If it’s your first time hosting your family for the holiday or you’re just too exhausted this year to spend a day or two preparing a meal, fret not. You can order a Thanksgiving dinner takeout with all of the trimmings – from traditional sides to crave-worthy desserts from one of these NYC restaurants offering Turkey Day dishes to-go. By Sarah Shaker.
Let Alobar in LIC do all the cooking for you this Thanksgiving. Pre-order an entire dinner of classic American dishes for $25 per person. This meal includes Roasted Turkey, Pan Gravy, Maple Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussel Sprouts, Whipped Potatoes and Cranberry Stuffing. They are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but you can pick up your order either Tuesday or Wednesday November 20 and 21. Orders must be in by November 16th.
If you’re entertaining at home and want a no-cook hearty Thanksgiving dinner, Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem is offering a $159 package to serve 8-12 guests. Your order can be picked up 2 days in advance and even comes with heating pans and instructions to make sure it’s served piping hot. The meal includes a 14lb pit roasted turkey, homemade turkey giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes and the choice of two homemade pies.
A.G. Kitchen is offering an eclectic Thanksgiving for both dine-in on Thanksgiving and takeout to host in your home. Chef Alex Garcia’s Thanksgiving takeout menu goes for $159 to feed eight and features a Whole Roasted Turkey, plus Latin American-style sides like Roasted Calabaza Pumpkin Soup, Sweet Plantain and Sausage Stuffing and Sangrias Braised String Beans. Take out orders must be placed by 5 pm on Tuesday, November 20th. You can also order an individualized version of the same holiday meal for $29 per person.
A Latin Thanksgiving Feast is available to go at Havana Central. This meal features Savory Ground Beef Sweet Plantain Casserole, Havana Corn on the Cob, entrée choice of Cuban Spiced Turkey Breats or a Pig Roast, sides like Chorizo Stuffing and Garlic Mash and with the sweet ending of Pumpkin Flan for $33 per person. For something really out of the ordinary, order their Latin Whole Suckling Pig served with traditional Cuban sides for $525 to feed a hungry party of 15 guests.
This year have your Thanksgiving dinner prepared in Barrio 47′s custom wood-fired brick oven rather than on your mini apartment stove. Barrio 47′s Turkey Dinner To Go serves 4 to 6 guests for $140, including a turkey with all of the fixings, including cranberry sauce, truffle mashed potatoes, panettone stuffing, roasted brussel sprouts, butternut squash and roasted fennel.
From essential ingredients to side dishes and desserts, Pies N Thighs in Brooklyn has got you covered. All of their Thanksgiving to go specials come with heating instructions and separately packed garnishes, so everything is served hot and tasty at your table. Trays of sides, like their Mac N’ Cheese or Apple and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing can be ordered in sizes serving 10-15 or 20-30 hungry guests. Turkey Brine, recipe and brining bag are being sold for $10 to get your homemade bird done right, and Brown Turkey Gravy is offered by the quart. For fresh pies, choose from Pumpkin Spice, Bourbon Pecan, Apple, Banana Cream, or their newcomer Sweet Potato with Toasted Marshmallow. Orders must be places by Saturday, November 17 and picked up on Wednesday, November 21.
Clinton Street Baking Co.
So you’ve got the savory menu down, but still looking for homemade sweets? Clinton Street Baking Co., the Lower East Side’s favorite spot for pancakes and brunch, is offering dessert, biscuits and bread orders to go. For pies, choose from Pumpkin Butterscotch, Organic Apple Crumb and Maple Bourbon Pecan. If you’re in need of breads at your Thanksgiving table, check out the Mini Buttermilk Biscuits and Mini Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins, both which can be ordered by the dozen. Orders will be taken through November 20 at noon. Pies must be picked up by 10pm on Wednesday, November 21.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.