Plan the Best Thanksgiving

by Katie Schlientz

I love hosting and I get especially excited about Turkey Day. It’s one of my favorite holidays—family, friends, and food are always the focus (and pair that with your favorite wine/beer/cocktail). If you feel prepping for one of the biggest meals of the year can be challenging, don’t worry. I’ve created a guide of recipes, resources, and more you’ll have at your fingertips so you can plan the best Thanksgiving.

First up…

Feel-Good Groceries for Your Guests

This year, try ordering your Thanksgiving ingredients from Mike’s Organic Grocery, a farm-to-table home delivery service run by sustainable food advocate Michael Geller. On the menu for Thanksgiving? Pasture-raised, antibiotic, and hormone-free turkeys ($8.50 lb) will be delivered Monday, Nov. 23 through Wednesday, Nov. 25th. According to Mike, these turkeys are “raised happy and healthy,” and cook up to five times faster per pound than a store-bought turkey pumped with hormones. Enter code TURKEY15 to receive $10 off your turkey. In addition to the best tasting turkey ever, a variety of everyone’s favorite side dishes, including Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, local Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and Apple Crisp for dessert, are prepared by the Mike’s Organic team using all local, organic ingredients. For more information, visit


Short Cut Side Dishes {And More!}

Picking up side dishes can be a real time-saver and there’s no judgment on my part! Focus on a few items you do well, and then supplement with delicious options from:

Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish, North Salem

At the restaurant’s Farm Shop, you can get everything you need, including free-range, antibiotic and hormone free turkeys.

ORDER BY: Nov. 20  | PICK UP: Nov. 25 + 26  |  INTOXIKATE FAV: Go for a brined bird!

ORDER: Call 914-617-8382


Cooked & Co., Scarsdale

The chefs at Cooked & Co. have everyone covered—pick up gluten free options or kid-friendly items.

ORDER BY: Nov. 20  |  PICK UP: Nov. 25  |  INTOXIKATE FAV: It’s a real toss up between the Homemade Popovers and the Truffled Mushroom Faro.



Ben’s NY Kosher Deli, Scarsdale

For $219.90, you can score a Thanksgiving feast for ten people!

ORDER BY: Nov. 22  |  PICK UP: Nov. 25 + 26  |  INTOXIKATE FAV: Thyme baked yams!



City Limits Diner, White Plains

A la carte options or a complete dinner for 12 for $375 plus tax.

ORDER BY: Nov. 15  |  PICK UP: Nov. 25  |  INTOXIKATE FAV: Chef Tracy’s pie

ORDER:  View the menu

Plan the Best Holiday Meal

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