Happy Thanksgiving on black table with pumpkins and corn in the corner

Eat a delicious Thanksgiving meal safely during the pandemic

Safe Thanksgiving takeout or delivery options in and near Palo Alto, CA

Well, there’s no way around it—2020 has been a difficult and complicated year. With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic upending everything and still being a concern as we head into the holiday season, we all have to make some adjustments to our usual plans. Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and while it is normally a time when people gather with friends and family for a massive meal, this year we have to rethink plans and be more careful so everyone can have a chance to do Thanksgiving properly next year. With that said, there are still options if you want to have a tasty meal with those in your household this year and you don’t feel like cooking the meal yourself! Read ahead for some safe Thanksgiving takeout or delivery options in and near Palo Alto, CA. Be sure to contact any restaurant you order from to check their safety protocols for yourself, as safety is never a guarantee.

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Restaurants offering Thanksgiving takeout or delivery 

As a Palo Alto resident, you know that there are plenty of food options in the area, so by no means is this list all-inclusive. With that being said, here are a few suggestions for restaurants and bakeries that will be open for takeout or delivery for your Thanksgiving meals, whether you want a traditional turkey meal or prefer something else. You can even order up some Thanksgiving desserts ahead of time in some cases! Further details on ordering for pick-up or delivery can be found on each of their respective websites, and you are welcome to contact them to check on any of their safety protocols. 

woman at restaurant handing over carryout food bag while wearing a face mask and gloves
Thanksgiving food set on the table viewed from the top

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

180 El Camino Real # G-2

Palo Alto, CA 94304


236 Hamilton Avenue 

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Rangoon & Burma Ruby

445 Emerson Street

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Palo Alto Creamery

566 Emerson St

Palo Alto, CA 94301

The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse 

4261 W El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Safety resources for California residents 

No matter what you do for Thanksgiving or any time during the pandemic, please be sure to follow guidelines and advice set forth by health and medical experts. Everyone can try to be safe, but there are never guarantees for safety, so be sure to be as safe and cautious as you can in accordance with health guidelines. The common refrains of wearing face masks, maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet from others outside your household, and proper handwashing and sanitation practices remain. Here are a few resources for more information on COVID-19 precautions. 

Santa Clara County Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention