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Where to order Thanksgiving takeout in East Bay


When I think about preparing the Thanksgiving meal, astronomer Carl Sagan always comes to mind. “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch,” said the late scientist, “we must first invent the universe. ”

Sagan, of course, was talking about the cosmic connections between matter and the origins of all things. But making Thanksgiving dinner from start to finish – especially considering the years we’ve all had – is as easy as triggering a big bang. Lucky for us, East Bay is full of restaurants, delicatessens, and markets serving entire galaxies of excellent turkey, savory stuffing, all manner of potatoes and more. These little companies have invented the universe for you, all you have to do is warm it up on November 25.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list as reading all the restaurants in East Bay with a Thanksgiving menu would leave little time to enjoy the season. Please take this summary as a starting point, an inspiration, or just a reminder that you don’t have to do it all on your own. These vacations are meant to be fun!

ArAre you looking for Nosh’s 2021 guide to the best Thanksgiving pies in East Bay? Look no further.


Anne’s restoration/Rick & ann’s

The comfort food paradise Rick & Ann’s Restaurant and its catering branch, Ann’s Catering, has a menu individual complete meals for $ 40 (turkey breast, mashed potatoes with sauce, stuffing, sides and pumpkin tart), dishes sold by the pint, a complete Mary’s turkey already roasted ($ 130) and entrees like devil’s eggs and a lobster bisque.

What you should know: Orders must be placed in advance by calling 510-649-0869. Pickup takes place between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24.
Rick & ann’s, 2922 Domingo Ave. (at Russell Street), Berkeley

Market Hall Foods on the 4th/Rockridge Market Hall

The local specialty market chain is an East Bay Thanksgiving Reserve, with hearty menus of dishes like Caramelized Leek and Winter Squash Quiche, Mary’s Roast Turkey Breast for Four, and Family Platters of stuffing with cornbread, blistered beans and buns. Its locations in Berkeley and Rockridge have essentially the same menus (as long as stocks last), so pick the location closest to you – but if you’re up against the crowds, head to Berkeley, a porter said. floor of Market Hall, as by Thanksgiving week, the Oakland Market is quite crowded.

What you should know: Pre-orders must be placed two days prior to pickup, which runs Monday, November 22 through Wednesday, November 24 for Rockridge Market Hall (menu), order in line or call 510-250-6001; for Berkeley (menu), order in line or call 510-250-6001.
Rockridge Market Hall, 5655 College Ave., Ste. 201 (at Keith Avenue), Oakland; Market Hall Foods on 4 1786 Fourth St. (between Hearst Avenue and Virginia Street), Berkeley



This local mini-chain specializes in French soul food, which for Thanksgiving means complete meal kits with a brine turkey you roast at home, whipped potatoes, beans, andouille-loaf dressing. corn, thaw and bake cookies and more. To feed 2 to 5 people, the kit costs $ 165, to serve 8-12 it’s $ 330. No substitutions are allowed, but additions are welcome – additional sides are available, and you can even add a meat thermometer if you’re new to the turkey roasting game.

What you should know: Preorders are open now, choose a pickup day from Tuesday 23 November Where Wednesday, November 24. Brenda’s will contact you to confirm an exact pickup window. Cooking instructions and an aluminum roasting pan are included with every order, be sure to allow 1-3 hours for this turkey to be fully cooked.
Brenda’s, 4045 Broadway (near 41st Street), Oakland

Community Table

The Communitē table serves comforting and intimate meals year-round, so it’s a reliable choice for the Thanksgiving holiday. They offer full reheat and eat dinners for two ($ 70) or six ($ 170) including the breast and thigh of a Diestal turkey (served in slices), cookies, focaccia stuffing and a gratin cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. There is also gravy, cranberry sauce and a sweet potato pie.

What you should know: Pre-orders must be placed before Friday November 19, for pickup on Tuesday November 23 or Wednesday November 24.
Community Table, 4171 MacArthur Boulevard (near Maybelle Avenue), Oakland

Girls dinner

It is a seven-course feast at Daughter’s, at a voucher of $ 69 per person. The turkey is brisket, brined and roasted, and the stuffing is a chestnut / sage / sourdough version. There’s also a baked squash with black olives, garlic mashed potatoes, and a cranberry orange sauce.

What you should know: Pre-order deadline is Friday, November 19, but they are warning they may sell earlier. Pickup is Wednesday, November 24.
Daugh’s dinner, 326 23rd St. (near Webster Street), Oakland

The cuisine of La Guerrera

The tamale stars of mother / daughter restaurant Guerrero La Guerrera’s Kitchen are ready to cover your Thanksgiving table with packets of meat, veg, and vegan joy. Frozen and pre-cooked tamales are available for pre-order now, and they’re offering a special Thanksgiving dinner for $ 150 which includes a dozen tamales, a Two Chicks in the Mix pie, desserts and additional drinks, and two crammed containers of their homemade salsa.

What you should know: Pre-orders must be placed by Friday, November 19 (but may be sold out by that date), for pickup on Wednesday, November 24, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The cuisine of La Guerrera, 468 8th St. (near Broadway), Oakland

Mockingbird Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Stuffing and Double Baked Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. Credit: Mockingbird

Mocking bird

It’s year # 2 for Mockingbird’s Everything except the bird menu, an explicit range of the best part (don’t @ me) of the Thanksgiving meal. A la carte dishes like the Savory Fried Brussels, Green Bean Casserole, and Cornbread Stuffing are portioned to serve four – order enough, and you might not even miss the turkey.

What you should know: Order online before 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, and in doing so, schedule a pickup time between noon and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24.
Mocking bird, 416 13th St. (on Broadway), Oakland

by Pomella Stuffed turkey breast roulade. Credit: Pomella


Chief Mica Talmor’s Thanksgiving Menu is peppered with the Eastern European / Mediterranean influence that made its restaurant an East Bay destination. There is (among many options) a Stuffed turkey breast roulade, Moroccan phyllo tart, shavings of Brussels sprouts with butternut squash and cherries in brandy or a sweet potato cheesecake with candied ginger.

What you should know: Orders must be placed before noon on November 20, for pickup on November 23 and 24.
Pomella, 3770 Piedmont Ave., (between MacArthur Boulevard and Yosemite Avenue), Suite B, Oakland

Rocky Market

The two locations of Oakland’s Rocky’s Market grocery store and restaurant have just about everything a holiday celebrant could want, including mashed yams with marshmallows, two types of stuffing, sprouts and pies. If you’re dying to be of turkey service, they have raw diesel birds or – if you’re feeling daffy – Muscovy duck.

What you need to know: There is no deadline posted for orders on Rocky’s Thanksgiving page, but the items seem to sell out quickly, so act fast. Pickup is available from both locations; make sure you choose the right place when you place your order online.
Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin, 288 Ninth Ave. (at the Ninth Avenue terminal), Oakland; Rocky’s Market Oakmore, 1440 boul. Leimert (near Arden Way), Oakland

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