· Thanksgiving Hot Dog
If you're not a fan of too-dry turkey meat, Zog's Dogs in San Francisco offers another option: the Thanksgiving dog. Swap the usual foul fowl for turkey sausage topped with mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce on a sesame seed bun. It's a portable holiday dinner for only $5.95.
· Thanksgiving Tamales
For another all-in-one holiday meal, head to Tucson Tamale Company in Tucson for Thanksgiving tamales. Roasted turkey, cranberries, carrots and celery onions are doused in gravy and all wrapped in a sage masa casing for $2.95 each. For dessert, there's also a pumpkin and spice tamale on the menu for $1.25 apiece.
Speaking of dessert, it's hard to decide which pie to serve on T-Day. But you won't have to make those hard decisions this year. Flying Monkey Patisserie in Philadelphia makes the mother of all Thanksgiving desserts with the massive more-than-a-foot-high pumpple (the $45 six-inch cake feeds 20). The everything-but-the-kitchen-sink dessert has a pumpkin pie baked into a chocolate cake with a thick layer of vanilla buttercream frosting and then an apple pie baked into a vanilla cake with more frosting slathered all over it. One slice is a meal unto itself.