Where to Order Prepared Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC
What’s that? You don’t want to make an elaborate, 12-dish meal in your closet-sized kitchen? Shocking. Leave the cooking to these restaurants, bakeries and markets instead, so you can focus on what’s important. (Stuffing your face and passing out at 8 p.m.) Here, our list of the best places to order Thanksgiving dinner to-go in NYC.
1. Bklyn Larder
The neighborhood provisions shop is pulling out all the stops with a full spread, including a boneless, brined turkey “roll” with sausage stuffing, sides like corn, leek and swiss chard pudding and Brussels sprouts with spicy chili crisp and maple syrup, and innovative desserts including an eggnog babka. (You’re probably going to want to pick up one of their cheese platters, too—just saying.)
228 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn; 718-783-1250 or bklynlarder.com. All orders after November 16 are subject to availability.
If you haven’t been, this Tribeca gem is absolutely worth a visit. But if you’d rather not wear your Thanksgiving pants in public (fair), you can still take advantage of turkey two ways (confit legs and sliced breast with gribenes salad) by getting it to go. As if that wasn’t classy enough, the sweet potato crostini and potato and celery root puree will really elevate your at-home affair.
508 Greenwich St.; 212-641-0654 or housemanrestaurant.com. Order by end of day Wednesday, November 25.
3. Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Unsurprisingly, this cult-fave sister-owned pie shop has mastered the art of Thanksgiving dessert, with salted-caramel apple, brown-butter pumpkin, and our favorite, the signature salty honey pie.
Multiple locations in Brooklyn; birdsblack.com. No deadline, but order early for best selection.
4. Il Buco Alimentari
While the beloved institution Il Buco hosts a dine-in Thanksgiving, its casual market counterpart brings those Italian-cooking sensibilities to a takeout feast, featuring crispy butterball potatoes and sourdough stuffing with homemade sausage. And let’s not forget about dessert—pecan chocolate tart and pear crostata are on the menu. At $450 for ten to 14 people, it’s not exactly cheap but not a bad deal either.
53 Great Jones St.; 212-837-2622 or ilbucovita.com. Order by Thursday, November 20.
5. Runner & Stone
OK, maybe you’re ambitious enough to tackle the turkey yourself, but your tiny oven can only handle so much. Leave the baked goods to Runner & Stone, whether it’s a loaf of cranberry-pecan levain (perfect for next-day sandwiches) or a pumpkin tart with maple meringue.
285 Third Ave., Brooklyn; 718-576-3360 or runnerandstone.com. Order by noon on Tuesday, November 24.
6. Pig Beach
Black pepper crusted brisket or a whole smoked heritage turkey from a barbecue master? Don’t mind if we do. And while we’re at it, we’ll take a pineapple jalapeño coleslaw and candied yams with brown sugar and maple syrup, too.
480 Union St., Brooklyn; pigbeachnyc. Order by Saturday, November 21.
7. Harold's Meat + Three
If this is how they do Thanksgiving in the South, sign us up. We'll take the buttermilk biscuits, creamed pearl onions and an apple cobbler, please. (Turkey, sausage, stuffing and mashed potatoes are, of course, also on the menu.)
2 Renwick St.; haroldsmeatandthree.com. Order by Monday, November 23.
8. Bowery Road
This all-day brasserie will be doling out Thanksgiving eats from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., but if you’re staying in this year, bring their three-course feast home to you. For $350, you and five to seven of your friends can tuck into kale market salad, organic roasted turkey with all the trimmings (including stuffing, roasted carrots and Parker House rolls) and your choice of pie (we recommend the perfectly spiced pumpkin).
132 Fourth Ave.; boweryroad.com. Order by Monday, November 23.
Pulkies at Dekalb Market is offering both a full turkey dinner as well as a vegetarian spread this year. While you may scoff at the veggie option (especially when hand-sliced barbecue turkey breast and pulled turkey is on the meat menu), we’re actually pretty excited about the stuffed cabbage, vegan sloppy Joseph sides, mashed sweet potatoes and honey butter cornbread.
445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, pulkies.com. Order by Sunday, November 22.
10. Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate
Sure, turkey is great and all but we all know who the true star of Thanksgiving really is—dessert. This gift set features a maple pecan tart, a sunrise hot chocolate tin, 12 Thanksgiving macarons, a bag of our assorted caramels, a sweet potato loaf and 12 pieces of dark salted caramel truffles. In other words, this should be enough to last you the entire weekend.
43 W. 42nd St.; 212-201-1985 or kreutherchocolate.com. No deadline but order early while supplies last.
11. Eleven Madison Park
Feel like splurging this holiday season? Check out this luxe Thanksgiving spread that includes an organic, free-range turkey (don’t worry—chef Daniel Humm has provided the cooking instructions), a selection of mouthwatering sides (like pommes duchesse with leek fondue), brioche rolls and two types of pie for dessert (apple-cranberry and pecan). The kit starts at $475 for 4 to 6 servings, but to really go all out this year, why not opt for a sumptuous add-on of caviar and truffles? It’s an indulgence you can feel good about—for every meal kit purchased, EMP donates 10 meals to New Yorkers in need in partnership with Rethink Food.
11 Madison Ave., (212) 889-0905 or elevenmadisonpark.com. Available to pick-up on November 24 and 25.
You can never have too much pie. Particularly when there are choices like pumpkin caramel praline, peanut butter-chocolate and key lime (we’ll gladly break from tradition in this case).
Multiple locations; bubbys.com. Order by Friday, November 20 for pick-up.
Give the traditional Thanksgiving feast a delicious twist with Wayan’s Indonesian-inspired takeout spread that includes Brussel sprouts with morning glory terasi, perkedel stuffing, spiced cranberry acar sauce and long pepper gravy. You can also add bottled signature cocktails and a homemade ube pie.
20 Spring St., (917)261-4388 or wayan-nyc.com. Order by Wednesday, November 18.