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Nov 11, 2010 10:28 AM

Thanksgiving Take Out or Delivery Dinner

Due to a new baby in the family, my wife's not going to be cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. However, we'd still like to have a nice meal at home.

We'll probably end up having 8-10 people over during the day, and I'd like to find a place where I can grab a nice takeout Thanksgiving dinner. We live around the Grove, and thus far, I've only found that Joan's on 3rd is doing a takeout menu:

I'd have to pick up a day ahead of time, but that shouldn't be too bad.

I'm also thinking of grabbing a deep fried turkey from Bludso's. I've never eaten there and I've never had deep fried turkey, but since that's something my wife will never cook, I'm thinking this might be the year to try it. It's only $55 for a 14-16 lb turkey, but once again, Bludso's is closed on Thanksgiving, so I'd have to pick up the day before.

Might anyone else have any suggestions regarding take out dinner? I'm not so worried about the price; I'm more worried about not wasting money on food that might not taste so good if I have to pick it up a day early.


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  1. Most of the markets will do a complete take out meal, whole bird with all the fixings. You might also try Wood Ranch at the Grove. I know Lucille's does take out, so I am guessing Wood Ranch might offer the same.

    1. Check out Bristol Farms and Gelson's. You can pick up on Thanksgiving morning and both are good.

      1. i've gone with auntie em's thanksgiving take out in the past- it's not close to the grove but it's really good. you pick it up wed around noon-ish and it keeps great for the next day. my advice- get lots of sides. they are delish!

          1. re: NYCnowLA

            i am also going to add Huckleberry and i believe Tavern in Brentwood is doing take out as well.
            Clementine and Huckleberry both have their catering menus on their websites.

            1. re: NYCnowLA

              I always thought Clementine does all the side dishes and desserts but doesn't offer the main course - the turkey?

              1. re: Servorg

                that's true! wonder how they make the gravy! :)

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