Whether you’re not really talented in the culinary arts or you simply want to focus your time and energy outside of the kitchen this Thanksgiving, there are plenty of options that allow you to pass on cooking altogether while still enjoying the feasting at home. Below you’ll find a roundup of local restaurants and grocers that provide everything you need to order a delicious Thanksgiving meal to share with your family and friends. Feel free to opt out of the meal-prep stress and sit back and enjoy the holiday.
–> Where to Get the Whole Meal:
Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon — For $285, you can get a whole meal that will that serves 8-10 people and includes roasted turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing and your choice of sides. Add pie or even a left-over pozole kit for an additional fee. Click here for all the details. Orders deadline: Nov. 20.
Hoovers Cooking — A favorite for comfort food, Hoovers will be offering up take-out with a variety of options. Get a full turkey dinner for $13.99/person or opt to mix and match your order of turkey, various sides and pies. This restaurant will also be open on Thanksgiving day. For all the details about their Thanksgiving meal options, click here.
Delicious — This South Austin restaurant is offering a large turkey dinner with lemon herb brined turkey, oyster dressing, mac and cheese, gravy, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry, sauce and rolls, plus additional sides. Packages are priced at $154 for 6-8 people. Click here for all the info. Order deadline: Nov. 16.
Vox Table — This South Lamar restaurant features turduckens, steak, mushroom bread pudding, mac and cheese, pumpkin cheesecake, and more. Packages start at $155 with plenty of options. Click here for menu & preorder instructions. Deadline for orders: Nov. 21
Central Market — Choose from an impressive list of holiday meals that you can order — turkey dinners starting at $159.99 for 6-8 people, or beef tenderloin, smoked ham, a variety of packages of sides, too. Click here to view their holiday meal guide. You’ll choose your store location and then can choose “meals” to find complete packages available.
–> Where to Get Your Turkey:
Dai Due — The Cherrywood butcher shop offers turkeys that are brined for three days in dried satsuma, black garlic, and sage. They also offer porchetta and turducken sausages. Meats by the pound range from $8 to $18. Click here for more info. Bonus: On November 23, Pastry chef Abby Love is throwing a special Thanksgiving Market from 10 a.m. until sold out that will feature pies, breads, dinner rolls, cookies, cakes, charcuterie items and more.
Salt & Time — Choose from a variety of turkeys, porchettas, turduckens and charcuterie platters. Meats by the pound range from $9.50 to $40. Click here for all the details. Note that their deadline for pre-orders is Nov. 14.
–> Where to Get Your Pies:
Bribery Bakery — From Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake to Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie, bacon caramelized onion cheddar rolls and much more, Bribery has plenty to add to your holiday meal. Click here for info about ordering for Thanksgiving.
Tiny Pies — Tiny or large pies are available for order in flavors such as Pumpkin Chai, sweet Texas Pecan, and many more. Large pies are $30; 12-pack tiny pies are $51. Click here to order online. Deadline: Nov. 16.
Do you prefer eating at a restaurant on Thanksgiving?
Check back next week for our list of all the great places to dine in Austin on turkey day.
Want to get the kids involved in giving back this Thanksgiving?
Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.