Thanksgiving Without the Stress: Where to Eat Out or Order In

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From dinner kits to delectable desserts, these restaurants have got you covered to ensure a drama-free and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. 


EAT OUT

Balboa Cafe

Balboa Cafe invites everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving with them next week. The Marina eatery is adding a special Thanksgiving section to their menu, offering traditional holiday entrees such as the classic turkey dinner, as well as filet mignon and pan seared salmon. Add sides such as roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, and herb stuffing to make this Thanksgiving dinner a memorable one. Make sure to reserve your table in advance. // 3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco; balboacafe.com

Poggio Trattoria

Enjoy this Thanksgiving oceanside. Sausalito's Italian restaurant is taking on classic holiday dishes ranging from sides to desserts. Start with their burrataa delicious dish of squash, pine nuts, cranberries, and prosciutto. The main course includes Willie Bird Turkey, served with classic holiday sides such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, Brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce. Finish up your feast with their Crema Catalana, a spiced pumpkin custard with brown sugar. // 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito; poggiotrattoria.com

Bluestem Brasserie

This year, San Francisco eatery Bluestem Brasserie will be offering a four course Thanksgiving meal for the whole family to enjoy. Choose from a variety of their starters including the autumn chicory salad or Musque de Provence pumpkin soup. For the entree, they'll be serving a number of hearty holiday dishes including the cornbread stuffed turkey roulade, with Brussels sprout and turkey leg hash, bruléed sweet potato, cranberry gastrique, and giblet gravy. Finish up your meal with their chocolate pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. // One Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco; bluestembrasserie.com

One Market

One Market will be offering a prix fixe menu featuring seasonal holiday dishes courtesy of dream team Chef Mark Dommen and Pastry Chef Patti Dellamonica-Bauler. Among the four main course options, Chef Dommen will feature Willie Bird Turkey served with cornbread sausage stuffing, root vegetables, and a shallot thyme gravy. As one of the three dessert options, opt for the Sonoma Apple Tart served with brandy cinnamon sabayon, apple cider, and Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream. Tickets are $74 for adults and $39 for children. Make sure to call in advance to book your table. // 1 Market Street, San Francisco; onemarket.com

RN74

RN74 will be serving a four course Thanksgiving dinner this year with holiday favorites such as sugar pumpkin gnocchi and roasted chestnut soup to start. Choose from five main course options such as roasted heritage turkey, roasted matsutake pot pie, and butter-based arctic char. Classic sides such as turkey gravy and stuffing will also compliment your meal. Finish off your feast with dessert options ranging from traditional pumpkin pie to an artisan cheese selection. Dinner is $85 per person; make sure to call ahead to make your reservations // 301 Mission Street, San Francisco; michaelmina.net

TAKE OUT / DELIVERY 

Munchery 

The food delivery service wants to bring Thanksgiving dinner to your doorstep. This fuss-free Thanksgiving serves four people and includes turkey and classic sides such as Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and more. Make sure not to forget about dessert and order one of their mini or large pies. Dinner meals start at $70. Pre-order your Thanksgiving meal now and get it delivered right to your doorstep the day before Thanksgiving. // 375 Alabama St, San Francisco, munchery.com

Wente Vineyards

Just in case the turkey is burnt, Napa Valley's Wente Vineyards is offering a Thanksgiving Take Home Dinner prepared by their very own catering team. This dinner kit will offer a Diestel turkey, up to eight side dishes, and a pumpkin pie; it serves up to six people. It also comes with detailed cooking instructions to ensure you make the most delectable meal possible. Tickets are $239 for Club Wente members and $249 otherwise. Make sure to reserve a time to pick up your meal between 2pm-6pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25th at Wente Vineyards' Event Center. // 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore; wentevineyards.com

A.G Ferrari

Spice up this Thanksgiving by adding a bit of Italian flair to your holiday table with Thanksgiving entrees such as a Willie Bird Turkey and sides including housemade cranberry sauce, roasted autumn root vegetables, swiss chard stuffing, and more. A.G. Ferrari also feature a variety of dessert options ranging from their award winning flourless chocolate torte to a more seasonal spiced, pumpkin bread pudding. To order, email catering@agferrari.com. A.G Ferrari delivers their catering menu throughout the Bay Area, or you can pick up your order at one of their various locations. // Various locations; agferrari.com

JUST DESSERT

The Ice Cream Bar

Courtesy of Pastry Chef Lori Rich, The Ice Cream Bar will be selling both pies and ice creams for pre-order. It's the perfect way to finish up your Thanksgiving feast. Both Pecan and Pumpkin pie will be available, and those who purchase a pint or quart of their beloved ice cream alongside a dessert dish will get 10% off. To pre-order email theicecreambarsf.com by Wednesday, Nov. 25th. // 815 Cole Street, San Francisco; theicecreambarsf.com

Frances' Lumberjack Cake

To kick off the holidays, Frances' chef-owner Melissa Perello and her team will be offering their seasonal and signature Lumberjack Cake, a unique twist on the typical fruit bread made with pear, coconut, and dates, served with muscovado ice cream. It serves 8-10 people, so celebrate Thanksgiving with the family by picking up this restaurant's well-known and delicious dessert. Pickups are available the day before Thanksgiving at Perello's newest restaurant Octavia. Each Lumberjack Cake is $40. // 1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco; octavia-sf.com

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