Thanksgiving Day Meal Options

Want to avoid the stress and mess of cooking Thanksgiving this year? While most of us aren’t venturing out to dine at restaurants, there are plenty of spots offering an entire Thanksgiving meal to go complete with sides and desserts. Here are a few options in Venice.

Charcoal Venice

Chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse Santa Monica offers fire pit-grilled cuisine at Charcoal Venice. His Thanksgiving menu includes baked cabbage with yogurt, sumac and lemon zest; arugula and radicchio salad with apples and feta cheese with a warm bacon, bean and smoked potato caramelized shallot vinaigrette; smoked Diestel Farms turkey with wild mushroom stuffing; baked yams; charred cipollini onions, braised collard greens, cranberry sauce and seasonal pies, $85. 425 Washington Boulevard, 310.751.6794.


Ospi provides an uncooked oven-ready turkey and appetizers and sides including Kuri squash toast and parmigiano pancetta biscuits, $125 for turkey, pickup Thanksgiving morning, 2025 Pacific Avenue, 424.443.5007.

Café Gratitude

Vegetarians and vegans can head to Café Gratitude for truffled porcini gravy, maple Brussels sprouts, cauliflower mashed potatoes, persimmon and pomegranate salad and cranberry roasted butternut squash and other sides. Raw, gluten free pumpkin, apple and chocolate coconut cream pies are also available, $15 - $35, 512 Rose Avenue, Venice, pick-up by November 25th, 424.231.8000.

Great White Rotisseria

Craving chicken instead of turkey this year? Head to Great White Rotisseria where you can pick up a complete all natural rotisserie chicken meal with herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, honeynut squash corn dip with pita and Manak Ranch tomato jam, $56 for whole chicken with four sides and a trio of sauces, 80 Windward Avenue, order at

Superba Food + Bread

Superba offers Thanksgiving takeout for groups from four to twelve with everything a la carte, featuring Mary’s young roasted turkey and a glazed Beeler’s ham. Sides include mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, green beans amandine, vegan mushroom and leek stuffing, sausage stuffing and cheddar chive biscuits. Pies include Cinderella pumpkin pie, bourbon chocolate pecan pie and apple pie, price per dish, 1900 S. Lincoln Boulevard, 323.364.9844.