15 Fantastic Local Feasts for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, feast on meals—and a few sweet treats—available at culinary favourites around the Lower Mainland

This Thanksgiving, feast on meals—and a few sweet treats—available at culinary favourites around the Lower Mainland


1. Modern Thanksgiving at Market by Jean-Georges – Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 9

In search of a modern Thanksgiving meal? Look no further than Market by Jean-Georges. Their three-course special is showcased all weekend, allowing plenty of time to plan your Instagram posts. Prep for a ton of likes with these incredible plates.
Market by Jean-Georges, Shangri-La Hotel, 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver; $65 per person


2. Dine and impress at Cibo Trattoria – Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 9

Trendy and affordable, Thanksgiving dinner at Cibo Trattoria is sure to impress your friends and family. Their three-course holiday menu features local, free-range turkey and dishes that blend modern Italian ingredients with traditional Thanksgiving favourites. 
Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver; $38 per person


3. New traditions at CinCin Ristorante – Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 9

Red meat lovers, consider this a Thanksgiving miracle. CinCin Ristorante will be turning tradition on its ear by serving up a Tomahawk steak (for four!) as their Thanksgiving weekend special. The meal will be served with Sieglinde potatoes roasted with garlic, rosemary and sea salt. CinCin’s Italian-style dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty meal.
CinCin Ristorante, 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver; $189 for four


4. Turkey with a view at Dockside – Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 9

The stunning waterfront setting at Dockside makes for a memorable Thanksgiving weekend. Executive chef Mark Crofton and his team have paired seasonal sides and traditional dishes made with local Rossdown Farms turkeys. And we’ll certainly order seconds of their spiced pumpkin tart with ginger gelato and candied squash crisp.
Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company, Granville Island, 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver

5. Thanksgiving turkey dinner to-go at Hotel Le Soleil – Saturday, October 7

Want to host family in the comfort of your own home without all the hard work? Splurge on a Thanksgiving turkey dinner to-go from the Copper Chimney at the Executive Hotel Le Soleil. Order this convenient package that feeds four to six and offers a sumptuous holiday feast featuring Indian flavours, like cumin- and coriander-roasted turkey.
Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar,  Executive Hotel Le Soleil, 567 Hornby Street, Vancouver; 604-689-8862; $170


6. Visit the Wedgewood Hotel for Thanksgiving dinner at Bacchus – Saturday, October 7 to Monday, October 9

Luxuriate this Thanksgiving by enjoying a menu created by Executive chef Montgomery Lau and his Bacchus team. The menu includes suggested wine pairings and a seasonal selection of amuse-bouche.
Bacchus Restaurant, Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, 845 Hornby Street, Vancouver; $80 per person


7. The Cascade Room Thanksgiving Special – Sunday, October 8

Celebrate with friends in style at The Cascade Room. The evening starts off with a Thanksgiving-themed welcome cocktail—a sage and berry Tom Collins—and this holiday dinner comes complete with a vegetarian-friendly option. Diners can choose the roasted acorn squash with sage and onion stuffing as a main course. 
The Cascade Room, 2616 Main Street, Vancouver; Seatings at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m.; $35 per person, Kids $25; Make reservations online


8. Everything But the Bird Thanksgiving special at The Acorn – Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9

Unfortunately for vegetarians, Thanksgiving dinners are very turkey-centric. But here’s an exception! Celebrate a meatless meal with The Acorn‘s Everything But The Bird Thanksgiving Special. The Main Street restaurant’s menu is always seasonal, local and delicious, plus reservations are accepted for groups of six to eight. Book ahead as this hip spot is sure to be stuffed full on Thanksgiving.
The Acorn, 3995 Main Street, Vancouver


9. Indulge in a fall feast at Yew – Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9

Relax and indulge in the lounge at Yew at the Four Seasons Hotel. Snag a table by the fireplace and enjoy a set menu including butternut squash velouté, stuffed turkey with winter truffle jus, bourbon pecan tart and more.
Yew Seafood and Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; $69 per person


10. Thanksgiving offerings at Boulevard – Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9

Inside one of Vancouver’s most popular luxury hotels, Boulevard will be serving Thanksgiving dinner with casual, West Coast refinement. Chef Alex Chen’s three-course menu kicks off with a sweet pumpkin bisque featuring sage and brown butter drizzle. Expect a delicious slow-roasted turkey with hazelnut brioche and chestnut stuffing as a main course.
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver; $68 per person


11. Take your turkey to-go with Railtown Catering – Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9

Really give thanks this year by picking up a Thanksgiving to-go package at Railtown Catering. Part of the proceeds from each package benefit Mission Possible, a non-profit that will serve meals to residents of the Downtown Eastside. One Railtown package is big enough to feed eight to 10 people and includes a 16-pound, sage-roasted turkey with all of the fixings and pumpkin pie.
Order to reserve yours


12. Traditional Thanksgiving turkey lunch and dinner at Joe Fortes – Monday, October 9

Joe Fortes will be serving up roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Their house-made holiday staples are a warm hug for your stomach. Make it a three-course menu by throwing in fall squash bisque as a starter or pumpkin pie for dessert.
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver; Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey $34.95 or Three-Course Turkey Dinner $46.95


13. Discover fresh fall flavours at Thierry – all weekend

Skip the pumpkin pie at dinner this year and treat yourself to a taste of autumn at Thierry. Chef Thierry Busset has created a lineup of artisanal cakes and pastries with flavours like caramelized apple, roasted pistachio and spiced pumpkin. Sip on a hot chocolate and split a dessert to give yourself some time to relax after the busy holiday.
Thierry, 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver; 8 a.m. to Midnight


14. Treats (almost) too perfect to eat at Thomas Haas – available now (closed Sunday & Monday)

As if you needed another reason to love pastry chef Thomas Haas, he’s created a gourmet collection of desserts for the season. This glossy orange pumpkin cake is stunning, so pick up an ornate cake or a classic pie and try to pass it off as your own at Thanksgiving dinner.
Kitsilano Store, 2539 West Broadway, Vancouver; Northshore Store, 128-998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver; Thanksgiving treats from $3.50 to $39


15. Toast with post-turkey cocktails at Uva

After your Thanksgiving dinner, head to Uva to finish the night off in style. For those who overindulged, the Amaro is a traditional Italian digestif that will help settle your stomach or stay toasty all night, with the O My Heart, blended with bourbon, green tea, bittersweet liqueur and a hint of citrus.
Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar, Moda Hotel, 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver