WESTFIELD, NJ--Those of us living in Westfield don’t have to go “Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s House" for a great meal on Thanksgiving Day. For sure, whatever you may want for your holiday table may be purchased at any one of our specialty shops, caterers, restaurants, markets or diners. Or check out the shelves of our own Savory Spice Shop for that extra zing for your Thanksgiving Turkey.
Order Griggstown Farm fresh turkeys and fresh baked apple, pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato pie. Alan’s Orchard also features Jersey fresh heirloom cranberries, red, orange or white sweet potatoes and other fresh local produce and products. Alan’s Orchard, 102 Quimby St., 908.403.3567
European Chef Stephen Bigmore and his wife Stephanie have prepared an entire Thanksgiving feast which you may easily pickup before Thanksgiving Day. Soup Sampler: Pumpkin with acorn squash and roasted corn, carrot ginger and honey, and leek and potato; whole roasted or sliced turkey; whole cranberry sauce; garlic mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts; pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Orders must be placed by Sunday November 18. Feast Catering, 27 Elm Street, Westfield: 908.654.0045
Savory Spice Shop
Becky Solheim and Jackie Mittlehammer, proprietors of the Savory Spice Shop, have set up a Thanksgiving table filled with all kinds of spices necessary to prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. Come and get yourself a jar or bag of Tiny Town Turkey Rub, Sage and Savory Stuffing Seasoning and Citrus and Savory Brining Spices. There are lots of other savory choices, including pumpkin pie spice and Baking Spice. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Savory Spice Shop is located at 138 East Broad Street. Call: 908.264.8947
Shop here for fresh natural turkeys, Kosher turkeys, gravy, cranberry sauce, fresh produce like and chestnuts and yams, pumpkin soup, cornbread stuffing mix and an entire array of dried fruits. The store is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every other day. You’re also welcome to visit the full array of fresh flowers and plants. Trader Joe’s has a wonderful selection of cookies, cakes and pies. Trader Joe’s, 155 Elm St., 908.301.0910
William's-Sonoma has everything you need to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner--or for that matter, any dinner. Check out the All-Clad stainless-steel flared roasting pan and turkey lifters, gravy separators and interesting serving spoons. Williams-Sonoma also offers gourmet pantry products like Turkey Gravy Base, Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish, Autumn Fruit & Spice Turkey Brine, Focaccia Stuffing Mix and more. Don’t leave without a couple of their fabulous dish towels, or their dish detergent. 127 Central Ave., 908.301.0075
Vince Bruns, Proprietor of Westfield Seafood, says, “We’ll be here for our customers for Thanksgiving. We’re featuring pumpkin shrimp bisque, and shrimp, shrimp, and shrimp--either sold by the pound or plattered for your convenience." Westfield Seafood, 220 South Ave,Westfield, Call: 908.233.3042
. Hours: 10 to 7 every day except Thanksgiving Day, and Sundays Noon to 5.
Caterers & Prepared Foods:
Jaime Chaves, proprietor of Xocolatz will prepare all of the necessary food requirements for your Thanksgiving dinner. From his delicious soups to stuffing, sauces and all kinds of fresh vegetables and creative side dishes, why not come for lunch or dinner, and then order whatever you need for Thanksgiving? Just remember, whatever you order for your holiday dinner will be ready to heat and serve. Xocolatz, 235 Elmer St. Call: 908.232.3962
Ana Beall's Tea Room
Ana Beall's will offer a special Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Featuring free-range turkey and organic side dishes, your take-home Thanksgiving dinner is guaranteed to be hearty and healthful. Should you just want pie, Ana Beall’s is offering homemade pumpkin, apple, pecan, chocolate-pecan and more. Do ask for several scones to accompany your meal. Ana Beall’s Tea Room, 415 Westfield Ave., Call: 908.264.4221
Robert Treat Deli
Robert Treat Deli is offering a Thanksgiving menu of fresh roasted turkey, homemade gravy, traditional bread stuffing, mashed potatoes and more. Robert Treat Deli, 113 Quimby Street, Call:908.232.0925
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro
Closed Thanksgiving Day. For take-out on Wednesday: Roasted turkey, chicken and wild rice, pumpkin shrimp bisque, roasted sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, mac and cheese with bacon, mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, cranberry sauce, brandied apple, bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Special hours: Tuesday until 11:30. Wednesday until midnight.16 Prospect St., Call 908.232.7320
Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Day
Acquaviva delle fonti
Serving a four-course Thanksgiving dinner. Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Cost: $48.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Call for reservations: 908.301.0700
. Acquaviva, 115 Elm Street. www.acquaviva-dellefonti.com
Chez Catherine will be open for Thanksgiving from Noon to 7 p.m. Serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner plus plus Thanksgiving holiday specials. Cost: $75 for three-course dinner. Chez Catherine, 431 North Ave. W., 908.654.4011
The Westfield Diner will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Visitors may come and enjoy an early Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to all of your favorite dishes, the menu features: Roast turkey with gravy, potato and vegetable; roast Virginia ham with pineapple rings, potato and vegetable; cranberry citrus salmon, broccoli and brown rice; stuffed shrimp with seafood stuffing over rice. All specials include soup, salad and choice of homemade desserts. The Westfield Diner is located at 309 North Avenue, Westfield. Call: 908.233.5200.