If you dread the thought of spending hours in the kitchen preparing a Thanksgiving feast, put away that recipe book, put up your feet, pick up the phone and order “Thanksgiving To Go” from a restaurant in the Spring Branch Management District.

Many are offering special menus for the big day. But ordering what you want may require some quick action.


At Feges BBQ, 8217 Long Point Rd., which often makes the lists of best BBQ in town, the deadline to order and pay for Thanksgiving food is Wednesday, Nov. 15. Choose from a whole smoked turkey for $135 or a whole turkey breast for $60 and/or sausage ($20), pork ribs ($45) and brisket ($60-$160).

Don’t forget the sides! It’s nearly impossible to choose among pimento mac & cheese, Korean-braised greens, sweet & spicy sprouts or hogfat cornbread, among others. So, you might as well get an order of each;  everyone loves Thanksgiving leftovers!

And who needs pumpkin pie when there’s rum raisin bread pudding with caramel for dessert? Order here: https://fegesbbq.com/to-go/

Warehouse 72

If you can handle cooking the turkey (or order it from Feges), Warehouse 72 will take care of all the sides this year.

The restaurant at 7620 Katy Fwy. in the Marq’E Entertainment Centre is offering a variety of salads, roasted baby potatoes, grilled broccolini, roasted brussel sprouts, mac & cheese, whipped potatoes and more.

Do you love Warehouse 72 lasagna? You’re hardly alone. This Thanksgiving, the restaurant is offering its famous 15-layer lasagna for pick-up as part of the Thanksgiving Sides To-Go Menu. Treat your family and friends to this decadent lasagna filled with meat sauce, Italian pork sausage, Romano cheese, ricotta and house-made mozzarella.

Order by Nov. 21 for pick up on Nov. 21 or 22. Call 833-365-7272 for more info.

Lazy Oaks Beer Garden, 10158 Long Point Rd., has added a couple of new items to its Thanksgiving to-go menu this year, including smoked turkey legs and bacon green beans.

Also on the menu: house-smoked turkey breast with gravy or ham with brown sugar glaze, mac and cheese, cornbread dressing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, crispy rosemary sweet potato gratin, house-made cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts and, of course, apple or pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream.

Simply call or text or call 713-249-1494 to order by Nov. 20.


Or forget meat and pre-order vegan Thanksgiving tamales and sides at Cascabel, 1415 Murray St., by Nov. 17 for Nov. 21 pick-up. With five types of tamales and seven specialty “meats” to choose from, your vegetarian or vegan guests will have plenty of eating options.

And there are sides! (Hot tip: The vegan cold pasta sold out last year.) So, don’t delay. Call (713) 999-9551 or e-mail [email protected] to order now.

If you get your order in by Nov. 18 to World Catering Bakery, 1073 Silber Rd., you will be entered to win a free pie!

Choose from mouth-watering, oven-roasted turkey (Cajun or traditional) for $85 or brined, seasoned and ready-to-cook turkey for $50. Traditional sides are available, including sweet potato, turkey gravy, mac & cheese, cranberry sauce, green beans and mashed potatoes, buttery yeast rolls and, of course, a selection of pies, including chocolate, coconut cream, pecan, apple, key lime, sweet potato, pumpkin and more!

Call (713) 780-4351 or send an email with your order to [email protected].


At renowned Magnol French Baking, 1500 N Post Oak Rd., they are baking up a selection of tarts and pull-apart rolls for Thanksgiving. The last day to order is Nov. 19. Learn more at https://magnolfrenchbaking.square.site/.

— by Dorothy Puch Lillig