Thanksgiving is probably a more popular holiday in the United States than Christmas, and is celebrated by people of all ages, from all walks of life. If you’re a vegetarian celebrating Thanksgiving you could be forgiven for wondering exactly what you can choose to replace traditional turkey? No worries. The foodpanda magazine team is on the case, and we’re quite sure your vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner will be as enjoyable as the turkey dinner eaten by friends and family.
Thanksgiving dinners are traditionally held on the third Thursday in November. With Thanksgiving immediately followed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the modern world, there’s plenty of reasons to share Thanksgiving dinners with friends and family nowadays! That said, the origins of Thanksgiving stem from the traditional harvest festivals held throughout the world during the autumn months, meaning it’s actually a really good celebration for any vegetarians or vegans to participate in.
- Americans refer to the 1621 celebration held by American Pilgrim colonists following their first harvest season at the Plymouth Plantation as the First Thanksgiving. This celebratory meal was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.
- It’s easy to pick up online shopping bargains during Thanksgiving, as the mega sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a great way to kick off any Christmas shopping spree.
How is Thanksgiving dinner made?
With its traditional links to the harvest, Thanksgiving dinner in the United States generally features veggies such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweetcorn, Brussels sprouts, squash, and pumpkin pie, alongside the traditional roasted and stuffed turkey. So, it’s clear any vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner will be a wholesome meal if it purely consists of seasonal veg. However, adding a roasted cauliflower or speciality savoury tartlets to your vegetarian dinner will give you added reasons to celebrate.
Enjoy your vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner with the special people in your life, even traditional meat eaters can appreciate the beauty and flavours of a special vegetarian meal when it is cooked and presented to perfection. Serve a selection of savoury sides, a thoughtful starter, and delicious dessert with your non-traditional, meat-free Thanksgiving dinner and stun all your guests with all that’s best of the harvest festival seasons in the United States and Asia.
Restaurants serving vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner
Singapore is blessed with lots of highly rated vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Booking a vegetarian meal at any time of year is really simple. If you want to opt for a gourmet celebration Thanksgiving, why not consider The Tippling Club, Saint Pierre, or JAAN.
As gourmet celebrations go, Thanksgiving is up there with the most joyous, and a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner can be a real treat for vegetarians and confirmed meat-eaters alike .