Thanksgiving Dinner To Go Options for East Bay Families - 510 Families

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go Options for East Bay Families

Thank you to The Claremont Club & Spa; A Fairmont Hotel for sponsoring this guide to yummy Thanksgiving meals. Use our discount code to save 10% on your holiday meal.

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 pick-up. If not otherwise specified, meals are COOKED. Order early as many restaurants sell out!

Spotlight on Thanksgiving Turkey to Go by The Claremont Club & Spa; A Fairmont Hotel

Claremont Club and Spa takes the hassle out of preparing your Thanksgiving feast by doing all the hard work for you. Each kit includes all of the fixings and sides needed to make a spectacular meal; all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your time together. Serves families of 2 or up to 8 people.

Place your Thanksgiving order by noon on Monday, Nov. 22, for pick-up from noon – 3 pm on Thursday, Nov. 24.
Order here (Save 10% with promo code 510Familes) >>

Thanksgiving meal
Yum! Thanksgiving meal for two prepared by the Claremont and East Bay Provisions. Scale-up with more sides as needed. | Photo: The Claremont Club & Spa; A Fairmont Hotel

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 >>

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. Pre-order here >>

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 two traditional roasted turkey menu options with all the trimmings including buttermilk mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, brioche dinner rolls, autumn farm roasted vegetables, mixed baby lettuce salad, and pumpkin pie with 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 the Claremont Club & Spa. The Claremont (through their catering arm, 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. Thanksgiving pre-orders now open. Place your Thanksgiving order by noon on Monday, Nov. 22, for pick-up from noon – 3 pm on Thursday, Nov. 24. Save 10% with promo code 510Familes when you order. Order here >>

turkey being carved
Traditional roasted Thanksgiving turkey for 6-8 is cooked to perfection for you to carve at home. | Photo: The Claremont Club & Spa; A Fairmont Hotel

Mockingbird (Oakland pick-up)

The Everything But the Bird menu offers so many options to fulfill your every desire for Thanksgiving sides. Website for menu and order info >>

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 serves 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, but the last ordering deadline is November 18, 2022. Website>

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)

Order Chef Lamont’s Thanksgiving specials delivered to your door. Turkey, ham, mac ‘n cheece, pie and more. Order by Monday, Nov. 21 to ensure delivery. 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 >>

Pomella (Oakland)

Flavorful twists on traditional favorites make Oakland’s Pomella a tasty option for your Thanksgiving table this year. Opt for a lemon-sumac turkey or harissa turkey wings for your main, then add on some honey lime glazed yams and mushroom gravy for a unique spread this year. Pick up is Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Wednesday, Nov. 23. Pre-order online >>

Rick & Ann’s (Berkeley)

Order a full Thanksgiving feast, complete with a roasted Mary’s Turkey, or just a single Thanksgiving entree. They sell out early in the month, so make sure to get your order in early once the menu is up. Website for menu and ordering >>

Rockridge Market Hall or Market Hall on Fourth (Oakland, Berkeley)

Market Hall Foods offers Thanksgiving main dishes and sides with a la carte pricing. Orders must be placed by noon, Saturday, Nov. 19 for pickup Monday, Nov. 21-Thursday, Nov. 24. Popular pickup time slots fill up early, so definitely plan ahead. Menu items will be available in store Monday, Nov. 21-Wednesday, Nov. 23. 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 is offering uncooked Turkey, Duck or Cornish Game Hens for your main platter. No sides or cooked birds this year. Get your orders in early though since they don’t have very many this year due to a shortage nationwide. Check the website to order >

The Table Catering (Berkeley)

A local, organic option with all your favorites, from sweet potatoes to mac ‘n cheese. Order your whole roasted Mary’s Turkey by November 10, all other items by November 17. Pick up or have it delivered Wednesday November 23. 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’re working on opening a new shop, 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 >>

Pies for Pi Day
Pull out the stops for pies and treats | Photo: Heather Flett

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. Pick-up Nov. 22-23. Pre-order online >>

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 Tuesday, Nov. 22, or Wednesday, Nov. 23 in Oakland from 5 pm – 8 pm. 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 18, 2022. 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)

100% Gluten-Free Bakery! Order your pies or the very best rolls and bread at Mariposa. They also have gluten-free bread cubes available for your stuffing!  Webiste >>

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. The bakery will be open on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24th from 8 am -10 am for pick up of pre-ordered holiday desserts. Order by Sunday November 20 for pick-up on Wednesday or Thursday. 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 The Claremont Club & Spa; A Fairmont Hotel for sponsoring this guide to yummy Thanksgiving meals.

Thanksgiving side dishes
The Claremont’s Traditional Thanksgiving meal for 8 includes incredible seasonal side dishes | Photo: The Claremont Club & Spa; A Fairmont Hotel

About our sponsor, The Claremont

Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel is a California landmark where history and iconic sophistication have complimented one another for more than a century on the hills of Berkeley and Oakland, two cities full of character and vitality. “The White Castle on the Hill” is your urban resort, uniquely positioned to offer the very best of the Bay Area.

The Claremont provides luxurious activities and services for their guests amid 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. They offer tennis, swimming, fitness classes, Pilates, and hiking at nearby Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, as well as indulgent and relaxing treatments in the renowned Fairmont Spa. Claremont Club & Spa offers all the amenities you’d expect from an award-winning California resort.

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