By Kayla Kaplan

Personally, Thanksgiving is a holiday I wish would disappear despite my fierce love of pumpkin pie.

It glorifies colonizers, raising animals for slaughter on a massive scale, and brings a lot of unnecessary and unwanted attention to food and eating that can be triggering for many people. However, there are definitely opportunities to make the holiday more intentional.

In a year where we’re continuously going through unprecedented experiences consider incorporating new traditions and finding personal meaning in ways you haven’t in past years. Check in with yourself, see what you need, and set boundaries to preserve your wellbeing. Extend this to those around you and support the other people in your life, it’s nice to do nice things.

Hoping that however you will spend your 3rd week of November you are safe, healthy, and feeling supported!

For those who choose to commemorate Thanksgiving we have created a master list of vegan food items and full menus available from New England vendors. This list is not complete and welcomes your suggestions and contributions, just email info@theveganzine.com and we’ll update it as often as needed.

Vegan Options for Thanksgiving:

Connecticut

Avon

Pure Love Gluten Free Bakery
Vegan and gluten-free pies, stuffing, rolls, baked goods, sauces and more
Order by 11/19 at 5PM for pick up 11/24-26

Bozrah

GG’s Vegan Bakery
Cookies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, and other seasonal treats with accomodation for gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free upon request

Guilford

Three Girls Vegan 
Holiday roast, regular or gluten-free full plate, lasagna, sides, and dessert with up to 8 servings and optional half sizes
Order online for pick up 11/25
(If you are struggling or need help this holiday season email threegirlsvegan@gmail.com)

Hartford

Flora
Full menu with options to feed up to 20 people, also offering cocktails, and wine to-go and gluten-free items
Pre-order for pick up on 11/26 11AM-3PM

Middletown

ION Restaurant
Roast seitan or cauliflower, potatoes, sides, gravy, and desserts. Gluten & nut-free options
Order by 11/22 and pick up 11/25

Maine

Arundel

Bandaloop
Locally sourced, organic menu with vegan appetizers, puff pastry holiday torte, sides, dessert, beverages, and even flower arrangements. They have GF options as well and donate all gratuity to Community Harvest
Pre-order by 11/13 for pick up 11/25 between 12-6PM

 

Massachusetts

Boston

Clarke’s Cakes and Cookies
A collection of seasonal baked goods including pumpkin pie and other tasty treats
Pre-order for pick up through their website

Discover Vegans
Order a full Haitian-inspired Thanksgiving plate, desserts and sides
Pick up or delivery 11/25 and 11/26

Littleburg
Full holiday menu
Ordering available until 11/22 at 8PM, pick up or delivery on 11/26

Chef La Pheegan
Full Thanksgiving dinner menu with gluten-free options
DM on Instagram for details

From La Chef La Pheegan on Instagram

Cambridge

Veggie Galaxy
Special menu including mains, sides, sauces, and 4 different pie flavors
Available until 11/22 at 4pm

Jamaica Plain

Monumental Market 
Apple Cranberry Crumble labeled vegan
Pre-order available and pick up on 11/24 or 11/24

Hadley

Pulse cafe
Holiday catering serving up to 8 people with gluten-free options
Ordering available until 11/19 with pick up on 11/24 or 11/25

Malden

Fruition Vegan Kitchen
Full menu that includes a tofu roast, sauce, 5 sides, and choice of dessert that serves up to 8
Order online by 11/15 and pick up 11/25 2-6PM or delivery available to Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Winchester

Newburyport 

Mandarava Kitchen
Full menu that is also gluten-free and organic with abundant portions
Order by 11/22 and pick up 11/25 2-6PM

Newton

Inna’s Kitchen
Vegan options include 3 types of soup, veggie pot pies, apple pie, cranberry relish, and other sides
Order by 11/19 for pick up 11/25

Salem

Adea’s Mediterranean Kitchen
Order soups, salads, grains, mains, and stuffing
Email orders to adeasmk@gmail.com and pick up on 11/26 8AM-12PM

Jodi Bee Bakes
Menu include salad, sauces, stuffing, tofu ham, shepherd pie, and plenty of baked goods, includes options for soy and nut-free dishes
Order deadline 11/21 for pick up 11/24

South Shore

Plant Plates
Full catering menu for up to 8 people with soy and gluten-free options
Order by 11/20 and delivery on 11/25 within south eastern MA

Delivery Options

NoPigNeva
Shop for the harder to find vegan grocery items including multiple plant-based turkeys, a glazed ham, and lots of other goodies.
Pick up in Woburn or delivery to all of New England

Sicasway
Carribean inspired mains, sides, sauces, and desserts
DM on Instagram to order by 11/20
Delivery areas include South Shore, Mattapan, Dorchester, Cambridge, JP, North Shore
Payment via Zelle or Venmo

New Hampshire

Dover

Cake Vegan Bakery
Pie-inspired cakes, cupcakes, and a mystery box option that comes in fun and party sizes
Ordering open until 11/21 for pick up 11/25 and 11/26

Roots Cafe & Juice Bar
Full holiday plate, sides, and seasonal baked goods
Place orders by 11/22 and pick up 11/25

Rhode Island

Middleton

Sprout and Lentil
Mushroom & Vegetable Pie

Providence

Blush Bakeshop
3 flavors of pie, stuffing, mac and cheese, and green bean casserole
Pre-order now for pick up 11/25

From Blush Bakeshop PVD

Miss Vegan
Pies, cakes, cannoli, bars, cupcakes and more dessert options. They also offer a separate GF menu
Order via Instagram DM and pick-up at Like No Udder on 11/25 between 4-6PM

Plant City 
Full Thanksgiving feast including apple crumble cake, pumpkin pie, and chocolate pecan pie
Call in orders to 401-429-2029 by 11/23 at 12PM

 

Warwick

Celebrated Desserts + Twelve Plants
Sweet and savory options including 3 types of pot pie, stuffing, potatoes, sides, mains, and lots of dessert goods. They offer gluten-free items and a delivery feature with a $50 minimum order
Order before 11/20 and pick up 11/25 9AM-5PM

Vermont

Burlington

Pingala Cafe
Menu includes soup, salad, crispy skin tofu, stuffing, sauces, and more that comes in half or full orders
Send orders to hello@pingalacafe.com by 11/2- for pick up 10AM-12PM 11/24 & 11/25

Essex Junction

Sweet Alchemy
Various seasonal baked goods, desserts, and prepared foods with lots of gluten-free options

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Kayla’s passion is plant-based food, in fact it’s what she spends most of her time thinking about. Along with being a Co-CEO of VeganZine Kayla recently graduated from Tufts University with a Master’s of Science in Food & Nutrition Policy & Programs with a focus on Nutrition Innovation & Communication. 

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