Cooking Thanksgiving dinner in a cramped New York apartment can be … stressful. Luckily, there’s so much world-class culinary talent in the city that there’s really no need for you to do it yourself. You can always go to a restaurant, but with New York’s embarrassment of excellent gourmet markets, you can also hand-assemble a meal of dishes that have the highest culinary pedigree available. Here, some of the finest à la carte options around town for the person who wants their Thanksgiving dinner to be as impressive as possible:
Side One: Traditional sourdough stuffing or red rice stuffing with dried apricots, cherries, and chile from R&D Foods ($18 each, serves four)
Ordering Deadline: Orders must be placed by November 23 and can be done by email, in person, or by phone. Delivery is also available.
Side Four: Hard-cider-cheddar loaf and cranberry pecan levain from Runner & Stone ($8 each, both 16 ounces)
Ordering Deadline: 12 p.m. on November 24; orders can be placed in store or by calling 718-576-3360.
Dessert Three (Yes, you’re getting at least three desserts. It’s Thanksgiving.): Pecan pie babka from Zucker Bakery ($15, serves eight to ten depending on how you slice)
Ordering Deadline: No deadline set, orders can be placed by email or at 646-559-8425.
What to Drink: This one’s easy: Check out New York’s excellent guide to boozing up your holiday guests with style.