Thanksgiving is just days away, and you have two options: 1) Get cracking asap on that sweet potato side you're supposed to make for your friend's Thanksgiving pot luck, 2) Fake it. For option 2 types: Eater has gathered up the best places to purchase prepared Thanksgiving essentials at the last minute: turkey, cranberry sauce, autumn vegetables, stuffing, pie and more. Now all you have to do is avoid Debbie Downers at the holiday party.
Turkey: While you can order a pre-roasted bird from Whole Foods and Mollie Stones, Boxing Room is the only place in town where you can choose to have your 13 pounder roasted or fried. Save yourself a visit from the fire department, and leave the deep frying to the experts. Call to order as late as Wednesday afternoon.
Vegetable Side Dishes: Bi-Rite Market does Thanksgiving veggies like a boss. Choose between their roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots with bacon and maple syrup or their green bean and wild mushroom casserole topped with caramelized onions. Ordering ahead is not required, just drop in and pick up your fancy.
Potatoes: Instead of your typical mashed potatoes, Delessio Market mixes it up with a creamy potato and parsnip gratin. You can either pre-order or pick it up by Wednesday afternoon.
Sweet potatoes: The sweet potatoes from Square Meals are topped with housemade marshmallows and pecans, and are available for pick up today through Wednesday at their Polk street location. Let's repeat that: sweet potatoes topped with housemade marshmallows.
Stuffing: A.G. Ferrari adds Swiss chard to their stuffing, a recipe that comes from Nonna Ferrari herself. Orders must be placed by tomorrow online or over the phone for pick up at one of their three locations in town.
Gravy and cranberry Sauce: Bay Area meat masters Golden Gate Meat Company are making "the best" homemade turkey gravy and homemade cranberry sauce available for pick up as late as Wednesday afternoon from the Ferry Building.
The Whole Shebang: If you've run out of options, and the entire Thanksgiving dinner rests in your hands, here are the best last-minute options:
Boxing Room: order as late as Wednesday afternoon for their full Southern-inspired meal including the aforementioned fried or roasted turkey, collard greens, yams, cornbread dressing, and more. You can aslo get an order into
Presidio Social Club (cut-off TODAY) via their handy online orderings form, for a very traditional turkey dinner with several side-dish choices.
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