For those who have the turkey (or the prime rib or brisket or ham or giant stuffed squash) covered, but don't want to mess with cooking the rest of the Thanksgiving meal, fear not. These Houston restaurants are here to help, with a selection of side dishes to complement whatever is on the table.
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Let Ryan Pera and the crew at Revival Market supplement the Thanksgiving table with an array of proteins, sides, and cooking aids. Main dishes include turkey ($6.50 per pound), ham bone-in ($12.95 per pound), bone-out ($14.95 per pound), and whole duck ($14.95 per pound). Match that with side in small (feeds three to four) or bulk (feeds 12 to 14) such as traditional stuffing ($9.95, $40), green bean casserole ($10.95, $45), mac and cheese ($10.95, $45), roasted Brussels sprouts (($10.95, $45), and more. Add biscuits ($11.95 for four), a French baguette ($2.95), Parker House rolls ($5.25), or other breads. Just need a little help with prep? Opt for chicken stock ($7.95 per quart), pork stock ($7.95 per quart), vegetable stock ($5.95 per quart), rendered lard ($5.95 for 8 ounces), or pie shells ($6.95 for blind baked or $5.95 for frozen). All orders must be placed by 4 pm on Friday, November 16. 550 Heights Boulevard; 713-880-8463
Chef Giancarlo Ferrara has side dishes that give an Italian flair to Thanksgiving dinner. Each serves between 15 and 20 people and is $45. Choose from baked penne with four cheeses and truffles, roasted Brussels sprouts with pine nuts, scalloped potatoes with truffle cream, leek mashed potatoes, eggplant caponata, green beans and almonds, and sweet potatoes. Order by Monday, November 19 for pick up on Wednesday, November 21. 6100 Westheimer Rd.; 713-532-2201
Soups and sides are on the list of take-away items from this River Oaks favorite. Grab half a dozen of the restaurant’s wine-poached pears for $30 or take home a dozen for $60. A half-gallon of wild mushroom or butternut squash soup will serve between six and eight people for $35. Side dish options include cornbread and andouille dressing, cauliflower au gratin, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes, pan-charred Brussels sprouts, and sweet potato gratin. A serving of any for six to eight people is $25 or feed 12 to 15 people for $40. Order online by November 14 and select a pick-up time between Monday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 21 between 11 am-9 pm. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 713-521-2239 for more details. 1103 S. Shepherd Dr.; 713-521-2239
Bread Man Baking Company
Order a dozen dinner rolls for $5.25 or get artisan bread crumbs that are a perfect base for your favorite stuffing recipe $3.25. Orders must be placed by November 17 for pickup between Monday and Wednesday, November 19-21 from 8 am-7 pm. To have the bread shipped, order by November 17. 9127 Stella Link Rd. ; 832-786-0065
Cake and Bacon
The small, wholesale bake house offers a dozen tasty rolls for $5.30 a dozen. They’ll ship for an extra fee. There’s an order form on the website or you can email email@example.com. Be sure to get yours in by November 20. 9600 Fondren Rd.
Whether someone wants traditional sides or just a hint of chef Hugo Ortega’s Mexican heritage, this Galleria-area restaurant has it covered. A 9x7-inch pan will serve between six and eight people, while a 10x13-inch pan serves between 12 and 15. Choose from coal-roasted sweet potato with condensed milk ($30, $60), jalapeño cornbread ($15, $25), charred Brussels sprouts ($30, $60), roasted red bliss potatoes and rajas ($30, $60), or tamal Azteca tortilla casserole ($30, $60). Pork, chicken, fish, or mushroom tamales cost $24 per dozen. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 14 for pick-up between Monday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 21 between 11 am-9 pm. Fill out the order form online and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2200 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-622-9996.
All three locations have a host of sides and salads to augment the Thanksgiving table. Selections serve up to seven or 14 guests. Choose from balsamic bacon Brussels sprouts ($40, $80), truffled mac and cheese ($40, $80), roasted vegetables ($35, $70), mashed sweet potatoes ($24, $48), smoked Gouda grits ($30, $60), citrus quinoa ($24, $60), super Brussels sprouts salad, wine-poached apple-pecan salad ($70, $140), and a house or kale Caesar salad ($60, $120). Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 20 at Noon and must be picked up by 8 pm on Wednesday, November 21. 5740 San Felipe St., #100; 832-538-1060, 12525 Memorial Dr., #145; 713-467-3474, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy; 281-394-7555.
Frank’s Americana Revival
Cornbread sage dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted butternut squash, and charred Brussels sprouts with bacon, onion, cranberry, and pecans are available for $60 for a half order (serves 12 to 15 people) or $95 for a full order (serves 24 to 30 people). A quart of giblet gravy, which serves up to 12, is $18, and a pint of bourbon brown sugar glaze that serves up to six is $12. Order a quart of seafood gumbo that will serve up to six people for $32. Parker rolls are $4.00 per dozen and buttermilk biscuits are $12 a dozen. Place orders by 9 pm on November 13 for pickup on November 21 or 22. Order online or call 713-752-8600. Want to email instead? The address is email@example.com. 3736 Westheimer Rd.; 713-572-8600
Harold’s Restaurant and Tap Room
Place your order for side dishes here by November 17. Choose from a quart of cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes, or green beans for $15 each. A quart of gravy or cranberry sauce is $10. Get a whole turkey for $70. Pick up on November 20 or 21 before 4 pm. 350 W. 19th St.; 713-360-6204.
Both locations have a selection of side dishes and appetizers that offer maximum comfort food and crowd appeal. The full holiday catering menu is available online, but options include cornbread stuffing, ginger-honey-soy glazed Brussels sprouts and sweet mashed potatoes for $25 each, jalapeno orzo mac and cheese for $30, and cranberry sauce for $10. Hors d’oeuvres include bacon-wrapped shrimp, mini crab cake balls, and mini beef and chicken kabobs for $60. 2356 Rice Blvd.;713-523-8652, 14714 Memorial Dr.; 281-493-1520.
Jonathan’s the Rub
Multiple sides that will feed a little or a lot include sour dough and cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, candied yams, garlic mashed potatoes, and homestyle cranberry sauce. A full pan feeds between 24 and 28 people and costs $80, a half-pan feeds between 12 and 15 people and is $45, a quart feeds up to three people and is $15, and a pint feeds between one or two people and costs $10. Turkey gravy is available by the quart for $15, feeding up to six and by the gallon for $50, enough for between 16 and 24 people. Order by November 19 for pick up on November 22 between 10 am-3 pm. Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org. 9061 Gaylord St.; 713-465-8200.
The community organization’s Pantry offers several a la carte side dishes, including bacon, sour cream and corn casserole; cheesy broccoli rice casserole; and cornbread dressing ($30 each); mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecans ($32.50); a pint of cranberry-orange relish ($16); a quart of giblet gravy ($16) and two dozen dinner rolls ($9). Place orders online for pick-up on Wednesday, November 21 between 10 am-1 pm. 1811 Briar Oaks Ln.; 713-622-4191.
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen
Kenny & Ziggy’s has an extensive menu of appetizers, salads, and sides for a full Thanksgiving feast. Among the dizzying options are mini onion and potato knishes ($15 per dozen), Caprese kabobs ($17 per dozen), mini smoked fish croquettes ($25 per dozen), wild mushroom and barley soup ($9.85 per quart), roasted beet and goat cheese salad with Borscht vinaigrette ($49.50 to feed between eight and 10 people, $79.50 to feed between 11 and 16), red-skinned smashed potatoes ($11.95 per quart), candied fingerling sweet potatoes ($11.95 per quart), kasha varnishkas ($17.95 per quart), cranberry-pineapple nut relish ($13.95 per quart), truffle mac and cheese ($17.95 for a small order, $44 for a large), wild mushroom and chestnut stuffing ($17.95 for a small order, $44 for a large), and balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts ($11.95 per quart). Orders should be placed by November 15. View the entire menu online. 2327 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-871-8883.
All locations of the Texas favorite have traditional sides available a la carte for $8.99 each, serving up to six people. Choose from homemade mashed potatoes, candied yams, seasoned green beans, macaroni and cheese, buttered corn, peas and carrots, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, carrot and raisin salad, cranberry salad, fresh fruit salad, or Waldorf salad. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. Call 877-GO-LUBYS and select 3 from the prompts to coordinate orders, locations, and pick-up times.
The River Oaks restaurant, known for its Southern cuisine, offers a selection of side dishes to feed between 10 and 12 people for $50 each. Opt for green beans, lobster mashed potatoes, cinnamon-ginger sweet potatoes, corn bread dressing, cranberry sauce, mixed grilled vegetables, macaroni and cheese, and wild rice with shallots. Call 713-528-2264 to order. All orders must be placed by Monday, November 19 for pick up Wednesday, November 21. 3939 San Felipe St.; 713-528-2264.
Potatoes au gratin, broccoli and rice casserole, creamed corn or spinach, lasagna, meatballs, and Vallone salad are among the options for Thanksgiving sides at this Houston institution. Call for individual pricing. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 15 for pick up on Wednesday, November 21 after Noon. 3755 Richmond Ave.; 713-622-6778.
The Southern comfort food favorite has a host of sides to accompany a traditional turkey dinner. Choose from quarts of mashed potatoes ($9), black-eyed peas with ham ($10), green beans with mushrooms and onions ($10), corn pudding ($10), corn bread dressing ($10), squash casserole ($12), or chicken and dumplings. The deadline to order is Tuesday, November 20th by 2 pm. Pick-up is Wednesday, November 21st at your preferred location between 10 am and 2 pm. If ordering from the Market Square or tunnel locations, curbside pickup is available. 315 Travis St, 1117 Texas Ave; Tunnel Level; 1200 McKinney St – The Shops; 711 Louisiana St. – Penzoil Place; 713-228-8228.
A carefully curated menu of appetizers and side dishes include a quart of the Shepherd family rum sausages ($22), 9x13-inch pans of Brussels sprouts, sweet potato and cheddar au gratin, Lamburger Helper (ground lamb, fusilli pasta and “redneck” cheddar), or corn bread custard ($35 each), and a vacuum-sealed bag of bacon-sausage creamed greens ($35). Quarts of satsuma-cranberry sauce or brown roux turkey gravy are $25, and a dozen yeast rolls costs $15. Order by 9 pm on Sunday, November 19 for pick up on Wednesday, November 21 between 3-5 pm at Hay Merchant (1100 Westheimer). Get all the details online. 1100 Westheimer Rd.