Here's where to order Thanksgiving dinner in Central Austin

Photo of a turkey dinner
Fresa's is offering several Thanksgiving meal packages. (Courtesy Fresa's)

Fresa's is offering several Thanksgiving meal packages. (Courtesy Fresa's)

Aba offers a Mediterranean take on Thanksgiving dishes with options that serve two, four or six at $48 per person. The menu includes pumpkin hummus, beef tenderloin kebabs, Brussels sprouts and creme brulee pie. Orders will be accepted through Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. and can be scheduled for pickup or delivery Nov. 24-25. 1011 S. Congress Ave., Bldg. 2, Ste. 180, Austin. 737-273-0199. www.abarestaurants.com/austin

Andiamo will offer pumpkin ravioli and Thanksgiving sides, including butternut squash soup, roasted potatoes, asparagus and fresh bread. Call ahead to order for pickup at 512-719-3377. 515 Congress Ave., Austin. www.aniamoitaliano.com

Buenos Aires Cafe, which has a location on Austin’s East Sixth Street, offers a four-person traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey breast, stuffing, vegetables, gravy and dessert. $85. Order ahead at 512-994-0662 or at www.buenosairescafe.com.

Contigo Catering offers a prix fixe menu of Thanksgiving sides, rolls and desserts for pickup or delivery. The prix fixe menu is available with or without turkey and serves eight. A la carte orders of turkey, sides and pies are also available. 512-790-3256. www.contigodispatch.com

Easy Tiger offers a Thanksgiving meal for $175 that includes a smoked turkey, a stuffing kit, sides and gravy for Thanksgiving weekend. Pull-apart bread rolls, scratch-made pies and other options are available individually as well. Orders can be made for curbside pickup or delivery from Nov. 21-29. Easy Tiger is also donating a loaf of bread to a local food pantry for each preorder from its Thanksgiving menu. 3508 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 200, Austin. 512-964-8229. www.easytigerusa.com/pages/thanksgiving


Emmer & Rye and Hestia are partnering for Thanksgiving with several meal kit options from $150-$250. Main course options include roast chicken, glazed ham, smoked lions mane mushroom and prime rib. A variety of sides are also offered, as well as wine, cocktail kits and dessert. Pickup is Nov. 25 at Emmer & Rye. 512-366-5530. 51 Rainey St., Unit 110, Austin. Order at www.emmerandrye.com.

Thanksgiving offerings from Fresa's are highlighted by a turkey meal with stuffing, cranberry sauce and three sides for $285 that serves eight to 10. A smaller option serving four to six is also available, as are individual sides and desserts from $10-$32. Orders can be placed through Nov. 23, and pickup is scheduled for Nov. 25. 1073 S. First St., Austin. 512-915-0362. www.fresaschicken.com

Both locations of Hyde Park Bar & Grill will be open for Thanksgiving from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., but the restaurant is also offering turkey meal kits with sides for $90 and Cajun fried turkeys for $75 for pickup Nov. 24-25. 4206 Duval St., Austin. 512-458-3168. www.hpbng.com

Old Thousand offers a different take on Thanksgiving with the $88 Lucky Family Meal, a dinner for four with Mongolian Beef, General Tso’s Chicken, Xiao Mian noodles, hot and sour soup, green beans and egg rolls. There is also a vegetarian option. 737-222-6637. Locations are at 4805 Burnet Road, Austin, and 1000 E. 11th Street, Austin. Order ahead online at www.oldthousandatx.com.

Olamaie has an “everything but the turkey” dinner for sale. The meal for six includes Olamaie’s classic buttermilk biscuits, as well as sides including broccoli casserole and cornbread sage stuffing. Wine and craft cocktails are also available, as well as biscuit-dough cinnamon rolls and pumpkin spice loaf. The deadline to order is Nov. 22, and pickup is from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 25. 1610 San Antonio St., Austin. 512-474-2796. www.olamaieaustin.com/thanksgiving

TLV is offering Middle Eastern-style Thanksgiving kits for $100-$125. Kits include turkey shawarma, roasted sweet potatoes, kabocha squash hummus, grilled Brussels sprouts and more. Pickup is Nov. 25 at TLV. Located inside Fareground at 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 7, Austin. 512-608-4041. Order at www.tlv-austin.com

Tumble 22 Lake Austin, traditionally known for its hot chicken, is selling homemade pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving for $20. Order at 512-953-8482 or by email at lakeaustin@tumble22.com. 2304 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin. www.tumbletwentytwo.com

True Texas BBQ, located at the Mueller H-E-B, 1801 E. 51st. St., Austin, accepts Thanksgiving catering orders up to 72 hours in advance. Whole turkeys, turkey breasts, prime rib and brisket are available, as well as a range of sides, trimmings and desserts. A main course by itself starts at $45, and full meals start at $100. Pickup hot meals Thanksgiving Day from 9-9:30 a.m. or cold until 1 p.m. True Texas BBQ also has a location at the South Austin H-E-B, 8801 S. Congress Ave., Austin. www.heb.com/static-page/true-texas-bbq

Japanese restaurant Uchiko is offering Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts available for preorder and pickup, with dishes including Brussels sprouts, Japanese sweet potatoes, green beans, cauliflower, cornbread and Japanese cheesecake. Dishes can be ordered in packages of six for $100 or $20 each. Uchiko began taking orders Nov. 16, and pickup will be available Nov. 25 between 4-9:30 p.m. Uchiko, 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-916-4808. www.uchikoaustin.com

Z’Tejas has a Southwestern family-style Thanksgiving dinner available for pickup. The menu includes sliced turkey, poblano mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce and chorizo gravy, and it feeds eight to ten people. Dessert is also available. Z’Tejas will also offer its Thanksgiving menu in person Nov. 25. Available at 1110 W. 6th St. and 9400 Arboretum Drive, Austin. www.ztejas.com
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. A graduate of Presbyterian College in upstate South Carolina, Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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