Can’t wait for Thursday to indulge in turkey and the works? Want a Thanksgiving feast but don’t want to cook everything? Lucky for you, NYU students, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to get an early taste of Thanksgiving. Many restaurants and cafes have introduced Thanksgiving specials (think turkey, stuffing and gravy) to ring in the annual feasting holiday. Here’s a small taste of what you can find this week.
Momofuku Milk Bar
Every November, Milk Bar turns out its unique Thanksgiving croissant: a flaky pastry masterpiece stuffed with real turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce. The dough is made with a genius stuffing-spiced butter which makes for some serious flaky layers. Try it warm, then have a few pumpkin pie cake truffles for dessert.
Location: 251 E. 13th Street between 2nd & 3rd
In honor of the once-in-a-lifetime holiday that is Thanksgivikkuh, Zucker Bakery is offering a Thanksgiving-Hannukah hybrid pastry: Thanksgiving doughnuts! They fill spiced pumpkin doughnuts with either cranberry and turkey or turkey and gravy. If you can’t get behind the idea of your Thanksgiving meal stuffed inside a sweet doughnut, they also fill the pumpkin doughnuts with marshmallow or cranberry.
Location: 433 E. 9th Street between 1st & A
The Meatball Shop
Head to The Meatball Shop for a meatball version of Thanksgiving dinner: for a limited time, the shop is serving up their Gobble Gobble balls made with turkey and stuffing. Try them over mashed potatoes and gravy with cranberry sauce, then get a an ice cream sandwich made with pie crust cookies and pumpkin ice cream for dessert. Check out their website for locations.
Vive la Crepe
They may not celebrate Thanksgiving in France, but Vive la Crepe has a special Thanksgiving crepe for crepe-loving New Yorkers. Their crepe may not remind you of the quintessential stuffing-and-turkey meal, but it does contain turkey, raclette, bacon, potatoes and tomato sauce.
Location: 114 University Place between 13th & 14th