How to have the world's easiest Thanksgiving
By Emily Ranager
Special to amNewYork
The citys premier purveyors of fine food will offer various Thanksgiving packages.
FreshDirect will deliver complete Thanksgiving dinners to your door. Feasts for four-to-six ($149.99), eight-to-12 ($199.99) or 14-to -18 ($299.99) include a whole turkey, choice of four to five side dishes like maple-roasted yams with marshmallows and green beans with caramelized apples, choice of various types of stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, gravy and choice of desserts. Order by Nov. 23 for delivery on Nov. 25 or 26. www.freshdirect.comWhole Foods is offering several fully-cooked prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinners for pick-up. Turkey dinners for two ($52.99), eight ($159.99) or 12 ($229.99) include turkey, traditional New England stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans with almonds, cranberry-orange relish, gravy, organic dinner rolls and pumpkin or apple pie. The grocer also has vegan-friendly dinners for $19.99 per person and lots of a la carte starters and sides. Order by noon on Nov. 25 at wholefoodsmarket.com or your nearest store.
At Dean and DeLuca, meals for six to eight ($280) or 10 to 12 ($520) include one turkey, porcini stuffing with gravy, Brussels sprouts au gratin, bourbon sweet potatoes with almonds, cranberry sauce with cardamom and cream cheese biscuits. Orders ship next-day beginning in mid-November. Take note: the turkey arrives frozen, so order enough in advance to defrost it. www.deandeluca.com
Citarella is offering a broad selection of prepared Thanksgiving dishes a la carte. Some staples include whole roasted turkeys ($59.99 for 12 pounds), glazed sweet potatoes ($6.99 per pound), sausage stuffing ($6.99 per pound) and cranberry conserve with pecan ($6.99 per pint). Many vegetarian options are also available. Orders must be placed by Nov. 23. 212-874-0383. For an additional $6, orders may can be delivered.
At Fairway, feasts for six ($125) or 12 ($199) include an oven-ready turkey, choice of butternut squash or autumn vegetable puree soup, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans with shallots, sausage stuffing, herb mushroom stuffing, dinner rolls and pumpkin or apple pie. Order by 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and pick up Nov. 26 or 27. Delivery is also available. 866-392-2837.
Food Emporium is offering dinners for 2 (for $69.99), 4-6 (for $139.99/ready to cook and $149.99/cooked) and 8-10 ($219.99/ready to cook and $234.99/cooked). The dinner for two features two cornish game hens, while the other two have 12 and 16-lb. turkeys respectively. Each includes plenty of sides and dessert. Order by Nov. 24. 212-381-0885.