51 SF Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Takeout Specials
Turkey Day 2020 is gonna be a little different, and you probably don’t want to cook - be thankful for these spots.
Much like birthdays, drinking coffee while walking, and your annual trip to the dentist, Thanksgiving looks a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t spend the day eating mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. And if you’re not in the mood to cook, or lack any semblance of culinary skills, don’t worry - there are plenty of restaurants in SF and the East Bay offering special Thanksgiving menus. Here are 42 spots where you can order everything from roasted turkeys to sweet potato cheesecake.
We’ll be updating this list often as more restaurants release their Thanksgiving specials, so check back. If you know a place that should be included, please send an email to email@example.com.
Although Tommy’s Joynt isn’t hosting their usual Turkey Day party, they’re offering a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner ($30) that includes turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, an extra side of your choice, and a slice of pumpkin pie. You’ll have to walk up on Thanksgiving Day to order from 12-7pm or until they sell-out.
Vive La Tarte
Vive La Tarte is offering pumpkin cheesecake and pecan pie for Thanksgiving, available for pre-order online. Order by midnight on Nov. 23rd for pick up on the 25th.
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Cotogna’s Italian Thanksgiving spread includes four different types of turkey, wild mushroom stuffing, and a chocolate tart for $500 (serves up to four). Pre-order by Nov. 22nd for pick-up on the 25th. They’re also delivering to Pacific Heights, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, North Beach, and the Financial District.
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Routier’s prix fixe Thanksgiving meal serves two, costs $125, and comes with things like farro salad, roasted cabbage with apples and bacon, slow-roasted turkey breast, and a loaf of pumpkin bread. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 22nd to place an order - pick-up is on Thanksgiving Day.
City Smoke House
The SF-based catering company has a family-style Thanksgiving dinner available for $25.50 per person, as well as individual meals for $22 per person. Both come with brined and smoked turkey and sides, and everything can be ordered hot or ready-to-reheat. Email email@example.com to pre-order by Nov. 20th for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day.
The Vegan Hood Chefs
The vegan pop-up/catering company has a “Hoodgiving” menu you can order from until Nov. 22nd. The menu includes half- and full-size pans of vegan gumbo, jambalaya, truffle mashed potatoes, and peach amaretto cobbler. Order here for pick-up on the 25th.
For the holidays, get roasted chicken stuffed with spiced rice, pine nuts, and ground beef, and boxes of assorted sweet and savory pastries from Reem’s Mission and Fruitvale locations. Order here by Nov. 22nd for pick-up on the 25th.
The Marina karaoke bar has a three-course dinner with roast turkey and sides available for dine-in from Nov. 25th-27th. Their takeout special is available for pick up on those days, too. It can serve four ($80) or ten ($150). Call 415-922-1977 to order.
For Thanksgiving, the new vegetarian cafe in Oakland’s Pill Hill is offering brussels sprouts, roasted beets, stuffing, and pumpkin and caramel apple pies. Place an order here by Nov. 23rd for pick-up on the 25th.
Liholiho Yacht Club
Liholiho Yacht Club’s $200 Thanksgiving spread serves four and comes with turkey roulade, sticky rice stuffing, house-made spam, confit garlic mashed potatoes, and other sides, and a passionfruit cream pie for dessert. You can also add on an 8-inch pumpkin spiced baked Hawaii ice cream pie for $40 more. Head to their website and select the 24th or 25th as the pick-up date to see the menu and order.
The Guamanian restaurant in the Mission is doing a Chamorro-style Thanksgiving dinner that comes with roasted turkey, coconut milk-braised yucca, fried long beans, golai hagon suni, and red rice. It’s $380 and serves four to six. Pre-order online for pick-up on Nov. 25th.
If you’d rather have smoked duck than turkey, order from Ssal. Their Thanksgiving dinner also comes with black truffle rice porridge, duck liver mousse, roasted squash salad, and injeolmi cream puffs. The dinner is $150 for two and $300 for four, and comes ready to eat, if you’re trying to avoid the oven altogether. Order here for pick-up between 4-6pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Nopa’s Thanksgiving dinner ($250) serves four, family-style, and features a wood-smoked turkey, butternut squash gratin, brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes, and more. You can pre-order online for pick-up on Nov. 25th.
Cassava’s Thanksgiving meal comes ready to reheat, and includes a roasted turkey, cornbread with honey butter, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and a pumpkin pie. It’s $185 and serves four. Place your order here for pick-up on Nov. 24th, 25th, or 26th.
If you want to cook, but don’t want to cook cook, order from Bi-Rite. Their meal kits come with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and pie - and all you have to do is reheat. The kits are available in servings of 4-6 ($150) and servings of 8-12 ($295). Pick-up and delivery are from Nov. 20th-26th. Order online.
Credo’s $175 family-style Thanksgiving dinner serves four to six people, and you’ll get a roasted turkey breast, pumpkin pie, and a variety of sides, like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and butternut squash soup. You can order online for pick-up or delivery on Nov. 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, or 26th.
Arizmendi’s Sunset location is offering a special Thanksgiving menu with pies and other holiday pastries. They’ve got everything from pumpkin cheesecake to sweet potato pie to dinner rolls available for pick-up from 10am-7pm on Nov. 26th. Call 415-566-3117 to place your order by the 22nd.
The Marina steakhouse has an “Entertaining At Home” menu for the holidays, with entrees like prime rib, blackened salmon, and BBQ baby back ribs. The meal also comes includes salads, sides, and boozy cakes for anywhere between 4-12 people. Check out the menu here, and place an order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (they require 72-hours notice for orders). They’re also serving Thanksgiving dinner on their patio from 2-6pm (reservations are required).
Che Fico Alimentari
Che Fico Alimentari’s Thanksgiving menu features turkey cooked two ways: roasted turkey or a confit turkey leg casserole. They also have a mushroom casserole as a vegetarian option. Either way, you’ll get sides like mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts, and a bottle of Lambrusco. It’s $250 and serves four, and you can also add on crostatas, a chocolate tart, beer, and wine. Order online by Nov. 20th for pick-up on the 25th.
For vegan pecan and pumpkin pies, order from this ice cream shop in Oakland. They also have gluten-free pies on request. Whatever you order, pair it with a quart of their dairy or vegan vanilla ice cream. Order here by Nov. 21st for pick-up on the 24th or 25th.
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The Filipino pop-up is offering a Thanksgiving meal kit ($50 per person) complete with turkey roulade, sisig stuffing, seafood ginataan, and cassava cake. Order here by Nov. 23rd for pick-up on the 24th or 25th.
The Peruvian restaurant has a special menu for Thanksgiving - roasted duck, baked pork shoulder with aji panca-cranberry sauce, purple potato causa, octopus skewers, empanadas, pies, and more. Place your order here for pick-up or delivery on the 25th or 26th.
The Filipino bakery is making 9-inch halo-halo, calamansi, ube, and turon pies, all for pick-up in Oakland’s Jack London Square. They also have an assortment of mini pies that are available for overnight shipping throughout California and Nevada. Order here by Nov. 18th for pick-up on the 25th.
If you’re a fan of the Chocosmoke whiskey at Seven Stills, you’ll be pleased to know that they’ve got a Chocosmoke-infused dark chocolate mousse pie for Thanksgiving this year. Pre-order here by Nov. 18th for pick-up on the 25th.
The dessert shop in the Ferry Building has special fall-themed tarts available this Thanksgiving, like maple pecan, pumpkin spice, and banoffee. Tarts come in three different sizes, and can be pre-ordered here. Pick-up is on Nov. 25th.
Ernest At Home
Ernest At Home has been doing take-home dinners throughout the pandemic, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Their family-style holiday dinner comes with turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted fall vegetables, and cheesecake. Everything is available a la carte, or you can order a dinner for four to six people ($250) or seven to ten ($450). Pick-up is on Nov. 25th.
Yvonne's Southern Sweets
If you’re looking for a spot with lots of dessert options, order from Yvonne’s Southern Sweets in Bayview. They have pecan and sweet potato pies, peach cobbler, and 7-Up pound cakes, which you can order over the phone (415-368-7900) until 3pm on Nov. 20th. Check out the full menu here.
Alamar Kitchen & Bar
The seafood restaurant in Oakland is offering a crab boil meal kit for the holidays. It’s $60, serves two, and comes with a whole Alaskan snow crab (with corn, potatoes, and sausage for the boil), salad, garlic udon noodles, and sourdough bread. Order here for delivery now until Nov. 23rd.
The Italian restaurant is offering a four-course Thanksgiving dinner at $66 per person. The meal comes with salad, butternut squash soup, turkey, stuffing, black truffle gravy, mashed potatoes, and roasted veggies. There’s also a butternut squash crostata for dessert. Email email@example.com by 5pm on Nov. 22nd to order for pick-up or delivery on the 25th or 26th.
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You can order a turkey from this Oakland market in one of several ways - smoked, roasted, brined, or raw. Complement it with mashed yams with marshmallows, a green bean casserole, or pumpkin pie. Pre-order over the phone, in person, or online by Nov. 18th for pick-up on the 25th or 26th at both Oakland locations (Oakmore or Brooklyn Basin). Rocky’s will also be serving a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner on their outdoor patio. Reservations are required.
Cafe Boho’s $60 five-course meal includes everything from duck liver mousse pate to turkey leg confit to pumpkin pie with whipped vanilla cream. They’re offering it for takeout (pre-orders end Nov. 23rd) and outdoor dining (reservations are required). Check out the menu online, and order here.
One Market Restaurant
For $65, you’ll get a four-course meal with turkey, salmon, or cauliflower steak, soup or salad, duck liver mousse, and dessert. The dinner is available for pick-up or delivery on Nov. 25th or 26th. Order here.
Birdsong’s half and full turkey meals come with two pies and sides like chicory and brussels sprouts salad, butternut squash, and bread pudding stuffing. Depending on how many people you’re celebrating with, prices will range from $190 (serves two) to $570 (serves six). They also have coffee cheesecake pies, eggnog, and wines by the bottle. Order here for pick-up on Thanksgiving from 9am-12pm.
Palm House has a special Friendsgiving menu that’s available for patio dining. You’ll get katsu curry, macaroni salad, brussels sprouts, and an apple custard tart, all for $38 per person. Call 415-400-4355 to make a reservation for Nov. 24th, 25th, or 26th.
The Middle Eastern restaurant in Oakland is doing a family-style Thanksgiving spread that ranges from $110 (serves two) to $310 (serves six). Entrees include stuffed turkey breast, harissa turkey wings, or mushroom bastilla, which you can pair with honey-lime glazed yams or mashed potatoes. You can also choose from desserts like apple pies, sweet potato cheesecakes, and chocolate and pecan caramel bars. Order here for pick-up on Nov. 24th or 25th.
Canela Bistro & Wine Bar
Canela’s online Thanksgiving butcher shop has half-cooked turkeys, ready-to-heat ham, and rolled, stuffed turkey breast. For dessert, they’ve got a bourbon chocolate chip pecan and walnut cranberry pie. Pick-up and delivery starts on Nov. 15th, but they ask that you place an order three days in advance.
Two Chicks In The Mix
Our go-to spot for delicious cakes is doing pies for Thanksgiving - butter sweet potato, pecan, and salted caramel apple. Place your order by Nov. 19th for pick-up or delivery (in Oakland only) on the 25th or 26th.
For Thanksgiving, SPQR has an Italian-inspired, ready-to-reheat dinner for up to eight. It comes with all the Thanksgiving classics, and one of three desserts - cocoa nib cream pie, pecan pie, and sweet potato cheesecake. Order here for pick-up or delivery on the 25th or 26th.
For Thanksgiving, the pie pop-up has a special menu of - you guessed it - pies. They’ve got pumpkin, passionfruit bay leaf meringue, bourbon chocolate pecan, and apple cranberry streusel pies available for pick-up in San Francisco and Berkeley/Oakland from Nov. 24th-26th. Order online by Nov. 15th.
Lord Stanley’s Thanksgiving menu serves four ($225) and includes mushroom escabeche, an apple and potato gratin, turkey breast stuffed with confit leg, and a pumpkin custard tart. You can also add on pies, caviar, and wine or cocktails. Order online for pick-up on Nov. 24th and 25th.
The Oakland restaurant on Lake Merritt will have a prix fixe menu for dine-in on Thanksgiving Day. The meal is $69 per person and includes things like squash bisque, turkey, stuffing, and white chocolate pumpkin pie. They’re open for lunch and dinner (11am-8pm) on Nov. 26th. Reservations are recommended.
The Italian fine dining restaurant in Nob Hill is doing Thanksgiving spreads for up to ten (prices range from $195-$975), which you can pick up or have delivered on Nov. 25th. You’ll get everything from a turkey breast roulade and terrine of confit thigh to giblet stuffing with truffle, chestnut, and foie gras gravy. You can also add on a caviar flight for $150. Pre-order here.
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Golden Gate Meat Company
If you want to cook a turkey at home, order one from Golden Gate Meat Company in the Ferry Building. They’ve also got mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and other sides available for pick-up between Nov. 20th and 25th. Call 415-983-7800 or order in person.
Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
Park Chalet’s beer garden will be open on Thanksgiving and will feature a three-course prix fixe dinner ($69 per person). The meal comes with an appetizer, a main course (roasted turkey, salmon, or mushroom tagliatelle), and dessert. They’re open for lunch and dinner on Nov. 26th. Reservations are recommended.
The Oakland restaurant on Piedmont Ave. has a Thanksgiving feast that includes turkey with caramelized miso, chicory salad, roasted fall veggies, whipped potatoes, bread and butter, stuffing, and pumpkin and pecan pie. It’s $120, and serves two to four. They’ve also got a pretty extensive wine list, beer, and batched cocktails. Order here for pick-up on the 25th.
The Spanish restaurant is offering a $95 Thanksgiving dinner for both outdoor dine-in and takeout. It serves two, and comes with an apple cider-glazed turkey breast, a variety of sides, and pumpkin pie with cinnamon chantilly cream. Call 415-872-9239 to pre-order by Nov. 21st. Reservations for dine-in are available online.
If beef is your protein of choice this Thanksgiving, Alexander’s Steakhouse is offering seven pounds of prime rib for Turkey Day ($295, serves six). It also comes with au jus, horseradish, mashed potatoes, and a bottle of cabernet sauvignon. Order online for pick-up or delivery on the 26th.
The Thanksgiving dinner at 3rd Cousin comes with salad, herb-roasted turkey, stuffing, whipped potato, yams, green bean casserole, and slices of pecan and pumpkin pie. You can also add on a side of prime rib and whole pies. It’s $98 per person and serves two. Order online for pick-up on the 26th.
All three locations of Tartine are offering pies, cheesecakes, and pumpkin teacakes for Thanksgiving. Pre-order here before the 21st for pick-up from the 23rd-25th. The Guerrero St. location is only offering pick-up on the 25th.
International Smoke family-style meal for Thanksgiving ($55 per person) comes with things like red curry cornbread, smoked turkey breast, and mac ’n cheese. Place an order online, or call 415-660-2656. They’re taking orders until Nov. 19th for pick-up on the 26th.
Mina Family Kitchen
Mina Family Kitchen’s dinner is $295, and comes with jalapeño corn bread, whipped potatoes, and other sides. You’ll also get a brined turkey, which you can pick-up uncooked on the 25th (if you want to finish it in the oven at home), or ready to serve on the 26th. Place an order by the 19th online.