You may be cooking at home or going to your Great Aunt Susan’s house to spend some quality time with family over the holidays, but for those who don’t want to deal with the stress of cooking or entertaining, we’ve got your back! Check out these ten hotels across the United States that are dishing up all kinds of plant-based options this holiday season.
1. Inn By the Sea, Maine
Inn By the Sea is an upscale hotel in the coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The hotel has a restaurant called Sea Glass, which is offering a family-style Thanksgiving dinner, and we are so excited about the plant-based options on their menu this year!
Start with some mixed nuts and olives, and a bowl of creamy butternut squash soup with chai chantilly and toasted pumpkin seeds. Next, order the beet salad with with quinoa and citrus, and then enjoy the hasselback butternut squash entrée with a side of wild rice and oat stuffing, carrot osso buco, and roasted root vegetables.
For sides, try the crushed carrots and turnips and whiskey and apple-glazed sweet potatoes. For dessert, a baked apple pie with soy ice cream — yum! If you are not traveling this Thanksgiving, try out some of our favorite recipes like this Apple Butternut Squash Soup, and this Bright Beet Salad with Quinoa and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.
The Thanksgiving Feast is from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thanksgiving day and is $66 per person. Inn By the Sea is located at 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107.
2. Press Hotel, Maine
The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine is serving up multiple plant-based options this Thanksgiving at their restaurant located in the hotel, called Union. Chow down on vegan fare like smoked squash stuffed with wild rice and tempeh and the vegan salads and soups. For your sweet tooth, order a lemon sorbet topped with fig chutney for dessert.
The Press Hotel is located at 119 Exchange Street, Portland, Maine 04101.
3. Hotel Congress, Arizona
Hotel Congress in Tuscon, Arizona, is dishing out some plant-based options this year. They have an entire vegetarian menu that includes some vegan options, too! Some of these options are Beyond Chicken, roasted cauliflower, mushrooms, and house made cranberry sauce. You could also check out this Tahini Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Herb Oil and pair that with Traditional Cranberry Sauce!
Stop by anytime between 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving day to indulge in an Arizona Thanksgiving buffet! The vegetarian dinner is only $18, compared to the turkey dinner, which is $22.
Hotel Congress is located at 311 Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701.
4. Stanford Inn by the Sea, California
Stanford Inn by the Sea is an Eco-resort located right on the beach in Monterrey, California. The inn is actually 100 percent vegan throughout the entire year, and this Thanksgiving their award-winning restaurant, The Ravens, is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for guests.
To start, hotel stayers can indulge in a leek, shallot, sun-dried tomato frittata, a garden minestrone soup with white beans, and a grilled trumpet royale salad. For an entrée, guests have the option between encrusted tofu, a harvest tamale, and a wild mushroom and shallot strudel. Desserts like pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream, apple cobbler, and chocolate trifle parfait are being offered, too! If you are cooking at home and want to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out these Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipes, as well as this Spiced Whipped Coconut Cream recipe.
The vegan Thanksgiving feast takes place between 3:30 PM and 8:30 PM on Thanksgiving day, and is $72 per person. The inn is located at 44850 Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, California 95460.
5. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Maryland
This year on Thanksgiving, the Veg Society of DC is holding their annual Thanksgiving event in the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda. The menu is 100 percent vegan, and consists of decadent entrées such as lentil shepherd’s pie with smashed potatoes and wild mushroom gravy, quinoa stuffed acorn squash, cauliflower fritters, sweet and sour meatballs, and much more.
For sides, guests can indulge in traditional comfort food like cornbread stuffing, collard greens, and roasted golden beets with warm maple mustard dressing. For dessert, there will be a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar, as well as mini pumpkin pies with soy whipped cream. The menu also offers gluten-free items such as curried pumpkin soup, and kale Brussels sprout caesar slaw with pine nut Parmesan. Check out this Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie and Spiced Caluliflower Fritters if you plan on cooking this holiday.
The Thanksgiving Feast will take place from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM, and is $72 for members, and $76 for non-members. The hotel is located at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
6. Holiday Inn French Quarter, Ohio
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This year for Thanksgiving, the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg, Ohio, is dishing out some plant-based options for hotel guests to enjoy. Options include California medley vegetables, cranberry apple pecan wild rice pilaf, tossed salad, cucumber salad, and assorted artisan rolls. If you are a rice pilaf fan, try out this Wild Rice Pilaf With Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Pecans recipe.
The buffet will take place on Thanksgiving day from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and is $28 per person.
7. Portola Hotel and Spa, Monterey
Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay is holding a Thanksgiving feast for guests, and we were surprised to learn about all the plant-based fair that will be offered! Plant eaters can indulge in the fall harvest, raw roasted, marinated vegetables, roasted acorn squash with pumpkin seeds and pomegranate, as well as Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. For dessert, feel free to try some fall harvest fruits. If you can’t make it to Monterey, try this roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed With Quinoa and Mushroom Pilaf.
This Thanksgiving feast will take place on Thanksgiving day from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Tickets are $54.95 for adults and $25.95 for children. The hotel is located at to Portola Plaza, Monterey, California 93940.
8. Rosen Centre Hotel, Florida
Rosen Centre Hotel, located in Orlando Florida, is serving up a variety of vegan options this Thanksgiving for guests, too, except instead of dinner it is one of our favorite meals — brunch! Most of the vegan options on the menu are their market salads, and they sound delicious! Try the chickpea and lima beans salad with heirloom tomatoes, or the roasted fingerling potato salad with sweet onions. You could also try the marinated artichoke salad with lemon and basil, or the English cucumber and heirloom tomato salad with extra virgin olive oil. For more salad recipes, check out this article Healthy Quinoa Salad or Crunchy Fresh Broccoli Quinoa Salad.
This Thanksgiving brunch will take place from 11 AM until 7 PM on Thanksgiving day. Tickets are $45.95 for adults, and $17.95 for children. The hotel is located at 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819.
9. Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, North Carolina
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel located in Raleigh, North Carolina is offering Thanksgiving dinner to guests with vegan options available! Plant-based options include a specialty salad with roasted butternut squash and quinoa along with sun dried cranberries and candied walnuts. However, make sure you ask for no goat cheese before ordering this, to make it vegan. You can also order fresh fruit and berries, yeast rolls, freshly baked bread, and balsamic roasted root vegetables. If you’re staying at home for the holidays, feel free to try out this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Quinoa and Roasted Chickpeas and Easy Roasted Root Veggies.
This Thanksgiving buffet takes place from 11 AM until 3:30 PM on Thanksgiving day. Adult tickets are $39.95 per person, and children can eat for $19.95. This hotel is located at 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612.
10. DoubleTree by Hilton, New York
If you find yourself in Binghamton, New York this Thanksgiving, head over to the DoubleTree by Hilton for their Thanksgiving feast they are dishing up some delicious sounding plant-based fair! You can try the butternut squash salad with warm cider vinaigrette, or a salad with baby lettuce greens, walnuts and dried cranberries. Make sure to ask for no goat cheese to make the salad vegan! Whiskey glazed sweet potatoes, fruit, and assorted rolls will also be available. Also feel free to try out this recipe Autumn Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas and Sweet Potato Bruschetta.
This Thanksgiving feast takes place on Thanksgiving and is from 11 AM until 2 PM. Tickets are $28 for adults and $17 for children. The hotel is located at 225 Water Street, Binghamton, New York 13901.
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