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Nov 25, 2009 05:27 PM

Husband has HINI - can't travel as planned. Stuck in Wakefield for Thanksgiving. Have no food.

Any suggestions of where I might pick up some food tomorrow? We were supposed to go to Virginia for thanksgiving weekend and we had to cancel today. I checked Stop and Shop and Whole Food websites and both seem closed. If we have to go out to eat, any suggestions? I'd be taking twin 3.5 yr. old boys (without sick husband). This is so pathetic!

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  1. My feeling is that you not worry about having Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day. There will be plenty of other Thanksgivings to have. This will be the one you'll look back on and say, "we had pp&j and grilled cheese sandwiches with apple juice."
    When hubby is all better, you'll have yr Thanksgiving feast! If you're really out of food, perhaps you have a friend or two who can help you out?
    Hang in there!

    1. exact hours are location-specific, but most Whole Foods stores are open for at least a few hours on Thanksgiving Day, typically something like 9 am - 2 pm. since it sounds like the website for your local store doesn't have detailed information on its dedicated page, just call them in the morning.

      hope your husband gets well quickly!

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Actually, they're not open in Massachusetts on Thanksgiving Day. The stores in CT are open.

      2. Supermarkets aren't allowed to open on Thanksgiving under MA blue laws. This is a real bummer for you. Can you make it up to NH for some provisions?

        CookieLee is right; we're actually having our Turkey Day dinner on Friday this year.

        1. Oh, no! What rotten timing.

          Googling "Wakefield Thanksgiving" came up with The Farmland Deli being open from 8-2. No idea what they will be serving, but maybe you could get something traditional. The "About Us" section looks promising. Check the holiday hours. They have a butcher section and a prepared foods section along with the deli.

          Good luck, and let us know how you make out. If you're up for travelling to Boston and leaving your sick hubby for a couple of hours, check out Open Table to see what's open tomorrow.

          Hope your day is okay and that hubbie heals quickly!

          1. Can't believe that Boston is behind Bloomington, Indiana, where all grocery stores are open until 3 p.m.

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            1. re: pikawicca

              I actually had a near disaster with this one yr. I just assumed the WF would be open on Thanksgiving morning to pick up my order. They called me Wed. night, and said, "Where are you?"!! I had been spending Thanksgiving holidays in IL, and had just assumed the store would be open.
              9lives, YOU are what Thanksgiving is all about!