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Hoboken Travels: 10 Spots to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC {Since Hoboken Thanksgiving is Cancelled}

by Jennifer Tripucka
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If you haven’t heard, Thanksgiving may be cancelled in Hoboken — but if you have no alternative plans/relatives, you’ll need some place to go. We’ve compiled a list thanks to NewYork.com to help you enjoy some turkey lurkey {sans dishes!}:

Here are 5 places to enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving in NYC:


1. The Smith:



With Natural Heritage turkey done in three ways—pot pie, roasted breast or osso buco with pumpkin risotto—you can’t go wrong at The Smith.

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2. Red Cat:



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For dessert at this Chelsea bistro, you can expect to fill up on fresh apple crostada and pumpkin pie elevated with maple crème fraiche and ginger snap cookies.

3. Sarabeth’s:



Think pumpkin soup, beet and apple salad, crab cakes with fennel and filet mignon. Of course there will be turkey, and at Sarabeth’s the bird is free-range and comes with leek-and-sausage stuffing and brown butter-whipped potatoes.

4. Meadowsweet:  



This quaint Brooklyn eatery serves up an epic three-course feast, offering vegan and vegetarian courses as long as they’re requested in advance. Indulge in homemade cinnamon-sugar doughnuts with hard cider ice cream for dessert.

5. Bouley:



David Bouley is offering a lavish six-course Thanksgiving meal in his namesake eatery. The menu won’t be released until the day of, but you can expect the same great eats as last year—a  list that showcased organic Colorado lamb, Pennsylvania turkey, gnocchi with chestnuts, squash soup, local Brussels sprouts, black walnut-sage pudding and more.


Here are 5 places to have a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC


1. Rosemary’s:



Yes, turkey is a part of the Thanksgiving Day lineup at Rosemary’s, but at this West Village enoteca and trattoria the common bird has a Pugliese spin on it—served in the form of meatballs with maple gravy and cranberry mostarda.

2. Boqueria SoHo:



Cider and Turkey may be a Thanksgiving tradition, but at lively Boqueria SoHo, sherry and tapas are what fuel the meal.

3. Miss Lily’s:



Vibrant Miss Lily’s and Miss Lily’s 7A, in SoHo and the East Village, serve a Thanksgiving meal, Jamaican-style.

4. Aldea:



Enjoy cauliflower-apple soup and foie gras terrine as starters at George Mendes’ Iberian-inspired Aldea.

5. Maialino:



For an Italian-American Thanksgiving experience, expect chestnut soup, pumpkin-sage tortelli and heritage turkey with polenta, kale and sausage stuffing.


For the gluten free:

For those of you with dietary restrictions, learn how to create tasty gluten-free Thanksgiving dishes while gaining culinary skills at the Institute of Culinary Education. Register online at recreational.ice.edu for a one-time intensive that will teach you how to cook a gluten free, six-course Thanksgiving meal.


Hopefully our water will be safe to drink {and wash a turkey} in — but if not, tons of NYC options to enjoy {and give yourself a little break from cooking}. Don’t forget to make reservations!

Have you been to any of these NYC spots? What did you think?

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