In the age of food delivery, meal kits, and nightly takeout culture, it is perfectly acceptable to keep your kitchen spotless this holiday and order your Thanksgiving to-go. Think of it as hiring a catering service for an event, and there’s no shame in that. 

Vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants are offering more plant-based Thanksgiving packages than ever before, so we might as well take advantage of this delicious convenience. Pick your favorite restaurant from the list below and place your order today—really, don’t wait, because most order deadlines are coming up soon. 

Vegan Thanksgiving food

For new vegans, one of the most common barriers of going plant-based  surrounds the issue of what they’ll eat on Thanksgiving. From the omnivore’s point of view, this holiday is vegan prohibitive—from the glistening turkey to its fat-rendered gravy. Does giving up animal foods mean no more Thanksgiving, too? 

Not in the least. A very minor tweak in perspective is all that’s needed to enjoy Thanksgiving in all its glory while also eschewing meat, dairy, and eggs. The restaurants below offer the traditional foods we’ve all grown up with, simply made with plant-based ingredients. Puff pastry Wellingtons are stuffed with seitan instead of turkey, sumptuous gravy is crafted with wild mushrooms in lieu of animal fat and beef stock, and classic Thanksgiving pies are effortlessly whipped up with the help of indetectable tofu and plenty of non-dairy butter. 

No matter what your Thanksgiving food traditions are, there is a delicious and satisfying vegan interpretation. If you’re not yet a confident vegan cook or don’t need the stress of preparing a holiday feast, lean on these exceptional vegan restaurants throughout the US to deliver a crowd-pleasing, plant-based Thanksgiving meal.  

Where to order vegan Thanksgiving dinner

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1 Plum Bistro in Seattle, WA

This year, Plum Bistro is going all-in on takeout. In lieu of hosting dine-in service Thanksgiving day, this respected Capitol Hill vegan eatery has whipped up an astounding takeaway feast that serves up to six. The meal includes your choice of Maple-glazed Smoked Holiday Seitan roast or Sage Cranberry Meatloaf, cornbread stuffing, Southern Bacon Green Beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, Mac and Yease, and your choice of Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake or Salted Caramel Apple Pie. It’s one of those meals where omnivore relatives declare, “If I could eat like this every day, I’d be vegan.”
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2 Cafe Gratitude, multiple locations, CA

If you firmly believe sides are the star of the meal, opt for the Sides and Pies offering from this affirmation-based restaurant group. Options include Maple Miso Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit, Autumn Salad, and Lentil and Butternut Squash Loaves (which are hearty enough to be served as a main). Spare yourself the indecisiveness and order one of each pie including the apple pie, raw pumpkin pie, and raw chocolate coconut cream pie. They freeze well!
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3 Follow Your Heart Market and Cafe in Canoga Park, CA

This hippie cafe and market offers just about every Thanksgiving dish you could ask for—family-sized turkey pot pie, vegan turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffed acorn squash, yams, green beans—and that’s not including the 10 desserts on offer. While this spot is a bit out of the way for many Angelenos, the bounty is worth the drive.
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4 Sage Vegan Bistro in Los Angeles, CA

Residents of Echo Park, Pasadena, Agoura Hills, and Culver City can drop by their local Sage to pick up an array of mouthwatering a la carte Thanksgiving dishes from this long standing vegan bistro. Options include mains from tamales to Seitan Turkey; sides such as Cranberry Apple Stuffing, Collard Greens and Kale, and skin-on mashed potatoes; and desserts that cover the classic pies. Portion sizes include dishes that feed four, six, and 12 individuals. Pro tip: order up one size to ensure you have leftovers.
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5 Veggie Grill, multiple locations

If you’re a Veggie Grill regular and find comfort in the familiar, don’t try to cook anything fancy, just trust in your go-to lunch spot. The new Thanksgiving Feast for 4 includes four individual Turkey Wellingtons with mushroom walnut stuffing, mashed potatoes with porcini gravy, green beans with everything bagel butter, cranberry sauce, and mac and cheese. Trays of carrot cake or Chocolate Spice Pumpkin Cake are also available to add on. Order before November 16 to secure your Thanksgiving feast!
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6 Green New American Vegetarian in Tempe, AZ

Arizona locals, take note—this Thanksliving menu is only available for pick up at the Tempe location. Even if it’s out of the way for Phoenix residents, one look at the menu will motivate you to make the drive. Where else can you find a Seitan Turkey Breast with “Giblet” Gravy, Smoked Paprika Sweet Corn, or a Winter Berry Organic Oat Granola Cobbler?
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7 Chef Tanya’s Kitchen in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, CA

Chef Tanya Petrovna has transformed this desert resort town into a vegan oasis through her expansion of her namesake café. This year’s takeaway Thanksgiving menu is even more robust than the last, featuring a show-stopping Very Voluptuous Vellington, Where’s the Meat Loaf?, a four-pack of addictively good, classic sides; Organic Turkey Love Roasts, and organic pumpkin pie. Those who miss the order deadline of November 19 may luck out and find a few of these items stocked in the restaurant’s grab-and-go refrigerated cases. 
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8 Native Foods, multiple locations

The Original Native Wellington is back and available for shipping! We stock up on this puff pastry-encased centerpiece every year. All Native Foods locations are offering full Thanksgiving feasts to-go that include the Wellington, Cranberry Shallot Stuffing, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Homestyle Gravy, and green bean casserole. For those who like to pick and choose, these options can also be ordered a la carte.
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9 Pingala Cafe in Burlington, VT

Those who reside near Ben & Jerry’s HQ can rely on this quaint vegan restaurant for all of their Thanksgiving staples. The eight-course meal is available in half (two to three servings) or full (four to five servings) orders. Expect a chef-y twist on Thanksgiving classics such as Fennel-Sage Seitan Stuffing, Crushed German Butter Potatoes, Garlic-Herb Crusted Tofu, and Mixed Mushroom Pan Gravy.
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10 Watercourse Foods in Denver, CO

Fans of the always buzzing City, O’ City should look to its sister restaurant, Watercourse Foods, for its traditional holiday menu. Vegan mains include a “turkey-” style seitan roast or flaky vegetable pot pie. Build your meal by adding a side of potatoes au gratin, Root Vegetable Stuffing, Baked Brie, Harissa Glazed Carrots, and Herb Gravy. Plagued by indecisiveness yet? End your meal on a sweet note with a slice each of Dutch apple and pumpkin pie.
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11Real Food Daily in Los Angeles, CA

This Los Angeles vegan institution is continuing its tradition of offering an eight-course Thanksgiving feast for $60 per person. Order the meal for yourself and savor your hickory-smoked, maple-carved jackfruit as your relatives politely pick at a dry, overcooked turkey. Alternatively, pick and choose family-style portions of your favorite dishes to feed a crowd.
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12 The Butcher’s Son in Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA

We’ve searched vegan spots nationwide, but this delicatessen and bakery is the only place we’ve found a one-pound plant-based turkey roast with a crispy skin. Pre-orders have now closed, but select holiday items are still available for purchase in-store at this deli’s Berkeley outpost.
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13 Whole Foods Market, nationwide

In partnership with vegan celebrity chef Chloe Coscarelli, this vegan-friendly grocer launched a complete vegan feast and a la carte options beginning in November. The comprehensive Vegan Meal for two includes a Cremini Mushroom Roast with gravy, Miso Creamed Greens, Coconut Sweet Potato Casserole, Jalapeño Cornbread Dressing, and Pumpkin Curry Soup. Other festive items include Spinach Artichoke Puffs, Cider-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pepitas, and vegan apple and pumpkin pies.
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14 Cafe Sunflower in Atlanta, GA

Visiting a not-so-vegan-friendly household for Thanksgiving? Atlanta residents can rely on Cafe Sunflower’s Thanksgiving Take Home For One. The satisfying box includes a realistic-looking golden soy turkey, Herb Mashed Potatoes, Holiday Stuffing with Winter Root Vegetables, Wild Mushroom Gravy, and Braised Green Beans. Complete the meal with a slice of vegan pie or caramel cake supplied by Southern Sweets Bakery.
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15Erin McKenna’s Bakery, multiple locations

If you’re a wizard in the kitchen when it comes to savory dishes but fail epically at baking, check out Erin McKenna’s Bakery. While storefronts are located in Los Angeles, New York City, and Orlando, her Thanksgiving goodies ship nationwide. From cinnamon crumb-topped coffee cake to savory umami Veggie Bomb biscuits, this baking pioneer has you covered. If you’re fortunate enough to live near a bakery, skip the shipping costs and pick up a pumpkin pie!
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16 Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis, MN 

Available for both takeout and nationwide delivery, this vegan deli and butchery has options for large family feasts and more intimate family meals. The expansive Turkey-Free Feast includes seven of the company’s festive meats, cheeses, and sauces—plus a bag of Dandies marshmallows to top homemade sweet potato casseroles. The a la carte menu allows customers to mix-and-match their favorites. We highly suggest the Unstuffed Turkey Roast, brie, and meatloaf.
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17 VEG’D in Costa Mesa, CA

Thanksgiving dinner from a drive-thru? When celebrity restaurateur Matthew Kenney is behind the concept, we don’t second guess it. This quick service, Orange County hotspot is offering seven-course Thanksgiving meals that feed two or four, each featuring tender Kale & Beet Salad, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, truffle mac and cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, Beef & Vegetable Wellington, green beans with mushrooms, and sweet apple cobbler. Pro tip: bring a cooler with you and order some vanilla soft serve to top that cobbler. 
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18 7 Vegans HI in Honolulu, HI

Taking a vacation from the mainland this holiday? Recreate a traditional Thanksgiving from the comfort of your O’ahu AirBnB by ordering takeout from this vegan cottage business. The dinner-for-one Thanksliving Special includes a slice of meatloaf, a “Turkey” cutlet with gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, spiced cranberries, a bread roll, and your choice of pumpkin pie or Pumkin Crunch Bar slice. As a small, DM-to-order business, quantities are limited, so order now before they sell out.
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