Here's Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner in the Hudson Valley
Local restaurants make it easy to bring home gourmet holiday treats without lifting a finger in the kitchen.
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So you’ve decided to host Thanksgiving at your place. Congrats! Are you ready for all the cooking that goes along with it?
If the stress of cooking dampens the prospect of hosting for family and friends this holiday season, don’t let that get you down. Avoid any kitchen disasters and bring the best of the Hudson Valley home by shopping local eateries for traditional dishes. Whether you need turkey for 10 or pie for 27, you’ll find everything you need to fill your tablescape on Turkey Day.
While turkey is undoubtedly the symbol of Thanksgiving, pie is the true star of the show. End the holiday on a sweet note with the help of Apple Pie Bakery Café in Hyde Park. In honor of the food-focused holiday, the Hudson Valley favorite serves up everyone’s favorite pies in flavors like apple, pumpkin, and pecan. Customization is key here, with options for double crust or crumb apple pies along with no sugar-added and gluten-free varieties for those with restrictions. One thing to note: if you purchase a frozen pie, which comes with baking instructions, sanding sugar, and pie shine, you’ll need to bake it yourself at home. On the savory end of the spectrum, the Culinary offshoot also does corn bread, stuffing, and gravy to-go.
Hyde Park, 845.905.4500
Order by November 16; Pick-up 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. November 19, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. November 20
The Saugerties catering company delivers this Thanksgiving with everything from artful hors d’oeuvres platters and hearty mains to sweet side dishes and picture-perfect pies. No matter how large or small your party is, treat them to at least one of Suzie’s appetizer samplers. The Hudson Valley cheese platter, for instance, comes with homemade fruit and nut crackers, crostini, roasted nuts, olives, and preserves. Pair it with too-cute pretzel bites, green beans almondine, herb-roasted turkey breast, and a sliver or two of the apple cinnamon coffee cake for a lunch or dinner that is sure to delight.
Order by November 18; Pick-up 12-6 p.m. November 21
Rotisserie chicken, who? Chef Richard is heading to @bluecashewkitchen Friday, November 2nd to teach how to make Poulet-rôti Grand Mère or roast chicken grandma style! Creamy mashed potatoes and classic garnishes like lardons and pearl onions will abound in this 2-hour hands on workshop where you’ll learn to roast and carve the perfect bird. Limited seats available, call 845-514-2300 to reserve your spot.
Kingston’s Blue Mountain Bistro is a dream for home diners who crave comfort food without the kitchen hassle. Treat guests from start to finish with pumpkin cider bisque, truffled mushroom risotto cakes, vegetable pot pie, and roasted Campinelli’s turkey. For $30 apiece, the catering business also offers individual Thanksgiving dinners, which come with turkey stuffing, potatoes, gravy, two vegetables, cranberry raspberry orange relish, and a slice of pie. Said pie, we might add, comes in the form of apple, pecan, pumpkin, and even pumpkin cheesecake.
Order by November 18; Pick-up 12-7 p.m. November 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. November 22
The Hudson Valley barbecue go-to brings its A-game this Thanksgiving with turkey-centric solutions that are bound to sell out. Anyone who orders can choose between a smoked bird, which is brined for 24 hours with local herbs, and a fried one, which gets a good basting with a choice of sauces that range from herb butter and lemon pepper to barbecue and maple bacon pecan. Add on two Southern-style sides, like mac and cheese or candied yams, then round it all out with an apple, pecan, pumpkin, or sweet potato pie. Both the smoked and fried turkey packages come with smoked sausage cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy for 10 people, making them a dream for fuss-free holiday celebrations at home.
New Windsor, 845.534.4227
Taking orders until supplies last; Pick-up 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. November 22
If you do want a turkey that’s the shining star of the holiday spread, look to Hickory Smokehouse BBQ for a smoked or roasted bird that tastes just as wonderful with potatoes and gravy on the big day as it does tucked into a sandwich on Friday. Looking for something a little more unusual? Try Hickory’s homemade smoked turducken, St. Louis-style spare ribs, southern fried chicken, or pulled pork shoulder instead. Keep the southern theme going with baked beans, maple cornbread, and braised collard greens sides, and don’t forget to drizzle it all with some down-home country gravy.
Order by November 19, Pick-up by 12 p.m. November 22
With the Choose Your Own Chopped Salad we can create a salad to your taste and add a bit of flair. Just pick up a form and start making choices. And we have a lot to choose from—blackened chicken, avocado, beets, candied walnuts, etc. Etc. And of course we have our house dressings to bring it all together. All of our proteins from the hanger steak to the roasted seitan are prepared in house, and all of the veggies are chopped/roasted/portioned in house as well, making this an incredibly fresh and versatile meal option. #cleaneating #freshandlocal #designyourown #choppedsalad #eatyourgreens #eatyourveggies #hudsonvalleyrestaurant #localmeetup #vegetarian #omnivore #healthyish #healthyanddelicious #lunch #dinner #delicious #hudsonvalley #newpaltz #housemadedressing #crispynoodles #crunchysalad #avocado #salad
Its emphasis on farm-to-table flavors makes Main Course a top pick for creating a Hudson Valley Thanksgiving at home. With a number of vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free dishes, the catering company’s holiday menu is ideal for parties that cater to individuals with food allergies or restrictions. Mix and match with options like soft mushroom pate and garlic crostini, whole roasted natural turkey, fall vegetable lasagna, roasted acorn squash, and cornbread stuffing. For smaller groups or formal dinners, consider the prix fixe Turkey Day package instead. For $24/person, diners get a choice of soup or salad, plus white and dark meat turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and a choice of two trimmings. Tack on an order of chocolate bread pudding or coconut rice pudding for a sweet conclusion to a farm-fresh meal.
New Paltz, 845.255.2600
Order by November 16; Pick up 5-8 p.m. November 21, 9-11 a.m. November 22
McKinney & Doyle brings its upscale comfort food aesthetic to its Thanksgiving menu through dishes that tempt even the most discerning of palates. Lean into the cozy elegance of the occasion with appetizers like asparagus Stilton pastries, roasted chestnut stuffing, and cranberry walnut sauce. Keep it light for the main course with sweet corn chowder and harvest vegetables, plus a serving of pumpkin pound cake and sweet butter rolls on the side. To end the evening, treat guests to one of the bakery’s signature sweets. The sour cream apple pie is a fun take on the classic, while the carrot cake is a fall-friendly alternative that everyone will love.
Order by 12 p.m. November 19; Pickup by 9 p.m. November 21
🥗Already missing Rossi's now that I'm away from #poughkeepsieny 😢 My last meal from this amazing deli was a House Salad with the best sundried 🍅tomatoes and grilled eggplant slices 🍆 I've ever had in my life 😍 . . . . . . . #rossisdeli #rossisdelipoughkeepsie #deli #housesalad #sundriedtomato #sundriedtomatoes #sundriedtomatos #grilledeggplant #eggplant #saladtoppings #salad #saladspiration #salads #saladideas #delisalad #foodie #ilovesalads #veggieoverload #saladoverload
With its Italian-inspired Thanksgiving menu, Rossi’s is a saving grace for families who want Mediterranean classics sans the long cooking times. In its dinner to-go package, which serves 8 to 10, the Poughkeepsie eatery offers a choice of turkey or ham, along with lasagna, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, stuffing, gravy, and apple pie. Upgrade the menu with one of the deli’s signature antipasto platters to get the party started, then add on a delectable order of tiramisu for dessert. The only thing you’ll have left to do on the day is to prepare a pot of coffee to pair with the featherlight confection.
Order by November 15; Pick-up on November 21
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Spend less time in the kitchen & more time with your loved ones when you order our oven ready whole brined turkey with 7 accompaniments & 2 desserts. $175 for 4 people, $250 for 6 people. Orders may be placed via email or over the phone (518) 450 - 7500 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Saratoga’s Salt & Char hits all the right notes with a Thanksgiving to-go menu that makes shining stars out of traditional dishes. The upstate eatery prepares whole brined turkeys for parties of four or six who order before November 19. For sides, celebrants can pack their plates with mushroom and sausage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, buttermilk biscuits, and sweet potato casserole with marshmallow and – wait for it – amaretto. Round out the meal with a slice of double crust apple or pumpkin pie (or both!), then wait for the food coma to hit.
Saratoga Springs, 518.450.7500
Order by November 19; Pick-up November 22 or November 23 before 12 p.m.
Terrapin won’t make your turkey, but it will whip up everything else you could need for a gourmet Thanksgiving at home. Vegetarians can eat happy with meat-free lasagna, chestnut stuffing, and veggies galore. Omnivores don’t fare too badly, either, thanks to hearty dishes like sweet sausage lasagna, cornbread sausage stuffing, and brioche rolls. Terrapin will even give you the turkey gravy and cranberry relish if you do decide to attempt a turkey at home.
Order by November 15; Pick-up 12-8 p.m. November 21