Support Your Favorite Local Restaurants by Ordering Thanksgiving Dinner In

Novelist, screenwriter, and director Nora Ephron’s famous Thanksgiving turkey recipe was simply to salt and pepper the bird and stick it in the oven at 450 degrees and “do not do one thing to it. You don’t baste it…you might have to cover it a certain point. And you might have to drain some of the fat that comes off, but it’s all these years of endless basting for nothing, it turns out.”

Believe her or not, preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends can sometimes feel a bit like a chore, especially in 2020 when you will most likely be entertaining far fewer friends and family, or anyone at all. With restaurants in Los Angeles set to close dine-in services this Wednesday for at least the next few weeks, ordering your Thanksgiving dinner in is a great and easy way to support some of your favorite restaurants who no doubt have had an extraordinarily difficult year.

Check out this list of restaurants and grocers who will do all the work for you: select and test the recipes, cook the meal, and (in some cases) deliver it straight to your door. Restaurants include Little Dom’s in Los Feliz, Freedman’s in Echo Park, Lawry’s in Beverly Hills, Wexler’s in Downtown, Lunetta in Santa Monica, and many more.

Santa Monica
You deserve to indulge AND feel good about it. By far the priciest option on this list, Belcampo’s so-called “Luxegiving” is the year’s most decadent dinner, with a full spread for up to 14 people and a bottle of champagne. Begin with a Belcampo-made charcuterie board, then follow that with a menu of butternut squash soup; kale salad; a roasted 20-to-26-pound Belcampo Farms turkey; truffled mashed potatoes; mustard-and-whiskey-braised Brussels sprouts with guanciale; green bean casserole with a trumpet mushroom Béchamel; and both a pumpkin pie and pecan pie, among other dishes.
Price: $759.95

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Lawry’s the Prime Rib
Beverly Hills
Prime-rib and spice institution Lawry’s offers a full Thanksgiving feast that has a little something for all. Opt for turkey or prime rib, whether you’re buying your mains à la carte or as part of a family-style meal. Then add your sides, including the options of Yorkshire pudding batter, extra jus, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, whipped horseradish, creamed corn, cranberry sauce and cornbread stuffing.
Price: Family-style turkey dinner, 10-12, $255; family-style prime-rib dinner, six-eight, $300; family-style prime-rib dinner, 12-15, $495; sides $3-$20; whole pie, $25

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Wexler’s Deli
Downtown Historic Core
This Thanksgiving, they’re offering an entire 10-to-12-person dinner that includes an entire smoked turkey, challah stuffing, gravy, salad, squash soup and cheesy pull-apart rolls.
Price: Smoked bird Thanksgiving Dinner, $350; whole-pie add-on, $40

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Echo Park
Freedman’s is offering a great and easy pick-up Thanksgiving meal. Choose between a 5 pound briskit or a whole turkey carved straight off the bone. Sides include Japanese Sweet Potato, Sunchoke, Squash and Pomegranate Tzimmes Pommes Purée Black Garlic, Spinach, and Ricotta Rugelach (4 pcs) Salad of Chicories, Persimmon, and Savory Granola with Chili Apricot Vinaigrette Challah Bread Stuffing. Pick up the night before Thursday and reheat in your own oven.
Price: $220 total, serves 4-6.

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Little Dom’s
Los Feliz
While they’re famous deep fried turkeys may be sold out, Little Dom’s is still offering delicious made to order side dishes like Roasted Brussels Sprouts with wild boar bacon and Homemade Fennel Sausage & Mushroom Stuffing. But it may be the desserts where Little Dom’s truly shines. Desserts include Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie, Coconut Cream Pie with Cardamom Candied Coconut, Bourbon & Steen’s Cane Syrup Pecan Pie, and an Apple Crumble Pie. It’s the perfect option if you would just like to focus on the turkey during the holiday and leave those yummy – and more time consuming – side dishes to the Los Feliz mainstay.
Price: Sides and desserts range from $35 to $48.

Plus the next four restaurants offer great packages or single birds.
Loreto’s Fried Turkey
If, for your family, it’s all about the turkey then you may want to try a popular fried turkey from Loreto’s. Each turkey is “seasoned and then deep-fried whole in 100% peanut oil.” Be sure to contact them before the holiday to ensure availability.
Price: $75 for a 15 pound turkey.

Santa Monica
No matter your party size, the talented team behind the all-day café and the moody, seasonal Santa Monica restaurant is cooking up herb-roasted turkey breast with cranberry sauce and gravy, plus sides for varying party sizes, including maple-and-bacon Brussels sprouts; garlic mashed potatoes; green bean casserole; and chestnut, apple and cranberry stuffing. Don’t miss dessert options, nor the gourmet cheese platter add-on.
Price: turkey for 4, $190; turkey for 8, $350; sides, $35-$50; salads $40-$75; whole pies or pumpkin bread pudding, $40

Maple Block Meat Co.
Culver City
The Culver City BBQ restaurant will be offering whole wood-smoked, all-natural, free-range, antibiotic-free turkeys in three sizes, so you’re covered no matter your party size. And hey, if you order the largest —a 17-to-18-pound bird— you’ll probably have some for Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches the next day. Sides include cornbread-and-sausage stuffing; buttermilk biscuits with whipped honey butter; roasted root vegetables; braised greens; and of course the dessert, chocolate bread pudding.
Price: turkey, 12-14 pounds, $217; turkey, 15-16 pounds, $252; turkey, 17-18 pounds, $276; sides, $14.50-$90; dessert, $45-$90

The Larder
San Vicente
Families can order a complete Thanksgiving dinner that serves 8 and includes an oven-ready brined organic Diestel turkey, traditional stuffing, vegetables, Larder Baking Co. rolls, a pumpkin pie and a pecan tart.
Price: $75 per person.
And don’t forget these four LA area grocery stores that serve up wonderful Thanksgiving options at a fraction of the cost.
Several locations including their new Silver Lake location
Make your special Thanksgiving special…and simple! Place your holiday meal or catering order online. Entertaining is easy with Erewhon’s made from scratch organic appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts. Have vegan or gluten-free guests? No problem! Erewhon has plenty of options to please the most discerning palate.
Several locations including Eagle Rock
Sprouts offers both a classic turkey dinner and a Spiral Sliced Ham meal if ham for Thanksgiving is more up your alley. And that’s not all. They also have a USDA Choice Beef Rib Roast Meal. What sets Sprouts dinners apart is they include healthy sides. The Beef Rib Roast includes Scalloped Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Creamed Kale & Spinach, and  Creamy Cauliflower. The turkey dinner includesSprouts Natural, Fully Cooked Whole Turkey, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Homestyle Stuffing, Creamed Kale & Spinach, Homestyle Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Hawaiian Dinner Rolls. The dinners are fit for 4-6 and range in price from $69 to $79.
Whole Foods
Several locations including Glendale
Load your holiday table with a perfect roast turkey, no antibiotics, ever. Comes complete with classic favorite sides for your holiday meal. Always reliable, Whole Foods is offering a Roasted Turkey Breast Dinner for 4 at $69.95 and a much heartier Classic Roasted Turkey Dinner for 8 at $119.95. Classic Roast Turkey, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Crispy Garlic and Parsley, Traditional Herb Stuffing, Holiday Turkey Gravy, and Cranberry Orange Sauce that is sweet, tart, and sublime.
Several locations including Silver Lake
Gelson’s offers several Thanksgiving meal options so whether you’re hosting a holiday meal for 2 or 12, you can find what you need on Gelson’s Thanksgiving meal menu. And, you also have the option of ordering items a la carte, so if your family is bringing the side dishes and desserts, you can just order the turkey.
Bristol Farms
Several locations including West Hollywood
You can order your Bristol Farms Thanksgiving meal online or in a store. All Bristol Farms turkeys come from a farm in California’s Central Valley. They are raised free to roam and are free of any hormones or antibiotics. But, if your family would prefer something besides turkey, Bristol Farms also offers hams and prime dry-aged beef as well. Don’t forget the side dishes and of course dessert, such as apple cobbler or pumpkin crumb.
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving at home! Be sure to call ahead to confirm pricing and availability!

Jacqueline Tager | CalBre#: 1476997
jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes | (323) 697-3040
Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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