Thanksgiving is all about spending time with your family and being thankful. But of course it's also about the food! And while open on Turkey Day, the rest of us will choose to spend the day at home.
Here's our list of where to buy all the ingredients you'll need for a delicious feast, or which local spots are offering pre-made turkey and fixin's.
First things first...Turkey!
Figure about one pound of turkey per person, and be sure to check out the how-to roast a turkey post by Prospect Heights Patch editor Amy Clark's sister, Melissa Clark, New York Times food writer, on Epicurious.
Where to get one:
Major supermarkets, Trader Joe's and local butcher's like and will certainly have birds of varying sizes and varieties in stock, but if you want a special turkey, a heritage breed or an organic, free range bird, try these spots.
Put in your order now!
, Park Slope
This newly opened spot in the Slope sells birds for $8.99 a pound. And though they are 100 percent free range, they are far from local. According to Brooklyn Based, the birds were raised in Bolinas, California.Call 718-398-MOOO to put in your order.
Pick up white broad breasted turkeys from DiPaola's. Whole turkeys run $3.39 per pound and bone-in-breast is $6.59 per pound. Call 609-587-9311 to order.
There are many options for turkey at this large Saturday market. Choose from DiPaola's (see above), Arcadian Pastures, which is selling geese for $7.95 per pound and white holland broad breasted turkeys for $8.95 per pound and Garden of Spice - pasture-raised white broad breasted turkeys are $5 per pound.
Garden of Spice: 518-695-6801
Prepared foods to go:
Seersucker is offering a $30 per person menu. You get: 8 oz. of roasted organic turkey and three sides (choose from mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, mac and cheese and collards with country ham). $20 gets you an 8-inch sweet potato pie. Put in your order by Wednesday! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This well-known and highly regarded steak house offers free-range turkeys for sale, brined and ready to cook, as well as a whole slew of sides including sausage stuffing, roasted root vegetables, cornbread and biscuits and much more. (See the attached PDF) Call 718-965-7040 to order.
This Park Slope spot is offering the full Thanksgiving meal, totally cooked and ready to reheat. The menu includes sweet potato puree or herbed new potatoes, roasted fall root vegetables, fresh cranberry chutney and pecan stuffing, as well as local, pasture-raised turkeys. Today is your last chance to order! Call 7180788-1810.
This Atlantic Avenue sweets and treats shop is offering many delectable desserts for Thanksgiving. Try the pumpkin shaped cake, one of many pies, a lemon bundt cake or an old-fashioned plum cake. (See the attached PDF) Place your orders by Wednesday by calling 718-246-2402.