Christmas food is all about comfort food indulgence—a.k.a. digging into buttery dishes until you have no choice but to take a food coma-induced nap on the couch. This long-running Austin institution, owned by Sandra Bullock, is here to provide the necessary holiday decadence with its mouth-watering offerings including maple orange glazed ham, white cheddar-herb mac ‘n cheese, and brown sugar and rosemary carrots. While it certainly has all the savory dishes you could possibly want, you’ll also want to tack on one of its handmade desserts, like pecan pie or apple crumble, to round out the meal.
Cost: Individual and family–style portions prices vary.
How to order: Call 512-391-9966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-orders start on December 10 and run through the 20th.
Who better to trust on an American holiday than one of America’s sweethearts herself? That’s Academy Award-winning actress and rom-com legend, Sandra Bullock, owner of Walton’s Fancy & Staple. The charming spot, which also boasts a bakery and flower shop, is offering a Classic Thanksgiving Feast To-Go, filled with enough food to serve a crowd of ten. Dishes include cajun spiced airline turkey breast with turkey gravy, garlic mashed yukon gold potatoes, and brown sugar and rosemary carrots with the option to add on an apple crumble or pumpkin pie to your order. The only thing you’ll need to prepare yourself are the midnight margaritas.
Cost: Dishes run from $18-$65 dollars depending on what is ordered.
How to book: Pre-order through the 21st for pickup on the 22nd and 23rd, call 512-542-3380, or email email@example.com.
You’ll find pies sporadically hitting Walton’s menu, and when you see them, you best be quick because everyone knows they are ATX’s holiday best. Each year sees giant 11-inchers that serve 10 hungry pie devotees, in flavors ranging Lattice Apple and Pumpkin to Pecan and Buttermilk.
How to order: Call 512-391-9966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pick-up.
Sandra Bullock’s (yes, Sandra Bullock’s!) neighborly café is a favorite daytime destination for downtowners, especially come weekend brunch. Step up for counter service, tasty yet affordable food, and a cozy local atmosphere. If you’re up early, this is your spot. Breakfast and brunch items include The Staple, its classic consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage, or ham, and multigrain toast; avocado toast with goat cheese and pickled onion; and biscuits with pork sausage and country cream gravy. The counter also has a wide selection of baked goods (including cupcakes, brownies, and macarons) as well as organic teas and coffees. Late riser? Lunch is a treat, too. Go for the turkey sandwich, sweetened with caramelized onion-apple chutney on a croissant.
How to book: Stop by for counter service and first come, first served seating.
If brain fuel is your priority, then come work from Walton’s. This joint is full of warm Southern charm and best known for legendary baked treats (the cake counter at the front is hard to resist). Line your stomach at breakfast with a coffee and pastry, and look forward to building your own sandwich come lunch, complete with oven-fresh bread. A long day in the office requires generous helpings of carbs, after all. And caffeine.
Everyone’s fave casual 6th Street café will stuff you the perfect sandwich at their build-your-own counter—offering your choice of meat, cheese, and spread on multigrain, rye, croissant, or sourdough for a cool $11. There are also lunchtime soups and salads available, as well as the house burger which comes with tasty tender belly bacon and fries. Don’t forget to grab a coffee and a cake to-go for the stroll home.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order takeout and delivery via ChowNow.