Turkey Take 3: More To-Go Options

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We’re still on the hunt for great Turkey Day takeout. Here are some more options for you.

Selland’s Market-Cafe is offering a traditional Thanksgiving turkey “package” that feeds four for $145. It includes an herb-and-lemon brined turkey breast, ready for roasting, along with herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts, house-made cranberry sauce and brioche rolls. You can also build your own meal from an a la carte menu that includes pumpkin ginger soup, mac and cheese and truffled potato gratin (and a whole bunch of appetizers as well). Desserts are extra and include pumpkin, apple and pecan pies ($22–$32). Orders must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 19, and picked up by appointment the day before Thanksgiving. The meal is offered at all three Selland’s locations (East Sac, Broadway and El Dorado Hills). For more information, go to the website.

If you’re planning an intimate dinner a deux this year, consider ordering your feast from Paul Martin’s American Bistro in Roseville. The Thanksgiving Meal for Two includes a seasonal house salad, slow-roasted turkey, brioche-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, maple bourbon yams, sweet corn, traditional gravy, orange-infused cranberry sauce and pumpkin praline cheesecake. The cost is $79. Pickup is Thanksgiving Day between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. To order, go here.

While Matteo’s in Carmichael is primarily a pizza and pasta place, it makes a mean Thanksgiving spread as well. After all, owners Matt and Yvette Woolston used to own Sacramento’s chic Supper Club, and they’ve been creating upscale Thanksgiving dinners to go for a loooong time. The a la carte menu includes swanky appetizers and starters such as petite filet mignon Wellingtons ($21 for 6), roasted Guatemalan blue banana squash soup with cinnamon crème fraîche ($14.95 per quart) and arugula salad with rainbow beets and feta ($5.50 per serving). Mains include maple glazed boneless turkey breast, turkey leg confit, pistachiocrusted rack of lamb and braised short ribs. For sides, you can order, among other things, cranberry relish, garlicky green beans, asparagus spears with lemon caper aioli and mashed potatoes. If all that fancy food doesn’t appeal, just order a par-baked pizza from Matteo’s regular menu, ready to finish in your oven. Orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 22, with pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 24, or Wednesday, Nov. 25. To order, go to the website.

Whatever the size of your gathering, Zócalo has you covered with Thanksgiving meal kits for four, six or 12 diners. Each one features a marinated turkey ready for the oven plus five sides. Your choices include chile and herb stuffing, smoked sweet potatoes, herbed wild rice, green beans with pork belly and more. You can also throw in a classic or blackberry margarita for good measure (and good drinking). Prices are $110 for four people, $150 for six and $275 for 12. (Are all those people really in your pandemic pod?) To order, go to here and click on your preferred location (midtown, UV, Roseville or Folsom).

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