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5 Best Places in New York City to Buy Pre-Cooked Thanksgiving Turkeys

5 Best Places in New York City to Buy Pre-Cooked Thanksgiving Turkeys

No need to cook a turkey yourself!

Whole Foods will roast and deliver your turkey on Thanksgiving.

When Thanksgiving morning rolls around, every host has at least a twinge of anxiety about potentially screwing up the main event: the turkey. Undercook it and it’s pink, and everyone is left waiting as it cooks longer. Overcook it and it’s dried out. Turkeys are notoriously hard to cook; the breast needs to cook for a different amount of time than the thighs, and because of the differing fat content it’s easy to end up with a breast that’s bone-dry (Thank goodness for gravy, right?). But thankfully, this Thanksgiving you can leave it up to the professionals, because there are a handful of places in New York City where you can purchase a pre-cooked Thanksgiving turkey.

Whole Foods
Just like pre-cooked chickens, Whole Foods offers pre-cooked turkeys during the holidays. We suggest calling in advance or visiting the website to place your order; they’ll roast and deliver it on Thanksgiving!

Citarella
Turkeys from Citarella are free-range and organic, and they’ll sell you pre-roasted birds ranging in size from 12–18 pounds. They also offer a whole load of great sides; here’s their menu.

Zabar’s
This Upper West Side landmark sells whole roasted turkeys from 13 pounds up, and they also sell whole bone-in breasts and plenty of other Thanksgiving dishes; you can find their menu here.

Butterfield Market
This popular market sells whole roasted 14-16 pound free-range turkeys, as well as ones that are already pre-stuffed with stuffing. Here's their full menu.

Hill Country
Want your turkey smoked? Hill Country will do it! You can buy a whole pit-smoked turkey from one of America's best barbecue spots for $150.

And if you'd rather just have your Thanksgiving feast at a restaurant, you can learn what restaurant is serving the best Thanksgiving dinner in every state here.


10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

Subscribe to our FREE newsletters to get stories like this delivered to your inbox.


10 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout Spots in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family and maybe watch some football, but let's face it: It's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning, and organizing. In a season where family gatherings may be smaller and simpler than usual, a festive, pre-made Thanksgiving dinner takeout meal is an easy way to feed the family.

Restaurant curbside pick up has become part of our new normal, and it's the perfect way to take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. So, ditch the fuss of cooking, and try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal to-go from one of these restaurants or grocery stores. Doing so leaves you with more time to tune into the big Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or plot a family-friendly hike to work off some of those holiday calories.

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