Want to cut back on some (or all) of the cooking for Thanksgiving? Check out this list of Bay Area grocers, caterers, and restaurants that provide Thanksgiving dinners and desserts for pickup. If not otherwise specified, meals are COOKED.
These Oakland area restaurants, caterers, and food shops do the Thanksgiving preparing and cooking – you do the serving at home.
Chez Panisse (Berkeley)
Thanksgiving at home prepared by Chez Panisse sounds like the quintessential, fancy, treat-yourself holiday. Choose from small (8-9 lb. turkey) or large (10-12 lb. turkey) and select all the side dishes, desserts, and wine. Pick up Tuesday or Wednesday to reheat at home. Website to order
Comestible (Oakland delivery or pick-up)
Start with your Thanksgiving as a family meal to serve 4-6 or build it up a la carte. Carryout or delivery are available on Thanksgiving Day. Website for menu and order info >> (scroll down)
Good Eggs (Delivers to Bay Area)
Good Eggs makes a beautiful Thanksgiving spread as customized — and as cooked — as you like. They’ll deliver to your door. Website to begin >
Luke’s Local (San Francisco with delivery to East Bay)
Luke’s Local in San Francisco prepares the sides and roasts, but you can also choose to roast your turkey at home. Create a custom order. Website >
Montperi Caterers (delivers to East Bay or pick up in Oakland)
Rockridge Market Hall or Market Hall on 4th (Oakland, Berkeley)
Market Hall Foods offers Thanksgiving main dishes and sides with a la carte pricing. Items are available for parking lot pickup or local delivery within five miles. Must order before Saturday, Nov. 21. Oakland website > Berkeley website >
Rocky’s Market (Oakland)
Rocky’s Market at Brooklyn Basin in cooperation with Two Local Girls has created a lovely and complete Thanksgiving menu. Make your selections a la carte. You can eat in a socially distant way on the waterfront, or bring it home to dig in. Order by Tuesday, Nov. 18. Website with menu >
Whole Foods Market (Multiple)
Whole Foods Thanksgiving catering is a very pleasant experience. Use the web form to place your order and pick up in store on Wednesday or Thursday of Thanksgiving week. Choose your turkey to be cooked or raw and select your sides to be fully prepared or just ingredients. Website to get started >
Comal Thanksgiving Dinners are sold out.
Just Desserts — Thanksgiving Pies and Cakes
Bakesale Betty (Temescal in Oakland)
Pick up your delicious sweet potato, apple, pecan, pumpkin, cranberry orange, or buttermilk pie on November 25 from 8:30 to 3:30 pm. Pre-order by emailing betty.bakesalebetty.gmail.com. More details on Facebook >>
Mamie & Makhi’s (Various)
Chef, Lois Porter, makes a delicious pour-and-bake batter that is a hit at my family’s Thanksgiving every year. Look for it at Berkeley Bowl West in the frozen foods aisle. I’ll let you know if you can buy her pies pre-baked as soon as I know.
Mariposa Baking (Temescal in Oakland)
Order your pies or the very best rolls and bread for stuffing at Mariposa. Thanksgiving Menu >>
Whisk Cake Creations (Alameda)
Delicious and beautiful seasonal cakes. Order by Nov. 20. Pickup on Wednesday Nov. 25. Website to order >>
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