CALIFORNIA — While Thanksgiving Day feasts are likely to be a little smaller this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn’t mean we’re less likely to forget the cranberry sauce, the gravy or the whipped topping for the pumpkin pie.
It’s a terrible feeling — but, luckily, there’s a list of grocery stores that will be open across California for those emergency and last-minute shopping trips.
In contrast to previous years, retail giants Target and Walmart will not be open on Thanksgiving.
Both chains made the decision in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on its website, Target said the company’s goal is to "make the holiday shopping experience simple, safe, and stress-free.”
Here are the hours for California grocery stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, along with a list of those that won’t:
Albertson’s: Select stores should be open from 6 a.m. until at least 10 p.m.
Barons Market: Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Food 4 Less: Open until 9 p.m.
Gelson's: All stores open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. (See a full list of Thanksgiving week hours here.)
Lucky: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ralph’s: Most stores will be open 5 a.m. to midnight.
Rite Aid: The majority of stores will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call ahead to confirm hours.
Safeway: Stores will be open Thanksgiving. Call ahead to confirm hours.
Save Mart: The majority of stores will be open on Thanksgiving. Last year, stores were open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sprouts: Open until 5 or 6 p.m. Call your store to confirm.
Stater Bros: Most are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call your store to confirm.
Vallarta: Open until 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Whole Foods: Hours vary by location. Many stores open at 7 a.m. and close as early as 2 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day: