Turkey day goes to veggie heaven

The parade is over, the family is here, and the table is lavished with turkey, ham, gravy, corn pudding with bacon, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and pies with fresh cream. What's a self-respecting vegan or vegetarian to do? This year, two top-notch vegetarian establishments aren’t leaving anyone hungry. Veggie haven Foodswings in Williamsburg is offering a three-course meal featuring cornbread, biscuits, empanadas, roasted butternut-squash soup, caramelized brussel sprouts, stuffed acorn squash, roasted beet salad, individual Dutch-apple pies, and warm apple cider for $40 per person. Seating starts at two, and guests can bring their own wine or beer to the meal. From 1 to 9 and at $50 per person, Counter is offering a menu showcasing creamy butternut miso soup, bitter greens and baby beets salad, maple-herb roasted seitan, wild mushroom and sage gravy, apple-fennel stuffing, candied yams and peaches, caramelized green beans, cranberry-chili jam, pear-cranberry crumble, and spiced sugar pumpkin-apple cake. Turkeys everywhere will thank you. Seating starts at 2, Foodswings, 295 Grand Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-1919,, $40 per person; seating starts at 1, Counter, 105 First Avenue, 212-982-5870,, $50 per person
Thu., Nov. 25, 1 p.m., 2010
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