Now that the holiday season is in full swing and many Austinites are looking for alternative plans to celebrate in the absence of traveling to see family or large gatherings and events. Those looking to celebrate with an intimate dinner while staying close to home, Austin area restaurants are gearing up to offer takeout dinner kits and packages to enjoy at home.
Here’s our guide on where to find the best holiday meals to-go in Austin.
Andiamo is offering a three course Christmas Eve At Home meal for preorder and pickup or delivery. $45 per person includes starters, mains, wine pairings, and desserts including a bruschetta kit, housemade saffron ravioli, potato gnocchi, beef tagliatell, and tiramisu. A $65 five course prix fixe Andiamo At Home menu is also available all during December. Call (512) 719-3377 to order or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Vie
This holiday season, Bakery Lorraine will offer a selection of festive desserts perfect for sharing. Offerings include their Apple Cranberry Pie made with a unique fusion of fresh ingredients and perfectly dusted with Christmas spice. A twist on the classic apple pie, the Dutch Apple Pie made with four types of fresh apples and topped with a delicately crafted apple assortment, and their legendary Whiskey Pecan Pie made with a kick of Jack Daniels No. 7 Whiskey. All holiday pies are available for $26. The once a year treat, Buche De Noel ($48), is handcrafted with edible whimsical art, that changes yearly, and features a fluffy vanilla mousse, cherries, and a dreamy chocolate sponge cake saturated in a special kirsch syrup. *All items can be pre ordered in-store or online through the Bakery Lorraine website. The last day to place a preorder will be Friday, December 18th for Christmas Eve pickup.
We are offering a brined then slow-roasted Texas beef Osso Bucco with white wine tomato soffritto + gremolata. Each shank feeds 4-6 people. Fully-cooked — simply reheat, and serve. $75, pickup Dates: December 22nd & 23rd, select your time: online.
Party Sandwich Platters and Monster Mountain cookie platters. Choose from any chicken salad sandwich options and 1/2 lb Monster Cookies. The Sixer, six 1/2 pound cookies delivered with holiday lights in a clear acrylic box, is available to order. Order at https://www.
The 12 Days of Smoked Meats ends with their annual HOMEMADE HOLIDAY TAMALE DAY available for pick up. Tamales include SMOKED BRISKET (by the dozen) or SMOKED PULLED PORK (by the dozen). Pick-up will be designated over three days – Thursday, December 21st thru Saturday, December 23rd during Regular Business Hours. All orders must be placed online. Orders can be made starting online
Sala & Betty will be offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials and dinner kits, including a large and small turkey dinners as well as a Feast of Seven Fishes kit. Kits come in small and larges sizes and start at $225 – $325. All orders must be placed by December 21st. To preorder call the restaurant at 512-645-0214 0r 512-645-0215 or order ONLINE.
This holiday season, let Chef Janelle Reynolds of Rosedale Kitchen and Bar and Pitmaster Jay Tinney of the Award-Winning Tinney Barbecue curate your special Holiday meal. Choose from Pitmaster Jay’s flavor-packed, Hickory Smoked Beef Tenderloin or Prime Rib then pair it with family sharing favorites from Chef Janelle such as Buttery Rosemary-Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Honey-Thyme Roasted Root Vegetables, 3-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese, Creamed Spinach, and More. Complete the meal with Lil’ Mama’s Cherry + Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce. Visit their website to see a MENU of options.
(in Mueller / Aldrich Street) L’Oca d’Oro will be celebrating the holidays with folks at home this year with special holiday subscription bags, perfect for holiday meals or to give as gifts. The Christmas bag will include several standards from their Feast of the Seven Fishes, the traditional Italian Christmas dinner, with housemade Bucatini and anchovy butter and Baccala Mantecato (whipped salt cod).
Holiday dinner parties for 10 people offered during December, starting at $550 per 10 guests. Available for pickup or delivery, four days notice needed for all orders. Choose from dinner parties menus a variety of Contigo Catering’s seasonal charcuterie and cheese, dips and spreads, appetizers, including Charred Baba Ganoush dip, house Pimento Cheese, Black Pepper Cream Cheese & Pumpkin Turnovers, Pulled Chicken Sliders, Peach & Eggnog loaf, and seasonal batch cocktails by the 1/2 gallon like Cranberry Old Fashioneds, Negroni, Red Sangria, and Spiked Horchata.
East 11th and Burnet Rd. locations are doing Smoked Pork Char Siu (dine in and to go at east 11th, and to go at Burnet Rd. Every Friday-Sunday) and Super Dope Family Pack that serves 4-6 people and includes egg rolls, hot & sour soup, green beans, Xiao Mian, General Tso’s, Brisket Fried Rice, Mongolian Beer, and Char Siu Pork Belly Bao. Vegetarian Super Dope Family Pack is also available. Place orders online: https://
Eat good while feeling good about reducing food waste this season with a zero food-waste holiday dinner from Intero. The Italian restaurant is offering an exclusive holiday menu featuring mouth-watering dishes like roasted leg of lamb and glazed brussels. And for dessert (or stocking stuffers), try Intero’s beautiful and tasty seasonal chocolates! Order your holiday feast and chocolate here.
There’s nothing more Texan than tacos and tamales for Christmas, and Suerte makes some of Austin’s best. For the first time ever, Suerte will offer two varieties of to-go tamales by the “Suerte dozen” (12 tamales + one extra for buena suerte). This is in addition to Suerte’s family-style Pachanga Party menu, allowing taco-loving households to enjoy all the deliciousness of Suerte from the comfort of home. The menu includes Suerte’s staple tacos, apps and sides as well as a few newcomer dishes designed specifically for family-style dining. See the Pachanga Party menu here.
Italian is always a crowd pleaser. Juliet’s expansive catering menu features all of your favorite traditional Italian dishes like chicken piccata and spaghetti bolognese. Most items are designed to serve six, making it the perfect option for larger households or smaller households where everyone saves room for seconds (no judgement here). Catering menu is linked here.
The restaurant’s package includes: 3 lb Roast Beef; Prime ribeye, potatoes gratin, blackberry-malbec compote, organic mixed green salad, roasted tri-color beets, miñones (butter rolls) and tiramisu. Price & Ordering: $270, last day to order is December 21st. Pick up at East 6th St location December 23rd and 24th (until 2pm).
Parkside is now accepting pre-orders for our Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! Get an Oyster Platter of one dozen east coast oysters for $32; Grand Platter — a dozen east coast oysters, crab legs, ceviche, shrimp remoulade, saltines $80; Cheese & Charcuterie Board — jamon serrano, blonde pate, gorgonzola dolce, manchego $25. Get bubbles for $31 – $82 per bottle.
Share the gift of presence with loved ones this year and make entertaining effortless with Fairmont Austin’s Christmas Dinner To-Go. Impress without the stress and enjoy dishes created by the hotel’s acclaimed culinary team. From turkey and honey glazed ham to apple tarts or bourbon pecan pie – let the landmark property’s talented team help usher in the most magical time of the year. Price: $199 (Serves 4), $379 (Serves 8). Pickup date: December 24, 2020 (9:00am-9:00pm pickup at Fairmont Austin). Learn more and Pre-order Online: fairmont-austin.com/christmas-dinner-to-go.
On Christmas Eve, join the team from Emmer & Rye for a socially distanced market with stocking stuffers, unique local gifts, wine and treats! Market items will include gifts such as Emmer & Rye’s 5 days of Christmas cocktails, to-go, Christmas kombucha, cookie tins from Tavel Bristol-Joseph, TLV spice blend sets, bottled banana breadnog, and more. Additionally, Emmer & Rye will be offering Christmas dinner kits available for pre-order. Dinner kits serve 2 people and are $150. To pre-order Christmas dinner kits, visit https://emmerandrye.com/
Join Aba for a special Virtual Holiday Dinner via private Zoom event, toast to the holiday season with your sommelier-selected bottle of red or white wine from Rhone Valley, France and enjoy live acoustic guitar. The dinner features a mezze feast including Charred Eggplant Spread, Crispy Short Rib Hummus w/ House bread, Local Greens Salad with tahini vinaigrette, Harissa Shrimp Cocktail, Roasted Chicken Tagine (demo included!) and Isot Double Chocolate Cake. Cost is $85, plus tax, per person, plus a 3% event fee. The dinner is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on December 19, order by December 17 at 2 p.m. for pick-up or delivery on December 19 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
TLC Christmas Package is $285 and includes Nueskes applewood smoked bone-in Ham (6-7lb), Rosemary fingerling potatoes, Country green beans, Honey Glazed Carrots, Chocolate Pecan Pie, White Chocolate-Peppermint Bark, Hot Cocoa Kit, Cookies for Santa with decorating kit (We bake the cookies, you decorate), Carrots (For Santa’s Reindeer), Add Ons: Garlic roasted tenderloin (2.5lb) w/ thyme demi glacé ($175), Alaskan Red King Crab (Mkt price), Lobster Mac & Cheese ($80)TLC’s Christmas family meal serves 8-10 people. Preorder online and pickup on Dec. 23 or 24. Order online HERE
The interior Oaxacan restaurant on South Lamar is offering a special takeout menu for Christmas Eve dinner. Pre-orders must be placed by December 19, and pickups are scheduled between 12-3 p.m. on Thursday, December 24. Guests can choose from three meals: Cocoa & Chile Ancho Crusted Lamb Rack; Mole Manchamanteles with Roasted Pork Loin; and Mexican Christmas-Style Cod.
(at Hill Country Galleria) Pre-order by calling 512-263-4060 or online (nationwide shipping also now available. Pre-order deadline for smoked ham, whole smoked brisket, whole turkeys, turkey breast and 10” homemade pies available now through Dec 20. Orders must be picked up between 12/21-12/24 (choose at checkout). Must be picked up by 3 p.m. on 12/24.
FoliePop’s is now offering a decadent festive dessert, the Bûche de Noël, or a French Yule Log. This is a reimagined version of the traditional Christmas dessert by Executive Pastry Chef Antoine Chassonnery. The body of the Bûche is a mix of chocolate mousse, Madagascar vanilla cream and salted caramel with pecans, topped with three chocolate hazelnut pops and three mango & passionfruit pops. All of this sits on a crunchy honey and hazelnut biscuit base. Available now for pre-order through the website, the Bûche De Noël is $75 and feeds six people.