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Where to Order Christmas Takeout From Austin Restaurants

Roasts, wine, and sides made easy for the December holidays

A table of food.
Holiday dishes from Walton’s.
Dani Parsons

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 are whole smoked turkeys from Interstellar BBQ, charcuterie and stuffed quails from Dai Due, mezcal-glazed hams from East Austin butcher shop and restaurant Salt & Time, 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, as well as dine-in meals. Likewise, check out these holiday cocktail pop-ups and other general holiday food/drink experiences.

ATX Grill
5201 Airport Boulevard, North Loop
The owners of the former Russian House are offering holiday duck meals through their new restaurant in North Loop. The $35 duck is seasoned with cinnamon, oregano, and citrus juices; baked with apples and chestnuts; and drizzled with a cranberry-wine sauce.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: None noted.
How to Book: Order online

Buenos Aires Cafe
1201 East Sixth Street, East Austin
The Argentinian restaurant has a holiday meal available, full of Angus beef ribeye steaks, potato gratin, panettone, and more. It’s available in four-serving sizes for $200 and eight-serving sizes for $400. There are also sweets and sangria bottles available a la carte.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 21.
Pickup Dates: Saturday, December 24, through 3 p.m.
How to Book: Order online

Cork & Screw
2907 East 12th Street, Rosewood
The wine shop is offering hand-picked bottle packages for the holidays, two bottles for $75 and four for $150 (plus a free bag).
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Wednesday through Friday, December 21 through 23
How to Book: Email info@corkandscrewatx.com or send a message over Instagram

Dai Due
2406 Manor Road, Cherrywood
Of course, the Cherrywood butcher shop offers a variety of meats for holiday meals, including charcuterie ($5 to $15), smoked wild boar hams ($70), brined quails ($9.50, and stuffed brined quails ($15), sides like rabbit and wild boar andouille gumbo ($30), chicken fat mashed sweet potatoes ($21), breakfast dishes, breads, and desserts.
Deadline: Sunday, December 11
Pickup Dates: Thursday and Friday, December 22 and 23, with timed slots.
How to Book: Order online

Interstellar BBQ
12233 Ranch Road 620 North, North Austin
The barbecue restaurant is taking holiday preorders for whole smoked turkeys ($110), pineapple-sage glazed hams ($80), briskets ($175), as well as sides like its smoked scalloped potatoes ($40), and mac and cheese ($40)..
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How to Book: Order online

JNL Barbecue
1505 Town Creek Drive, Riverside
Get Cajun butter turkey breasts ($28 per pound), smoked prime rib brisket pastrami, or a whole brisket ($32 per pound) from the barbecue truck.
Deadline: Monday, December 19
Pickup Dates: Friday, December 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How to Book: Order online

LeRoy & Lewis
121 Pickle Road, Dawson
The new-school barbecue truck is offering briskets ($160), tamales by the dozen, turkey roulades made with foie gras stuffing ($165), elote salad ($20), and refried beans ($20)..
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Date: Friday, December 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How to Book: Order online

Lou’s
1900 East Cesar Chavez Street, East Austin
The East Austin location of the cafe is serving up lots of meats, sides, and vegetables as part of its holiday takeout menu. There are rotisserie meats with sauces like prime rib ($90), porchetta ($55), and chicken ($22); sides like rotisserie potatoes ($21), roasted Brussels sprouts ($21), a maple-bourbon-pecan pie ($45), and four-packs of wines.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 21
Pickup Dates: Saturday, December 24, with timed slots from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How to Book: Order online

MaMa A’s
807 East Fourth Street, East Austin
The Jamaican truck is putting together Caribbean Christmas meal kits, with items like jerk chicken, rice and peas, coco bread, patties, sorrel, and more. Meals begin at $125.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: The last day for pickups is on Friday, December 23.
How to Book: Call or text (512) 888-7862

Meat & Bread
360 Nueces Street, Downtown
The Vancouver import is offering whole porchettas for the holiday, available for $22 to $25 depending on weight.
Deadline: Three days in advance of intended pickups.
Pickup Dates: None noted.
How to Book: In person or call over the phone at (512) 330-4736

Moreno Barbecue
5608 Menchaca Road, Garrison Park
The barbecue truck’s Christmas takeout menu includes whole pork butts with barbecue essentials ($70), whole turkey breasts ($70), whole racks of spare ribs ($35), and whole briskets ($150).
Deadline: Wednesday, December 21
Pickup Dates: Saturday, December 24
How to Book: Order online

Olamaie/Little Ola’s
1610 San Antonio Street, Downtown
The Southern restaurants put together a Christmas breakfast package full of biscuits, condiments, sour cream coffee cakes, casseroles, and chocolate milk or eggnog for $120. Partial sales will go towards Partnerships for Children.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Friday, December 23 with timed slots.
How to Book: Order online

Rebel Cheese
2200 Aldrich Street, Mueller
The vegan cheese shop put together a holiday cheese package to make at-home parties and meals that much easier. While the other box is already sold out, the Great Hits Volume II is still available for $76, with its sun-dried tomato and herb fromage, aged brie, honee pistachio chevre, and smoked cheddar.
Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 11:59 p.m.
Shipping Dates: By Tuesday, December 20
How to Book: Order online

Rogues Pierogi
8309 Research Boulevard, Suite B, North Austin
The pierogi slingers are offering holiday dumplings There is its regular array of pierogi for $20 per dozen in fillings like potato/cheese, pork/cabbage, and potato/fennel/sage. And then there are sides ranging from pastrami ($15 per half pound), potato and leek soup ($12 for 24 ounces), and beet pickled cabbage ($5 for eight ounces), among others. There’s a $30 minimum requirement for orders.
Deadline: Sunday, Decembr 18
Pickup Dates: Wednesday through Saturday, December 21 through 24
How to Book: Order 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.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Whenever desired; deliveries are available.
How to Book: Order online

Salt & Time
1912 East Seventh Street, East Seventh
The butcher shop/restaurant offers all sorts of meats for the holidays, including Angus briskets ($7.50 per pound), whole turkeys ($10 per pound), brined chickens ($7.99 per pound), mezcal-glazed hams ($26 per pound), duck confit meals ($22), racks of lamb ($32 per pound), and meat boards ($160 to $200).
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Wednesday through Friday, December 21 to 23
How to Book: Order online

Sawyer & Co.
2 Dine 4 Fine Catering, 3012 Gonzales Street, Govalle
The New Orleans-y diner is offering a bunch of Christmas takeout meal options through its catering branch. There’s duck confit with cassoulet, vegetables, and rolls for $199; braised short ribs with a Boursin polenta, vegetables, and rolls for $169; and the stuffed pork tenderloin with cranberry-almond wild rice, vegetables, and rolls for $139. There are also pies (spiced apple-cranberry for $35 and bourbon-chocolate-pecan $39 and others), and wines.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Friday, December 23, with timed slots.
How to Book: Order online

Stiles Switch
6610 North Lamar Boulevard, Brentwood; 800 West Whitestone Boulevard, Cedar Park
Both locations of the barbecue restaurant are dishing out smoked meats and sides for the holidays, including smoked bone-in hams ($89.99), whole briskets ($175), and corn casseroles ($45).
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday and Friday, December 22 and 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How to Book: Order online

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Holiday dishes from TLC.
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TLC
1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite 1150, South Lamar
The Texas coastal seafood restaurant is offering a Christmas meal package, which serves eight to 10 people for $299. 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.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Date: Friday, December 23, starting at noon
How to Book: Order 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 briskets ($220) to mesquite-smoked turkeys ($160), alongside enchilada casseroles ($66); sides like roasted potatoes ($40), and banana pudding for dessert ($28).
Deadline: None noted. There is a $150 order minimum.
Pickup Dates: Thursday and Friday, December 22 and 23.
How to Book: Order online

Walton’s Fancy & Staple
609 West Sixth Street, Downtown
The deli is offering various dishes for the holidays. The main is a maple-orange-glazed ham; sides include garlic mashed potatoes, brown sugar-rosemary carrots, and mac and cheese with white cheddar and herbs, plus pies. Everything is available in single or family-style portions.
Deadline: Orders are available starting on December 10 through Tuesday, December 20.
Pickup Dates: Friday and Saturday, December 23 and 24
How to Book: Call (512) 391-9966 or email catering@waltonsfancyandstaple.com

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





Sawyer & Co.

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

TLC

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704

Dai Due

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

Olamaie

1610 San Antonio Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-2796 Visit Website

Salt & Time

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

Buenos Aires Cafe

1201 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

6610 N Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757 Visit Website

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

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

LeRoy & Lewis

121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 945-9882 Visit Website

Meat & Bread

360 Nueces Street, , TX 78701 (512) 947-7320 Visit Website

Interstellar BBQ

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

Saba San's

2600 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Lou's

1900 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Walton's Fancy & Staple

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

Rebel Cheese

2200 Aldrich Street, , TX 78723 (512) 382-0048 Visit Website

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