There are a handful of us out there that didn’t inherit cooking genes, and the idea of whipping up a holiday meal may seem like the most daunting thing on Earth. Whether you’re a Thanksgiving orphan or just simply can’t be bothered to cook that mofongo stuffing for your Friendsgiving dinner, not to worry – we’ve gathered some spots where you can enjoy Latin-inspired holiday treats without having to toil over the hot stove.
Tucked on the main drag of Second Avenue in the East Village, this spot may be best known for the extensive beer selection that gives it its name. But La Cerveceria also serves up an impressive and thoughtful menu of Peruvian-slanted Latin cuisine. For Thanksgiving, they will be serving a $65 prix fixe option that includes 3 courses as well as 2 hours of open bar. Expect turkey, traditional sides, and dessert.
65 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
ABC Cocina will be serving an $88 four course Thanksgiving menu tinged with Latin flavors:
- Salmon crudo with green apple, green chili and lime
- Maine lobster with romanesco cauliflower and romesco sauce
- Roast turkey with jalapeño cornbread stuffing and chipotle gravy
- Roasted pumpkin pie with almond crust and cranberry sorbet.
They will also be serving their usual menu, so guests can order a la carte.
38 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003
West Village restaurant Agave will be serving up a Tex-Mex Southwestern Thanksgiving feast with a $48 3 course prix fixe and tequila tasting. The menu provides a choice of hot manzana cider or an agave harvest margarita, plus:
Appetizers – choice of:
- Butternut Squash Bisque with toasted chevre & maple reduction
- Autumn Leaves Salad: caramelized apples, cabrales blue & spiced Texas pecans with cider vinaigrette
- Grilled Corn on the Cob with chipotle lime butter & queso cotija
Entrées – choice of:
- Cider-Brined Hudson Valley Turkey with roasted corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potato lamb chorizo & harvest vegetables.
- Short ribs of Angus Beef with Mole Colorado & chili corn mashed potatoes
- Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon Filet with smoked vegetables & Spanish rice
- Pan-Seared Pork Medallions with tequila infused huitlacoche chipotle crema & fennel mashed potatoes.
- Sopa Seca: harvest vegetables sopa seca
Dessert – choice of:
- Coconut Macadamia Pumpkin Pie
- Almond Glaze Apple Tart
They will also be serving a holiday a-la-carte menu featuring signature dishes.
140 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
Calle Dao is only a few months old, but the sibling of Greenwich Village’s Favela Cubana has been garnering attention for its innovative Chinese-Cuban fusion, a nod to Havana’s Chinatown. For Thanksgiving, they will be offering a 3-course prix fixe and 1 hour of open bar – the star of which is a Carved Peking-Style Turkey, served up with steamed buns, croquetas de bacalao, shanghai bok choy, tostones, rice, five-spice stuffing, taro with marshmallows, cilantro, scallions, and hoisin sauce. Check out the full menu here.
38 West 39th Street, New York, NY.
Raymi will be offering a Peruvian-inflected Thanksgiving To-Go feast for those who’d rather pick up their dinner. For $249 you can get a complete meal that serves 8-10 people, including a Turkey a la Brasa (a spin on Peru’s famous rotisserie chicken), aji amarillo jasmine rice, tuscan kale caesar salad with huacatay dressing, and more. Check out the full menu here.
43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010