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D.C. Thanksgiving Guide 2016

If Thanksgiving crept up on you, like it did on us, you may find yourself scrambling to make last minute plans. That’s why we’ve curated a round-up of where to dine out, order in, and recover with your loved ones this Thanksgiving, because if there was ever a year to be extra thankful for your friends and family, this is it.

We hope you have a relaxing and delicious Thanksgiving holiday!

Dine out:


This Thanksgiving, Central Michel Richard will serve up a special three-course prix-fixe menu for $55 for adults and $27 for children 12 and under. Thanksgiving staples like turkey, mushroom stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce are all on the menu along with atypical dishes like gratinée French onion soup and warm spinach salad with mushrooms. And, of course there are dessert options, too: Central’s famous chocolate bar, cranberry and almond bread pudding, and pumpkin pie. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Order Dinner:

B Too

B Too can take care of your whole Thanksgiving feast! Place your order for your whole, organic free-range turkey and five sides, which serves 8 people. Or, order a stuffed turkey breast and five sides, which serves 4 people.  Order Thanksgiving pies, like pumpkin and pecan pie, from the in-house pastry chef.  Turkeys are available for pick up between 8 a.m.-11:45 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, or by delivery. Order your bird and sides here, or call (202) 627-2800. 1324 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Belga Café

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and let someone else do the work. Order a whole, organic, free-range Turkey, roasted in oven with five sides for $185 or get a stuffed turkey breast for $89. They’re offering all of your favorite sides–crafted from fresh, local ingredients with their signature gourmet touch. Try the green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and much more! All orders can be picked up at Belga Café on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th from 9 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. or get everything delivered to your D.C. abode. 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Take your turkey to-go or dine in-house at Bidwell’s this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a sustainable meal with a slow-roasted, all-natural Heritage turkey, rooftop-grown greens, sourdough stuffing, Maple sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and apple pie. Pick up your bird and fixings from Bidwell on November 23rd between 8-10 p.m. or on Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Email or call Kelsie to place your order at 202-547-0172. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


The Bird

Get your bird from The Bird today! Choose between a roasted New York duck or a roasted heritage Amish turkey. Enjoy whipped potatoes, cornbread stuffing, roasted butternut squash, Heirloom carrots, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Pick up your feast on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. or on Thanksgiving Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. 1337 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Glen’s Garden Market

This year, Glen’s is very excited to offer to roast whole turkeys for the first time! Their GMO-free, hormone-free turkeys are currently leading a very happy life at Rambling River Pasture, a family farm in Pennsylvania. All items are available a la carte, giving you the flexibility to build your ideal Thanksgiving tables. Glen’s will have pick-up and delivery available all month long, including open hours at both stores on Thanksgiving Day from 9am-2pm to help make sure you’ve got everything you need to make your day perfect. 2001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1924 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Via Umbria

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a farm-raised turkey on your table! Avoid the holiday rush and pre-order with Via Umbria in Georgetown. Their birds will be arriving from Fields of Athenry farm of Purcellville, Virginia. Their turkeys come in a wide range of sizes and are all raised cage free, with no added hormones, all natural diets, and minimal interference. Order your bird and sides a la carte and delight your family and friends. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

For Dessert:

Colada will be offering Caribbean inspired Thanksgiving pies–Apple-Guava and Dulce de Leche Pumpkin–for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23rd and Thursday, November 24th. The pies serve six to eight people and are $25. 1405 T St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 21430 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling, VA


Post-Turkey Recovery Plan:

Logan 14 Salon & Spa 

This Black Friday, Logan 14 is offering a $125 gift card for only $100. Pamper yourself or your family this holiday season with massages, haircuts, pedicures, and more. The gift card can only be used for services, not products. 1314 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Black Friday Gift Card 2016

Black Friday Brunch:

Busboys and Poets

Busboys & Poets is a cozy bookstore and restaurant with an affordable menu and casual vibes. Breakfast comes just as you’d expect: with no frills, and sometimes that’s just what you need. Choose from one of the many omelets and egg dishes, or sweet potato pancakes. We loved the Benedict and French toast. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. See our review here. 2021 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Coupe, The Diner, Tryst, and Open City

We love the coffee shop vibes and free WiFi at this group of mostly 24/7 establishments. We particularly enjoy the pastries and coffees— as all Bitches do. Choose from pancakes, French toast, omelets, Benedicts, frittatas, and much more. We love the bagel bar at Tryst and the greasy (in the best way) sandwiches from The Diner. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Coupe and all day and night at The Diner, Tryst, and Open City.


Commissary has delicious food, fun events, a great happy hour, and a dependable, bottomless brunch. What more do you need? There are omelets, sandwiches, small plates to share, Benedicts, even pizza and burgers.  You can’t go wrong with the Benedicts, the omelets, and the quesadilla. Brunch is served every day until 4 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

El Camino

Spend the day after Thanksgiving enjoying an epic Mexican brunch. We loved the egg skillets, doughnuts, French toast, and pancakes. Make sure you order the $14 bottomless mimosas! Check out our review here. 108 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

DC Harvest

Head to our favorite H Street spot, DC Harvest, for a bottomless brunch with all seasonal, all local fare. We’re pretty sure they’ll have some Thanksgiving-esque goodies on special this time around. Read our review here. 517 H St. N.W., Washington. D.C.

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Farmers Fishers Bakers

Head to the Georgetown waterfront (if you dare) to encounter the super shoppers for a lovely brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers next to the Potomac River. The cinnamon rolls are out of this world. Not to be missed buffet items: the egg station, guacamole, caramelized grapefruit, and the eggs Benedict. There are also many more salads, dips, carving boards, and French toast stations to choose from. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the weekends. Read the Bitches review, here. 3000 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Founding Farmers

Avoid the Black Friday madness and head to Founding Farmers for a dependable brunch away from popular shopping destinations. Choose from French toast, egg scrambles, chicken & waffles, Benedicts, and more. We loved the beignets, the banana foster pancakes, the French toast, and the veggie scrambles. Breakfast is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. See our review here, and plan on a wait. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café

Kramerbooks offers a relaxing environment you might just need if you are brave enough to hit the sales today. See why we gave this book shop and cafe an “A” brunch review. We enjoyed the Benedicts, omelets, affordable prices, and lovely ambiance. Choose whatever you want from the large menu and spend the day entangled between good books and good friends. Read our review here. 1517 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Fiola Mare

Indulge in a delicious and decadent brunch at Fiola Mare for your post-turkey feast. We loved the Bloody Marys, the pastry basket, the bruschetta, and the bistecca and uova. Don’t forget to order the lemon ricotta pancakes, any of the raw bar items, or the lobster roll. Check out our A+ review here. 3050 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect place to recover from yesterday’s feast. We especially loved the mushroom strata, the breakfast potatoes, and the Chesapeake Benedict. Choose from strawberry French toast, house made granola, steak & eggs, salmon bagels, and more. Breakfast is served 7-11 a.m, Monday through Friday. Read the review here. 675 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Ted’s Bulletin

We love all the sweets and treats at Ted’s Bulletin, especially the boozy milkshakes. We recommend all of the pastries, the biscuits and gravy, and the hash browns. Ted’s offers brunch all day long, everyday. So no rush waking up early to beat the shopping traffic. 1818 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 508 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Graffiato serves delicious Italian carbs in a trendy yet classic atmosphere. We love the seasonal gnocchi, the Brussels sprouts, and the doughnuts. There are also plenty of egg dishes, French toast, breakfast pizzas, pastas, and more to choose from. Don’t skip the bottomless mimosas for $18. Read the A review here. 707 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend some quality fancy-pants brunch time at Kapnos. We loved the yogurt parfait, the chicken & waffles, and the Greek coffee waffles. Choose from spreads, small plates, sandwiches, salads, or brunch mains, such as omelets and French toast. There’s something for everyone here whether you want a lovely atmosphere, some bottomless beverages, or a solid group brunch locale. Read our review here. 2201 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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