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Christmas Turkey - where to source in NYC?

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We will be in NYC for the Christmas Holiday this year. As Brits I need to find a really good organic turkey for Christmas Day- do any of you have recommendations?
Thanks, Nicola

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  1. For cooking or to eat in a restaurant?

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    1. re: Ann900

      For cooking, we have rented an apartment in Chelsea.
      Thanks

    2. I agree that Whole Foods would be the easiest. If you're more adventurous you could try the farmer's market. But then you'd have to lug a turkey from Union Square or one of the other locations over to Chelsea.

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      Union Square Cafe
      21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

      1. I would check with Whole Foods to verify. I don't recall seeing a whole turkey at the Union Square Whole Foods outside of Thanksgiving. I was there two nights ago and had a quick look around and all I saw was whole chickens and turkey breast.

        1. There are a couple butchers on ninth or tenth avenue in the lower thirties from which you should be able to order good turkeys. I'm sorry, but I can't remember their names.

          1. You can order a whole free range turkey, either heritage or "not" from Quattro Farms at the Union Square Greenmarket. They are there and take orders on Saturday (17th Street Side) or you can place your order by phone: (845) 635-8202

            They are the best turkeys I've ever had the pleasure of preparing and eating. ;)

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            Union Square Greenmarket
            Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

            Union Square Cafe
            21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: ChefJune

              You can also order free range turkey from Tamarack Hollow Farms at the Union Square market on Wednesdays and Fridays. They are now taking orders for Thanksgiving. Great bacon from there, too.

              I think you can do much better than Whole Foods.

              http://www.eatwellguide.org/listing/d...

              1. re: ChefJune

                Thanks, that's great. I have Union Square Greenmarket on my list so will definitely give Quattro a call and pre-order.

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                Union Square Greenmarket
                Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

                Union Square Cafe
                21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003