SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The 2020 holiday season is fast approaching, though it may not feel like it. Many of the traditional activities around this time, like traveling, gathering with friends and family, and partaking in a lavish meal are up in the air for some due to coronavirus.
Because of the pandemic, Thanksgiving is perhaps going to be a little more low-key in your household this year.
If you are hoping to skip the turkey basting and potato mashing this year, there are lots of local restaurants that are ready to put a Thanksgiving meal together for you.
Here are local Sacramento area restaurants offering takeout Thanksgiving meals:
Sacramento Food Co-op
What: Turkey or vegan entree, priced between $44 and $128. Meals come with sides of mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, sage stuffing, cranberry relish and balsamic Brussels sprouts. Choice of holiday pie also available.
Where: 2820 R Street, Sacramento
Order information: Orders are limited and are first come, first served. Order online here.
Camden Spit & Larder
What: Free-range turkeys to go with gravy, cranberry sauce and stuffing all for $125. Feeds 10 or more people with leftovers.
Where: 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 100, Sacramento
Order Information: Pick up available Nov. 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p..m. Order online here.
What: A prix fixe Thanksgiving meal with entrees like turkey leg braised in duck fat and butternut squash ravioli for $49 per person. Kids 10 and under are $12.
Where: 110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville
Order information: Pick up on Wed., Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Place orders online here.
Hoppy's Railyard Kitchen
What: Several dinner options, including a traditional turkey entree or an NY strip steak for the main course. Vegetarian option also available. Prices vary for meals. Slice of pie for dessert.
Where: 1022 2nd St. Sacramento
Order information: Call (916) 451-4677 or order online here.
Mo'Betta Finger Foods
What: Incredible southern, soul food cuisine for an affordable price.
Where: 3751 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento
Order information: Order up until Tuesday, Nov. 24. Call (916) 307-9511 to order.
American River Provisions
What: A full turkey package that serves 4 to 6: 2.5 pounds of brined and roasted turkey, plus sides. Includes pumpkin pie with vanilla whip cream.
Where: Bay Area and Sacramento delivery only.
Order information: All orders must be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 18. Bay Area delivery on Nov. 23 and Sacramento delivery on Nov. 24. Call (916) 735-3572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or order online here.
What: Take and bake sides. Thanksgiving kits that will include stuffing, scalloped potatoes, roasted winter squash with greens, cranberry sauce with satsumas and gravy. Enough food for two with left overs. Kits are $45.
Where: 921 V St., Sacramento
Order information: Pre-orders now open for pick up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Order here.
What: Tamale Tray dinner with 12 tamales, rice, beans, salsa and pico. Feeds up to 6 people or you can double the tray to 24 tamales, rice, beans, salsa and pico for up to 12 people.
Where: 6885 Luther Drive, Sacramento
Order information: Orders can be picked up at location above Thanksgiving Day from 9 to 3 p.m. Call (916) 256-7342 to place your orders. More details here.
What: A complete vegan Thanksgiving dinner. Ala carte menu items available throughout Thanksgiving week.
Where: 2431 J Street, 2nd floor, Sacramento
Order information: To place order, fill out this form here and email it to email@example.com.
What: Family meal for $42 per person. Crispy fried turkey as the main course with traditional sides. Buttermilk biscuits, winter chicory salad, and pasta carbonara also available.
Where:1215 19th Street, Sacramento
What: A Thanksgiving family meal with a choice of 1 main course and 3 sides for $99. Gravy, 12 dinner rolls, and cranberry sauce included in all meals.
Where: 2633 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento
Order information: All orders must be prepaid in advance and places no later than Monday, Nov. 23. Pick-up will be between 9 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Orders are placed online here, or by calling 916-448-9988.
What: A menu of Corti Bros. favorite holiday meals available Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. Choice of soup: butternut squash or wild mushroom. Roasted herb turkey breast for the main course, and six side dishes priced at $9.99 per pound.
Where: 5810 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento
Order information: Call 916-736-3801 to place your order or pick up in the Grab n' Go Case. Full menu here.
Rabbit Food Revolution
What: $75 meal that feed 4 to 6 people. Includes appetizers, Impossible meatloaf, and traditional sides. All items are vegan.
Where: Must place order for pick up details.
Order information: Order online and see full menu here.
What: Sliced roasted turkey or baked ham with traditional sides that serves either 6 people for $129 or just one person for $21.95. Or, get a family style prime rib dinner with sides and au jus for 10 people ($199) or one person ($21.95).
Where: 2500 Watt Ave., Sacramento
Order information: Call (916) 482-2175 or order online here.
What: Thanksgiving bottle packs and combos. 4 packs start at $125.
Where: 615 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento
What: Thanksgiving 3 course prix fixe meal for $46.95 per person. Choice between butternut squash soup and mixed greens salad for a starter, then on to the main course with 5 entrees to choose from. Pumpkin pie, tiramisu or bread pudding for dessert. (Kids turkey plates also available for $15.95)
Where: 2384 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento
Order information: Order ahead by calling (916) 485-7100 or check out the full menu here.
The Farm Table Placerville
What: A build-your-own Thanksgiving feast including turkey, cornbread and bacon dressing, duck fat gravy, and more. Prices vary.
Where: 311 Main Street, Placerville
Order information: Orders must be placed by Nov. 16, and will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25 between 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Order online here.
What: Option of a traditional Thanksgiving package including turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and more. Or, build your own menu with a variety of side dishes and drink options. Prices vary.
Where: East Sacramento, Broadway/Land Park, El Dorado Hills.
What: Thanksgiving side to-go. Nine traditional sides to choose from, plus pumpkin cheesecake. Wine options also available. Each tray serves four. Prices vary from $10 to $16 for sides and $18 for cheesecake.
Where: 230 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1201, Folsom
What: Choose one or two entrees of Porchetta or smoked beef cheeks and three sides, including mac and cheese, spicy potatoes, and cremini mushrooms. The Thanksgiving meal for four starts at $100, and for eight people $180.
Where: 1805 Cirby Way #12, Roseville
Order information: Pick-up on Wednesday, Nov 25th between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Order online here.
What: Enough turkey to feed up to 12 people. Stuffing, maple-roasted yams, country gravy, and more. Dessert options of pumpkin pie, apple pie, and vanilla gelato.
Where: 5530 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay
Order information: Meals will be pick-up only on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at specific time blocks. Orders must be placed by Nov. 19. Order online here.
What: A meal portioned for two, plus leftovers. Turkey Breast Florentine, Stuffed Whole Branzino, or Vegetarian Lasagna. Comes with antipasti charcuterie other sides, plus dessert. Prices vary.
Where: 5215 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento
Order information: For pick-up on Thanksgiving Day between 9 a.m. and noon. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 23. Orders are online here.
Let Them Eat Cake Davis
What: Mini pies for only $1.75 or whole pies for $19. Flavors include pumpkin pecan, pumpkin cheesecake, and apple. Vegan options. Other desserts, such as cupcakes are also available.
Where: 310 C Street, Davis
Order information: Order forms for various dessert options here. Pre-order close Nov. 22, pick up on Nov. 25.
Cellar Doors Platters
What: Incredible Thanksgiving cheese and charcuterie platters. They come in three sizes: small, medium, and large, priced at $85, $115, and $195 respectively. Each comes with an assortment of cheese, cured meat, seasonal fruits, and other accouterments.
Where: Online only.
Order information: Order for delivery on Nov. 25 (within Sacramento). All orders must be placed before Nov. 19. Order online here.
What: Large 9-inch pies for $20 with traditional apple and pumpkin along with apple cranberry, pumpkin spice, and salted caramel pear. Classic and pumpkin cheesecake for $35.
Where: Folsom Farmers Market, Carmichael Park Farmers Market, Fair Oaks
Matteo's Pizza and Bistro
What: Several options for main courses, including maple glazed boneless turkey breast, leg of turkey confit, Angus short ribs and rack of lamb. Several traditional and non-traditional sides. Pizzas, of course, are also available.
Where: 5132 Arden Way, Carmichael
Order information: Pick up on Nov. 24 and 25, to be scheduled between 11:30 and 7:45 p.m. Order online here.
What: Small and large family feasts, with the option of ham, turkey, or both. Choice of 3 sides. Small meals start at $89.99. Large meals start at $119.99. Macques BBQ will also be doing a tasting of Thanksgiving sides Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov 21.
Where: 8517 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove (this location only)
Order information: Call to pre-order by Sunday, Nov. 20 at 916-714-2910. Meal picks-up will be available on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. See the menu here.
What: $49 family meal of spring rolls, Thai spicy salad, PadThai, and yellow curry (Gang Karee). Vegan option also available.
Where: 2431 J street, Sacramento
Order information: No preorder required. Call (916) 442-7690 to place your order or order online here for pick up or delivery.
Canon East Sacramento
What: Delectable sides still available while supplies last (full turkey dinner is already sold out.) Sides include sweet potato cinnamon roll, white truffle mac and cheese and Shigoku oysters by the dozen.
Where: 1719 34th St., Sacramento
Order information: Pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Order online here.
3 Bros BBQ
What: Large take and back trays of non-traditional Thanksgiving fair that feed 20 to 25 people. Food options include ribs by the slab, whole tri-tip, jambalaya. 4-person snow crab boil available for $100.
Where: Online only.
Order information: Full payment is due at booking. Payments accepted through Cashapp, Venmo, debit, or credit card. Text 916-662-6077 to place your order. Menu available here.
Nectar Cafe Auburn
What: Vegan take home sides of shepherd's pie, harvest vegetable medley and butternut squash soup. Vegan dessert is a delicious mud pie. Items are all vegan, gluten free and serve 4.
Where: 948A Lincoln Way, Auburn
Order information: Order until Nov. 21. All orders will be ready for pick up by November 25. Call to place an order at (530) 820-3314. Full menu here.
Hook and Ladder
What: A whole turkey dinner, ready to reheat and serve. Feeds 4 with leftovers at $125 for the whole menu.
Where: 1630 S St, Sacramento
Order information: All food will be ready for pickup by next Wednesday Nov. 25 between 2 and 4 p.m. Call to place your order by this noon on Thursday Nov. 19 at (916) 442-4885. See full menu here.
What: Choice of take-home ham or turkey feast. Both options come with gravy, candied pecan sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and more. Price varies based on the number of people you are feeding.
Where: Arden Way, Roseville, Elk Grove
Order information: Pick-up begins Nov. 20 and ends Nov. 25. Order online here.
Hyatt Thanksgiving To-Go
What: An extensive menu of Thanksgiving goodies starting at $560 for 6 people. Includes 16 - 18 pounds of turkey, traditional sides, pumpkin and chocolate chip pecan pies, and a bottle of Blanc de Blanc Brut sparkling wine.
Where: 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Order information: Orders must be places by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Pick up is Thursday, Nov. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Order online here.
This is not a complete list of all local restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals and will be added to as more locations become known. If you have a restaurant you would like to add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion.