Thanksgiving in the NEK 2021

By: Tabitha Armstrong | 11.12.21

Thanksgiving in the Kingdom 2021



Thanksgiving this year may not be ‘normal’ but it is closer…

As the pandemic continues, this Thanksgiving may not be completely ‘normal’ but the holiday will look much closer to those of the past than what we all experienced last year. Though many families may have smaller gatherings or may choose to remain more isolated as a precaution, there is a holiday feel in the air that was missing 12 months ago. This year, many restaurants will be open, offering takeout or preorded meals, or preparing preordered specials for you to serve on your holiday table.

Browse through the options below and find premade pies and desserts to add to your holiday meal, delicious sides that you’ve wanted to try but don’t want to make yourself, or a dish you can bring as your contribution as a dinner guest. Find restaurants that are offering fully prepared Thanksgiving dinners for you to finish cooking (or just reheat) – saving you hours of prep-time and stress (great if you’re expecting a busy work week with little time to prepare), or choose a restaurant that’s offering dinner service that night for a rare night out and no clean up to follow.

There are many things to be thankful for this year, celebrate with the food, flavors, and businesses of the NEK.

Events are sorted by county, then town, alphabetically.

Click the name of the restaurant to get more detailed information about the business, or the provided link to find the Menu.


Caledonia County



Bentley’s Bakery and Cafe: Preorder dinner rolls and pies, choose from: Apple, pumpkin, pecan, peanut butter pie, maple cream, chocolate cream.



Danville Inn and Restaurant: Thanksgiving Buffet – Nov 25 seating at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1 p.m. by reservation.  Make your reservations soon while there’s space. Includes dinner, dessert, coffee (tax and tip are extra) Adults $20, children under 12 $10.




Village Restaurant: They will be offering Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings for takeout and you can preorder breads, rolls, and pies. Call the diner, or message them on Facebook for information and/or ordering.




Bagel Depot: Preorder desserts. Closing at noon on Wed. Nov. 24 and they will be closed on Thanksgiving.



Orleans County 



Parson’s Dinner House:  They will be hosting a special Thanksgiving Eve meal but will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.




Craftsbury General Store: Offering special, pre-order sides for pick-up. Pre-order by Nov. 17th and pickup Wed. November 24th.  Choose from Pumpkin Sage Mac & Cheese; Sherry Fig Kale Salad; Cornbread Stuffing; Wild Rice Salad; Cranberry Sauce; Pies (Classic Pumpkin -Limited availability and Maple Cream). Pearce’s Pastured Poultry- Order and pickup Sunday, November 21 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  View their menu on Facebook for descriptions and pricing.


Chef Nadav: Preorder by Saturday, Nov. 20th for FREE delivery on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Chef Nadav sources all products as locally and sustainably as possible. Pre-order now, limited quantities available! The Chef and his household members are all fully vaccinated and continue to use the highest level of cleanliness in the kitchen and in the community.
Menu includes Starters: Cheddar Biscuits; Fall Salad; Baked Brie; Creamy Pumpkin Potage. Main Course: Turkey and/or a Vegetable Entree. Sides: Roasted Chestnut Stuffing; Pom Duchesse; Maple Glazed Sweet Potato Puree; Green Bean dish; Cranberry Orange Relish. Desserts: Pumpkin Pie; Lemon Bars. Click through to the restuarants NEK Eats page for full menu, descriptions and pricing. Or visit his Facebook page.



Vermont Pie and Pasta: Offering take-out, family style dinners. Dinner includes Roasted Turkey breast (white meat only), Vermont Cheddar and chive mashed potatoes, chorizo sausage stuffing, maple butternut squash, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, pumpkin pie or pecan pie. 5 lbs of meat with sides (4-6) people $150.00; 10 lbs of meat with sides (8-12 people) $275.00. Additional sides available. Order by Sat. Nov. 20 with pick up Tuesday and Wednesday before the holiday. A $50 deposit is required. Visit their Facebook page for menu and ordering instructions.


Derby Line

Derby Line Village Inn: Take out meals, pre ordered can be picked up Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (stay tuned for menu). Open from noon until 5 p.m. Thanksgiving day for dining room seating.




Smith’s Grocery Store: Turkey, stuffing, potato, vegetable, roll, cranberry sauce, and gravy for $10.49.  Preorder by 11/20. Pies available. Know someone that is alone for Thanksgiving? They will deliver a meal to them from you (within a specific distance). Visit their Facebook page for more details.




Eastside Restaurant: Offering a special Thanksgiving menu from 11-5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Serving a select menu with option of adding holiday salad bar and dessert buffet. Select menu includes roast turkey dinner, orange duck, crowns of the sea, maple pork chop, lemon caper cod, harvest ravioli, maple pecan salmon, broiled sea scallops, peppercorn sirloin, bacon wrapped filet, seafood risotto. Reservations appreciated, space fills up fast.



The Junction: Serving a Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday November 24th! Feast will include: Roast Turkey, Mashed Potato and Gravy, Homemade Stuffing, Vegetable, a slice of Pork Pie, Cranberry Sauce, Tossed Salad, Homemade Roll and Dessert! $19.95. Call to pre-order by Sunday, November 21 for pickup or for reservations for the 24th. They will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.


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