Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday, November 24 — and, pre-orders for turkeys are well underway. If you’re looking for the perfect bird for your family meal, we’ve rounded up some options.
A&E Supply Co.
Where: 548 4th Avenue at 15th Street
What: A&E is brand new – offering coffee as well as Thanksgiving turkey orders. A butcher/cheese counter and dinner menu will be arriving soon. In the meantime, their all star birds come from Vermont’s Stonewood Farm where they are raised with lots of TLC and without antibiotics, hormones or animal byproduct feed. As a result these humanely raised gobblers have a superior flavor and juiciness. Sizes range from 14 to 21 lbs ($6.99/lb).
Order: Call 929-295-8025 or just stop by.
DiPaola Turkey Farm
Where: Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, pick up Saturday, November 19
What: Turkeys are ordered by size category as follows: 13-14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-21, 23-25, 26-29, 30+ pounds, at $3.69 per pound. They will also take orders for bone-in turkey breasts: 5-6, 7-8 pounds, at $7.49 per pound.
Order: Email your order request to [email protected], or call 609-587-9311 Monday-Friday between 10am-1pm.
Where: 192 5th Avenue, pick up Monday-Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving
What: Now taking orders for a limited supply of pasture-raised, certified organic turkeys on a first-come, first-serve basis — if you’re interested, don’t delay, they tend to sell out fast, particularly on smallest and largest sizes. Weight ranges are 10-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-22 pounds. Broad Breasted White ($7.99/lb); they’re also offering bone-in whole breast ($11.99/lb), bone-in half breast ($11.99/lb), boneless half breast ($15.99/lb) and drumsticks in a 2-pack ($5.99/lb). A Heritage breed bird is also available with weight ranges of 8-13.9, 14-17.9, 18-21.9 ($11.99/lb)
Bonus: They’ve also have meaty accoutrements like brining mix, sage sausage for stuffing, turkey stock, and more.
Order: Visit the shop to fill out an order form, or call the Turkey Hotline to speak with Melissa at 646-580-MEAT (6328). The cut-off for turkey orders is Monday, November 21.
Park Slope Food Coop
Where: 192 5th Avenue, pick up starting November 19 through Thanksgiving
What: They note that every fresh turkey they sell is slaughtered on approximately the same day, so waiting doesn’t get you a fresher bird. The small sizes go especially fast, so plan ahead by checking their list of turkey purveyor arrivals.
Bonus: The coop will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 8am-2:30pm.
Order: No advance ordering, no turkey reservations. All turkeys are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where: 754 Union Street & 402 7th Avenue
What: With several fresh varieties available from a few producers — Plainfield Farms, free-roaming ($2.49/lb), Plainfield Farms, free-roaming and oven-ready brined ($2.99/lb), Wise (kosher and organic, $3.99/lb), Hidden Camp Farm(pasture raised organic turkey, $4.99) — this is a good option if you’re looking for a fancier bird than what might be available at the Key Food, but you don’t want to break the bank. Specific sizes are limited, so order soon if you want a smaller turkey; but they will have extras available to buy at the case if you don’t pre-order.
Bonus: They’ve got some tips on how to roast the perfect turkey.
Order: Call Union St at 718-230-5152 or 7th Ave at 718-499-4026, or stop into one of the stores. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 21.