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SuperVegan’s Big Fat Guide to New York City Vegan Thanksgiving, 2012 Edition

Whatever you eat next Thursday, we suggest you Adopt a Turkey, such as the lovely Payton pictured here, at Farm Sanctuary! (N.B. Not to be confused with religious sect The Salvation Army's horrid perversion of the concept!)

Whatever you eat next Thursday, we suggest you Adopt a Turkey, such as the lovely Payton pictured here, at Farm Sanctuary! (N.B. Not to be confused with religious sect The Salvation Army’s horrid perversion of the concept!)

It’s that Thanksgiving time of year again, and like we’ve done for the past bunch of years, SuperVegan has compiled a comprehensive guide of where to eat out on Thanksging in New York City. This is everything we could find authorative info on. Surely some restaurants are doing Thanksgiving specials but haven’t promoted well enough for us to find out; leave comment or drop us a line if you know of anything we missed! We’ll update this post as we hear of new worthwhile options.

We’ve also listed caterers that are doing special Thanksgiving packages.

And if you’re cooking yourself, be sure to check out our round-up of nine (9!) packaged roastable turkey-substitutes on the market this year.

(This post was updated on November 16 to add V-Spot, BK Farmyards, and extended Monk’s Meat deadline.)

CATERERING TO PRE-ORDER

Monk’s Meats Thanksgiving Box Special features their Brooklyn-made seitan steaks along with stuffing, cranberry, and gravy. Monk’s will deliver to you anywhere in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan or the Bronx for a modest fee. You have to order these by midnight tonight (November 15)! This is the earliest deadline we know of. midnight Saturday, November 17. (They extended the deadline!)

Chickpea & Olive is offering an extensive menu, with both full-mean and à la carte options. Pick up Wednesday in Inwood, or delivered to you for an additional fee. Order by Monday, November 19 at noon.

Cinnamon Snail is also offering complete meals or à la carte, with way to much to choose from. Pick up on Thanksgiving day in Flatiron, Hoboken, and Red Bank. Order by Monday, November 19 at noon.

Babycakes has special Thanksgiving sweets including their new gluten-free pumpkin pie. Order by Friday, November 16.

NYC-area Whole Foodses offer a Field Roast en Croute dinner which gives you a heat-and-serve portion of the title dish along with various sides. Order by November 20th.

The V-Spot has a catering menu, too! Get your orders in by November 20th.

RESTAURANTS
Serving special meals on Thanksgiving day

Brooklyn
BK Farmyards is hosting a community-minded dinner at Cobble Hill pub 61 Local. Pay $20 for the vegan meal they’re preparing, or help out and eat for free! People can also bring a supplemental dish and eat at half price, but that supplemental dish need not be vegan. (Everything will be labeled with ingredients, though.)

Upper West Side:

Peacefood Café will be serving “vegan holiday specials” from noon on

Café Blossom on the Upper West Side has a $55 prix Fixe

Candle Café West is doing a $68 prix fixe.

Upper East Side:

Candle 79 is doing a $75 prix fixe.

Candle Café East is doing a à la carte specials and a $60 prix fixe.

V-Note has à la carte and $52 prix fixe options.

Downtown:

Angelica Kitchen has a “Special Five Course Prix Fixe Menu” for $60.

Blossom Chelsea is doing a $65 prix fixe.

Café Blossom on Carmine will be open with their regular menu plus some seasonal specials.

Sacred Chow is doing a $60 prix fixe

Spring Street Natural has $43 prix fixe and à la carte. (They serve meat here, too, but there are proper vegan options.)

PRE-GAMING
Some Thanksgiving events happen before actual Thanksgiving day. Make it last all week!

Kick things off on Sunday afternoon with Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by author Maya Gottfried, with dance-along led by the studio’s artistic director, Cynthia King. Adults and children should dress in clothing comfortable to dance in and be prepared to take off their shoes.”

US VegCorp is hosting a dinner at Blossom Carmine on Monday, November 19. $45 for complete dinner and donation to For the Animals Sanctuary. $75 for the above plus VIP tickets for the entire weekend of the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival.

Lucie Boshier is hosting a “sumptious” dinner with champagne on Wednesday the 21st, at a private location in Lower Manhattan overlooking the Hudson. It’s $75 ($10 of which will be donated to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary). She promises “fun, indulgence, and belly laughs” and “well-behaved animal companions are welcome”, which is awesome.

And if past years are any indication, ‘sNice’s three locations (West Village , Soho, and Park Slope) and Terri are all closed Thanksgiving day, but we recommend you stop by in the days before or after to try their awesome Thanksgiving Leftovers sandwiches and seasonal sides.

We wish you all happy eating and happy thanking!

4 Comments

  1. Comment by

    Stacey Murphy

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    BK Farmyards is hosting a vegan Thanksgiving feast featuring local produce from Brooklyn farms. The event is at 61 Local in Carroll Gardens. $20 for dinner ticket including one local brew. $10 dessert tickets. Come join us!!! Totally relaxed BK Thanksgiving celebration.

    Event details:
    https://madmimi.com/mimio/137c33/preview

    RSVP on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/events/411772495556759/?fref=ts

    Hope to see you there!

  2. Comment by

    Jason Das

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    Thanks, Stacey. We added your event to the post!

  3. Comment by

    Jamie

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    Hmm the invite on fb says they are open to roasting a turkey so I’m not sure that it will be vegan?

    Other than that, it sounds awesome!

  4. Comment by

    Jason Das

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    For Jamie and anyone else confused about the BK Farmyards event: as it says in the blog post, “Pay $20 for the vegan meal they’re preparing, or help out and eat for free! People can also bring a supplemental dish and eat at half price, but that supplemental dish need not be vegan. (Everything will be labeled with ingredients, though.)”

    So, there will be a full vegan meal courtesy the organizers, but potluckers are allowed to bring non-vegan food.

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