Let’s Talk Turkey (Not)!

4 (Less Than) Traditional Thanksgiving Dining Spots & 1 Classic/ Janel Bladow

Forget the bird! Hold the mashed. Sack the stuffing.

Sometimes it’s fun to break with tradition. While everyone else is gobbling down turkey and cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving, why not try something different? Especially if you don’t feel like cooking.

Many - if not most - restaurants in the Hudson Valley are closed this Thursday (Nov. 25) but Hudson Valley Happenings just happened to discover a few that will be open and happy to serve you. We found five tasty dining spots for the adventurous. Who knows, lamb kabobs or Gamberoni e Fagioli may become your future go-to meal of gratitude. And P.S. For those who can’t break from tradition and also don’t want to cook, we have a classic for you. Read on. Happy Thanksgiving!

Eveready Diner

American comfort food

14184 Route 9 North

Hyde Park, NY 1253

(845) 229-8100


Surely you can get sliced turkey with creamy gravy and mashed potatoes at the Eveready Diner but why bother when you can choose from street tacos and meatball sliders to chops and ribs. And you’ll still be indulging in tradition - diner food that is. Comfy at its best. Fountain favorites to pies and puddings, it’s all here in this retro-classic, deco-inspired diner. So have the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving sake or dare to be different - gobble up a chunk of “Death by Chocolate” cake. Open till 10 pm.

Zaytune Mediterranean Cafe Greek & Kabob Style

53 Main Street

New Paltz, NY 12561