When a Non-Trad Turkey is Just the Ticket—Some O.C. Options

Roast turkey, bread stuffing, giblet gravy, sweet potatoes… we all know the drill. Maybe this Thanksgiving you’re in the mood for something a little different. Here are a few Orange County non-trad takeaway turkey options.

99 Ranch

Cantonese-style roast turkeys are available at the larger of the two Irvine locations of this pan-Asian supermarket, but not at any of its three other Orange County stores. The $39.95 cost includes marinated sweet rice. Order by Sunday, Nov. 20; pick up Wednesday the 24th. 15333 Culver Drive, Irvine, 949-651-8899.


Orange County sister restaurant to San Francisco’s and Beverly Hills’ modern Vietnamese Crustacean, AnQi offers a roast turkey subtly seasoned with sage, thyme, and the Vietnamese citrus herb tiato for $95. Order by Monday, Nov. 21 for Wednesday pickup, or, for a fee, have it delivered. 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-557-5679.

Clay Oven

For Thanksgiving, Irvine’s popular Indian restaurant Clay Oven offers turkey cooked in its tandoor oven for $59.95. Marinated and cooked without skin, stuffed with spiced vegetable basmati rice, the turkey also comes with cranberry chutney. Order by Tuesday, Nov. 22; pick up Nov. 24, or Thanksgiving day before 3 p.m. 15435 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, 949-552-2851.

Scotty’s Smokehouse

This well-respected barbecue house in the city of Orange offers smoked turkeys for $52.99. (Smoked hams, too: $62.99) Order by Saturday, Nov. 19, and pick up Wednesday, Nov. 24. 220 E. Katella Ave., Orange, 714-997-3804.

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