Feeling overwhelmed in the kitchen, or out of time to whip something up for your Thanksgiving host? With turkey day assistance available all over Baristaville, you don’t need to sweat it to have a nice meal at home. Eat up and be thankful.
Pick up some home made Pumpkin Bisque or Butternut Squash and Apple Soup from THE DAILY SOUP. They’re taking orders, pick up through Wednesday, closed Thanksgiving Day. 973-744-6999.
SMOKEY’S BBQ can provide full turkey dinners for eight ($125) or 12 ($195) that include the roasted bird, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, collard greens, sauteed spinach, gravy, rolls, and a pie. Place your order asap, pick up on Wednesday.
MEEMA’S PIES, first featured on Baristanet has gained a following for her luscious home made pies and desserts. This summer, Meema grabbed the munchmobile’s attention, winning top honors for the peach raspberry and coconut pecan pie, vanilla cheesecake, carrot cake and pignoli cookies. But her best seller is the popular Mile High Apple Pie. Seasonal favorites, pumpkin bread, pie, and pound cakes are on the menu too. Meema’s is open Thanksgiving Day for pick up. Call in your orders now: 973-783-0100. 107 Pine Street, Montclair.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET West Orange and WHOLE FOODS MONTCLAIR, will cook your entire Thanksgiving dinner, if you like. Make up your own menu from the large selection of Appetizers, Festive Side Dishes, Homemade Desserts and Party Platters. Their all natural, fully cooked turkeys are from Diestel Farms. The Montclair store is taking orders through noon Sunday the 19th. At the West Orange store, they’ll be accepting orders November 18th from 10am-8pm and Nov. 19th 10am-5pm.
THE PETITE CAFE in Nutley, known for its outrageous stuffed cupcakes and global fusion cooking, is taking orders for the full family meal for $172.50 for 10-12, or trays of sides. Here’s what’s on the dinner menu: 10-12 LB. Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, green been casserole or honey dill carrots, candied sweet potatoes, chestnut stuffing, or three mushroom stuffing, fresh cranberry-apple sauce. They also have a selection of pies, bourbon bread pudding, and of course their signature cupcakes, (This one sounds perfect: “Frost on the Pumpkin” Pumpkin cake filled with maple walnut mousse, topped with vanilla and maple walnut icing.) But hurry, orders must be in by Saturday. 503 Franklin Ave. Nutley 973-667-7778
JOE BARTONI’S ITALIAN FOOD MARKET will prepare all or part of your turkey dinner. Buy your fresh seasoned turkey (10-30 pounds, stuffing on the side) ready for baking in your own home and enjoy the aromas. Choose your sides and pick your desserts: pumpkin, apple, pecan, raspberry cheese cake, and pumpkin bread. Ready for pick up on Wednesday November 22nd by 2:00 P.M. 151 Valley Rd. Montclair 973-746-6700.
Treat yourself to Thanksgiving Dinner from CHURCH STREET, “Delivered Ready to Feast” . Why bother tp cook it all if Chef Barry can offer all these choices!
Chestnut Soup, Butternut Squash & Apple Soup, Cream of Wild Mushroom & Truffle, Homemade Roasted Stuffed Turkey or Goose,With Herb Garlic Stuffing or Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing, Traditional or Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Giblet or Roast Turkey Gravy Mashed or Candied Sweet Potatoes, Goat Cheese & Yukon Gold Potatoes au Gratin, Wild Rice Pilaf. Cranberry Orange Relish, Roasted Root Vegetables, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Maple Glazed Parsnips, Autumn Vegetable Succotash, Creamed Cippolini Onions, Green Beans Almondine. Desserts: Chocolate Pecan, Pumpkin & Apple Ginger Pies,Pumpkin Cheesecake & Pears Poached in Claret $35 per person / add $5 for Goose. Orders Must be received by Sunday, November 19. Church Street, 12 Church Street, Montclair. 973-233-0216
INDIGO SMOKE will prepare your favorites from their menu for take out. Mmmn! That cornbread, greens, mac & cheese! Or order the whole deal for $30 per person: Carved white and dark meat turkey with sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes/gravy, whipped sweet potatoes, slow cooked collards or string beans, home made cranberry sauce, pull apart bread, sweet potato pie. Order no later than Monday 11/20, pick up 9-noon on Thursday. 973.744.3440
And what about the Turducken? We saw the cajun specialty for sale at the neighborhood King’s Supermarket. — Annette Batson