As the last Halloween candies are being eaten and temperatures begin to drop, Americans are starting to prepare for their holiday season. The chance to eat great food, watch hours of football games, and get a few days off work to enjoy time with loved ones makes Thanksgiving a favorite holiday for many people. But it can be extremely stressful for those that host this feast.
Having guests for any occasion can be nerve-racking, let alone for a huge meal. Some of the biggest challenges can be scheduling when to cook each dish so they are ready at the same time and timing how long the turkey is in the oven so it’s not over cooked.
Maybe none of your guests are helpful in the kitchen or it’s possible that you don’t even have the space for everyone to help. Not only do you need all the right ingredients, but you also need the right amount of plates and silverware.
Another scenario might be that you have a small guest list but still want the traditional Thanksgiving meal. You don’t want to cook an entire turkey and seven side dishes for four people, even though the leftovers can be the best part.
Whatever your Thanksgiving Day looks like, cooking might not be the best option for you and your family. Luckily in Austin, TX you have plenty of other options to pick up delicious meals that are ready to reheat when you are. Here are 8 options for Thanksgiving takeout in Austin.
Fresa’s – South First
Enjoy a Mexican twist on your traditional Thanksgiving foods from Fresa’s. Whether it’s the whole meal, a few sides or a homemade pie, Fresa’s has many re-heatable options. Some of their 2021 offerings include chorizo stuffing, citrus Serrano cranberry sauce, sweet potato mash, and of course roasted turkey breast. https://www.fresaschicken.com/
Dai Due – Cherrywood
This butcher shop is offering dozens of options for your Thanksgiving meal this year. Start your day off with a breakfast casserole, wild boar chorizo, and smoked cane syrup bacon. Take a few hours to watch football or relax with family before heading back to the kitchen for a customized charcuterie board and classic sides like braised collard greens and chicken fat mashed sweet potatoes – But save some room for Dai Due’s incredible selection of meats! Go classic with a 100% non-GMO organic fed turkey from Belle Vie Farm or mix it up with ham, brined quail, or turducken sausage. https://www.exploretock.com/daidue/
Aba – South Congress
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with a Mediterranean twist! Aba is offering re-heatable meals for 2, 4, or 6 guests. Their feast includes hummus, crispy Brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin kebabs, and chicken thighs with sautéed greens & butternut squash. Order by November 21st for pick up on November 24th. https://www.abarestaurants.com/events/thanksgiving-to-go/
Stiles Switch BBQ – North Lamar & Cedar Park
Bring the slow cooked southern BBQ to your dinner table this Thanksgiving from Stiles Switch BBQ. Pre-Order your slow smoked whole turkey breast, smoke bone-in ham, or a whole smoked brisket and add a corn casserole to complete this feast. Pick up November 23rd or 24th. http://www.stilesswitchbbq.com/thanksgiving
Hyde Park Bar & Grill – Hyde Park & Westgate
Both locations are offering re-heatable Thanksgiving meals this November. The Westgate location will have whole 12-14 pound Cajun fried turkeys for $75 but both locations will offer meals for four. Add peach pudding for dessert for $15. Online ordering starts November 5th. Hyde Park Bar & Grill is also open for dine in on Thanksgiving Day! https://hpbng.com/
Salt & Time – East
This full-service butcher shop and restaurant is featuring a cornucopia of Thanksgiving meat options this year. They have orlops bronze turkeys, muscovy duck, chicken Ballotine, stuffed quail, mezcal glazed ham, dry aged wagyu rib roast, and multiple options of lamb. You can also pre-order pies, stuffing, and bacon Mac and cheese from Salt & Time. http://www.saltandtime.com/seasonal-orders
Easy Tiger – North Lamar
Take it easy this Thanksgiving, tiger! This complete dinner kit includes reheatable: House Smoked Turkey Breast, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing Kit, Roasted Carrots and Brussel Sprouts, Cranberry Sauce, Kale Salad and House Gravy. Top it off with a pumpkin pie or charcuterie board. Pre-order now for pickup November 23rd-26th. https://www.easytigerusa.com/pages/thanksgiving
Tiny Pies – Burnet, South Lamar, Westlake, Lakeway
Maybe you’re cooking most of your holiday meal but need just a few additions or desserts. Tiny Pies is offering Turkey pot pies, cherry lattice, apple crumb, chocolate cream, pecan, and pumpkin chai pies. Pre-order to pick up November 22nd-24th. https://tinypies.com/pages/thanksgiving-menu