The best Thanksgiving take-out options

Our ultimate Thanksgiving take-out guide is making Turkey Day in Austin that much easier
Walton's Fancy and Staple
Photograph: Courtesy Walton's Fancy and Staple
By Kelly Stocker |
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Even if you’re going full potluck, Thanksgiving requires careful orchestration. So why not order Thanksgiving take-out instead? Skip the stress of having to perfect the turkey by bringing in a glorious Thanksgiving dinner (and ordering one of Austin's best pies) that's sure to impress even the pickiest of relatives. (Or just head to one of these restaurants open on Thanksgiving instead). Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

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Thanksgiving take-out guide

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill
Photograph: Courtesy Boiler Nine Observatory Deck
Bars

Boiler Nine

icon-location-pin Downtown

You may not be able to recreate Boiler Nine's gorgeous rooftop, but you can recreate their Thanksgiving dinner. Order smoke roasted turkey breast, andouille sourdough stuffing, mac and pimento cheese, bourbon pecan pie, make-your-own punch kits and more. Available to serve up to eight.
Price: $70 + tax for two; $130 + tax for four; $240 + tax for eight
Order by: Pre-order until Nov 15. Rush-order Nov 16-17
Pickup: November 21-22,10am-8pm

LeRoy and Lewis
Photograph: Briana Balducci
Restaurants, Barbecue

LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue

icon-location-pin Dawson

Pitmaster Evan LeRoy knows his way around a bird—and he’s happy to make you look like you do, too. Classic meats by the pound include Whitehurst Farm heritage turkey, Thanksgiving sausage with turkey and more, along with sides like sweet potato salad, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing and green bean casserole that can be purchased by the quart.
Price: Varies
Order by: Nov 17
Pickup: Nov 22 

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Threadgill’s
Photograph: Courtesy Threadgill’s
Restaurants, Soul and southern American

Threadgill's

icon-location-pin Auditorium Shores

Threadgill’s carries on their tradition of a holiday take out mix and match. Make your grandmother’s famous dish and pick up the rest. Sides and pies are available à la carte, or you can opt into the entire Holiday Feast (serves 10-12) with turkey, dressing, potatoes, yams, green bean casserole, pie, rolls and cranberry sauce.
Price: Feast $139.95, side prices vary
Order by: ASAP
Pickup: Schedule a pick-up date; also open on Thanksgiving 10:30am–10pm

Walton's Fancy and Staple
Photograph: Courtesy Walton's Fancy and Staple
Restaurants, Sandwich shops

Walton's Fancy and Staple

icon-location-pin Market District

They may be known for their lovely lunches but Walton’s is offering gourmet mains, sides and desserts this year. They have six different kinds of meat on offer–from turkey to grilled pork loin–along with potatoes, southern yams, cornbread stuffing, brussels sprouts casserole, broccoli cheddar and leek casserole, and pies and cakes.
Price: Prices vary
Order by: Nov 17-25 
Pickup: Mon–Sat, 7am–7pm; Sun 8am–4 pm

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Restaurants

Freedmen's

icon-location-pin West University

It’s not a Texas Thanksgiving without a nod to our heritage food: barbecue. Freedmen’s is offering classic Thanksgiving entrées and sides with a BBQ twist: Whole turkey and smoked breast are supported by the restaurant's brisket burnt-end cornbread stuffing and smoked cheddar mashed potatoes.
Price: Varies per lb (Sides: half pint, $5.50; pint: $11; quart: $22)
Order by: Nov 16
Pickup: Nov 22 11am–9pm 

VOX Table
Photograph: Courtesy VOX Table
Restaurants

VOX Table

icon-location-pin Bouldin

You may not be a chef but you can always pretend! Level up your big day with chef-crafted Thanksgiving mains, sides and sauces from Vox Table. Their offering is pretty robust—it includes two all-in options, a Prime Ribeye Package and a Turducken Package plus sides. You can also choose to go à la carte on both meats and sides.
Price: Varies
Order by: Nov 18
Pickup: Nov 22 noon–9pm

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El Chipiron
Photograph: Ashlyn Allison
Restaurants, Spanish

El Chipirón

icon-location-pin South Lamar

Thanksgiving with a Spanish twist is the special at El Chipirón. Sure, they’ve got the turkey and sides thing down, but their to-go package also includes a cheese and charcuterie board. And nobody is mad about that. You can also add a bottle of Spanish red wine or Spanish iberico ham for $20.
Price: Feeds 2: $105, Feeds 4: $210, Feeds 6: $260
Order by: Nov 16
Pickup: Nov 21–22, 3pm–6pm

Photograph: Thomas & Elizabeth Winslow, courtesy Dai Due
Restaurants

Dai Due

icon-location-pin Blackland

Jesse Griffith and his team are known for their meats-manship, and their Thanksgiving offerings are right on brand. Order Turducken sausages, porchetta and brined pasture turkeys along with desserts like sweet apple, buttermilk and sweet potato pie.
Price: Varies
Order by: ASAP
Pickup: Nov 20, 10am–5pm; Nov 21–22, 10am–10pm

 

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Bistro Vonish
Photograph: Courtesy Bistro Vonish
Restaurants

Bistro Vonish

icon-location-pin North Loop

Bistro Vonish rushes to the rescue of Austin vegans this Thanksgiving with their ample take-away offerings: seitan, roasted Brussels sprouts with tempeh, gluten-free mac and cheese, cornbread stuffing, cinnamon rolls and cranberry sauce. Sneak a meat-free dish into the family gathering and see if they notice.
Price: $5–$7/serving
Order by: Nov 20
Pickup: Nov 22, 4–8pm

Hoover's
Photograph: Courtesy Hoover's
Restaurants, Soul and southern American

Hoover's Cooking

icon-location-pin Blackland

It’s basically Thanksgiving at Hoover’s every day, but they're graciously extending their normal offerings to a Thanksgiving take-out menu. You can grab a single plate or go whole roasted, fried or smoked turkey. They also have hearty sides and desserts (cobbler!) plus their famed sweet potato biscuits and cornbread.
Price: Varies
Order by: Nov 19
Pickup: Nov 22

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Mongers Market + Kitchen
Photograph: Courtesy Mongers Market + Kitchen
Restaurants, Seafood

Mongers Market + Kitchen

icon-location-pin Holly

For a true departure from your standard turkey dinner, throw an ocean-centric Thanksgiving. Seafood platters, crab cakes, smoked salmon and pints of hearty soups like chowder and gumbo are on offer at Monger’s. Make it a real treat with a steaming pan of lobster mac and cheese.
Price: Varies
Order by: November 21
Pickup: Confirmed at ordering

Counter Culture
Photograph: Courtesy Susan Davis
Restaurants

Counter Culture

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Thanksgiving is a whole other non-animal at Counter Culture. Their to-go menu is completely vegan and includes items like a seitan roast, rosemary stuffing, kale salad, broccoli gratin, roasted squash, chocolate pecan pie and apple cranberry crisp. A gluten-free menu is also available.
Price: $22/meal

Order by: Nov 19
Pickup: Nov 22, 11am–7pm

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Fresa's
Photograph: Courtesy Fresa's
Restaurants, Mexican

Fresa's

icon-location-pin Bouldin Creek

With a departure from their normal chicken offerings, Fresa’s talks turkey with a Thanksgiving dinner to go. Roasted turkey, poblano spinach, citrus-serrano cranberry sauce and chorizo stuffing add a little something extra to your meal. Don’t forget to grab a posole kit for leftovers.
Price: Dinner is $285 (serves 8–10), à la carte varies
Order by: Nov 20.
Pickup: Nov 23, 10 am–5pm

What about dessert?

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