My question is where is the best holiday meal being offered in your area? Please both best food and then best packaged meal.
Here is what people are finding in the San Francisco Bay Area according to the San Francisco Chronicle
If you're not up to preparing your own Thanksgiving meal, most supermarkets and specialty stores offer fully-cooked meals to go. Here's a selection. Be sure to note the deadline for ordering and pickup.
A.G. Ferrari. Thanksgiving dinner serves 6-8, $89.99. Includes a 3-pound roast turkey breast and 10 side dishes such as a braised potato and porcini mushroom casserole and two 6-inch dessert tortas. Side dishes are available a la carte. Order by Nov. 24 at any Bay Area location by calling (877) 878-2783, or go to agferrari.com.
Andronico's. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner, serves 8-10 people, $99.99. Includes turkey, side dishes and pumpkin pie. Items are also available a la carte. Order by Nov. 25 at any Bay Area location or go to andronicos.com.
Berkeley Bowl West. Roast free range turkey dinner, serves 6-8, $99. Includes turkey, side dishes and dessert. Other dinners available include hickory smoked spiral sliced ham dinner, serves 6-8, $99; prime rib dinner, serves 6-8, $129. Order by 5 p.m. Nov. 20 for pickup by 5 p.m. Nov. 25. 920 Heinz Ave., Berkeley; (510) 898-9555. (Not available at Oregon Street location.)
Bi-Rite Market. Thanksgiving dinner, serves 8-10, $149.99. Includes roast Diestel turkey and side dishes, but not dessert. Order by 5 p.m. Nov. 22 for pick up Nov. 24 and 25. 3639 18th St., San Francisco; (415) 241-9760 or biritemarket.com.
Bristol Farms. Holiday a la carte menu; prices and amounts vary. Entrees include roast turkey, honey spiral ham, poached salmon filet, prime rib, roast goose, pork loin and turkey breast. Order by Nov. 22 for pick up Nov. 25. Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco; (415) 979-0106 or bristolfarms.com.
Draeger's. Draeger family banquet, serves 12-14, $174.95. Includes roast turkey, side dishes and pumpkin pie. Other dinners, entrees and sides are also available. Order by phone or in person by noon Nov. 24 for pick up by 4 p.m. Nov. 25. Locations in San Mateo, Menlo Park, Los Altos and Danville. Go to draegers.com for complete menus.
Marie Callender's. Turkey dinner, serves 6-8, $99.99. Includes roast turkey, seven side dishes, pie and coffee. Also available a la carte. Order by Nov. 24 at any restaurant location or (800) 776-7437, ext. 5350 and mariecallenders.com.
Mollie Stone's. Thanksgiving dinner, serves 10-12 , $129.99. Includes free-range turkey, side dishes and pumpkin pie. A la carte items are also available. Order 48 hours in advance, and pick up by 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Visit or call any Bay Area location or go to molliestones.com.
The Pasta Shop. Roast Diestel turkey parts plus other entrees, side dishes and desserts, all a la carte. Order by 1 p.m. Nov 23 for pickup by 7 p.m. Nov. 25. 1786 Fourth St., Berkeley; (510) 528-1786. 5655 College Ave., Oakland; (510) 547-4066, or go to rockridgemarkethall.com.
Planet Organics. Organic and natural uncooked turkeys, plus a la carte side dishes available for home delivery. Order by Nov. 18. Call (800) 956-5855 or go to planetorganics.com.
Raley's/Bel Air/Nob Hill Foods. Turkey dinner, serves 8-10, $49.99; Diestel turkey dinner, serves 12, $99.99; butternut squash ravioli dinner, serves 6-8, $59.99; bourbon maple glazed ham dinner, serves 8-10, $59.99; prime rib dinner, serves 6-8, $79.99. Order as soon as possible for pick up Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. Locations throughout the Bay Area or go to raleys.com.
Safeway. Turkey dinner, serves 6-8, club price $39.99. Includes turkey, sides and pumpkin pie. Other dinner options include spiral ham or prime rib. Locations throughout the Bay Area or go to safeway.com.
Saul's Restaurant and Deli. Thanksgiving a la carte menu includes a Niman Ranch heritage turkey or Diestel turkey and sides. Order by 3 p.m. Nov. 24 for pickup by 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25. 1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; (510) 848-3354 or go to saulsdeli.com.
Whole Foods Markets. Traditional turkey dinner, serves up to 8, $99.99. Includes turkey, side dishes and pumpkin pie. Spiral cut ham dinner, New York strip roast dinner and vegan holiday dinner are also available. Ordered 48 hours in advance or by Nov. 23 at any Bay Area location or go to wholefoods.com.