Don’t feel like fitting a massive turkey into your oven this year? We hear you, and with Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, we thought we’d go ahead and share some delicious alternatives by way of tasty BBQ, brunch buffets, and traditional harvest feasts. So with that in mind, here are 10 places to enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving meal in Vancouver this year.
On Sunday, October 8th, The Flying Pig Yaletown and Olympic Village are serving up their renowned Turkey Dinner, complete with Fraser Valley White and Dark Turkey Meat, creamy buttermilk mashed potatoes, house-made-stuffing, and a veggie medley to complete your meal. Oh, and a slice of pumpkin pie with caramel sauce and chantilly cream for dessert! ($9.50 per slice)
The feast is priced at $32 per person, with a slice of pie as an optional add-on. And if you’re more of a brunch person, check out their Thanksgiving brunch on Monday, October 9th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Where: 1168 Hamilton Street and 127 2nd Avenue West
Rosie’s is capping off another successful BBQ season with their “Turkey Tailgate” event at Batch on Plaza on Sunday, October 9th, which means you get all the bragging rights of a home-cooked dinner without any of the work. Available via pre-order until Thursday, October 5th, these feasts ($295 each) will feed up to 10 people, featuring slow-cooked local turkeys alongside some tasty sides like collard greens, stuffing, and mash galore.
Where: 1345 Clark Drive
Glowbal Group is celebrating Thanksgiving with specials at their locations across the city, so let’s start with its namesake. On Saturday, October 8th, patrons can enjoy a stunning brunch buffet featuring chilled seafood, made-to-order omelettes, prime beef, and much more – all for $85 per person ($30 for children 12 and under).
Where: 590 West Georgia
And if you’d rather go the traditional route, head to Five Sails. From Friday, October 6th to Monday, October 9th, you can enjoy an elaborate five-course meal for $130 per person, which includes a Rossdown Farm Turkey Dinner, filet mignon, or a tasty ricotta and pumpkin gnocchi as the main.
Where: 410-999 Canada Place
For a Thanksgiving meal geared towards pasta lovers, consider checking out Italian Kitchen, where guests will be treated to four seasonal features, including local Kuri Squash Soup, Turkey Saltimbocca Ravioli, a pancetta-wrapped turkey roll, and Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee.
Where: 860 Burrard Street
Consider this one your ‘go big or go home’ option. This Thanksgiving, Executive Chef Hector Laguna of the Pac Rim is offering a decadent three-course Thanksgiving brunch menu at Botanist ($86 per person), which includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and a hand-crafted cocktail from the Botanist Bar. Guests can expect a selection of holiday faves including oven-roasted lamb leg, prime rib, and ham, to name a few.
Brunch will be available from 11 am to 2 pm on October 7th and 8th, and from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on October 9th.
Where: 1038 Canada Place
Maybe the long weekend rolls around and instead you’re craving ramen. In that case, you’d be in luck at Straight and Marrow, which has a special Thanksgiving Ramen feature. Prepared with a decadent miso foie gras broth, this indulgent bowl of ramen features chunks of turkey, savoury bacon, and brussel sprouts.
Where: 1869 Powell Street
Fable is celebrating the occasion with a special Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu on Sunday, October 8th, along with tasty à la carte options on Monday, October 9th. The former includes a main of Turkey Roulade, brussel sprouts and prosciutto, and a poached pear for dessert.
Where: 1944 West 4th Avenue
Guests at Seasons in the Park can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast on October 8th and 9th, complete with butternut squash soup, a harvest salad, oven-roasted turkey, and pumpkin creme brulee – all available
Where: West 33rd Avenue
Another traditional turkey dinner option coming your way. Notch8 is celebrating the occasion with an indulgent three-course Thanksgiving dinner from October 7th to 9th from 5 to 10 pm, priced at $79 per adult, an $12 per child (12 and under).
Where: 900 West Georgia
So there you have it, Vancouver! Happy Thanksgiving!