Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

Your guide to Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, from the best dinners (turkeys, pies, wine!) to volunteering opportunities

Photograph: Courtesy the Peninsula Beverly Hills

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles can be tough like an overcooked turkey—especially if you’re without plans. If you’re staying in L.A., gather other stranded friends and make a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner—we found traditional, haute cuisine and vegan options too. If you’re scrambling to plan a dinner, let L.A.’s best restaurants do most of the legwork: we found the best pies, take-out turkeys and side dishes to take some of the stress out. Of course, you can always hole up in a cocktail bar and pay thanks to one of your favorite bartenders. After dinner, settle on the couch with one of our Thanksgiving movie recommendations, plan out your Black Friday strategy or just dream of the next day’s leftovers.

When is Thanksgiving 2018?

Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Thanksgiving dinner plans

The best restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner
Restaurants

The best restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

Your Thanksgiving turkey take-out guide
Restaurants

Your Thanksgiving turkey take-out guide

Where to find the best pumpkin pie this season
Restaurants

Where to find the best pumpkin pie this season

5 Thanksgiving treats that aren’t pumpkin pie
News

5 Thanksgiving treats that aren’t pumpkin pie

The best wine stores in L.A.
Shopping

The best wine stores in L.A.

A cheese shop guide to L.A.
Shopping

A cheese shop guide to L.A.

Things to do over Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving weekend events
Things to do

Thanksgiving weekend events

The best beers to drink on Thanksgiving
News

The best beers to drink on Thanksgiving

What’s open on Thanksgiving day in Los Angeles
Things to do

What’s open on Thanksgiving day in Los Angeles

Volunteer for Thanksgiving
Things to do

Volunteer for Thanksgiving

The best local charities to donate to in L.A.
Things to do

The best local charities to donate to in L.A.

The 15 best Thanksgiving movies
Movies

The 15 best Thanksgiving movies

What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

33 things Angelenos are thankful for
Things to do

33 things Angelenos are thankful for

What are you thankful for that you can’t admit at the dinner table?
Things to do

What are you thankful for that you can’t admit at the dinner table?

More things to do for Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

29 Los Angeles attractions for tourists and natives alike
Things to do

29 Los Angeles attractions for tourists and natives alike

20 great things to do in Los Angeles for tourists
Things to do

20 great things to do in Los Angeles for tourists

The 31 best things to do in Los Angeles
Things to do

The 31 best things to do in Los Angeles

The best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles
Restaurants

The best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles

15 reasons why being single during the holidays is the worst
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15 reasons why being single during the holidays is the worst

Comments

2 comments
Carmen P

This Carmen Penalora I would like to help out on the event