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Smaller Celebrations but Still Thankful

No doubt Thanksgiving in 2020 will be looking and feeling different than in normal years, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a good feast and kick off the holiday season with some traditional cheer.…

No doubt Thanksgiving in 2020 will be looking and feeling different than in normal years, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a good feast and kick off the holiday season with some traditional cheer. Sacramento365 has rounded up some restaurants that will take care of the cooking for you and a few festive (virtual) happenings.

Feast Before the Feast

Mulvaney’s B&L

Too excited to wait for Thanksgiving Day to indulge in those holiday favorites? Mulvaney’s B&L has got your pre-Thanksgiving takeout fix that includes Crispy Fried Turkey.

Thankful for To Go

Sellend’s Market-Cafe
H Street, Broadway, and El Dorado Hills Locations
Orders must be placed by Thurs 11/19 at 3pm

Let Selland’s take care of Thanksgiving dinner this year. All items (except for the turkey) are pre-cooked and ready to heat.

Hawks Provision and Public House

While Hawk’s will continue to offer its traditional brined turkeys, ready to roast, they are also starting a new tradition this year.

Hawks is excited to offer brined Mary’s chickens, trussed and loaded with truffle butter, ready to roast at home. Add in traditional Thanksgiving sides and fill your home with the nostalgic smell we all love. If you’d like to mix it up, they will also be offering its Slow Roasted Short Ribs, a signature of Hawks in Granite Bay.

Orders must be placed by Mon 11/23

Bring a bit of Allora magic home for the holidays! Entrees are generously portioned for two, plus leftovers. Turkey Breast Florentine, Stuffed Whole Branzino, or Vegetarian Lasagna. All entrees are fully prepared, ready to bake or reheat (with instructions), and come with antipasti charcuterie for two, a choice of salad (portioned for two), two delicious sides (each portioned for two) and a dessert for two.

Additional sides and wine pairings can be added for an extra charge.

Camden Spit and Larder

Camden’s mouthwatering preset menu will feed between 12-15 people, but with small gathering sizes this year, you should be set with leftovers through the weekend.

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
Orders must be placed by Fri 11/20

Sacramento Natural Foods prides itself on offering great food to the community and makes everything from scratch. This Thanksgiving, they can help you bring a nourishing and delicious meal home, and with vegan options available, there’s something for everyone.

You can also pick up wine, cocktail supplies, freshly baked breads, flowers and more – making it a one-stop-shop for all of your Thanksgiving needs!


Let Zocalo bring their flavor to your Thanksgiving dinner by adding their Mexican touch to your traditional meals. They will take care of those tasty side dishes so you can focus on the main course and relaxing with your loved ones.

Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Co.
Order must be place by Thurs 11/19 at 12pm

Hook and Ladder has got a whole turkey dinner ready for you to heat and serve a family of four and still have enough for next-day leftovers.

The Firehouse
Orders must be placed by Wed 11/18

A traditional fine dining Thanksgiving feast from the comfort of your own home. The Firehouse menu has a cranberry sage stuffing that’s sure to make your mouth water.

Karen’s Bakery and Cafe
Orders must be placed by Sat 11/21

Let the beloved Folsom bakery sweeten up your Thanksgiving feast with one (or a few) of Karen’s incredible treats.


Let’s Pushkin’s handle the tasty gluten-free Thanksgiving sides this year!

Orders must be placed by Fri 11/20

This neighborhood favorite in Roseville is dishing up some delicious options for a Thanksgiving feast for four or eight people.

Dine Outside

Hoppy’s Railyard Kitchen and Hopgarden
November 26 | Thurs 2pm-7pm

Hoppy’s is offering both pickup or dining on their patio on Thanksgiving Day with a special holiday menu. Make sure to call ahead to place your order or make reservations.

The Delta King
November 26 | Thurs 1pm-7pm
Reservations Required

All aboard! Join the Delta King for Thanksgiving and they will take care of the cooking (and clean-up). They are offering a three-course special Thanksgiving meal.

Celebrate Virtually

Virtual Tree Lighting
Old Sacramento Waterfront
November 25 | Wed 6pm

One, two, tree! This year, experience the Thanksgiving-eve tradition of lighting the holiday tree at the Old Sacramento Waterfront in your fuzzy socks and matching pajamas with the comforts of hot cocoa and home!

Streaming live on, enjoy the official kick-off to the season with the Dignity Health Holiday Tree Lighting.

Run to Feed the Hungry
November 26 | Thurs 7am

Join the largest virtual Thanksgiving Day Run in the country as this beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition adapts for 2020!

This new platform will give those who have not had a chance to participate in the race before, an opportunity to do so. The importance of continuing this race is paramount to Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services as an organization – to be able to keep the Sacramento community fed and their general operations sustainable.

By registering, you will receive your participant tee shirt, custom bib number, and recording of your 5k or 10k time in the official event results.

Folsom Turkey Trot
November 26 | Thurs (On your own time)

Local food banks are in dire need of the community’s support now more than ever, so get your turkey trot on Thanksgiving day on your own time, at your own pace, and at the location of your choosing! Participants will receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt, a commemorative bib, and have their times posted on the website.

For new Sacramento County guidelines to safely celebrate the holidays, click here.