The Hippo


Jan 21, 2020








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Turkeys, pies, take-out and more


 Place your orders now for dessert from a local bakery, a few sides to reheat or an entire Thanksgiving dinner.

A Market (125 Loring St., Manchester, 668-2650, has turkeys available on a first come, first served basis, including Grateful Harvest organic and natural turkeys available beginning Saturday, Nov. 22, and Misty Knoll turkeys available Monday, Nov. 24. Turkeys range in size from 8 to 24 pounds. 
Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, is taking orders for feasts-to-go for pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All feasts-to-go include mashed potatoes, carrots, squash, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie, and come with three options including turkey-to-go (costs $129.99, feeds 16 people, includes cranberry sauce, gravy, and cornbread stuffing), prime rib-to-go (costs $199.99, feeds 16 to 20 people), and roasted Virginia ham-to-go (costs $129.99, feeds about 16 people).
Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, is accepting orders from its Thanksgiving menu until Saturday, Nov. 22, with pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Order options include sides like bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, whipped maple sweet potatoes, whipped seasoned butternut squash, candied Brussels sprouts, herb-roasted green beans, fixings like turkey gravy, cranberry relish, “turkey” butter, apple and chestnut bread stuffing, mince meat and pork pies. Bakery items include artisanal breads and dinner rolls, scones, dessert pies, Greek pastries, Russian tea cakes, cookies, coffee cake, pumpkin whoopie pies, and gluten-free apple pie and sugar-free apple pie.
Apple Hill Farm (580 Mountain Road, Concord, 224-8862, is taking orders for pies for Thanksgiving, like apple and pumpkin, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, squash and pecan pies, as well as seasonal specialty pies like maple custard pie and Shaker-style squash rolls. The farmstand is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will close for the season on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Baked Downtown Cafe and Bakery (1015 Elm St., Manchester, 606-1969, will have pastries and pies, like apple crumb, pecan, pumpkin and butternut squash pies, available to order. Orders should be placed with 48 hours notice of pick-up time. Baked will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 26, for customers to pick up orders.
The Bakeshop on Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies, cookies and pastry trays, including options like Dutch apple pie, peanut butter mousse pie with chocolate ganache and graham cracker crust and decorated turkey shortbread cookies. Pork pies, dinner rolls (butter or honey oat) and sour cream coffee cakes are also available to order. The deadline to place an order is on Monday, Nov. 24, with pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 26, until 2 p.m.
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, will be offering takeout turkey dinners on Thanksgiving. The turkey dinner, with potatoes, vegetable, stuffing, cranberry sauce and dinner roll, costs $13.99.
The Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, will be taking orders until Sunday, Nov. 23. Pick-up is available for Monday, Nov. 24, through Wednesday, Nov. 26. Ordering options include turkey with stuffing and gravy (serves six, cost $75), maple dijon glazed carrots and parsnips (serves six, cost $15 per quart), wild and brown rice pilaf (serves six, cost $15 per quart), sweet and white smashed potatoes (serves six, cost $12 per quart), focaccia and sausage stuffing (serves six, cost $18 per quart), turkey-sage gravy (serves 12, cost $12 per quart), cranberry orange sauce (serves four, cost $9 per pint), cream of curried butternut squash (serves four, cost $9.50 per quart) and butternut squash lasagna (serves eight, cost $40 per pan). There are also options for sweets, including pies ($18 each), like apple, Dutch apple, pumpkin chiffon, cranberry apple, pecan and chocolate chess pie (with nut topping), cranberry walnut crostata (medium costs $18, large costs $24), cakes like chocolate mousse cake, drunken pumpkin mousse cake, old-fashioned coconut cake, carrot cake, chocolate stout cake with salted caramel frosting (cakes cost $24 for small, $36 for large) and shortbread cookies (cost $14.95 per dozen). All other bakery pastries (like breakfast cakes, scones, donuts, puffs, big cookies, bars and cupcakes) are available on a first come, first served basis.
Bread and Chocolate (29 S. Main St., Concord, 228-3330) has apple, pumpkin and pecan pies, as well as fruit tarts, loaves of bread and rolls (six-grain, oatmeal and French bread) as well as cakes available to order. Orders should be placed by Monday, Nov. 24, and pick-up is available until Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, is baking its apple, pumpkin, apple crumb, blueberry, fruit of the orchard, pecan and strawberry rhubarb pies for Thanksgiving. Pumpkin and zucchini bread are also available to order. The deadline to place an order is Sunday, Nov. 23, with pick-up available Sunday, Nov. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 26.
The Chateau (201 Hanover St., Manchester, 627-2677, turkey dinners to go are available for $12.95 (plus tax).
Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, will offer take-out on Thanksgiving Day with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole and dessert ($11.99 for adults, $5.99 for children 2 to 6).
The Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 304 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; Windham; 10 Pollard Road, Lincoln, 745-3463; 21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171; reservations are booked for dinner in Common Man restaurants, but locations will also be offering Thanksgiving meals to go. A meal includes turkey breast with pan gravy, country mashed potatoes, traditional sage stuffing, maple butternut squash, whole berry cranberry sauce, green beans with almonds, dinner rolls, and sweet bread and butter, plus a complimentary slice of homemade pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream. Meals to go cost $16.99 per person (plus tax) and must be placed by Friday, Nov. 21, and picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 26, or on Thanksgiving, depending on location hours (pick-up arrangements will be made when the order is placed). To-go orders can also be placed with Foster’s Boiler Room (231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764, and Lakehouse (281 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-5221,
Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, orders for turkeys can be picked up beginning Monday, Nov. 24 (turkeys not claimed by closing time on Wednesday, Nov. 26, will be frozen). A non-refundable deposit of $25 per turkey is required upon order. Customers can also place orders by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 25, for faux turkey, pies, gluten-free pies and vegan desserts, and dinner side orders (like autumn bisque soup, cost $31.99 per gallon; cheddar mashed potatoes, cost $7.99 per pound; festive fruit bowl, cost $9.99 per pound; green bean amandine, cost $10.99 per pound; maple dill glazed baby carrots, cost $9.99 per pound; roasted autumn vegetables with toasted pumpkin seeds, cost $8.99 per pound; roasted Brussels sprouts cost $8.99 per pound; and vegetable gravy, cost $9.99 per quart) or a full Thanksgiving meal (serves eight to 10 people, includes 10-pound Stonewood Farm turkey, gravy, red-skin mashed potatoes, sausage apple stuffing, whipped butternut squash and orange cranberry sauce, costs $159 plus tax). Prepared meals are available for pick-up between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
The Crust & Crumb Baking Company (126 N. Main St., Concord, 219-0763, is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies (costs range from $14 to $22), from pumpkin and apple crumble to coconut cream and Shaker lemon, as well as breads (like Shaker squash rolls, cranberry oat rolls and buttermilk bread, each cost $5.50) and other treats, like cakes, tortes and whoopie pies. Orders should be placed by Friday, Nov. 21, and picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 26. 
Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, has fresh turkeys, roasts, hams and sides available to order and pick up in the store. For specific amounts or larger orders, ordering in advance is recommended. Sides like sweet potatoes, yams, stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, rolls and pies will be available in the store for pick-up until Thanksgiving.
Finesse Pastries (968 Elm St., Manchester, 232-6592, is taking orders until Thursday, Nov. 20, for pies and cakes (like apple, blueberry, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate crème, which cost $13.95; cheesecake and pumpkin cheesecake cost $24.95 or $29.95 depending on the size), pastries and cakes. French cake and pastry options include tart beausejour (a caramelized apple tart, cost $11.95), tart bourdalou (with frangipane cream and pears, cost $11.95) and tart catalane (browned butter filling with apricots, cost $12.95). Platters serving 20 to 25 people include an option for a breakfast platter (cost $60), dessert platter (cost $50) and a cookie platter (cost $50).
German John’s Bakery (5 W. Main St., Hillsborough, 464-5079, will be taking orders for its special bread pumpkins (bread made in the shape of pumpkins) until Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Great Harvest Bread (4 Sunapee St., Nashua, 881-4422, Orders should be placed by Saturday, Nov. 22.  
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, has an order form available online, and will be accepting orders until Friday, Nov. 21, with pick up times available on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and 3 to 4 p.m. Turkey orders are prepared cooked with stuffing and gravy, and range from 10 pounds to 15 pounds (prices vary between weight and amount). A la carte orders for sides are also available, like cranberry sauce, extra gravy and stuffing, whipped potatoes, squash, green beans, rolls, pickled beets, carrot relish and cranberry chutney and a la carte orders of sliced turkey. Cornbread and sweet breads (including bluberry, pumpkin and coffee cake) as well as pies (from apple, pecan and pumpkin to squash, chocolate chip, mince and coconut cream), apple crisp, chocolate and carrot cake, and cheesecakes are also available to order. Download the online order form or call the restaurant. 
Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, deadline to order is Sunday, Nov. 23, for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 26, open until 5 p.m. Forty different flavors of pies, including you-bake, baked, cream pies, sugar-free pies, gluten-free and pork pie. Quiche, dinner rolls, turkey cookies and cupcakes, cheesecakes and cakes are also available to order for the holiday.
Kay’s Bakery (443 Lake Ave., Manchester, 625-1132) will be taking orders for pies and pastries (including spanakopita, meat pies, baklava and other options) until Thursday, Nov. 20. 
Michelle’s Pastries (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, is taking orders from its Thanksgiving and regular menus until Saturday, Nov. 22. The holiday menu includes pies, like apple crumb, pumpkin, chocolate cream, banana cream, coconut cream, blueberry crumb, cherry pie, pecan and Boston Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie and lemon meringue (prices range from $12.95 to $14.95), as well as cheesecakes and flourless Parisian satin torte, raspberry linzer torte and fresh fruit tart. 
Newell Post Restaurant (125 Fisherville Road, Concord, 228-0522, is taking orders for Thanksgiving meals to-go, which include turkey and stuffing, herbed mashed potatoes with gravy, squash and seasoned green beans, cranberry sauce, homemade rolls and choice of pumpkin swirl cake or pumpkin pie. The dinners are packed family-style and cost $17.99 per meal.
Olde Tyme Butcher (1100 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 669-3001, is taking orders for turkeys, homemade gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and sides until Friday, Nov. 21. Triolo’s pies are also available.
The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222, pies are available to order for Thanksgiving, including chocolate cream, coconut cream, banana cream, banana nut cream, custard pie, lemon cream, pork pie, pecan pie, lemon meringue, pumpkin cream, “Our Famous” brownie cream, blueberry, “Our Signature” Hannah pie, Moe’s apple pie, strawberry rhubarb and cherry pie (all cost $14.99 per pie), plus salmon pie (cost $16.99), and double layer cakes (cost $19.99), including chocolate, carrot, Black Forest, almond raspberry, chocolate raspberry, chocolate peppermint, Funny Bone and Yodel cakes. Dinah Fingers (the Red Arrow’s homemade Twinkies) are also available to order — one dozen costs $14.99. All dessert orders should be placed with 48-hour notice prior to pick-up time. Order forms are available online or by calling the restaurant.
Savory Square Bistro (32 Depot Square, Hampton, 926-2202, is accepting orders for Thanksgiving meals to go until Friday, Nov. 21, for pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Dinner to go includes all the sides and appetizers except for the turkey, including deviled crab spread, salada framboise, creamed spinach, whipped butternut squash with pineapple, buttermilk scallion mashed potatoes, natural turkey gravy, apple, sausage and cranberry bread stuffing and fresh cranberry relish. Order the dinner to go for $20 per person, or $150 for 12 people.
Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, offers a catering menu with a la carte and a whole turkey dinner (serves six to eight people, costs $125), which includes a carved, roasted 10- to 12-pound turkey, insalata mista, maple whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts with pancetta and apple, mascarpone whipped potatoes, porcini mushroom ciabatta stuffing with Parmigiano-Reggiano and toasted pine nuts, heirloom cranberry and Marsala wine compote, fresh herb gravy, focaccia and loaf of ciabatta. The a la carte features sides (like the above listed and others, costs range $5.99 to $10 per pound), zuppa ($11 per quart), turkey dinner and entrees like boneless prime rib, roast goose and pear mostarda, rotisserie Long Island duck (prices range) as well as desserts, including Cortland apple pie, triple chocolate roulade and pumpkin pie. Orders should be placed by Monday, Nov. 24.
Washington Street Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, is taking orders from its holiday menu with a la carte and full meal options like roasted turkey dinner, which includes turkey and gravy, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes and butternut squash, a maple glazed ham dinner with mashed sweet potatoes and roasted root vegetables (both dinners cost $13.99 per person for a party of eight to 10 people, and $19.99 per person for a party of less than eight guests or over 10; costs an additional $1 per person for natural turkey); beef Wellington dinner with glazed root vegetables and rosemary-infused Yukon potatoes (cost $22.99 per person for a party of eight to 10 guests; $24.99 per person for parties of less than eight or more than 10 guests); and rosemary and garlic marinated rack of lamb dinner with potato gratin, roasted root vegetables served with a reduction sauce (10-person minimum, costs $22.99 per person for a party of 10; $24.99 per person for a party over 10). A la carte options include roasted turkey and maple glazed spiral ham (cost $7.75 per person), beef Wellington and rack of lamb (cost $14.99 per person), a selection of three sides like mashed potatoes, potato gratin, mashed sweet potatoes, traditional stuffing, apple cranberry stuffing, sausage sage and chestnut stuffing, Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, roasted butternut squash, glazed carrots, caramelized pearl onions, sauteed green beans with slivered almonds, oven-roasted root vegetables and rosemary-infused roasted Yukon potatoes (costs range from $1.50 to $3.25 each) as well as 10-inch pumpkin, apple and pecan pies (cost $18 each). All orders must be placed with 72 hours’ notice ahead of pick-up time.
Waterworks Cafe (250 Commercial St., Manchester, 782-5088, offers a special Thanksgiving catering menu with side dishes like cornbread and andouille stuffing, butternut squash and apple soup, traditional turkey gravy, and roasted butternut squash with caramelized sage and brown sugar (among other sides), as well as desserts like coconut cream pie, cranberry and apple cobbler, pumpkin bread, and more. The deadline to place an order is Monday, Nov. 24, by 3 p.m., with pick-up dates available on Tuesday, Nov. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 26, by 3 p.m. Orders can be placed in the cafe or by emailing
Wicked Good Butchah (460 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, will be taking orders for fresh turkeys up until Thanksgiving. Orders from its regular catering menu (chicken fingers, steak tips, chicken and broccoli ziti, sausage with onions and peppers) should be placed by Monday, Nov. 24. 
The Wine’ing Butcher (254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519; 16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855, has fresh, all-natural free-range turkeys available on a first come, first served basis for $2.99 per pound (or $3.99 per pound brined) as well as assorted sides, like cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pies. Customers will receive a $10 voucher with the pre-order of a turkey that can be used for the next holiday roast. Advance orders are recommended, and customers can place orders up until Wednesday, Nov. 26. 
As seen in the November 20, 2014 issue of the Hippo.

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