While some may argue the sides are the tastiest part of the Thanksgiving spread, the turkey will always be the centerpiece of it all. Whether it’s spatchcocked, deep-fried, wrapped in bacon, or just roasted the plain old-fashioned way, the turkey is really a symbol of something greater – a day of gratitude and sharing with loved ones. We’ve put together a list of a few restaurants and markets in town procuring and, in some situations, seasoning or cooking the bird so all hosts have to do is get in touch to reserve.
Ruthie’s Bar-B-Que & Pizza | 64 ½ Chestnut Street
Ruthie’s famous smoked turkey and gravy are now available to order. Many people wait all year for this special and it’s no wonder. Call or email no later than Thursday, November 20th to reserve while supplies last and pick up on the 24th. The full catering menu is also available to add sides and make it a complete, finger-licking good meal.
Sal’s Gastronomia | 104 Walnut Street
For a perfectly brined and seasoned turkey sure to fill the home with a mouthwatering aroma, place an order with Sal’s Gastronomia. The catering company is known for antipasti towers and seasonal side dishes and is helping to put a feast on a Thanksgiving table near you. Call the restaurant to reserve today.
Rosario’s Butcher Shop | 252 Park Street
On the next weekly grocery run, don’t forget to add a turkey to the list of meats and poultry for pick up at Rosario’s. In addition to the highly-rated fresh mozzarella, Rosario’s carries freshly made soups, deli sandwiches, imported pasta, and locally sourced baked goods. For Thanksgiving specifically, the team can have a turkey made available as soon as the next day so call this local butcher today to order as quantities are limited.
GreenGrocer Food Hub | 27 Carteret Street
Double Brook Farm is supplying pasture-raised heritage turkeys varying in size from 10 to 30 pounds available for purchase at GreenGrocer. The farm stand carries fresh produce and artisanal goods all year round, and these turkeys are just another way to support local farmers. Complete the form online to reserve what is sure to be the star of the Thanksgiving table.
Mastriano’s Prime Meats | 1058 Broad Street
Pick up a free-range Bell & Evans turkey from Mastriano’s Meats by making a reservation today before they run out. The Italian specialty market has been serving Bloomfield for over 55 years so the quality is almost guaranteed. Don’t forget to try some of the classics while in the store like homemade meatballs, cured meats, cheeses, and one of the legendary sandwiches.
Shop for uncooked turkeys at the following local supermarkets (some are free when you spend between on in-store purchases throughout the month of November):
ALDI | 244 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield
Kings | 650 Valley Road, Montclair
Shoprite of Brookdale | 1409 Broad Street, Bloomfield
Super Food Town | 296 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield
Superfresh | 19 Belleville AvenueAcme | 510 Valley Road, Montclair
Whole Foods Market | 701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair