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Thanksgiving in the hospital. Need turkey dinner take-out recs.

AimeeD Nov 17, 2009 07:50 AM

I am being induced at NYU Langone Medical Center next week and am looking for take-out recommendations open on Thanksgiving. Here are my preferences:

*Traditional turkey dinner w/sides
*Within walking distance of hospital (1st Ave at E 32nd St)
*$100-$150 for 2 people

Right now I'm looking at the turkey platter at Sarges or 2nd Ave deli. Any opinions? Really just want to stay away from hospital food!

Thanks for your help.

  1. c
    cheesecake17 Nov 18, 2009 08:11 AM

    I would confirm with your doctor about eating anything other than what the hospital serves you. Sometimes doctors require a specific diet...

    1. m
      msny98 Nov 18, 2009 07:12 AM

      and while I do love Sarge's pastrami and open faced turkey sandwich, and I am still a fan of 2nd Ave deli... I would not get my Thanksgiving turkey there

      1. m
        msny98 Nov 17, 2009 03:12 PM

        I checked Opentable Thnaksgiving deals

        In Murray Hill - Aritsanal, Cibo and Docks are openm with traditional meals. I can't see why tyhey wouldn't pack a meal up for someone stuck in a hospital bed

        767 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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        1. re: msny98
          Jane A. Nov 17, 2009 07:23 PM

          Just what I was going to suggest. If you call now to make arrangements, I'm sure that one of them will be able to help you out.

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          fein Nov 17, 2009 12:19 PM

          maybe you can order from fresh direct that morning. i am sure they would be happy to heat it up for you.

          1. shaogo Nov 17, 2009 11:48 AM

            What is it with NYC hospitals. I'd heard that the food at St. Lukes/Roosevelt was horrifying. I expected more of NYU. I guess not.

            I hope more chime in with their suggestions for take-out for you.

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            1. re: shaogo
              pbjluver Nov 17, 2009 11:54 AM

              NYU has decent food. It is not the Four Seasons but is better than expected.
              I should know, I've eaten it for days on end.

            2. shaogo Nov 17, 2009 11:35 AM

              It just occurred to me. There was another post recently discussing the quality of hospital food and how it's changed.

              Perhaps the dietary department of the hospital is doing something special for patients and relatives that day, something that won't smack of "hospital food." It's an easy call if the hospital's website displays what their plans will be. If you need to contact the dietary dept. by phone -- that's gonna be a difficult call, trying to ask "say, are you offering anything *other* than "hospital food" for Thanksgiving guests?" but it might be the call that saves you un-necessary time and expense.

              I just now did a search and found the hospital's webpage for its cafeteria and cafes, but didn't find anything as specific as you'd like:


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              1. re: shaogo
                AimeeD Nov 17, 2009 11:43 AM

                I read that thread and was optimistic about hospital food until I actually had to spend the evening there a couple of weeks ago. The food was bad, really bad. I couldn't believe how inedible rice could be.

              2. smokeandapancake Nov 17, 2009 11:13 AM

                Corbet and Conley
                23rd btwn 2nd and 1st

                1. shaogo Nov 17, 2009 11:05 AM

                  Second Avenue Deli's gonna be expensive.

                  I'd trust Sarge's. It's nearby and they're very dependable.

                  God bless you and yours!

                  1. smokeandapancake Nov 17, 2009 09:42 AM

                    try todaro brothers

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                    1. re: smokeandapancake
                      Jane A. Nov 17, 2009 09:58 AM

                      2nd Todaro's if they're doing it.

                      1. re: Jane A.
                        AimeeD Nov 17, 2009 10:49 AM

                        Thanks, I just called them. They are doing it, but orders have to be picked up on Wed.

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