If braving Beijing’s chilly evenings for that Thanksgiving feast being offered around town is not an option, then making a homemade feast will require you to know just where to get traditional those ingredients. Here is a list of the places that are offering already stuffed turkeys (pre-cooked or a fully cooked) and also options of where to get your hands on frozen ones.
1. Piazza Cafe 翰风餐厅
Piazza Cafe on Yu Yang Lu across from Capital Paradise makes ready-to-carve turkeys. Orders to be placed in advance, though!
Add: South gate of Capital Paradise, Shunyi District
Opening hours: Daily 11:00 – 21:30
Phone: 010 8046 7788
2. The Yard
The Yard is offering cooked and stuffed turkeys that serves up to ten people and includes mixed vegetables, baked potatoes and cranberry sauce. Alternatively, honey roasted ham is available for RMB 158 per kilo, with a minimum order of 1.5kg.
Add: 3/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District
Opening hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
Phone: 010 8049 9449
3. The Opposite House 瑜舍
Pre-order an oven-ready or already cooked turkey, boneless turkey breast with ham, smoked/ gravlax salmon and pies from the Village Café. Dishes available November 25-30.
Add: Bldg 1, Taikoo Li Sanlitun North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 6417 6688
4. Grandmas’ Kitchen 祖母的厨房
Grandmas’ Kitchen is offering cooked turkey for delivery or pick up that comes with a cranberry stuffing, gravy and vanilla bread. A whole turkey is going for RMB 780 (pick up) and RMB 880 (plus delivery fee) while half a turkey is going for RMB 380 (pick up) and RMB 480 (plus delivery fee).
Add: 5/F, 28 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District
Phone: 010 6266 6105
5. Chef Too
Chef Too has different turkey sizes to choose from as part of a set menu with all the trimmings that is available for pick up. Advanced notice required. RMB 1,280 (12-14lbs), RMB 1,980 (18-20lbs), RMB 880 (12-14Ibs, turkey only) and RMB 1,280 (18-20Ibs, turkey only).
Add: Chaoyang Park Rd West
Phone: 010 6591 8676
1. Boucherie Michel 米歇尔肉店
Artisanal French butchery is serving up quality cuts of beef, veal, lamb and pork, as well as sausages, cheese, quiche and freshly roasted chickens.
Boucherie Michel is selling frozen pre-cooked for RMB 98 per kilogram and the largest one weighing in at 9kg. Orders to be placed two days in advance.
Add: 1/F, Jiezuo Dasha, 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District
Opening hours: 9:00 – 20:00
Phone: 010 6417 0489
2. Jenny Lou’s 婕妮璐
Despite high-ish prices and the occasional lack of fapiao, Jenny keeps us under her spell with an unparalleled selection of imported food (wine, pasta, cheese, coffee, cereal, etc.), toiletries (deodorant, floss, etc.) as well as unsweetened yogurt, fresh herbs, bagels, unblemished veggies.
Jenny Lou’s is selling frozen pre-cooked turkeys for RMB 55 per kilogram.
Add: West Gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 6501 6249