The Best Los Angeles Thanksgiving Ever

Maybe you are staying in town and wanting to bring together your friends for Friendsgiving. Or maybe your family is visiting and you want to show them how to do Thanksgiving LA-style. Or maybe you just love any excuse to show off your mad party hosting skills and want to throw a pre-Thanksgiving dinner party. Either way, we’ve got you covered from DIY decorations, to setting the vibe, to picking up holiday-inspired dishes from LA’s best restaurants, or making the most impressive dishes yourself. Here’s how to celebrate Thanksgiving like a minx.

When it comes down to it, we know that the quality of the food is the most important aspect of Thanksgiving. Some of you minxes love to cook, and some of you, well…don’t. Luckily, Los Angeles’s hottest restaurants are offering Thanksgiving meals that you can enjoy in-house or pick up to go. Minx Society recommends these restaurants for specially prepared Thanksgiving Options:

Susie Cakes

SusieCakes is an all-American bakery offering home-style dessert favorites baked entirely from scratch and it just so happens to be Minx Society’s all-time favorite. Why? Because it is quite simply the best bakery ever. From the service to the taste of everything they make – we are always impressed by SusieCakes. For Thanksgiving, we suggest picking up some special Thanksgiving Frosted Turkey Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and the ultimate hit – Cranberry Orange Cake. Check out their website for other seasonal specials here. You can also get traditional pies like the Apple Crumble or Pumpkin Pie. Get them from any of their many California locations.

Pressed Juicery

We love incorporating our favorite juice company Pressed Juicery into the Holidays for two reasons. 1) Between Turkey Day and the December holidays marks one of the busiest seasons for Pressed Juicery. To keep immunity high and waistlines small, there is no better time for a juice cleanse than this time of year! 2) Pressed Juicery offers seasonal options like  Pumpkin Apple Nutmeg Cinnamon Vanilla Bean and Spiced Almond – stock up and tie ribbons on them and give them to your guests as party favors – guests will think you are so chic.

Sun Cafe

Studio City’s plant-based eatery is taking the guesswork out of cooking Vegan & Vegetarian this Thanksgiving.  This year, SunCafe is offering “Cooked Vegan,” and “Raw” Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go Boxes.  Choose from such tantalizing options as the Butternut Squash Bisque with Garlic Bread, Garlic Mashed Potatoes with a Mushroom Gravy, Polenta Wellington served with Mushroom Pate, Spinach and Butternut Squash Puree, Spicy Green Beans with Slivered Almonds & Shallots, Sprouted Rice Pilaf, and more! Your guests will be thoroughly impressed – Sun Cafe does healthy oh so delicious.

Joan’s Marketplace

Joan’s never disappoints because each dish is prepared in its best, most traditional way. With locations in West Hollywood and Studio City, they have developed quite the reputation of doing food right. Each of Joan’s varied holiday menus come with easy reheat and serving instructions with pick-up and delivery are available. Choose to take home sides like  maple-brown sugar yams, Joan’s turkey gravy, classic creamy mashed potatoes, harvest bread stuffing, sautéed green beans, creamed spinach and more. But, perhaps the best option is their oven roasted whole Thanksgiving turkey – it is the most delicious in town and will save you tons of time.

DIY

As always, a chic ambiance with fabulous details can take any party next-level. This year, we’re feeling the luxe metallics motif instead of your run-of-the-mill fall colors for decorating. Think shimmering golds and silvers, and make your centerpieces and placecards pop by DIY-ing them or picking up a couple of fantastic pieces like these Beaded Pumpkins and these Silver Turkeys. Lighting can make or break the mood of an evening, so make sure to stick with the metallic theme by placing glowy statement candles throughout your dining room – we’re loving this Candelabra and these Gold Pumpkin Candles.

And, if you enjoy conjuring up deliciousness in the kitchen, Minx Society recommends these Thanksgiving Recipes: Butternut Squash and Marscapone Ravioli, Kale and Cauliflower Casserole, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta, Cajun Turkey, White Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Mexican-Style Street Corn, Beet & Goat Cheese Napoleons, Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing, Pumpkin Doughnuts, Nutella Crack Pie.