Thanksgiving guide for the homesick in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – Are you homesick and in need of turkey, pronto? Here’s your guide to Thanksgiving in Geneva, Black Friday (yeap, some are doing it minus the turkey), and Drinksgiving (visiting your local neighborhood bar the night before Thanksgiving which we will skip for this post!)

A Guide to Sourcing Your Local Thanksgiving Feast

If you are reading this post chances are that you are new to Geneva. If that is the case, allow me to give you some unsolicited advice. First, measure your oven up to the heating coil to make sure the bird will fit in your European-sized kitchen stove. Second, turkeys cost twice as much in Geneva as they do in the US; however, they are fresh and you’ll taste the difference (see the label here below).

Fresh turkey in Switzerland1
Talk about fresh: turkey from a French farm to the Swiss market delivered in only three days, with a nine-day max to be consumed.


Find yours at,


American Food Avenue in Cologny, the American market, Coop, Globus, Manor and Migros offer most fixings. I have also listed some popular items in alphabetical order.

Cranberries Aligro Imported US cranberries
Imported US cranberries found in Aligro

Cranberries (fresh), sometimes sold as canneberges or airelles

Cranberry sauce (canned)

Cream of mushroom



  • American Food Avenue in Cologny carries the real McCoy
  • Migros sells a very similar product to molasses
  • My American Market sells molasses online with delivery in France
  •, Ayurveda online store in Switzerland

Pumpkin mix

Sweet potatoes/Yams (canned) – fresh at any supermarket plus…

Thank you for your readership. Happy Thanksgiving!

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