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11 Limited Edition Thanksgiving-Flavored Specials

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2013_white_gtruffle_fix13.jpgThere is no shortage of Thanksgiving dining options in NYC, from the elaborate prix fixe feasts to the casual meals out. And then there are the one-offs: the Thanksgiving sandwiches, the leftovers mashups, the offbeat turkey and cranberry and pumpkin-flavored specials. This year provides even more room for creativity with the once-in-a-lifetime occurrence of Thanksgivukkah, when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collide. Here, then, is a list of 11 weird, great Thanksgiving (and Thanksgivukkah) novelties, ranging from turkey-and-waffles to latke taquitos:


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Momofuku Milk Bar

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251 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003
(347) 577-9504
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The gold standard of weirdo Thanksgiving mashups: Milk Bar's Thanksgiving Croissant. This turkey, gravy, and cranberry stuffed pastry is available at all Milk Bar locations just for the month of November. [Photo]

2. The Meatball Shop

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84 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 982-8895
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Another cult favorite are the Meatball Shop's Gobble Gobble balls, made with ground turkey, sage, garlic croutons, cranberries and cinnamon. These are a limited run item, offered only from November 25 through Thanksgiving.

3. Zucker Bakery

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433 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
(646) 559-8425
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This bakery's various Thanksgivukkah doughnuts have already been getting quite a lot of hype. They come in four different flavors: spiced pumpkin filled with turkey and cranberry, turkey and gravy, or just cranberry, and sweet potato filled with toasted marshmallow. They can be ordered online for pickup through the end of the year. [Photo]

4. Taquitoria

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168 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 780-0121
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This taquito-only hotspot will have a couple Thanksgivukkah specials on the day before Thanksgiving. One, the turkito, is stuffed with turkey and brussels sprouts and topped with gravy and cranberry sauce, while the latkito comes with latke filling, applesauce and sour cream.

5. Sweet Chick

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164 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(347) 725-4793
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This Williamsburg chicken and waffles joint is offering a confited and then fried turkey leg paired with a cornbread stuffing waffle plus sides of mashed potatoes, cranberry compote and gravy. It's available now until the end of the month. [Krieger]

6. No. 7 Sub | Ace Hotel

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1188 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
(212) 532-1680
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The Thanksgiving sandwich, available at all No. 7 outposts, is made with not turkey but turducken (chicken stuffed with turkey stuffed with duck), plus roasted brussels sprouts, cranberry-jelly sauce, and potato chips. Bonus points: $1 from the sale of every $12 sandwich goes to the World Food Programme, to aid in Typhoon Haiyan relief. [Photo]

7. sweetgreen NoMad

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1164 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
(646) 449-8884
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The November salad at this trendy salad spot is basically Thanksgiving in salad form. It's a mix of kale and mesclun topped with turkey, roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower and cranberry vinaigrette. [Krieger]

8. Clarke's Standard

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638 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 838-6000
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The casual burger chain offshoot of P.J. Clarke's is offering a special Thanksgiving combo meal. For $9.90 it comes with a turkey burger, a pumpkin milkshake, and a side of fries. The meal is available at all of the chain's outposts until November 30.

9. Carnegie Deli

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854 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 757-2245
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This New York classic is serving a Thanksgivukkah sandwich as its sandwich of the month. The $30 behemoth consists of two latkes piled with turkey, stuffing and gravy, served with a side of applesauce and cranberry sauce. [Photo]

10. A Slice of Naples

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334b Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 466-3301
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Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani is making a Thanksgiving pizza at his brand new restaurant. The pizza, which is cooked al Metro style and served by the slice, is topped with smoked pumpkin cream, sliced turkey, and mozzarella. [Photo]

11. S'MAC

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345 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-7912
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Both locations of this mac n' cheese joint have a special turkey mac on the menu. It's made with turkey and swiss cheese, topped wither herbed stuffing and served with a side of homemade gravy and cranberry jelly. [Photo]

1. Momofuku Milk Bar

251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
The gold standard of weirdo Thanksgiving mashups: Milk Bar's Thanksgiving Croissant. This turkey, gravy, and cranberry stuffed pastry is available at all Milk Bar locations just for the month of November. [Photo]
251 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003

2. The Meatball Shop

84 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002
Another cult favorite are the Meatball Shop's Gobble Gobble balls, made with ground turkey, sage, garlic croutons, cranberries and cinnamon. These are a limited run item, offered only from November 25 through Thanksgiving.
84 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002

3. Zucker Bakery

433 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
This bakery's various Thanksgivukkah doughnuts have already been getting quite a lot of hype. They come in four different flavors: spiced pumpkin filled with turkey and cranberry, turkey and gravy, or just cranberry, and sweet potato filled with toasted marshmallow. They can be ordered online for pickup through the end of the year. [Photo]
433 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009

4. Taquitoria

168 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
This taquito-only hotspot will have a couple Thanksgivukkah specials on the day before Thanksgiving. One, the turkito, is stuffed with turkey and brussels sprouts and topped with gravy and cranberry sauce, while the latkito comes with latke filling, applesauce and sour cream.
168 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002

5. Sweet Chick

164 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
This Williamsburg chicken and waffles joint is offering a confited and then fried turkey leg paired with a cornbread stuffing waffle plus sides of mashed potatoes, cranberry compote and gravy. It's available now until the end of the month. [Krieger]
164 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

6. No. 7 Sub | Ace Hotel

1188 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
The Thanksgiving sandwich, available at all No. 7 outposts, is made with not turkey but turducken (chicken stuffed with turkey stuffed with duck), plus roasted brussels sprouts, cranberry-jelly sauce, and potato chips. Bonus points: $1 from the sale of every $12 sandwich goes to the World Food Programme, to aid in Typhoon Haiyan relief. [Photo]
1188 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

7. sweetgreen NoMad

1164 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
The November salad at this trendy salad spot is basically Thanksgiving in salad form. It's a mix of kale and mesclun topped with turkey, roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower and cranberry vinaigrette. [Krieger]
1164 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

8. Clarke's Standard

638 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
The casual burger chain offshoot of P.J. Clarke's is offering a special Thanksgiving combo meal. For $9.90 it comes with a turkey burger, a pumpkin milkshake, and a side of fries. The meal is available at all of the chain's outposts until November 30.
638 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

9. Carnegie Deli

854 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
This New York classic is serving a Thanksgivukkah sandwich as its sandwich of the month. The $30 behemoth consists of two latkes piled with turkey, stuffing and gravy, served with a side of applesauce and cranberry sauce. [Photo]
854 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

10. A Slice of Naples

334b Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani is making a Thanksgiving pizza at his brand new restaurant. The pizza, which is cooked al Metro style and served by the slice, is topped with smoked pumpkin cream, sliced turkey, and mozzarella. [Photo]
334b Bowery
New York, NY 10012

11. S'MAC

345 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
Both locations of this mac n' cheese joint have a special turkey mac on the menu. It's made with turkey and swiss cheese, topped wither herbed stuffing and served with a side of homemade gravy and cranberry jelly. [Photo]
345 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003

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