• 6 Caterers That Offer Vegan Thanksgiving Meals in NJ + NYC

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    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and vegans {both new and experienced} might have a hard time figuring out exactly what they can and can’t eat on the holiday. That’s why our vegan expert {and Jersey City local} Jen Gonzalez of Doody Free Girl put together this list of six awesome spots to cater your vegan Thanksgiving meal from. Check them out below and make sure to order ASAP!

    Salt + Seed {210 Hudson Street, Jersey City}

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    Permanently stationed in downtown Jersey City’s Lincoln Harborside financial building food court at lunchtime, Salt + Seed got their start as the popular vegan table at the Hoboken Farmers Market. Thankfully, they are offering a Thanksgiving Catering Menu. Think “crab” cakes with homemade remoulade, holiday stuffed shepherds pie with roasted garlic mashed potato topping and porcini gravy, chickpea and walnut meat-free Loaf with tomato maple miso glaze and pumpkin cream cake with a walnut crust. Orders must be placed via Instagram DM {@salt_seed}, email {saltandseedeats@gmail.com} or phone {201-554-6373} by Monday, 11/19 at noon.

    Rockin Raw {Jersey City}

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    This popular West Village restaurant closed two years ago to pursue their catering business full-time in downtown Jersey City. Despite their name, the Thanksgiving menu is not all raw, in fact, most of the menu is warm and cozy home-cooking. You can enjoy a Shepard’s Pie Platter complete with seasoned veggies, cauliflower mash, portobello gravy, and fresh greens; their famous Buffalo Shrooms with carrots and sunflower cream cheez, stuffed poblano, baked sweet potato casserole, a baked spinach lasagna platter and more. Make sure to check here for the full menu, which is chock-full of delicious desserts and sides. Orders must be placed by email {contact@rockinraw.com} or phone {212-889-2923} by Monday, 11/19 for pickup by 11/20.

    Rockin Raw will also be hosting a 5-course CBD-infused Friendsgiving dinner in their cozy location in downtown Jersey City just a ten-minute walk from Grove Street Path train (location is revealed once ticket is purchased) on Friday, November 16th at 7:00PM. Details and tickets can be purchased here.

    Om Sweet Home {708 Anderson Avenue, Cliffside Park}

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    Our favorite gluten-free, soy free, palm oil free and non-GMO vegan bakery is accepting preorders for pumpkin pies and glazed butternut squash banana loaves through Saturday for pickup on Wednesday 11/21 and limited hours & offerings on Thanksgiving. Place orders by phone {201-943-CAKE}.

    Om Sweet Home is also hosting a cozy 3 course gluten-free and vegan Friendsgiving dinner complete with live acoustic music, wine and great company this Friday 11/16 at 7:00PM in Hoboken at Celebrate Life Studio {1200 Park Avenue}. Details and tickets available here.

    READ: Where to Find Vegan Football Sunday Foods in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Busy Bee Organics {Jersey City}

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    From meatless lentil “meat”balls, to gluten-free stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, mushroom gravy, and more, you’ll be blown away by Busy Bee’s unique-yet-delicious menu, tailored to your preferences. Busy Bee does sell meat products, but anything can be made 100% vegan. See the full menu here

    Green Cart Catering {North Jersey}

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    Green Cart Catering serves 100% vegan food and can cater any event — from dinner parties to weddings to corporate events and beyond. Some of the items on their sample menu include hearts of palm ceviche, eggplant caponata, stuffed Italian style peppers, and more. Contact them here to learn more and inquire about Thanksgiving catering. 

    Seasoned Vegan {Harlem, NY}

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    Seasoned Vegan is located in Harlem, NY, but if you live in the Hoboken and Jersey City area you know that isn’t a far commute {especially for some tasty vegan food}. Items on the holiday menu include “turkey” and gravy, stuffing, mac n’ “cheese”, sweet potato souffle, and more. Check out the full menu here


    There you have it — 6 local spots that will solve any of your pre-Thanksgiving anxiety. While the rest of your family is enjoying a traditional meal, it’s easy to get yourself something just as delicious, minus any animal products.

    See More: Where to Find the Best Vegan Soups in Jersey City

    What vegan foods will you be eating this Thanksgiving? Share with us in the comments below and tag us in your foodie pics on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog + #HobokenGirl <3

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    Jen Gonzalez is the owner/founder of Doody Free Girl, a colon hydrotherapy practice in downtown Jersey City. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jen graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in business — but after discovering a passion for health and alternative wellness while working at her family's business, she realized how easy it is to lead an unhealthy lifestyle in today's corporate environment. Now, she works as a colon hydrotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. On Hoboken Girl, she'll be sharing all of the cool vegan/veggie/healthy options there are to discover in Jersey City.


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