Where to Score a Thanksgiving Feast in the City

The Flying Pig‘s two outposts are hot spots for comfort foods with a decidedly French twist, and both the Yaletown and Gastown locations are hosting Thanksgiving dinners on October 13th and 14th. They’ll be featuring Thanksgiving dinner, as well as regular chalkboard features and menu selections on both nights. Save yourself all that time tending to the bird at home and head out for a festive night. Added bonus: you’ll also get a slice of Chef Erik’s Pumpkin Pie. 

Graze is hosting a vegetarian twist on the traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings on Sunday, October 13th starting at 5pm.  Reservations are now being taken (only $30!) and the menu is looking good so far. Think small plates such as roasted sage amaranth, steel cut oat polenta with wild mushrooms, celery root chip with crispy mushroom and plum coulis, a variety of savoury soups, choice of entrees, wild rice stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, braised kale, dried cherries and toasted hazelnuts. Oh, and lest we forget your choice of pumpkin pie or pear and fig tatin. Hungry yet?

Stroll down to Granville Island and peruse the shops before heading over to the Dockside Restaurant for a Thanksgiving feast. Chef Simon McNeil is crafting a huge Thanksgiving menu with all the fixings (not to mention a killer view of False Creek and the cityscape). Starting at $28 (if you just want the dinner and are okay with skipping a starter) you’ll get roast turkey, apricot and cranberry stuffing, herbed pan gravy, whipped potatoes, glazed yam, cranberry compote and charred tomato and broccolini. Dessert (pumpkin and ricotta cannoli) are optional, if you’ve still got room. Dinner is served on Sunday and Monday starting at 5pm.

Always a sure bet for Thanksgiving goods, head to Yew Restaurant + Bar at the Four Seasons for a traditional feast that will have you feeling stuffed. Starting on Thursday, October 10th until Monday, the 14th, they will feature a carefully crafted traditional menu with a classic YEW twist. Cost is $51 per person and you’ll score a feast of flavours without the mess to cleanup.

If you do happen to meandre out of town and find yourself in Whistler for the weekend, be sure to book in to the Fairmont Chateau where the Wildflower and Mallard Lounge are dishing up a holiday feast worth noting. Gorge on all the fixings and enjoy additional seasonal menu selections. If you’d rather eat in the comfort of your own rental condo or whatnot, they can cater to that too with their pre-order Turkey To-Go Thanksgiving Dinner service. Find all the details here.



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