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angelhair Aug 12, 2013 12:33 PM

The other Thanksgiving-related post has inspired me to jump in, in August, with a Thanksgiving question! My family is renting a house in NOLA where we will host a group of family and friends for Thanksgiving. I will do the cooking but may want to augment my efforts with some purchased sides and pies. Our group may include 20+ people and that's more work than I want to do solo. So I'm hoping that there are some great places where I can get things like sweet potato casserole, pies and breads. We plan to have a Cajun/Creole menu along with some family favorites. So where I should I look for great sides?

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    angelhair Nov 13, 2013 05:30 PM

    Now that the big day is almost hear I thought I'd revive this thread. I'm still looking for a place to get some great pies, some great rolls (preferably something interesting, like sweet potato biscuits, cranberry rolls, etc.) and some good sides. Also duck gumbo. And where's a good place to buy a turkey? Can you buy fresh (not frozen) turkeys anywhere in the city? Really looking forward to this...

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      karendor Nov 13, 2013 05:40 PM

      I would guess Whole Foods on Magazine for fresh turkey or any of the Rouses, right locals?

      I am also wondering if local chowhounders have any feedback on http://www.nolapieguy.com/

      Thanks!

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        hazelhurst Nov 14, 2013 06:20 AM

        Can't help with turkey since I never buy the damn things (well, I will fry one sometimes) but as to pies I would check with the farmer's market gang. I cannot recommend anyone specifically because I rarely buy pies or cakes but I've gotten some pecan pies down there a few times..and I know the Baton Rouge market has a pie lady. Seems to me there had always been a Pie LAdy somewhere throughout my life.

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        angelhair Aug 14, 2013 10:45 AM

        Thanks. This is exactly the kind of info I'm looking for. I've googled both places and they both look good. My research also indicates that Cochon has done Thanksgiving take-out dishes as well. That would be interesting.

        I've also found a bakery called Shake Sugary that seems to have some great pies and rolls. Can anyone recommend them?

        Other suggestions welcome!

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          karendor Aug 14, 2013 05:54 PM

          I follow nolapieguy on twitter and he seems to have a solid following. Anyone tried?

        2. N.O.Food Aug 12, 2013 06:25 PM

          We usually get sides from Chez Nous.

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            Hungry Celeste Aug 12, 2013 12:44 PM

            Langenstein's supermarkets: http://www.langensteins.com/
            Menu is online, full array of dressings/stuffings, sides, and pies.

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