Feast your eyes on the best Norfolk businesses to prep for your Thanksgiving

Feast your eyes on the best Norfolk businesses to prep for your Thanksgiving
The Fresh Market | Photo: Pravash M./Yelp
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 Norfolk'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 Norfolk's top bakeries, all of which are cranking out autumnal-inspired baked goods and sweet treats perfect for Thanksgiving.

1. The Bakehouse At Chelsea

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Topping the list is The Bakehouse At Chelsea. Located at 1233 W. Olney Road in West Ghent, the bakery, which offers pizza and more, is the highest-rated bakery in Norfolk, boasting 4.5 stars out of 212 reviews on Yelp.

2. Chocollage

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Next up is Freemason Street Area Association's Chocollage, situated at 201 College Place. With four stars out of 71 reviews on Yelp, the bakery, which offers coffee, tea and more, has proven to be a local favorite.


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

1. The Fresh Market

Photo: Pravash M./Yelp

Next up is Kensington/Old Dominion's The Fresh Market, situated at 924 W. 21st St. With four stars out of 37 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store has proven to be a local favorite.

2. Pendulum Fine Meats

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Ghent's Pendulum Fine Meats, located at 820 Shirley Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the butcher and grocery store, which also offers beer, wine, spirits and more, 4.5 stars out of 90 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 one of Norfolk's top beer and wine shops.

1. bottleBOX

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Check out bottleBOX. Located at 325 B W. 21st St. in Ghent, the spot to score beer, wine, spirits and more is the highest-rated beer, wine and spirits spot in Norfolk, boasting 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp.


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