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Where Americans in Spain can celebrate Thanksgiving and buy US food

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Where Americans in Spain can celebrate Thanksgiving and buy US food
Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Spain. Photo: Karolina Grabowska / Pexels

For Americans wanting a taste of home, here are the restaurants in Spain that celebrate Thanksgiving and the shops where you can buy American food products.


On the fourth Thursday of November, Americans in the US and around the world celebrate Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 23rd. 

Among them are the almost 40,000 Americans officially living in Spain.

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Many may miss home on that day, longing to see their family and taste some of the traditional Thanksgiving food. It's not uncommon for US nationals living in the same part of Spain to meet up and celebrate Thanksgiving together.

If you don't fancy cooking this year, there are a number of restaurants that usually celebrate the day and serve Thanksgiving menus. Most of them can be found in Madrid and Barcelona, although you will find a few others, dotted around the country. 

You'll likely need to book in advance for all the places below. 

American Club Madrid

Madrid's American club is holding its Thanksgiving event this year at the city's Novotel on November 23rd starting at 7:30pm. Up until November 13th early bird member tickets cost €65 per person, with non-member ones being sold for €80. Children can enjoy their meal for €32. After the 13th, all tickets, apart from kids' increase by €10. There will be classic stuffed turkey plus all the trimmings such as sweet potatoes and green bean casserole. 

Thanksgiving at Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana (Madrid)

Canopy by Hilton Madrid will be hosting its Thanksgiving meal at 9pm on November 24th. The menu will be a fusion of Spanish and American and will feature mac & cheese and stuffed mushrooms to start, picantón chicken accompanied by green beans and cranberry sauce for the main and pecan pie for afters. Enquire about prices. 

Nice To Meet You (Madrid)

Nice To Meet You will be offering its classic Thanksgiving menu for the ninth year in a row, complete with all the traditional trimmings, including stuffed turkey and sides, and pumpkin pie for dessert. The highlight of eating here is the spectacular 360-degree views from its terrace.


New York Burger (Madrid and Barcelona)

The New York Burger chain has restaurants in Madrid (on San Germán, 5, Calle Recoletos, 4, Paseo de la Castellana, 89 and Miguel Ángel, 16), in Alcobendas (Avenida de Europa, 10) and also in Barcelona on Calla Pelayo, 5.

The chain will be offering a Thanksgiving menu from Monday, November 21st to Sunday, November 27th for €35 per person. It will include Texas-style smoked turkey, roasted apple sauce and mashed sweet potato with sticky toffee pudding to finish. 

Hard Rock Cafe (Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Málaga)

The Hard Rock Cafe's Spanish franchise will be offering its American Thanksgiving menu again this year. With restaurants in Madrid (C. de Preciados, 11), Barcelona (Plaza de Catalunya, 21), Valencia (Av. del Marqués de Sotelo, 6), Málaga (Muelle 1) and Seville (C. San Fernando, 3), you may be able to enjoy some American home comforts near you. The Hard Rock menu includes the traditional roast turkey breast with braised vegetables, sweet potato mash and cranberry sauce for €22.95 (kids €10.50), with pumpkin pie for dessert (€8.75) and a cranberry mojito (€13.35).


CocoVail Beer Hall (Barcelona)

The American-favourite CocoVail Beer Hall will be hosting a whole Thanksgiving extravaganza starting with streaming Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and two NFL games. It will also be offering its Thanksgiving meal in various time slots - 12:30 pm - 6 pm, 6 pm - 10 pm and 10 pm - close. It costs €30 per person and features classic turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cornbread, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. 

Flaherty’s Irish Pub (Barcelona) 

Despite being an Irish pub, Flaherty's will be embracing all things American on November 23rd offering a feast from 1-9pm. For €29 per person you can enjoy a creamy pumpkin soup starter, followed by turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cream of corn, green beans, gravy and cranberry sauce. They are even offering a quorn roast option for vegetarians. Finish it all off with pecan pie and whipped cream. 

Cinderella Cafe & Cocktails (Barcelona)

New American brunch cafe and bar Cinderella Cafe & Cocktails in Barcelona will be offering a Thanksgiving menu on November 23rd for €29.99 per person. It will include roast turkey or honey-baked ham, all the classic sides, plus apple or pumpkin pie or cheesecake for dessert. 

Jack's Smokehouse (Benalmádena)

Jack's Smokehouse American restaurant in Benalmádena will be serving up a Thanksgiving menu including two courses for €27.95 and three courses for €33.95. It will feature pumpkin soup with walnut praline for starters; roast turkey, smoked sausage and cranberry stuffing with roast garlic mash for main; and pecan pie with salted caramel ice cream to top it all off. 


Where to buy American food products in Spain

For those wanting to cook a Thanksgiving meal at home in Madrid and Barcelona, the good news is that you can buy American food products in specialised stores in both cities (plus several other locations). When it comes to buying a turkey, you may be better off enquiring at your local carnicería (butcher's).

Taste of America (Madrid and Barcelona)

This is a small chain of supermarkets selling American products with branches across Madrid and Barcelona, as well as one in Valencia, Zaragoza and León. They sell all the important ingredients you need for your Thanksgiving feast including canned pumpkin, stuffing mix, gravy, cranberry sauce and mushroom soup (for the all-essential green bean casserole). 

A Taste of Home (Barcelona)

A Taste of Home is predominantly an English product shop, but they also sell some American products and the equivalent British ones such as gravy, stuffing mix and cranberry sauce. You can find them on C. Roger de Llúria, 53, and they also have a shop in Sitges on C. Sant Josep, 32. 


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John 2023/11/13 21:20
Anything in València?

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