November 17, 2022

A Curated Guide to Some Top Thanksgiving Things

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A whole lot of thought, care, and labor goes into what we bring to the store so that what you bring to the Thanksgiving table is the best and most complete it can be.

But with all the options, dietary needs, people’s tastes, and everything else going on –– it can be a lot.

So we put together a list of over 60 curated picks to make the most out of your holiday.

From plant-based mains, to gluten-free options, to picks for the pets, yums for the little ones, and even prep and decor too.

If getting hints on options like Gardein Plant-Based Turk’y Roast, Imagine Organic Vegan Wild Mushroom Gravy, Olivia’s Gluten Free Stuffings, Bread Srsly Sourdough Dinner Rolls, Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, Clover Whipped Topping, Castor & Pollux Purrky Turkey Pate, Peeled Tree Ripened Roasted Chestnuts, or Wishgarden Badass Bitters sounds good to you – check out the full list.

Also, our online shopping portal has an entire section devoted to Thanksgiving making it really easy to shop. Check it out here and order for in-store pickup.

Quick Guide to Thanksgiving Things

For Plant-Based Diners:

Substituting or supplementing your spread with a meatless dish is a winning idea. It’s something that every diner can partake in, and may even lessen your overall budget. Plus, it’s better for the planet and turkey’s too.

Selection of plant-based Thanksgiving Turkey Subsititues
Meatless Mains
  • Tofurky Plant Based Roast with Wild Rice Stuffing
  • Tofurky Plant Based Holiday Feast- Tofurky Roast with stuffing, gravy, and brownie
  • Gardein Plant-Based Turk’y Roast with wild rice stuffing and gravy,
  • Field Roast Celebration Roast with stuffing and gravy
Meatless Accompaniments
  • Tofurky Plant-Based Savoury Gravy
  • Simply Organic Mushroom Gravy Mix
  • Imagine Organic Vegan Wild Mushroom Gravy
  • Dandies Vegan Mini Marshmallows

Coeliac and Gluten/Wheat-Free Guests:

Enjoying a holiday meal with friends and family, but not being able to enjoy the stuffing and rolls and more brings much sadness. Luckily, there’s a good number of Gluten/Wheat-Free options so that everyone can have some bready eats.

  • Olivia’s Traditional and Gluten Free Stuffings
  • Aleia’s GF Plain Stuffing and GF Savoury Stuffing
  • Bread Srsly Sourdough Dinner Rolls (GF)
  • Little Northern Bakehouse Classic Dinner Rolls (GF)

Save Your Fork, There’s More

Its difficult to pick out the best part of a great holiday meal, but dessert can’t be denied its place at the table. And perhaps, the most quintessential Thanksgiving dessert is pie.

We’ve got options to provide pie provisions for all your party-goers. Whether you want a pre-made one, or to bake your own, and points in between – we’ve got you covered.

Ready to Serve
  • Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake (Dairy, Soy and GF)
  • Christine’s Upper Crust Pie Shells in Wheat/GF and Traditional
  • Christine’s Upper Crust Pies in an Assortment of Flavours
DIY-ing It
  • Spice Hunter and Spicely Brand Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Cadia and Farmer’s Market brand Pumpkin puree as well as Pie Pumpkins
  • Mrs Anderson’s Ceramic Pie Weights
  • Harold Import Pastry Dough Scraper
  • If You Care Paper Cake and Pie Pan
  • Down to Earth Glass Pie Dish

Top it off with some frozen vanilla desserts:

Vegan Vanilla Ice Creams from:

  • So Delicious
  • Fronen
  • Cosmic Bliss
  • Oatly

Dairy Ice Creams from:

  • Alden’s
  • Strauss
  • Cosmic Bliss

Prefer a whipped topping (or both):

  • SoDelicious Dairy Free CocoWhip in regular or light
  • True Whip Whipped Topping
  • Clover All Natural Whipped Topping
  • Organic Heavy Whipping Creams

Don’t forget to include the whole family in this special holiday!

Your babies, both the human and furry ones, should have some Thanksgiving-themed eats too. We’ve got plenty of tasty, organic, ready-to-eat options to include them in the fun too.

For the little ones:
  • Serenity Kids’ 100% Pasture Raised Turkey with organic sweet potato, pumpkin, and beets
  • Earth’s Best Organic Vegetable Turkey Dinner
  • Earth’s Best Organic Sweet Potatoes
  • Earth’s Best Organic Pumpkin, Cranberry, Apple
  • Earth’s Best Organic Apple Butternut Squash
  • Earth’s Best Organic Sweet Potato and Apple
  • Plum Organics Sweet Potato, Apple, and Corn
  • Plum Organics Just Sweet Potato
  • Peter Rabbit Organics Apple, Sweet Potato and Corn
  • Serenity Kids Grain Free Puffs Pumpkin and Cinnamon
For the Fur Babies:
Thanksgiving inspired pet food for sale
  • Jiminy’s Chewy Cricket Treats – Sweet Potato and Peas Recipe
  • Jiminy’s Chewy Cricket Treats – Pumpkin and Carrot Recipe
  • Portland Pet Food Company Grandma Ada’s Turkey and Yams Homestyle Holiday Dog Feast with Cranberries
  • Castor & Pollux Butcher & Bushel Organic Carved Turkey Dinner with Carrots and Sweet Potatoes in gravy
  • Castor & Pollux Pristine Grain Free Free Range Turkey Recipe Morsels in Gravy
  • Castor & Pollux Purrky Turkey Pate

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Fall-themed home decor including dish towel, scented dish soaps, gourds, candles, and chocolate turkeys.

We’ve got more than just groceries to set the table this Thanksgiving. We got great options to help set a festive atmosphere and sweet mood.

  • Valkyrie Limited Edition Autumn Candles in:
    • Pumpkin Patch
    • Mulled Cider
    • Autumn Nights
    • Warm Flannel
  • Aloha Bay Palm Votive Candles in Autumn Spice and Pumpkin Spice
  • Big Dipper 100% Beeswax Taper and Pillar Candles
  • Bissinger Dark or Milk Chocolate Turkey Place Settings
  • Lake Champlain Dark or Milk Chocolate Thanksgiving Turkey
Keep the kitchen festive:
  • Dish Towels and Ovens Mitts in a beautiful array of seasonal designs
  • Mrs Meyer’s Liquid Dish Soap in Acorn Spice and Apple Cider
  • Moon Valley Cranberry Citrus Hand Soap

Leveling Up

We’ve got lots and lots of great deals, and affordable ingredients throughout the store, but plenty of options when you want to take it up a notch. Make your fest even more special with these gourmet ingredients:

  • Bourdin Sourdough Stuffing
  • Roland Whole Roasted Chestnuts
  • Gefen Peeled Tree Ripened Roasted Chestnuts
  • Any of our fresh specialty mushrooms such as Royal trumpet, Chanterelle, Shiitake, or Maitake

Overindulged a bit?

Yeah, you did.

Stop by our Wellness area for a little after dinner, desserts, and drinks care.

  • Urban Moonshine Digestive Bitters
  • Wishgarden Badass Bitters
  • Mountain Rose Herbs Loose Happy Tummy Tea
  • Digestive Aids in Supplements By Gaia Herbs, Genexa, and Solaray
  • Sale on Yogi Teas like Blackberry Apple Cider Digestive Awakening, Stomach Ease
  • Sale on Traditional Medicinal Teas like Organic Smooth Move, and Organic Ginger Aid

We’ve got all of that –– and so much more –– to make the most or your holiday.

And it’s all in your one-stop, easy-to-shop, woman-owned, independently operated, and certified green neighborhood natural grocery store.

Stop by today.

Oh, and if you can’t make it in, don’t forget we’ve got an entire section devoted to Thanksgiving in our online shop. Get it all from the comfort of your home and pick it up – all lovingly picked and packed just for you.

Have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

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