Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner and Catering in NYC

This year, we’re thankful for not having to do the dishes

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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 with pie and passing out at 8 p.m.) Here, our list of the best places to order Thanksgiving dinner and catering in NYC this holiday.

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Thanksgiving dinner nyc Citarella

1. Citarella

  • Address: Multiple Locations
  • Phone:  212-874-0383
  • Order By: Place your order by no later than 4 p.m. Friday, November 17 for pick-up or local delivery on Wednesday, November 22.

If you choose to order your holiday meal from this beloved gourmet market, you’ll be spoiled for choice; Citarella has an extensive Thanksgiving a la carte catering menu (available for pick-up and local delivery) with options that include a classic turkey, whole filet mignon, as well as multiple handcrafted stuffing options—chestnut, sausage and wild rice—and an impressive variety of sides…because why choose between pumpkin and mushroom risotto and sweet potatoes with praline when you can serve up both.

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Bklyn Larder

2. Bklyn Larder

  • Address: 228 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
  • Phone: 718-783-1250
  • Order By: Friday, November 11 for pick-up and local delivery.

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 pudding, creamed kale and shredded brushes salad, and an assortment of classic holiday pies. (You’re probably going to want to pick up one of their cheese platters, too—just saying.)

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3. Houseman

  • Address: 508 Greenwich St.
  • Phone: 212-641-0654
  • Order By: Check website

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.

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4. Four & Twenty Blackbirds

  • Address: 439 3rd Ave., Brooklyn
  • Phone: 718-499-2917
  • Order By: There’s no deadline for pick-up or local delivery orders, but Thanksgiving ordering opened on Sunday, October 15 and inventory is limited.

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. (Psst…there’s also bittersweet chocolate pecan on the Thanksgiving menu this year, and we’d be willing to bet that it’s both decadent and delicious.)

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5. Il Buco Alimentari

  • Address: 53 Great Jones St.
  • Phone: 212-837-2622
  • Order By: All orders must be placed by Friday, November 17

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 German butterball mashed potatoes, sage and chestnut stuffing with housemade sausage, brussels sprouts with maple vinegar and house pancetta, plus a whole roasted turkey. Oh, and the apple crostata on the menu is a pretty divine desert too. At $500 for ten people, it’s not a bad deal for such high-quality fare either.

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Runner & Stone

6. Runner & Stone

  • Address: 285 Third Ave., Brooklyn
  • Phone: 718-576-3360
  • Order By: Noon on Wednesday, November 22

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 pumpkin loaf levain, a pumpkin tart with maple meringue for dessert or one of the bakery’s swoon-worthy stuffing mixes. 

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7. Pig Beach

  • Address: 35 - 37 36th Street, Queens
  • Phone: 718-362-6111
  • Order By: Sunday, November 19 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 22

A whole smoked heritage turkey prepared by a barbecue master and drizzled with garlic herbed butter? Don’t mind if we do. And while we’re at it, we’ll help ourselves to the classic cranberry sauce, rich gravy and green bean casserole with crispy onions, too. The only hard part about the Pig Beach Thanksgiving dinner menu is choosing between key lime and chocolate pecan pie. 

8. Aquavit

  • Address: 66 East 55th Street
  • Phone: 212-307-7311
  • Order By: There’s no deadline for meal-kit  pick-up on Wednesday, November 22, but inventory is extremely limited so order ASAP.

Order a heat-and-eat Thanksgiving kit from Michelin star restaurant Aquavit and you’ll be treated to a decidedly upscale spread that boasts fennel and caraway spiced turkey breast, smoked turkey leg, rye and brioche stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato puree and more. This fine-dining gem has also got dessert covered with options that include classic pumpkin pie, milk bread and chocolate truffles. Just be prepared to pay a pretty penny for the gourmet fare and perhaps opt for a more intimate celebration, since a holiday feast for four will set you back $595.


9. Carmine’s

  • Address: Multiple locations
  • Phone: All orders must be placed online.
  • Order By: No deadline to order for pick-up, delivery and catering, but supplies are limited and going fast.

This family-style Italian restaurant is dishing up a traditional, heat-and serve Thanksgiving feast that feeds six to eight people and consists of a 16 to 18-pound turkey along with a host of classic sides—including,but not limited to, brussels sprouts with applewood smoked bacon, sauteed green beans with julienned red peppers, baby carrots with fresh dill, sausage and sage stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy. And those who haven’t achieved star baker status in time for the holidays, will be relieved to know that pies are available, too, albeit for an additional fee.

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10. Estuary

  • Address: 159 Bridge Park Drive, Brooklyn
  • Phone: 718-618-9775
  • Order By: 4 p.m. on Friday, November 17 for pick-up and delivery in limited zip codes.

Estuary, a popular Brooklyn Bridge Park restaurant, is serving up a full, heat-at-home Thanksgiving feast that feeds either four to six or eight to ten. The menu features classics like cranberry sauce, stuffing, roasted rosemary potatoes, brussels sprouts and, of course, a big juicy bird. In other words, if you’re seeking perfectly prepared traditional fare, this spot fits the bill.

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11. Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate

  • Address: 43 W. 42nd St.
  • Phone: 212-201-1985
  • Order By: Thanksgiving and holiday gift collections will be available to order beginning Friday, October 26 for (nationwide) shipping Wednesday, November 1. All items will also be available for local delivery and pick-up through Tuesday, November 21.

Sure, turkey is great and all, but we all know who the true star of Thanksgiving really is—dessert. This year Kreuther’s artisanal holiday offerings include a mouthwatering maple pecan tart you can purchase on its own; a Thanksgiving gift set that includes an assortment of chocolates, truffles, macarons and the aforementioned maple pecan tart; and a holiday bar collection, which we imagine would be a welcome gift for anyone who couldn’t make it to your feast.


12. Bubby’s

  • Address: 120 Hudson Street
  • Phone: 212-219-0666
  • Order By: For pick-up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, place your order by Thursday, November 16, or while supplies last.

You can never have too much pie. Particularly when there are choices like pumpkin caramel praline, Michigan sour cherry and local apple whiskey crumble. (We’ll gladly break from tradition in this case). More good news: Bubby’s also has a full spread available for Thanksgiving Day pick-up this year, with a menu that boasts deviled eggs, pickled market vegetables, flaky buttermilk biscuits, turkey with giblet gravy, glazed ham and an assortment of classic sides.

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13. Wayan

  • Address: 20 Spring St.
  • Phone: 917-261-4388
  • Order By: Saturday, November 18 for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday, November 22.

Give the traditional Thanksgiving feast a delicious twist with Wayan’s Indonesian-inspired takeout spread that includes a roasted turkey, brussel sprouts with morning glory terrasi, perkedel stuffing, spicy cranberry acar sauce and long pepper gravy. You can also add bottled signature cocktails and a homemade ube pie.

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14. Virgil’s Real Barbecue

  • Address: Multiple Locations
  • Phone: All orders must be placed online.
  • Order By: No deadline to order for pick-up, delivery and catering, but supplies are limited and going fast.

If down-home comfort food is what you crave this Thanksgiving, Virgil’s has got you covered with a Southern-inspired, heat-and-serve holiday feast that feeds up to eight. Candied brussels sprouts with applewood smoked bacon, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and maple syrup, cornbread and sausage stuffing, and buttermilk biscuits are among the many dishes that accompany the piece de resistance of the meal—an 18-pound turkey, smoked to perfection and served with giblet gravy. Yum.

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Butterfield Market

15. Butterfield Market

  • Address: Multiple Locations
  • Phone: 212-772-8782 ext. 1
  • Order By: Friday, November 17 for pick-up and delivery on Wednesday, November 22 and Thursday, November 23.

This Upper East Side gem is renowned for its fine selection of freshly-prepared foods, so it should come as no surprise that their catering department serves up a mean Thanksgiving feast. The holiday packages available include individual Thanksgiving dinners, as well as complete and deluxe meals that feed either six or 12 people. As for the menu, you can expect a sophisticated take on a traditional Thanksgiving feast, featuring green beans with shiitakes, praline sweet potatoes, herbed stuffing, corn chowder and, of course, turkey, which comes as a thick-cut breast with the option to upgrade to a whole bird for an additional fee.

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16. Farm to People

  • Address: 1100 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn
  • Phone: 347-455-0387
  • Order By: Friday, November 10 to reserve a raw turkey; there is no deadline to pre order prepared sides, but inventory is limited.

In addition to offering raw birds (pasture-raised, organic and heritage breed) in a wide range of weights for confident home cooks to roast, Farm to People also has an array of prepared dishes available for hosts who prefer to serve up a feast without the kitchen hassle. Wow your guests with items like turkey breast roulade with sausage stuffing, garlic confit mashed potatoes, vegetarian-friendly mushroom and herb stuffing, string bean almondine and any of the fresh pies available, courtesy of Pieconic and Meraki Baking Co. The best part is that everything is a la carte, so you can choose to cook as much or as little as you want and customize your order to fill in any gaps in your holiday menu accordingly.

BLACKBARN where to order Thanksgiving dinner and catering in nyc


  • Address: 19 E. 26th Street
  • Phone: 212-265-5959
  • Order By: Friday, November 17 for a.m. pick-up on Thursday, November 23

BLACKBARN is a top-notch farm-to-table establishment in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan that specializes in rustic, seasonal fare. Their Thanksgiving menu reflects the restaurant’s talent for turning out simple, but hearty comfort food with a decidedly elevated touch. Enjoy a perfectly prepared take-out feast that feeds either four to seven or seven to 12 guests and features roast turkey and braised thigh with giblet gravy, as well as numerous sides—including maple glazed sweet potatoes, sausage and apple stuffing and garlic mashed potatoes—plus a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. (What more could you ask for, right?)

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