Every foodie’s favorite holiday is finally here! We can already smell the turkey and freshly baked pies wafting through the house. Although everyone celebrates differently, one thing we can guarantee is that Thanksgiving Day will consist of mild family drama and way too much food. Whoever said Christmas was the happiest time of year was seriously mistaken. Below we’ve compiled the best spots in San Diego to get your fix before, during and after the holidays. Get the stretchy pants ready, because we’re about to feast.
Everyone’s favorite local pot pie shop is gearing up for Thanksgiving with a new lineup of turkey-centric pies. If you’ve never been to Pop Pie Co., it’s a fast-casual specialty pie shop located in University Heights. Pop Pie continuously comes out with new seasonal pies to keep their customers guessing. This month, Pop Pie has a selection of Thanksgiving pies, starting with their delicious Turkey Pot Pie, filled with fresh turkey breast, garden vegetables, pearl onions, house-made stuffing, creamy herb sauce and topped with spiced cranberry sauce. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter the Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese will do the trick. To wash your meal down make sure you try one of Pop Pie’s coffee drinks, like the Stereo Blend drip or the Affogato.
Never to be outdone, Stuffed has released a Thanksgiving burger that could feed your entire family. Known for their massive portions, Stuffed creates modern comfort food that stretches your waistline, not your wallet. Go to their original location at Liberty Public Market to try out the Gobbler, a massive burger topped with shredded turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce. If the Gobbler sounds too intense, take a trip to the new Stuffed location in Pacific Beach for one of their tried and true favorites. You can never go wrong with the Pow, an American cheese stuffed patty, with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and stuffed sauce, or the build your own Mac n’ Cheese. For a sweet treat, grab the Fried Oreos, because you can always go to the gym after the Holidays.
Some years the idea of preparing your own Thanksgiving feast is just too stressful. Thankfully, Indigo Grill wants to take the work out of the holidays for you by serving a three-course menu of traditional Thanksgiving grub on Thanksgiving Day. For just $44.95/adult or $13.95/children, you can dine on Shaved Pear & Apple Salad, Herb Roasted Free Range Sonoma Turkey, Hickory Smoked Pork Ribs, Fresh Churros and more delectable offerings. Kids will have their choice of a traditional Turkey Dinner with stuffing and mashed potatoes, Mac n Cheese or Chicken Fingers. Bring the whole family to a dinner they won’t forget, and a mess you’ll never have to clean.
For an Italian spin on an American holiday, try out Davanti Enoteca in Little Italy this Thanksgiving. From 12 pm to 8 pm Davanti Enoteca will be serving Thanksgiving-inspired dishes alongside their regular menu. The Thanksgiving Day offerings include Tacchino Involtini, a roasted and stuffed local turkey with vegetables, chestnut stuffing, sage gravy and cranberry conserva, Agnolotti Al Burro Salvia, a local squash agnolotti with brown butter, sage and toasted local hazelnuts, and Crostata di Zucca, a spiced pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. It might not be traditional, but it’s definitely delicious. If you already have Thanksgiving Day plans, make sure to stop by Davanti Enoteca on our next Downtown Walking Tour!
Sick of Thanksgiving leftovers? Head to Buona Forchetta for a Black Friday feast, sans the turkey. If you haven’t been to the new Buona Forchetta location in Liberty Station you’re in for an added treat. The restaurant is outfitted with two pizza ovens, beautiful tile work, and rustic decor. While you’re taking in the scenery order one of Buona Forchetta’s famous pizzas, like the Nicola, a classic Italian pizza with mozzarella, mushroom, prosciutto di parma, and truffle oil, or the Francesca, a fried pizza with prosciutto cotto, mushrooms, and ricotta cheese. At Buona Forchetta no pizza is a bad pizza, so grab a few friends and reflect on another Thanksgiving survived with your family.
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