Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

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

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.—as many more of us probably are this year—leave the cooking to the pros 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. 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. And there are plenty of drive-in screenings to keep you going throughout the weekend.

When is Thanksgiving 2020?

Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Thanksgiving dinner plans

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 guide to the best bakery options in Los Angeles
Restaurants

A guide to the best bakery options in Los Angeles

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Things to do over Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving weekend events
Things to do

Thanksgiving weekend events

Can I travel right now? Here’s what Los Angeles County says.
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Can I travel right now? Here’s what Los Angeles County says.

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

Best gift shops in L.A.
Shopping

Best gift shops in L.A.

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?