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Where to Order Take Out This Thanksgiving

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Save time and let the experts cook a holiday meal for you and yours this year. Restaurant catering offers great dinner choices to make 2016 Thanksgiving unforgettable, not to mention nixing all the washing up duties. Here are 10 places around San Diego where you can source a first-rate Thanksgiving Day feast.

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1. Mess Hall

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2820 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 255-8360
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Fit for a the most discerning locavore, a selection of gourmet sides, pies and fixings from artisan vendors within Liberty Public Market can be ordered for pick-up between November 22 and 23. Stehly Farms free-range turkeys and organic produce are also available.

2. Elijah's Restaurant and Delicatessen

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2638 Del Mar Heights Rd
Del Mar, CA
(858) 259-4880
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Take your turkey out of the pan straight onto the table with Elijah’s fully cooked Thanksgiving dinners. Priced at $150 each package serves 10 people and includes a choice of two sides (stuffing, mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies etc.), plus a complimentary apple, pecan or pumpkin pie. There's beef brisket and ham too, plus and a prime rib option, which comes in at $175. Orders can be taken for pick up or delivery.

3. The French Gourmet

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960 Turquoise St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 224-9961
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The French Gourmet’s oven-ready turkey dinner with all the fixings can cater from one person to four or more and ranges in price from $26.95 to $104.95 and up. Charcuterie boards, cheese trays, whole roasted Diestel turkeys, beef wellington and Bourguignonne-style braised short ribs and assorted desserts can also be ordered a la carte.

4. Waters Fine Foods

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125 S Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 509-9400
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Cover all your bases with Waters Fine Foods' holiday celebration menu this year. There are housemade artisan baguettes with organic grassfed butter and apple parsnip bisque to start, followed by Brandt beef braised short ribs and gremolata with Yukon gold potatoes a with Valrhona chocolate torte and orange crème Anglaise to finish.

5. Giuseppe Fine Catering

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700 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 581-2205
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Succulent, slow-roasted turkey, truffle and Parmesan Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and focaccia - leek and pistachio stuffing are just a few of the deluxe Thanksgiving offerings available from Giuseppe Fine Catering. Advanced orders are strongly recommended.

6. Cafe 21

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802 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-0721
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Ranging in price from $36 to to $55 per person, Café 21 offers a whopping ten separate catered set dinner menus, which can serve anywhere from 10 to 30 guests depending on the selection. Thanksgiving style course highlights include a grilled pear salad; sangria braised short ribs with sweet potato puree and crème brûlée cheesecake

7. Le Parfait Paris

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555 G St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 245-4457
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Orders placed by November 23 for Le Parfait Paris’ holiday éclairs will be available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from the outpost in Gaslamp Quarter. The indulgent sweet treats (which are constructed with pumpkin and ginger puree, pecan whipped cream, and candied pecan and marshmallow) cost $25 and serve 5-6 people.

8. Extraordinary Desserts

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1430 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 294-7001
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with one of master pastry chef Karen Krasne’s extraordinary pies. Her creamy pumpkin cheesecake, with a touch of cranberry and buttery ginger cookie crust, serves 16 + people and will set you back $64; the flourless Aloha pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream rings in at $42 and serves between 8 -10.

9. Brazen BBQ

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441 Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 816-1990
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Get your Brazen fix on turkey day with their Thanksgiving meal to go. Priced at $159.99 it's enough to feed six to eight people and includes one signature 12-14 lb. Brazen smoked turkey injected with a house made marinade, stuffing, turkey gravy, orange-port cranberry sauce, Bourbon pecan pie, cornbread and two sides. Items are also available a la carte if you’d like to build your own.

10. Bottega Americano

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1195 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-8397
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Bottega Americano might be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but you can still order up one of its baked to perfection seasonal pecan, pumpkin, apple or Nutella pies to impress your dinner guests. All orders require 72-hours advanced notice.

1. Mess Hall

2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
Fit for a the most discerning locavore, a selection of gourmet sides, pies and fixings from artisan vendors within Liberty Public Market can be ordered for pick-up between November 22 and 23. Stehly Farms free-range turkeys and organic produce are also available.
2820 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106

2. Elijah's Restaurant and Delicatessen

2638 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar, CA
Take your turkey out of the pan straight onto the table with Elijah’s fully cooked Thanksgiving dinners. Priced at $150 each package serves 10 people and includes a choice of two sides (stuffing, mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies etc.), plus a complimentary apple, pecan or pumpkin pie. There's beef brisket and ham too, plus and a prime rib option, which comes in at $175. Orders can be taken for pick up or delivery.
2638 Del Mar Heights Rd
Del Mar, CA

3. The French Gourmet

960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109
The French Gourmet’s oven-ready turkey dinner with all the fixings can cater from one person to four or more and ranges in price from $26.95 to $104.95 and up. Charcuterie boards, cheese trays, whole roasted Diestel turkeys, beef wellington and Bourguignonne-style braised short ribs and assorted desserts can also be ordered a la carte.
960 Turquoise St
San Diego, CA 92109

4. Waters Fine Foods

125 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Cover all your bases with Waters Fine Foods' holiday celebration menu this year. There are housemade artisan baguettes with organic grassfed butter and apple parsnip bisque to start, followed by Brandt beef braised short ribs and gremolata with Yukon gold potatoes a with Valrhona chocolate torte and orange crème Anglaise to finish.
125 S Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075

5. Giuseppe Fine Catering

700 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
Succulent, slow-roasted turkey, truffle and Parmesan Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and focaccia - leek and pistachio stuffing are just a few of the deluxe Thanksgiving offerings available from Giuseppe Fine Catering. Advanced orders are strongly recommended.
700 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA 92037

6. Cafe 21

802 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Ranging in price from $36 to to $55 per person, Café 21 offers a whopping ten separate catered set dinner menus, which can serve anywhere from 10 to 30 guests depending on the selection. Thanksgiving style course highlights include a grilled pear salad; sangria braised short ribs with sweet potato puree and crème brûlée cheesecake
802 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

7. Le Parfait Paris

555 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
Orders placed by November 23 for Le Parfait Paris’ holiday éclairs will be available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from the outpost in Gaslamp Quarter. The indulgent sweet treats (which are constructed with pumpkin and ginger puree, pecan whipped cream, and candied pecan and marshmallow) cost $25 and serve 5-6 people.
555 G St
San Diego, CA 92101

8. Extraordinary Desserts

1430 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101
Celebrate Thanksgiving with one of master pastry chef Karen Krasne’s extraordinary pies. Her creamy pumpkin cheesecake, with a touch of cranberry and buttery ginger cookie crust, serves 16 + people and will set you back $64; the flourless Aloha pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream rings in at $42 and serves between 8 -10.
1430 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101

9. Brazen BBQ

441 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
Get your Brazen fix on turkey day with their Thanksgiving meal to go. Priced at $159.99 it's enough to feed six to eight people and includes one signature 12-14 lb. Brazen smoked turkey injected with a house made marinade, stuffing, turkey gravy, orange-port cranberry sauce, Bourbon pecan pie, cornbread and two sides. Items are also available a la carte if you’d like to build your own.
441 Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

10. Bottega Americano

1195 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Bottega Americano might be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but you can still order up one of its baked to perfection seasonal pecan, pumpkin, apple or Nutella pies to impress your dinner guests. All orders require 72-hours advanced notice.
1195 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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