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SuperVegan’s Big Fat Guide To Los Angeles City Vegan Thanksgiving, 2012 Edition

Whatever you eat next Thursday, we suggest you Adopt A Turkey, such as the appropriately named Skip, as in Skip The Turkey, pictured here, at Farm Sanctuary!

Whatever you eat next Thursday, we suggest you Adopt A Turkey, such as the appropriately named Skip, as in Skip The Turkey, pictured here, at Farm Sanctuary!

I’ve said this before but I’ll write it now: Thanksgiving is the only good holiday for the following, inarguable reasons (please don’t argue):

1. It is a holiday where the holiday is eating your body weight in delicious foods, resting, and repeating. Then shopping, if you’re crazy.

1.* There is no obligatory gift-giving.

1.* There is no God or God-like entity involved.

1.* It’s not just an excuse for people to act like their worst (drunkest/sluttiest) selves.

*4-way tie for first place in order of importance.

But let’s face it, Turkeys like Thanksgiving even less than a single lady likes Valentimes. For years, and including this one, we here at SuperVegan have published a comprehensive list of places for NYers to eat other things, but now it’s LA’s time to shine in gravy. So, without further defrosting, here is a list of places where you can eat-out or order-in in the Greater Los Angeles area. Let us know if you know of anything missing at— we’ll continue to update the post, just as we’ll continue to eat a steady stream of stuffed things on Thursday.

Thanksgiving baked goods for the gluten-free vegan set, available for pick-up or shipping.
Everything from Apple Cobbler to Pumpkin Pie to biscuits to cornbread!

Cafe Gratitude
While the Larchmont location is closed, CG Venice will be open from 11-3 and serving FREE meals. That’s right $0. THANK YOU!

Dine-in or take-out, open from 12 – 6pm and a bargain at just $20/pp includes Turk’y, mashed potatoes and gravy, fennel glazed carrots, yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green bean casserole and dessert! You can also pre-order a pumpkin pie from Das Baker for $15! (323) 469-4897

Follow Your Heart
Open from 8am – 3pm on Thanksgiving, they are also offering a “Heat and Eat” service with with lots of options including a “complete Thanksgiving dinner” for $19.95/pp!

Happy Holiday Platter special also comes for 6-8, take home $79. Choice of sliced veggie patty or grilled marinated organic tofu covered with mushroom herb gravy. Accompanied by harvest vegetable cornbread stuffing, (made with GMO -free corn), mashed maple yams, sautéed leafy greens, corn cakes and cranberry sauce.

Madeleine’s Bistro
Thanksgiving-To-Go! Order a la carte, or as a meal! Tons of delicious sounding items like rustic mashed potatoes, coconut whipped yams, brussel sprouts and garlic, sourdough sage stuffing, five different proteins, lots of desserts, and even a thanksgiving sandwich! range from $10 – $55. One four-course meal is $50 and includes soup, salad, entree and dessert. They are also now accepting reservations for three seatings of a Thanksgiving Day Chef’s Tasting Menu. It’s $100/adult $35/child and includes wild mushroom and walnut strudel, braised root vegetables, swiss chard, shallot creme, “chicken” veloute grilled “Beyond Meat” strips, sourdough croutons, rosemary oil, poached pear and endive salad, chardonnay cheese, baby arugula, candied walnuts, grilled Brussels sprouts with portobello bacon, potato “mille-feuille”, coconut-yam puree, caramelized turnips, herb-seared seitan, Yukon gold potato puree, savory bread pudding, gravy, cranberry gel, smoked cashew cheese, tri-colored baby beets, parmesan tuiles, orange-horseradish vinaigrette, trio of traditional holiday tartlets and gelatos, pumpkin, pecan and French apple, sweet potato-pecan, amaretto, spiced pear and beverage, tax and tip.

Masa Of Echo Park
Not quite Thanksgiving-ey, but a reason for giving thanks nonetheless, order a deep dish Vegan pizza on Tuesday and Wednesday and you’ll get a free pack of Mozzarella Teese!

M Cafe De Chaya
The Melrose and Beverly Hills locations are offering a feast for 2: $65 and for 4: $120 and includes a Roasted Seitan or new Gluten-Free Tempeh Loaf along with soup, salad, and accompaniments.

Mohawk Bend
Vegan Thanksgiving take-out menu serves 2-3 includes roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and almonds ($8 per pint); mashed potatoes ($8 per pint); gravy ($3 for 4 ounces, $6 per pint); sweet potato casserole ($8 per pint); dinner rolls (50 cents each); stuffing ($8 per pint); pumpkin bread ($5 per portion). A meal for four that includes all items listed is $80 ($20 for each additional person). Order until Nov. 16 to be picked up by 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Meals cannot be canceled after November 16. No substitutions, no modifications. Limited availability. First come, first serve. Contact Zach or Dana to place an order or download form online from the website and submit via email/fax. 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 483-2337

Native Foods
Open for Thanksgiving dinner seatings in Westwood from 11:30am – 7pm (make a reservation!) meals are $24.95/adult and $14.95/under 12s and includes The Native Wellington, Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Native Stuffing, Cranberry Compote, Green Bean Casserole, Green Salad with Maple Glazed Pecans and Pomegranate Pearls, Polenta Butternut Squash Terrine, Wheatberry Waldorf, Cornbread with Butter, Double Chocolate Brownies, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie. You can also order things to take home or get shipped right to you.

Real Food Daily
19th annual thanksgiving to-go $42/pp Includes Kabocha, corn & coconut bisque, faux turkey breast, corn sage stuffing, garnet yams topped with marshmallows, mashed potatoes & parsnips, herb roasted vegetables, mushroom gravy, cranberry relish and a slice of pumpkin pie.

Sage Bistro
Pre-order food to serve at home and pretend you made it yourself. The options sound incredible! Mac n cheese, stuffing, greens, maple yams, mashed potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, kale salad, pesto quinoa primavera, butternut squash enchiladas, butternut squash soup, maple cornbread, and a long list of desserts.

Seed Kitchen will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but Chef Eric will be making some Thanksgiving Bowls available for purchase on Wednesday to eat on Thursday.

Having a special 4-course Thanksgiving feast from 12-10pm, $50/pp with gluten-free options. Menu includes “Kuri” Chestnut wrapped in “Renkon” lotus roots in pumpkin soup, Crispy rice roll with “konnyaku” & “age tofu” inside with sweet “nasu” eggplant miso sauce and brussels sprouts & caramelized walnut, Tempura “maitake” & portabello mushrooms, crunchy “yamaimo” potato steak and mashed potatoes with quinoa soy butter sauce, and shojin fried apple pie with cranberry sauce and vanilla ice cream!

Susan Feniger’s Street is offering a Vegan Thanksgiving To Go menu. Must place orders 3 days in advance. With tons of options like Pumpkin and Poblano tamales, Shaved Kale and Brussels Sprouts, and Traditional Stuffing with Caramelized Onion and Apple, a 7-pck of sides (each side serves 4) is $65 and Jackfruit tandoori is $18/pp.

Stuff I Eat
Open from 12pm-6pm and serving a special meal of BBQ Tofu, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and your choice of: String beans or Kale greens, Yams, Dressing with homemade Cranberry Sauce, Cornbread and Your choice of Corn Salad or Mixed green salad.Also includes a slice of Organic Sweet Potato pie. There is a separate live options menu. $40/pp

Sun Cafe
Sun Cafe will be open normal hours on Thanksgiving, 11am – 4pm, and will serve their normal lunch menu. Thanksgiving dinner service will begin at 3pm with a prix fixe coursed meal with a raw food or cooked-vegan option. $40 per person. They will also take pre-orders for To-Go meals through Wednesday. Here’s the cooked menu: Butternut Squash Soup served in a Bread Bowl with Garlic Bread, Autumn Kale Salad with Cinnamon Pumpkin Slaw, Dried Cranberry and Slivered Almond, Polentil Thanksgiving Loaf (Polenta with Lentils, seasonal Vegetables) served with Vegetable au Jus, Crimini Mushroom Gravy, Basil Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Crispy Onions, Garlic Roasted Fall Vegetables, Mashed Red Potato with Crimini Mushroom Gravy, Apple Fennel Stuffing, Cranberry Compote, Cranberry Kombucha “Cocktail” and Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Cashew Cream.

Vegin’ Out
Home delivery meals for two with delivery ($79.99) or shipping options ($94.99) included Seitan Roast with Gravy, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Green Beans with Camarelized Onions, Quinoa Stuffing and Cookies – To Be Determined.


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    Thank you for an excellent list! You’ve made my search so much simpler. I hope you do it again next year. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Here’s one more delicious option I just learned of: Au Lac, the amazing vegan Vietnamese-ish restaurant in Fountain Valley (Orange County) is Open for Thanksgiving from 11:33-3:33 and 5:33-9:33 with their full menu plus an option for a soy turkey dinner, complete with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy.