Delightful Desserts and Fabulous Feasts for Thanksgiving

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, you’re probably thinking about the most delicious of annual feasts. Whether you’re planning to stay busy in the kitchen preparing a meal for guests, bringing a dish or two to a gathering, or keeping it simple and taking in prepared food, everything you need is here in Ridgefield! We’ve put together a list of our favorite purveyors for food and décor to make your Thanksgiving exactly what you envision (and what your tummy is grumbling for!).

Provisions for the Home Cook

No explanation is needed for Thanksgiving’s most popular nickname. The main event on “Turkey Day” wouldn’t be the same without these gobblers and you can order your organic and natural birds at Ridgefield Prime, along with any other meat you might serve, including seafood for your vegetarian guests and shellfish perfect for appetizers. If you’re looking for a local gobbler, place a pre-order with Henny Penny Farm, and be sure to pick up fresh eggs from their hens for your baking needs – and a breakfast that will get you through a day of cooking, too!

Thinking of crafting the perfect charcuterie board or a signature cocktail for a crowd? We are lucky to have a variety of fine food purveyors in town, including organic and specialty markets for produce, specialty goods, and baking, plus locally sourced produce and meat. Find a great selection of wines and spirits to complement your feast right in Ridgefield, too.

Ridgefield Prime for the star of the meal
Henny Penny fresh eggs for baking

Delicious Take-Out

If you find take-out more appetizing than the thought of cooking up a feast, never fear because your gathering can still be complete from the first nibble of an appetizer all the way to the last crumb on the dessert plate. Ridgefield’s gourmet shops and restaurants are ready to serve you and your guests everything you need to host a beautiful and delicious Thanksgiving.

The infamous Bernard’s duo is still preparing fantastic food at their new gourmet shop, À Table at Copps Hill Marketplace. You’ll find everything from apps to main courses, side dishes, meat, and desserts – it’s a one-stop shop for sure! Deadline for ordering Thanksgiving is November 16th, with pick-up on November 22nd. View Thanksgiving menu here

Around the corner, stop into Ross Bread for freshly baked bread and rolls plus fabulous soups. And right nearby, Ridgefield Prime can also help with prepared meals and catering options. When you think of Odeen’s you may think classic BBQ, but some of those, like corn bread and mac ‘n cheese are perfect Thanksgiving sides – and not just crowd pleasers amongst the younger guests!

Odeen's has all the fixings
Baby Pumpkin Gratin at A Table

A Festive Meal

Our fine American restaurants with an eye on local ingredients are always great options for takeout on any occasion, and we can only imagine how much more delicious they might make your feast! Be sure to check out menus at Bailey’s Backyard and The Benjamin for take-out dishes that will wow your guests. 

Or pull out all the stops and dine out this year! The Benjamin is offering a festive 3-course meal with entrée options including a Turkey dinner with all the fixings, or steak, fish, and vegetarian options. Reserve on their website

Farm to Table at Bailey's Backyard
3-Course Thanksgiving at The Benjamin

Delightful Desserts

You love Thanksgiving dinner but still want to indulge in those iconic, mouth-watering seasonal desserts. Enjoy your meal slowly, savoring not only the food but the company you’re in, and you’ll have no problem-saving room for a fabulous, sweet treat! Place an order for a scrumptious cake or cookies at Stacey’s Totally Baked – guests of all ages will love their goodies! Seasonal pastries from Ross Bread will please everyone at the table, and don’t forget to call Dimitri’s for their famous pumpkin pies. And add a little something special to each place setting or the dessert table with sweets from Deborah Ann’s.

Deborah Ann's chocolate delights
Seasonal pies from Stacey's Totally Baked
Classic Pumpkin Pie at Dimitri's Diner
Seasonal delights at Ross Bread

Design a Tip-Top Tabletop

A delightful feast is made even more so when it’s enjoyed at a beautiful, festive table, and there is no end to the creative possibilities, especially with the help of our unique homeware shops. Make the center of your table the show-stopper with a beautiful custom-crafted flower arrangement from Rodier Flowers, or pepper your table with smaller nosegays.

Bring candles, glassware, coasters and décor in with fun finds from Bella Home; unique tableware, flatware and linens from Olley Court will add to the sophistication. Check out The Loft at Bissell for dishes, glasses, and festive décor you’ll use year after year. Goods from The Rooted Plow will excite every Ridgefield-lover and leave you proud to celebrate the season in Ridgefield.


Autumnal splendor from Rodier Flowers
Bella Home tabletop decor

Here’s to a delicious holiday season kick-off and a Happy Thanksgiving from the #inRidgefield team!

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