18 Thanksgiving Takeout Specials In SF
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Believe it or not, Thanksgiving 2021 is right around the corner. And with it, comes a basket of fresh problems and holiday-related anxieties (Should I attempt to roast a turkey this year? How can I field questions about my lack of a relationship? How the f*ck do you make a pie crust?) But guess what? Cooking a full-on feast doesn’t have to be one of them. Here’s a list of San Francisco restaurants offering Thanksgiving specials.
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Che Fico Alimentari
Che Fico Alimentari has a couple of options for a takeout Thanksgiving dinner. The Italian restaurant in NoPa is offering a dinner for four option ($275) which comes with roasted turkey, potato gratin, your choice of red wine, and more (there’s also a vegetarian menu with butternut squash lasagna) - or you can order everything a la carte and pick your sides. Order here for pick-up on November 24th.
The only Nigerian restaurant in San Francisco has since closed and pivoted entirely to catering and cooking classes. For Thanksgiving, you can get your hands on trays of their jollof rice, grilled turkey wings, puff puffs, and more. Pre-order online - pick-up is on November 24th.
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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar
For $149, you can get a Thanksgiving meal from Canela that serves four and includes turkey, brussels sprouts, cornbread stuffing, and more. The Spanish restaurant in the Castro is taking orders here until November 18th for pick-up on the 24th.
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Lily is an upscale Vietnamese restaurant that’s offering a four-course Thanksgiving meal for both takeout and dine-in. Dinner includes pumpkin soup, turkey confit with sweet potato hash, pumpkin pie, and more. If you take yours to go, pre-order here and pick up on November 25th.
Where To Have Thanksgiving Dinner In SF
Abrazo’s Thanksgiving dinner for two comes with apple cider-glazed turkey breast, tons of sides, and a pumpkin pie ($139). Call 415-872-9239 to order and pick your food up at the Russian Hill spot on November 25th, 12-3pm.
The barbecue-focused restaurant in SoMa has a Thanksgiving Feast To Go this year, with smoked turkey breast and truffle gravy, butternut squash soup, apple crumble, and more. The whole thing is $299 and serves four. Order ahead here for pick-up or delivery on November 24th or 25th.
Brenda's French Soul Food
The soul food spot in the Tenderloin is offering Thanksgiving kits for you to finish cooking at home. Each is $330 (a whole turkey, serves 8-12) or $165 (just turkey breast, serves 2-5) and comes with sides like butter-whipped potatoes and green beans with roasted garlic butter. Reserve a kit here and pick up on November 23rd or 24th.
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Bi-Rite Market always comes through on Thanksgiving with prepared sides, whole turkeys, and pies - all you have to do is reheat. Pick-up and delivery are from November 19-25th at their NoPa and Mission locations. Order online.
The Western Addition hofbrau is open on Thanksgiving with plenty of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. In addition to dine-in, they’re offering a take-home meal that serves four, or you can order anything off their menu a la carte.
The upscale restaurant in Polk Gulch (which is currently better known as its rotating pop-up concept, Turntable) has a special to-go menu for Thanksgiving that includes truffled turkey breast stuffed with confit leg, squash and persimmon galette, pumpkin bundt cake, and more. The $375 package serves four. Order here for pick-up on November 24th.
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Noe Valley Bakery
If you’re in charge of dessert this year, make sure to get a pie from Noe Valley Bakery. They’ve got everything from pumpkin or pecan pie to a pear frangipane tart. Order by November 20th here for pick-up before November 25th.
If you’re not a big turkey person, the Mission spot’s smoked, roasted duck is available for pick-up on November 21st and 22nd. You can order a half or whole duck here, along with a wine pack or chocolate pudding.
The Arab bakery in the Mission has a special holiday menu with everything from roasted chicken stuffed with hashweh to date-walnut pie with orange blossom whipped cream. They also have sweet assortments with baklawa, cookies, and more - order online for pick-up on November 24th.
The Vegan Hood Chefs
For $150, you can get the “Hoodgiving” box from food truck The Vegan Hood Chefs. The entirely plant-based menu includes things like stewed jackfruit, truffle butter mashed potatoes, bourbon candy yams, and more. The whole box feeds 2 to 6 people. Order ahead here (before November 20th) for pick-up on the 24th.
Pie Society is a Bay Area pop-up that makes incredible pies and other baked goods, so keep them in mind for your Thanksgiving dessert. Pick-ups in SF are at Ritual Coffee in the Mission on November 23rd and 24th - order your bourbon chocolate pecan walnut pie or apple cranberry streusel here.
The Thanksgiving menu from Cassava is $225 and serves four. It’s got roasted turkey, six different sides like caramelized satsumaimo or garlic mashed potatoes, plus pumpkin cheesecake pie. Order ahead from the Richmond spot for pick-up on November 24th or 25th.
This vegan Italian restaurant in Hayes Valley is offering a Thanksgiving menu for two people. You’ll get things like an Impossible meatloaf with gravy, roasted squash, cheesecake, and more. Order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the restaurant at 415-861-0625.
All Tartine locations throughout the city are taking Thanksgiving dessert pre-orders. So if you’re in need of a pumpkin or apple pie, or a banana cream tart, place an order here for pick-up on the 23rd or 24th. Note that the Inner Sunset location is doing pick-ups from the 19th-24th.