Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner without doing all the cooking. Just order Thanksgiving takeout dinners at one of these local places, invite family and friends and sit down to a delicious meal -- all without fussing in the kitchen. Here are some companies and restaurants on Long Island that will prepare a feast for you.
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Note: This article is updated every year. Here are the listings for 2012.
Note: orders must be places by Sunday, November 18, 2012. The stores are open on Thanksgiving day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. This well-known Long Island specialty foods provider offers their popular, all-inclusive Thanksgiving dinner "Feast Package". This complete, multi-course dinner includes a choice of appetizers, salads, 18-pound, antibiotic-free roasted turkey or 10-pound antibiotic-free turkey breast, trimmings, stuffing, potatoes, sides and dessert. The package feeds 10 to 14 people and is priced at $299. (plus tax.) Or chooses their "Gobbler Package," which serves 10-12 people, for $189. plus tax.
Kosher turkeys are available upon request (with added surcharge.)
Long Island locations: 1538 Union Turnpike, Lake Success Center, New Hyde Park, (516) 488-5600
Jericho Turnpike (and South Woods Road), Woodbury Village Center, Woodbury, NY, (516) 921-5400
1166 Wantagh Avenue, Cherrywood Center, Wantagh, NY, (516) 781-6400.
(Note: there is also a Iavarone Brothers store in Maspeth, Queens.)
For more information, please go to Iavarone Bros. Foods or call 1-877-IBFOODS.
You can sit down at your own table and still enjoy gourmet food from Prime restaurant. Pre-order a Thanksgiving Day dinner, available for pick-up on Wednesday, November 21 or Thursday, November 22, 2012. The $299 (plus tax) package serves 10 to 12 people and includes a 20-pound turkey with all the trimmings such as apple chestnut croissant stuffing, sweet potato puree with brown sugar, string bean casserole, whipped potatoes, caramelized onion soup, apple pie and traditional cheesecake, cornbread and biscuits.
Prime is located at 117 New York Avenue in Huntington. For more information, please go to Prime restaurant or call (631) 385-1515.
In addition to Prime, another excellent restaurant owned by the Bohlsen family, Tellers Chophouse, is located in a stately building that was formerly a bank. (The wine is in the vault.) You can either enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner at Tellers Chophouse or opt for their To Go Menu, available for pick-up on Wednesday, November 21 or Thursday, November 22, 2012. The $299 package serves 10-12 people and features a 20-pound turkey with gravy, apple chestnut croissant stuffing, sweet potato puree with brown sugar, string bean casserole, whipped potatoes, caramelized onion soup, apple pie and traditional cheesecake, and cornbread and biscuits.
Tellers is located at 605 Main Street, Islip, NY. For more information, please go to Tellers Chophouse or call (631) 277-7070.
Whole Foods Market - Turkey Dinner or Meat-Free and Delicious
Whole Foods Market, Manhasset and its sister store in Jericho offer great selections for Thanksgiving dinners. Dinners comes with either a fully cooked or ready-to-roast, seasoned turkey.
For the vegetarian or vegan in your life, there are choices beyond turkey. Whole Foods Market also offers complete vegan meals. Each comes with a savory, meatless holiday roast stuffed with wild rice and dried cranberries, curried apple-pumpkin soup and green beans and almonds, plus meatless mushroom gravy. Vegan dessert packages are also available, with choices of tasty pies.
More info: Whole Food Market, Manhasset, (516)869-8900 and Whole Foods Market, Jericho, (516) 932-1733.
If you'd rather sit down at one of their locations, their dining rooms are open on Thanksgiving day. A roast turkey dinner with homemade soup and soft drink costs $21.99, or $9.99 with soft drinks and dessert for children.
On Long Island:
Ben's of Baldwin has moved to the Country Glen Shopping Center, 59 Old Country Road. (516) 742-3354.
Ben's of Greenvale: 140 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale. (516) 621-3340.
Ben's of Woodbury, 7971 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. (516) 496-4354.
Buy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner from any of the Citarella locations on the East End. Choose from the one in Watermill at 760 Montauk Highway, or 2 Pantigo Road in East Hampton, or 2209 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. You'll feast on free range and organic turkeys and savory side dishes. Please place your order in advance by calling (631) 726-3636. For more information, please go to Citarella
East Wind Caterers offers a traditional Thanksgiving feast that serves 8-10 guests at your home for $175 plus tax, or the $295 package serves up to 16. Pick up cold Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 1 to 6 p.m.(comes with heating instructions), or pick up hot and ready to serve on Thanksgiving day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
For more information, contact East Wind in Wading River, NY or call (631) 846- 2335.
Looking for decadent cakes, pies, cookies and more? Look no further than Northport's Copenhagen Bakery for Thanksgiving desserts like pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, pear praline and other luscious pies; pumpkin cheese cake; fresh fruit, apple, peach and cherry granny and other tarts; cookies, mini-pastries and more. Try a traditional Danish kringle -- an almond, raspberry, apricot or chocolate Danish ring.
Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 18, 2012, in person or by calling (631)754-3256. Orders can be picked up on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Copenhagen Bakery's side door.
75 Woodbine Avenue