Shoppers in New York rush to grocery stores ahead of Thanksgiving dinners

Millions of New Yorkers will be sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner tonight. But while some have been preparing for weeks, last-minute customers are still trying to get everything they need for the big meal.

Wheels turn on carts everywhere in grocery stores today as people snatch their last Thanksgiving dinner ingredients all the way down to the thread. In a Canarsie supermarket, they fill up with potatoes and have almost cleaned the turkey section.

Key Food at Rockaway Parkway still has everything you need for tonight’s big meal, even the main desserts from pumpkin pies to apple crumbs. Some late shoppers say they just pick up a forgotten item or two, while others tell us that they have only begun to cross items from their list. They say it’s because work has been in the way all week and because last minute shopping can be even better for getting the freshest food.

If you are still going out shopping today, remember that most stores are closed or have shorter opening hours, so remember to call before you leave.

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