Don’t just stuff yourself this Thanksgiving – fill your schedule with the best Union Square has to offer.
Find everything you need for your holiday table at the Greenmarket. Sides? Fresh bread, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, acorn squash, kale, mushrooms, sweet potatoes. (We have a few fall recipes for you to try.) Turkey? Pre-order or purchase Turkeys from Violet Hill Farm, Dipaula, Quattro’s Game Farm, or Tamarack Hollow Farm. Decor? Mini gourds and pumpkins are available for $1, or decorate your home with a River Garden dried wreath or pepper bouquet.
Note the Union Square Greenmarket’s holiday schedule. Thanksgiving week, stop by the market Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday but there will be no market Friday. The market returns on Saturday.
Treat your guests to the best. At Breads Bakery, pick up up an apple or pecan pie (or, you can never go wrong with babka). At Daily Provisions, Union Square Cafe‘s new sister bakery, pick up one of a limited number of chocolate bourbon pecan or apple pies (place orders in advance, 212-243-4020).
Decor and Cards
If you’re looking to impress your host, or your guests, stop by Paper Source for the perfect card to show your thanks (it is Thanksgiving after all!) or start your own tradition with their new giving plate. Leave the plate with your host, who will then pass it on next year.
Who says you can’t enjoy the company of family and friends out of the house? Choose from a variety of #USQEats best restaurants a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.
Union Square Cafe will be open by Thanksgiving, and is serving a four course feast from noon to 8 PM. Choose from four appetizers, pastas served family-style, a main course family-style selection and sides, and dessert. Reserve online with Resy.
The Gander will be serving a 4-course Prix Fixe menu for Thanksgiving. Highlights include; roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and bacon, traditional roast turkey with cranberry dressing, and pumpkin mousse for dessert.
Blue Water Grill and Metropolis are both hosting Thanksgiving dinners at the newly renovated locations.
Craft is hosting its annual Thanksgiving feast with 3-course family style dinner with all the fixings.
Entertaining Your Weekend Guests
The weekend rolls around and now it’s time to walk off that Turkey, and the leftovers and entertain your guests in New York City. Let us help.
Venture to the South Plaza with your crew to shop, explore and even eat the Union Square Holiday Market. You’ll find the best ornaments, jewelry, olive oil, chocolate, hats and scarves, and gifts you never even imagined yet directly from the artisan and craftsmen that make them. (Open every day starting Nov. 17 to Dec. 24 except Thanksgiving Day.)
Saturday, wow your guests with some of the best cider in the city at the Union Square Greenmarket (says TimeOut New York) and then enjoy a free (yes, free) 90-minute historical walking tour of Union Square. Venture through the park and on its outskirts and discover all the secrets of the Square. Meet at the Abraham Lincoln Statue on the 16th Street transverse at 2 PM and let us handle the rest.
Thanks for spending your holiday in Union Square. From all of us at the Union Square Partnership, Happy Thanksgiving!