Thanksgiving is almost here. If you’re worried about burning the turkey or simply not making the grade when it comes to the holiday feast, fret not. You can order the takeout version with all of the trimmings. From traditional sides to the sweetest desserts these New York City restaurants are offering Turkey Day dishes to-go. But hurry, you’ll need to get order in quickly. By Sarah Shaker.
Your favorite TriBeCa restaurant for comfort food – and of course pie – has recently opened a location in the Meatpacking District. Bubby’s High Line is serving brunch all day, and stays open late – 22 hours to be exact – so you can order to-go at a take-out window or nab some sweets inside. Whether you’ll be celebrating the holiday at home or visiting family out of the city this year, you can order Bubby’s famous pies for delivery across the US. Go with a traditional Pumpkin Pie or treat your loved ones to creative flavors like Apple Whiskey Crumble or Michigan Sour Cherry. Pies ordered by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays will be shipped out the same week. Bubby’s ships Monday-Wednesday for arrivals Wednesday-Friday.
Raymi’s Thanksgiving To-Go presents a full family-style dinner including a 16 lb turkey marinated in a special blend of vegetables and spices for extraordinary flavor and moisture, ready to roast according to instructions provided by Raymi Executive Chef Erik Ramirez in the comfort of your own kitchen. All the fixings and sides, including Roast Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Buttered Brioche Dinner Rolls, will be packaged for simple re-heating. Orders must be placed by November 22 with pick-up on Wednesday, November 27th before 10:00 p.m.
Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue
At Fletcher’s they’ll be smoking Dickson’s Farmstand Meats on site available for pickup on Wednesday, November 27, as the restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Orders for Maple and Red Oak Smoked 12-14 lb turkeys must be placed a week in advance. Fletcher’s will also have full dinner options including cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans and yams to accompany your smoked turkey. And if you live on the other side of the river, this Brooklyn restaurant will be offering prepared wood-smoked turkeys at Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in the Chelsea Market, so you don’t have to travel to Gowanus for a top-notch barbecue Thanksgiving.
Jones Wood Foundry
Chef Jason Hicks is preparing Thanksgiving dinner at Jones Wood Foundry on the Upper East Side. Dine-in from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to enjoy a prix-fixe featuring butternut squash ravioli with split pea and smoked ham hock broth, traditional roast turkey and all the trimmings and pumpkin pie. An a la carte menu will also be available. For take-out, order the three-course Traditional Turkey Dinner ‘To-Go’ with the same delicious dishes available when dining in, which will be ready for pick up on Thanksgiving Day from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Chef John Stage will be offering Thanksgiving take-out packages at every Dinosaur Bar-B-Que location this year. Go all out with a Turkey Deluxe for 8-10 guests including all-natural 12-14 lb. pit-smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing, homemade gravy, choice of side and two homemade pies. Or make your own sides and order a Turkey Solo serving 8-10 guests for an all-natural 12-14 lb. pit-smoked turkey and homemade gravy. Dinners must be picked up the day before Thanksgiving at your local Dinosaur BBQ location.
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While not exactly Thanksgiving dinner, this pumpkin-turkey-gravy doughnut from Zucker Bakery sure gives the Thanksgiving croissant from Momofuku Milk Bar a run for its money. The rich treat is actually a twist on a Hanukkah goodie — the doughtnut — and stuffed with traditional Thanksgiving favorites. There are two varieties available: One doughnut comes with turkey and gravy, the other with turkey and cranberry. The East Village bakery is also serving sweet potato version with toasted marshmallow.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.