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Your Thanksgiving dinner to go

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

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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 stress that comes with cooking your own turkey at home. Thankfully, some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles are doing it for you, offering an entire Thanksgiving dinner to go. Hang up your apron, pick up the phone and order one of these Thanksgiving turkeys (and sides) for the holiday—from heritage and vegan birds to dark meat or white (and even fried!), 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 to go

Maple Block Meat Co.

The Culver City barbecue restaurant will be offering whole wood-smoked, all-natural turkeys in three sizes; a bevy of sides (cornbread sausage stuffing, buttermilk biscuits, chocolate bread pudding and more) are also available.

Price: $217-$276 
Order by: November 16, call 310-313-6328
Pick-up: November 26

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Culver City

Superba Food + Bread

Both Superba Food + Bread locations (Venice and El Segundo) are offering an impressive turkey day spread this year that includes turkey and a whole slew of sides (all the sides can be made vegetarian or dairy free upon request)

Price: Mary's young turkey, serves 12 ($112)
Order by: November 22, order online
Pick-up: November 26

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Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant

Stop by Gwen's butcher shop for BN Ranch turkeys available for take away. If you order before November 10, your turkey will come with a four-ounce jar of Gwen's housemade cranberry sauce.

Price: BN Ranch broad breasted turkey, $6 per pound; BN Ranch heritage turkey; $8 per pound
Order by: November 23, call 323-946-7512
Pick-up: November 26

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Akasha is offering a dine-in Thanksgiving dinner for the holiday, but if you'd rather pick up a complete meal, there's plenty to take away, too—including an oven-ready brined turkey that feeds 8-10 people. Other mains and sides include candied yams, macaroni and cheese, stuffed squash and Akasha's cranberry chutney.

Price: $120 (12-16 lbs), includes turkey stock
Order by: November 20, call 310-845-1700 
Pick-up: November 23, 3-9pm

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Culver City

GC Marketplace

The global marketplace is offering a range of Thanksgiving take away items, including various turkey options, prime rib, roast salmon and plenty of sides. Desserts include a pecan or pumpkin pie, cheesecake and chocolate mousse cake.

Price: Garlic and sage turkey breast, serves 4-6 ($50) or Mary's free range whole turkey with gravy ($100-$125) or Mary's free range whole organic turkey ($150).
Order by: November 22, call 323-645-2569
Pick-up: November 23 or until 4pm on Thanksgiving Day

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The Santa Monica bakery and cafe is offering its annual Thanksgiving carry-out menu, including turkey legs, cornbread pudding, beef brisket and, of course, plenty of Zoe Nathan's coveted desserts.

Price: Braised whole turkey legs ($26-$95), smothered organic turkey ($32-$120), turkey meatballs ($18-$66)
Order by: November 19, call 310-451-2311
Pick-up: November 24, 9am-Noon

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Santa Monica

Wexler's Deli

Wexler's Deli usually serves hefty pastrami sandwiches and bagels with lox in Grand Central Market, but this Thanksgiving they're offering an entire 10-person dinner that includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, salad, matzo ball soup and kaiser rolls. 

Price: Smoked bird Thanksgiving dinner (including a 12-14 lb Mary's California smoked turkey, $350
Order by: November 20, call 424-744-8671
Pick-up: November 23

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Downtown Historic Core

The Arthur J

The Arthur J is offering a take-out turkey for the first time this year, ready to roast with vegetables, stock, a thermometer and cooking instructions. Sides are available as well.

Price: Whole herb brined Diestel turkey $90 (15-17 lbs) or $120 (20-22 lbs)
Order by: November 19, call 310-545-5405
Pick-up: Pick-up at M.B. Post on November 23, 10am-2pm

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Manhattan Beach

The Larder at Burton Way & The Larder at Tavern

Both the Larder at Burton Way and the Larder at Tavern are offering take-away menu items this year, including a complete Thanksgiving dinner that serves eight ($68 per person). But if you're looking for a more à la carte experience, you can find everything from turkey to roasted vegetables to apple crumb pie. 

Price: Brined organic Diestel turkey, $148 (serves 10-12)
Order by: November 20, call 310-278-8060 
Pick-up: Begin on November 23 at 10am

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Central LA

Joan's on Third

Both the Studio City and W Third St locations are offering Thanksgiving take-out this year, complete with appetizers, turkey and all the fixings. 

Price: Oven roasted whole turkey ($98, serves 6-8), oven roasted turkey breast ($65, serves 4-6)
Order by: November 18, call 323-655-2285 (W Third St) or 8181-201-3900 (Studio City)
Pick-up: November 23, 9am-5pm

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West Third Street

Sweet Butter Kitchen

This Sherman Oaks cafe has been offering a stellar Thanksgiving takeout menu for years, and 2016 is no different. Opt for the entire turkey dinner ($150 for four people, $280 for eight), or mix and match with Sweet Butter's à la carte items

Price: Diestel free range 4-5 lb roasted turkey breast, $80
Order by: November 17, call 818-788-2832
Pick-up: November 23, 2-5pm

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Sherman Oaks

But what about dessert?