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One-bite Thanksgiving feasts to stuff in your mouth before Turkey Day

It's time to gobble up all the flavors of Thanksgiving!

Turkey, cranberries and stuffing may go together better than any three foods in the American diet, but there's no reason to wait until Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, to enjoy them all at once.

From Thanksgiving croissants to Thanksgiving dumplings (New York, we're still waiting for a Thanksgiving bagel and schmear), here's how to get your fix of Thanksgiving flavor before Turkey Day.

Thanksgiving dumplings at Mimi Cheng's

Here's something to be thankful for. Mimi Cheng's
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Here's something to be thankful for. Mimi Cheng's has created Thanksgiving dinner dumplings stuffed with roast turkey and homemade sage stuffing, along with homemade gravy with cranberry sauce to dip into with your chopsticks. Available for all of November, try the boiled dumplings (sadly not available fried), with and without Sriracha for some variation in your bite-size Thanksgiving feast. $9 for 6 dumplings or $11 for 8 dumplings. 179 Second Ave., mimichengs.com

Chicken Gobbler at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Anything deep-fried easily compliments the mélange of Thanksgiving
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Anything deep-fried easily compliments the mélange of Thanksgiving options. The Chicken Gobbler is crispy matzo-coated fried chicken sandwich layered with stuffing, mashed potatoes, house-made gravy and cranberry sauce served on a bun, because obviously bread is essential to any feast. The #ChickenGobbler is available throughout November for $8.50 and is best enjoyed with a side of shoestring fries. Invite your friends, this is the ultimate Friendsgiving. 28 E. First St., 212-228-0404, blueribbonfriedchicken.com

Thanksgiving Day Burger at Wahlburgers

If you're ready to take an autumn trip
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If you're ready to take an autumn trip out to Coney Island, head to NYC's first Wahlburgers for a mini feast. The special Thanksgiving burger is made with a seasoned turkey patty topped with stuffing, orange cranberry sauce, roasted butternut squash and finished with a little mayo. Served on a potato bun, you get all the flavors of Turkey Day in one bite, with a side of celebrity brothers, if they choose to visit their namesake burger joint. 3015 Stillwell Ave., Brooklyn, 718-975-7330, wahlconeyisland.com

Thanksgiving croissants at Milk Bar

The holiday season officially starts with your first
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The holiday season officially starts with your first bite of chef Christina Tosi's genius creation. The Thanksgiving croissant packs roasted turkey, homemade gravy and cranberry sauce into a herb-flecked, stuffing-flavored buttery croissant, served warm. Multiple locations, milkbarstore.com

Thanksgiving Salad at Sweetgreen

For a healthier take on the full Thanksgiving
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For a healthier take on the full Thanksgiving feast, stop by Sweetgreen for a chef's salad that celebrates the greener side of the holiday. This seasonal salad, available for $10.85 through January, is made with organic mesclun, chopped romaine, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted turkey and topped with a cranberry vinaigrette. For an extra crunch, upgrade with raw pecans on top! Multiple locations, sweetgreen.com

Thanksgiving Ramen at Talde

Talde's famed Thanksgiving Ramen is making a triumphant
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Talde's famed Thanksgiving Ramen is making a triumphant comeback in Brooklyn this season! The turkey-based broth is filled with noodles, turkey meat, stuffing, pickled cranberries, creamed spinach wontons and gravy and is perhaps the most decadent way to slurp up Thanksgiving with a spoon and chopsticks. This year, the dish will only be offered at the bar from Nov. 23 – Dec. 4 after 9 p.m. 369 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn, taldebrooklyn.com

Thanksgiving Arepa at Arepa Factory

Alphabet City's newest arepa spot is ready to
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Alphabet City's newest arepa spot is ready to stuff all of Thanksgiving into a corn pocket! This Venezuelan-inspired Thanksgiving dish is made from a a sweet potato and corn flour arepa filled with turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce. It will be available from Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Monday, Nov. 30 for $12.95. 147 Avenue A, 646-490-6828, arepafactory.com

Turkey tacos at Blockheads

Spice up your pre-Thanksgiving eats at Blockheads from
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Spice up your pre-Thanksgiving eats at Blockheads from Nov. 12 through Thanksgiving Day. Turkey Picadillo Tacos fold all the essential Thanksgiving flavors --peppery ground turkey, cranberry corn salsa, goat cheese, rice and beans -- into soft corn tortillas for a bit of Mexican flare to your feast. Sip down the special with a cranberry margarita! Multiple locations, Blockheads.com

Gobble Gobble Balls at The Meatball Shop

Available only during Thanksgiving week, festive Gobble Gobble
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Available only during Thanksgiving week, festive Gobble Gobble Balls, made with ground turkey, dried cranberries, stuffing and spices, topped with mushroom gravy will provide Thanksgiving in a ball! Order atop mashed potatoes or roasted cauliflower with hazelnuts and caper vinaigrette to round out the feast. Multiple locations, themeatballshop.com

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