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Your Thanksgiving turkey take-out guide

Snag your Thanksgiving turkey this year from some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles—no cleanup required

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Thanksgiving in Los Angeles: Turkey at Tavern

Basting is for the birds, don't you think? Between the cleanup and the obsessive oven checking, there's plenty of hassle that comes with cooking your own turkey at home. Thankfully, some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles are doing it for you (and even throwing an entire Thanksgiving dinner). Hang up your apron, pick up the phone and order one of these Thanksgiving turkeys for the holiday—from heritage and vegan birds to dark meat or white, you'll be able to take home something that's perfect for you and your family.

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Where to find your Thanksgiving turkey


Akasha offers Mary's oven-ready brined, organic, heritage turkeys, along with turkey stock—and may we suggest an order of the candied yams to go along with it?

Price: $120, serves 8-10 people
Order by: November 22 by 5pm, call 310-845-1700
Pick-up: November 25, 3-9pm

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Culver City

Belcampo Meat Co.

Available at both the Grand Central Market and West Third St locations, Belcampo Meat Co. is offering broadbreasted white turkey (7-18 pounds) and heritage turkey (7-18 pounds).

Price: White turkey, $5.99 per pound; Heritage turkey, $7.99 per pound
Order by: As soon as possible, order online
Pick-up: November 23-24, November 25 by 4pm

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Bouchon Beverly Hills

Thomas Keller's Beverly Hills outpost offers oven-ready Diestel Farms turkeys to feed 6 to 14 guests.

Price: $75 for 6 people, $115 for 10, $155 for 14
Order by: November 22, call 310-281-5687
Pick-up: November 24-25, Noon-6pm

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Bristol Farms

From Manhattan Beach to Westlake Village, Bristol Farms is ready for your Thanksgiving order, whether you choose traditional whole roasted turkey (8-17 pounds) or Cajun-style turducken—chicken-stuffed, duck-stuffed turkey.

Price: Roast turkey, $5.99/pound; Turducken, $119
Order by: November 23 by 3pm, order online
Pick-up: November 25-26

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West Hollywood


In keeping with the Brentwood restaurant's Northern Californian roots, Farmshop offers Sonoma County-raised Diestel Farms turkeys, available cooked or raw.

Price: $115 cooked, $80 raw, both serve 6-8 people
Order by: November 22, call 310-566-2400
Pick-up: November 24-26

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Santa Monica


Feeding a crowd couldn't be easier with Gelson's pretty, whole-roasted birds that feed eight to 20 (count, 20!) dinner guests. Order online and pick up and pay in-store.

Price: $5.99 per pound
Order by: November 24
Pick-up: November 24-26

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West Hollywood


Zoe Nathan's Santa Monica café offers organic turkey thighs braised with white wine, mushrooms and thyme, as well as smothered organic turkey and gravy.

Price: Turkey thighs: $21-$78; Turkey and gravy: $33-$126
Order by: November 20, call 310-451-2311
Pick-up: November 26, 9am-Noon

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Santa Monica

Joan's on Third

Your one-stop shop for T-day, the ever-popular café and marketplace fills your Thanksgiving table with sides, dessert and turkey, available whole or by the breast. There are two options for turkey: an oven-roasted whole bird (12-14 pounds) or a turkey breast (5 pounds).

Price: $98 for a whole turkey, serves 6-8 people; $65 for turkey breast, serves 4-6 people
Order by: November 20 by Noon, call 323-655-2285 (Third St) or 818-201-3900 (Studio City)
Pick-up: November 25, 9am-5pm

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Fairfax/Beverly/La Brea/Third St.

Larder at Tavern

Fake your own Suzanne Goin–style turkey with a roast-at-home bird from the Westside café/bakery Larder at Tavern. The 16-18 pound Diestel Farms bird is brined in Goin's signature Cal-Med flavors and ready for your oven (complete with instructions).

Price: $148 for 10-12 people
Order by: November 22 by 5pm, order online
Pick-up: November 25, 10am-6pm; November 26, 8-11am

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Maple Block Meat Co.

The Culver City barbecue restaurant will be offering whole wood-smoked, all-natural turkeys in four sizes.

Price: $217-$292
Order by: November 17, call 310-313-6328
Pick-up: November 26

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Culver City

Smoke City Market

Sherman Oaks' barbecue spot offers a full Thanksgiving feast Texas-style or individual smoked turkeys for the big day.

Price: $6 per pound, 12-pound minimum
Order by: November 22, call 818-855-1280
Pick-up: November 26 by 11:30am

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Sherman Oaks

Spring Street Smokehouse

Place your order now for a limited number of smoked turkeys at this Downtown barbecue joint. The 12-14 pound birds are spice-rubbed, flavor-injected and hickory smoked.

Price: $65, serves 8-12 people
Order by: Now until last order fills, call 213-626-0535
Pick up: November 24-25

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Sweet Butter Kitchen

Sherman Oaks has T-day covered with this café and bakery's full turkey dinner featuring roasted turkey, fixings and table and ovenware. You can also order the 4-5 pound Diestel Farms turkey breast à la carte.

Price: $60, serves 4 people
Order by: November 19, call 818-788-8814
Pick-up: November 25, 2-5pm

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Sherman Oaks

The Church Key

The Church Key is offering an entire take-out turkey dinner, but if you already have all the fixings, you can just order the 15 pound butter roasted bird for the holidays.

Price: $120
Order by: November 24, call 424-249-3700
Pick-up: November 26, 10am-2pm

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West Hollywood

The Hungry Cat

The Hungry Cat is offering more than seafood for the holidays. Pick up a deep fried turkey to go—OK, and maybe some oyster stuffing.

Price: $90, serves 10-12 people
Order by: November 22, call 323-462-2155 (Hollywood) or 310-459-3337 (Santa Monica)
Pick-up: November 26

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