Thanksgiving Day Gourmet Food & Grocery Stores, Community Dinners & Restaurants In Queens 2022
Thanksgiving Day Grocery Stores, Gourmet Food Shopping, Community Dinners & Restaurants in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside & Jackson Heights Queens
Thanksgiving Day History - Thanksgiving Food Shops, Dinners & Restaurants in Queens
The 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.
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 2022
Thanksgiving Day Grocery Stores Food Shopping, Community Dinners & Restaurants in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside & Jackson Heights Queens
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.
Thanksgiving Food Shopping in Queens Suggestions
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE ADDING A BIT MORE BEFORE THANKSGIVING.
Queens Thanksgiving Day Gourmet Food & Grocery Stores, Dinners & Restaurants in Astoria NYC 2022
* Cassinelli Authentic Italian Locally Made Pasta in Astoria & Queens
Awaiting Reply on Opening / Hours for Thanksgiving Day
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
* Elias Corner - Fresh Fish Markets in Astoria & Queen
Called but Nobody Picked up and Answering Machine not Activated
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/ 718.932.1510
* Titan Greek Foods in Astoria
Open 8 am - 3 pm Thanksgiving Day 2022 & Open all Other Days
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
* Greek Homeowners' Association Thanksgiving Day Feast
AWAITING UPDATE FOR 2022
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 in 2022.
Closed Thanksgiving Day 2022, but Open all Other Days
Taverna 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
* Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - Thanksgiving Weekend Restaurants Queens
Closed Thanksgiving Day - And Usually Closed on Black Friday, but this Year Open as They're Shosing FIFA Cup on TV
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 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 2022
* Murray's Cheese
Closed Thanksgiving Day but the Rest of the Thanksgiving Day Weekend
Description. An assorted cheeses specialty shop and restaurant.
Location. At 2830 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City in Queens.
Contact. www.murrayscheesebar.com / 347.990.2130
* Food Cellar Organic, Gourmet & Regular Foods Store in LIC
Open All Thanksgiving Weekend but with Shortened Hours 8 am - 4 pm Thanksgiving Day
Description. 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.
Locations. At 4-85 47th Road and 43-18 Crescent Street in LIC.
Contact. www.foodcellarandco.com/ 718.606.2198
Queens Thanksgiving Day Weekend Grocery Shopping LIC
WORK IN PROGRESS 11.1.22 - THE INFO BELOW HAS NOT YET BEEN UPDATED FOR 2022
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
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 2022
Queens Thanksgiving Day Weekend Grocery Shopping Sunnyside
Key Food American Grocery Store in Sunnyside Queens
Description. 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 2022
The Patel Brothers Indian Grocery Store / Supermarket in Jackson Heights
Open Thanksgiving Day
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
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
The 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
Arunee 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.
Queens Thanksgiving Gourmet or Specialty Food Shops, Grocery Stores & Restaurants in Flushing & Bayside NYC 2022
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.
See Sky Foods for Chinese and Asian foods in Flushing - south from the #7 line on Main Street. Also Asian food specialty.
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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