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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.