It is the season of generosity, so a Brooklyn catering service provided commuters with a free Thanksgiving supper.
Tuesday night, passengers aboard a delayed L train at the Bedford Avenue station were treated to a lavish Thanksgiving meal, replete with a long table of turkey and sides served on a gingham tablecloth.
The Washington Post writer Jada Yuan posted an Instagram video of commuters treating themselves to the food.
Yuan captioned the photo, “There was a stuck train at Bedford, and the conductor made us all exit.”
“I was in a separate vehicle, and as I got out onto the platform, I saw all these cheerful, giggling individuals devouring [mac and cheese]!”
Yuan verified in a follow-up video from a train passenger that the spread originated from Chef Bea Kitchen, an East New York catering company.
This was not the first time Chef Bea performed this act.
In 2019, owner Brandi Baxter teamed with comedian Jodell Lewis and rapper Christopher Dupree to provide a “Friendsgiving” experience for L train travelers going for Brooklyn.
Videos of the feast, which included collard greens, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes with gravy, immediately gained more than 152,000 likes on TikTok.
Dupree told the New York Times after the event, “It was incredible to deliver a classic New York City experience.”
COVID blocked plans to stage yearly pop-up train dinners, so many saw Wednesday’s unplanned celebration as a sign that life in New York City is gradually returning to normal.
One reader remarked on Yuan’s post, “Excellent NYC at its finest.” “God, I adore New York,” said another.