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The best grocery stores open on Thanksgiving, by neighborhood

These are the best grocery stores open on Thanksgiving in every neighborhood, if you forgot to buy a turkey (oops)

By Melissa Kravitz
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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

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East Village: St. Mark’s Market

Shopping Grocery stores East Village

What it’s best for: This supermarket is open 24/7, so if you need anything at any hour—from the beer fridge to the cereal aisle—it’s there for you.

21 St Marks Pl (212-253-7777)

Open: 24 hours

Park Slope: Union Market

Shopping Grocery stores Park Slope

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)

Open: 7am–4pm

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Sunac Fancy Food
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Flatiron: Sunac Fancy Food

Shopping Grocery stores Chelsea

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

Brooklyn Harvest Market
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Williamsburg: Brooklyn Harvest Market

Shopping Grocery stores Williamsburg

What it’s best for: If you’re in need of a full grocery cart at the last minute and are eager to support indie grocery stores, this supermarket is your best bet.

25 N 5th St, Brooklyn (718-387-5533)

Open: 6:30am–11pm

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Whole Foods
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Lower East Side: Whole Foods

Shopping Grocery stores East Village

What it’s best for: Organic, natural, healthier options of produce, packaged and prepared foods, making it especially notable on a holiday known for gluttony.

95 E Houston St (212-420-1320, wholefoodsmarket.com)

Open: 8am–4pm

Harlem Fairway
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Paul W.

Harlem: Fairway

Shopping Grocery stores Harlem

What it’s best for: Whether you’re going for a kosher Thanksgiving or a vegan or vegetarian meal, this enormous store (with a parking lot!), is ready to fulfill your every need.

2328 12th Ave (212-234-3883, fairwaymarket.com)

Open: 8am–7pm

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Chelsea: Gristedes

Shopping Grocery stores Chelsea

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)

Open: 8am–6pm

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Zabar's
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Upper West Side: Zabar's

Shopping Grocery stores Upper West Side

What it’s best for: If you’re planning to add some New York flare to your Thanksgiving, grab freshly sliced lox or cold cuts at this full-service store.

2245 Broadway (212-787-2000, zabars.com)

Open: 8am–4pm

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Fairway Upper East Side
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Dina S.

Upper East Side: Fairway

Shopping Grocery stores Upper East Side

What it’s best for: Citarella and many specialty stores are closed today, but you can stock up on fresh produce for a veggie-centric Thanksgiving feast with this Fairway store’s massive selection.

240 E 86th St (212-327-2008, fairwaymarket.com)

Open: 6am –9pm

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Astoria: Best Market

Shopping Grocery stores Astoria

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)

Closes 4pm

grocery stores open on thanksgiving
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Midtown East: Morton Williams

Shopping Grocery stores

What it’s best for: Crowded even on non-holidays, you’ll want to get in and out of here quickly—but it’ll have the ingredients you forgot or a quick refill pint of apple cider.

908 Second Ave (212-308-6922, mortonwilliams.com)

Closes 8pm

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