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Thanksgiving Take Out or Delivery Dinner

enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 10:28 AM

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. ocshooter RE: enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 10:35 AM

    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. BubblyOne RE: enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 10:54 AM

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

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        Clyde RE: enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 11:15 AM

        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!

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          NYCnowLA RE: enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 12:36 PM


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            NYCnowLA RE: NYCnowLA Nov 11, 2010 12:39 PM

            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.

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              Servorg RE: NYCnowLA Nov 11, 2010 12:42 PM

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

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                NYCnowLA RE: Servorg Nov 11, 2010 01:26 PM

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

            2. perk RE: enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 03:48 PM

              They don't do a turkey (but it seems you've got that covered.) Clementine's has a nice selection of Thanksgiving courses. They've got an order form on the website, and you can pick up Tuesday or Wednesday.

              1. Nolita RE: enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 04:33 PM

                I think most of the markets are open limited hours on Thanksgiving so you could pick up your meal in the morning if you wanted. I know Whole Foods is open in the morning. Many markets offer a cold meal that needs to be reheated so keep that in mind. I know Marie Callendar's also offers holiday meals. I wanted to try them last year, but we ended up doing Knott's. Knott's was a big hit and we're doing it again this year. I would recommend them, but they are a bit far from where you are.

                1. SilverlakeGirl RE: enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 05:22 PM

                  Bristol Farms does a nice takeout and it must be picked one day before Thanksgiving.

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                    BubblyOne RE: SilverlakeGirl Nov 11, 2010 09:03 PM

                    No, it can be picked up that morning.

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                    NYCnowLA RE: enoscabell Nov 11, 2010 10:23 PM

                    here's another...looks great. it's to go and for pick up wed or thurs....


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