Wanna Be Thankful for Not Cooking This Year?
Check out our list of pros who will bake and cook so you don't have to
By Virginia B. Wood,
3:37PM, Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
It’s time to order sweets, breads, and meals for Thanksgiving. Area bakeries, restaurants, and market bakers are gearing up to create delicious sweets to grace the holiday table and plenty of grocery stores, meat markets, restaurants, and caterers will provide complete meals or components for folks who are just thankful not to be cooking.
Everyone we contacted stressed the importance of ordering well in advance to ensure the availability of your family’s favorite goodies this Thanksgiving.
Sweets Around Austin
Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery (411 E. 43rd, 512/453-3399; www.quacksbakery.com) Pies, cakes, cupcakes, and seasonal decorated cookies to be picked up in store by Nov. 27.
Texas French Bread (2900 Rio Grande, 512/499-0544; www.texasfrenchbread.com) Pies, cakes, tortes, tarts, pastries, breads, and rolls to be picked up in store by Nov. 27.
Sweetish Hill (1120 W. Sixth, 512/ 472-1347; www.sweetishhill.com) Pies, cakes, tortes, tarts, cupcakes, cookies, pastries, breads, rolls, and homemade fruitcakes to be picked up in store by Nov. 27.
Upper Crust Bakery (4508 Burnet Rd., 512/467-0102; www.theuppercrustbakery.com) Pies, cakes, pastries, breads, and rolls to be picked up in store by Nov. 27.
Moonlight Bakery (2300 S. Lamar, 462-1302; www.moonlightbakery.com) Several flavors of pie in addition to apple strudel, breads, and dinner rolls to be picked up in store by 2pm on Nov. 27.
Chez Zee (5406 Balcones, 512/454-2666; www.chezzee.com) Pies, cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, and savory side dishes to be ordered online and picked up in the restaurant Nov. 26-27.
Cake & Spoon (www.cakeandspoon.com; 512/426-7697) order small or regular tarts from the online menu by noon Monday, Nov. 25 to be picked up at the kitchen between 10am-4pm Nov. 26-27 or at their booth at the Triangle Market on Wed., Nov. 27.
CinnaMan Cheesecakes (512/673-0565; www.cinnamandessertcatering.com) Michael Hurd will whip up the cheesecake of your dreams; pre-order by Nov. 25 for pick-up or delivery by appointment.
Cutie Pies (24th & Nueces, 512/552-8319; www.cutiepiewagon.com) Pre-order pies by Nov. 25 and pick up by Nov. 27 at the new trailer location.
Texas Pie Kitchen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512/814-7743) Pre-order online by Nov. 22 and get times and location for pre-Thanksgiving pick-up.
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop (1905 S. First, 512/448-3727; www.sugarmamasbakeshop.com) Plenty of pies and pumpkin-flavored goodies. Order by Sat., Nov. 23 for in-store-pick up through Nov. 27.
Bribery (306 East 53rd; www.briberyaustin.com) Order from Jodi Elliott online - Buttermilk, Maple Pecan Chocolate, or Pumpkin Sweet Potato pies with drizzling sauces until noon Nov. 22 for pick-up at the restaurant.
Go Go Gourmet (104-C East 31, 512/589-6063) These guys are making four kinds of pie ($24) as well as side dishes and appetizers. Call ahead by Nov. 25 for store pick-up through Nov. 27.
Royers Pie Haven (2900 Guadalupe #B, 512/474-2800) Newly opened in the same building as Langford Market, Royers will take orders for pies with 48 hours notice to be picked up in the shop through Nov. 27 or shipped to the destination of your choice.
The Famous Cajun Pie Man (8650 Spicewood Springs Rd., #111; 512/394-7200) Give Aaron Hegger 24 hours' notice and he’ll whip up regular-sized pies in your choice of flavors that can be picked up in the restaurant by Nov. 27 for $14 apiece.
Tiny Pies (512/468-4772; www.tinypies.com) The ladies are teaming up with Lick Ice Cream (2032 S. Lamar) for a special Not So Tiny Pie & a Pint deal. Place an online order for a standard 9-inch pie in seasonal flavors and add a pint of ice cream of your choice when picking up the pie in the Lick store on Nov. 27.
2Dine4 Catering (3008 Gonzales; 512/467-6600; www.2dine4.com) Order a variety of 9-inch, 8 serving holiday pies by Friday, Nov. 22 for pick up Nov. 26-27.
Cypress Grill (4404 W. Wm. Cannon; 512/358-7474’ www.cypressgrill.net) Order Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie, Classic or Pumpkin Bread Pudding by phone or in the restaurant by Nov. 25 for pick –up in the restaurant.
Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden (709 E. Sixth; 512/614-4972; email email@example.com) Order a Thanksgiving bread assortment - 4 baguettes, 2 levain boules, rye batard, 2 sourdough boules for $20. They will also have pull-apart dinner rolls, croutons for stuffing, and a breakfast pastry assortment for pre-order.
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, Too!
Annie’s Café & Bar (319 Congress, 512/472-1884; www.anniescafebar.com) Order pies and signature rum cakes through Nov. 26. Full meals to take out need to be ordered by Friday, Nov. 26 for pick-up Wed., Nov. 27.
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 (both locations; 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, ham, or tenderloin with exotic stuffings, sides, 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; 4001 S. Lamar, 512/814-2888; www.wheatsville.co-op) The delis offer 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 three different kinds of pie.
Mr. Natural (1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 477-5228) 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. 22 for either delivery (small fee) or pick-up at the kitchen by Nov. 27.
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.
Pok-e-Jo’s (catering dept. 388-7578; www.pokejos.com) Pre-order complete holiday meals for families or groups of any size.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse (300 Colorado; 512/495-6504) Order side dishes in three different sizes beginning on Nov. 20 for pick-up at the restaurant on Tues. & Wed., Nov. 26-27 between 11:30am-11pm
Stuffed Cajun Meat Market (12226 RR. 620 North, 5207 Brodie Lane, #125 South; 512/918-1600) Online pre-order turkeys frozen, fresh, or smoked; plus Turduckens and huge variety of Cajun foods and side dishes for pick-up in the store.
Lucy’s Fried Chicken (5408 Burnet Rd., 512/514-0664) Lucy’s is taking orders for 18-pound Turduckens with chorizo cornbread stuffing through Wed., Nov. 20. $90 for frozen birds to be picked up in the restaurant by Nov. 26, with cooking instructions and gravy.
Central Market (both locations; www.centralmarket.com) The Turduckens here offer choices: the bone-in, whole variety ($89.99) and the breast-only roll variety ($49.99) with a choice of 5 different stuffings: dirty rice, jalapeño cornbread, shrimp and sausage, wild rice pecan, and crawfish. Pick up uncooked birds in the store by Nov. 27.