With Thanksgiving right around the corner, just thinking about all of the effort that goes into planning an elaborate holiday meal can be paralyzing, let alone actually preparing it. From the turkey and sides to an assortment of desserts, the multi-day cooking schedule required to prepare everything can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. Luckily, there are more and more options available for help from professionals. Whether you’re looking to outsource the main course or just dessert, or ditch cooking at home altogether and go out for a multi-course meal, these Vancouver spots will give you even more to be thankful for on this holiday.
Beaucoup Bakery & Café
In search of sweet treats to end your Thanksgiving meal? Look no further than Beaucoup Bakery & Café. Its fall lineup includes everything from an autumn-inspired take on Paris Brest with hazelnut praline and caramelized hazelnuts, to its pumpkin gateau basque, an almond pastry filled with pumpkin cream. Plus, its caramel apple pie pull-apart buns are the perfect breakfast treat for the long weekend.
Temper Chocolate & Pastry
Pumpkin pie is the traditional dessert to a Thanksgiving meal, but it’s not the only way to end the feast. Temper is offering pumpkin cheesecake (in both individual and large formats) and bourbon pumpkin and pecan tart, in addition to its classic pumpkin pie. Order by October 4th to secure one (or more) for yourself.
Turkey is the quintessential component of a Thanksgiving dinner and it has never been easier to source, thanks to Metro Vancouver’s Meatme.ca. With the click of a button, you can order your bird from Abbotsford-based K&M Farms, a family business that has been farming for over 30 years. Their turkey is free-range and both 17-pound and 22-pound sizes are available. Order online until October 2nd.
Whether you want to do Thanksgiving dinner at home and dine out the rest of the long weekend, or forgo the cooking altogether, Cibo Trattoria has you covered with their four-course Thanksgiving feast. Offered Saturday, October 6 through Monday, October 8, Cibo’s newly appointed chef, Curtis Luk, and team will be serving up Italian-inspired holiday fare. Look forward to everything from Tuscan kale soup to turkey cutlets with cranberries and arugula. The pre-fixe dinner goes for $59 and reservations are recommended.
Juke Fried Chicken
Interested in trying turducken but intimidated by the thought of preparing it yourself? Juke Fried Chicken is killing two birds with one stone (pun intended) with its Thanksgiving Turducken Feast with all the fixings, to go, for $149. This gets you a dinner for eight, complete with buttermilk biscuits, Asian peanut slaw, roast potatoes, stuffing, Brussels sprouts, gravy, and of course, turducken. Pre-order now until October 4th for pick up on October 6th or 7th.
Take the hassle out of making a turkey dinner yourself and put your holiday meal in the hands of professional chefs. Save yourself worrying about cooking times and fears of serving raw poultry by opting for Railtown Catering’s gourmet Thanksgiving to-go packages, available for pickup throughout the long weekend. Just heat and serve! Order by October 3rd to reserve yours.
Thanksgiving might not be a chocolate-themed holiday per se, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy cacao-laden treats in place of, or in addition to, pumpkin pie. Thomas Haas’ creations—like his pumpkin crate, hollow chocolate pumpkin filled with truffles, and Thanksgiving Truffles filled with cinnamon-spiced pumpkin ganache—make a convincing argument that Thanksgiving should in fact be celebrated with chocolate.