Thanks for Playing

Where to get Thanksgiving supplies in SF

Our Thanksgiving emotional shame spiral usually goes a little something like this: gluttonous anticipation for the feasting (and leftover eating) to come, followed by the sheer panic at having to prepare a meal of epic proportions, with a side of high expectations, for a large group of friends, family and maybe even in-laws.

Fear not, turkey crusader! We have your SF cheat sheet of our favorite markets, vendors and bakeries, which can help you make this the most delicious (and most painless) Thanksgiving yet.

Your Grocery List, Delivered

There's nothing worse than a frantic night-before-Thanksgiving grocery run. Get a head start with newfangled farmers' market Good Eggs. The site has a full-on Thanksgiving shop, offering everything from heritage turkeys (of varying sizes) from BN Ranch ($88 to $104) to fresh loaves of Bar Tartine bread ($11) that come without the around-the-block line. They even have quality premade sides ($7.50 to $40). Bonus: The site is offering free delivery from November 21 to 26.

The Bird's the Word

Stressed about the main event? Get hooked up with serious meat pros Belcampo Meat Co. for your turkey...and then some. Belcampo has made a number of Thanksgiving-appropriate meats available for pre-order (in San Francisco, Marin and Palo Alto), including more BN Ranch birds ($6 to $8 per pound), quail ($10 each) and our soon-to-be Thanksgiving tradition: lamb crown roast ($29 per pound). Prefer to focus all of your cooking attention on the sides? Meat masters The Whole Beast is offering whole brined, smoked and roasted Willie Bird turkeys (organic turkey for $140, heritage breed for $180; 16 to 18 pounds), with mashed Satsuma yams, smoked turkey gravy and cranberry sauce.

Apple pie from Three Babes Bakeshop | Courtesy of Three Babes Bakeshop

Pie, Please

No time to make the perfect dough? Three Babes Bakeshop comes to the rescue with a full selection of Thanksgiving pies available for pre-order ($35), including pumpkin, bourbon pecan and classic apple. Plus, the pies will be available for delivery in San Francisco and pick up all over the city (with locations in the South and East Bay, too).

Poppin' Bottles

If there's one thing you can never have too much of at a family holiday, it's booze. Save yourself a liquor store run with Minibar, a booze-delivery app that just launched in SF. Order beer, wine and the hard stuff from your favorite local vendors—without a delivery fee. Look for pairing recommendations and staff picks when you're ordering to really impress that uncle of yours with sommelier aspirations (keep an eye out for case discounts, too).

The Ultimate Outsource

You might want to just leave the whole meal to the professionals—specifically, the good people at Salumeria, who are offering a full-on heat-and-serve Thanksgiving meal (save the turkey, which comes pre-brined and ready to throw in the oven) that will feed four to six people. In addition to the pre-brined bird, you get butternut squash gratin with goat cheese and hazelnuts, pork-sausage stuffing, braised Brussels sprouts with bacon, turkey giblet gravy and cranberry quince chutney ($295, plus fees). You can even add on a selection of pies ($30, plus fees) from the stellar Black Jet Baking Co., and the staff's expert picks of red and white wine ($25 to $55 per bottle, plus fees). We won't tell your mom that you didn't make it all from scratch if you won't.