When it comes to Thanksgiving, this Chicago-based Mediterranean hotspot hasn't left their loyal hummus fiends unattended. The takeaway Thanksgiving Feast features both a classic and a pumpkin-spiked version of the aforementioned hummus, as well as beef tenderloin kebab, crispy brussels sprouts, and sticky date cake. With flavors that are more Mykonos than Massachusetts, the dishes up for grabs at Aba may not be the customary holiday fare—but, we bet, even the pilgrims wouldn’t fault the unconventional after a spoonful of black truffle orzo.
Cost: Meals run $128.95 and serve two.
How to book:Order online via Tock before November 20 at noon for pick-up on November 23.
The Chicago-based import from Top Chef alum CJ Jacobson opened here in 2020, and has since become a lovers’ go-to thanks to its scenic location on Music Lane, Cali-cool vibe, and mezze-style shareables. The Mediterranean-led menu offers inventive takes on Israeli, Lebanese, Greek, and Turkish dishes like Crispy Short Rib Hummus, Muhammara (roasted pepper, chili, walnut, and pomegranate molasses), and Grilled Halloumi Kebab. Meanwhile, drinks experiment with similarly regional ingredients, like a Mediterranean Mule with herb-infused vodka, almond, Galliano, ginger, and lime. Booze-free “zero proof” cocktails are also available for those abstaining from liquid courage.
How to book: Reserve via Tock or order takeout delivery via Caviar.
Sitting outside under Aba’s 100-year-old oak tree, lined with glass and metal lanterns from Morocco and the Middle East, you would never guess there’s a Lululemon around the corner. That's the kind of oasis created on this patio with Mediterranean-inspired food featuring fresh ingredients and plentiful use of olive oil that just might convince your taste buds that you’ve landed in Athens. Take a date and order a couple small plates, like the crispy Short Rib Hummus with grilled onions, sherry, and beef jus, to split.
Spice up your holidays with some Mediterranean vibes at South Austin’s Aba. The special Christmas menu features a fusion of warm-and-fuzzy holiday favorites with touches of Israeli, Lebanese, Turkish, and Greek cuisine—think Wild Mushroom Hummus, Stracciatella with Persimmon, Grilled Chicken Kebab, and Braised Short Rib. You can even add a sommelier-selected bottle of wine to make the cycle complete. And, if you have a history of setting off your fire alarm due to kitchen disasters, you’ll appreciate the intricate, step-by-step instructions Aba provides along with each dish—they’ll take your leftover game to a whole new level.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary
How to book Order pick-up online.