Don’t want to cook? Here are some Thanksgiving ideas!

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to get our shit together and that’s OK, so if you are feeling that way about Thanksgiving, don’t worry – here are some nice options for Takeaway so you can enjoy yummy food at home with the wine of your choice – although I suggest a lovely Pinot Noir!

Takeaway Menus:

Glen Ellen Star

Glen Ellen, CA (Sonoma County)

This Thanksgiving, Glen Ellen Star will be offering a special Thanksgiving Dinner pickup menu. For those who love Thanksgiving, but are too busy to cook, this exceptional menu includes:

Autumn Chicories Salad, Bartlett pears, spicy walnuts, Roquefort dressing

                Wood Oven Roasted Willie Bird Turkey, traditional gravy

                Sage & Mushroom Stuffing

                Cranberry Compote, Cointreau, maple, nutmeg

                Brussels Sprouts, brown sugar bacon marmalade

                Sweet Potato Puree, vanilla-brown butter

                Apple Cobbler, Gingersnap Crumble

                Vanilla Maple Bourbon Ice Cream

Pickup will be available Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meal cost is $50 per person/ 8 person minimum. To place your order, please contact reservations@glenellenstar.com before Thursday, November 19, 2015.

ManresaBread

Los Gatos, CA

Located just steps from the three Michelin-star Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, ManresaBread is offering advanced orders for select items through their website available for pick. Orders are required 48 hours in advance, and can be placed until November 23 for Thanksgiving (pick up November 25). Pre-order a selection of breads, pies, sweet/savory pastries and more for pick up at the 276 N. Santa Cruz Avenue location in Los Gatos. Santa Cruz area residents can also pick up at PopUp (1108 Pacific Avenue) the day before Thanksgiving. Visit the website for a menu of available items and more information. https://www.manresabread.com/pre-order/ (NOTE – MENU LIVE WEEK OF OCTOBER 25)

Presidio Social Club

San Francisco, CA

Dreaming of serving delicious Thanksgiving desserts this year, but just don’t have the time to make them yourself? Pastry Chef Rene Cruz will be offering his famous pies and cakes for pick up this Thanksgiving and Christmas. Available for pre-order now, Thanksgiving options include a Classic Pumpkin Pie and a Bourbon Pecan Pie (both $40); a Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie (both $45); and a three layer 8” Spiced Apple Layer Cake with Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue ($80).

Orders may be placed through the Presidio Social Club website; the last day to place Thanksgiving orders is Tuesday, November 17. Stop in this fall to sample Chef Rene’s rotating pie specials on the dessert menu (especially delicious paired with the hot Drunken Earl cocktail), then place your order for the holidays online.

Salumeria

San Francisco, CA

Salumeria is offering their popular take-out Thanksgiving meal for those we want to enjoy a meal at home without worrying about all the preparations. Leave the heavy-lifting to Ne Timeas Restaurant Group this year by ordering a prepared dinner by their chefs. This entire feast will feed 4 to 6 people for $295. All food (with the exception of the pre-brined turkey) will be fully cooked and packaged in disposable containers with reheating instructions.

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