Who doesn’t like the traditional gathering of families from near and far for a glorious Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe you can’t make it this year for whatever reason – no time or money to spend on travel, work commitments, new baby, old spouse, family feud – or you just want to do something else. Not so different. After all, Thanksgiving means turkey and fixings no matter what. Austin restaurants and grocery stores can help you with a quality snack for your party.
Boiler Nine Bar + Grill
Boiler Nine Bar + Grill has introduced a new Thanksgiving To-Go program this year that includes roasted turkey breast with honey and lemon brine, braised beer brisket or smoked pork loin. The sides include andouille sourdough filling with toasted mushrooms and jalapeños, mac and allspice cheese, mashed potatoes and much more. Also available are bourbon pecan tart and do-it-yourself punch kits. Order now until November 15th à la carte or dinner. Rush orders will be accepted on November 16 and 17. Pick-up is on Tuesday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 22nd from 10am to 8pm in the restaurant with free delivery to Seaholm Residences. All meals are served with beer bread and IPA jam.
Come on two
Save time and still get the credit! You can cook at home at Dai Due butcher’s shop, located in the famous restaurant, including roast turkey, porchetta and turducken sausage. The shop also sells homemade pie crusts, whole cakes, and holiday mince. All meats come from Texas sources and many are from the Austin area. Dai Due offers recipes on their website and the butcher will be happy to help. Call early as items tend to sell out. Collection starts on Monday, November 20th.
Fresas Chicken al Carbon
This South Austin place offers homemade Thanksgiving turkey and side dishes – including poblano and spinach gratin, sweet potato mash, mac-n cheese, green beans, chorizo filling, roasted Brussels sprouts, gravy, and citrus serrano cranberry sauce – everything fully cooked with instructions on how to warm it up. Apple and pecan tarts are also available. Order online or by calling (512) 428-5082 by Monday, November 20. Items can be picked up on Wednesday, November 23, between 10am and 5pm at Fresas 1703 S. First St.
This classic bar and smokehouse offers Thanksgiving dinner with a Texas barbecue twist. You can choose from whole smoked turkey or smoked turkey breast as well as side dishes with brisket cornbread filling, smoked cheddar mashed potatoes and casserole with green beans, each half a pint, pint or quart. Order by November 16 online or by phone at (512) 434-0334. Collection on November 22nd between 11am and 9pm.
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Make a roasted turkey from Hyde Park the focus of your Thanksgiving festival. This Austin favorite offers turkey take-away with all the ingredients: cornbread filling, giblets, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish and fresh green beans, plus soup or salad. A vegetarian option with vegetable filling and sauce available. Call (512) 458-3168 and your order will be waiting to be picked up.
Hoover is cooking
Order a Thanksgiving dinner from the plate or à la carte at this east-facing restaurant known for its home-style cuisine. The plates include turkey and dressing or two-sided ham, cornbread dressing and homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potato biscuit, and cornbread muffins. Customers can also order a variety of main dishes, desserts, and side dishes, including sweet potato cookies, cornbread, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and mustard greens. By November 19, call (512) 479-5006 to place your order. Free delivery for groups of 20 people and within a 10 mile radius.
Many longtime Austinites consider Thanksgiving to be more of a tradition at Threadgill than a home vacation. The restaurant’s takeaway feast serves 10 to 12 people and includes a whole roast turkey or a spiral-cut ham. two liters each of cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, candied yams and casserole with green beans; a liter of sauce; half a liter of cranberry sauce (turkey food) or Jezebel sauce (ham); two dozen yeast, corn bread, or mixed buns; and a pecan or pumpkin pie. Celebrations come with heating instructions. Additional pages are available à la carte. Order online by November 15th at the latest.
Wheatsville Food Co-op
This Austin grocer has a variety of prepared holiday dishes for your holiday meal, from appetizers – including locally sourced and sustainably raised turkey – to side dishes and homemade cakes with vegan and gluten-free selections. Order through the catering team at the place you want to pick it up (Guadalupe or South Lamar). Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Thanksgiving.
Whole food market
Whole Foods Market has whole Thanksgiving meals, including roast turkey with pecan cornbread filling, creamy mashed potatoes, green beans with crispy garlic and parsley, organic cranberry and orange sauce, and organic turkey sauce for the vacation; or glazed ham with macaroni and cheese, green beans with crispy garlic and parsley (vegan) and roasted apples and parsnips (vegan). Whole vegan meals are also available. Call (844) 936-2428 to order by November 21.