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Update, 11/17/2022, 4:10 p.m.:
Ready or not, Thanksgiving 2022 is nearly upon us! Bring on the turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and, ahem, “spirited” dinner conversation. To help grease the wheels of hospitality, Houston restaurants are offering full spreads to-go, along with à la carte selections for starters, mains, sides, desserts and wines. There are even locations serving free Thanksgiving meals and turkeys. We wish you and yours a happy, healthy, safe and fulfilling holiday!
Houston Catering Concepts/New York Eatery, 5422 Bellaire: The catering component of New York Eatery offers full service assistance for holidays and gatherings of all sizes. There are three holiday packages that cost $15.95, $17.95 or $19.95 per person. They include roasted, fried or hickory smoked turkey, honey-baked ham and cornbread stuffing plus pies and sides that vary according to the package selected. View all menu options online.
There is also a Holiday Potluck menu of à la carte dishes that includes whole turkeys, hams and chickens, and half or full pan sides like grilled asparagus, roasted corn and macaroni and cheese. Pies are $24 each and available in pumpkin, pecan, apple or cherry, and there are cakes, cookies and more. Opt for pick-up or arrange for drop-off, set-up, full service, bartenders and chefs for additional charge. Contact Jeanne Magenheim at (713) 257-9898 or send an email for additional arrangements.
Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood, 14315 Cypress Rosehill: Choose dine-in or takeout from this family steakhouse known for traditional dishes and excellent service. The same three-course Thanksgiving menu is available for both options, and costs $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.
First course includes a choice of five items such as lobster bisque or pear and apple salad. Main courses include five selections like Dario’s Filet topped with crabmeat and a malbec demi-glace, roasted turkey with all the trimmings and Norwegian grilled salmon with sautéed broccolini, mashed sweet potato and apricot sauce. Choose from desserts like pumpkin roulade, pecan pie and ginger crème brulée.
There are also two family meals available for pre-order through parent company Grupo Herrera. The Regular includes a 12-14 pound turkey that serves seven to nine people for $110, and The Large includes a 20-22 pound turkey that serves 11 to 14 people for $179. Both meals come with sautéed green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and one dozen fresh-baked rolls. Order at the restaurant or call (832) 653-6853 for pick up at Galiana’s at 24110 Northwest Freeway.
Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse, 24002 Northwest Freeway: Add an Italian vibe to your holiday table with a three-course dinner from this neighborhood destination. It is $62 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Starters include a choice of Akaushi meatball, pumpkin soup, fall salad and lobster spring roll. Next, choose from main courses like roasted turkey with classic sides, Marvino’s Filet served with a bacon-wrapped scallop, lamb shank with marsala wine sauce and butternut squash raviolis. End on a sweet note with one of five desserts like pumpkin cheesecake or tiramisu. Visit the website or call (832) 220-7200 to order and for more information.
J-BAR-M, 2201 Leeland: Pick up bulk orders of smoked meats, plus sides and sauces from this barbecue joint in EaDo. Meats include brisket for $34 per pound, turkey for $25 per pound and either house or jalapeño cheddar sausage for $10 per link. Pair with traditional sides for $25 each, including green bean casserole, cream corn and sweet potato casserole, plus housemade sauces like cranberry jelly and gravy that start at $5 and $4, respectively. Place orders through Monday, November 21 by emailing [email protected] and pick up between 8 and 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Caracol, 2200 Post Oak: This coastal Mexican cuisine restaurant from restaurateur Tracy Vaught and James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega is closed on Thanksgiving. However, there are plenty of great dishes available to make your home holiday special. The Couple’s Feast feeds two and includes sliced Pineapple & Habanero Spiral Ham, sliced oven-roasted turkey breast, coal-roasted sweet potatoes with condensed milk , jalapeño cornbread, charred Brussels sprouts, Sweet Cranberry & Spicy Jalapeño Relish, Tamal Azteca Tortilla Casserole and a choice of Pumpkin Meringue and Cajeta Pie, chocolate or vanilla tres leches or Pecan Chocolate Tart.
The Family Feast feeds 8 to 10 and includes either a whole Pineapple and Habanero Spiral Ham or oven-roasted turkey breast, plus the same sides and dessert options as the Couple’s Feast. All items from the feasts are available à la carte, too. Visit the Thanksgiving page to view the full menu. Orders must be received online by Monday, November 21, and pickup is on Wednesday, November 23. Reheating instructions are included.
DR Delicacy, 1291 North Post Oak: Take advantage of a special pre-holiday caviar discount from Houston’s best source for luxury foods. Through November 12, all in stock caviar is 20% off. Perk up appetizers, elevate main dishes and enhance sides with the unique texture and flavor of this beautiful accompaniment. Visit the website for full selection, and purchase online or at the warehouse.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 North Post Oak Lane: Delight yourself and your guests with an elegant dinner prepared by executive chef Neal Cox and team. Each meal serves four adults and comes packaged cold with simple heat-and-eat directions. The generous spread includes a 12- to 14-pound whole herb-roasted turkey, orange-cranberry sauce, sage turkey gravy, classic cornbread dressing, French green beans with caramelized shallots, Yukon Gold whipped potatoes, four Houstonian honey butter yeast rolls and a choice of one Pie Shoppe House-Made Pie in Texas pecan, pumpkin or chocolate ice box. It costs $169 plus tax and gratuity for members, and $179 plus tax and gratuity for the public; all Thanksgiving to-go food orders are subject to a taxable 24% service charge and 8.25% sales tax.
You can also order a Thanksgiving floral centerpiece handcrafted by Sage ’n’ Bloom. It is $125. Place food and centerpiece orders by November 18 via the online form or by calling (713) 812-6932. Pick up on Wednesday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up times are first come, first served.
Musaafer, 5115 Westheimer: Entice dinner guests with the warming spices of Indian cuisine via the Tandoori Turkey Tray. It costs $200 plus tax, and feeds six people. The main course includes a ready-to-cook tandoori-marinated turkey, baby potatoes, banana shallots and rainbow carrots. Cooking instructions are provided. The tray also comes with ready-to-heat makhani sauce, Mushroom–Bacon Brussels sprouts, cranberry chutney, spiced cherries, sweet and sour butternut squash, Truffled Cumin Potato Mash, haricot beans with sofrito and six pieces of brioche bread. To order, call (713) 242-8087 through November 22 for pick up from 2 to 6 p.m. on November 23 or noon to 4 p.m. on November 24.
Urbe, 1101 Uptown Park Boulevard: Select from elevated casual Mexican classics at this vibrant kitchen in Uptown Park. There are five proteins that each come with tortillas, like barbacoa, brisket, and oven-roasted sliced turkey breast, plus tamales in either brisket or pork with adobo. There are enchiladas, too, in vegetable, chicken or brisket, and five sides. The latter include papas bravas and charred Brussels sprouts.
Choose from add-ons like refritos, campechana and guacamole. Six desserts include Tres Leches Banana Pudding, chocolate mousse cake and pumpkin meringue pie. Visit the holiday page to view the full menu. Orders must be received online by Monday, November 21, and pickup is on Wednesday, November 23. Reheating instructions are included.
Greenway / Upper Kirby
Dessert Gallery, 3600 Kirby: What’s Thanksgiving dinner without dessert? A sad one, that’s what. Keep the smiles coming with seasonal sweets from this Houston bakery known for elaborately decorated cookies, cakes and pies that taste as good as they look. Choose from Thanksgiving butter cookies that cost $4.95 each or the Thanksgiving Cookie Extravaganza with a choice of 24 or 34 cookies and bars that cost $77.50 and $107.50, respectively. These treats are available only through November 24. Additional options include The Great Cake Escape that comes with eight portions of the bakery’s most popular cakes such as Mom’s Chocolate and French Vanilla for $86.50, Pumpkin DreamCake for $42.50 and six pies such as Double Decker Key Lime Pie for $36.50 and To-Die-For Fudge Pecan Pie for $35. Visit the website or call (713) 522-9999 to order.
Eunice, 3737 Buffalo Speedway: Order Cajun-Creole Thanksgiving dishes chosen by chef Drake Leonards. All dishes are presented family style and feed crowds from four to 10. Options include Cajun Stuffed Turkey Roll for $200, Crawfish & Cornbread Stuffing for $80 and sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel for $80. There are also Brussels sprouts, smoked chicken & sausage gumbo and bread pudding. Place orders online or by calling (832) 491-1717 by Friday, November 18 for pick up from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23.
Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe: Get a Thanksgiving feast to go from one of Houston’s most iconic restaurants. This charming River Oaks bistro serves classic fare with Texas twists that make meals memorable and delicious. This year, choose from Garlic and Pepper-Crusted Beef Prime Rib and The Works that serves 15 to 20 and costs $375 to $420, a Honey-Glazed Ham that serves 20 to 25 for $160 to $250 or the new Bourbon-brined Turkey with Gravy that serves 10 to 15 and costs $160 to $250. All meats come with two sides and one dessert, with an option to purchase the meat by itself.
There are eight sides, such as wild rice with shallots, cinnamon-sugar sweet potatoes and corn bread dressing available with the meat combinations or à la carte for $75 each. Dessert includes five choices, also $75 each, like tres leches cake, pecan pie or apple strudel and caramel sauce. Sides and desserts both serve 10-12 people. Complete your spread with housemade biscuits available by the dozen, raw or cooked, and in four sweet or savory flavors, and wines by the bottle for $15 to $25. Orders include reheating instructions. Place orders by Monday, November 21 for pick up at the restaurant on Wednesday, November 23.
Tony’s, 3755 Richmond: Tuck into Thanksgiving from one of Houston’s most lauded Italian restaurants. The dinner for six is $330 (plus $60 for each additional person) and includes a full spread with all the trimmings. There is turkey (sliced breast and dark meat), mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread. Additional à la carte sides include creamed spinach, lasagna, Vallone Salad and potatoes au gratin. There is also a prime tenderloin for $325 that serves 12 to 15 and includes bordelaise sauce.
Choose from desserts like Mile High Limoncello Pie and tuxedo cake for $75 each, and a dozen red velvet cake pops for $24. There are wine specials, too, with sparkling, white, rose and red by the bottle starting at $35. Visit the website for more information and full menu details, and place orders via the online ordering form. Pick up is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23.
Fluff Bake Bar, 1701 West 15th: Place orders now for loaded pies made from scratch with seasonal ingredients. Owner and pastry chef Rebecca Masson brings years of experience and family tradition to each selection, making them a sweet addition to your Thanksgiving spread. Choose from six flavors like Mountain Rose Apple Pie filled with nearly two pounds of apples and finished with an oatmeal streusel topping, pumpkin or chocolate cream pies and the conversation-starting Couch Potato Pie inspired by her famous cookie. It’s made with a potato chip and pretzel crust, cornflake-caramelized white-chocolate ganache, pretzel ball milk chocolate crémeux, toasted meringue and finished with shoestring potatoes. Place orders online and pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23.
Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace, 350 West 19th Street: Choose from individual or group-sized Thanksgiving to-go options from this casual Heights destination known for elevated variations on Texas and Gulf Coast classics. Individual Thanksgiving Servings cost $24.95 plus tax for single orders and $49.95 plus tax for sets of two. Each plate includes sliced turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes, green beans, housemade cranberry sauce and housemade biscuit. Quantities are limited, so secure yours soon.
For larger gatherings, choose from the Harold’s Turkey Breast Package or Harold’s Ham Package that cost $169.95 each plus tax. Each includes cornbread dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes, green beans, housemade cranberry sauce and 12 housemade biscuits, plus either a seven-pound roasted turkey breast or seven-pound spiral ham. Add additional sides for $6 per single serving and $14.50 per quart, and a bottle of wine for $18.95. Desserts include Granny Cake, bread pudding, or Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie for $32 each, and pumpkin pie for $28. Place orders online or call (713) 893-7588 with credit card by noon on Friday, November 18 for pick-up or delivery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 22 and November 23.
Lagniappe, 550 Heights: This Heights newcomer is offering Thanksgiving preorder on a number of quintessential Louisiana-style dishes. There is a house-smoked holiday ham for $75 that feeds 6 to 10 (add optional ham glaze for $7.95), smoked andouille sausage pack for $11.95 and lots of sides that serve four. The latter include artichoke casserole, oyster cornbread stuffing, Southern roasted mirliton squash & herbs and Chicory Bread Pudding with caramel drizzle. There are cocktails, too, like Lagniappe Sangria and Port Hurricane. Place orders online and call (713) 880-8463 for more information. Pick up for Thanksgiving orders is November 21 through November 23.
Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella: Savor seasonal tastes from this iconic restaurant known for elevated wild game. Thanksgiving options include four-pound cuts of beef and bison tenderloin that cost $169 and $349, respectively, and whole four-pound venison loin for $259. Meats are served medium rare and it is suggested to order with one-half pound per person in mind. The dijon-rubbed Rack of Spring Lamb serves two and costs $79.
Whole turkeys are available cooked and served chilled or hot, with reheating instructions. They serve eight to 12 people, come with gluten-free giblet gravy and cost $130, with slicing upon request. Add extra gravy for $12 or cranberry sauce for $4. Snack Packs cost $6, and include enough of roasted turkey, cornbread dressing and gravy to make one late-night sandwich. Additional poultry options include whole Texas quail, duck breast and whole roasted duck.
There are seven sides that serve four people and cost $16 each. Selections include French green beans with shallots, wild mushroom risotto and roasted and glazed baby carrots. Desserts are a choice of Croissant Bread Pudding that serves 12 and costs $55, and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie that serves six and costs $32. Add Lodge favorites like crab cakes with Creole mustard butter, buttery Parker House rolls and Smoked Duck and Andouille Gumbo. See the full menu online and place orders by calling (713) 861-8666 at least 48 hours in advance of pick up, which is November 22 through 24.
R-C Ranch Butcher Shop, 2520 Airline: Purchase meats and sides from this butcher shop that raises its own animals on a family ranch in Bailey’s Prairie, Texas. Smoked whole turkey with sweet tea brine is $119.95, city-brined ham with molasses and brown sugar glaze is $124.95 and brisket is $18.95 per pound available whole or flat.
Sides include mashed sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing made with tallow-smoked cornbread, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy.
Pre-order on the website. Pick up is available Saturday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 23 during business hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday in The Houston Farmers Market.
Wild Oats, 2520 Airline: Gather up an à la carte Texas-style feast for four at this elevated kitchen for regional favorites. Meat selections are turkey roulade for $80 and smoked Creole ham for $45. Sides are $27 each. Choose from Pepper Jack Cornbread Dressing, mushroom and green bean casserole, Chile Tater Tot Casserole and classic whipped potatoes.
Complete your meal with add ons like turkey neck gravy for $20, cranberry orange sauce for $12, gumbo for $30 and house farmers cheese with pepper jelly for $25. Whole pecan pies are $40. Place orders online through noon on Saturday, November 19 and pick up is Wednesday, November 23 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Orleans Seafood Kitchen, 20940 Katy Freeway: Feed the whole crew with the Cajun Family Thanksgiving Feast that costs $199.99 and serves 10-12 people. It comes with a Cajun fried turkey, boudin stuffing, three-cheese mac and cheese, smothered green beans with bacon, jalapeño cornbread, turkey gravy and a choice of pecan pie or bread pudding. All items are available à la carte, too, with prices starting at $89 for the turkey, $48 for boudin stuffing, $30 for green beans, $10 for turkey gravy and $20 for family recipe pecan pie. Place orders online or by calling (281) 646-0700 through Friday, November 18 for pick up only at the Katy location between Monday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 23.
Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway: Choose from two to-go options exclusively for Thanksgiving, with flavor profiles to suit both the adventurous diner and the purist. The Malaysian Thanksgiving Feast feeds six or more people and costs $268. It includes an approximately four-pound honey-glazed turkey breast, Wagyu Beef Rendang Wellington, six Roti Curry Chicken Enchiladas, two quarts of Award-Winning Lobster Bisque, one quart of Creamy Whipped Potatoes and one pint each of turkey gravy and Ginger Japanese Sake Cranberry Sauce. Regular menu items are also available. Place orders by Sunday, November 20 for pick up on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m.
Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith: Pick up a turkey from one of Houston’s many restaurants — or prepare one at home — and round it out with elegant Creole side dishes and desserts. Each bulk selection is available in a range of sizes depending on the number of servings needed, but most are available as small (four to six servings) and large (eight to 10 servings). Starters include turtle soup or shrimp and okra gumbo that cost $35 each. Choose sides like Bacon Braised Mustard and Collard Greens, Creole Oyster Dressing and Jalapeño Bread Pudding. Cranberry sauce is available for $12 and gravy for $15. There are five desserts, including pralines in assorted serving sizes that start at $12, Brennan’s Pecan Pie that costs $32 and Lemon Meringue Pie that costs $60. Order online by Friday, November 18 for pick up November 22 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.
Weights + Measures, 2808 Caroline: Each feast from this Midtown kitchen with in-house bakery serves four to six and is available with a vegan/gluten-free option. The Turkey Feast is $150, and includes a slow roasted turkey breast basted with rosemary-lemon butter, dressing, mashed potatoes, garlic green beans, sweet potato casserole, dill carrots, cranberry-orange sauce and gravy. The Vegan/Gluten Free Feast is $120, and comes with “Beyond Meat” Non Meatloaf with smoky tomato glaze, cauliflower dressing, mashed potatoes, garlic green beans, stuffed sweet potatoes, Dilly Carrots, cranberry-orange sauce and gravy.
Choose from apple or pumpkin pies that are $35 each and Giant Carrot or chocolate Cake that are $75 each. The gluten-free Dark Chocolate, Coffee and Cardamom Cake is $35 and the gluten-free vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake is $35 (contains nuts). Place orders by noon on Friday, November 18 by calling (713) 654-1970, and pick up by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23.
Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer: Order Mexican specialties from this Houston icon in Montrose, helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega. The Couple’s Feast feeds two, and includes sliced pineapple and habanero spiral ham, oven-roasted sliced turkey breast, sweet potato puree with condensed milk, corn pudding, charred Brussels sprouts, Tamal Azteca Tortilla Casserole, Sweet Cranberry & Spicy Jalapeño Relish and a choice of Pumpkin Cheesecake or tres leches. The Family Feast serves 8, and includes a whole pineapple and habanero spiral ham or oven-roasted sliced turkey breast and the same sides and dessert choices as the couple’s feast, plus Roasted Red Bliss Papas Bravas.
A la carte dishes include tamales available in pork (cochinita or chile pulla), chicken with mole poblano and mushroom with pipián, which is a sauce made from roasted and ground dried peppers, seeds and spices. All items from the feast menus are also available, plus gravy and additional desserts capirotada (Mexican bread pudding) and flan de queso. Visit the website for the full menu. Orders must be received online by Monday, November 21, and pickup is on Wednesday, November 23. Reheating instructions are included.
Montrose Cheese & Wine, 1618 Westheimer: Get guests in the holiday spirit with curated Cheese and Wine Pre-Game packages from this elevated shop. The packages are available to preorder, and can be picked up Tuesday, November 15 through Wednesday, November 23. The Small Thanksgiving Pre-Game costs $65 and serves four to six people and the Large Thanksgiving Pre-Game costs $100 and serves 10 to 12 people. Both include four kinds of cheese like St. Albans cow’s milk cheese from Vermont Butter & Cheese Company and Cranberry Gouda from Holland Family Cheese in Wisconsin; Dodge City Salami from Smoking Goose in Indiana; whole wheat sourdough crackers from The Sourdough Project in Austin; and sour cherry jam from pastry chef Shawn Gawle. The large also includes Lady Edison Fancy Ham from North Carolina. Click here to order the small, and click here to order the large.
The Pit Room, 1201 Richmond: Some may argue that meat and dessert are the best parts of any holiday meal. If this includes you, then this Montrose barbecue spot has you covered. Choose from whole turkey that gets a 48-hour brine in brown sugar, sage and apples; seasoned with house rub and then smoked for $85; whole brisket for $110 that includes one quart of barbecue sauce; or honey glazed smoked ham for $60. All meats are cold, unsliced and come with reheating instructions. There are two pies for $26 each: cherry or Sugar Cream. Place orders through November 15 by calling (281) 888-1929.
Traveler’s Table, 520 Westheimer: For a less-traditional Thanksgiving, order dinner from this globally influenced bistro. Holiday mains feed four to six people, and include Island-Spiced Roasted Turkey Breast that costs $75 for three pounds (sliced), turkey legs that cost $17 each and vegan Chestnut-Apple Ravioli in Pumpkin Puree that costs $60. There are seven sides that start at $20 like Madeira Island Gravy, Cardamom and Rum Candied Sweet Potatoes, Tahitian Taro and Coconut Stuffing, Brazilian cheese bread and vegan Turkish Fig and Cranberry Chutney. Dessert is a Pumpkin-spice Bread Pudding that costs $30, and mulled wine is available for $35.
Big Horn BBQ, 2300 Smith Ranch Road: Simplify Thanksgiving dinner with Holiday Meals and à la carte options. The meals cost $149.99 and feed eight to 10 people. Choose original or Cajun turkey that each come with a dozen dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and choice of two sides like dressing and gravy or sweet yams. Or order individual turkeys (limited-availability) that feed five to 10 people and cost $59.99, single sides that cost $22.99 and $41.99 depending on the size, and cranberries starting at $12.99. Whole pies are available in pecan or pumpkin, and cost $16.99 each. Place orders in person for pick up November 14 through 23, with individual turkeys available for pick up on Thanksgiving day.
Magnolia Cajun Comfort, 1807 Broadway: The Thanksgiving menu here feeds four people for $125 and eight people for $250. All meals include a dinner salad with choice of dressing, plus a choice from roasted Cajun turkey, honey-baked ham or roasted pork loin. Choose three sides from seven choices like Tasso Cream Corn, rice dressing, Jalapeño Bacon or regular mac & cheese and sweet potato casserole. Dessert is Blueberry or Banana Bread Pudding with caramel sauce. To order, visit the catering page or call (346) 229-4384.
Badolina Bakery and Cafe, 5555 Morningside: Order pastries and breads for the holidays from this sleek bakery that is popular for ornately decorated cakes. Customer bread favorites available daily include Smoked Sourdough With Sour Cherry, Blackberry Poppyseed and baguettes. Cakes are sold in 7-, 8- or 9-inch sizes with flavors like Raspberry Rose and chocolate, with gluten-free chocolate mousse, cheesecake and dairy-free orange options. Choose any color and one of six specialty shapes like desert, origami or cloud to customize your cake.
Ready-to-buy selections are available on a first-come, first-served basis, or place custom orders within 24-hour notice to ensure your favorite choice. The bakery is closed on Thanksgiving and the cut-off for placing custom orders is Tuesday, November 22 for pick up on Wednesday, November 23. Call (832) 649-5909 for more information and to order.
Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd: Choose your own Thanksgiving spread with handcrafted dishes from this Montrose mainstay. Start with Wine Poached Pears stuffed with blue cheese and dried fruit for $26, and either Wild Mushroom or Butternut Squash soup that feed six to eight people for $40 each. There are eight sides that cost $30 each to serve four to six, or $45 to serve eight. Selections include Cornbread And Andouille Dressing, Loaded Cauliflower, Pan-Charred Brussels sprouts and Sweet Potato Gratin. Meats are $115 each, and are Apricot-Mustard Glazed Spiral Ham or roast turkey breast.
Complete the meal with one of six desserts like apple crisp, pumpkin or pecan pie and orange pound cake. There is also a selection of wines available by the bottle. Visit the holiday order page to view the full menu. Orders must be received online by Monday, November 21, and pickup is on Wednesday, November 23. Reheating instructions are included.
Feges BBQ, 8217 Long Point and The Hub, 3 Greenway Plaza: Succulent Texas barbecue without the effort? Yes, please. Order a smorgasbord of specialties from this acclaimed restaurant owned by husband and wife team Patrick Feges and Erin Smith. Most meats are available chilled and vacuum-packed with reheating instructions included, but there are a few ready-to-eat options, too. The former include five selections such as whole turkey breast for $60, whole brisket for $150 and whole rack of pork ribs for $45. Make life extra easy with hot turkeys that cost between $135 and $150 depending on the size, or a spiral-cut, bone-in, rum-glazed smoked ham that is $150. Hot options are available for pick up at the Spring Branch location only on Thanksgiving morning from 9 a.m. to noon.
Round out your meal with sides for $40 each that serve 10 to 12 people. Options include Hogfat Cornbread served with cinnamon honey butter, Loaded Potato Mash and Sweet and Spicy Sprouts. Add-ons include sauces, rubs, gravy and cooking fats that cost $10 each. Orders are invoiced upon receipt, and must be paid by Wednesday, November 16 to secure the order; cancellations and changes are not accepted after this date. Visit the website for more details and to place orders. For questions or order changes through November 16, you can email Erin. Greenway Plaza location pickups are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23. Spring Branch location pickups are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23, and 9 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving.
Max’s Wine Dive, 4720 Washington: Turkey may get the glory on most Thanksgiving tables, but there’s another bird getting the action at Max’s. The Thanksgiving menu from chef Beto Gutierrez is available November 17 through 24 and costs $155. All meals come with 12 pieces of award-winning Jalapeño-Marinated Fried Chicken and Gravy, Southern style biscuits and cranberry jalapeño jam. Choose from two sides that include sweet or regular mashed potatoes, braised collard greens, jalapeño cheese grits and Truffle MAX n Cheese. In addition to the regular dessert menu, there is a Sweet Potato Cheesecake with caramel and a Pumpkin-Spiced Pecan Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream. An assortment of wines are available by the bottle for $20 each. Call (713) 880-8737 for more information and to order.
Urban Eats, 3414 Washington: Create your own Thanksgiving feast from this chic gourmet foods market and bistro. The Thanksgiving Bundle feeds two for $65 or four for $125. Choose one of four “Nuts & Bolts” dishes such as oven roasted turkey breast with saged stuffing, port wine cranberry relish and turkey gravy, or House-Smoked & Braised Beef Short Ribs with red wine demi and creamy gouda grits. Then, choose two sides from six options like French Onion Truffled Mac & Cheese, Bacon And Onion Braised Brussels sprouts or Buttery Golden Mashers. All meals include a garden salad, savory monkey bread and a choice of Chocolate Pecan or Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie tarts. Sides are available à la carte, too, for $10 per pound. Add a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine for $25 each, and a meat and cheese board for $25.
Desserts include Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie for $29, Pecan Praline Bread Pudding for $19, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for $27 and Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie for $25. Place all to-go orders by 9 p.m. on November 21 for pick up from noon to 2 3 p.m. on November 23. Call (832)834-4417 to order.
There is also a Thanksgiving Signature Slider Special in the restaurant; the Gobble Gobble is $22 and includes a Fluffy TX yeast roll, oven roasted turkey, savory sage dressing, cranberry port chutney and arugula with turkey gravy served with a garden green salad and toasted pecan sweet potato fries. It is available Friday, November 18 through Wednesday, November 23 during lunch and dinner for dine-in and to go.
BB’s Tex-Orleans, multiple locations: Bring the bright flavors of the Gulf Coast to this year’s Thanksgiving with the festive fall menu at this restaurant popular for fusion Texas and Louisiana fare.
Fried turkeys are $64.99 each and receive the BB’s treatment with a house rub and secret marinade injection. Kick it up a notch with the Boudin Rice Stuffed Fried Turkey for $72.99. Choose from 10 sides served by the quart that start at $15.99 for Sweet Potatoes with Coffee-Pecan Cream, red beans and rice and Cajun rice dressing. There is also a decadent Chalmette Mac and Cheese that costs $23.99, which comes loaded with roast beef debris and housemade gravy. Desserts include half-pan bread pudding, and whole cheesecakes in pecan royale or key lime.
Visit the holiday page online for more information and to order. Orders require a minimum 24-hour notice and the Thanksgiving order deadline is 11 a.m. November 21. There is a $200 minimum for delivery, and the final price does include tax or delivery fees.
Hungry’s, 2356 Rice and 14714 Memorial: Create your own Thanksgiving feast by ordering from the holiday catering menu at this mainstay for international flavors. Dishes are available through December 31 as packages or à la carte items.
Start off with a selection of eight appetizers that serve 10 to 15 people. Options include mini crab cake bites for $100, baked goat cheese for $90 and mini beef and chicken kabobs for $80. Larger gatherings can enjoy the Holiday Family Feast that costs $210 and serves 10 to 15 people. It includes oven-roasted turkey with brown gravy, corn bread stuffing, mashed potatoes with poblano mushroom sauce, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a whole seasonal pie. Individual boxed meals are available, too, and cost $22 per person with a 10-person minimum per order. Each box contains single servings of the same items in the holiday family feast.
There is also a Holiday Family Feast for Four, with a choice of turkey breast or honey glazed ham and three sides like mashed sweet potatoes, fire-roasted Brussels sprouts or penne mac and cheese. All feast dishes are also available à la carte. There are even four plant-based sides, like mac and cashew cheese and beet “potato” salad. Hungry’s requests 24-hour notice for all orders. Final pickup for Thanksgiving orders is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. Visit the website for more details.
Local Table, 2003 West 34th and 22756 Westheimer Parkway: Classic spreads are available from this cool neighborhood kitchen through New Year’s Eve. Choose from meats like honey-glazed ham and oven-roasted turkey, and sides like mashed sweet potatoes, fire-roasted Brussels sprouts and cornbread dressing. Complete the meal with appetizers, rolls and whole pies. Choose from feasts available as individual boxed meals or for groups from four to 15 people. Visit the holiday catering page online for details and contact information. Pick up Thanksgiving orders by 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 23.
Liberty Kitchen Oysterette, 4224 San Felipe and 963 Bunker Hill: Place orders for a classic holiday meal from this chic restaurant popular for regional specialties. Thanksgiving dinner costs $295 and feeds four to six people. It includes a hand-carved herb roasted turkey, green bean casserole, Boursin Mashed Potatoes, macaroni and cheese, oyster stuffing and Parker rolls with bacon jam and agave butter. Purchase sides à la carte for $30 each. Cooking instructions are provided with all orders. Place orders by 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 for pick up Tuesday, November 22 or Wednesday, November 23. A credit card will be required to place orders and charged at pick up.
Slowpokes, multiple locations: There’s a fighting chance that by the time Thanksgiving morning rolls around, you’re going to be in need of caffeine and lots of it. These cool neighborhood coffee shops have the goods to boost your energy and get you through the holiday, positive mood intact. Visit on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for seasonal sips such as Punkin’ Pie Latte spiked with pumpkin-pie sauce and cinnamon, Snickerdoodle Latte made with vanilla and cinnamon and hot Caramel Apple Cider warmed with butterscotch and cinnamon.
State Fare Kitchen & Bar, multiple locations: Order a nearly all-inclusive Thanksgiving dinner from this modern destination for Texas and Gulf Coast dishes. The Southern-Style Package costs $250 and feeds four to six. It comes with smoked turkey, Jalapeño Andouille Cornbread Stuffing, buttered mashed potatoes, Bacony Green Beans and turkey gravy. Order sides for $30 each as add-ons or à la carte. Dinner comes with reheating instructions. Place orders by 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 for pick up Tuesday, November 22 or Wednesday, November 23. A credit card is required to place orders and will be charged upon pick up. Call the location of your choice to place orders and for more information.
Treebeard’s, multiple locations: Order sides and desserts from this long-standing Houston favorite known for Southern staples. Sides include black-eyed peas with ham, cornbread dressing and collard greens with mushrooms and onions. Sweets come in various shapes and sizes including layer and sheet cakes; apple, lemon chess and pecan pies; brownies and buttercake. Order online and select the location and time for pick-up available Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23. Times vary by location.
Free Thanksgiving Food, Multiple locations:
City Wide Club 44th Annual Thanksgiving Day Super Feast, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas: This multi-event dining day on November 24 includes free hot meals for dine-in or to-go, free toys, free haircuts, free clothes, bikes and more. Families can also pick up baskets containing 60 to 80 pounds of food intended to feed a family of five to six people for up to seven days. There is also access to information about affordable housing, educational and employment opportunities. It is held at the George R. Brown Convention Center November 24. Visit the website for more information and to volunteer.
Equality Health Foundation Fall Festival, 12525 Ella: Attend the Health Fall Festival and Turkey Giveaway presented by Equality Health Foundation for a chance to take home a Healthy Bag containing one of 1,000 frozen turkeys. It is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at Davis High School. Visit the website for more information.
Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton: This hip restaurant and bar puts the giving into Thanksgiving with its annual free holiday boxed meal giveaway. Locals can stop by from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning for one of 500 free individual boxes, available through a sponsorship with Sysco, Amigos Meats, IKON Environmental Solutions and Monkey’s Tail. Each box includes fried dark and white meat turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted brussels and sweet potato hash, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, dinner roll, chocolate chip cookie, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. It is served cold with reheating instructions and available pon a first-come, first-served basis.
Enjoy holiday vibes all month with tamales on the regular menu. Choose red chile pork or green chile chicken, served with salsa verde and roja. They cost $9 for six and $16 for 12, and are available nightly until 1:15 a.m.
Operation Turkey: This volunteer organization is providing free Thanksgiving meals at four Houston area locations on Thanksgiving Day. Location sites are American Legion, Post 654 (3105 Campbell); American Legion, Post 521 (2221 Preston); Elks Lodge, #2628 (1050 Katy Fort Bend Road); and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (5501 Main). Visit the Houston Facebook page for more information and to volunteer.