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8 Places In Austin To Pre-Order A Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner!

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Thanksgiving dinner in Austin

How many times have you, as a healthy eater, found yourself feeling out of place on Thanksgiving dinners? Worried it could ruin several months of progress that finally started to feel like it was heading somewhere.

Or are you the mum who’s looking for the big break before the oncoming wave of Christmas cooking?

This year, the coronavirus has made things seemingly tougher. With so many of our festive traditions and routines altered, opportunities to pick a nutritious, real and wholesome thanksgiving meal may feel scarce.

Fear not!

TexasRealFood is bringing to you 8 places in Austin, you can pre-order your Thanksgiving Dinner from! Talk about having a full course festive meal with no cooking! True to our style, all places are healthy & fresh eating options so you can indulge during Thanksgiving while staying on track with your health goals.

8 Places In Austin For The Healthy Eater On Thanksgiving


2115 Holly St.

Launderette, Located in East Austin’s Holly neighborhood, features vibrant and global flavors from Chefs Rene Ortiz & Laura Sawicki. For Thanksgiving dinner, they are offering a ‘to-go’ meal, all cooked items with re heat directions. Visit their website and pre order by the 23rd of November or call at (512) 383.1599.

Pic courtesy, Launderette

Here is a look at the scrumptious meals that await!

Bone-In Turkey Breast Meal ($150):

Roasted Bone-In Turkey Breast
Classic Turkey Gravy
Herbed Sourdough Stuffing – fennel sausage, leeks, apple
Ginger Cranberry Sauce – rosemary, candied orange
Honey Butter Pull-Apart Rolls

Beef Tenderloin Meal ($180):

Beef Tenderloin
Horseradish Steak Sauce
Herbed Sourdough Stuffing – fennel sausage, leeks, apple
Ginger Cranberry Sauce – rosemary, candied orange
Honey Butter Pull-Apart Rolls


Delicata Squash ($20) –pumpkin spice, quinoa, pomegranate, fresno chile, mint, ricotta salata, carrot-ginger dressing
Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($20) – pumpkin butter, green apple, sage, pumpkin seed crunch, bacon lardons
Gruyère Scalloped Potatoes ($20) – double creme
Kale Salad ($20) – pickled currants, almonds, pecorino, balsamic dressing
Herbed Sourdough Stuffing ($20) – fennel sausage, leeks, apple
Ginger Cranberry Sauce ($10) – rosemary, candied orange
Classic Turkey Gravy ($10)


Chocolate Pecan Tart ($40) – brown butter, vanilla bean
Apple Streusel Tart ($40) – black mission fig jam, frangipane, thyme
Rosemary Ice Cream ($12) – by the pint

Hoover’s Cooking

Hoover’s Cooking brings a surge of nostalgia through their “honest-to-goodness cooking”. This year, they are offering the Turkey Takeout by plate, as well as six-packs, family sized sides and delicious desserts. Pre orders end on November 20, so don’t hesitate! Call (512) 479.5006 to get your preorders in!

Here are the low downs on Hoover’s Cooking thanksgiving meals!

Thanksgiving Dinner Options At Hoover’s Cooking

Classic Family Pack (Feeds 6-8)

Choose a whole 14-16 lb roasted turkey or a ham steak, and you’ll get generous sides of cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, green beans, cranberry sauce PLUS sweet potato biscuits and cornbread muffins. Available for pickup at Hoover’s Cooking or Sterling Event Center.
$119.17 each

Turkey & Dressings Plates

Choose the turkey (or ham) plate and two sides, and you’ll get a side of cornbread dressing and homemade cranberry sauce PLUS sweet potato biscuits and cornbread muffins.
Starting at $15.99/person

Whole Turkeys

Choose a whole 14-16-pound turkey (approx. 12 servings) cooked your way: Roasted, Fried, or Smoked. $70.20 each

Boneless Smoked Turkey

Just the breast. Serves 8-10.
$57.27 each

Sides A La Carte

Choose from a variety of sides like Giblet Gravy, Veggies, Sweet potato biscuits and more!


Homemade Pies

Sweet Potato, Pecan, Coconut Cream
8-10 Servings, $27.00 / each

Made-From-Scratch Cobblers

Peach, Blackberry, Apple
10-12 Servings, $35.00 / each

Lick Honest Ice Creams (Mueller)

Mueller Market District, 1905 Aldrich St., Suite 150.

Lick Honest Ice Creams creates small batches of “artisan ice cream” with only the finest local and seasonal ingredients available. No artificial colors or flavors, high fructose corn syrup or preservatives, ever! All of the milk for the ice creams comes from a local, family-owned dairy in Central Texas; and everything from the sauces, syrups, cookies, cakes and marshmallows is made by hand in their own kitchen.

This Thanksgiving, Lick Honest Ice Creams is returning with their limited time Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pies. And the ice cream traditionalist. You can pre order online, here, starting October 26th through to November 15th, to pick up on November the 23rd, 24th or 25th at any Austin or San Antonio branches.

Here are some of their flavors:

  • Hazel’s Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie: Just like Granny Marge made it! Roasted Pumpkin Pyle pumpkin ice cream is enhanced by clove, a touch of cinnamon, and freshly ground nutmeg, folded into a buttery crumb crust, and topped with house made caramel sauce.
  • Chocolate Chocolate (vegan & gluten free): The newest vegan & gluten free item features vegan chocolate ice cream, made with Austin’s own SRSLY Chocolate, folded into a gluten-free chocolate cookie crumb crust, and topped with house made chocolate sauce and dark chocolate shavings. (contains tree nuts: coconut)

DETAILS: $22 per pie + tax

The Carillon

1900 University Ave, AT & T Hotel and Conference Center

The Carillon is an Austin restaurant that highlights new American cuisine with a unique twist. It is perfectly located at the center of the town, inside the building of AT&T Hotel and Conference Center.

For thanksgiving, 2020, The Carillon is offering their special feast menu. Pre orders are only through phone starting October 26th through November 20th.  You will be able to pick your orders contact-less on November 24th or 25th from 10am to 8pm. Call

(512) 404-3655 now to book!

The menu comes with heating instructions and includes:

Thanksgiving Dinner For 4 ($140 +tax)

2 lbs sliced smoked turkey breast
3 quarts sage and fennel spiced corn stuffing
3 quarts whipped yukon butter potatoes
1 quart rosemary pan gravy
3 quarts green bean casserole
3 quarts thyme and honey roasted carrots
1 pint orange-cranberry relish
A pecan pie
1 pumpkin pie
8 dinner rolls

Add-ons are available if you want to add to your package:

Sliced smoked turkey breast – $16/lb
Sage and fennel spiced corn stuffing – $8/quart
Whipped yukon butter potatoes – $10/quart
Rosemary pan gravy – $6/pint
Green bean casserole – $8/quart
Thyme and honey roasted carrots – $8/quart
Orange-cranberry relish – $6/pint
Pecan pie – $15 each
Pumpkin pie – $15 each
Dinner rolls – $4 for 4

Stella San Jac

310 E 5th St. , Austin

This holiday, Stella san jac has two great options; dine in or takeaway. With the reservation required for a 2-hour mealtime, dine in runs from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  At $55 per adult and $28 per child the Thanksgiving dinner menu includes:


Fried Turkey with Natural Jus


Mashed Potato

Mashed Sweet Potato and Brûlée Marshmallow

Roasted Cranberry and Satsuma Tangerine

Boursin Creamed Green Beans and Crispy Shallot

Andouille and Jalapeno Brioche Stuffing

Roasted Brussel Sprouts w/ Butternut Squash and Nueske Bacon

Lolla Rossa, Poached Pear, Cornbread Crouton, Candied Pecan and Cider Vinaigrette


Individual Pecan and Pumpkin Tarts

L’oca D’oro

1900 Simond Ave.

L’Oca D’Oro specializes in providing Italian-inspired cuisine paired with gracious, warm hospitality. This restaurant believes in making almost everything in-house, from handmade pasta and bread to cheese and even vinegar.

While they remain closed for the rest of 2020, they are showcasing a special Thanksgiving dinner subscription box Switch will be available for pick up on November the 25th. For more information  on the L’Oca D’ Oro subscription service, visit their website. Sign up by November 22nd to avail the offer.

Kerby Lane Cafe

Quintessentially Austin, this café is offering all your holiday favorites at one stop shop. Holiday packages can feed up to 6 persons for $89 per package, and can be preordered through November 24th, by phone. What’s on the menu, you ask?

Kerby Lane café Thanksgiving Dinner Package Includes:

Oven roasted Turkey and Brown gravy

Cornbread stuffing

Mashed potatoes

Garlic steamed broccoli

Sweet potato casserole

Homemade biscuits

Cranberry sauce

Add a drink or dessert to complete your holiday meal  

Gallon of tea @ $7.00

Gallon of coffee @ $15.00

Whole pumpkin pie @ $12.95

Whole Tootie’s Apple pie @ $35

Carafe of harvest mimosa $17.00

Wheatsville Co-Op

3101 Guadalupe St.

40001 S. Lamar Blvd.

Wheatsville Food Co-op is a full service, “natural foods cooperative grocery store,”. Their primary focus is “supplying high-quality food” to people in Austin, Texas. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for your complete family, are just looking for a side dish, wheatsville coop is the place for you! for this year’s Thanksgiving, You can pre-order a complete meal with Turkey, Side dishes like mushroom gravy, coconut mashed sweet  potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and more. their turkeys are hormone and antibiotic free, vegetarian fed, and free range. your pre orders can be picked up any day between the 23rd to the 25th of November. visit their website to book your meals now!

Looking for Vegan options? No worries, we have you spoilt for choice! Check our blog here ! 

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