Thanksgiving in Paris
This article was written in 2012, however many of the places do an annual Thanksgiving feast. Check the websites of the venues to see what they are offering. -david
It’s that time of the year, when Americans gather around the Thanksgiving table. Because of the number of requests from travelers, and some locals, here is a round-up of places serving Thanksgiving meals. Since the holiday is celebrated on Thursday, which is a regular working day in Paris, many places offer the meal on other nights of the week as well.
I’ve linked to the venue, and the event, so folks can check out what each place is offering. I can’t make specific recommendations since I usually stay at home so this list is for informational purposes. Listed are two places that sell Thanksgiving supplies and foods, and most outdoor markets and butchers in Paris also sell turkeys (and turkey melons!) There are excellent farm-raised turkeys in France, although they’re not as common to find as other poultry.
If you plan to cook one, many butchers and volaillers can make sure to have one for you if there is advance notice, however some can be rather expensive – especially in neighborhoods where a lot of non-French people reside or stay. So be sure to ask the price first before placing an order to avoid any surprises. Some will spit-roasted and cook it for you, and others will stuff it, if you inquire. And it’s usually not a problem.
Ô Chateau: Thanksgiving Dinner
Verjus: Thanksgiving Dinner
La Cuisine: Thanksgiving Day cooking classes
Joe Allen: Thanksgiving Dinner
Breakfast in America: Thanksgiving Dinner
Hotel Édouard 7: Thanksgiving Dinner
American University Club: Thanksgiving dinner
Le Saint-Martin Bistro: Thanksgiving Dinner
Real McCoy: Thanksgiving supplies
La Grange aux Dîmes: Fireside Thanksgiving Dinner, 20mn from Paris
The American Church in Paris: Community Dinner
[If you’re looking for Christmas week suggestions, you can find tips and some restaurant addresses on my FAQs page.]
Thanksgiving Recipes on the Site