A Cheater’s Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner

Places that will make Thanksgiving for you

Don't feel like cooking? There are plenty of places in our area that will do the cooking for you. All you'll need to do is heat it up.

Bay Terrace Shopping Center 

Ben's' Thanksgiving Feast features a 15 lb. turkey, stuffing, gravy, a quart of cranberry-pineapple compote, a quart of cole slaw, a tray of assorted relish, and a choice of two sides from a list that includes mashed potatoes, sweet potato pudding and string beans almondine. The meal serves 10 and costs $169.99. More food, including matzo ball soup, an apple pie and a bowl of fruit salad, is available at extra cost.

Buddy's Kosher Deli
215-01 73rd Avenue
718-631-2110 (phone)/718-631-2956 (fax)

Buddy's features two Thanksgiving packages, one for six people ($119.95) and one for 12 ($199.95). It comes with a 16 lb. whole Empire roast turkey, six or 12 pieces of stuffed cabbage, 12 or 24 mini-franks, a choice of chicken noodle or vegetable soup, and side dish choices from among the following: candied yams, mashed potatoes and sweet potato pie. Trimmings include stuffing, gravy, cranberry-pineapple compote and cole slaw. Delivery is $10 extra and so is having the turkey carved.

Boston Market
Bay Terrace Shopping Center

Boston Market offers a variety of take-out holiday meals. A complete whole turkey banquet for 12 ($84.99) comes with an 11 lb. turkey, two pies (one apple, one pumpkin), 12 rolls, one 32-ounce cranberry relish, and two 32-ounce containers of mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and spinach artichoke dip and crackers. There is a boneless turkey breast banquet for six ($64.99), which includes a 3 lb. roast turkey breast, and one of each of the same accoutrements. Boston Market's gourmet sides are available, as well, at an extra cost.

40-21 Bell Boulevard

If turkey isn't your thing, you may consider ordering from 3 Bros. They offer a wide variety of catering trays (from pasta to salads), hero sandwiches, and, of course, baby back ribs, smoked chicken, pulled pork and more. Special Thanksgiving sides are offered, as well. Call for details.

Ivarone Bros.
1538 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park
(516) 488-5600

The Thanksgiving menu from Ivarone Bros.' serves 10-14 people and costs $259. It comes with an 18 lb. all-natural, antibiotic free roasted turkey or 10 lb. boneless turkey breast, withcompelte cooking instructions, a choice between three salads, three starters, three kinds of stuffing, three kinds of potatoes and two side dishes from a list of four. It also comes with turkey gravey and cognac pecan cranberry sauce and a fresh baked pie.


Don't want to leave the comfort of your living room? You can order Thanksgiving dinners to serve from four to 18 people for a variety of prices ($149.99 - $299.99) at FreshDirect.com. They come with a Plainville Farms turkey (between 12 and 14 lbs. raw), a choice of stuffing, a choice of four side dishes, gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a choice of dessert.


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