Thanksgiving in Los Angeles: LA's best T-day side dishes

The best Thanksgiving side dishes, including mac 'n cheese, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, biscuits and gravy.

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    Thanksgiving in Los Angeles: Sweet potatoes with homemade fluff at Huckleberry

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    Thanksgiving in LA: Classic mac 'n cheese at Huckleberry

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    Thanksgiving in LA: Maple brown sugar yams at Joan's on Third

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    Thanksgiving in LA: Brussels sprouts at Farmshop

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    Thanksgiving in LA: Mac 'n cheese at Bay Cities

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    Thanksgiving in LA: Gravy at Farmshop

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    Thanksgivign in Los Angeles: Biscuits from MB Post

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Thanksgiving in Los Angeles: Sweet potatoes with homemade fluff at Huckleberry

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Thanksgiving in Los Angeles is an all-star cast: from the centerpiece turkey, to the save-the-best-for-last pies and copious amounts of vino. But Thanksgiving wouldn't be the once-a-year feast without the supporting cast of T-day side dishes and fixings like stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and biscuits. Whether you're looking for a classsic version or a spin on the traditional, here are Thanksgiving's best side dishes.



Stuffing

Classic: Larder at Tavern

Suzanne Goin recreates mom's traditional version with the cafe/bakery's sublime bread mixed and baked with fennel, celery, herbs and chicken stock.

Price: $22, serves 4-6 people
Order by: November 24 at 5pm
Pick-up: November 27, 9am-7pm

  1. Brentwood
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2.0: Josie's

Josie LeBalch uses her dad's recipe to make this hearty, meat-licious stuffing that's packed with bacon and three different sausages.

Price: $24 for small, $48 for large
Order by: November 26 at 4pm
Pick-up: November 27 at 6pm

  1. Brentwood
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Biscuits

Classic: Little Flower Candy Co.

Pastry seekers who file into Christine Moore's Pasadena cafe/bakery every morning can take out Thanksgiving day buttermilk biscuits, perhaps with some honey butter to top.

Price: $18 for a dozen
Order by: November 26
Pick-up: by November 27

  1. Pasadena
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2.0: Manhattan Beach Post

David LeFevre's rustic American eatery updates the biscuit with bacon, Cheddar and chives for a hearty, pre-meal bite. Top with maple butter and it's sweet and savory satisfaction.

Price: $5 for two biscuits, $30 for a dozen
Order by: November 25
Pick-up: by November 27 noon-3pm

  1. Manhattan Beach
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Cranberry sauce

Classic: Clementine

As classic as it gets, Clementine's version satisfies the traditionalist with sweet and tart sauce served by the pint.

Price: $8.95, 1 pint
Order by: November 23
Pick-up: November 27

  1. Century City
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2.0: Susan Feniger's Street

Ditch traditional cranberry sauce to spice up the usual Turkey-day plate with an Indian-inspired trio of chutneys: cranberry, tamarind-date and cilantro-mint.

Price: $30, 3-pack of sides
Order by: The restaurant has closed but is still doing catering. Contact Shireen at shireen@eatstreet.com for more details.

  1. Mid-City West
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Brussels sprouts

Classic: Little Dom's

Los Feliz's Italian eatery offers brussels sprouts roasted with wild boar bacon for a rustic, old-world side.

Price: $39, serves 6-8 people
Order by: November 26
Pick-up: November 28, 8am-noon (exact pick-up time will be given when placing the order)

  1. Los Feliz
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2.0: Farmshop

You'll have no problem polishing off these sprouts that are roasted and mixed with toasted pecans, prunes and maple syrup.

Price: $14, 1 pound, serves 3-4 people
Order by: November 18
Pick-up: November 28, 8-11am

  1. Santa Monica
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Mac and cheese

Classic: Huckleberry

The classic mac 'n cheese—macaroni mixed with Cheddar (and cream cheese for extra tang) and topped with homemade breadcrumbs—is one of best we've ever tried that takes us back to childhood.

Price: $50, serves 8-10
Order by: November 24 at noon
Pick-up: November 28, 9-11am

  1. Santa Monica
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2.0: Bay Cities

This gooey baked goodness is baked with eight different types of cheese and topped with breadcrumbs using the deli's coveted bread.

Price: $6.98/pound
Order by: November 26 or 24-hours in advance
Pick-up: November 27 by 5pm

  1. Santa Monica
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