For those who can’t make it to the family Thanksgiving celebration—or who are going out of their way to avoid it—a number of local restaurants have you covered. Here are a few cheap and festive eats on offer this weekend. Plain old turkey dinners, these are not.
Come and Get It
Pre-Thanksgiving leftover sandwich, $9.
Bacon-wrapped roast turkey, butternut squash puree, sausage and apple stuffing, crispy turkey skin with cranberry sauce and gravy, on a bun. Available while quantities last.
170 Spadina Ave., 647-344-3416, www.facebook.com/ComeAndGetIt416
Thanksgiving burger, $8.85.
A patty made with fresh ground turkey, stuffing, carrots, parsnips, and celery turns Thanksgiving dinner into a burger.
5 Roncesvalles Ave., 647-352-0202, www.cardinalrulerestaurant.com
Thanksgiving poutine, $7.99 – $9.99.
The original fries, cheese and gravy, with an added festive blanket of turkey, stuffing, green peas and cranberry sauce.
All locations, www.smokespoutinerie.com
Smoked turkey sandwich, $7.74.
House-smoked turkey breast with homemade stuffing, cranberry compote, and a sweet pea mash, on a bun. Available while quantities last.
929 Queen St. E., 416-465-1313, www.leslievillepumps.com
416 Snack Bar
Turkey dinner croquette, $4.
Roasted turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, all breaded and deep-fried.
181 Bathurst St., 416-364-9320, www.416snackbar.wordpress.com
Roast turkey, cranberry mostarda, iceberg lettuce and bone marrow gravy all served up on a steamed bun, with a side of green bean casserole. Dessert is a pumpkin cookie from Dough by Rachelle.
96 Tecumseth St., 647-352-6000, www.thebeastrestaurant.com
OMG Baked Goods
Guinness pumpkin cupcakes, $2.95.
Feel like skipping dinner and heading straight for dessert? Excellent choice. Try these cupcakes as an alternative to pumpkin pie. Pre-order so you aren’t disappointed.
1561 Dundas St. W., 647-348-5664, www.omgbakedgoodness.com
Paulette’s Original Doughnuts and Chicken
Pumpkin pie donut, $2.75.
With a pumpkin spice glaze, and a graham cracker crusted bottom, this donut masquerading as pie is available now, and hopefully for the rest of the month.
913 Queen St. E., 647-748-1177, www.paulettesoriginal.com