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Where to Indulge in Turkey Before Thanksgiving in Austin

Plus pie-inspired ice cream

Hopdoddy Burger Bar's turducken burger
Hopdoddy Burger Bar's turducken burger
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

In the run-up to Thanksgiving, there’s no need to wait for full-on turkey meals, pies, and sides. Eater gathered the best restaurants and food trucks offering specials to satisfy those holiday cravings before next week. Find everything from turducken burgers from Hopdoddy, turkey tacos from Torchy's, to sweeter holiday treats from Cow Tipping Creamery, among others.

Know of a Thanksgiving dish special missing below? Let Eater know through the tipline or within the comments. For other Thanksgiving needs, look through the take-out guidepre-made pie guide, and Thanksgiving dinner and brunch map.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Locations throughout Austin
Hopdoddy’s holiday burger makes use of a turducken patty (chicken stuffed into the duck stuffed into the turkey) with a stuffing bun, topped with fried green beans and cranberry sauce. Plus, it comes with a side of turkey gravy. It’s available until Wednesday, November 22.

Torchy’s Tacos
Locations throughout Austin
November's taco of the month is the turkey mole, filled with fried turkey breast paired Oaxacan mole sauce, Mexican rice, avocado, cotija cheese, on a flour tortilla.

Cow Tipping Creamery
4715 South Lamar Boulevard, Sunset Valley
After turkey comes dessert, and Cow Tipping’s seasonal specials are very fall-appropriate. Currently, this means the pumpkin NOLA stacker with bananas foster soft-serve and bread pudding, pumpkin seed brittle dust, a brittle shard, pumpkin caramel sauce, and caramelized bananas. Previous recentstackers included the sweet potato pie stacker and the Apple-Picking stacker.

Spun Ice Cream
1912 East 7th Street, East Side
The liquid nitrogen ice cream shop's seasonal sundae is a take on pie as well. The berry pie a la mode is made with sweet cream ice cream, mixed-berry topping, and pie cookies.

Lick Honest Ice Creams
Locations throughout Austin
Likewise, Lick is offering two Thanksgiving-inspired flavors: Hazel's pumpkin pie, spiced sweet potato pie,