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Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

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

Best Thanksgiving dinner LA Los Angeles
Photograph: Courtesy Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

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 2019?

Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Thanksgiving dinner plans

The best places for Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles
Restaurants

The best places for Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles

Where to find Thanksgiving dinner to-go
Restaurants

Where to find Thanksgiving dinner to-go

Where to find the best pies in Los Angeles
Restaurants

Where to find the best pies in Los Angeles

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.

The best butcher shops in Los Angeles
Shopping

The best butcher shops in Los Angeles

A guide to the best bakery options in Los Angeles
Restaurants

A guide to the best bakery options in Los Angeles

The best biscuits in Los Angeles
Restaurants

The best biscuits in Los Angeles

Things to do over Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving weekend events
Things to do

Thanksgiving weekend events

Where to volunteer in Los Angeles
Things to do

Where to volunteer in Los Angeles

Where to go ice skating in Los Angeles
Things to do

Where to go ice skating in Los Angeles

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

What’s open on Thanksgiving day in Los Angeles

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

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29 Los Angeles attractions for tourists and natives alike

20 great places to visit in L.A.
Things to do

20 great places to visit in L.A.

The 37 best things to do in Los Angeles
Things to do

The 37 best things to do in Los Angeles

The best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles
Restaurants

The best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles

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News

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