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Thanksgiving Delights: Exploring the Lakes Region's Must-Visit Businesses for the Perfect Holiday Experience

Brie Stephens

Brie has always been a devoted enthusiast of the Lake Life lifestyle, with an unwavering passion for New Hampshire and its charming Lakes Region...

Brie has always been a devoted enthusiast of the Lake Life lifestyle, with an unwavering passion for New Hampshire and its charming Lakes Region...

Nov 1 9 minutes read

Welcome to our Thanksgiving-themed adventure in the beautiful Lakes Region! Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on gratitude, share moments with loved ones, and, of course, savor delicious food. In this blog, we're going to take you on a journey through the Lakes Region's favorite businesses that are perfect for your Thanksgiving celebration. Whether you're a local looking for the best spots to visit or a traveler seeking a unique Thanksgiving experience, we've got you covered. From charming lakeside restaurants to quirky boutique shops, you'll find a variety of businesses that will make your Thanksgiving extra special. 

Let's embark on this holiday exploration as we introduce you to the Lakes Region's best businesses for your Thanksgiving celebration. From charming lakeside restaurants to quirky boutique shops, you'll find a variety of carefully curated spots that will make your Thanksgiving extra special.

Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant


Tucked away in the heart of the Lakes Region, Harty Farm Restaurant has been a beloved fixture since 1954, courtesy of the Hart family's warm hospitality. They've mastered the art of dishing up delicious, home-style fare and providing a friendly, familiar ambiance. Whether you're hankering for a cozy dine-in experience, craving takeout, or looking to cater an event, Hart's is the local go-to with 69 years of hospitality expertise under its belt.

But what about Thanksgiving? Well, that's where Hart's really shines. On the big day itself, they'll be offering Curbside Pickup for their Whole Roasted Turkey Family Meals and Individual Turkey Dinners from 10 am to 4 pm. Please note that in-house dining won't be available on Thanksgiving Day. However, for the rest of the week, from 11:30 am to 8 pm, they'll be back to serving their regular, delectable offerings.

And don't forget to swing by their Grab & Go store in the lobby for all your holiday fixings and bakery needs during their regular hours throughout Thanksgiving week. Their Whole Roasted Family Meals, available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day, come hot and ready to eat, with pickup times from 10-11 am, 12:30-1:30 pm, or 3-4 pm.

Hurry, though – these Family Meals are a hot commodity (literally), and they're only available while supplies last. If you're more of an "Individual Turkey Dinner" type, you can either pre-order or make a spontaneous decision (calling in or walking in) on Thanksgiving Day.

Lastly, should you find yourself in need of any last-minute essentials on Turkey Day, the Grab & Go lobby store is your Thanksgiving savior.

Make Hart's your year-round Lakes Region destination and experience a Thanksgiving with all the trimmings, care of the Hart family.

Cup and Crumb


Nestled in the cozy corner of Moultonborough, Cup & Crumb is your go-to spot for a Thanksgiving treat that'll have your taste buds doing the happy dance. This charming little coffee shop and bakery is all about the art of homemade goodness and the aroma of freshly ground coffee.

You don't need a special occasion to indulge in their delightful offerings. Swing by anytime you're in the neighborhood, and you'll be welcomed by a mouthwatering lineup that changes daily. From scones to croissants, muffins to cheesecake, and everything in between, Cup & Crumb has something to satisfy every craving.

So, whether you're gearing up for a Thanksgiving morning breakfast pastry or just need a coffee fix, don't miss out on the flavors that this hidden gem has in store. It's the perfect place to treat yourself before, during, or after the Thanksgiving festivities!

Squam Lake Market Place


Tucked away in charming Holderness, Squam Lake Market Place is the Thanksgiving treasure you never knew you needed. Reopened and revamped in 2012 by the folks at the Squam Lake Inn, this marketplace has grown into a beloved community hub.

Here, you'll find an eclectic blend of local delicacies, one-of-a-kind provisions, and a range of prepared foods that'll make your Thanksgiving preparations a breeze. Whether you're hankering for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Squam Lake Market Place has you covered. Their famous BLTs are NH's best, and their ice cream sandwiches are a sweet sensation.

But that's not all. This place is your one-stop-shop for all things delicious. From catering scrumptious sandwiches, salads, and baked goods to offering an array of local craft beers, specialty coffee, and a superb wine collection, Squam Lake Market Place is your culinary adventure waiting to happen.

As you dock your boat and make your way to this lakeside gem, you'll experience not only the convenience of lakeside access but also a friendly, professional staff that's dedicated to crafting memorable meals from fresh, quality ingredients.

With an array of local produce, steaks, fresh seafood deliveries, and a chef-driven menu of ready-to-serve high-quality dishes, they have Thanksgiving cravings covered.

So, why wait? Check out Squam Lake Market Place's Thanksgiving menu and start planning your holiday feast. It's not just a marketplace; it's a journey into local, unique, and delicious discoveries. Your taste buds will thank you!  Check out Squam Lake Market Place's Thanksgiving Menu now!

Moulton Farm


Moulton Farm, a Lakes Region gem, has been dishing up fresh local goodness and fun since the 1890s. With a commitment to sustainable agriculture, they provide top-notch fruits and vegetables while preserving the earth for future generations.

In addition to offering plants and garden supplies for green thumbs, they've got your fall fun covered with pumpkin hunts and corn mazes. But what truly sets them apart is their culinary prowess. From fresh Thanksgiving turkeys to delectable side dishes and a variety of mouthwatering meals made in their farm kitchen, they make holidays and everyday feasting a breeze.

Don't forget their bakery team, busy crafting pies, bread, biscuits, rolls, and more during November and December. Moulton Farm is the perfect place to elevate your Thanksgiving feast and add some fresh, local flavor to your celebrations. Your taste buds will thank you!

Mill Street Meat Market


Located in the heart of Wolfeboro, the Mill Street Meat Market is a Thanksgiving haven that's been sizzling with quality and flavor since its launch in 2007. Founder and owner, Ryan Crowder, took his passion for exceptional meats and transformed it into a culinary oasis, inspired by his upbringing and his love for Wolfeboro.

What began as a simple butcher shop has now evolved into a one-stop-shop for all things delectable. From premium meats to an array of seafood, a live lobster tank, wines, condiments, infused olive oils, and more, this place has it all. The heart of the shop, though, lies in its mouthwatering marinades, making steak tips and chicken the stars of the show.

Many of their products come from local farms throughout the Northeast, ensuring a farm-to-table experience like no other. Plus, with ample parking and a convenient location, the Mill Street Meat Market makes holiday shopping a breeze, especially during the bustling summer months.

Beyond their delicious offerings, Ryan Crowder and his team are deeply committed to their community. They support local charities and schools through generous gift card donations, embodying the true spirit of a small town's heart.

And don't forget to check out their fun slogan t-shirts like "We Meat Your Expectations" and "All About the Meat." It's clear that at the Mill Street Meat Market, they take their meat seriously but not themselves!

This Thanksgiving, if you're seeking the finest cuts and flavors, make a beeline to Mill Street Meat Market and let your taste buds be the judge. Your holiday feast is about to get an upgrade like never before!

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