National Geographic Is Hosting a Pilgrim-Inspired Pop-Up Next Week with a Menu by April Bloomfield

English-born, New York City-based chef April Bloomfield will create a pop-up menu based on the Pilgrims’ own Thanksgiving

All the food will be free to the public, and will be available first-come, first-serve.

In advance of the debut of Saints & Strangers, a two-part series about the Pilgrims’ voyage to America, the National Geographic Channel is hosting a two-day pop-up called the Saints & Strangers Pub 1620, at Flatiron Hall in New York City.

The menu, designed by Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning chef April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig, The Breslin), will be based on the Pilgrims’ own Thanksgiving menu, a combination of English and New World dishes. Sample dishes include salt beef sandwiches with mustard; pork pie; sunchoke and potato soup; corn meal cakes; succotash; duck with vinegar and cranberries; and pumpkin bread pudding.

In the spirit of the giving season, all the food, served from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., will be free. Everything will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Saints & Strangers will premiere on the National Geographic Channel on November 22 and 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.