Does the idea of hosting Thanksgiving give you shivers up your spine? Are you overwhelmed by the idea of cooking that much food? Well worry not, San Diegans. While there are a number of restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, offering buffets and prix-fixe menus, there are also those who are making the food for you, to go. Here are five locations you wouldn’t normally think of, to pick-up your holiday food.
This newly opened Italian restaurant and market located in East Village, has put an Italian twist on your Thanksgiving meal. Along with traditional side dishes (all serving up to four people) like Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls, Bottega will offer appetizers serving up to fifteen people, like bruschetta, cured salami, and international cheeses. For dessert, expect traditional pies, as well as pumpkin spiced truffles, peanut butter and jelly tarts, fontina and prosciutto quiche, and much more. Prices range from $9 for side dishes to $55 for turkey breast orders. Turkey breast orders serve 8 to 10 people and must be received no later than 12:00pm Monday, November 24th. Pick up is November 26th, between 3:00pm-6:00pm at Bottega Americano. Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE US GRANT
Yes, this elegant and historic hotel located smack dab in the middle of downtown will also offer patrons the opportunity to pick up their Thanksgiving meal here. Executive Chef Mark Kropczynski has prepared a gourmet ready-to-serve meal that includes traditional turkey and stuffing holiday fare as well as his own family-favorite Pierogi and homemade pumpkin pie. On Turkey Day, simply follow the warming instructions prior to serving, and enjoy. Advance order is required by 5:00pm on Friday, November 21st, pick-up will be arranged at your convenience on Wednsday, November 26th. Call (619) 744-2039 to place your Thanksgiving Catering order.
The Wild Thyme Company
How about this? Thanksgiving delivered to your door! The Wild Thyme Company is a catering and event planning company, who will offer homemade Thanksgiving dinner packages for 10 that they’ll deliver to your door the day before Thanksgiving. Their “Everything but the Bird” package will include dishes like the Harvest Spinach Salad with dried figs, cranberries, poached pear, manchego cheese, pumpkin seeds and Spanish sherry vinaigrette, and a Sweet Potato Soufflé, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, rolls and a Pumpkin-Caramel Bundt Cake with pecan turtle chocolate crunch. This package is $185 for 10 people. Lemon-Thyme Roasted Turkey or Honey-Ginger Glazed Ham can also be added for an additional charge. Visit www.thewildthymecompany.com for more information.
Bake Sale Bakery
The new Bake Sale Bakery, located in East Village, will lend a hand to party hosts this holiday season with specialty treats and classes ahead of Thanksgiving.
Bake Sale will introduce butter-crust pumpkin pies available to order, just in time for the holidays. The pies will be available to pre-order for Thanksgiving through Monday, November 24th and will be ready for pick-up by noon on Thursday, November 27th. Hand-formed brioche dinner rolls will also be available to order for $10 per dozen.
For the more ambitious hosts, Bake Sale has introduced “BAKE!” baking classes on select dates taught by head baker, Kathleen Shen, and proprietor, Terryl Gavre. “BAKE!” classes are priced at $75 per person and include all of the ingredients and take-away goodies. Reservations for “BAKE!” classes and holiday pie or roll orders must be made in advance by calling (619) 515-2224 or visiting www.bakesalesd.com.
Whether it’s Prepkitchen or Whisknladle in Del Mar, La Jolla or Little Italy, these fine restaurants will be providing traditional Thanksgiving food for you and yours. A full take home turkey dinner for eight people is $280 and includes; a 14-15lb Diestel Farms turkey, cornbread stuffing, Prepkitchen beet salad, braised swiss chard, sweet potato buttermilk biscuits, butternut squash puree, haricot verts gratin, Yukon Gold mash potatoes, rosemary mushroom gravy and pumpkin pie. Place your order by Thursday, November 20th, by calling (619) 415-7101 or emailing email@example.com
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