Thanksgiving Cop-Outs (Procrastinator Edition)

Holiday fare from local bakeries, markets and restaurants to enjoy this weekend.

Holiday fare from local bakeries, markets and restaurants to enjoy this weekend.

The time has come to consume the coveted Thanksgiving spread. From turkey to pumpkin pie, local shops and restaurants have you covered. So relax this holiday weekend and let the culinary dynamos of Vancouver prepare your feast.BETA5puff3


Spiced Pumpkin Cream Puff from BETA5BETA5’s spiced pumpkin cream puffs ($5/each, 4 for $18, 9 for $40), with pumpkin mousse, milk chocolate, and pumpkin seed Chantilly are as enjoyable to gaze upon as they are to devour. If you’re a supersize kind of person, try the spiced cream puff cake ($40 for 6 inch square cake, $85 for 9 inch square cake) as a classy alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie.413 Industrial Ave, 604-669-3336Turkey Confit Donut from Cartems DonuteriePart donut, part turkey dinner. Cartems Donuterie has ingeniously—or outrageously— combined dinner and dessert with their turkey confit stuffed donut ($5 each), complete with veg gravy and stuffing.534 West Pender, 778-708-0996GranvilleIsland_PublicMarket2


Thanksgiving to Go Turkey Dinner from L’Epicerie Gourmande Canada at the Granville Island Public MarketMake a stop at Granville Island for turkey dinner take-out at L’Epicerie Gourmande Canada ($14.99/person). This moveable feast is available until this Monday (October 12th) and includes a rotisserie boneless turkey leg, mashed potatoes with truffle oil and maple-butter roasted butternut squash. Remember to order 24 hours in advance.565-1689 Johnston Street, 604-653-7317Thanksgiving Sides from Giovane Café at Fairmont Pacific RimTake your pick from a curated smorgasbord of holiday fixings at Giovane Café ($11-14 each). The prepared sides serve four, with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sage-currant stuffing, and sautéed brussels sprouts with homemade bacon among the options.1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5300flyingpig


Thanksgiving Chalkboard Feature at The Flying PigLooking to satisfy your turkey craving without all the fuss? The Flying Pig is offering Thanksgiving dinner as a chalkboard feature ($8-$24 depending on what you order) at all three of their locations on October 11th. The usual suspects are all here in full (delicious) force: turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce and Chef Erik’s famous pumpkin pie.102 Water Street, 604-559-7968The Ultimate Turkey Dinner at the Wedgewood Hotel’s BacchusSlide into a velvet banquette at Bacchus and prepare for the ultimate turkey dinner in their plush dining room ($75/person, wine pairing add $34/person). Offerings include roast free run turkey with cranberry compote, sweet potato hash, and braised red cabbage (October 11th and 12th).845 Hornby Street, 604-608-5319A Vegetarian Feast at The Acorn RestaurantFor that warm and cozy holiday feeling sans turkey, The Acorn Restaurant is serving a 3-course vegetarian feast on October 11th and 12th ($45/person). Dishes include scalloped potatoes, mushroom gravy and chestnut-cornbread stuffing with a pumpkin pie float to cap off the meal.3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001