Thanksgiving Day might be over, but the Thanksgiving meal is anything but. I've got enough turkey and stuffing in the fridge to last from now until next Tuesday. Unfortunately, if you're an American abroad, you're probably not in the same situation. In fact, you might have even had to work yesterday, not to mention the fact that finding a proper Turkey Day meal with all the fixings can be awfully difficult in some parts of the world. I've spent a few Thanksgivings overseas and understand how it can be a a fun, unique and homesick-inspiring experience all rolled into one. But if you're an American in Paris, you might be in luck. There's still a chance you could get your hands on some cranberries and pumpkin pie, just in time for the weekend. Head over to the Marais, where, on the corner of Rue St. Paul and Rue Charles V, you'll find an American grocery store created especially for you, and yes, it's called Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a welcome respite for Americans who are looking for a little taste of home. They sell products you won't find anywhere else in the city including Betty Crocker brownie mix, Jello, and Dr. Pepper. There's also a little seating area where you can enjoy a snack from home and a little conversation with people who understand the beauty that is an Oreo cookie. As their name suggests, they proudly sell exactly what you need to make a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. Whole turkeys? Check. Cranberry sauce? Check. Pecan pie? Check. If you spent yesterday at your desk craving that classic once-a-year harvest meal, head on over to Thanksgiving and get cooking. You don't even have to try to find the French word for "stuffing." English is spoken here.