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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


By Michael Juliano

Posted: Thursday October 4 2018


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

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