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No other meal is as rewarding to eat—and time-consuming to make—as the annual turkey dinner. Thankfully, city caterers will prepare you a grand feast, and even deliver it to your door.

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Butterfield Market
1114 Lexington Ave., between 77th and 78th Sts.; 212-288-7800; butterfieldmarket.com
The comfort food menu features such kitschy appetizers as pigs in a blanket ($10.50/dozen) and jumbo shrimp cocktail ($32/lb); whole roasted and stuffed turkeys ($95-$135); precious sides like praline sweet potatoes ($18/serves 4) and country corn bread ($12/ serves 6-8); not to mention classic pumpkin ($22) or strawberry rhubarb pie ($22).
Details: No minimum; $20 delivery charge; à la carte menu.
Deadline: Sunday, November 20, 4 p.m.
Pickup: Wednesday, November 23, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Thursday, November 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Delivery: Wednesday, November 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, November 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Delivery zone: Anywhere in Manhattan.

Citarella
2135 Broadway, at 75th St.
1313 Third Ave., at 75th St.
1250 Sixth Ave., at 49th St.
424 Sixth Ave., at 9th St.
212-874-0383; citarella.com

Roasted goose ($95.99 each) and Cornish hens ($3.99/lb.) are among the less traditional à la carte offerings, as are whole suckling pig ($9.99/lb.) and crown roast of lamb ($120) from the butcher. Sides include butternut squash puree ($5.99/lb.) and stuffed artichokes ($3.99 each).
Details: $5 catering order charge; $10 delivery charge; à la carte menu.
Deadline: Sunday, November 20, 5 p.m.
Pickup: Times vary according to store.
Delivery: Saturday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 23, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Delivery zone: Manhattan, downtown to 180th St.

City Bakery
3 W. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-366-1414; thecitybakery.com
This year’s feast features heritage and organic turkeys, chili-cornbread stuffing, spicy cipollini, and Indian apple pie. Order by November 19.
Details: No minimum; a la carte menu; pickup only.
Deadline: Saturday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Pickup: Wednesday, November 23, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dean & Deluca
560 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Sts.; 212-226-6800, ext. 231 (catering department); dean-deluca.com
Entreés include two turkey options (one rubbed with thyme and sage, the other glazed with maple and allspice; $65-$85), morel-and-herb dusted beef tenderloin ($65-$120), and herb crusted salmon ($50-$90). The usual accompaniments—mashed potatoes ($12/lb.); bread, sage, and celery stuffing ($15/2lbs.); pumpkin pie ($30)—are offered alongside urbane twists: cornbread, almond, and dried-fruit stuffing ($15/2lbs.); cranberry and Bartlett pear relish with pinenuts ($7/pint). Personal shopping for raw ingredients to prepare at home is also available.
Details: No minimum; à la carte menu.
Deadline: Monday, November 21, 4 p.m.
Pickup: Wednesday, November 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, November 24, 8 a.m.-noon.
Delivery zone: Anywhere in Manhattan.

Eli’s Vinegar Factory
431 E. 91st St., between First and York Aves.; 212-987-0885, ext. 4; elizabar.com
Overload on three (dinner, dessert, butcher) Thanksgiving à la carte menus. Dinner options include 14 to 24 lb. free-range roasted turkeys ($95; $135), ginger and garlic crusted duck ($35), cranberry orange relish ($8.95/pint), sage roasted beets ($9.95/pint), and cornbread stuffing with dried fruit ($10.95/lb.). Dessert runs the gamut from a variety of pies (pumpkin, pecan, blueberry, plum, peach, cherry and apple; $18.95 each) to a flourless chocolate soufflé cake ($29.95). Butcher’s choices include organic turkey ($4.99/lb.) and smoked boneless ham ($8.99/lb.).
Details: $50 minimum; à la carte menu.
Deadline: No official deadline but order as soon as possible.
Pickup: Specify preferred pickup time.
Delivery: Through Wednesday, November 23; time windows of 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Delivery zone: Manhattan, downtown to 160th St.

Fairway Market
2328 Twelfth Ave., at W. 132nd St.
2127 Broadway, between 74th and 75th Sts.
866-392-2837; fairwaymarket.com

Complete dinners ($129 for six people; $189 for twelve people) include soups like butternut squash or harvest vegetable; Murray's fresh ready-to-roast, all-natural turkey; sides like gravy, savory sausage or herb mushroom stuffing, cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and sautéed brussels sprouts; and apple or pumpkin pie for dessert. Hors d'oeuvres, fruit platters and other à la carte items are also available. Cooks take note: Seasoned birds that arrive in a roasting pan ready for your oven along with homemade gravy (after all, it never hurts to have extra) can be ordered ($37.99-$63.99).
Details: $100 minimum and delivery charges apply; à la carte and set menus.
Deadline: Monday, November 21, noon.
Pickup: Wednesday, November 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4 p.m.-9 p.m. and Thursday, November 24, 8 a.m.-noon.
Delivery: Wednesday, November 23; time windows of 8 a.m.-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Delivery zone: New York City and Northern New Jersey.

Fresh Direct
23-30 Borden Ave., at 23rd St., Long Island City; 866-283-7374; freshdirect.com
Fresh Direct will deliver frozen, all-natural ($.99/lb.) and Kosher ($1.99/lb.) birds to your door. Full dinners ($139-$299) prepared by executive chef Michael Stark are also available. Depending on the price level, dinner options include roast turkey with accoutrements like gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, zucchini bread, cranberry or sausage herb stuffings; a choice of four sides (mashed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, glazed carrots, creamed corn); and one to three desserts (chocolate layer cake and pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan or apple pies).
Details: $40 minimum and $4.95 delivery charge; à la carte and set menus (including Kosher).
Deadline: Sunday, November 20, noon.
Delivery: Tuesday, November 22, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (two-hour window); Wednesday, November 23, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (two-hour window).
Delivery zone: New York City, Southern Westchester and Northern New Jersey.


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