With Halloween being but a fond, distant memory, the holiday season begins. First up, of course, is Thanksgiving. Hosts of Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving celebrations can outsource one of the most high-pressure tasks of the season: the turkey. Order one of the delectable pre-made options and focus on the fun stuff, like getting together with family and friends who haven’t gathered in a while. Here’s a list of local restaurants and stores offering turkeys to make the Thanksgiving dinner process a bit more manageable.
ABC Catering | Hobken + Jersey City
ABC Catering, aka Abbey Bell Catering, offers turkeys for Thanksgiving. This year, Chef Abbey is offering a turkey roulade, which is a honey-brined turkey breast, deboned and stuffed with a mix of pancetta, shallots, citrus zest, and herbs. The breast, with its filling, is rolled up and roasted until it’s crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. We can only imagine how amazing this smells in action! Of course, gravy and cranberry sauce are also available. Place orders by November 17th.
Acme | 614 Clinton Street, Hoboken, 125 18th Street + 321 NJ-440, Jersey City
Turkey, cornish hens, chicken nuggets – whatever the crowd calls for this year, Acme has it. Turkeys are available both fresh and frozen, and if that wasn’t convenient enough, Acme also has pre-cooked birds of any size. Preorder online via the Acme website.
Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Street
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Anthony David’s offers a wide selection of Thanksgiving-ready turkeys, which are organic turkeys from Bell & Evans which are slow-roasted to perfection. The turkeys can serve anywhere from four to 18 people and come with homemade giblet gravy, traditional stuffing, and fresh cranberry sauce. There is also turkey porchetta available, which is roasted & pulled turkey breast, stuffed with spinach, currants, pine nuts & pecorino then wrapped in prosciutto. The last day for pre-orders is November 22nd. Click here to order.
Antique Bar & Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue
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Antique Bar & Bakery serves some of the most remarkable meals in Hudson county, including turkey. This Thanksgiving, both turkey and ham will be available. Both the turkey and the ham are coal-fired and come with some of Antique’s favorite traditional sides like cranberry sauce and gravy. Thanksgiving orders must be in by November 19th to be ready for Thanksgiving pick-up. Order here.
Casey2Cook | Online, Hoboken
Casey Repetti is a Hoboken BNR, a culinary school graduate, and a chef. Through her business Casey2Cook, she offers a wide variety of meals and sides perfect for any holiday gathering. Email inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
House of Que | 340 Sinatra Drive
For something a little different, head to House of Que for a smoked turkey. This BBQ spot offers both the bird on its own and the bird plus all the sides. Orders must be placed by phone or in-person by Friday, November 19th for pickup on Wednesday, November 24th.
King’s | 1212 Shipyard Lane
King’s has a special Thanksgiving catering menu with four turkey options available: apple cider-glazed boneless turkey breast; herb-roasted boneless turkey breast; oven-roasted, antibiotic-free whole roasted turkey on the bone; and oven-roasted organic turkey on the bone. The oven-roasted, antibiotic-free whole roasted turkey on the bone comes in three sizes, serving anywhere from six people to 16. All four of these options are gluten-free. The regular catering menu also offers a gluten-free roasted turkey breast in a variety of sizes, either herb-roasted or with an apricot-rosemary glaze.
Shop Rite | 900 Madison Street, Hoboken & 400 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City
Shop Rite is quite literally your one-stop shop for all things Thanksgiving, offering holiday meal deals that include a spread of various holiday dishes as well as the bird itself. Check out Shop Rite’s Thanksgiving section.
Cangiano’s | 225 Pavonia Avenue
Pre-order a Bell & Evans organic turkey and pick it up right in Hamilton Park. Cangiano’s commitment to freshness means it will be top-notch.
Darke Pines |332 2nd Street
Darke Pines is the quintessential butcher shop in downtown Jersey City. Known for its high-quality locally and sustainably sourced meats, Darke Pines is a quality spot to get meats in Jersey City. The shop is currently taking orders for turkeys, and some other prepared meats for a non-traditional entree choice, including ham, duck, chicken, and beef ribs. Darke Pines can also special order items for customers, with advance notice. Read more about Darke Pines + the Downtowner here.
Hamilton Pork | 708 Jersey Avenue
Every holiday season, Hamilton Pork brings the turkey A-game with its fried turkey, available as a meal or off the catering menu. Hamilton Pork has some of the tastiest meats in the area, and turkey is no exception. Click here to begin a catering order.
Morton Williams | 105 River Drive
There are two kinds of turkey available from Morton Williams for Thanksgiving: a roasted turkey breast and a whole roasted turkey. But the entree choices don’t stop there. Patrons can choose from poached salmon, beef brisket, and a rack of lamb for a non-traditional choice. Orders can be placed online and either delivered or picked up in-store.
Whole Foods Market Weehawken | 1400 Waterfront Terrace, Weehawken
Whole Foods Market is a great one-stop-shop for pre-made sides for the Thanksgiving feast. The prepared foods section in Whole Foods always offers a variety of side dish options to pick up, even at the last minute.
Morton Williams | 105 River Drive
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As far as up-scale markets go, Morton Williams offers gourmet products — including turkeys. Whether you’re looking for a raw bird to cook yourself or prepared turkey breast, Morton Williams has a slew of offerings. Click here for catering inquiries.
There’s plenty of turkey to go around in Hudson County. Whether you’re the person prepping and cooking the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner or you’re the person buying it because there’s just no time, you can’t go wrong with any of these locales.