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Feast your eyes on the best New York City businesses to prep for your Thanksgiving

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By Hoodline - Published on November 19, 2019.

The Thanksgiving holiday is coming up, which means it's time to find your stretchy pants and think about what you're thankful for this year.

Whether you'll be feasting with family and friends or spending a quiet Nov. 28, we've got a roundup of Thanksgiving-themed things to do and get in preparation for the big day. From groceries to beer and wine shops to bakeries, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find New York City's top go-to spots for the holiday, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a curated list.


Responsible for dessert, but haven't got the time or energy? Head to one of New York City's top bakeries, all of which are cranking out autumnal-inspired baked goods and sweet treats perfect for Thanksgiving.

1. Lung Moon Bakery

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Topping the list is Lung Moon Bakery. Located at 81 Mulberry St. (between Bayard and Canal streets) in Chinatown, the Chinese bakery is the highest-rated bakery in New York City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 279 reviews on Yelp.

2. The Cookie Jar

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Next up is Staten Island's The Cookie Jar, situated at 1226 Forest Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 149 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery

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The Lower East Side's Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery, located at 126 Rivington St. (between Norfolk and Essex streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery four stars out of 2,042 reviews.


As friends and family prepare to gather, head to one of New York City's best grocery stores to stock up on supplies before it's too late.

1. Aron's Kissena Farms

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Topping the list is Aron's Kissena Farms. Located at 72-15 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing, Aron's Kissena Farms is the highest-rated grocery store in New York City, boasting four stars out of 96 reviews on Yelp.

2. Zabar's

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Next up is the Upper West Side's Zabar's, situated at 2245 Broadway (between 80th and 81st streets). With four stars out of 967 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Sakura Ya

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Forest Hills' Sakura Ya, located at 73-05 Austin St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Japanese food market 4.5 stars out of 155 reviews.


Not everyone can pull off the perfect home-cooked side dish. What you can do — so long as you're 21 or older — is come prepared with a six-pack of quality beer or a fitting bottle of wine. To help you get the goods, here's a roundup of New York City's top beer and wine shops.

1. Trader Joe's Wine Shop

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Topping the list is Trader Joe's Wine Shop. Located at 138 E. 14th St. in the East Village, Trader Joe's Wine Shop is the highest-rated beer, wine and spirits spot in New York City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 488 reviews on Yelp.

2. Astor Wines and Spirits

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Next up is NoHo's Astor Wines and Spirits, situated at 399 Lafayette St. With 4.5 stars out of 391 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.

3. La Petite Cave

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Finally, the Financial District's La Petite Cave, located at 83 Maiden Lane (near the corner of Maiden Lane and Gold Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the wine shop five stars out of 96 reviews.


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