The memories of reuniting with family and stuffing yourself with juicy turkey and gooey mac & cheese are unforgettable, but the mad dash to find ingredients and cook every dish before the guests arrive? Not so much. This may be the first Turkey Day since the pandemic where entire families will be together again. However, with all the stress, it's understandable if you can't quite build up the motivation to chef-it-up this time around.
Thankfully, restaurants are offering to-go options in case you’re looking for alternatives, ranging from the traditional turkey legs and stuffing to island-inspired plates and even sushi cuisine. Up until Thanksgiving Day, deals and meals are endless, so here is a list of eight restaurants giving great meal options for your T-day finesse.
While intricate plates and recipes are wonderful, you can never go wrong sticking to the basics for a holiday meal. If you’re looking for an easy-to-prepare, traditional Turkey Day dinner, W+M is the “Guy Fieri ate here” spot to put on your list for to-go options. Guests can pre-order an entire package meal with a roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, dressing, and turkey gravy for a table without all the unnecessary pizzazz.
Located at 2808 Caroline. Pre-order deadline is November 22 and pickups must be made November 24. For more info, visit the website.
This upscale steakhouse and traditional butcher shop’s doors will be wide open Thanksgiving Day, providing guests with in-house dinner availability, as well as pre-cooked take-home meals. Family’s can choose from a prix-fixe and dinner menus, ready-to-roast entrees, sides, and desserts, as well as a new prix-fixe plated dinner with all the trimmings. Don’t worry, B&B’s wide array of options will allow you to skip the post-dinner mess and spend more time with your loved ones.
Located at 1814 Washington Ave. B&B will be open November 25 from 10am to 9pm. The prix-fixe menu will be $85 for adults and $35 for kids ages 11 and under. To make a reservation, visit the website. Orders from B&B’s Butcher Shop can be placed now and will be available for pickup starting November 23 through November 25 at 4pm. For more details, visit the website.
Enjoy an exclusive, curated dining experience with gourmet appetizers, dessert assortments, and a three-course meal at Turner’s as it celebrates its second annual Thanksgiving Tradition. Guests will be guided through a classic-era themed celebration with plentiful menu choices in a festive environment accompanied with live music through the night.
Located at 1800 Post Oak Blvd. Reservations are required. To learn more about the menu and to book your table, visit the website.
If you have a taste for international cuisines the Island-Spiced Roasted Turkey Breast with Tahitian Taro & Coconut Stuffing and Moroccan Pumpkin Pie from Traveler’s Table is the ideal choice. This mouth-watering meal is only a taste of what’s on the menu, and it is guaranteed to add some strong flavor to the dinner table.
Located at 520 Westheimer Rd. Meals can be pre-ordered by Monday, Nov. 22 at 2pm for pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 24 or Thursday, Nov. 25 between 10am-2pm. For more information, visit the website.
Head to the Northside’s modern bar for a deal you can’t pass up. Monkey’s Tail will be giving out 600 free individual holiday meals Thanksgiving morning. The meal giveaway is sponsored by Sysco, Amigos Meats, Chef’s Produce, and IKON Environmental Solutions.
Located at 5802 Fulton St. Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis from 9am to 11am Thanksgiving morning. Learn more about the giveaway here.
Hungry’s is all about healthy diets and this holiday is no exception. The plant-based restaurant will have a catering menu available through the end of December for family feasts. These will include oven roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, and various new plant-based sides and pies. Cornbread stuffing, Israel couscous, beet potato salad and more will also be available for purchase.
Located at 14714 Memorial Dr. and 2356 Rice Blvd. All holiday orders must be placed with a 24-hour notice. For more info, visit the website.
Everyone knows that every Thanksgiving meal requires turkey or ham of some sort. Unfortunately, having the same meal every year can get mundane. Instead, why not go for a sushi feast from Tobiuo? This sushi eatery and bar prides itself in being innovative and bringing unconventional flavors to its customers, and that’s not only in-house. You can now order the complete sushi feast for six, which includes chicken udon, a hamachi bruschetta maki roll, a shiso crunchy maki roll, your choice of desserts, and much more.
Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite H130. Order by phone by end of day November 23 for November 24 pickup during regular hours. For more info, visit the website.
River Oaks’ new concept has chosen a unique style this year. Concura Italian Bites’ will be hosting a farm-style Friendsgiving with an $80 fixed menu. If purchased, guests will have their fill of Polenta Grigliata, Ravioli di Zucca, Galantina Di Pollo, and Moretta Bread Pudding.
Located at 4340 Westheimer Rd #150. The event will take place on November 24. Reservations are required. For more info, visit the website.