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Where to Get a Take-Out Thanksgiving Feast

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Here’s a reason to be thankful: Local caterers, markets, and restaurants that do holiday cooking for take-out, and in many cases, delivery. Options include “self-brining” turkeys, smoked duck, and big pans of lasagna — all of which are worth consuming on a regular old Thursday, too. Here are nine ways to manage (or eliminate) the annual cooking chore entirely. And if we missed your favorite, go-to holiday take-out option (that isn’t Popeyes fried turkey, which we know is good but didn’t include on purpose), just let us know in the comments.

Looking for pie? Consider that covered, too.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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San Francisco-based Williams Sonoma will deliver the Willie Bird Ranch (Sonoma County) goods to you, raw, pre-roasted, or fully smoked if you so choose. Whole-roasted or smoked are each $109.95, and uncooked free-range birds are $90 to $250, depending on size, and $120 to $270 brined.

CUESA, the folks behind the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market and many others, are a hub for Thanksgiving vendors. Cuesa holds its special Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where shoppers will find items like pasture-raised chicken, duck, pork from places like Root Down Farm, as well as abundant options for side dishes.

Arguello Super Market

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In the sense that there’s always a turkey roasting at Arguello Market, it’s always Thanksgiving at this Inner Richmond grocery and deli known for its strong turkey sandwich game. Call ahead or show up in person and you can get one of their massive, 21- to 23-pound rotisserie birds for $99.

Gus's Community Market

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Family-owned community grocer mini-chain Gus’s Market has holiday feasts and fixings for pick-up and delivery this year. The whole kit and caboodle runs from $149 to $199 with a choice of a whole turkey, braised hindquarters only, or a baked ham.

Bi-Rite Market

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No surprise here, but estimable SF grocer Bi-Rite sells great versions of all the holiday staples from mashed potatoes to pies. The store’s Thanksgiving page also has packages the store is calling “Deliciously Done,” sold in small, medium, and customizable group sizes. The large, for $280, serves 8-12 people with an 11- to 14-pound whole cooked Mary’s GMO-free turkey, several sides, and two pies.

Olivier's Butchery

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They won’t cook them for you, but these birds almost cook themselves: Branigan family ranch-raised turkeys are self-basting, says the Dogpatch butcher shop that sells them. Because the birds are raised longer, they develop a layer of fat under the skin that helps keep them juicy. The 12- to 25-pounders are $6 per pound, and you can get them pre-butterflied (a “brick turkey”) or as a deboned Turkey Roti filled with house stuffing. Order ahead by Sunday, November 18.

Good Eggs

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Meal kit and produce delivery company Good Eggs has a whole Thanksgiving meal and sides hustle going, and will send customers a turkey dinner that serves eight and includes potatoes, stuffing, and gravy.

The Morris

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The Morris will be smoking something this Thanksgiving, but that something is duck. With two weeks’ notice, diners can pre-order half a smoked duck for $40, or a whole one for $80. Also available: prepared root vegetables ($10) or chocolate pudding ($11).

Marcella’s Lasagneria

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You have until Friday, November 22 to call Marcella’s to order a holiday lasagna, which is offered by the pan starting at $65 ($75 for the porcini mushroom version or $80 for black Italian truffle). Pastas that serve as many as 10 are also available, including a gluten-free option, all for $65.

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

San Francisco-based Williams Sonoma will deliver the Willie Bird Ranch (Sonoma County) goods to you, raw, pre-roasted, or fully smoked if you so choose. Whole-roasted or smoked are each $109.95, and uncooked free-range birds are $90 to $250, depending on size, and $120 to $270 brined.

CUESA

CUESA, the folks behind the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market and many others, are a hub for Thanksgiving vendors. Cuesa holds its special Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where shoppers will find items like pasture-raised chicken, duck, pork from places like Root Down Farm, as well as abundant options for side dishes.

Arguello Super Market

In the sense that there’s always a turkey roasting at Arguello Market, it’s always Thanksgiving at this Inner Richmond grocery and deli known for its strong turkey sandwich game. Call ahead or show up in person and you can get one of their massive, 21- to 23-pound rotisserie birds for $99.

Gus's Community Market

Family-owned community grocer mini-chain Gus’s Market has holiday feasts and fixings for pick-up and delivery this year. The whole kit and caboodle runs from $149 to $199 with a choice of a whole turkey, braised hindquarters only, or a baked ham.

Bi-Rite Market

No surprise here, but estimable SF grocer Bi-Rite sells great versions of all the holiday staples from mashed potatoes to pies. The store’s Thanksgiving page also has packages the store is calling “Deliciously Done,” sold in small, medium, and customizable group sizes. The large, for $280, serves 8-12 people with an 11- to 14-pound whole cooked Mary’s GMO-free turkey, several sides, and two pies.

Olivier's Butchery

They won’t cook them for you, but these birds almost cook themselves: Branigan family ranch-raised turkeys are self-basting, says the Dogpatch butcher shop that sells them. Because the birds are raised longer, they develop a layer of fat under the skin that helps keep them juicy. The 12- to 25-pounders are $6 per pound, and you can get them pre-butterflied (a “brick turkey”) or as a deboned Turkey Roti filled with house stuffing. Order ahead by Sunday, November 18.

Good Eggs

Meal kit and produce delivery company Good Eggs has a whole Thanksgiving meal and sides hustle going, and will send customers a turkey dinner that serves eight and includes potatoes, stuffing, and gravy.

The Morris

The Morris will be smoking something this Thanksgiving, but that something is duck. With two weeks’ notice, diners can pre-order half a smoked duck for $40, or a whole one for $80. Also available: prepared root vegetables ($10) or chocolate pudding ($11).

Marcella’s Lasagneria

You have until Friday, November 22 to call Marcella’s to order a holiday lasagna, which is offered by the pan starting at $65 ($75 for the porcini mushroom version or $80 for black Italian truffle). Pastas that serve as many as 10 are also available, including a gluten-free option, all for $65.

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