It’s that time of year! The time when family and friends reunite to eat way too much food, watch football, enjoy a parade, and most importantly, celebrate everything they have to be grateful for. And with the help of our 2018 Thanksgiving Guide help you celebrate the holiday in Hunterdon County.
Local Farm Fresh Turkeys
Flemington: 276 US 202, Flemington, NJ 08822 Tel: 908-788-5737
Clinton: 38 Old Hwy 22, Clinton, NJ 08809 Tel: 908-735-3822
Nourishing Hunterdon County for 25 Years, Basil Bandwagon is committed to nutritious food at affordable prices. Shop local this Thanksgiving with Basil Bandwagon’s offerings of both organic and local heritage breed turkeys. Also available: pumpkin pie, apple crumb, gravy, roasted vegetables and more. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Check out the full menu here. CALL TO ORDER TODAY – FLEMINGTON: 908-788-5737 CLINTON: 908-735-3822
484 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
The Griggstown Quail Farm offers two types of turkeys for the Thanksgiving and Holiday season. The white turkey is a traditional breed that most of us are accustomed to. The Red Bourbon turkey is a heritage bird that has not been crossbred to enhance its size. The Red Bourbon takes longer to grow and is a smaller, leaner bird with darker meat, but there is still enough white meat to satisfy everyone. All turkeys are raised outside and are truly free-range birds. For your convenience, Griggstown also offers brined and oven-ready turkeys. For more information and a complete list of menu items to order, click here.
Lima Family Farms
826 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, NJ
Lima Family Farms offers turkeys that have lived outside foraging as they are naturally meant to do. The supplemental grain they eat is non-GMO and local. To order a Thanksgiving turkey, you must make a reservation in person at the farm store or at the Princeton Farmer’s Market. The price is $5.25 per pound. Pickup is Tuesday, November 20 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The turkeys will be fresh and vacuum-sealed. Click here for more information.
Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods & Catering
415 South York Road, New Hope
From local fresh turkey to SoulBerry desserts, you can order everything you need for a Thanksgiving dinner your guests will rave about. Click here to view the menu. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 16th. All orders must be picked up on Wednesday, November 21.
Thanksgiving Week Events
Thanksgiving with the Cats at Tabby’s Place in Ringoes
When: Saturday, November 17 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Tabby’s Place, 1100 US Highway 202, Ringoes, NJ, 08551
Tabby’s Place invites cat lovers to its second annual Thanksgiving celebration. The cage-free cat sanctuary will be decked in festive holiday trimmings, and guests can enjoy refreshments, tours, a mini silent auction, and lots of kitty cuddles. You can even feed that cats an early Thanksgiving dinner. The event is free, but Tabby’s Place is asking guests to consider bringing donations such as cat food, kitty litter, toys and treats.
When: Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25
Where: Clinton, NJ
Stroll through town and enjoy festivities and decorations. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, street vendors and more. This is a great way to end Thanksgiving weekend and kick-off the Christmas season.
Roxey Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”
When: November 24 and November 25 at 2 p.m. (more performances at later dates)
Where: The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ
Roxey Ballet will present its 24th annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” This year’s cast features recognized community leaders performing alongside the company’s roster of world-class artists. Princeton Pro Musica will sing carols before the performance begins. This family-friendly performance is a great way to introduce ballet to children and get the entire family in the Christmas spirit. Tickets start at $20. Click here for more information.
Flemington CEA Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Main Street near the Veterans Memorial in Flemington, NJ
The CEA Turkey Trot is celebrating its 26th year. It is the largest event of its kind in the state and consists of a USATF-sanctioned 5K race and a 2-mile fun walk. It is $35 to register for the 5K and $30 to register for the 2-mile walk. (Prices increase on race day.) Register in advance here. All proceeds benefit CEA’s mission of facilitating career pathways and community employment for students and adults with disabilities.
Thanksgiving Day Two Towns Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, November 22nd, at 8 a.m.
Where: Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville
Before you sit down to your Thanksgiving feast this year, work off some pre-dinner calories by running or walking the Two Town Turkey Trot which traverses New Hope and Lambertville. For more information, go to delawarerivertowns.com/run.
Dining Out For Thanksgiving Day Dinner
11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ // 609-397-8300 // lambertvillestation.com
Housed in a former train station, the regal Lambertville Station is located alongside the Delaware River at the foot of the Lambertville-New Hope bridge. It offers a special Thanksgiving menu, with traditional favorites such as pumpkin bisque soup with smoked goat cheese, holiday turkey with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and fresh sage stuffing. For those a bit more daring, there’s also porcini strudel with Madeira glaze, brandy cider pork chops, frizzled Brussel sprouts, rabbit spring rolls or kimchi tuna.
2 West Main Street, Clinton, NJ // 908-730-9300 // theclintonhouse.com
Built in the 1820s as a tavern and hotel, the landmark Clinton House still serves up European favorites. It will feature a special menu for Thanksgiving that includes roasted turkey, New York strip steak, chicken mozzarella, lobster tails, eggplant rollatini and more. It also has an extensive wine list. The main dining room includes a fireplace.
The Mountain View Chalet
154 Route 173, Asbury, NJ // 908-735-4660 // mountainviewchalet.com
Located off exit 11 of I-78, the Mountain View Chalet looks like an iconic A-framed Alpine inn. For Thanksgiving, it’s offering complete dinners that include a house salad, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, vegetables and a dessert with entrees such as roasted turkey with homemade sausage stuffing and gravy, a Virginia ham steak with mustard, brandy and raisin sauce or Long Island duck with Grand Marnier orange sauce. Or sample from the usual dinner menu that includes items such as shrimp and scallop misto and cream of turkey soup.
601 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Sergeantsville, NJ
A former grain and feed store, the stone inn dates back to the 1700s. Today the Sergeantville Inn is known for its exotic game such as boar, buffalo, elk or pheasant. It also serves up vegetarian fare such as butternut squash ravioli with sage butter. Nestle up to one of the three original fireplaces. Top off an enjoyable meal with a glass of port, cognac or scotch. A special Thanksgiving menu will be offered.
Fox & Hound Tavern
69 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ
Formerly a stage coach in built in the 1800s, the Fox and Hound Tavern at the Lebanon Hotel has recently been restored with rich red-damask papered walls, creamy alabaster moldings and wide-plank pumpkin pine floors. For Thanksgiving, it’s offering nine entrees ranging from the traditional Lancaster Valley roasted turkey with stewed cranberries, mashed potatoes and stuffing to sushi grade ahi tuna and braised lamb pappardelle. There are several fire places to cozy up to and 19 beers on tap. Needless to say, reservations are suggested.