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Thanksgiving Day Gourmet Food & Grocery Stores, Community Dinners & Restaurants In Queens 2021

Thanksgiving Day Grocery Stores, Gourmet Food Shopping, Community Dinners & Restaurants in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside & Jackson Heights Queens

November 21, 2021 / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Restaurants / Queens Buzz NYC.

Thanksgiving Day History - Thanksgiving Food Shops, Dinners & Restaurants in Queens

thanksgiving day food shops communal feasts queens nyc thanksgiving day weekend food shops feasts restaurants thanksgiving queens nyc astoria lic sunnyside woodside jackson heights flushing jamaica thanksgiving food shopsThe origins of Thanksgiving Day in the United States began with one of America’s first settlements, founded by the risk-taking, resource-pooling, hardworking, spiritual community of Pilgrims. The Pilgrims were early English settlers who arrived on American shores in the early 17th century [1600’s]. They came here because they wanted a measure of freedom and self-determination that they were forbidden in Europe or what was called the ‘old country’. The Pilgrims wanted to practice their faith, unencumbered, in a way that differed from the established Church of England. They pooled their money to obtain a ship, the Mayflower, to cross the Atlantic in mid September of 1620, landing on America's shores at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts on November 9, 1620.

 

The Pilgrims Receive Help from the Native People of a Strange Land

Per Wikipedia, the Piligrims survived a hard winter in 1621 with the help of the Wampanoag, an American Indian tribe. The Pilgrims were the immigrants, and the first Americans, the Indian natives, welcomed them. The Wampanaog taught the Pilgrims how to catch eels, and how to grow and harvest corn. Thus the Pilgrims ended 1621 with a good harvest which they celebrated and shared with their new friends, expressing their thanks to a higher power, aka God, for the success of their endeavors.

Thus it was that the first Thanksgiving celebration happened in America. There's some dispute to this account, which we'll address in a future post, near Thanksgiving Day.

COVID protocols remain in effect per NYC guidelines. Rsvp is recommended.

We've identified a number of Queens shops, community dinners and restaurants open for dining on Thanksgiving Day in Queens. Enjoy.


Thanksgiving Day Grocery Stores & Gourmet Food Shops & Dinners & Restaurants In Queens 2021

Thanksgiving Day Grocery Stores Food Shopping, Community Dinners & Restaurants in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside & Jackson Heights Queens

November 21, 2021 / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Restaurants / Queens Buzz NYC. Continued.

This section is intended to provide a few suggestions for Thanksgiving Day food shopping in Queens, notice of several communal dinners which are generally open to the public for free [but donations are always welcome] and a few restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day in Queens.

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list as there are many other fine Queens shops and restaurants, but for the moment this is what we have to offer.


Queens Thanksgiving Day Gourmet Food & Grocery Stores, Dinners & Restaurants in Astoria NYC 2021

Astoria Restaurants Thanksgiving Day Queens NYC


Thanksgiving Food Shopping in Queens Suggestions

Cassinelli Authentic Italian Locally Made Pasta in Astoria & Queens

Description. An authentic Italian pasta company that makes the pasta locally in the store. We did a story on Cassinelli locally made pasta in Queens a while ago, that's still a good read.

Location. At 31-12 23rd Street in Astoria.

Contact. www.cassinelli-food-products.business.site / 718.274.4881


Thanksgiving Food Shopping in Queens Suggestions

Elias Corner - Fresh Fish Markets in Astoria & Queens

Description. They offer a wide selection of freshly caught seafood.

Location. At 24-02 31st Street in Astoria. They're a longstanding fish market operating in Astoria.

Contact. www.eliascorner.com/


Titan Greek Foods in Astoria

Description. They offer a wide selection of imported Greek foods.

Location. At 2556 31st Street in Astoria Queens.

Contact. www.titanfoods.com / 718.626.7771


ON HIATUS 2021 _ Greek Homeowners' Association Thanksgiving Day Feast

On Thanksgiving Day, the Greek Homeowners' Association in Astoria usually hosts a Thanksgiving Day Feast welcoming all members of the community, particularly those who might not be able to afford a feast. They also deliver turkeys and meals to less fortunate folks living in the community.

Last year - 2020 - they put the program on hiatus due to CoVid, and unfortunately they've decided to do the same this year - 2021 - as CoVid just hasn't gone away. But they said they hope to return to normal next year.

www.greekamericanhomeownersassociation.org/



Closed Thanksgiving Day, but open the rest of the Weekend

 

Taverna Kyclades - Aegean / Greek Restaurant in Astoria

thanksgiving day food shops communal feasts queens nyc thanksgiving day weekend food shops feasts restaurants thanksgiving queens nyc astoria lic sunnyside woodside jackson heights flushing jamaica thanksgiving food shopsTaverna Kyclades is a popular Aegean seafood restaurant in Astoria. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Taverna Kyclades Albanian Restaurant - Mothers Day Seafood restaurants in Astoria

Location. At 33-07 Ditmars Blvd in Astoria.

Contact. Tel - 718.545.8666 / www.tavernakyclades.com


Closed Thanksgiving Day & Usually Black Friday

 

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - Mothers Day Restaurants Queens

The Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is an historic building built over a century ago by Bohemian immigrants. While most of them have moved out to the suburbs, they continue to operate and return to the Bohemian Hall in Astoria using it as a cultural center. Queens Thanksgiving Day Weekend restaurants in Astoria NYC.

Click here to read a report, including photos, of Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria - Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - Thanksgiving Day Weekend Astoria.

Location. At 29-19 24th Avenue at 29th Street in Astoria.

Contact. Tel - 718.274.4925 / www.bohemianhall.com


Queens Thanksgiving Day Gourmet Food & Grocery Stores & Restaurants in Long Island City LIC NYC 2021

Long Island City LIC Restaurants Thanksgiving Day Queens NYC


Murray's Cheese

Description. An assorted cheeses specialty food store.

Location. At 2830 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City in Queens.

Contact. www.murrayscheesebar.com / 347.990.2130


Queens Thanksgiving Day Weekend Grocery Shopping LIC

Food Cellar Organic, Gourmet & Regular Foods Store in LIC

Description. ** LINK. A locally owned and operated grocery store in LIC, Food Cellar, is running specials between now and the Thanksgiving Day holiday. They are also open from 8 am - 4 pm [shortened hours] on Thanksgiving Day. We did a story on them a while back which is still a good read - organic and gourmet food stores in LIC Queens.

Contact. www.foodcellarandco.com/

Open Thanksgiving Day but with Shortened Hours


Open for Thanksgiving Day for Breakfast & Lunch - not Dinner

 

Michael's Cafe at the Four Points Sheraton in Queens

Michael's Cafe located at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Long Island City. While they historically close until the warmer weather, they have hosted Mothers Day brunch at their restaurant in Long Island City.

Click here for more info on the Vista NY - Hotel restaurants on Mothers Day at the Four Points Sheraton LIC.

Location. At 27-05 39th Avenue in Long Island City / LIC.

Contact. Tel - 718.786.8500 / 347.536.3640 = 06 / www.vistalic.com / Michael's Cafe


Closed Thanksgiving Day but Open the rest of the Weekend

 

Tournesol French Restaurant in Long Island City Queens

thanksgiving day food shops communal feasts queens nyc thanksgiving day weekend food shops feasts restaurants thanksgiving queens nyc astoria lic sunnyside woodside jackson heights flushing jamaica thanksgiving food shopsTournesol French Restaurant is a small, quaint, French restaurant with good food and limited seating. Long Island City Mothers Day restaurants in Queens NYC.

Click here to read a review, including photos, of Tournesol French Restaurant in Long Island City - Tournesol French Restaurant - Queens Thanksgiving Day French Restaurants in LIC Long Island City.

Location. At 50-12 Vernon Blvd near 50th Street in Long Island City / LIC.

Contact. Tel - 718.472.4355 / www.tournesolnyc.com


Closed Thanksgiving & Black Friday & Open the rest of the Weekend

 

Manducatis Rustica - Thanksgiving Day Restaurants in LIC

Manducatis Rustica is a popular family style Italian restaurant in LIC. Queens Thanksgiving Day restaurants in Long Island City LIC NYC.

Location. At 46-35 Vernon Blvd in Long Island City / LIC.

Contact. Tel - 718.937.1312 // Website - www.manducatisrustica.com


Queens Thanksgiving Day Grocery Stores, Gourment or Specialty Food Shops & Restaurants in Sunnyside / Woodside 2021

Woodside & Sunnyside Restaurants Thanksgiving Day Queens NYC


Queens Thanksgiving Day Weekend Grocery Shopping Sunnyside

Key Food American Grocery Store in Sunnyside Queens

Description. *** LINK. A full service grocery store. Key Food is running Thanksgiving Day Specials at their grocery stores. Use this link to visit the page where you can access their weekly circular.


CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

 

Donovan's Irish Pub - Woodside NYC

Location. At 57-24 Roosevelt Avenue at 58th Street in Woodside Queens.

Contact. Tel - 718.429.9339 / www.donovansny.com


Queens Thanksgiving Day Restaurants & Grocery Stores & Gourmet Specialty Food Shops in Jackson Heights / Corona 2021

Corona & Jackson Heights Restaurants Thanksgiving Day Queens NYC


The Patel Brothers Indian Grocery Store / Supermarket in Jackson Heights

Description. An Indian specialty shop that offers Indian foods and spices and are unique in that regard.

Location. They're at 33-27 74th Street in Jackson Heights.

Contact. www.patelbros.com/ / Tel 718.898.3445

Open Thanksgiving Day


Open Thanksgiving Day

 

The Jackson Diner - Indian American Restaurants Jackson Heights

The Jackson Heights Diner is an American style diner that serves Indian food. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Jackson Diner Indian Restaurant - Queens restaurants on Thanksgiving Day in Jackson Heights.

Location. At 37-47 74th Street in Jackson Heights Queens.

Contact. Tel - 718.672.1232 / www.jacksondiner.com


Open Thanksgiving Day

 

BQE Billiards & Bar - Fun Restaurants, Bars & Pool Halls on Thanksgiving Day in Jackson Heights Queens

thanksgiving day restaurants in queens nyc thanksgiving day weekend restaurantsThe BQE Billiards & Bar Restaurant grill is open into the early morning hours daily. They are family-friendly and have plenty of games including pool, ping pong, air hockey and foosball and a full bar. Queens Thanksgiving Day restaurants in Jackson Heights NYC.

Click here to read a review, including photos, of the BQE Bar & Grill restaurant in Jackson Heights - BQE Billiards & Bar Restaurant - fun Queens restaurants for Thanksgiving Day in Jackson Heights.

Location. At 70-02 34th Avenue at 70th Street in Jackson Heights Queens.

Contact. Tel - 718.779.4348 / www.bqebilliards.com


Closed Thanksgiving Day but Open the rest of the Weekend

 

Arunee - Authentic Thai Restaurants in Jackson Heights Queens

thanksgiving day food shops communal feasts queens nyc thanksgiving day weekend food shops feasts restaurants thanksgiving queens nyc astoria lic sunnyside woodside jackson heights flushing jamaica thanksgiving food shopsArunee Thai restaurant serves authentic Thai food. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Arunee Thai Restaurant - Queens Thanksgiving Day restaurants in Jackson Heights.

Location. At 78-23 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights Queens.

Contact. Tel - 718.205.5559 / www.aruneethainyc.com.

 



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Queens Thanksgiving Gourmet or Specialty Food Shops, Grocery Stores & Restaurants in Flushing & Bayside NYC 2021

Bayside & Flushing Restaurants Thanksgiving Weekend Queens NYC


Queens Thanksgiving Day Weekend & Holiday Food Shopping

New World Mall & Sky Foods - Asian Supermarkets / Grocery Stores in Flushing

Flushing has a number of markets on Main Street just south of Roosevelt Avenue, where the subway terminates. These stores line the street and sell all kinds of local and Asian foods and spices. There's also a large underground market on Roosevelt Avenue off Main Street in Flushing.

The New World Mall has a large Asian grocery store on the lower levels that's worth a visit for those interested in Asian foods.

Contact. www.newworldmallny.com/


See Sky Foods for Chinese and Asian foods in Flushing - south from the #7 line on Main Street. Also Asian food specialty.

Contact. www.skyfoods.com/


Seasons Queens Kosher food in Flushing

Location. At 68-18 Main Street in Flushing Queens.

Contact. www.seasonskosher.com / 718.268.6469


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