What To Do For Thanksgiving If You're Not Cooking

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With Thanksgiving approaching, we’re dreaming about warm apple pie, roasted turkey and flavorful mashed potatoes. Maybe you’re hosting a cozy Friendsgiving instead of heading home or perhaps your family is descending upon you for the holiday. As much as we love spending hours in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day, sometimes we’d rather let someone else do the work. Dreading preparing this year’s feast? Here are some great options to please your guests and avoid the messy kitchen in Los Angeles!

By Stephanie Mace



Superba is an amazing take-out choice offering everything you could ever want for Thanksgiving dinner. We’re most excited about the sweet potato pureé with marshmallow gratin and the mac n’ cheese with parsley breadcrumbs. Superba is also known for its bread, and you can select from five different rolls, biscuits and loaves to accompany your meal. Most trays serve 8-12 and meals can be picked up at both the Venice Beach location and the El Segundo location, making this an ideal choice for anyone on the Westside!

Superba, Los Angeles

Superba, Los Angeles


Looking to eat out instead? Head to Wolf on Melrose in West Hollywood. The restaurant is offering a $75 prix-fixe, including a kale salad, salmon, turkey, chestnut stuffing and a pumpkin banana bundt cake. Worried about missing out on leftovers? For an additional $15, WOLF will send you home with an assortment of menu items. The central location makes it a great spot to meet for all your Los Angeles friends. Be sure to make a reservation!



Cafe Gratitude

Looking to please your vegan friends without too much effort? While Thanksgiving without a turkey might horrify you, Cafe Gratitude’s Thanksgiving menu will still satisfy you. Choices include includes a French Lentil and Butternut Squash Loaf, a shaved kale and persimmon salad, roasted miso brussels sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes along with an assortment of pies. Order online from any of the Los Angeles locations, including the Arts District, Venice, Larchmont and Beverly Hills. 


The Pikey

The Pikey is another great option for eating out on Thanksgiving day. Choose from an assortment of small plates, large plates and sides along with delicious craft cocktails. The menu offers something for everyone, including great vegetarian and vegan choices. Hoping to keep the party going late? The Pikey is your spot. The restaurant is open from 1pm to 2am on Thanksgiving. 


Friends & Family

Wishing you could Postmates Thanksgiving dinner? Friends & Family will make your dreams come true, as the Thai Town bakery will deliver for an additional $25. We want to try everything on the menu, but highlights include roasted winter squash with pumpkin seed pesto, wild mushroom bread pudding and of course, organic roasted turkey. The menu includes so many desserts that we feel overwhelmed, but an assortment of old school pumpkin pie, wheat-free apple cranberry crumble, vanilla brown sugar ice cream, almond cranberry loaf will provide something sweet for all your guests.

Friends & Family, Los Angeles

Friends & Family, Los Angeles

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