Thanksgiving festivities are just a week away and the thought of turkey, fixings and preparation of our gatherings begin to fill our thoughts. For some, hosting holiday gatherings may come naturally, but for others it may be a stressful endeavor. Take away the demanding feeling of preparing a delicious meal for your friends and family this Thanksgiving with the help of restaurants and grocers around the Austin area. With options of take-out or dine-in, we have compiled a list of these high-quality Austin favorites that will take the stress away from the hassle of cooking by creating traditional and festive holiday meals.

Texas Honey Ham

One of our go-to breakfast and lunch spots Texas Honey Ham is taking orders for their holiday packages and various items to choose from this Thanksgiving. Located in the rolling hills of Westlake, this Austin favorite will be accepting orders for their famous honey baked hams and traditional sides, including mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, and most importantly their shells and cheese. If you are not sure how much to order, Honey Ham staff will help you figure out the best package for you and your guests. 

Lee’s Meat Market

With over 60 years of experience serving the Austin area, Lee’s Meat Market is seen as almost a necessity for your Thanksgiving feast. This local treasure is offering an extensive selection of meats, sides, desserts, and their popular pre-set holiday dinners that will continue the ease of this holiday season. Whether you wish to grab a pre-made cheese board to wow your guests or go all out with the classic turkey feast package, Lee’s Meat Market is now taking orders over the phone or in-store for extra assistance. The market will be open November 22 and 23 for any last minute dishes or sauces you may have forgotten about, and again for pick-up only on Wednesday November 24 for pre-ordered meals and packages. 

Hotel Ella

Create a completely stress and dish free day by dining-in at the beautiful Hotel Ella. This year, the hotel is offering a family-style holiday meal of all the classics, including turkey, pie and all the trimmings. These decadent offerings will leave your friends and family wanting more and will be completed with mini pumpkin and pecan pies. Reservations are available now through Goodall’s Kitchen and require a prepayment of $75 per adult and $25 per child. This dining experience will make you rethink all the cooking preparations and clean-up you have done in the past.