Spice up your Thanksgiving with a last minute local Brooklyn touch this year
The list of people coming to your holiday dinner is getting larger by the hour, the apartment is looking presentable and the turkey is on its way. The holiday spread could use another unique, memorable flavor though, and a quick shopping trip in the neighborhood has you covered.
We’ve put together a list of shops in the area to pick up those last few necessities to make this Thanksgiving one to remember.
Bedford Cheese Shop: A memorable feast always begins with cheese. Recently relocated just down Bedford Avenue, specialty cheeses are this longtime Williamsburg shop’s forte. Bedford Cheese Shop offers a variety of cheeses from around the world, a selection of gift baskets as well as craft beers and ciders. 265 Bedford Ave. | (718) 599-7588
Beam: Add some elegant quirk to your holiday set up at this celebrated Williamsburg home décor shop. This chic designer offers a selection of housewares including unique tableware, home accessories and unusual accoutrements to add a festive touch to the fall celebration.
240 Kent Ave. | (646) 450-1469
Blanc et Rouge: Never forget the wine — especially on Thanksgiving. The fantastic DUMBO wine and liquor store features eco-friendly options as well as older vintage bottles at all price points, and very knowledgeable employees. They have a worthwhile selection of fine spirits, too.
81 Washington St. | (718) 858-9463
BKLYN Larder: The European-style specialty shop in Park Slope has just about every last minute supply you’ll need: from Puglian olive oil and dried pastas to vegetables, cured meats, cheeses, a variety of prepared foods and baked goods. There’s also a selection of options for the vegan — or wannabe vegan — in the family.
228 Flatbush Ave. | (718) 783-1250
Four & Twenty Blackbirds: A Brooklyn Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a pie from Gowanus’ Four & Twenty Blackbirds. Handmade crusts, local fruits, and mouthwatering options make these pies worth the hype. Try the matcha custard, the plum cherry oat, and the decadent salted caramel apple pie.
439 3rd Ave. | (718) 499-2917
Not hosting Thanksgiving this year?
Dine at the new DUMBO eatery Celestine, which features traditional Thanksgiving fare and an incredible waterfront view. Their menu of roast turkey with chestnut stuffing or braised short rib, brown butter sweet potato soup, brûléed yam casserole and roasted brussel sprouts will make you feel right at home.
1 John St. | (718) 522-5356