Whether you’re dining alone or entertaining a crowd, we’ve got you covered this Thanksgiving. Save yourself time in the kitchen, and let the great vegan restaurants in the area do the work for you. These are just a few of the amazing offers you will find around town.
How about “turkey” dinner in a sandwich? Try Veggie Grill’s holiday hoagie packed with roasted “turkey,” cornbread stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce served with a side of mashed yams.
Looking for something to feed the family? Pre-order your Thanksgiving feast by Nov. 19 (while supplies last!). Dinner feeds 4-5 adults and includes stuffed holiday roast, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed yams, cauli-mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving porcini gravy and cranberry sauce.
8905 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood
Gracias Madre will be partnering with Guelaguetza on Thanksgiving day from 1pm to 5pm for a Mexican-inspired holiday giving feast. Proceeds ($25 suggested donation) will be donated to Por Oaxaca to benefit earthquake relief in Oaxaca. What a great way to kick off the holiday season! You can also sign up to volunteer for the event by clicking here.
The menu includes:
- Butternut Squash Tamale
- Cranberry Habanero Sauce
- Wild Rice & Black Bean Pilaf
- Fall Salad
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Cranberry Margarita (also available as a mocktail)
Giving is what it’s all about at Café Gratitude. $2 for every Giving Pizza and every Long Root Ale sold during the month of November will be donated to (Kiss the Ground) and to help California farmers integrate regenerative agricultural practices. So eat, drink, and give! While you do that, don’t forget to order your vegan sides and pies for that holiday dinner. Place your order by Monday, Nov. 20 for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 22 between 1pm – 10pm.
This year's options include:
- French Lentil & Butternut Squash Loaf - $35
- Shaved Kale, Raddichio & Persimmon Salad - $45
- Roasted Maple Miso Brussels Sprouts - $35
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Shitake Gravy - $35
- Pecan Pie - $35
- Pumpkin Pie - $35
- Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie - $35
Why not let Whole Foods do the shopping for you? Order online. Pick up in store. Options include Gardein stuffed turk’y or holiday roast and all the trimmings and sweets. They even have a Vegan Meal for 2 for $39.99, which includes:
- Mustard-Glazed Cauliflower
- Lentil-Mushroom Stuffing
- "Cheesy" Rutabaga and Potato Mash
- Sauerkraut-Roasted Rainbox Carrots
- Chocolate Toffee Mini Cake
Availability varies by store location, so click here to see what your local store is offering.
Agoura Hills, West Hollywood, and Studio City
Need to pick up dinner for the entire fam? Hugo’s offers a Thanksgiving feast that serves 6-8 guests at a reasonable price of $95. Orders require 24-hour notice. While not entirely plant-based, Hugo’s offers a delicious vegan selection. Click here to their Holiday Feast menu.
Please note that Hugo’s will be closed on Thanksgiving day.
Pick up your Thanksgiving-to-go at Real Food Daily for a cost of $46 per person. Included in the meal:
- Roasted veggies
- Cranberry sauce
- Pecan praline yams
- Mashed potatoes & gravy
- Sage walnut corn stuffing
- Butternut squash or potato leek soup
- Hickory smoked maple-carved jackfruit
- Pumpkin pie
Pre-orders only by Nov. 21. Click here to view the entire Thanksgiving menu.
8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
Crossroads will be offering a 4 course prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving day from 12-5pm for $80/person. The menu includes:
- Butternut Squash Bisque
- Autumn Chop Salad
- Holiday Spiced Chickpea Cake
- Mashed Potatoes
- Classic Stuffing
- Brussel Sprouts
- Sweet Potato Biscuits
- Chocolate Tart or Apple Custard Cake
One of our favorite Thanksgiving meals, Native Foods is offering their famous Native Wellington ($34) again this year. The Wellington serves 5-6 people and consists of seasoned seitan, sweet potatoes, kale, caramelized onion, fresh mushrooms, and stuffing surrounded by a puff pastry and comes with a mushroom shallot gravy. They are also offering a Pumpkin Pie ($19.95) and Pumpkin Cheesecake ($19.95). Click here to order for pick-up now through 11/22.
Native Foods will also be offering their annual Native Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving day from 12pm-7pm at select restaurant locations, including Los Angeles (Westwood), Costa Mesa, and Encinitas. The all-you-can-eat buffet menu includes:
- The Native Wellington
- Shepherd's Pie
- Apple-Cider Braised Brussel Sprouts
- Polenta Butternut Squash Terrine
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Native Stuffing
- Mushroom Gravy
- Cranberry Orange Compote
- Green Salad with Pecans & Pomegranates
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
The price is $29.99/adult and $14.99/child. Call 773-669-6778 to make your reservation.
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Feature photo credit: Veggie Grill