November 19, 2021
It’s almost Thanksgiving and whether you’re dining out, cooking for friends and family at home, or doing something smaller and more low-key, Ace’s customers and vendors have got you covered. Keep reading for both general inspiration and a round-up of the best plant-based, organic, Thanksgiving-themed offerings in the tri-state area.
If you’re entertaining at home on the 25th, Plant Provisions suggests building a gorgeous plant-based snack board that everyone can partake in, regardless of dietary restrictions. Build a non-meaty base by laying down some of Plant Provisions’ Wild Truffle and Chipotle Chili slices (which are gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan). Then add some organic fruit (we love grapes and strawberries), your favorite vegan cheeses, nuts, and crackers. Round it out with an assortment of baby carrots and sugar snap peas. Happy snacking!
Beloved Ace customer Blossom is open for Thanksgiving—and offering a classic, four-course prix fixe menu for dine-in and pick-up. What’s on the menu? Beet Carpaccio with red wine vinaigrette; a Caesar Salad with shiitake bacon and toasted capers; Trumpet Mushroom Scallops with creamy polenta and porcini broth; an Eggplant Tower boasting housemade marinara and cashew alfredo; and much more. Dessert includes Chocolate Ganache with berry reduction and Tiramisu with coconut mascarpone and espresso-soaked ladyfingers. They also have a separate menu for the kiddies and plenty of gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free options!
Order your dinner by Sunday, November 21st and Organic Krush will cook a delicious meal for you and your kin! Their menu includes Organic Slow-Cooked Turkey brined in vegetable stock; Sweet Pecan Mashed Potatoes with cinnamon; Fennel, Pear, and Mulberry Salad with Swiss chard; Brown Rice Pilaf with dried figs and cranberries; and Pumpkin Spiced Donuts. Dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options are also available!
Need a break from all the feasting? Juice Press’s drink of the month is the Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie. This new, limited edition is perfect for those of you who may be getting sick of Thanksgiving food, but aren’t sick of fall flavors. Filled with 23g of creamy plant protein, and made with an apple cider base, cinnamon, maca, vanilla, pumpkin butter, hemp seeds, and banana, this smoothie captures “the crisp, warm flavors of autumn!”
Looking for an easy dessert that you can keep in your freezer and whip out at the drop of a hat to impress a visitor—or quell their sweet tooth? Van Leeuwen’s limited-edition flavor Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll is available (but not for too much longer!) at their scoop shops and online, with shipping nationwide. As they like to say, “A life without anything good is bad.” So get this plant-based autumnal flavor in your freezer/tummy before it’s gone!
Would your in-laws rather go for vegan ice cream’s milky brethren, dairy ice cream? Blue Marble Ice Cream also has a new November-themed flavor: Pumpkin! In their words: “Fall in love with this seasonal sweet and spicy treat, packed with real pumpkin and a warm blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves.” You can try it at any of their scoop shops or grab a dessert pint to share with family and friends at home on the 25th!
Last but not least, if you’re looking for something sweet and boozy, Ample Hills’ fall flavor Maple Bourbon Barrel is back! This maple bourbon ice cream—which features Crown Maple syrup and bourbon from Red Hook’s Widow Jane—is made perfect with the addition of crunchy, chocolate-coated, maple-candied pecans. Plus, “every scoop pairs well with pancakes, pumpkin pie and cozy socks.” Order now, as it’s only available for a limited time!
We hope this Thanksgiving round-up has been inspiring and helpful! However you choose to celebrate, we are wishing everyone a healthy, happy holiday. Cheers!