Local Links: Thanksgiving in the East Bay

photo: Kitchener

photo: Kitchener

Thanksgiving: if you’re cooking at home, going out to eat, or shopping the day after, I’ve got you covered.

  • Kitchener is celebrating Oakland Food Policy’s 5th Anniversary with a Pre-Thanksgiving Pop-Up. Expect free entry, local artisans offering  foods $5 and under, beer, art and wine.

  • BUILD Pizzeria Roma and Berkeley Underground, will be hosting a fundraising event for the Berkeley Police Officers Association’s first annual Turkey Basket Drive. It’s an art show and mixer and “100% of the proceeds of art sales, and 10% of all food and beverage sales will go to the purchase of turkey baskets for struggling Berkeley Families.”

  • You can get started with your holiday shopping because Rachel Saunders will be signing copies of her new cookbook Blue Chair Cooks with Jam and Marmalade.  There will be tastings too!

  • Are you having Thanksgiving at your place this year?  Don’t be afraid to get some help from The Pasta Shop.  They’re making Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing and more so you don’t have to.

  • I first heard about Josephine a couple months ago.  Home cooks provide dinner and you just pick up in Oakland and Berkeley.  They’re also offering help with Thanksgiving this year.

  • Grand Lake Kitchen is expanding next door!  I’ll let you know when they share more details, but in the meantime you should know that they’re hosting a holiday gift bazaar and offering holiday pies (Pecan, Pumpkin, Apple).

  • Pie Hole also has your Thanksgiving sweet tooth covered with Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan and Sweet Potato pies.

  • If you don’t really feel like cooking, Lungomare is serving Thanksgiving dinner.  with mains and seven side dishes served family-style.

  • There are lots of other restaurants serving Thanksgiving over on Open Table.

  • And skip the malls and shop local after Thanksgiving for Plaid Friday.  Plus, there’s free coffee!

Christina Mitchell

Christina Mitchell

Christina is the founder of East Bay Dish and a social media marketing consultant. If you want to attract more customers with social media, click on my picture 🙂
Christina Mitchell

Latest posts by Christina Mitchell (see all)