Thanksgiving Food: NYC Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving-Themed Sandwiches, Burgers and Cookies

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What will you be eating for Thanksgiving 2016? When it comes to Thanksgiving food, there are so many options to choose from. From the main course to Thanksgiving side dishes and even specialty Thanksgiving desserts, the options are endless. And if you’re in NYC for this Thanksgiving, there are many NYC restaurants serving up holiday-themed Thanksgiving dishes for you to enjoy and really get into the spirit.

Thanksgiving-Themed Foods in NYC Restaurants

Looking for Thanksgiving-themed foods in NYC? Why not try some of the offerings listed below.

Clinton Hall’s Thanksgiving pot pie burger, Turkey tacos from Blockheads, Milk Bar’s Thanksgiving croissant, Ross’s Thanksgiving leftover sandwich at West End Hall, 5 Napkin Burger’s Thanksgiving on a bun, Thanksgiving cookies from Schmakary’s.

NYC Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re looking for the whole Thanksgiving shebang, then you will want to hurry and make a reservation at one of the below restaurants. These places are serving up main courses, side dishes, and desserts to really make your Thanksgiving complete.

MP Taverna: A three-course meal will run you only $40, and the meal is a Greek-inspired Thanksgiving. For added Grecian flare, you can add traditional Greek desserts to your meal for $25, which will include baklava.

Bustan: Bustan isn’t offering a prix fixe menu, so feel free to pick what you like off their menu. As a treat, you can finish your meal with a Honeycrisp apple cake served with pumpkin spice gelato –um, yes!

Bar Boulud: France meets America with this semi-traditional menu being offered by Bar Boulud. Some highlighted menu items include squash soup with spiced crème fraiche, brioche croutons and cilantro, wild mushroom agnolotti with hazelnuts and sunchokes, a duck breast Normandie with roasted apples and spiced cider jus, and top your meal off with a dark chocolate pecan tartlette with bourbon ice cream.

Sarabeth’s Upper West Side: For $65, you get a four-course meal that not only serves up the traditional fixings, but also adds a twist such as leek and sausage stuffed turkey along with a side of whipped brown butter potatoes. If that sounds delicious to you, then hurry up and make your reservation.

Miss Lily’s: For a Caribbean twist on Thanksgiving, Miss Lily’s is serving up jerk turkey breast along with other unique takes on traditional Thanksgiving foods. But don’t worry, you can still enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie – it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, of course.

Angelica: For the vegans out there, head over to Angelica, where you will enjoy soup, squash, mushroom gravy, and sweet potatoes. For dessert, you can enjoy a either the gluten-free classic pumpkin pie served with ginger whip, or vegan chocolate layer cake with chocolate fudge frosting and raspberry filling. How can you even pick?

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria: So far we have listed Greek, French, and even Caribbean-styled Thanksgiving dinner. Here you will find an Italian-inspired meal. For $85, you will receive five courses, starting with a traditional meat and cheese board and finishing with a family-style ginger bread apple cake.

As you can see, when it comes to Thanksgiving food, there are plenty of options in the NYC area. Although we outlined just some of the places you can visit, there are definitely many more to choose from. The trick is to narrow in on what you’re feeling for the day.

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