of 4-6 people ($350) and features an Organic Diestel Turkey with traditional sides, all featuring the abundant flavors of Napa Valley. To preorder, call the Market at 707.299.4820 or email Pauline Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Left Bank (Larkspur, Menlo Park, San Jose) This 4 course prix-fixe dinner is only $59/person and includes Butternut Squash Soup, Fall Salad, and a traditional Roasted Turkey with Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts, Candied Yams and Orange Cranberry Relish. Or—if turkey isn’t to your liking, try the Honey Mustard Glazed Natural Rack of Pork or the Autumn Risotto. All meals come with Pumpkin Pie. Order online for pickup on Thanksgiving Day. View menu here.
Dee Wagner Kick up your feet, relax and let Dee Wagner do all the work. With options for 2 people ($100) to 10 people ($500), each meal includes Diestel Family Ranch Free Range Turkey, Mushroom Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Moroccan Carrots, and Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Delicata Squash. Order online and your meal will be delivered the day before thanksgiving. You can also make a donation this Thanksgiving to NoHungerHere and bring meals to hungry people throughout the North Bay.
Throughout the Bay Area
Jessie & Laurent Save your sanity and order up some gourmet meals from Jessie & Laurent for your family. This San Rafael-based company has delivered delicious, chef-made meals to the Bay Area for nearly 40 years. Thanksgiving offerings from Jessie & Laurent include:
- Seasoned Whole Diestel Organic Turkey (10-12 lb ($125)
- Local Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie Platter ($55)
- Glazed Cornish Hens with Cranberry Stuffing (small:$22; medium: $41; large: $55)
And don't forget the traditional sides: Whipped Potatoes, Classic Stuffing with Mushrooms, Roasted Root Veggies and Cranberry Relish. Desserts include pumpkin pie, pecan pie, rustic apple tartlets and so much more! View the complete Thanksgiving menu here and place your order early so they don't sell out of your favorite items.
Good Eggs Start off with an antipasto board or a cheese platter and move on to a complete Thanksgiving feast (think turkey with all the necessary sides). Or—if you like the way cooking a turkey makes your house smell like the holidays, why not just cook the bird yourself and have all the sides delivered? You can customize, add meat alternatives, tack on a wide selection of fresh desserts and enjoy beer or wine to toast the occasion. Click here to start your order.
Whole Foods Market Whether you want an entire Thanksgiving feast for 12, just sides, soups and sauces, or a vegan celebration, give Whole Foods a try. With the option of a fully cooked or raw turkey and sides fully prepared or just the ingredients, they really do cater to everyone. Click here to explore your options.
—Nicole Findlay & Kate Loweth
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