Five options to avoid cooking this Thanksgiving

Dessert at Jamesport Manor Inn (Courtesy art)

Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away, and while some people thoroughly enjoy preparing and cooking a thanksgiving feast, others may feel bogged down by the idea of spending all that time in the kitchen.

Those who are looking for a way to enjoy the holiday meal without actually having to cook it are in luck.

Whether dining out or ordering in, here are five options that can help you to avoid cooking this Thanksgiving.

aMano
13550 Main Road, Mattituck, 631-298-4800

aMano will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 5:30 p.m. serving a three-course meal of local fare with an Italian flair. Dishes include pan-roasted cauliflower, house-made ricotta gnocchi, roasted free-range turkey and more. Dessert includes choices like pumpkin cheesecake or flourless chocolate cake.

The cost is $44.95 per person. Call for reservations and visit amanorestaurant.com to see the entire Thanksgiving menu.

The Halyard
58775 Route 48, Greenport, 631-477-0666

Dine by the Long Island Sound this year and enjoy The Halyard’s Thanksgiving buffet, which will be available from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The feast includes starters such as shrimp cocktail, meat and cheese platter, and salads. For your main course dig into roasted turkey, spiral ham, macaroni and cheese, roasted local cauliflower with a black garlic sauce and two types of stuffing. And with a lineup including apple tarts, spiced doughnuts and pumpkin rice pudding, you’ll absolutely want to save room for dessert.

The cost is $55 for adults and $28 for children under 12. Visit thehalyardgreenport.com for reservations.

Jamesport Manor Inn
370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, 631-722-0500

Spend Thanksgiving at the Manor and enjoy a three-course, prix fixe menu with options like roasted pumpkin bisque, herbed turkey roulade with wild mushroom and sausage stuffing, port wine short ribs and many more delicious items to choose from. Top it all off with a delicious dessert such as pumpkin caramel cheesecake or baked apple tarte tatin.

The cost is $65 for adults and $30 for children under 12. Call for reservations and visit jamesportmanorinn.com to see the entire Thanksgiving menu.

Jedediah Hawkins Inn & Restaurant
400 S. Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport, 631-722-2900

Add some charm to your Thanksgiving meal and dine at the beautiful Jedediah Hawkins Inn & Restaurant in Jamesport. The restaurant will be serving a three-course, prix fixe menu with your choice of traditional turkey with all of the fixings, Chateaubriand steak, halibut or gnocchi. Finish off the meal with house-made pies and desserts.

The cost is $75 for adults and $37.50 for children under 10. There is no charge for children under 3. Call or visit jedediahhawkins.com for reservations.

Grace & Grit
Southold, 631-876-5221

Longing to host, but prefer not to cook? Grace & Grit Events has you covered. Their Thanksgiving-To-Go menu offers everything you’ll need for the holiday feast with multiple options for starters such as stuffed mushrooms, baked clams, deviled eggs and more. They will also have main courses such as a pre-cooked turkey, bone-in heritage ham and a whole salmon filet — plus all the sides you could ever want and a seriously decadent dessert lineup.

Call or email info@graceandgritevents.com to learn more about the menu and pricing. The order deadline is Monday, November 25.