Let’s take a break this Thanksgiving, okay? We’ve put together a tasty list of Bay Area grocers, caterers, and restaurants that provide Thanksgiving dinners and desserts for easy-peasy pick-up. Just make sure to order early as many restaurants sell out! If not otherwise specified, meals are COOKED and just need a little warm-up.
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Oakland area restaurants, caterers, and food shops do the Thanksgiving preparing and cooking – you do the serving at home.
Berkeley Bowl West (Berkeley pick-up)
Your favorite grocery store has you taken care of for Thanksgiving. Order your holiday meal kit, either traditional turkey and all the trimmings, or try the Southern Thanksgiving Dinner, including a 12lb Smoked Diestel Ranch Turkey (fully cooked), stufﬁng, mac n’ cheese, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, roasted butternut squash, roasted brussels sprouts, cornbread, and an 8″ Pecan Pie. Pick up Monday – Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Order online here >>
Brenda’s (Oakland Pick-up)
French soul food for a fancy take on Thanksgiving. Turkey Breast Dinner Kit (Serves 2 to 5) with all the fixin’s. Note that turkey and sides require cooking at home. Add on pumpkin bread pudding for dessert, plus extra sides at checkout! Add our hot spiced wine or cider to fill your kitchen with holiday aromas. Need a meat thermometer? They’ve got you covered. Add one on when ordering. Pickup at Brenda’s in Oakland, Tuesday, November 21. Website to pre-order>>
ButtercuP Diner (Oakland Pick-up)
Order your traditional Thanksgiving feast, including carved turkey breast and all the trimmings. Their famous pies are also on offer. Serves 4-6. Look for pre-orders soon on the website >>
The Butcher’s Son (Berkeley Pick-up)
If you’re vegan or have some in your family, you probably already know about the amazing options at The Butcher’s Son in Berkeley. Order an entire vegan feast, or a la carte. Pickup earlier rather than later as the final days get a bit hectic! Website for menu and ordering >>
Cali Alley (Berkeley Pick-up)
A fully outdoor Artisan food window and black-owned business. Order a traditional Thanksgiving feast for 4-6 people. Check their website for the menu and pre-order here >>
Claremont Club & Spa (Berkeley pick-up)
The Claremont offers a traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings including buttermilk whipped potatoes, cornbread stuffing, chive parker house rolls, roasted rainbow carrots, sweet gem lettuce & chicory salad, and pumpkin pie with maple bourbon Chantilly. Select an intimate Thanksgiving meal for two people or a family Thanksgiving feast for 8 people. Scale up by adding more sumptuous side dishes a la carte.
Pick up your delicious Thanksgiving meal at the Carriage Entrance of Claremont Club & Spa. The Claremont (through their signature café, East Bay Provisions) is offering a full Thanksgiving carry-out option for either two people or six to eight people with loads of delicious sides. Additional sides and bottled wines also available for purchase. Thanksgiving pre-orders now open. Place your Thanksgiving order by noon on Monday, Nov. 20, for pick-up from noon – 3 pm on Thursday, Nov. 23. Save 10% with promo code 510Familes when you order. Order here >>
Communite Tablē (Oakland Pick-up)
Order your Thanksgiving meal at Communite Tablē for pick-up in Oakland, from roasted turkey breast to mac ‘n cheese. The menu is up now, so get your order in by Friday, November 17. Menu to order>
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 >
Jessie & Laurent (Bay Area delivery)
Jessie & Laurent, a Bay Area gourmet food-delivery service, has several different options for Thanksgiving dinner: a traditional meal with all the fixings that serve 4-10 people, a la carte options for those who want to do some of their own cooking, and some non-traditional menu items as well as dessert. They have limited supplies, so people should order ASAP. Thanksgiving Menu for pre-order>
La Guerrera’s Kitchen (Oakland Pick-up)
If tamales and not turkey are your holiday tradition, chances are you already have your order in to La Guerrera’s in Oakland. If you’d like to try this new tradition, get your order in now! They always sell out. Pre-order>
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 >
Piedmont Grocery (Piedmont)
Order a pre-cooked family feast for 4-12 people, or order a la carte with a roasted turkey, ham, or salmon (also available uncooked). Call (510) 653-8181 to order. Website >>
Flavorful twists on traditional favorites make Oakland’s Pomella a tasty option for your Thanksgiving table. Menu items have included lemon-sumac turkey or harissa turkey wings, honey lime glazed yams and mushroom gravy. A fun and tasty option to spice up your holiday menu. Pick up is Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Check their menu online >>
Rick & Ann’s (Berkeley)
Order a full Thanksgiving feast, complete with a roasted Mary’s Turkey, or just a single Thanksgiving entree. They always sell out early in the month, so make sure to get your order in ASAP! Check the menu>> and then email email@example.com to place your order.
Rockridge Market Hall or Market Hall on Fourth (Oakland, Berkeley)
Market Hall Foods offers Thanksgiving main dishes and sides with a la carte pricing. The menu is available in-store Monday, Nov. 20-Wednesday, Nov. 23. Popular pickup time slots fill up early, so definitely plan ahead. They are closed on Thanksgiving Day except for pre-scheduled pickups. Oakland website > Berkeley website >
Rocky’s Market (Oakland Pick-up)
Rocky’s Market at Brooklyn Basin often offers Turkey, Duck or Cornish Game Hens for your main platter. Pre-orders begin November 1 this year, so be sure to check the website to order >
The Table Catering (Berkeley)
A local, organic option with all your favorites, from sweet potatoes to mac ‘n cheese. Online orders begin October 30. Ready to heat and eat with complementary home delivery on Tuesday, November 21 or Wednesday, November 22. Bonus: Every $100 purchase provides one meal to a food-insecure community member this November and December. Nice. Website to order>
Village Market (Oakland)
Order your traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Village Market, to serve 8-10 people. Choose from turkey, rib roast, or ham as your main course. Apple or pumpkin pie is also included. Website>>
Whole Foods Market (Multiple)
Whole Foods Thanksgiving catering is an enjoyable experience. Use the web form to place your order and pick it 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 >
Just Desserts — Thanksgiving Pies and Cakes
Baby Bean Pie (Oakland)
Thanksgiving orders of these delicious (secretly nutritious) navy baby bean pies must be placed in early November. Vegan option. Delivery is available in some East Bay locations. They’ve recently opened a new shop in San Leandro (congrats!), check their Insta here for updates >>
Cheeseboard Collective (Berkeley Pick-up)
Traditionally Berkeley’s famous Cheeseboard Collective offers a pie the week of Thanksgiving (but not always), available for pick up. Check their website for more info >>
Curbside Creamery (Oakland Pick-up)
If you’re looking to satisfy a vegan sweet tooth, try Curbside Creamery’s apple, pecan, or pumpkin pie (gluten-free crusts also available), and add on a pint of vegan ice cream to top off your Thanksgiving feast. Website >>
Edith’s Pie (Oakland Pick-up)
Apple and pumpkin pies are options at Edith’s Pie, but the Chocolate Hazelnut and Vegan Cranberry pies sound amazing. Pies are available for pick-up 11/20- 23 in Oakland. Menu>>
Fatapples (Berkeley, El Cerrito Pick-up)
Pre-order your pumpkin or olallieberry pie for pick-up (they also do full Turkey Dinners if you want to get your entire meal in one spot). Word is though that due to staffing limitations, all Thanksgiving Pies and Turkey Dinners must be ordered before Friday, November 17, 2023. They will NOT have any extra pies or turkey dinners available during Thanksgiving Week without an advance order. Order here >>
Mamie & Makhi’s (S. Berkeley)
A Black-owned business that lets you do part of it yourself. 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.
Mariposa Baking (Temescal in Oakland)
Masse’s Pastries (Pick-up Berkeley)
Masse’s famous pumpkin pie sells out quickly! But even if you can’t get one of the pumpkin pies, they have oodles of other delicious options, from vegan apple strudel to pomegranate raspberry cake. Order by the Sunday of Thanksgiving week to make sure you get your pie! Thanksgiving Menu and order form on their website >>
Uhuru Pies (Oakland Pick-up)
A Black-owned business that sells pies to help build and empower African people. The traditional sweet potato and pumpkin pies are great options, while the Double Fudge Walnut Brownie sounds unreal. Order online here >>
Whisk Cake Creations (Alameda)
Delicious and beautiful seasonal cakes. Pumpkin, Bourbon Pecan with Chocolate (yum!), and more. Website to order >>
Thank you to again Claremont Club & Spa for sponsoring this guide to yummy Thanksgiving meals.
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