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For those geographically orphaned in Los Angeles, there is no use going through the hoops of making a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Instead, single-in-the-city types should opt for a Thanksgiving take-out or head for solo-friendly spots. Here’s our shortlist for satisfying the holiday cravings: from mouthwatering variations on turkey to sweet potato pie.
This specialty shop, well known for its succulent, sweet ham and heaping sides, comes to the rescue of many dinner tables on the last Thursday in November. For Thanksgiving’s main attraction, go for either sliced ham or turkey (or both). To complement your preferred meat, add savory sides like cheesy scalloped potatoes, creamed corn, and cranberry salad. Find Honeybaked in Pasadena, North Hollywood and Glendale.
Honeybaked Ham Glendale: 547 N Glendale, Glendale, CA , USA +1 818 242 0082
This 24/7 neighborhood institution is a prime dining spot with its communal feel and delicious food. Singles and like-minded individuals can schmooze it up in the restaurant’s fun side bar, the Kibitz Room. The oven-roasted turkey sandwich is highly recommended for traditional cravings, along with a heap of potato salad. Save room for Canter’s dessert however, featuring dozens of tempting treats including coffee cake, strudel, cheesecake and noodle kugel, Ashkenazi-style baked noodle pudding.
Canter’s, 419 N Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 651 2050
Salt and Straw is a gourmet ice cream shop is gaining a following of L.A. dessert devotees for its unique combinations. For those who dare to go beyond plain vanilla, Thanksgiving variations include sweet potato casserole with maple pecans, acorn and chestnut stuffing, salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey, spiced goat cheese and pumpkin pie, and buttered mashed potatoes with gravy. Head to quaint, chic L.A. enclave Larchmont Village for the sweet, yet peculiar taste of the November holiday.
Salt and Straw, 240 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 466 0485