Are you visiting NYC for Thanksgiving? Or a local and you’re sticking around for Friendsgiving? Maybe you’re tired of being the host with the most? (read as: NO cooking for once!)

Any reason is a good reason to be in the Big Apple for the holiday. And we’re here to help! Below are our top picks for Thanksgiving Day feasts – mostly pre-fixe menus with two takeout options thrown in. Get ready for a mess-free, stress-free holiday with plenty of extra time to explore this amazing city!

For an Italian twist on traditional: Rafele
Rafele is offering up a delicious menu for Thanksgiving. They’ll have a roasted organic turkey with pork belly(!) served alongside Italian stuffing and a red wine reduction – YUM! Get an autumn salad and but