Hosting Thanksgiving is just about the most noble thing you can do this time of year. But who’s got the time and space to pull an entire turkey dinner out of their oven?
Leave the cooking to the professionals by ordering your holiday spread from these restaurants and markets around New York City.
The hardest part will be picking up your meal (though some can be delivered!) and perfecting your poker face while telling your guests the mashed potatoes were your great-grandmother’s recipe.
Cookout season doesn’t have to be over with a barbecue-style Thanksgiving from Blue Smoke. They’ve got packages for parties of four ($100), six ($175) and 10 ($225) with smoked turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry chutney, Blue Smoke biscuits and a choice of Key lime, pumpkin or pecan pies. Order by Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. from either the Flatiron (212-447-7733) or Battery Park City location (212-889-2005) for pickup from Nov. 15 through Thanksgiving at noon.
City Acres Market
Downtown’s newest food hall and its big brother in Williamsburg City Acres Market are cooking up Classic Holiday Turkey Dinners for $229 (8-10) or $359 (10-14) that include a cooked turkey, gravy, cranberry relish, butternut squash soup or corn chowder, vegetable or meat stuffing, steamed or grilled vegetables, mashed Idaho or sweet potatoes and choice of apple, pecan or pumpkin pie. All of the sides are also available individually, plus lemon-roasted potatoes, rainbow quinoa and candied yams are available in small (8) or large (15) servings. 11 Broadway, Brooklyn, 347-987-3740, 70 Pine St., Lower Manhattan, 917-261-4530, email@example.com
If you’re maybe not looking to put on the usual holiday pounds, Westside Market offers a “Healthy” Turkey Dinner ($89.99, 4-6 people) in addition to its full Turkey Dinner ($149.99 — or $20 less if you want to cook the turkey yourself, serves 6-8). The 12-14 pound turkey is roasted with spices and herb butter, plus steamed veggies, mashed or sweet potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and your choice of pie. For the healthy option, you get turkey breast, cranberry, baked yams, cranberry sauce, butternut squash with kale and, because this is supposed to be a holiday after all, your choice of pie. Free delivery within 10 blocks, wmarketnyc.com
Bistro Chat Noir
Get a right-size Thanksgiving for your party, whether that’s a party of one or a group of up to six, from the French restaurant with a Southern sensibility, Bistro Chat Noir. The Gourmet-to-Go Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets start at $45 for one and go up to $225 for a group of 4-6 with roast turkey roulade, Southern-style cornbread stuffing, toasted marshmallow sweet potatoes, shallot green beans, cranberry sauce and turkey jus reduction. Additional sides of cauliflower gratin, sauteed spinach or Brussels sprouts are $15. Pick up Nov. 22 or 23, 212-794-2428; 22 E. 66th St., Upper East Side
That’s right, you can get Thanksgiving dinner made with recipes by the chefs behind the World’s Best Restaurant. Eleven Madison Park’s fast-casual sister Made Nice is offering a family-style feast for eight people for $250 with all the classics: roasted turkey with sausage stuffing baked in the bird, potato puree, gravy, roasted autumn vegetables, green bean casserole and cranberry chutney. Add-ons like pies, soup and garlic rolls are also available. Order by Nov. 21 at noon, pick up on Nov. 23 by 3 p.m., firstname.lastname@example.org; 8 W. 28th St., Flatiron
Hill Country Barbecue Market
The Rancher’s Feast ($225, serves 8-10) at Hill Country Barbecue Market starts with a 14-pound pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy, then piles on skillet cornbread with ancho-honey butter, a choice of four sides (sweet potato bourbon mash, Texas toast stuffing, green bean casserole, collard greens, mac & cheese, corn pudding, confetti coleslaw and cranberry sauce) and a choice of pie (bourbon pecan, caramel apple streusel, pumpkin). Order by Nov. 19 at hillcountry.com/nyc or call 646-380-5873.
Le Coq Rico
Michelin-starred chef Antoine Westermann will be preparing heritage turkeys whose lineage can be traced back 174 years — not quite Mayflower material, but they are the oldest breed in the country. Fully prepared as part of a meal for 6-8 people, Le Coq Rico’s Bourbon Red Turkey (9lbs) comes stuffed with housemade bread, eggs, herbs, roasted onions and chestnuts, plus sides of fricassée (red cabbage, chestnuts, apples), butternut and citrus purée, celeriac confit and jus reduction for $280. Order by Nov. 16. 30 E. 20th St., Flatiron, 212-267-7426
Park Slope’s specialty grocer Bklyn Larder brines a New York-raised turkey and turns it into a roll with sausage stuffing ($67 for 4-6, $133 for 8-10), plus giblet gravy ($15/pint), green bean casserole ($17.50/pound), cauliflower gratin with Gruyère ($6.50/$13), olive oil crushed potatoes ($12/lb), Brussels sprouts with chorizo and piquillo peppers ($19/lb), roasted acorn squash ($8/half) and pies ($40). Order by Nov. 17 at 718-783-1250, 228 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
White Gold Butchers
For Turkey Day 2017, butcher shop/restaurant White Gold offers cooked ($196) and uncooked ($119, $160) birds, plus sourdough bread stuffing ($18/qt), roasted pumpkin ($16/qt), buttermilk mashed potatoes ($16/qt), gravy ($7.50/cup) and cranberry sauce ($8/cup). Special requests are welcome and delivery is available (Manhattan only) on Nov. 20-22; pickup is Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 by noon. 375 Amsterdam Ave., 212-362-8734, whitegoldbutchers.com
Have a nontraditional but totally delicious Thanksgiving feast from Oaxaca Taqueria. The Mexican Thanksgiving to Go comes in Lightweight (8-12, $195) and Heavyweight (16-20, $295) packages that include roasted turkey breast with mole gravy, elote cornbread stuffing, candied sweet potato with blue agave, and roasted Brussels sprouts in mission fig vinaigrette. Must order by Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., pick up at 424 Amsterdam Ave. (Manhattan) or 1053 Atlantic Ave. (Brooklyn), call 718-622-0859 or visit oaxacatacos.com
Smile to Go
DUMBO’s new all-day cafe Smile to Go has your Thanksgiving needs covered with an apple-cider brined turkey (12-14lbs, $75 for half or $150 whole) and sides ($25 4-6, $50 10-15) including roasted beets and sweet potatoes, green bean, rainbow carrots, Brussels sprouts, sourdough stuffing with dates and sweet Italian sausage and mashed potatoes. Order by Nov. 20 at 4 p.m., fill out PDF and bring it in or email email@example.com, pick up Nov. 23 before 3 p.m., delivery available for an extra charge
Buy your Thanksgiving dinner online and pick it up at your local Whole Foods. The grocer has packages from $59.99 for two to $249.99 for 12, with options for regular or organic roast turkey. Sides vary by package and include traditional herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and kale, green beans with crispy garlic, organic cranberry-orange sauce and organic turkey gravy.
From the turkey to dessert, Eli Zabar’s Thanksgiving Catering Menu has you covered. Get your roasted turkey whole (starting at $145 for 14-16 pound bird) or as boneless breasts ($95 for 3lbs), plus sides like corn chowder ($20/qt), mushroom and caramelized onion stuffing ($16.95), glazed butternut squash ($16/lb), creamed spinach ($18/pint) and tons more, including pies and cookies. Or if you’re not into turkey, they have a whole assortment of hams as well. Delivery offered in Manhattan until 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. elizabar.com
If you’re willing to do a little heavy lifting with the bird, Market.Kitchen.Table. will hook you up with all the delicious and healthy sides made only with olive or coconut oil. The Everything But The Turkey M.K.T. Thanksgiving comes with six sides, sage and coconut whipped sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, sourdough, apple and greens stuffing, kale salad with cranberry vinaigrette, sweet & sour cranberry chutney, corn & seed bread, turkey and vegetarian gravies, and an apple pear crumble. The feast feeds 10 for $350. For an extra $25, they’ll deliver to your door on Nov. 21-22. Order by Nov. 18, pick up on Nov. 22. Call 718-624-5600 or visit marketkitchentable.com, 521 Court St., Brooklyn
Get a full Thanksgiving spread in three different sizes brought to your door by FreshDirect: small ($89, serves 2-4), medium ($159, serves 6-8) and large ($219, serves 10-12). Each meal comes with a turkey, cornbread and sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans almondine. Order for delivery Nov. 20-23, freshdirect.com