No need to stress over getting the turkey just right or having the sides come out hot at the same time this year. These Houston restaurants have the perfect solution for hosts who don’t want the hassle of cooking: let them do the work. (Who gets the credit is an entirely personal choice.)
The Woodlands restaurant’s Royal Turkey Offering includes an eight-to-12-pound whole roasted turkey with rum glaze, along with an array of classic sides like crispy Brussels sprouts with parmesan, creamy roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread and sausage stuffing. The cost is $350. (Guests can also just order the whole roasted turkey for $200 or only the sides for $150.) Orders must be placed by November 19.
The Uptown favorite has a variety of options for take out, including a Couple’s Feast. The cost is $110 and includes pineapple and habanero sliced spiral ham and roasted turkey breast. Choose two sides from selections including tamal Azteca tortilla casserole, coal-roasted sweet potatoes with condensed milk, or jalapeño cornbread, and one dessert, such as pumpkin pie with meringue and cajeta or pecan chocolate tart. Orders should be placed by Sunday, November 19 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 22 from 11 am to 8 pm Guests can select a pick-up time that is convenient. Orders can be placed online or by emailing email@example.com.
Infuse Thanksgiving dinner with Southern soul and Caribbean flavors. This catering company offers everything from empanadas to whole Cajun-fried turkeys, so hosts can customize their meals. A dozen beef, chicken, or spinach empanadas are $33. A whole Spanish roast pork shoulder is available for $80, while the whole fried Cajun turkey is $95. Need sides, too? Opt for collard greens, available for $55 for half pan and $95 for a full pan, or Caribbean rice and peas, available for $30 for a half pan and $45 for a full pan. See the full menu and order online.
The Rice Village and Memorial locations have a Holiday Family Feast that includes oven-roasted turkey breast with brown gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with poblano mushroom sauce, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, dinner roles and a seasonal pie. The meal serves 10 people and costs $210. 24 hours notice is requested for orders, and all orders must be picked up by Wednesday, November 22 at 3 pm. See the full catering menu and place orders online.
Jonathan’s the Rub
The restaurant’s Campbell Place location offers an a la carte selection of meal items. There’s a 10-to-14-pound fried turkey brined in herbs and spices for $85, along with mac and cheese with bacon, cranberry sauce, candied yams, garlic mashed potatoes, and more. All sides are available by the pint for $10, the quart for $20, a half pan for $55, and a full pan for $100. Gravy is $20 a quart or $75 a gallon. Orders must be placed online by midnight on November 19.
Kenny & Ziggy’s
The Galleria-area deli has a complete Thanksgiving meal that feeds between 10 and 12 people. It includes a fully cooked 16-pound whole turkey, two quarts of gravy, two nine-inch pans of wild mushroom and chestnut stuffing, a quart of cranberry pineapple nut relish, a Mile High Apple Pie, and two additional sides of the guest’s choice. The cost is $325.75; for an additional $20, they’ll carve the turkey, too. Order by November 16 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 22 from 8 am to 2 pm See the full menu and order online.
The Memorial-area favorite is offering a Thanksgiving feast for four. Priced at $150, it includes: roast turkey, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, cranberry salsa, traditional sage stuffing, crispy Brussels sprouts, mixed vegetables, salad with herb vinaigrette, bacon-wrapped figs, and apple crumble. Order by November 19 for pickup Wednesday, November 22. Call 713-677-0921 for details.
Thanksgiving to-go is available at both the River Oaks and Memorial locations. Order a complete dinner that can feed between four and six people, and includes herb roasted turkey, green bean casserole, Boursin mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, oyster stuffing, and Parker rolls with bacon jam and agave butter. The cost is $299. Orders should be placed by November 19, with pickup on November 21 or 22. See the full menu and order online.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
The popular steak and chophouse has a no-fuss sliced turkey breast to-go meal that feeds four. It includes smoked sliced turkey breast and pan gravy, soup or salad, mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, sausage and sage dressing, cranberry relish, and homemade bread. The cost is $149. Guests can pre-order through closing on November 22. Pickup is available on November 22 and 23.
Complete meals are available to serve a few or a crowd. They include a choice of protein, sides, and dessert, featuring options such as deep fried turkey, Hawaiian-glazed ham, brisket, cornbread dressing grilled asparagus, Southern-style green beans, carrot cake and caramel bread pudding. Prices start at $250. See the full menu and order online. All orders must be placed by Saturday, November 18 at 5 pm. Pick up will be Wednesday, November 22nd by 5 pm.
Get a series of a la carte items to create a curated dinner. Main courses serve four to six guests and include options like island spiced roast turkey breast for $75 and vegan wild mushroom ravioli in butternut squash puree for $60. There are Peruvian purple and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes for $30, Tahitian tarot and coconut stuffing for $32, and Turkish fig and cranberry chutney for $20. All sides feed four people. Order by Monday, November 20 by 2 pm for pickup on Wednesday, November 22 and Thursday, November 23 between 10 am and 2 pm. See the full menu and order online.
The popular neighborhood restaurant with locations in Tanglewood and West U. has a range of sides available to supplement that turkey. They include stuffing, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, and more — in quart size (feeds 2-4) for $15 or half pan (feeds 6-8) for $35. In addition, it will sell tamales from sister concept Los Tios for $12.95 a dozen and offer grazing boards in either a small for $75 (feeds 4-6) or medium (feeds 10-12) for $165.
Augment Thanksgiving dinner with sides such as crawfish and cornbread stuffing for $85 to feed between eight and 10 people, smoked chicken and sausage gumbo to feed four for $38, crispy Brussels sprouts to feed eight to 10 people for $82, and bread pudding for $65 to feed between eight and 10. Order online for pickup Wednesday, November 22.
Josephine’s Gulf Coast Tradition
The Midtown seafood restaurant has a range of sides, starters, and desserts to enhance Thanksgiving dinner. Options include andouille-cornbread stuffing ($35), gumbo (half gallon, $45), turkey neck bone grave ($25), and vegetables such as collard greens, scalloped potatoes, and green bean casserole. The bakery is offering biscuits, cornbread, and three pies — chess, peanut, and sweet potato. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, November 14.
Head to this West U. spot to infuse holiday dining with Greek flavor. Select from spanakopita, kolokithopita, Pappou’s stuffing (available in gluten-free cauliflower), roasted butternut squash, white beans and fennel, roasted Brussels sprout, tahini rolls, and Ekmek Kataifi. Prices range from $10-22 for small portions and $18-22 for large portions. Orders must be placed by November 19. Pickup or delivery is Wednesday, November 22. Order online.
Located in the Marq-E Entertainment Center, this restaurant takes the guesswork out of side dishes for those who want to take care of their own turkey and not fuss with the rest. Options include a house salad of spring mix, cucumbers, red onions, and tomatoes with a lemon vinaigrette for $25 and a roasted beet salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, golden beets, and arugula for $35. Both will feed between four and six people.
There are also herb-roasted baby potatoes for $30; oak wood-smoked carrots with hazelnuts, spinach pesto, and sumac for $45; classic whipped potatoes for $25; mac and cheese with pork belly for $65; and roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinaigrette for $30. All sides feed between four and six people. Add a 15-layer classic lasagna that will feed 12 for $135. Pickup is available on November 21 and 22. Orders can be placed by calling 833-365-7272.
Open on Thanksgiving Day, this bakery will be fully stocked with breads such as smoked sourdough with sour cherry, blackberry poppyseed and classic baguette. Pre-orders are required for the bakery’s signature cakes, which are available in 7 inch, 8 inch, and 9 inch sizes. Choose from flavors including Raspberry Rose, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Cake, and Orange Cake. Order by Tuesday, November 23 for pickup on November 24.
All bistro and bakery locations have a selection of pies and desserts available for Thanksgiving take out. There’s a Dulce De Leche Tea Cake for $12, a box of six pumpkin spice latte macarons for $18, bourbon brown sugar pecan pie for $20, and other sweets to select from. Guests can also pick up breads to go along with their Thanksgiving dinners. Place orders online by November 17 for pickup November 21 and 22.
Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe
This retro-inspired Houston sweet shop has a range of options to improve Thanksgiving. They include Pumpkin Dream Cake for $45, To-Die-For Fudge Pecan Pie for $38.50, and Double Crust Apple Pie for $38.50. The Thanksgiving Cookie Extravaganza offers an assortment of cookies and bars topped with a decorated Thanksgiving butter cookie (12 pieces for $47.59; 24 pieces for $87.50; and 34 pieces for $117.50).
Fluff Bake Bar
Beloved pastry chef Rebecca Masson’s shop has a plethora of pies available for pre-order and takeout. Choose from selections like the Mountain Rose Apple Pie for $50, filled with nearly two pounds of apples and topped with an oatmeal streusel; the chocolate cream pie for $46, made with fancy French pudding and topped with whipped cream and chocolate pearls; a pumpkin cream pie for $46 with a ginger molasses cookie and graham cracker crust; and others. Pies will be available for pickup on Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22 from 10 am to 7 pm. See all the options and order online.
The Montrose coffee shop, dispensary, restaurant and cocktail bar has CBD-infused pies available to go. Choose form pumpkin pie and pecan cheesecake pie, each $40. Orders must be placed by November 21, with pickup between November 21 and 22. NOTE: a valid ID showing the guest is older than 21 is required for pickup. Order online.