Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted. Between the lockdowns, social distancing, events being cancelled and loved ones getting sick, this pandemic has drained a lot out of me. With that being said, the last thing I want to do on Turkey Day is slave over a hot stove and cook for hours. Nope. If you’re like me and you want to either dine out or have your Thanksgiving catered, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite L.A. restaurants who are serving up yummy holiday menus.

Huckleberry Bakery & Café 

Get ready to sink your teeth into a Thanksgiving meal at Huckleberry Bakery & Café. The Rustic Canyon Family Restaurant welcomes you to dine on their Whole Roasted Mary’s Organic Turkeys or Whole Breasts, Grass Run Farms Roasted Beef Tenderloin or Slow Roasted Scottish Salmon, Smashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Biscuits and more. End the meal with one of Huckleberry’s delicious desserts. Pre-order deadline is today, Thursday at 3:00 pm. $80+; Pickup and delivery slots are available on Wednesday, November 24th and and Thursday November 25th; 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90401; 310.451.2311


On Thanksgiving Day, Savoca is serving a three-course pre-fixe dinner of mouthwatering holiday favorites. The Thanksgiving Day menu includes: Duck Confit Ravioli, Branzino, Classic Turkey with Ciabatta Bread Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Green Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Garden Carrots, Pumpkin Cheesecake and more. $65; Thursday, 5:30 – 10:00 pm; L.A. Live – 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90015; 213.765.8630

Blue Streak

Blue Streak, the restaurant in Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, is serving dine-in, takeout, and a special Thanksgiving Getaway package. The family style menu consists of a traditional turkey Thanksgiving dinner with Parker House Rolls and Arugula Salad, Brined Turkey, Mashed potatoes, Stuffing, Baked Yams, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry Sauce and Seasonal Desserts. $89 and $35 (children); Thursday, 3- 10:00 pm; Loews – 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90401; 877.879.4401

1 Pico

1 Pico will serve a three-course menu from new Executive Chef Sean Michael Runyon. Vegan options are available for each course. The courses include: Pumpkin Soup, Lobster Tartine, Hamachi Crudo, and Oyster on the Shell, Heritage Turkey with all of the Thanksgiving fixings, Braised Short Rib, Pan Seared Diver Scallops and more. For dessert, choose from: Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Pie Bites, and Vegan Almond Chocolate Tartes. $115, $45 (kids); Thursday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Shutters on the Beach – 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.587.1717


Treat yourself to an Asian-European fine-dining meal for Thanksgiving. Enjoy a prix-fixe menu of Sweet Soy Green Beans and Turkey Breast with Kumquat Compote and Crispy Leeks. Available for dine in, or pickup. Reservations recommended. Deadline to order to-go is Tuesday November 23rd. $75 – $95; Thursday, Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia Hotel – 130 West Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007; 626.777.6699

Black Angus Steakhouse

On Thanksgiving Day join Black Angus for a Special Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. Your meal includes: Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Sage Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli with garlic butter, Garden Salad, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Molasses Bread, and Pumpkin Pie. Dine-in reservations are required with to-go options available. Family Meals can feed up to 12 people. Whole desserts are also on the menu. ($24.99 for adults, $10.99 for kids, $99.95+ (To-Go Family Meals); Thursday, various hours and locations

Café Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, Café Gratitude invites you to feast on their Holiday Pies & sides. Pre-order your plant-based feast today. Specials include: Cranberry Roasted Butternut Squash & Garnet Yams, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit, Truffled Porcini Gravy, Maple Miso Brussels Sprouts, Pear & Pomegranate Chutney, French Lentil & Butternut Squash Loaf, and Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad. Raw and gluten-free pies are also available. Deadline to order is Sunday November 21st. $35+; Thursday, various hours and locations

Gracias Madre

Celebrate the holiday at Gracias Madre with their Holiday Tamales. The West Hollywood vegan restaurant is offering: Poblano Rajas Tamales, Jackfruit Tamales, Guajillo Tamales, Pesto Brussels Sprouts, Trio Braised Beans with Kale, Roasted Yams, and more. Accompany your meal with one of Zero-Waste Canned Cocktails. Deadline to order is Sunday November 21st. $54+; 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170

The Raymond 1886

Pasadena favorite The Raymond 1886 welcomes you to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional three-course Thanksgiving dinner. Start with Butternut Squash Soup, then choose between Mary’s Free-Range Turkey Breast, Prime Rib Style Strip Loin Steak or Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon. Sides like Mashed Potatoes, and Dinner Rolls are also included. $95 and $50 (children); Thursday, 12 – 6:00 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136

SALT Restaurant & Bar

SALT Restaurant & Bar is offering both dine-in and to-go meals for Turkey Day. Dine in guests can enjoy a prix-fixe menu featuring Parker House Rolls, Butternut Squash Soup or an Autumn Green Salad, Diestel Family Ranch Organic Turkey, Ciabatta Stuffing, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Buttered Green Beans, and Pumpkin Pie. Deadline to order is Saturday the 20th. $120 (dine in), $399 (4-6 people); Thursday, 2- 7:00 pm; located inside Marina del Rey Hotel – 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 310.301.1000

Georgia’s Restaurant (Long Beach Exchange)

Celebrate the holiday with a delicious Southern soul food meal from Georgia’s Restaurant at the Long Beach Exchange. Dinner features Roasted Turkey over Cornbread Stuffing a Side of Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and choice of YamsCollard Greens, or Corn on the Cob, and one piece of Cornbread. Did I mention the whole Peach Cobblers and Sweet Potato Pies for order… This meal is also available to-go. Deadline to pre-order is Saturday November 20th. Please call the restaurant to make a reservation or place your order. $25 (Dine In) and $125 (To -Go, serves 4-6); Thursday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; 4101 McGowen Street, Suite 155, Long Beach, CA 92630; 562.420.5637

Georgia’s Restaurant (The Anaheim Packing House)

Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House will be closed on Turkey Day, but they will have sides for pre-order. Get ready to devour: Georgia’s Mac and Cheese ($55 per half-pan), Collard Greens ($50 per half-pan), Yams ($50 per half-pan), Cornbread Stuffing ($50 per half-pan) , Mashed Potatoes & Gravy ($45 per half-pan), Whole Peach Cobbler ($32.95 each) and Sweet Potato Pie ($15.95 each). Available for pickup Tuesday – Wednesday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; 440 South Anaheim Blvd., #209A, Anaheim, CA  92805; 714.906.1900… Photo Credit: Courtesy of Georgia’s Restaurant

Mi Piace

This holiday, enjoy an Italian feast with family and friends at Mi Piace. For those wanting a traditional meal, opt for the Traditional Organic Roasted Turkey (roasted organic turkey, whipped potatoes, haricot vert, cranberry sauce, and roasted yams chanterelle-chestnut stuffing). Other specials include the Kurobuta Pork Chops and Wild King Salmon. $40+; Thursday, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 25 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131

Sugar Palm

Sugar Palm will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu with a complimentary glass of bubbles this Thanksgiving. Vegan options are available. Reservations are encouraged. $95, $45 (children); Thursday, 3 – 10:00 pm; 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401;310.260.7511

The Restaurant at Mr. C

Spend Thanksgiving dining on decadent Italian cuisine at the Restaurant at Mr. C. The four-course lunch and dinner menu features dishes like Homemade Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi, Oven Roasted Turkey with Sweet Mashed Potato with Candied Pecans and Maple and Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce and Bacon Wrapped Asparagus accompanied with Napa Valley Chardonnay Gravy Sauce and Roasted Chestnuts Stuffing. Vegetarian options are available upon request and whole turkeys may be ordered 48 hours in advance. $95, $49 (main course only) +$45 (wine pairing); Thursday, 1224 Beverwil Drive Los Angeles, CA 90035; 310.226.6245

Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Pair Thanksgiving Wine Packs from Esters Wine Shop & Bar with your holiday feast. Esters features a wide variety of wines including: Natty Wines, Red Lovers, Baller Wines and the budget-friendly and organic Essential Wines. Available for local pickup and select, nationwide shipping. $55+;  Thursday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; 1314 Seventh St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900

Lodge Bread Company

Lodge Bread Company has all the sweets and breads for your holiday. Complete your meal with their Dinner Rolls, House-made Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato Loaf, Pumpkin Pie, and more. $15+; Thursday, various hours and locations

Sweet Rose Creamery

Pick up your Thanksgiving desserts at Sweet Rose Creamery. Choose from their Apple Pie, Chocolatey Pecan Pie, and Vegan Pumpkin Pie. Available Friday the 19th – Wednesday the 24th on a first-come, first serve basis. Pick-up will be Wednesday the 24th; 12 – 5:00 pm; $48; thru the 24th; various hours and locations




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