Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Look Good, Feel Good on Thanksgiving

Look Good, Feel Good on Thanksgiving with Nadia Murdock and Dawn Del Russo

Two Garden State lifestyle experts visited the #HipNJ studio to dish on how to look good, feel good on Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Fitness with Nadia Murdock

Don’t let the holidays knock your diet off track! Fitness and lifestyle expert Nadia Murdock gave our Lisa Marie Latino some ideas to resist the dessert table’s temptation and demo some easy workouts the whole family can enjoy! For more healthy lifestyle how-to’s, visit NadiaMurdockFit.com.

Thanksgiving Fashion with Dawn Del Russo

Garden State fashion expert Dawn Del Russo has a cornucopia of styles to share with you for #Thanksgiving! She stops by to model three looks for our Lisa Marie Latino. For more on Dawn’s fashion finds, visit LiveTheGlamour.com and DawnDelRusso.com.

Thanksgiving giveaways

The #HipList’s Thanksgiving Giveaways

The Hip List is here with a cornucopia of Thanksgiving giveaways! #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo takes you through these hot products.

Here’s how you can enter to win our bountiful giveaways:

Facebook

Find the contest posts. Then, follow the brands, share the post and tag a friend!

Twitter

Fid the contest posts. Then, follow the brands and re-tweet to your followers!

Instagram

Find the contest posts. Then, follow the brands and tag a friend!

Good luck!

1. Hic Olive Oil

Hiç Olive Oil products make the perfect holiday gift for the foodie in your life! This Turkish line presses olives exclusively from one source, the Hiç Farmland Estate, where only the most healthy, hearty and purest olives are grown! Hiç olives are 100% natural and free of any, and all, additives and preservatives. Visit HicOliveOilStore.com to shop!

2. FattyCakesNY

FattyCakesNY is born in Brooklyn but baked in Fort Lauderdale and specializes in cookie cakes, cookie cake jars, and cookies! The Salted Chocolate cookies Maria previews are part of the Brewer’s Dozen collection and are gluten-free, vegan and soy free. These contain less 50% less refined sugar than other FattyCakesNY options. These cookies are made with a combination of gluten-free oat flour and Brewer’s Yeast in place of wheat flour, so provides an energy boost and tons of fiber. They also contain organic coconut oil.

FattyCakesNY ships nationwide and custom flavor requests are welcome! Order your delicious batch today at FattyCakesNY.com.

3. Hamptons Salt Company

Gift bundles from the Hamptons Salt Company make the perfect holiday gift for the foodie in your life! They are the preeminent provider of all natural sea salt and contain no unhealthy additives. Their selection of flavored and smoked salts provide a burst of flavor with just a pinch and can add some zip to any meal, snack or drink! Shop more at HamptonsSalt.com.

4. HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking, and lift the mood around it — turning it from a chore into something you’ll actually look forward to! While anyone can deliver a box of food, HelloFresh opens up an experience that goes beyond the final plate and brings the fun of cooking back into people’s lives. Prices start at $59.00 (for a box with 3 meals serving 2 people). This is a perfect last-minute gift to easily email a gift card.

HelloFresh partner’s with Table to Table (in Engelwood Cliffs, NJ), donating surplus food on a weekly basis to help fight hunger in the local community. For Thanksgiving, HelloFresh will be inviting customers to donate the value of food in their box (instead of pausing or canceling their delivery) and matching those gifts to purchase turkeys to donate to Table to Table for families to enjoy for the holiday.

Take $30 off your first box by using promo code HIPLIST2017 at checkout! Visit HelloFresh.com and try it today!

5. Breathe™

Don’t clean up after your Thanksgiving guests with harmful toxins! Breathe™ is the first aerosol cleaning line with 100% of ingredients meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice criteria. Instead of LPG, breathe™ is powered by air and creates a much healthier environment for your family (including pets!).

Breathe is available to purchase at Wegmans or you can shop at BreatheCleaning.com.

Where To Eat on Thanksgiving Day

We know the Holidays can be tough sometimes, especially Thanksgiving. Maybe the commute to see family just won’t work this year, maybe you’ve been so swamped at work you hadn’t had time to make plans at all! Lucky for you and your loved ones, there are plenty of restaurants open on turkey day that are ready to provide you a delicious meal. Now that’s something to be thankful for! Check them out:

  1. Veggie Heaven – Denville, Teaneck, & Montclair
    Veggie Heaven is a delicious restaurant with tons of items on their menu – ALL vegan, and now with gluten free options! Thanksigiving can be annoying for those with allergy or other dietary restrictions, but this place is open just about all year round to make sure everyone can enjoy a good meal at almost any time. 
  2. Madeleine’s Petit Paris – Northvale
    Try some french cuisine this Thanksgiving at Madeleine’s! Go a la carte or stick to the pre fix menu – either way you can’t go wrong with this place.
  3. McLoone’s Boathouse – Tinton Falls, Bayonne, West Orange, Hillsborough, Long Branch, Fords, Sea Bright, Asbury Park, Red Bank
    Fortunately this spot has a few locations so hopefully there’s one near your home! A cozy place to dine this Thanksgiving – and the food is great, of course.
  4. Morris Tap & Grill – Randolph
    If you’d really like to have Thanksgiving food like turkey and pumpkin pie, this is your place! Make a reservation for a traditional buffet style feast from 12-6pm at Morris Tap & Grill (The featured photo at the top of this article is also courtesy of their website!)
  5. Salt Creek Grille – Princeton, Rumson
    Make a reservation for a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! Don’t miss out on traditional Thanksgiving food.

Here are only a few restaurant ideas, but you’d be surprised how many restaurants are open and happy to serve you and your family on Thanksgiving. However you may spend your day, we at HipNJ hope your holiday is a great one!