Petee’s Pie Company’s Cranberry-Apple Pie
What’s more American than apple pie? A version that incorporates two Thanksgiving staples under one convenient crust. Get your apple pie and cranberry sauce fix with a single slice of cranberry-apple goodness from Petee’s Pie Company, a treat made even sweeter because someone else made it.
Petee’s Pie Company, 61 Delancey Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 966 2526
Cafe Habana’s Mexican-Style Grilled Corn
Add some spice to your spread with Cafe Habana’s fan-favorite corn on the cob. Prepared in traditional Mexican style, this barbecue staple comes topped with mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and fiery chili powder. Loaded with flavor, this finger food is an excellent way to inject some Latin flair into the American holiday.
Cafe Habana, 17 Prince Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 625 2001
Zabar’s Roast Turkey
Save yourself the time and headache by buying your bird pre-made this year. New York institution Zabar’s knows a thing or two about tradition. Its free-range roast turkeys are cooked with the same classic seasonings Mom used to use. With no frills and plenty of flavor, your family members will believe when you swear it’s homemade.
Zabar’s, 2245 Broadway, New York, NY, USA +1 212 787 2000
Beecher’s Mac and Cheese
When it comes to quality mac and cheese, there’s no beating Beecher’s. From its traditional ‘world’s best’ blend to more sophisticated interpretations featuring balsamic mushroom, curried cauliflower, and kale, this classic comfort food is sure to please palates at the grown-ups’ and kids’ tables alike.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, 900 Broadway, New York, NY, USA +1 212 466 3340
The Cannibal’s Charcuterie
A butcher shop-cum-restaurant, The Cannibal is a dream come true for carnivores. Whether you choose to pick up some of the shop’s charcuterie or snag an American ham board for the dinner table (it comes with country biscuits worth fighting over), The Cannibal is the ideal destination for an alternative to turkey. If you’re feeling adventurous, the restaurant also serves whole pig’s heads. It’s an unusual addition the family won’t forget.
The Cannibal, 113 East 29th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 686 5480
Veselka’s Potato Pierogies
Pass on played-out mashed potatoes this year, and clear a place for Veselka’s famous potato pierogies. Crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside, these pan-fried Ukrainian dumplings are a tasty cross between French fries and mashed potatoes. Don’t forget to grab up some of the restaurant’s dipping sauces, including apple sauce, sauerkraut, and sour cream.
Veselka, 144 2nd Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 228 9682
Breezy Hill Orchard’s Hard Cider
Swing by the Union Square Greenmarket to visit the folks from Breezy Hill Orchard, a haven of homemade goods including pastries and hard cider. Crisp and flavorful, the orchard’s cider is the perfect festive alternative to standard white wine. Supporting a local business while getting a tasty buzz on? A win-win situation any day of the year.
Blue Smoke’s Cornbread Madeleines
No Thanksgiving spread is complete without classic cornbread, and Blue Smoke’s cornbread madeleines are a welcome twist on the home-style staple. Slightly sweeter and fluffier than traditional recipes, these concoctions are a great excuse to eat dessert before dinner.
Blue Smoke, 116 East 27th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 447 7733
Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie
From pumpkin doughnuts to pumpkin spice lattes, fall’s favorite flavor is everywhere these days. Among all these innovations, tradition still triumphs thanks to Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ brown butter pumpkin pie. With its decadent flavor and creamy custard filling, this slice is well worth that post-dessert food coma.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds, 439 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 499 2917
Wild Ginger’s Pumpkin Soup
When searching the city for the perfect Thanksgiving dish, a Pan-Asian vegan cafe may not immediately strike you as the right place to start. With its sweet potato bits and flavorful finish, Wild Ginger’s pumpkin soup is the unexpected hero of this American holiday.
Wild Ginger, 380 Broome Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 966 1883