Preparing a Thanksgiving feast in a pint-sized New York kitchen when you have family in town can be stressful, to say nothing of juggling kids, food prep and grocery shopping. Give yourself a break this year because when it comes to T-Day take outs, NYC delivers. Whether you want to skip the veg prep, outsource the appetizers, farm out the pies or ship in the entire event, you’ve got options. Click through for ideas and resources guaranteed to make this Thanksgiving a whole lot easier — and more enjoyable — for the entire family.

Starters, Sides and More

Butterfield Market has been serving freshly prepared foods on the Upper East side since 1915 and it's still as popular as ever.  This year you can outsource the whole meal for between $200-600 or pick from their selection of starters and sides including mini crab cakes, corn pudding, and marshmallow sweet potatoes. They offer ready-to-cook turkeys, whole roasted turkeys, sides, starters, 3 different types of stuffing, breads, and desserts. Pick-up is at their Lexington Ave location or they'll deliver to addresses in Manhattan the day before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving itself.

Butterfield Market
1114 Lexington Ave,
212 288 7800

photo: Butterfield Market


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— Emily Myers