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Roasts, wine, and sides made easy for Christmas

A spread of holiday dishes presented on a dining table while two hands belonging to out-of-frame diners cheers with wine glasses.
Dishes included in a holiday to-go meal from TLC.
TLC

The holiday season is upon us, and now it’s time to start planning ahead for those at-home meals and celebrations. Luckily, Austin restaurants are making it easier for those who choose to stay home for the holiday season by offering plenty of takeout meals and dishes.

To help, here’s Eater’s guide to the best restaurants offering preorders for to-go meals for Christmas and other such holiday brunches, dinners, and drinks. There’s charcuterie and stuffed quails from Cherrywood butcher shop and restaurant Dai Due, mezcal glazed hams from East Austin butcher shop and restaurant Salt & Time, wine six-packs from Aviary Wine & Kitchen, and all kinds of festive sides.

Everything below is listed alphabetically and is available for pickups (delivery services are noted). There are separate guides for holiday desserts and tamales. Likewise, Check out these holiday cocktail pop-ups offering takeout drinks and specials.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each business is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the businesses themselves.

This guide will be updated leading up to Christmas Eve on Friday, December 24. If there is an Austin restaurant/truck/bar/catering company offering holiday preorders missing above, let Eater know through austin@eater.com.

2 Dine 4 Catering
3012 Gonzales Street, East Austin
The Sawyer & Co. catering company is offering four-person dinners for Christmas, with entree options such as andouille-and-apple-stuffed chicken, braised beef short ribs, or duck confit; as well as assorted accompanying sides like Boursin cheese polenta, duck-fat-fried marbled potatoes, or Brussels sprouts; plus optional salad and desserts. There are also wine packs available.
Prices: Base dinners range from $100 to $145; salad add-ons are either $25 or $20; desserts range from $24 to $35; wine packs $45 to $110.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Tuesday, December 21 through Thursday, December 23 at 10 a.m. each day.
How to Book: Online.

Aba
1011 South Congress Avenue, South Congress
The Chicago-based Mediterranean restaurant is offering Christmas meals to-go available in servings of two, four, and six. On deck are braised short ribs, grilled chicken kebabs, and wild mushroom hummus, among other dishes.
Prices: $56.95 per serving
Deadline: Tuesday, December 21, 9 a.m.
Pickup Dates: None noted.
How to Book: Online

El Alma
1025 Barton Springs, Bouldin Creek
The contemporary Mexican restaurant has a romantic holiday dinner kit for two. It contains six chicken mole tamales, queso fresco, white rice, refried beans, peppermint chocolate flan, a holiday candle, a handmade Mexican blanket, and a $10 gift card. An optional nochebuena cocktail kit is also available.
Prices: Dinner kit is $55, cocktail kit is $25
Deadline: Thursday, December 23 or until supplies last.
Pickup Date: None noted.
How to Book: Online

Aviary Wine & Kitchen
2110 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker
The wine bar is keeping the holiday party going, offering wine six-packs that include a variety of selections from Cave des Vignerons, Rouge-Bleu, and Redolent Wine Co.
Prices: $156
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: None noted.
How to Book: Online

Various bottles of wine on a wooden display shelf.
Wine offerings from Aviary Wine & Kitchen
Aviary Wine & Kitchen

Carpenters Hall
400 Josephine Street, Zilker
The restaurant at Carpenter Hotel will have a featured to-go entree available on Christmas Day. It includes slow-roasted prime rib with asparagus and marbled potatoes.
Prices: $40
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Saturday, December 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Contigo Catering
3709 Promontory Point Drive, B201, Southeast Austin
The catering service is offering holiday party options including an assortment of dips and spreads, sliders, desserts, and charcuterie and cheese plates of servings of two and four.
Prices: Selections range from $15 to $60
Deadline: Thursday, December 16
Pickup Dates: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 16
How to Book: Email catering@contigocatering.com

Dai Due
2406 Manor Road, Cherrywood
Of course, the Cherrywood butcher shop offers a variety of meats for holiday meals, including charcuterie, smoked wild boar hams, brined cotechino sausage-stuffed quails, charcuterie, as well as a selection of sides and desserts.
Prices: Charcuterie options range from $5 to $15; boar hams are $95 for approximately three pounds or $126 for approximately 4 pounds; brined quail is $8 and stuffed brined quail is $14; sides range from $18 to $25
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, December 22 to 23, noon to 4:30 p.m.
How to Book: Online.

Drink.Well
207 East 53rd Street, North Loop
Cocktails are taken care of by the North Loop bar. On deck are the añejo tequila and sherry eggnog (where partial sales will go towards Emancipet), the mulled Bobby Burns made with scotch, and the Golden Gin Glögg. The drinks are available in two sizes: 16-ounces or 750 milliliters. The ‘nog is also available for dine-in service from Monday, December 20 through Friday, December 24.
Prices: $13 to $55.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Timed slots from Tuesday, December 21 through Friday, December 24.
How to Book: Online.

The eggnog from Drink.Well.
The eggnog from Drink.Well.
Soleil Roth

Heel of the Boot
610 North Interstate Hwy 35, Downtown
The Italian food truck has a Christmas Eve catering menu with bresaola, burrata, salad, lasagna, meatballs, and two desserts.
Prices: $55 per person, with a minimum of six to order
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Not noted
How to Book: email info@theheeloftheboot.com

Hoover’s Cooking
2002 Manor Road, Cherrywood
For the holidays, the Southern restaurant is offering turkeys (roasted, smoked, fried, boneless smoked), turkey and dressing plates, sides, and desserts.
Prices: Bone-in turkeys are $73.90 and boneless are $64.66; plates are $15.99; sides range from $6 to $32; pies are $27 each and cobblers are $24
Deadline: Available through Christmas Eve.
Pickup Dates: None noted.
How to Book: Call (512) 479-5006, online for the rest

Intero
2612 East Cesar Chavez, Suite 105, Holly
The Italian restaurant is offering several holiday meal packs to-go this season. One is centered on osso buco, another on smoked wagyu beef shoulder, and the third on whole roasted cauliflower, plus each comes with sides such as marinated fennel, scalloped potatoes, and mushroom soup. Sides are also available a la carte.
Prices: The cauliflower meal is $150, the meat ones are $200; sides range from $30 to $35.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Wednesday, December 22 through Friday, December 24 from noon to 7 p.m.
How to Book: Online.

Interstellar BBQ
12233 Ranch Road 620 North, North Austin
The barbecue restaurant is taking holiday preorders for whole smoked turkeys and pineapple sage glazed ham.
Prices: $70 each
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, December 22 and 23
How to Book: Online

A noodle dish with a cilantro and peanut garnish served on a white plate.
A noodle dish from Old Thousand
Old Thousand

JNL Barbecue
1505 Town Creek Drive, Riverside
Get Cajun butter turkey breasts, smoked prime rib brisket pastrami, or a whole brisket from the barbecue truck.
Prices: $18 per pound, $28 per pound, and $26 per pound, respectively.
Deadline: Sunday, December 19
Pickup Dates: Friday, December 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
How to Book: Order online or at the trailer during business hours

Olamaie
1610 San Antonio Street, Downtown
The Southern restaurant is there for everyone’s biscuit needs, available by the half-dozen alongside honey butter and boozy eggnog.
Prices: Biscuits are $10, butter $4, eggnog $22.
Deadline: Tuesday, December 21
Pickup Date: Friday, December 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
How to Book: Online.

Old Thousand
4805 Burnet Road, Brentwood
The Chinese-American restaurant is offering a limited holiday menu on Christmas Day.
Prices: $120
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Saturday, December 25, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
How to Book: Call (737) 222-6637

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
3800 North Lamar Boulevard, Rosedale
The American restaurant is teaming up with Longhorn Texas BBQ’s pitmaster Quirino Silva for holiday family meals. Options include oakwood-smoked brisket or ham, plus sides like rosemary mashed potatoes, red cabbage slaw, and Mexican creamed corn, with cookies for dessert. In addition, there are a la carte meats and breakfast items available.
Prices: Holiday family meals with a choice of sides range from $95 to $260; individual meats range from $55 to $190; cookies are $18 per dozen
Deadline: Sunday, December 19, midnight
Pickup Dates: Friday, December 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Saba San’s
2600 East Cesar Chavez Street, Holly
The wine shop has a whole array of holiday-pegged wines and packs for any meal needs.
Prices: Single bottles range from $25 to $35; duos range from $45 to $56.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Whenever desired; deliveries are available.
How to Book: Online

Sala & Betty
5201 Airport Boulevard, North Loop
The neighborhood restaurant has several options for meals, including one with tamales, pozole, coquitos, and more, and another that has turkey, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, and the like. There are also individual plates with turkey and ribs, and sides to-go.
Prices: Sides $8 to $30, plates $35 to $40, meals $225 to $340.
Deadline: December 21
Pickup Date: Friday, December 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How to Book: Online online or call (512) 645-0214

Salt & Time
1912 East Seventh Street, East Seventh
The butcher shop/restaurant’s offering all sorts of meats for the holidays, from Angus roasts and steaks, brined chickens, mezcal glazed hams, muscovy duck, to racks of lamb.
Prices: Meats range from $6.99 to $60 per pound
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Tuesday through Thursday, December 21 to 23
How to Book: Online

Swedish Hill
1120 West Sixth Street, Clarksville
The deli-bakery-cafe combo has French-themed holiday dinner options ranging from caviar pie to baked brie to rib roast. Other offerings include a selection of sides, rolls, pies, buche de noel, and beverages.
Prices: Ranges $10 to $350
Deadline: Monday, December 20, by 5 p.m.
Pickup Date: Friday, December 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How to Book: Online

TLC
1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite 1150, South Lamar
The Texas coastal seafood restaurant is offering a Christmas meal package, which serves 8 to 10 people. The meal includes applewood smoked bone-in ham with plentiful sides, like country green beans and honey-glazed carrots, and desserts, including chocolate pecan pie and a cookie decorating kit.
Prices: Meal is $299
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Date: Thursday, December 23, noon
How to Book: Online

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
11500 Menchaca Road, Manchaca
The Tex-Mex barbecue truck is offering several smoked types of meat for the holidays, from mesquite-smoked whole brisket to mesquite-smoked turkey breast, alongside enchilada casseroles; sides like mashed potatoes, borracho beans, and flour tortillas, and banana pudding for dessert.
Prices: $9 to $220.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Date: Friday, December 24.
How to Book: Online.

Walton’s Fancy & Staple
609 West Sixth Street, Downtown
The deli is offering premade dishes for the holidays. The main is a maple bourbon-glazed ham; sides include balsamic Brussels sprouts, rosemary carrots, and mac and cheese with white cheddar, gruyere, and sage, plus pies and cheesecakes. Everything is available in single or family-style portions.
Prices: Not specified
Deadline: Friday, December 17, with a 48-hour-advance notice
Pickup Dates: Tuesday, December 21 through Friday, December 24
How to Book: Email catering@waltonsfancyandstaple.com or (512) 391-9966

Plates of holidays dishes presented on a rustic wooden table.
A spread of offerings from Walton’s Fancy & Staple
Walton’s Fancy & Staple

Sawyer & Co.

4827 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 531-9033 Visit Website

TLC

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704

JNL Barbecue

5012 East 7th Street, , TX 78702

Salt & Time

1912 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1383 Visit Website

drink.well.

207 East 53rd Street, , TX 78751 (512) 614-6683 Visit Website

Dai Due

2406 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 524-0688 Visit Website

Rosedale Kitchen and Bar

3800 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78756 (512) 729-0052 Visit Website

Aba [Austin]

1001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

11500 Menchaca Road, , TX 78748 (512) 221-4248 Visit Website

The Heel of the Boot

610 North Interstate Highway 35, , TX 78701 (737) 224-3114 Visit Website

Swedish Hill

1120 West 6th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 472-1347 Visit Website

Carpenters Hall

400 Josephine Street, , TX 78704 (512) 675-5020 Visit Website

Intero

2612 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas 78702 Visit Website

Old Thousand [Brentwood]

4805 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756 Visit Website

Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 479-5006 Visit Website

Interstellar BBQ

12233 Ranch Road 620 North, , TX 78750 (512) 382-6248 Visit Website

El Alma

1025 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 609-8923 Visit Website

Saba San's

2600 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Contigo Catering

3709 PROMONTORY POINT DRIVE, B201, Austin, Texas 78744 (512) 750-0343 Visit Website

Sala and Betty

5201 Airport Boulevard, , TX 78751 (512) 645-0214 Visit Website

Walton's Fancy & Staple

609 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 542-3380 Visit Website

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

2110 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 916-4445 Visit Website

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