25 places to order takeout Thanksgiving dinner in NYC
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While Thanksgiving is meant to be a cheerful time full of expressing love for those closest to you, some who host the big dinner dread the hours of preparation that come along with it. Luckily, many New York City restaurants offer Thanksgiving meals for takeout or delivery, allowing New Yorkers to spend more time with friends and family instead of toiling away in the kitchen. Here are a few of the best Turkey Day meal packages, from a traditional Thanksgiving feast from Carmine’s and Citarella to smoky twists on turkey at barbecue joints Hill Country, Virgil’s, and Blue Smoke.
Bubby’s, a favorite among New Yorkers for their American comfort food and beloved Thanksgiving meals, is once again offering a meal package for this year’s holiday. The restaurant is offering take-out packages for pick-up that include starters like buttermilk biscuits, deviled eggs, salad, and pickled market vegetables, main courses like turkey, glazed ham, and vegetarian lasagna, and sides like mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and root vegetables. Every package also includes a slice from three pies: an apple whiskey crumble pie, a pumpkin pie, and a sour cherry pie. The take-out package costs $200, feeds two people, and comes with reheating instructions. All orders must be placed by the end of the day on November 16, and pickup is on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Citarella is offering two Thanksgiving feast packages for parties of four and eight. Each package includes roasted free-range turkey, pumpkin bisque, autumn lasagna, sautéed Brussels sprouts, sautéed spring beans, cranberry conserve, chicken bone broth, turkey gravy, glazed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, wild rice stuffing, cornbread, and pumpkin pie. The dinner for eight also includes sausage stuffing and an apple pie. The packages cost $299 for four people and $499 for eight. Citarella also offers a wide selection of appetizers, desserts, and side dishes a la carte. Learn more about how to place an order here.
Sit back and relax this Thanksgiving and let Carmine’s do the heavy lifting. Carmine’s Times Square and Upper West Side locations are offering a heaping Turkey Day package for $395. Available for take-out, delivery, catering, and dine-in, Carmine’s traditional Thanksgiving feast feeds six to eight and includes an 18-pound roast turkey, sausage and sage stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, caramelized Brussels sprouts with applewood smoked bacon, sautéed string beans with red peppers, baby carrots, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and maple syrup, and mashed potatoes with gravy. Customers can add a pumpkin or apple pie to their package to complete their holiday feast for an extra $30. You can place an order online here.
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats
Chelsea Market butcher shop Dickson’s Farmstand Meats is selling all of the Thanksgiving feast items you could ever need, from roast turkeys and ham to gravy and cranberry sauce. The butcher is one of the only retailers in the United States to offer the KellyBronze Turkey, which is known to sell out extremely fast. Get it while you can! You can place an order online here.
Harry’s Table by Cipriani
Waterline Square’s new restaurant, Harry’s Table by Cipriani, has a Thanksgiving package that will run you $575 and serve up to 10 people. The feast includes starters like arugula with apples, toasted walnuts, and gorgonzola butternut squash soup, and main courses including a whole slow-roasted organic turkey and gravy, sides including Mediterranean herbs, focaccia stuffing, sweet mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and pancetta cranberry sauce. For dessert, your guests can enjoy a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie. Orders can be placed here.
The Tin Building
The Tin Building, the Seaport marketplace curated by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is offering a meal package perfect for any Thanksgiving table. For $568, the Thanksgiving dinner includes an organic herb-roasted turkey, turkey jus, chestnut stuffing, Brussels sprouts, Delicata squash, mashed potatoes, roasted mushroom, macaroni & cheese, cranberry compote, a pumpkin pie, and assorted dinner rolls. You can also add on an extra pumpkin pie, apple pie, or pecan pie for $58.
Michelin-star restaurant Aquavit is offering New Yorkers a to-go Thanksgiving dinner for four. For $595, customers get a fennel and caraway spiced turkey breast, smoked turkey leg, pumpkin soup, watercress salad, roasted squash and Brussels sprouts, sweet potato puree, green bean casserole, rye and brioche stuffing, milk bread, pumpkin pie, and chocolate truffles. You can place an order here.
Chef Cédric Vongerichten, the son of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is offering an Indonesian-inspired Thanksgiving package out of his Nolita restaurant Wayan. Wayan’s Thanksgiving feast features an organic roasted turkey breast and a variety of sides, including Brussels sprouts, perkedel stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted squash topped with ginger-coconut crust, spiced cranberry acar sauce, and long pepper gravy. Customers can choose between a feast that serves two to four guests for $228 or six to eight guests for $448. Optional add-ons include a homemade ube pie for $68 each and cocktail mixers. Orders must be placed by Saturday, November 18. Expect orders to be delivered between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on November 22; pick-up is from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 22 and 23. Place an order here.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue
Virgil’s Real Barbecue is putting a smoky, southern-inspired twist on Thanksgiving dinner. The $395 holiday feast comes with a 16 – 18 lb. smoked turkey, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, cornbread, sausage stuffing, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows & maple syrup, homemade cranberry sauce, candied Brussels sprouts with applewood smoked bacon, green beans, and buttermilk biscuits. You can complete your holiday feast by adding a pumpkin or apple pie for an extra $30. The package feeds six to eight people. You can pre-order for take-out and delivery here.
Lafayette’s Chef Andrew Carmellini is cooking up a special Thanksgiving takeaway feast. For $115 per person, the package includes butternut squash soup, coconut curry, coriander cream, beet salad, roasted turkey with maple chestnuts, turkey gravy, chipotle-scallion cornbread stuffing, mac n’ cheese, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and cranberry-orange sauce. For dessert, customers can enjoy maple pumpkin pie and gingersnap cookies. The meal package is available for pick-up on November 22 and 23. Orders can be placed here.
Blue Smoke has been serving up delicious barbecue to New Yorkers for more than 20 years. The renowned BBQ joint is once again offering a mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinner for four. For $175, customers get two pounds of smoked turkey breast, one pint of turkey gravy, two pounds of green bean casserole, two pounds of cornbread stuffing, two pounds of mashed sweet potatoes with spiced pecans, and one point of cranberry sauce. The restaurant also offers apple crumb, bourbon pecan, and pumpkin pies for $34 each, as well as their sides a la carte. Pre-order by November 12 at 12 p.m. here. The meal packages are available for pick-up or delivery all day on November 22 and before noon on November 23.
Isle of Us
Yorkville’s Isle of Us is putting together a Thanksgiving feast for New Yorkers who would rather take it easy this holiday. For $180, customers can get a bountiful meal package that feeds four to six and includes a turkey breast with Isle of Us’s signature spice, gravy, almond stuffing, and two choices of sides. For those who would rather cook their own turkey but want to garnish it the Isle of Us way, the marketplace is offering its Chef’s All Purpose Spice and Casablanca Rise Seasoning for use in any Turkey Day recipes. Orders must be placed by November 17 at 5 p.m. for pick-up or delivery on the day before Thanksgiving (November 22). The restaurant will deliver within five miles of the store. You can order by emailing [email protected].
For the first time, Nomad’s farm-to-table American restaurant BLACKBARN is offering Thanksgiving catering for pick-up and delivery. The package, which costs $485 plus tax and delivery fees, feeds four to seven people, and comes with a pre-prepared roast turkey & thigh giblet gravy, sausage & apple stuffing, maple glazed sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake. You can submit a catering inquiry here.
The Bakery at Greywind
For this Thanksgiving, the Bakery at Greywind, an all-day bakery located right next to James Beard award-winning chef Dan Kluger’s Greywind restaurant, is offering turkey pot pies with apple cider gravy and thyme as an addition to your holiday table. The 9-inch pies cost $78 each and can serve six to eight people. The pies are available for pick-up only and can be pre-ordered by [email protected]. Pick-up dates are November 22 and 23.
Hill Country is offering Texas-sized Thanksgiving meal packages. For $180, customers can get the Texas turkey box, which includes one turkey breast, 64 ounces of mac n’ cheese, 64 ounces of Texas toast stuffing, one load of cornbread with honey butter, and 16 ounces of cranberry sauce. This package can feed four to six people.
For $300, diners can get the hefty Thanksgiving feast, which includes a whole turkey, 64 ounces of mac n’ cheese, 64 ounces of Texas toast stuffing, 64 ounces of mashed potatoes, 64 ounces of green bean casserole, one load of cornbread with honey butter, 16 ounces of cranberry sauce, and a choice of one pie (apple, pumpkin, or pecan).
The sides are also available to order a la carte. You can place an order for pick-up or delivery here.
Located on the Upper East Side, Chez Nick is offering Thanksgiving dinners to-go. The meal package, which costs $160, includes a fall salad, roasted winter squash, fresh herbs, roasted turkey breast, homemade stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans, and more. Customers can also add an apple or pumpkin pie for $50. The meal package comes with reheating instructions. You can place an order here. Pick-up is on November 21 at 10 a.m.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is asking that New Yorkers leave the Thanksgiving cooking to them. Dinosaur’s largest package, the turkey deluxe, costs $260 and can feed eight to twelve diners. The sprawling dinner includes a pit-roasted turkey, homemade turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes, and a choice of two homemade pies (pumpkin, key lime, chocolate icebox). The second largest package, flying solo, costs $170 and includes just the essentials: a pit-roasted turkey and homemade turkey gravy.
Available only at Dinosaur’s Harlem and Brooklyn locations is the half turkey deluxe, which for $135 gets you a pit-roasted turkey, homemade turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes, and a choice of one homemade pie. This package serves three to five guests.
All orders must be placed by November 15 and pick-up is on November 21 and 22. You can submit an order request here.
Rigor Hill Market
Rigor Hill Market is offering a selection of pre-prepared Thanksgiving meals and desserts using local produce sourced from their farm in Hudson Valley, Rigor Hill. The market is offering Turkey Day classics like gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cornbread, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, butternut squash, and pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies. The pies cost $45 each. You can pre-order here.
Crown Heights’ Agi’s Counter is offering two full cheesecakes, their classic cheesecake with blueberry coriander compote and their pumpkin caraway cheesecake, to add as part of your Thanksgiving feast. Each cheesecake costs $65. Orders can be placed here, and pickup will take place on November 20 and 21.
Edy’s Grocer wants to take the stress out of Turkey Day. Located in Greenpoint, Edy’s Grocer is a Lebanese market that opened its doors to Brooklynites in 2020. The grocer is offering a ‘zesty’ Thanksgiving meal package that includes delicious dishes like a tahini apple pie, maple pumpkin dip, fig jam “stuffins,” and zesty turkey. The full meal package costs $350 and can feed six to eight people. Individual dishes can also be ordered a la carte. Orders can be placed here, and pickup starts on November 19 and ends on November 21.
BKLYN Larder offers many main courses and side dishes, including pre-prepared whole roast turkeys, brined and uncooked turkeys, cheese platters, stuffing, gravy, and all of the other essential items for a Thanksgiving feast. All of the prepared food packages come with reheating instructions. See all that BKLYN Larder has to offer for Turkey Day here.
Local delivery to Queens and Brooklyn within seven miles of BKLYN Larder is available for $7.99 and free for orders over $50. Delivery to all other boroughs is available for $19.99 by emailing [email protected]. All deliveries will arrive before 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on November 22 or 23.
Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue
Prospect Height’s Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue can cover you in the food department this Thanksgiving. Morgan’s full Thanksgiving package costs $325, feeds 10 to 12, and includes a whole smoked turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. For those who don’t need all of the fillings, Morgan’s offers a smaller package for $220 that includes a whole smoked turkey and gravy. The meal packages are available for pick-up only and all orders must be placed by November 20 before 4 p.m. You can place an order here.
Located at the One15° Brooklyn Marina, Estuary is cooking up a delectable Thanksgiving meal package that is sure to wow guests. For $225, diners can enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey complete with cranberry sauce, gravy, and stuffing. For those looking for a more comprehensive meal, $350 will get you a whole turkey, candied yams, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, stuffing, and a choice of apple pie, pumpkin pie, or chocolate bread pudding. Estuary also offers portions of all of the items in its Thanksgiving package for an additional $100. All orders must be placed by November 17 by calling 718-618-9775 or emailing [email protected].
Lala’s Brooklyn Apizza
Lala’s Brooklyn Apizza will be selling a different kind of pie this Thanksgiving. Lala’s, the first restaurant from Lauren and Joe Grimm, the husband and wife duo behind the award-winning brewery Grimm Artisanal Ales, is offering pecan and pumpkin pies crafted by chef Esther Stilwell. The pecan pie uses Grimm Ale’s Double Negative imperial stout to create a brown butter sauce that adds a new element to the traditional pecan pie. Lala’s Thanksgiving pies are available for pre-order through November 14 here. Pick-up is the week of November 20.
Pig Beach BBQ
Pig Beach, which offers mouthwatering barbecue in Astoria, is offering a smokey feast for New Yorkers this Turkey Day. For $285, the full feast can feed 10 to 12 guests and includes a smoked whole turkey, brown gravy & classic cranberry sauce, a choice of two sides including stuffing, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes, and a choice of key lime pie or chocolate pecan pie. You can also order the items a la carte.
Heating instructions for all of the package’s mains and sides can be found here. All orders must be picked up on November 22 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Pig Beach Queens, located at 35-37 36th Street in Long Island City. You can pre-order your meal package here.
Customers can upgrade the meal package to feed up to 12 people and add chocolate bourbon pecan pie, for $765 plus tax. All orders must be placed by November 17. You can place an order by emailing [email protected].