June 25, 2022


With all the glistening turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, sausage-filled stuffing and cream-based pies, Thanksgiving isn’t exactly a vegan-friendly holiday.

At least it wasn’t. Today, there are plenty of restaurants, bakeries and catering companies in North Jersey that can offer full feasts (or just a few sides) that will meet the dietary restrictions of your vegan guests and delight their palates.

These shops will send you home with heaping platters of Thanksgiving foods, no animal by-products whatsoever.

Busy Bee Organics, Jersey City

Busy Bee Organics offers delivery and pick-up of gluten-free and vegan dishes, like these sweet potatoes with maple pecan crumble.

Jersey City-based caterer Busy Bee Organics has an “everything-but-the-turkey” menu. Every dish is gluten-free and many are vegan. Options include hearty lentil shepherd’s pie ($18.95); mushroom gravy ($9.95); butternut squash mac and “cheese” ($16.95); and sweet potatoes with maple pecan crumble ($18.95).

And don’t forget dessert: fluffy tiramisu pie ($21.95), pumpkin cheesecake ($28), apple crumble pie ($18.95) – even egg nog ($8) and s’mores hot cocoa kits ($15.95).