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Where to Order Christmas Takeout From Austin Restaurants

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

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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.

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 mezcal-glazed hams from East Austin butcher shop and restaurant Salt & Time, vegan cheese boards from Rebel Cheese, and all kinds of festive sides. Remember that Christmas Eve is on Sunday, December 24, and Christmas on Monday, December 25.

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.

12709 North Mopac Expressway, North Austin; 626 North Lamar Boulevard, Clarksville
Along with pies, the seafood restaurant is offering DIY lobster roll kits (ranging from $44 for two servings to $176 for eight servings) and DIY oyster kits ($100), along with chowder ($42), lobster bisque ($50), and lobster pot pie ($48).
Deadline: None noted, but orders must be placed 48-hours before intended pickups.
Pickup Dates: Through December
How to Book: Email or call (512) 887-7244

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. There are three iterations of the Winter Wonder trays, a gluten-free one ($140), an essentials one ($115), and the ultimate one ($158). Each come a variety of vegan cheeses, vegan meats, condiments, and more.
Deadline: Sunday, December 17
Shipping Dates: the week of Monday, December 18
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. These include Angus briskets ($8 per pound), brined chickens ($7.99 per pound), mezcal-glazed hams ($26 per pound), confit duck legs ($16), racks of lamb ($40 per pound), and meat boards ($160 to $200).
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday through Saturday, December 21 through 23
How to Book: Order online

Shirley’s Trini Cuisine
1326 Rosewood Avenue, Central East Austin
The Trinidadian food truck is offering Christmas takeout dishes, desserts, and drinks, including sweet breads ($18), pastelles (pork and beef dozen for $80, and sorrel (gallon for $25)
Deadline: Friday, December 1
Pickup Dates: Sunday, December 10
How to Book: Email

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: Saturday, December 23, starting at noon
How to Book: Order online

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

Salt & Time

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

Shirley's Trini Cuisine

1606 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 647-0689 Visit Website


12709 North Mopac Expressway, , TX 78727 (512) 350-9814 Visit Website


1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704

Rebel Cheese

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