By Dalia Tole
Need some help planning and preparing your Thanksgiving family meal? Most local supermarkets can cater the entire meal, or prepare the side-dishes and dessert while you cook your own turkey. Many offer a traditional turkey, or premium items such as free range or organic. Whole Foods even offers some vegan options. When ordering, don’t forget to ask if the price includes delivery on Thanksgiving.
- A&P, 614 Clinton St., 201-795-1783 or 125 18th St., Jersey City 201-217-9228
- Fresh Direct
- Garden of Eden, 226 Washington St., 201-659-0355
- King’s Supermarket, 1212 Shipyard Ln., 201-239-4060 or 325 River St., 201-386-2300
- Sobsey’s Produce, 92 Bloomfield St., 201-795-9398
- Shoprite, 900 Madison St., 201-792-6070,
- Whole Foods, 905 River Road, Edgewater, 201-941-4000, multiple locations in Manhattan
Thanksgiving catering is also available at local restaurants.
- Anthony David’s, 953 Bloomfield St., 201-222-8399
- The Little Grocery, 214 Jefferson St., 201-610-9220
Altenatively, if you have a large family and prefer a restaurant banquet hall, head over to Amanda’s (908 Washington St., 201-798-0101) or Liberty House Restaurant (76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City 201-395-0300).
If all the help you need is experts answering your cooking questions, here are some Thanksgiving help-lines.
- Butterball Turkey Talk-Line : 800-BUTTERBALL
- ShopRite Chefs On Call: 800-ShopRite
- Reynold’s Wrap: 800-745-4000;
- Ocean Spray: 800-662-3263; oceanspray.com
- Land O’Lakes Holiday Bake Line: 800-782-9606
- USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: : 888-674-6854
Last year, Sirius XM also operated a Thanksgiving Hotline for 30 hours over three days hosted by Martha Stewart that featured 30 top chefs and entertaining experts who answered questions from callers.
Finally, if this is your child’s first Thanksgiving, there are several quick and nutritious Thanksgiving-themed baby food recipes that children six months and older can enjoy. My favorites include Turkey Cranberry puree, mashed sweet potatoes, creamy butternut squash and applesauce.