• Where to Buy Pre-Made Thanksgiving Side Dishes in Hoboken + Jersey City

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    If you’re feeling the holidays coming on fast and furious without much time available to spend prepping in the kitchen — fear not. The frenzy of the holidays can leave us feeling pretty depleted, but if you’re strapped for time, there are plenty of places in Hoboken and Jersey City to get delicious pre-made sides + desserts, perfect for any Thanksgiving feast {whether you’re a guest or the host}. Read on to discover a few places in Hoboken + Jersey City to buy pre-made Thanksgiving side dishes. 

    Hoboken

    Trader Joe’s {1350 Willow Avenue}

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    Ah, Trader Joe’s — it never lets us down {except when the line is wrapped around the store, of course}. With plenty of options for healthy, gourmet food, this is the best place to pick up whatever you may need this holiday. TJ’s has an entire section filled with pre-made sides that will give you Thanksgiving classics in minutes — from mashed sweet potatoes to cauliflower gratin, scalloped potatoes, cranberry sauce, and more {see above}.

    Kings Food Markets {1212 Shipyard Lane + 325 River Street}

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    There is no shortage of yummy prepared foods at this upscale supermarket with two locations in Hoboken — choices include multiple kinds of quiche, sides like broccoli rabe and roasted carrots, and soups {so no matter what your guests are craving, every appetite will be satisfied.

    Aspen Marketplace {226 Washington Street}

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    Complete with an in-house butcher and bakery, Aspen Marketplace has just about everything you could need for the holiday, including adorable gourmet gift baskets {the ideal gift for a holiday hostess}, party platters including cheese, fruit and veggies, and tons of entrees and sides made to order.

    Cheese + Wine {720 Monroe Street}

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    This is a great place to get {what else} cheese to make an awesome platter {score 1 for a stellar Thanksgiving app}. If you’re really pressed for time, get one of the pre-made cheese, charcuterie or finger sandwich platters offered here as well.

    Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street}

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    Always a winning go-to option for holiday catering {or an enjoyable dinner out on the town}, Anthony’s David’s a variety of traditional and classic sides with a twist available for pick up this year {and don’t forget dessert!}. Warning: You MUST order ahead — so make sure you get in touch!

    ShopRite {900 Madison Street}

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    ShopRite is a tried-and-true option for any and all aspects of your Thanksgiving meal. Beyond the Thanksgiving turkey deal, ShopRite also has a prepared foods section where you can pick up some seriously savory sides for your holiday meal.

    Read More: Thanksgiving Catering in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Jersey City

    Hudson Greene Market {77 Hudson Street}

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    Featuring loads of organic options as well as pre-made food, this market always has plenty of sides ready for quick pick-up in either the hot or cold sections of the store with specials that change daily.

    99 Ranch Market {420 Grand Street}

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    This West Coast-based grocery chain features cakes and pies to go, a hot bar with prepared food including ramen and dim sum, and fresh fish that can be prepared in-store for you.

    Van Hook Cheese & Grocery {528 Jersey Avenue}

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    Check out the quality cheese sold at this neighborhood store {that also holds events like wine + cheese pairing nights – yum}, including plenty of appetizing variations of cheese + charcuterie platters available for purchase and specialty Thanksgiving pies like salted caramel apple and pecan cake.

    Busy Bee Organics {451 Palisade Avenue}

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    This local meal delivery service has loads of paleo, dairy-free and gluten-free options {and whatever else you may need}. Options include a lentil shepherd’s pie with roasted parsnips, spiced tahini roasted Brussel sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, and more. Be sure to place your orders by November 24th, as that is the ordering deadline date.

    See More: A Guide to Friendsgiving in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Bonus: Whole Foods Market Weehakwen {1400 Waterfront Terrace, Weehawken}

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    Whole Foods Market is a great one-stop-shop for pre-made sides for your Thanksgiving feast. The prepared foods section over in Whole Foods always offers a variety of side dish options to nab the day of your meal {and be sure to swing by the dessert section for something sweet when the meal is finished}.

    Where will you be picking up some Thanksgiving sides? Share with us in the comments below!

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    Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.