Satisfy Your Thanksgiving Turkey Cravings in Paris

Satisfy Your Thanksgiving Turkey Cravings in Paris

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Thanksgiving in Paris
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It’s a quintessential American tradition for families and friends to gather around a dinner table on the fourth Thursday of November to savor a roast turkey filled with tasty stuffing. Thanksgiving is an annual holiday that is celebrated by many American expats in France with friends who are lucky enough to be invited to this fall feast.

In the past, just finding that fresh elusive turkey to roast made the dinner all the more special. Today, not only can hosts buy a decent plump bird, the international community in Paris also has a wide selection of restaurants to choose from for a good old-fashioned turkey dinner with all the fixings.

Where to buy your turkey

Thanksgiving Grocery

  • Order 3 to 10+ kilo turkeys online by Thursday, Nov. 17th
  • Suppliers of fresh, farm-raised turkeys in France for nearly 30 years
  • Also possible to order freshly-baked pumpkin and pecan pies
  • Order their non-perishable items before Nov. 20th at their online store

Where: 20 rue Saint Paul, 75004 Paris, Tel: +33 (0)1 42 77 68 29
When: Open Tues-Sat 10:30am to 7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm

Thanksgiving in Paris : Pumpkin Pie
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The Real McCoy

Call them now to order (up until the day before):

  • delicious, juicy, farm-bred turkeys (you can ask them to roast it for you, too – comes with stuffing and the roasting juices), Pecan and pumpkin pies, carrot cakes and cheesecakes
  • Large selection of Thanksgiving products: fresh cranberries, canned cranberry sauce, Stove Top stuffing mix, pumpkin pie filling, yams, turkey bags, basters and lots more…

Where: 194 Rue de Grenelle 75007 and 49 avenue Bosquet 75007 Paris.
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 56 98 82

When: Open 7 days per week 10am-8pm

Need some turkey tips? Check out our Gobbly Good Turkey Recipe

Your local butcher or volailler

Visit your local butcher now and order your “dinde”. Turkeys in France are smaller than what North Americans are used to. You’re lucky if he can provide you with a 5-7kg (11-15lbs) bird. And don’t be surprised if the turkey is not exactly as big or small as you ordered. If you know your French butcher well, ask him if he will roast your turkey on the spit for you the day you plan your Thanksgiving dinner. Most likely, he’ll be happy to stuff your bird with your homemade stuffing if you bring it to the shop before roasting begins. P.S.: keep this in mind for your Christmas holiday dinner too!


Restaurants serving Thanksgiving feasts in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris
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Prefer to relax and eat out? Here’s the scoop on some restaurants in Paris which serve up a Thanksgiving feast.

Restaurant VERJUS

Online reservations are now open for a special dinner on featuring a Thanksgiving-themed set tasting menu and wine pairing. Reservations ONLINE.

Where: 5 rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris
When
: Wednesday Nov 23, Thursday Nov 24, Friday Nov 25, 2016 7pm-10pm


Joe Allen

Enjoy a traditional holiday meal in one of Paris’ oldest classical American restaurants. An appetizing menu gives a choice of roast turkey, baked ham or grilled marinated tuna steak for the main course. Joe Allen is accepting email reservations now for the evening of Thanksgiving.

Where: 30 Rue Pierre Lescot, 75001 Paris
When:
Thursday Nov 24, 2016


La Cuisine Paris 

In the spirit of this holiday, here’s a wonderful activity to celebrate the day. Sign up for a cooking class and learn how to prepare an elegant Thanksgiving meal à la française. (Attention: menu includes roast chicken rather than turkey, but lots of other traditional dishes.) Then enjoy your home-cooked delicacies with newfound friends overlooking the Seine with a glass of champagne.

Where: 80 Quai de l’Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris
When:
Thursday Nov. 24, 2016, 10am-1:30pm


Breakfast in America

The all-American diner in the 5th arrondissement is offering three seatings on Thanksgiving day for those far away from home. Reservations by email only:

Where: 17 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris
When: Thursday Nov. 24, 2016, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm


Hotel Edouard 7

The dining room in this modern hotel is offering a refined, four-course Thanksgiving dinner including pumpkin soup and stuffed Turkey. Full menu and reservations on their website.

Where: 39 avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris
When: Thursday Nov. 24, 2016


Hotel de Sers

Treat yourself this Thanksgiving to dinner at “a 5-star Parisian baby palace” a few steps from the Champs Elysées. Enjoy a five-course meal that includes a roasted turkey ballottine served with wood mushrooms, potato duo & cranberry sauce.

Where: 41 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75008 Paris.  Tel: +33 (0)1 53 23 75 75
When:
Thursday Nov. 24, 2016

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hello,

    We are a french butcher/deli shop in Paris center and we may have the turkey you’re looking for!

    Thanksgiving is today…and we’ve got your back !

    – Uncooked whole turkey & stuffing (3/4kg minimum): 16€ per kilo
    – Cooked + gravy: add 15€ total
    (Ex: 3,7kg cooked turkey with stuffing+gravy, 6 to 8 people : 75€)

    Today (tuesday Nov 24th) we have plenty of
    – Cooked & sliced turkey with stuffing + gravy sauce 16€/ per portion (you just have to reheat and eat)

    – Butternut pie 3€/ pp
    – Smashed sweet potatoes 3€/ pp

    Preorder at least a day before your dinner. Come at the store on Thursday 24th or send us a PM asap

    JEUSSELIN
    37 rue Cler, 75007
    0145512274

    • Thank you so much for your information on where to get a stuffed turkey. We hope you prepare the birds and offer all the same great
      festive side dishes for the holiday festiveal as well!

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