Thanksgiving in LA: Turkey at Tavern
Thanksgiving in LA: Diestel Farms turkey at Farmshop
Thanksgiving in LA: Braised turkey thighs at Huckleberry
Thanksgiving in LA: Turkey at Napa Valley Grille
Thanksgiving in LA: Roasted whole turkey from Gelson's
Thanksgiving in LA: Roasted vegan seitan at M Café de Chaya
Thanksgiving in Los Angeles isn't complete without the centerpiece turkey (though pies and booze don't hurt). Skip the hassle of cooking your own bird and pick up these take-out turkey staples, from heritage and vegan turkeys to fowls for lovers of dark meat or white.
RECOMMENDED: Thanksgiving in Los Angeles
In keeping with the Brentwood restaurant's Northern Californian roots (chef/owner Jeffrey Cerciello and executive chef Joshua Drew are both Ad Hoc alums), Sonoma County-raised, Diestel Farms turkeys are brined (lemon, herbs, garlic, honey) and roasted.
Price: $115, 15-16 pounds, serves 6-8 people
Order by: November 25
Pick-up: November 25-27 at 8-11am
One of the city's godmothers of seasonal, California cooking, Akasha Richmond offers Mary's organic, heritage turkey (vegetarian-fed and free-range) from Central California that's herb-seasoned, roasted and sliced—no haphazard carving here.
Price: $120, serves 8-10 people
Order by: November 23 by 5pm
Pick-up: November 26, 3-9pm
Zoe Nathan's Santa Monica cafe offers heritage turkey thighs that are slow-cooked with crimini mushrooms, thyme, onions, garlic and Pinot Gris. Earthy, hearty and flavorful (hello, Fall!), the portioned thighs are fall-off-the-bone tender and perfect for white-meat haters.
Price: $13.50 per person
Order by: November 22 by 5pm
Pick-up: November 27, 9-11am
The Val's once barren culinary wasteland has got T-day covered with the Sherman Oaks cafe/bakery's full turkey dinner from roasted turkey, fixings and table and ovenware. You can also order the four-pound Diestel Farms turkey breast a la carte.
Price: $60, serves 4 people
Order by: November 20
Pick-up: November 26, 2-5pm