SuperVegan’s Patrick Kwan is a Tofurky fan.
Thanksgiving is a devastating time of year for vegans, when we cry into our bland veggie soup while meat eaters feast around us, knowing deep down in our souls that we’re missing out on one of life’s great pleasures…
Oh, wait, no. That’s just the lie that meat eaters tell themselves to justify their refusal to take responsibility for their own destructive choices.
In fact, with its wide array of freshly harvested delights, Thanksgiving is a cornucopia for vegans. Even the New York Times is getting in on the act, blogging about Going Vegetarian for Thanksgiving and posting recipes (I’m making the Fiery Sweet Potatoes).
As usual, many of New York City’s best vegan restaurants have risen to the occasion. Here’s SuperVegan’s round-up of where to eat vegan in NYC for Thanksgiving; make your restaurant reservations asap!
Angelica Kitchen is offering a five course prix fixe menu for $50; BYOB to save money. Thanksgiving is the only night Angelica takes reservations, so folks won’t have to queue up in the cold like usual. The dinner will also be available for take out from the juice bar. Say hi to SuperVegan’s own Olivia Lane, who will be hostessing in the afternoon.
Caravan of Dreams will have Thanksgiving options in addition to their regular menu.
Curly’s will be serving a four or five (“depending on how you count them”) course prix fixe menu for $26.95.
Hang out with Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Peter Max, and Ally Sheedy at Farm Sanctuary‘s Celebration FOR the Turkeys this Sunday at Tavern on the Green. You can even get the latest word on author Jonathan Safran Foer’s not-quite-veganism from the man himself. The event is currently sold out, but you can call to get on the waiting list.
NYC’s all-vegetarian grocery store, Integral Yoga Natural Foods, has many prepared vegan Thanksgiving foods. It’s currently offering a 10% discount on holiday desserts, pies, cakes and brownies (most are vegan; they’ve got a list with ingredients on their website).
Organic Grill will have a special Thanksgiving menu in addition to their regular menu.
Perelandra Natural Food Center has a selection of prepared vegan Thanksgiving foods.
Pure Food and Wine will once again be serving the most expensive vegan Thanksgiving meal in NYC. Their four course prix fixe is $72; select items from their regular menu will also be available.
Red Bamboo will be serving their regular menu and a $21.95 Thanksgiving prix fixe menu. Red Bamboo Brooklyn will offer a three course prix fixe after 4pm at an as-yet-undecided price. (Jeez, people, Thanksgiving is less than a week away!)
WholeFoods has their same old Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner for one. At $19.99, it includes curried apple pumpkin soup, a stuffed holiday roast, green beans with almonds, and mushroom gravy. Dessert is now sold separately, packaged with bread.
You already missed the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary‘s 2009 Thanksliving, but you can sign up for their mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out next year.
If you love to cook, want to save money, or just want to skip the formality of dining out, host a potluck! Here’s a “Gentle Thanksgiving” recipe guide, complete with menu suggested by Alicia Silverstone. Hit your local farmers’ market for ingredients, or check out one of NYC’s vegan-friendly grocery stores.
If we’re missing anything good, please let us know!