Thanksgiving is a time to stuff your face — even better if you don’t have to cook, right? Here are five places where you can be thankful you don’t have to do the dishes:
Let’s Do Brunch @ DOMA Kitchen
Kick off your Thanksgiving with the most important meal of the day — brunch, of course! Doma Kitchen is serving up a hearty breakfast menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that includes pumpkin pancakes, smoked salmon eggs benedict, egg and chicken sausage breakfast sandwiches with bacon and smoked gouda, and an autumn salad with butternut squash,
beets, arugula, goat cheese and pumpkin seeds bathed in a balsamic vinaigrette.
4325 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 8, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-0583; domakitchen.com
Thanksgiving by the Beach @ Sidewalk Café
Some things are just better by the beach, and a Thanksgiving meal with an ocean view is probably one of them. Sidewalk Café serves up a traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce, peas, carrots and bread rolls on its Venice Boardwalk patio for $13.95 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Tack on a pumpkin pie for dessert for just $3.95.
1401 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. (310) 399-5547; facebook.com/sidewalkcafevb
Vegan Potluck Picnic @ Rancho Park
Vegans from across L.A. descend on Rancho Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an annual Thanksgiving Day potluck that’s completely free of animal products and has been going strong for over two decades. Bring a dish with no meat, fish, eggs, honey or dairy (or not) and connect with people over everything but turkey.
2551 Motor Ave., West L.A. Search “2017 Rancho Park Vegan Potluck” at eventbrite.com
Thanksgiving Retreat @ Costero California Bar & Bistro
This fine-dining option in the Sheraton Gateway hotel near LAX is like a getaway for your taste buds, and surprisingly affordable at $35. Savor cognac-scented lobster bisque, turkey with mushroom-leek dressing, salmon with lobster-and-truffle succotash, and mini pumpkin or apple pies for dessert.
6101 Century Blvd., Westchester. (310) 642-4820; sheratonlax.com/costero
African Meals @ Feastly Venice
Ghanian Chef Afia A. spices up a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with millet stuffing, South African green beans and African-spiced sweet potatoes from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday ($45), and offers some food coma relief with an African-inspired vegan meal featuring Moroccan mint tea and molokhia, the soup of the pharaohs, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday ($40). Both happen in Feastly’s Venice event space.
Address provided upon ticket purchase. eatfeastly.com
— Christina Campodonico