Where to Order Christmas Dinner in Austin

By Kellie Keeling – December 2, 2022

This year, let Austin’s unique food scene take care of Christmas dinner for you so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones. AFM has created this guide to help you find that unforgettable Christmas dinner for any occasion.

Interstellar Barbeque

Photo courtesy of John Bates

Austin is a barbeque town after all, so it’s not surprising that a great place to get your Christmas dinner is a BBQ joint. This year, Interstellar BBQ is offering three options of mouth-watering meats: a whole smoked turkey with giblet gravy, pineapple sage glazed ham, and prime brisket with their Texas red BBQ sauce, house-made pickles and pickled onions. All chilled meats come with reheating instructions for easy prep. To complete your meal, choose one of their delicious take-and-bake sides — the smoked scalloped potatoes or the mac and gouda — or get both for a memorable Christmas feast. But wait! Don’t forget the dressings! Extras include homemade cranberry sauce and giblet gravy. These holiday feasts are available until Dec. 12.

Salt & Time

Salt and Thyme meal.

Photo courtesy of Salt & Time

Salt & Time and their locally sourced meat can take your meal to the next level if you want to blow Christmas dinner out of the water this year. From wagyu tenderloins to standing rib roast, from pistachio- and sage-stuffed quails to bone-in lamb legs to many other delicious options, your loved ones are sure to enjoy Salt & Time delicacies. They also offer party platters, charcuterie boards and sandwich platters, which are great for any big Christmas event.

Central Market

Everyone has their own traditions and customs for the holiday season. If you’re looking for a wide range of choices for your holiday meal this year, look no further! Central Market has countless options for any holiday event. Purchase one of their holiday many holiday meal packages, or pick and choose mains and sides to customize your meal. Their menu boasts an array of meal options; from traditional to vegetarian, Central Market can help you host the holiday meal of your dreams any way you’d like. 

TLC Austin

TLC’s 2022 Christmas package has every part of your holiday meal needs covered. Their Christmas feast feeds 8 to 10 people, featuring amazing regional Texas food. The dinner includes Nuesekes applewood smoked bone-in ham, rosemary fingerling potatoes, country green beans and honey-glazed carrots. For dessert, enjoy chocolate pecan pie and white chocolate peppermint bark. TLC’s Christmas package also includes a hot cocoa kit and all the needed treats for Santa. TLC bakes the cookies, you decorate them. And don’t forget the carrots for the reindeer! 


Brussels sprouts from Aba.

Photo courtesy of Samantha Brauer

Looking for some variety this holiday season? Aba offers a great Mediterranean holiday meal, as well as a Hanukkah option. There isn’t one perfect way to celebrate the holidays, and Aba is here to provide all Austinites with its inclusive and diverse holiday offerings. You can pre-order their Christmas Eve feast to take home for your holiday meal or join Aba on Dec. 24 for a dine-in Christmas experience. Chef CJ Jacobson will be cooking up wild mushroom hummus, whipped feta with persimmons, grilled carrots with honey jam, grilled chicken kabob, braised short rib, crispy brussels sprouts and sticky date cake. This delicious Mediterranean feast feeds two people for a lovely date night Christmas meal. 

The holiday season can easily get hectic. Family visits, holiday parties, gifts to buy — there’s so much to do! Take one thing off your plate this year and let Austin’s culinary experts take care of the hard part: feeding your family and friends during the holidays. However you plan to spend this holiday season, AFM has you covered to help keep your holidays stress-free and ones to remember.


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