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Baltaire Thanksgiving to-go
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Where to find Thanksgiving dinner to-go

Snag your Thanksgiving dinner to-go this year from some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles—no cleanup required

By Stephanie Breijo
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Plenty of Angelenos who’d normally be dining out on Thanksgiving will be doing it at home this year, but really, between the cleanup, the potential for dry turkey and the possibility of a forgotten ingredient, there’s plenty of stress that comes with cooking your own turkey at home. Why not leave it all to the pros? For those dining out, some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles are doing it for you with patio Thanksgiving dinner reservations, but for those who’ll be gathering at home with loved ones, some spots are even offering an entire Thanksgiving dinner to-go—complete with all the fixins. If you’re looking to avoid more stress and mess this November, hang up your apron, pick up the phone and order one of these Thanksgiving turkeys (and sides) for the holiday.

RECOMMENDED: See our full guide to Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

Where to find your Thanksgiving turkey to-go

Akasha Thanksgiving
Photograph: Courtesy Akasha/Anne Fishbein

Akasha

Restaurants Contemporary American Culver City

Menu: Akasha is offering another complete meal to-go, and there’s plenty to take away: This year’s menu includes à la carte entrées, sides, desserts, roast turkey breast, and even by-the-pound, oven-ready brined turkey. Sides and salads lean classic, with options such as mac and cheese, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and Akasha’s cranberry chutney. There are plenty of vegan and gluten-free options here, as well as ready-made cocktails and bottles of wine. Find the full menu here.

Price: $6–$38

Reservations: 310-845-1700 or email catering@akasharestaurant.com

Order By: November 19 at 6pm

Pickup: November 25 (11am–9pm) or November 26 (10am–1pm)

Baltaire Thanksgiving to-go
Photograph: Courtesy Baltaire

Baltaire

Restaurants Steakhouse Brentwood

Menu: This chic Brentwood steakhouse is making it so easy for you to finish this to-go feast that it even includes all the equipment you’ll need. It’s also offering some high-end add-ons, in case you want to go big. Each to-go package includes one 10-pound organic free-range turkey, along with sides of butternut squash bisque; an autumn harvest salad; sourdough stuffing; turkey gravy; a compote of cranberry and blood orange; olive-oil–whipped potatoes; roasted heirloom carrots; baguette with Vermont cultured Bbutter; and of course pumpkin pie. Want everything but the turkey? There’s a package for that, too, plus add-ons such as caviar, truffled mac and cheese, and bourbon croissant pudding.

Price: $285 serves 4; $495 serves 6–8; $155 for “everything but the turkey” package, serves 4; $36–$155 for add-ons 

Reservations: 424-273-1660 or email hello@baltaire.com

Pickup: November 25

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Eataly Thanksgiving
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Eataly

Restaurants Italian Century City

Menu: Century City’s Italian-market destination is giving you a Thanksgiving feast the Eataly way. The special meal includes a charcuterie-and-cheese board; an autumnal fresh pasta; an apple-cider–braised heirloom turkey; sides such as house-made focaccia stuffing and honeynut squash with stracciatella. For dessert? Finish with your choice of house-made apple cakeapple tart, or classic tiramisu.

Price: $189.90 serves 4; $359.90 serves 8

Reservations: 213-310-8000 or email la-guestrelations@eataly.com

Order By: November 20

Pickup: November 23, 24 or 25

L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele pizza
Photograph: Courtesy L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

Restaurants Italian Hollywood

Menu: One of the world's most famous—and oldest—pizza operations wants to make your Thanksgiving a breeze. Yes, you can order L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele's Neapolitan-style pizzas for the holiday, but they'll also be offering a special à la carte menu that includes whole stuffed turkey, meat or vegetarian lasagna, Italian gravy, cranberry sauce, herbed mashed potatoes, and a roast-vegetable casserole.

Price: Turkey is $9 per pound; lasagna runs $100; sides cost $23-$55

Reservations: 323-366-2408

 

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Lunetta Thanksgiving
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Lunetta

Restaurants Santa Monica

Menu: Chef Raphael Lunetta is giving you a ready-made, reheatable feast this year that even comes with diagrams directing how to reheat and plate it all perfectly. At Lunetta you can find a prix-fixe spread, including your choice of starter (scallops, salad, chestnut soup, or crab cake) and your choice of entrée: oven-roasted heritage breed maple and herb turkey with yams, cranberry sauce, white wine gravy and beyond; six-hour osso buco with horseradish cream, Brussels sprouts and fork-smashed potatoes; or roasted black bass with gnocchi, asparagus and more. You also get your pick of dessert, and there’s a bevy of extra sides at $10 apiece, too.

Price: $78 per adult; $38 per child 10 and under

Reservations: 310-581-9888

Order By: November 20

Pickup: November 26 (noon–5pm)

Manuela DTLA
Photograph: Courtesy Manuela/Sim Canetty-Clarke

Manuela

Restaurants American creative Downtown Arts District

Menu: If you’re keeping things intimate this Thanksgiving, Manuela’s Thanksgiving dinner for two could be just the turkey ticket. The down-home–inspired to-go menu menu includes cream biscuits; a salad of farmers’ market lettuces; mashed potatoes with gravy; cranberry compote with apples and celery sprouts; smoked chicken sausage stuffing; ham-braised green beans with puffed wild rice; your choice of turkey, ham, or a wild-mushroom pot pie; and, of course, dessert.

Price: $100 total

Reservations: Online

Order By: November 24 at 5pm

Pickup: November 26 (2–5pm)

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Photograph: Courtesy Maple Block Meat Co.

Maple Block Meat Co.

Restaurants Barbecue Culver City

Menu: This BBQ spot will be offering whole wood-smoked, all-natural, free-range, antibiotic-free turkeys in four sizes, so you’re covered no matter your party size. And hey, if you order the largest—a 17-to-18-pound bird—you’ll probably have some for Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches the next day. Score. Don’t neglect the bevy of sides (think: cornbread-and-sausage stuffing; buttermilk biscuits; braised greens; mac and cheese; and, of course the dessert, chocolate bread pudding).

Price: Whole turkey pricing is à la carte at $304 for 17–18 pounds; $279 for 15–16 pounds; $243 for 12–14 pounds; or $188 for 7–8 pounds of turkey breast. Sides range $9.25–$45, or you can opt for an all-sides package at $200. Dessert runs $45.

Reservations: Order online

Order By: November 20

Pickup: November 26

Pie from Playa Provisions
Photograph: Courtesy Playa Provisions

Playa Provisions

Restaurants Californian Playa del Rey

Menu: Take Turkey to the beach at Playa Provisions, which is offering a downright steal of a meal: just $75 for two to feast on Top Chef’s Brooke Williamson’s brined-and-roasted turkey (a combination of white and dark meat); cranberry sauce; turkey gravy; maple-roasted yams with toasted Early Grey marshmallow fluff; a stuffing of turkey sausage and butternut squash; Parker House rolls; roasted-garlic smashed potatoes; green beans with mushroom vinaigrette and toasted almonds; and a slice (for two) or whole (for six) pumpkin pie with whipped cream. If somehow that doesn’t sound like enough, there’ll be additional pies to purchase à la carte, plus beer, wine, and fall and classic cocktails.

Price: $75 serves 2; $200 serves 6

Reservations: 310-683-5019

Order By: November 23

Pickup: November 25 (all day) or November 26 (until 2pm)

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Photograph: Courtesy The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel

Restaurants American Beverly Hills

Menu: Even if you’re not a Hollywood VIP trying to score a deal over your turkey on the patio, you’ll probably find the Thanksgiving takeout menu from the Polo Lounge pretty glamorous anyway. The iconic restaurant at the Beverly Hills Hotel is serving a haute Thanksgiving feast available for “red carpet” pickup, and it includes a 14-to-16–pound organic roasted turkey; pear-and-croissant stuffing; Brussels sprouts with chesntuts and pancetta; butter-whipped mashed potatoes; garlicky Parker House rolls; choice of soup (honey nut squash soup with duck confit and huckleberry coulis, or chicken tortilla) as well as salad and dessert. Still hungry? There are also à la carte options for turkey, prime rib, stuffing, pre-mixed cocktails and other sides as well. Find the full menu here.

Price: Feast is $650 for 8-10; à la carte turkey is $375; prime rib is $540 whole, $270 half; sides run $25–$75

Reservations: 310-887-2777

Pickup: November 25 (3–8pm) or November 26 (9am–noon)

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