One of the toughest parts of being an expat is when holidays in your home country aren’t celebrated in your new country. For Americans abroad, the biggest missed holiday is usually Thanksgiving.
During our own time abroad in Australia, the first Thanksgiving was a real challenge. Finding a big turkey to feed your American family and friends? Good luck. Pumpkin pie? Well, that’s not a thing Down Under. This led to some hilarious attempts to pull a dinner together – we may have called every baker and butcher in Sydney.
And even if you can find the supplies, many ovens just aren’t big enough to fit a large bird. Sometimes it’s just easier to have someone else do the cooking.
We’ve compiled a list of places in major expat destinations – Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, and London – where you can get yourself a proper Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin’s. Just make sure you book soon since Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away — some restaurants are already filling up!