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The 2013 Thanksgiving-To-Go Guide

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It's Thanksgiving week, and for those who aren't already obsessively planning a home-cooked menu but still want to stay in for the holiday, the best local restaurants, bakeries, and markets are here to assist with your every need. From fried or roasted heritage turkeys to perfectly crafted sides to pies and breads made by the city's best pastry chefs, the offerings from these 15 spots are tempting enough to make even the most eager home cook throw in the kitchen towel. Here now, a comprehensive shopping guide to pre-made Thanksgivings at home in SF. (Prefer to eat out? These restaurants will be open and serving.)


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1. Boxing Room

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399 Grove
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 430-6590
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For $325, Boxing Room will address all your Thanksgiving needs with a Cajun feast for 10-12 people. Included: a roasted or deep-fried turkey, collard greens, five sides, gravy, and a pie. Call for reservations; pick-up is Thanksgiving Day from 10 am-12 pm.

2. Luke's Local

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1750 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 643-4510
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This food-delivery service will hook you up with a $179 kit for 8-10 people featuring brined and smoked BN Ranch turkey, stuffing, brussels sprouts, creamed collard greens, sweet potatoes, and gravy. Order the components separately, or add Black Jet Baking pies, flowers, or Josey Baker bread to the mix.

3. The Whole Beast

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(415) 533-9119
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The whole-animal cookery masters are offering a couple of different Turkey Day options, including an $82 cassoulet with cranberry-sage turkey sausage and turkey neck, or a $125 whole-roasted turkey dinner for 8-12, including the bird, gravy, buttered satsuma-mashed yams, and 12-pepper jelly.

4. Local Mission Market

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2660 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 795-3355
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You'll have to roast your own turkey (theirs come from BN Ranch), but for sides, Local Mission's on the case with stuffing, green beans and shallots, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, and pies. The portions are small (most serve 2-3), making this ideal for a couples' Thanksgiving at home.

5. La Boulange

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2325 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 440-0356
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All of La Boulange's locations are offering holiday breads and desserts, including a cranberry bread wreath and pumpkin-creme fraiche, pecan, and cranberry-pear tarts. But the quirkiest offering is pumpkin macarons (complete with pumpkin pie filling), which would make a fun host(ess) gift.

6. Three Babes Bakeshop

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(415) 617-9774
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The awesome local pie purveyors are offering pear-cranberry crumble, bourbon pecan, sugar pie pumpkin, salty honey walnut, and classic apple, among other flavors. Pickup spots are all over the map, from the Ferry Building to Dandelion Chocolate to Beauty's Bagels in Oakland.

7. Marla Bakery Kitchen Communal

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613 York St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-2253
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The new pop-up from Nopa's former pastry chef is taking orders for holiday treats like Parker House rolls ($10), pecan and pumpkin tarts and tarte tatin ($20-40), and for celebrants of Thanksgivukkah, sufganiyot with quince jam or Meyer lemon cream. Here's the order form.

8. Le Dix-Sept Patisserie

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3861 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
This upstart bakery from two French-trained pastry chefs is offering an organic pumpkin tart with TCHO chocolate for the holiday ($40-48), including delivery. They also offer tarts and quiches for a quick and delicious morning-of or morning-after breakfast.

9. B. Patisserie

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2821 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 440-1700
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Belinda Leong will be open on Thanksgiving morning, offering pies both traditional (spiced pumpkin-kabocha squash, pecan, pear-cranberry oat crumble) and unusual (Boston cream, banoffee, coconut cream).

10. Bi-Rite Market

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3639 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 241-9760
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You name it, Bi-Rite makes it, from mashed bourbon sweet potatoes to porcini mushroom gravy to wild mushroom stuffing. For $175, they offer a complete turkey dinner kit for 8-10 people, including sides, and apple, pumpkin, or pecan pies can be had for an additional $25.

11. Golden Gate Meat Company

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One Ferry Building #13
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 983-7800
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The folks at Golden Gate Meat Company are happy to customize Thanksgiving packages with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and 4-5 different varieties of roasted turkey. Call to get the full scoop.

12. A.G. Ferrari

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3490 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 923-4470
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The local grocery chain is offering a $100 Thanksgiving meal for eight, including turkey breast, mushroom soup, Swiss chard stuffing, and almond cake for dessert. Alternatively, skip the bird and just feast on sides for $70.

13. Flour & Co

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1030 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 992-7620
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For a little bit of pie cheating, Flour & Co. is offering unbaked frozen pie shells on Thanksgiving morning, as well as biscuit, cookie, and sticky-bun dough for a quick breakfast.

14. 4505 Meats

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1909 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 525-4239
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The famous turducken, stuffing kits, fresh turkeys, brine mix, and yes, that crazy Thanksgiving-sides-en-croute thing that they created for The Bold Italic this year: when it comes to Thanksgiving, Ryan Farr and co. have it on lock.

15. Le Marais Bakery

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2066 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 359-9801
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Pumpkin-ginger tarts, squash-black quinoa batards, champagne-raisin-cinnamon pain de mie: the Marina's newest bakery definitely gets points for seasonal creativity, though they're also happy to do a classic pear frangipane or chocolate walnut pie.

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1. Boxing Room

399 Grove, San Francisco, CA 94102
For $325, Boxing Room will address all your Thanksgiving needs with a Cajun feast for 10-12 people. Included: a roasted or deep-fried turkey, collard greens, five sides, gravy, and a pie. Call for reservations; pick-up is Thanksgiving Day from 10 am-12 pm.
399 Grove
San Francisco, CA 94102

2. Luke's Local

1750 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
This food-delivery service will hook you up with a $179 kit for 8-10 people featuring brined and smoked BN Ranch turkey, stuffing, brussels sprouts, creamed collard greens, sweet potatoes, and gravy. Order the components separately, or add Black Jet Baking pies, flowers, or Josey Baker bread to the mix.
1750 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

3. The Whole Beast

San Francisco, CA
The whole-animal cookery masters are offering a couple of different Turkey Day options, including an $82 cassoulet with cranberry-sage turkey sausage and turkey neck, or a $125 whole-roasted turkey dinner for 8-12, including the bird, gravy, buttered satsuma-mashed yams, and 12-pepper jelly.

4. Local Mission Market

2660 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110
You'll have to roast your own turkey (theirs come from BN Ranch), but for sides, Local Mission's on the case with stuffing, green beans and shallots, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, and pies. The portions are small (most serve 2-3), making this ideal for a couples' Thanksgiving at home.
2660 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110

5. La Boulange

2325 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115
All of La Boulange's locations are offering holiday breads and desserts, including a cranberry bread wreath and pumpkin-creme fraiche, pecan, and cranberry-pear tarts. But the quirkiest offering is pumpkin macarons (complete with pumpkin pie filling), which would make a fun host(ess) gift.
2325 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94115

6. Three Babes Bakeshop

San Francisco, CA
The awesome local pie purveyors are offering pear-cranberry crumble, bourbon pecan, sugar pie pumpkin, salty honey walnut, and classic apple, among other flavors. Pickup spots are all over the map, from the Ferry Building to Dandelion Chocolate to Beauty's Bagels in Oakland.

7. Marla Bakery Kitchen Communal

613 York St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The new pop-up from Nopa's former pastry chef is taking orders for holiday treats like Parker House rolls ($10), pecan and pumpkin tarts and tarte tatin ($20-40), and for celebrants of Thanksgivukkah, sufganiyot with quince jam or Meyer lemon cream. Here's the order form.
613 York St
San Francisco, CA 94110

8. Le Dix-Sept Patisserie

3861 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
This upstart bakery from two French-trained pastry chefs is offering an organic pumpkin tart with TCHO chocolate for the holiday ($40-48), including delivery. They also offer tarts and quiches for a quick and delicious morning-of or morning-after breakfast.
3861 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

9. B. Patisserie

2821 California St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Belinda Leong will be open on Thanksgiving morning, offering pies both traditional (spiced pumpkin-kabocha squash, pecan, pear-cranberry oat crumble) and unusual (Boston cream, banoffee, coconut cream).
2821 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

10. Bi-Rite Market

3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
You name it, Bi-Rite makes it, from mashed bourbon sweet potatoes to porcini mushroom gravy to wild mushroom stuffing. For $175, they offer a complete turkey dinner kit for 8-10 people, including sides, and apple, pumpkin, or pecan pies can be had for an additional $25.
3639 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. Golden Gate Meat Company

One Ferry Building #13, San Francisco, CA 94105
The folks at Golden Gate Meat Company are happy to customize Thanksgiving packages with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and 4-5 different varieties of roasted turkey. Call to get the full scoop.
One Ferry Building #13
San Francisco, CA 94105

12. A.G. Ferrari

3490 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
The local grocery chain is offering a $100 Thanksgiving meal for eight, including turkey breast, mushroom soup, Swiss chard stuffing, and almond cake for dessert. Alternatively, skip the bird and just feast on sides for $70.
3490 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118

13. Flour & Co

1030 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109
For a little bit of pie cheating, Flour & Co. is offering unbaked frozen pie shells on Thanksgiving morning, as well as biscuit, cookie, and sticky-bun dough for a quick breakfast.
1030 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109

14. 4505 Meats

1909 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
The famous turducken, stuffing kits, fresh turkeys, brine mix, and yes, that crazy Thanksgiving-sides-en-croute thing that they created for The Bold Italic this year: when it comes to Thanksgiving, Ryan Farr and co. have it on lock.
1909 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

15. Le Marais Bakery

2066 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Pumpkin-ginger tarts, squash-black quinoa batards, champagne-raisin-cinnamon pain de mie: the Marina's newest bakery definitely gets points for seasonal creativity, though they're also happy to do a classic pear frangipane or chocolate walnut pie.
2066 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123

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