Thanksgiving Approaches: Feed Yourself and Help Others Eat

Knishes from Knishery NYC.

America’s annual celebration of gastronomic indulgences is quickly approaching. If your holiday traditions don’t tend toward the homemade, our neighborhood has lots of treats to offer. Here are a few that have crossed our inbox (see individual website links for details). We’d love to hear some others; send them to us at and we’ll be happy to share them.

  • Knishery NYC is baking special pumpkin knishes available for pre-order until Nov. 18. They are savory and spicy, but not sweet, and available for pickup or delivery.
  • Clinton Street Baking Co. is selling some holiday meal trimmings to go. Pre-order a pie (pumpkin, maple bourbon pecan and organic apple crumb), biscuits and cornbread by Nov. 22 for pickup at the restaurant.

Also, Thanksgiving is a great time to pitch in to help those less fortunate. The Bowery Mission will get a boost from Ellabess, in the Nolitan Hotel, which is collecting food and supplies for the mission’s Thanksgiving celebration from now through Nov. 20. They are seeking canned and frozen veggies, turkeys and pies, as well as personal items such as toiletries and outerwear (new items only). Drop off is from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; donors receive a voucher for a complimentary snack at the restaurant.

Food Wrap: Hester Street Lineup, Mexicue Loves Vanessa’s, Ellabess Review

Yep, it's dog food from Zoe's Premium; check it out at the Hester Street Fair this weekend.

A roundup of neighborhood food news:

  • This Saturday’s lineup for the Hester Street Fair includes lots of autumnal treats, including cocktail-flavored cupcakes and spicy fruit leathers, plus first-time vendor Zoe’s Premium shows off its “people food for dogs.”
  • Since opening their new Forsyth Street location, the proprietors of Mexicue have fallen in love with Vanessa’s Dumplings, they confide to Eater.
  • The New York Times wants to know: What are you cooking for Rosh Hashana?