Ah, Thanksgiving. Some years you want to do the whole thing yourself, from the shopping to the peeling to the brining…and some years you just. don’t. Whether you want a little help getting the best ingredients and recipes guaranteed to work, or you really want to phone it in (i.e. let someone else do all the cooking and the clean up) this is a judgement free-zone, and we’ve got suggestions! Click through to see our ideas on how to make this turkey day a little easier — and enjoyable! — for the whole family.

For the Foodie Family: North End Grill

If your brood possesses a sophisticated palette and you enjoy a good wine pairing, head to Danny Meyer's North End Grill in Battery Park City. The menu includes starters of gravlax carpaccio, delicate squash soup, peeky toe crab cocktail; entrees of roasted turkey, sea trout, and wood grilled NY strip, and sides of potato puree with chicken gravy, fried brussels sprouts and stuffing. For dessert?: chocolate bread pudding, pumpkin cake, apple pie with salted caramel and oat crumble and more. Reservations are available between 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. and can be made by calling 646-747-1600. Dinner is $95/person with $50 additional for wine pairings.

North End Grill
104 North End Ave.
Battery Park City
Online: northendgrillnyc.com

photo: North End Grill/Melissa Hom

How are you getting help with Thanksgiving this year? Tell us in the comments below!

—Mimi O’Connor