The Procrastinator’s Guide to Thanksgiving Meals To-Go

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Thanksgiving Meals To-Go

Brennan's (photo by Kimberly Park)

STILL HAVEN’T DECIDED where you’ll pick up Thanksgiving provisions for Nov. 23? Whether you want to stay traditional or add a twist this year, some Houston restaurants are still taking orders for sides, sauces, mains and desserts. Here’s our tip sheet for the spontaneous!


Brennan's of Houston

Feed crews large and small with classic Thanksgiving sides, sauces and desserts enhanced with fine Texas-Creole touches. Prep your own protein, and let Brennan’s cover the turtle soup, Andouille mac and cheese, candied sweet potatoes, oyster dressing, Creole bread pudding and whole pies. Limited supply available for pre-order. Pick up Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Brennan’s, 3300 Smith Street. Orders are served chilled with reheating instructions. Menu and ordering here.

Daily Gather

Daily Gather Deviled Eggs (photo by Debora Smail)

Daily Gather’s catering menu blends the best of their brunch, lunch and dinner menus. From light fare, like the citrus avocado salad ($60, serves 7-10), mustardy bacon deviled eggs ($26/dozen) and the harvest salad ($92, serves 7-10), to heartier sides like elote cornbread ($36/dozen), the options will hit the spot. Catering menu here.

Dish Society

Dish Society Brussels Sprouts (photo by Kimberly Park)

Holiday fare can be fresh and delicious without the subsequent food coma with the help of locally sourced salads and sides from your favorite homegrown diner. Tasty choices include balsamic bacon Brussels sprouts, truffle mac & cheese, mashed sweet potato, smoked gouda grits, roasted seasonal veggies, and sautéed greens. Throw in healthful salads like the Super Brussels Sprout Salad, Wine-Poached Apple Pecan Salad, and Kale Caesar. Place orders to pair with your protein for curbside pickup. Catering menus and ordering info here.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar

When you’re short on time or want to make a great impression with family and friends, bring chef Philippe’s cooking to your table. Holiday foods to-go from Etoile must be placed by Nov. 21 — call 832-668-5808. The menu includes luxuries such as leek and mushroom soup; a pound of pork and duck paté; a pound of foie gras (brioche loaf available); roasted turkey, stuffing and gravy; pecan vanilla bourbon pie, or the complete Thanksgiving Dinner with the trimmings (serves 10-12, $225).

Arnaldo Richards' Picos

Available for pickup, customers can order from a scrumptious selection of desserts including Pumpkin Flan, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Coconut Cheesecake, Brownie Cheesecake, or Dulce de Leche cheesecake. Pumpkin Flan is offered in 8-inch (serves 8-12) or 10-inch (serves 12-16) options. The pickup date is November 22. For something savory throughout the holidays, stop by Picos’ signature Tamale Stand for scratch-made tamales available in half dozen ($12) or full dozen ($24).

Traveler's Table

Traveler's Table (photo by Becca Wright)

Want to get away but can’t this holiday? Traveler’s Table has a Thanksgiving In the Islands menu for a refreshing meal twist. Peruse the exotic menu and order online here.

The Moran

Celebrate Thanksgiving stress-free with The Moran CITYCENTRE’s Family Thanksgiving Bounty Box by Chef Christian Cardenas. Indulge in a delectable spread of traditional favorites and chef-crafted specialties including mix green salad candied pecans, feta cheese, roasted beets and herb vinaigrette, herb butter roasted sliced turkey breast. Served with cranberry sauce, homemade traditional gravy, sage stuffing, bacon Brussel sprouts, classic mashed potatoes, honey roasted spaghetti squash, and French dinner rolls. Pumpkin pie for dessert! To place orders, call the hotel at 713-973-1600 by November 21 at 4pm and pickup Thanksgiving morning between 9am-2pm. For more information, please visit the website. The four-person meal is $140. The Moran hotel is also the perfect place to stay for the in-laws.

Uchi

Looking for an impressive spontaneous meal? Choose from two different Japanese Thanksgiving packages at $175 per person for pick-up Nov. 20-22. The eight-course omakase menu includes gems like Chinese broccoli, sprouts, Wagyu strip loin and Uchi salad with Thai cashew pesto. Sister location Uchiko also offers the omakase for take-out with kombu roasted carrots, smoked duck breast, lobster in tiger’s milk and more.

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