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


Sweet potatoes

Classic: Huckleberry

Sweet potatoes are spiced with cinnamon and ginger and topped with fluff (homemade, of course) for a baked casserole just like Mom's.

Price: $13, serves 2 people
Order by: November 24 at noon
Pick-up: November 28, 9-11am

  1. Santa Monica
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Classic (Southern): Sweet Butter Kitchen

This classic Southern version starts with whipped sweet potatoes (sweet butter, cream) that are topped with brown sugar streusel made with housemade salty, sweet candied pecans.

Price: $20 for small, serves 4-6 people; $40 for large, serves 8-10 people
Order by: November 25
Pick-up: November 27 by 6pm

  1. Sherman Oaks
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2.0: Joan's on Third

Why merely top yams with sugar and butter when they can bath in them? Chunky cuts of yams bake in liquid goodness for a non-pureed version of candied yams.

Price: $28, serves 6
Order by: November 22 at 4pm
Pick-up: November 27, 10am-6pm

  1. Mid-City West
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Green bean casserole

Classic: Akasha

Mom-made, Campbell's soup variety green bean casserole was never good, but Culver City's Akasha prepares the haricots verts with mushrooms and a crunchy, fried onion topping.

Price: $26, serves 4-6 people
Order by: November 24 at 6pm
Pick-up: November 27, 3-9pm

  1. Culver City
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2.0: Bouchon Beverly Hills

Thomas Keller's French bistro gussies up the old-school classic with bite-sized green beans comined with a mushroom velouté (fancy for thickened French sauce) and topped with fried shallots.

Price: $16, serves 2-3 people
Order by: November 25
Pick-up: November 27

  1. Beverly Hills
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Gravy

Classic: Cooks County

Daniel Mattern makes this traditional gravy with housemade turkey stock, giblets and pan drippings (aka the good stuff). 

Price: $22, 1 pint
Order by: November 25
Pick-up: November 27 by 6pm

  1. Century City
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2.0: Farmshop

Chicken stock starts with roasted turkey bones, then thickened with butter and flour. The secret: turkey giblets that have been sous-vided in duck fat overnight amp up this ultimate gravy.

Price: $12, 1 pint, serves 4 people
Order by: November 18
Pick-up: November 28, 8-11am

  1. Santa Monica
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