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From The Rundown today, these look like some pretty good options for take home turkey dinners:

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving: Joan's on Third

If you've got the culinary skills of a college freshman, Joan's offers a viable alternative to ramen. Thanksgiving to-go options include the traditional cooked bird with sides like zucchini fritters, sautéed green beans, Grandma's old-fashioned stuffing, and pumpkin roulade with ginger buttercream.

Orders must be placed by Thu Nov 17 4p. 8350 West Third St., Mid-City West (323-655-2285). 12-lb turkey $75; soup/salad $8-$14; sides $8-45; desserts $3-$34.

Deep-Fried Turkey: The Deli at Little Dom's

Score sides from roasted Brussels sprouts with wild boar bacon to homemade fennel sausage and mushroom stuffing. Of course, there's still the free-range, cage-free, 12-pound turkey with giblet gravy, offsetting any guilt that might come from the fact that it's deep fried in peanut oil.

Orders must be placed by Tue Nov 22 11a. 2128 Hillhurst, Los Feliz (323-661-0088). 12-lb turkey with giblet gravy $75; sides $36-$41; desserts $1.75-$36

Downhome fowl: Zeke's Smokehouse

Thanksgiving may have originated in New England, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate it southern-style. Zeke's serves up huge, hickory-smoked grilled turkeys with quart-sized side dishes that are not only tasty, but also won't break the bank.

Place orders ASAP to pick up before Wed Nov. 23 2p. 2209 Honolulu Ave, Montrose (818-957-7045). 18-lb turkey $65; sides $9.95.

Tangerine Dreams: Sea Beans

Thanksgiving dinner here comes in a single convenient all-inclusive package: tangerine-maple brined free-range turkey with roasted apple-sage brioche stuffing, giblet gravy, and cranberry compote for $149. Sides come à la carte, including the sweet potato and marshmallow gratin, roasted root vegetables and acorn squash or whiskey pecan pie, all at bite-sized prices from $8-$11.

Pre-order by Mon Nov 21 5p. 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes (310-265-2836), 14 to 16-lb turkey with two pounds stuffing, one quart giblet gravy and one pint cranberry compote $149; sides à la carte $8-$11; desserts $12-$18.

Has anyone tried any of these?

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Zeke's Smokehouse
2209 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Little Dom's
2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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  1. I haven't, but I've just noticed Fresh and Easy market is offering holiday meals to go -- turkey or ham plus sides -- for both Thanksgiving & Christmas this year (in some but not all of their locations), and they are much cheaper than anything on the Rundown list: www.freshandeasy.com.

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    1. Fig is doing a complete take home Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner that Serves 8-10 people $375. Great turkey, I had it last Thanksgiving.
      http://figsantamonica.com/pdf/FIG_men...

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      Fig
      100 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      1. Just stay away from Ralph's. Did that years ago and it was terrible. The memory still haunts me........

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        1. re: jsl

          We did Ralph's once (or maybe it was Pavilions) and the turkey was fine, it was everything else that was a disaster.

          We done Gelson's, Bristol Farms and Sprouts and they've all been good, just not exceptional.

          But then with what Joan's on Third and Little Dom's are charging, they should be exceptional, they certainly sound exceptional.

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          Little Dom's
          2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        2. Haven't tried Joan's Thanksgiving offerings, but I'm sure they're wonderful. If anyone is looking for something on the West side of town, Stefan's LA Farm is also doing Take Out Thanksgiving dinners- fairly affordable and delicious.

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          1. re: GaleAA

            Another family member is roasting the turkey and making the stuffing. We are bringing all of the sides from Tavern. Did this last year. Brought mashed potatoes, gravy (best I have ever tasted). cranberry sauce (incredible) and brussel sprouts. Their sides are fantastic.

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            Tavern
            11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

          2. Has anyone seen a restaurant in the LA metro area offering turkey in less than whole bird quantity? A lot of the menus mentioned in this post look really great but they all offer only a whole turkey. I'm looking for a much smaller quantity (ie a breast or some mix for 2-3 ppl) and wonder if that's available take out from a decent spot. Maybe I'll have to mix a cooked breast from a finer market with an order of the sides from a restaurant, but I"d like to skip the extra stop! Thanks all.

            1. We've done auntie em's kitchen a few years now. It's pretty great. You just pick up a bunch of containers and make plates. Yum. Turkey's already sliced too. Totally easy.