If there’s one city in America with the highest concentration of great chefs, it’s New York City. And if there’s one city in America with the highest concentration of tiny kitchens, it’s also New York City. Those two facts alone should be enough to convince you that if you can afford it, you should opt to not cook your Thanksgiving dinner this year, and order takeout instead. Want proof? Check out these options (individual items are subject to change):
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats
This butcher shop located in Chelsea Market sells whole, fully cooked, barn-raised vegetarian turkeys in a variety of weights, as well as smoked turkeys, turduckens, gravy, and stuffing.
Harold Moore’s West Village restaurant is offering turkey and a wide selection of sides and an additional selection of appetizers and entrées for a set per-person price. Sides include mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and oyster dressing with bacon and sardines.
Hill Country Barbecue Market
For something a little less traditional, opt for a whole pit-smoked turkey from Hill Country, with a side of skillet cornbread with ancho-honey butter.
Torrisi and Carbone know their turkey breast (their sandwiches may be the city’s best), and you can buy a whole turkey breast from them, complete with sides, including Italian sausage stuffing.
If you’d like Daniel Boulud to cater your Thanksgiving, his Épicerie Boulud is selling whole turkeys with gravy and sides, including Parmesan pumpkin loaf and chestnut cornbread stuffing.