Grocery stores open on Thanksgiving will come to your rescue if you forgot an ingredient or totally spaced on the side dish you promised to bring your aunt. Take a break from live-streaming the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and run to the store, and if you’re too lazy to leave the house, try food and drink delivery: FreshDirect will deliver until 12pm and FoodKick until 2pm on Thanksgiving Day. If you’re really anti-grocery, you can always try to score a last-minute reservation at restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in NYC.
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Grocery stores open on Thanksgiving
What it’s best for: This upscale grocery store isn’t cheap, but if you’re eager to impress the in-laws with organic chicken broth or a pint of Blue Marble after dinner, you’ll find those ritzy items here.
754 Union St, Brooklyn (718-230-5152, unionmarket.com)
What it’s best for: If you’re looking for some seriously fancy sides, condiments or a professional dessert from the best bakeries to impress your in-laws, grab some swanky fare at this shop that specializes in prepared foods.
765 6th Ave (212-229-0301, sunacfancyfood.com)
Open: 24 hours
What it’s best for: Head here for a last-minute grocery run. Whether you forgot the ingredients for your leftover sandwich tomorrow or need to re-do the burnt casserole, you’ll find your standard supermarket goods here.
307 W 26th St (212-243-8644, gristedes.com)
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What it’s best for: Cheap prices, wide aisles and everything from an olive bar to an expansive seafood and poultry section to a world of beer are found here. If you’ve left your entire meal’s worth of shopping for the last minute, this supermarket has it all.
1930 37th St, Queens (718-721-7500, bestmarket.com)