Avoid the family drama and inevitable exploding mashed potatoes by feasting out or dining in on Turkey Day.
Avoid gathering in your tiny apartment this year by heading to Jack London Square instead. Lungomare's festive waterfront location is ideal for a holiday get together and feast options include: turkey consomme with chestnut pumpkin tortellini; chicory salad with pomegranate, persimmon and Marcona almonds; house-smoked turkey breast with confit of leg; dry aged rib eye steak; and olive oil poached salmon, along with a number of classic sides served family-style. 1 Broadway, Oakland
At MKT in the Four Seasons on Market St., Thanksgiving begins with a sugar pie pumpkin soup with coconut milk, chicory greens with heirloom carrots, and smoked yogurt, and only gets better. Guests can choose between slow-roasted organic turkey with all the fixings; braised short rib with sweet potato puree, crispy sweet breads, and broccoli rabe; or black cod with winter squash dumpling, braised swiss chard, and shallot confit as the main course, and for dessert, opt for the pumpkin spice cheesecake with gingerbread crust and white chocolate ginger ice cream, or try the equally tempting cranberry almond macaron with macerated cranberries and orange cream. And don't forget to enjoy the view! 757 Market St, San Francisco
Every year, Bluestem Brasserie celebrates an extravagant Thanksgiving celebration including a multi-course feast with such tasty highlights as bacon-wrapped scallops, autumn spiced butternut squash soup served with Main lobster and pepitas, locally raised “turducken," and a selection of desserts including roasted Banana and chocolate tart or pumpkin cheesecake. 1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco
For a romantic Thanksgiving in the Town, reserve a lakeside table at Lake Chalet (just don't forget a coat) and choose between autumn squash soup with Brussels sprouts and apples; classic roast turkey; pan-roasted king salmon with Yukon potato garlic purée; apple cider cured pork chop; or sugar pie pumpkin ravioli. Delish! 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland
TAKE OUT/ DELIVERY
Wente Vineyard's scrumptious take-home feast will be a guaranteed hit without breaking a sweat. The Thanksgiving Take Home Dinner serves six and comes complete with all the holiday traditions including duck fat roasted diestel turkey (with detailed cooking instructions), brown butter mashed potatoes; caramelized sweet potatoes; and two comforting desserts: spiced pumpkin pie and a flourless chocolate cake with pecan-bourbon caramel. Order here.
Whether you’re hosting a small or large crowd, you’ll find everything for your feast in Good Eggs' pre-order marketplace and get it delivered—for free—in time for Turkey Day. It’s a win-win: you get to enjoy high quality, delicious, local food without having to brave the crowds at the grocery store. Order here.
Whole Foods has got Thanksgiving covered. Choose between turkey or ham, organic or gluten-free, and an assortment of sides to find everything you could ever need for the utimate Thanksgiving feast in their online shop. Plus you can order pre-packaged meals or individual dishes. Order here.
Leave the heavy-lifting to Ne Timeas Restaurant Group this year by ordering a prepared dinner by their chefs. This entire feast will feed 4-6 people and includes all the prepared fixins’ such as a pre-brined turkey, butternut squash gratin, braised Brussels sprouts, and cranberry and quince chutney. All the dishes (with the exception of the pre-brined turkey) come fully cooked and packaged in disposable containers with reheating instructions. Order here.