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Pies and Other Holiday Meal Enhancements

It's still not too late to get someone else to bake it for you

By Virginia B. Wood, 1:30PM, Thu. Nov. 15, 2012

Pies Galore
Pies Galore
photo by Virginia Wood

Thanksgiving comes early this year, so the time to order sweets and other holiday meal enhancements is hard upon us. Area bakeries, restaurants, and market bakers are will gladly provide sweets for the holiday table. Plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, and caterers are geared up to create meals and sides for those who don't plan to cook.

Sweets Around Austin

Ate. Café(2127 Lohman’s Crossing Rd, 263-4933; www.atecafe.com) Pre-order pies, tarts, bread pudding, and sweet breads by Nov. 15 for pick-up in the store.

Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery (411 E. 43rd, 453-3399; www.quackquacks.com) pies, cakes, cupcakes, and seasonal decorated cookies.

Texas French Bread(2900 Rio Grande, 499-0544; www.texasfrenchbread.com) pies, cakes, tortes, tarts, pastries, breads, and rolls.

Sweetish Hill(1120 W. Sixth, 472-1347; www.sweetishhill.com) pies, cakes, tortes, tarts, cupcakes, cookies, pastries, breads, rolls, and homemade fruitcakes.

Upper Crust Bakery(4508 Burnet Rd., 476-0102; www.theuppercrustbakery.com) pies, cakes, pastries, breads, and rolls.

Moonlight Bakery(2300 S. Lamar, 462-1302; www.moonlightbakery.com) Several flavors of pie in addition to apple strudel, breads, and dinner rolls.

Chez Zee (5406 Balcones, 454-2666; www.chezzee.com) pies, cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, and savory side dishes. Return the Pyrex pie dish from last year for a $5 discount.

Cake & Spoon (www.cakeandspoon.com, 426-7697) order small or regular tarts online by Mon., Nov. 19 to be picked up at the Triangle market Wed. before Thanksgiving.

CinnaMan Cheesecakes (673-0565; www.cinnamandessertcatering) Michael Hurd will whip up the cheesecake of your dreams. Pre-order for pick-up.

Cutie Pies (1209 S. First; 552-8319; www.cutiepiewagon.com) pre-order pies by Nov. 19 and pick up by Wednesday before Thanksgiving at the trailers new location.

Texas Pie Kitchen (order@texaspiekitchen.org, 814-7743) pre- order online by Nov. 17 and get times and location for pre-Thanksgiving pick-up.

Tiny Pies (468-4772; www.tinypies.com) Pre-order tiny or not so tiny pies to be picked up at their stall at the Barton Creek Farmers’ Market on Saturday before Thanksgiving or by appointment at their kitchen.

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop (1905 S. First, 448-3727; www.sugarmamasbakeshop.com) Pumpkin cheesecake bars, Great Pumpkin cakes, and pumpkin bread loaves for November.

Foreign & Domestic(306 East 53rd; 459-1010; www.fndaustin.com) Order several varieties of pies with drizzling sauces online until noon Nov. 18 for pick-up at the restaurant.

Go Go Gourmet(104-C East 31, 589-6063) Back in business, these guys are making four kinds of pie ($24) as well as side dishes and appetizers. Call ahead for store pick-up.

Pies Around Central Texas

Monument Cafe (500 S. Austin Ave. in Georgetown; www.themonumentcafe.com) check pie list on the web and order online for pick-up at the new Monument Market (1953 S. Austin Ave)

Texas Pie Company (212 W. Center in Kyle; 512/268-5885; www.texaspiecompany.com) pre-order pies for pick-up in the store.

Wimberley Pie Company (13619 RR 12 in Wimberley; 512/847-8462; www.wimberleypie.com) pre-order pies for pick-up in the store.

Royer’s Round Top Café (105 Main in Round Top; 979-249-3611; www.royersroundtopcafe.com) pre-order pies online for shipping all over the world.

Bluebonnet Café(211 US Hwy 281 in Marble Falls; 830/693-2344; www.bluebonnetcafe.net) Pre-order pies for pick-up in the café.

Meals & Sweets, Poultry, too!

Annie’s Café & Bar(319 Congress, 472-1884; www.anniescafecar.com) pies, signature rum cakes, and full meals to take out.

Threadgill’s (both locations; www.threadgills.com) Take the family to eat in or order turkey and dressing with all the fixins (including pie) to take out.

Hoover’s Cooking(2002 Manor Rd; www.hooverscooking.com) Take the family to eat in or order complete holiday feasts to take home.

Central Market (both locations; www.centralmarket.com) Order everything from the bird to the cranberries and the dinner rolls to take home.

Whole Foods Market(all locations; www.wholefoodsmarket.com) Order anything and everything you’ll need for the holiday meal.

Wheatsville Co-op(3101 Guadalupe, 478-2667; www.wheatsville.co-op) The deli here offers a banquet of vegetarian and vegan options for the holiday meal, including a Holiday Helper bag ($49.99) with seven side dish items that will feed 4-6 people; pre roasted or frozen natural and/or organic turkeys; plus five different kinds of pie.

Mr. Natural (1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 477-5228; www.mrnatural-austin.com) Enjoy a vegan holiday feast to eat in or take out, plus pies and holiday tamales.

Spirited Foods (844-1833; www.spiritedfood.com) Chef Andrew is preparing everything from holiday brunch dishes to meats and side to desserts. Pre-order online or by phone by midnight Nov. 17 for either delivery (small fee) or pick-up at the kitchen by Nov. 21.

Lee’s Meat Market(1601 W. 38th #12, 467-6700; www.leesmeatmarket.com) Offers cooked holiday meats, raw meats, and holiday meat gift boxes, plus a full menu of appetizers, holiday dinners, platters, side dishes, and desserts.

Stuffed Cajun Meat Market(12226 RR. 620 North, 918-1600) Pre-order turkeys frozen, fresh, or smoked, plus turduckens and side dishes for pick-up in the store.

Pok-e-Jo’s (catering dept. 388-7578; www.pokejos.com) Pre-order complete holiday meals for families or groups of any size.

Dewberry Hills Farm (512/308-7706; www.dhfarms.com) Every year, this farm raises 6-10 lb antibiotic free, pastured jumbo roasting chickens as an alternative to Thanksgiving turkeys. Pre-order for pick-up at SFC Farmers’ Markets Downtown or in Sunset Valley. on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Richardson Farms (www.richardsonfarms.com; jrdvm72@aol.com) The Richardsons have their wonderful turkeys again this year: Standard Bronze heritage breed ($8lb) and Broad Breasted White ($4lb). Order online or via email and each order requires a $25 deposit. Arrange to pick up birds at their farmers’ market stalls at Barton Creek Mall, Sunset Valley, Burnet Road on Saturday, Nov 17 or at the Triangle market on Wednesday, Nov. 21

Look for more information about where to go out to eat for Thanksgiving, go here.

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