Spice up your holidays with Mediterranean vibes at South Austin’s Aba. The special Christmas menu features a fusion of holiday favorites with touches of Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. Anticipate dishes like wild mushroom hummus, whipped feta with persimmon, grilled chicken kebab, and braised short rib. Throw in 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—which will take your leftover game to a whole new level.
Cost: Christmas Eve Meal Package for two people runs $118 plus tax.
How to order: Order online through December 21 at 9 am.
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.