Thanksgiving Helpers: Tart from Le Dix-Sept and the Full Spread from Luke's Local


The pumpkin chocolate tart from Le Dix-Sept Pâtisserie. Photo courtesy Le Dix-Sept.

Thanksgiving can be a handful, and sometimes the best way to have a great meal is to outsource a little—especially if you have a teeny-tiny city kitchen. (It’s okay, we won’t tell.) Here are a few ideas of places that can give you a helping hand (and we’ve even taste-tested some of these fabulous treats—yeah, it’s exhausting).

Are you on dessert duty but looking for a pie alternative? The talented folks at ~LE DIX-SEPT PÂTISSERIE~ have crafted a showstopper of a pumpkin chocolate tart this year, with TCHO milk chocolate ganache and organic pumpkin purée with notes of cinnamon and honey—it’s like a love child of pumpkin pie and a chocolate pudding tart, with pepitas on top. And boy, does it work. It’s available in two sizes: an 8-inch ($40) for 6-8 people (although some people may want to eat the whole thing themselves) or a 9.5-inch ($48) for 8-10 people. And check this magic out: delivery is available the day before Thanksgiving within the city, or you can arrange to pick it up. Orders can be placed by email.

~LUKE’S LOCAL~ can help you out with a variety of Thanksgiving options, whether you choose à la carte (they have a bunch of great side dishes) or an entire meal, which includes smoked and brined BN Ranch turkey from Jablow’s Meats; pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies from Black Jet Baking Co.; sides like tasty green beans from Luke’s Local; shrubs from Bar Jars (hey, you need something to drink); and bread from Josey Baker and Bread SRSLY (gluten-free bread). What I really loved in their list of options is the carafe of “The Prescription” from SoW Juice—totally genius and so perfect for the day after. Luke’s even offers a Thanksgiving bouquet of flowers for the table. Delivery is available Wednesday November 27th from 4pm-8pm in San Francisco, the East Bay, and the Peninsula (or you can pick your order up).

The online shelves at ~GOOD EGGS~ are loaded with Thanksgiving options, from a pumpkin pie from Three Babes Bakeshop to biscuits (or biscuit dough) from Batter Bakery to heritage turkeys.

If you need a great bird for your oven, be sure to check out the turkey roti from ~OLIVIER’S BUTCHERY~ in Dogpatch. This beauty is deboned, stuffed, tied, and ready to roast in the oven. Details and ordering instructions here. 1074 Illinois St. at 22nd St., 415-558-9887.

Look for more Thanksgiving updates in tablehopper soon, but we thought we’d start with this for now!