For some people, the holidays are all about family and friends. For me, the holidays are all about food, glorious food. I love to eat but, alas, I do not love to cook – or clean, for that matter. So what’s a lazy girl who loves to eat supposed to do for the holidays? Luckily for me (and for my friends who will be eating with me), some of our favorite Houston foodie haunts are offering holiday meals to go. (Side note: You can always put them into your own cookware just in case you don’t want anyone to know just how really lazy you are.)
First up on the list of holiday offerings is one of Houston’s old faithfuls, Luby’s (multiple locations throughout the city). Their holiday feasts page has a full menu serving 10–12 persons with your choice of meats and sides at affordable prices ranging from $59.99 to $129.99. www.lubys.com/holidayfeasts
For those looking for some full-on Chrismukkah fare, Kenny & Ziggy’s holiday menu not only offers a wide variety of old school New York deli favorites along with traditional fare, but you can also get some matzah balls! (Trust me, everything is better with matzah balls.) www.kennyandziggys.com
If you haven’t been able to satisfy your cravings with the hunger-induc- ing restaurant choices above, there is always the plethora of goodies offered by both Phoenicia Specialty Foods and Central Market. It is hard for me to even shop at either of these two local institutions without grazing, so thankfully their holiday meals-to-go menus have SO many options to choose from that you can literally graze right from the com- fort of your own home.
So if you are looking to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season, without having to cook or clean, be sure to check out any of these tasty options, place your order in time and don’t forget dessert!
Which brings us to our last restaurant – La Table. La Table will offer a traditional Buche de Noel this holiday season – available in chocolate or hazelnut – for $40. La Table’s Buche de Noel can be ordered to pick up from the bakery downstairs. Reservations and pre- orders can be made at 713.439.1000. La Table is located at 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056. Visit www.latablehouston.com for all the delicious details.