Thanksgiving Planner

Don't spend your Thanksgiving sweating over the stove making turkey and trimmings?make reservations instead. Whether eating out or ordering in, SF makes it easy to score a quality meal (even an organic or vegetarian one) on the outside.

Updated: October 06, 2004

Takeout Turkey

Boulette's Larder

1 Ferry Bldg Ste 48, San Francisco, CA 94111

If you're looking to impress your guests without doing all the work, pick up some of the pricey gourmet side dishes at this Ferry Building outpost--the ingredients are seasonal and organic, and the desserts are decadent.

Whole Foods Market

1765 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Skip Safeway and head to this grocery chain for a full traditional meal (for omnivores or vegetarians) in large family portions or smaller single ones. Also a good place to stop for groceries if you're cooking from scratch.

Berkeley Bowl

2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

This East Bay oasis is a popular destination for shoppers looking for a fully cooked meal and those stocking up on groceries to make it themselves. Order ahead if you're from the former group, and come prepared for long lines either way.

Cook! SF

21 Stillman St #4, San Francisco, CA 94107

This delivery service will bring a ready-to-cook feast for eight to ten people--complete with an organic, free-range turkey, all the traditional sides (plus some bonus twists on the standards) and made-from-scratch pies--right to your home for just $289.

Yats' New Orleans Original Po Boys

2545 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Not only is this hidden po boy shop offering a full meal for six for $134 (including a Cajun, jerk-seasoned or deep fried turkey), but for 32 bucks cash, you can bring in your own bird to be deep fried without worrying about burning yourself with a vat of hot oil at home.

Andronico's Community Markets

1200 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Order a cooked turkey, ham or full dinner with the basic trimmings at this Inner Sunset gourmet grocery store; turkeys and hams are priced by the pound, and the full dinner for eight to ten is $129.

Open Restaurants

One Market Restaurant

1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Look for a couple of special options from Chef Mark Dommen alongside the old standards on this Embarcadero favorite's four-course, prix fixe menu.


2100 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

This Castro comfort food destination offers a prix-fixe, three-course holiday menu with a choice from favorites like turkey, honey-glazed ham or veggies only, plus dessert selections such as pumpkin or pecan pie.


580 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The meatless holiday meal at this upscale vegan eatery is practically legendary--something both carnivores and vegans can enjoy.


689 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This SoMa eatery will be serving up the standard menu, so while you won't find turkey and stuffing, you have the opportunity to craft your own Michelin-starred meal of sashimi, poached lobster and grilled Wagyu beef.

Vitrine At St Regis

125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Opt for a big early Thanksgiving meal instead of dinner at this St. Regis restaurant's 11am-2pm brunch serving dishes like pancakes, eggs Benedict and, of course, a hearty turkey meal with pineapple sage stuffing.

Americano Restaurant

8 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Dine family-style (a $75 meal with seatings at 2pm, 4pm or 6pm) at the fourth annual Thanksgiving celebration at this Cal-Ital resto in Hotel Vitale.

Epic Roasthouse

369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

Even if you only order from the regular menu at this old-school spot on the water's edge, you'll be indulging in all sorts of roasted meats and fish, plus amazing sides like mac and cheese, cabbage coleslaw and sauteed spinach.

Balboa Cafe

3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Celebrate at this Marina bar and restaurant and you'll have access to a festive meal all day long--butternut squash soup, turkey, filet mignon, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and more will be served 11:30am-11pm.