Best NYC Thanksgiving Dinner & Dessert Pre-order Guide 2020
Photo: Petee's Pie
2020 has been tough for everyone. Yet, everyone's favorite season has arrived after all! While quarantine rule may be in effect and strongly encouraged, let’s not miss out on the small celebrations we can still indulge in. Let’s make it count to compensate for all that we've missed: hanging out with friends, going to our favorite restaurants, and, of course, traveling. Traveling home is a challenge for many of us, and this Thanksgiving is a chance to treat ourselves.
🧡 Mamakoo staff have been waiting for November to share our intel on the best dinners and desserts for pre-order; and we have to admit that this year's offerings from our recommended restaurants look fabulously irresistible.
💡 This year, we noticed even those restaurants who previously hesitated in offering takeout meals have come forward with family-style dinner packages and various pick-up options. If you’re open to skipping the traditional turkey this year (let’s face it; the giant bird is hard to finish even with a small gathering), you have lots to choose from for a hassle-free, chef-class, gratification-guaranteed meal without having to worry about setting a thing in the oven
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🦃 Mamakoo's Thanksgiving Dinner & Dessert Guide 2020
- Petee's Pie Company
- Clinton St. Baking Company
- Amy's Bread
- Little Pie Company
- The Blue Stove
- Crown Shy
- Four & Twenty Blackbirds
- Eleven Madison Park
- The Musket Room
Last updated: 11/15/2020
Did you know Bubby's opened its doors in 1990 on Thanksgiving Day? Its commitment to serve good Thanksgiving dinner is on a different level, offering one of the city's best home-style pies and classic American comfort food made from scratch.
Thanksgiving at home
Bubby's will be offering ready to eat take out packages for local pick-up on Thanksgiving Day. ($100/2 people, $200/4 people, $300/6 people, $400/8 people.)
The dinner package includes everything from starters, main, sides to the pie samplers!
Meal includes all items listed below. Each order will have a sampling of pies.
Pickled Market Vegetables
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
Roasted Pallman Farms Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Old Fashioned Glazed Ham with Pineapples & Cherries
Cornbread Sausage Stuffing
Green bean Casserole
Stoke Farms Candied Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Seasonal Root Vegetables
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Ambrosia - mixed fruit, coconut, mandarin segments, marshmallow
Homemade Pie (each flavor is included)
Apple Whiskey Crumble
Organic Pecan Maple
Order deadline: November 19, 2020 for pick up on Thanksgiving day
More info & order: https://www.bubbys.com/thanksgiving/
Whole Pie orders
Local Pick up: Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 22nd. Pick up on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No pick-ups Thanksgiving Day.
Shipped Pies: Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20th no later than 4pm EST. All shipped pies will arrive Wednesday, November 25th.
+ Dine-in option
Each year, Bubby's serves a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner that tastes just like home. This year they are celebrating the 30th anniversary with a prefix Thanksgiving Dinner. Their turkeys come from Pallman Farms in upstate NY and all the side dishes, fixins and pies are made from scratch.
11:45 AM - 9:00 PM - reservations required
(Adults: $65 per person / Children under 10: $40)
More info: https://www.bubbys.com/thanksgiving/
Photo: Petee's Pie Company
2. Petee's Pie Company
Leave the pie job for the pie experts. Petee's Pie started Thanksgiving pre-order offering 19 kinds of pies including gluten-free & vegan pies for everyone!
They offer smaller 6" size pies for smaller groups (great job considering smaller gatherings this year!) as well as their regular whole pies.
From classic Hudson Valley Apple to one-of-a-kind Pear Streusel, Petee's offer one of the best pies in NYC.
Source: Petee's Pie Company (https://thanksgiving.peteespie.com/)
Available to pick up in 3 locations.
(*Update 11/12/20: All of delivery slots are sold out; they are now only accepting orders for pickup.)
Photo: Clinton St. Baking Company
3. Clinton St. Baking Company
Lower East Side's classic, unassuming American breakfast & brunch spot, Clinton St. Baking Company is now accepting Thanksgiving pie pre-orders for pick up.
Clinton St. Baking Company is known to serve an eclectic menu inspired from the American South, coastal New England, Jewish New York, and the Spanish cooks who bring to the kitchen their rich culinary traditions from Mexico and the Southwest!
- Pumpkin Butterscotch Pie (Regular, Serves 6-8) $28.00
- Pumpkin Butterscotch Pie (Mini, Serves 2-3) $15.00
- Organic Apple Crumb Pie (Regular, Serves 6-8) $29.00
- Organic Apple Crumb Pie (Mini, Serves 2-3) $16.00
- Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie (Regular, Serves 6-8) $29.00
- Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie (Mini, Serves 2-3) $16.00
- 1 Dozen Mini Buttermilk Biscuits $14.00
- 2 Dozen Mini Buttermilk Biscuits $26.00
- 3 Dozen Mini Buttermilk Biscuits $36.00
- Raspberry Jam $8.00
Last order day is accepted by Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
Photo: Amy's Bread
4. Amy's Bread
New York City's quintessential bakery, Amy's bread offers a variety of classic holiday favorite and baked goods that are perfect to complete your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Orders are accepted by 5pm November 19, 2020 via phone or online.
Store Hours on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 26, 2020
Hell's Kitchen 212-977-2670 • 8:00 am-1 pm
Chelsea Market 212-462-4338 • Closed
Brooklyn - Henry St. 929-276-3108 • 8:00 am-1 pm
- Amy's Special Pumpkin Pie (10" - serves 8)
- Apple Crumb Pie (10" - serves 8)
- Pecan Pie (10" - serves 8)
- Pumpkin Walnut Cranberry Quickbread
- Apple Pecan Coffee Cake
- Pumpkin Pecan Knot
- Pumpkin Donut with Pecan Crumb Topping
- Pumpkin Pecan Sticky Bun
They also have a full selection of cakes, cupcakes, breads, rolls and twists from everyday Amy's Bread menu.
Photo: Little Pie Company
5. Little Pie Company
What if you want to get them all? No need to choose only one with Little Pie Company, because these mindful people offer Thanksgiving pie sampler for us oinksters! They offer four 5-inch miniature versions of their most popular pies including Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie (to die for), Southern Pecan Pie, Mississippi Mud Pie and Pumpkin Pie.
Little Pie Company offers pick-up, delivery and nationwide shipping!
Store hours for Thanksgiving Week:
Monday, November 23 - Tuesday, November 24: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday, November 25: 8am - 9pm
Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), November 26: 8am - 12pm
Order by November 18, 2020.
Note: No pies or items (other than Thanksgiving menu) will be baked during the holiday week.
Photo: Mah-ze-dahr Bakery
Bakery full of exclusive, wondrous recipes inspired by travel around the world. Even what may seem as a common baked good, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery transports the curious on a delectable journey of mystery and desire that will elevate the baked good to a piece of comforting decadence that can be experienced every day.
This year, Mah-ze-dahr offers not only holiday pies but its signature blue gift boxes of chocolate, brownies, cookies and other baked goods for pick-up, delivery in NYC and Washington DC and nationwide shipping.
Check out their gluten-free items and the signature Mah-ze-dahr oatmeal bar as well!
Menu & order: https://mahzedahrbakery.com/thanksgiving/
How about trying a French-style Thanksgiving dinner this year? Frenchette is now accepting Thanksgiving at Home orders for 6 people including 12-14lb pasture-raised turkey with fancy side dishes and fresh-baked pumpkin pie! You can also add their exclusive selection of natural wines to complete your festive night.
Dinner set includes ($600):
Pate en Croute (heritage pork, pistachio, koginut squash)
Celery Root & Apple Soup
Dressed beets, leeks, walnuts, rose petal harissa
Salade de Chicoree, pumpkin seed vinaigrette
Pull-apart Parker House Rolls
Good Shepherd Ranch Heritage Turkey (12-14lb)
Roasted Root Vegetables
Turkey Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Sauce, cranberry orange preserve
Pick-up is available on Wednesday, November 25 (9am - 5pm) & Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) November 26 (9am - 12pm).
Menu & order info: https://www.frenchettenyc.com/thanksgiving
Photo: The Blue Stove
8. The Blue Stove
The Blue Stove, Brooklyn's well-kept secret for fresh-baked seasonal pies, is accepting pre-orders for holiday ritual pies with vegan options as well!
- Apple Pie
- Pear Ginger Crisp (vegan)
- Raspberry - Plum with Pecan Crumble
- Pumpkin Pie
- Molasses Rum Pecan Pie
- Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
All pies: $40, 9” round, Serve 8-10.
Pre-order deadline is November 20, 2020.
(Order early since they often reach the max capacity before the deadline)
Missed the pre-order deadline? The Blue Stove always try to make extra pies all week for walk-ins, first come first serve, no reservations.
Menu & online order: https://www.thebluestove.com/thanksgiving-menu
Photo: Crown Shy
9. Crown Shy
Financial Distric's modern, elevated fine dining restaurant, Crown Shy, offers an unprecedented Thanksgiving Dinner for pick up & delivery designed to serve 4-8 people.
Each kit includes turkey two ways and all the fixings, with a Crown Shy twist including large-format pull-apart bread service, and apple pie a la mode.
Kit also includes a "next day" sandwich kit (!!!) to maximize those tasty leftovers. Wine and spirits packages are also available.
Each order includes:
- Turkey Crown
- Confit turkey legs
- Cornbread stuffing with sage
- Brown butter pomme purée
- Roasted honeynut squash & chestnuts
- Chef India’s mac & cheese
- Brussels sprouts & crispy pancetta
- Cranberry chutney
- Housemade Pie
- Next Day Sandwich Kit
$410 - serves 4 / $820 - serves 8
You can also add black truffle sides and yummy desserts to upgrade your dinner game even more.
Pick-up & delivery on November 24-25, 2020.
Order & info: https://www.exploretock.com/crownshy/
How about a Korean twist this year? A modern Korean fusion fine dining, Atoboy, offers a special Thanksgiving Dinner set this year.
The menu is designed for four people in the Atoboy family style, with its signature flavors reimagined for Thanksgiving.
The set ($195) includes:
- Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken (whole) & Sauce
- Ssam Vegetables
- Sunchoke Chips & Gochugaru
- Chicken Moo
- Apple Kimchi with Mint
- Kabocha Squash
- Napa Cabbage & Pear Coleslaw
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Candied Anchovies
- Octopus & Broccoli Rabe
- Hen of the woods mushrooms with Truffle Sauce
- Crème Fraîche & Kaluga Caviar
- White Rice
(Did you know, Korean families tend to eat a whole chicken instead of turkey?
Available to pick up & delivery on November 24-26, 2020.
Photo: Four & Twenty Blackbirds
11. Four & Twenty Blackbirds
This Brooklyn's obligatory pie spot is accepting pre-orders for your Thanksgiving pies for pick-up and a limited number of delivery slots.
Their annual Thanksgiving pie flavors are
- Salted Caramel Apple
- Brown Butter Pumpkin
- Bittersweet Chocolate
- Pecan and Salty Honey
Pick-up is available from Sunday, November 22 through Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2020.
They also have Goldbelly nationwide shipping!
More info & order: https://birdsblack.com/pages/copy-of-faq
Photo: Eleven Madison Park
12. Eleven Madison Park
One of the most extravagant, splurge-worthy Thanksgiving dinners offered in NYC. Eleven Madison Park is currently accepting orders for their classic, yet splendid Thanksgiving dinner set menu online for pick-up.
The dinner includes:
- D'artagnan Free-Range Organic Turkey (not yet cooked)
- Sage Gravy
- Housemade Brioche
- Brioche Stuffing with Turkey Sausage, Dried Currants
- Cranberry & Orange Chutney
- Pommes Duchesse with Leek Fondue
- Herb Roasted Carrots
- Haricot Vert with Roasted Shallot
- Green Salad with Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette
- Apple-Cranberry Pie
- Pecan pie (8-10 guests only)
Available in two sizes: for 4-6 people ($475), or for 8-10 people ($875).
For a festive and luxurious starter, you can add on truffles or caviar.
Wines from their cellar and large format cocktails are also available!
Pick-up is at Eleven Madison Park between November 24 - 25, between 12 - 2pm.
Photo: The Musket Room
13. The Musket Room
New Zealand-inspired chic, modern fine-dining restaurant, The Musket Room, stepped into the Thanksgiving family meal game in NYC as well!
You can order the complete meal or just the sides.
"Thanksgiving Feast" ($85/person) includes:
- Butternut squash soup with cardamon and coconut
- Chicories with pear and Rogue River Blue cheese
- Brussel Sprouts
- Chef's favorite Pommes Puree
- Huckleberry sauce
- Choice of stuffings & gravy, guinea hen or wild boar and pies.
Side order includes basics like sourdough bread to fancy caviars & chips.
+ Their pies are absolutely lovely and unique as well! (Purple sweet potato/Cheesecake Apple Tarte Tatin)
Pick-up is on November 25-26 11am-2pm.
Order & info: https://www.exploretock.com/themusketroom/
We'll keep updating this list until Thanksgiving Day :)
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Happy eating, and happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🧡