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Well folks, it’s that time of year again, and if you’re like me, you won’t be visiting family for Thanksgiving but you still want to gorge yourself with an exorbitant amount of good old fashioned home cookin’. If you’re even more like me, you haven’t had time to think much about foraging for food and supplies in advance. Fear not, turkey-lovers! Although the deadline to order turkeys and elaborate pre-made Thanksgiving meals from most restaurants and stores has passed, here’s the scoop on what’s still available at some of Williamsburg’s best food spots. Whether you want to impress your friends with some mad turkey-cooking skills or drink beer on the couch while you re-heat some delicious pre-made food, there is still have time to make it happen.
The Meat Hook
Local antibiotic and hormone free turkeys raised specifically for the shop have been available for pre-order since early October. They aren’t taking any more orders in advance, but there’s a small selection of 14-19 pound birds still available first come, first serve. When these sell out, you can still get a delicious spiral ham or any other of their specialty meats to fill your belly. A few feet from the meat counter you can find gravy, stuffing mix, cornbread, and other necessary sides for your Thanksgiving spread as well as apples, potatoes, and smallish pumpkins for the specific purpose of making a homemade pie. (Perfect for those who don’t trust anything from a can.) For those who truly wait until the last minute, note that the meat shop, along with the rest of The Brooklyn Kitchen, will be closed on Thanksgiving and only open until 6pm the night before. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 389-2982 the-meathook.com
Marlow & Daughters
This beloved butcher shop also had locally raised, antibiotic and hormone free turkeys available for pre-order, but word on the street is that they will still have a few extra birds available from now until the big day. They will also be serving up other holiday items including cranberry sauce, homemade pie crust, their signature country pâté, and smoked tofu that is said to delight vegetarians AND meat-lovers alike. The shop will be open from 10am-3pm on Turkey day, but definitely come sooner than later if you hope to grab one of those extra birds. 95 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211 marlowanddaughters.com