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Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey in Buenos Aires

With Thanksgiving about a week away, I just wanted to remind everyone that great organic turkeys are available in Buenos Aires. Our post from last year showed that finding turkey in Buenos Aires while difficult is not impossible.

We ended up ordering from La Granja Converso Delicateses and enjoyed that turkey so much we just ordered again this year. Like all things in Argentina, the price has increased from $22.50/kilo to $28/kilo, but at only 22.4% inflation in a year, that seems like a bargain!

Remember to order for delivery on Monday or Tuesday as these turkeys arrive frozen and need a couple of days to defrost properly. The average weight is around 11 kilos, which means you should have plenty of leftovers.


UPDATE: If you’re not up for making your own turkey, you can get a turkey dinner in Buenos Aires at The American Club, Kansas Grill or Casa Bar.


Turkey (Pavo) in Buenos Aires

With Thanksgiving just recently passed, I thought it would be good to recap some of our experiences with finding turkey (pavo) in Buenos Aires.

While it is true that the many varieties of sliced turkey that us Americans love (roasted, smoked, honey roasted, pepper-cracked, etc.) as well as ground turkey, are not available in Buenos Aires, I’m happy to report that it is possible to find good turkey here while avoiding the slimy sliced lunch meat version they have in some supermarkets here.

Around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we learned that most of the major supermarkets carry frozen turkeys. They are typically called “pavitas” and are smaller birds than their North American counterparts.  They’re easy to cook in the smaller ovens here and tend to be quite tasty.

If you’re looking for a true turkey (pavo), then we found a great butcher that specializes in turkey year-round. La Granja Converso Delicateses carries organic turkey from Cordoba and will deliver them to your home. We purchased two 11kg (24 lb) birds from them and they were great!  The perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

As a final note, Valenti, which is a chain of delicatessens, carries fresh roasted turkey that you can buy sliced. They also make a good turkey sandwich to go – something that is almost impossible to find here.