Eating out is mostly back. But many of us will gather at a home for Thanksgiving.

Don’t feel like cooking, or just want something different to add to your holiday meal? Let the innovative restaurants of the Spring Branch District supply some delectable menu options — or the whole menu!

Lazy Oaks, 10158 Long Point Road at Conrad Sauer just west of Gessner, is known for its beer garden, but its Thanksgiving to-go is back by popular demand. Be sure to order your 5-pound house-smoked turkey breast with gravy, crispy rosemary sweet potato gratin and crispy fried Brussels sprouts by Nov. 21 for pick up Nov. 24. Click here for details.

Feges BBQ

Whole turkeys are sold out at Feges BBQ in Spring Branch Village, 8217 Long Point Road, but you can still order your spiral cut bone-in rum-glazed smoked ham, a whole or half turkey breast, a rack of ribs, brisket, sausage and all the sides — even Feges’ special Korean-braised greens and hog fat cornbread — to go. Named a Top 50 Texas BBQ Joint for 2021 by Texas Monthly, Feges will be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving table.

Be sure to order by this Wednesday, November 17 at noon at

The last day for orders at World Catering Houston, 1073 Silber Rd., is Nov. 17. You prepare the turkey and World Catering will do the rest. Available savory sides include all the traditional items — sweet potato casserole, baked mac & cheese, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole and masked potatoes and gravy. You can buy homemade cranberry sauce by the quart. Did we mention the buttery yeast rolls? They are only $6 for a dozen.

The Branch Craft Beer & Foodery

Known for their beautiful cakes and desserts, World Catering is offering nine pies for Thanksgiving, including Southern Apple, Palmer’s Pecan, Grandmother’s Sweet Potato Pie, Chocolate Pudding, Coconut Cream, Key Lime, Lemon Meringue. Cherry and, of course, Pumpkin Spice. Call (713) 780-4351 to order.

Cascabel at 1415 Murray Bay St. is rescuingThanksgiving Day for vegans once again, with meatless tamales by the dozen. They also offer cinnamon rolls and pan dulce by the half dozen or dozen, as well as drinks — horchata and more — by the gallon.

Add a quart of charro beans or cilantro corn rice or buttered corn to your tamale order for just $12.

Cascabel is 100 percent vegan. Order through Nov. 22 by calling 713-999-9551.

Really want to get out of the house? Get a head start on Thanksgiving eating with a festive “Friendsgiving” dinner and wine pairing at Warehouse 72 in the Marq’E Houston. The event, to be held Saturday, Nov. 20, is expected to sell out. Call (833) 365-7272 or visit to learn more about this special holiday feast that comes with the bonus of not having to clean up after dinner.

Head to NoPo Café, Market & Bar, 1244 North Post Oak Rd. for breakfast on Thanksgiving Day, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Or, you can let NoPo help you with your Turkey Day feast with delicious sides (available in half sheet or full sheet pans) and homemade pies.

Honestly, we don’t see the problem with doing both!

At NoPo, they offer corn soufflé with rajas, cornbread and sausage stuffing, candied yams and more. Pre-order at their website:

Jessie’s Bites

Mouth-watering tarts are on offer at Magnol French Baking, 1500 N. Post Oak Rd., which specializing in organic baking. Choose from a pumpkin tart, chocolate caramel tart, bourbon pecan tart, or riesling poached apple geleé tart. And those are just the holiday specials! Be sure to order your baguettes and pull-apart rolls by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at

And don’t forget your favorite pooch this Thanksgiving. Jessie’s Bites, a regular at the Spring Branch Village Market, is offering healthy and festive canine cuisine, including sweet potato snacks and a turkey and carrot meal. Check it out:

— by Dorothy Puch Lillig