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 arent 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, foodswings.net, $40 per person; seating starts at 1, Counter, 105 First Avenue, 212-982-5870, counternyc.com, $50 per person
Thu., Nov. 25, 1 p.m., 2010
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