As some of Austin’s favorite restaurants have shifted to takeout and delivery, many have also pivoted to stocking up your pantries. So whether you’re looking for staples like flour and eggs, or hoping to pop a few restaurant-made lasagnas in the freezer for those nights when you just can’t cook, they have got you covered. (If you’re specifically looking to get wine to go, we have a guide for that, too.)
Here’s a collection of some of the top restaurants selling groceries in Austin.
This downtown Italian restaurant is selling bulk pasta (both dried and fresh, made in-house) as well as bulk pasta sauce. But the real deal is their pasta dinner kit, which comes with enough salad, pasta, and sauce for two—and you can add a bottle of house red wine for a mere $6. Call (512) 660-5390 every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to order.
Comedor has transformed into Assembly Kitchen, a meal kit delivery service that allows you to make restaurant meals at home. Currently they’re offering a wide range of dishes from both Comedor and Holy Roller. They also just launched Assembly Pizzas, offering par-baked pizza crusts and topping combos that tap restaurants like La Barbecue and Chi’Lantro for ingredients. Place your order before 3 p.m. for same-day delivery; deliveries made between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Hestia is keeping busy these days. In addition to selling to-go food off their menu, and high-end groceries like steaks, baked goods, and house-made pickles, they’re also providing 200 meals a day to medical professionals at UT’s Dell Seton Medical Center. They accept donations to that cause with your order. Free delivery downtown, and $5 in Central Austin. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Order here.
BUENOS AIRES CAFE
Buenos Aires Cafe, the Argentinean bistro in East Austin, is offering a good chunk of their menu to-go, but they’re also offering groceries: produce, eggs, dairy, and baking basics are available. They’re offering meats too—the “Argentine Meat Box” with 4 steaks, 4 bratwurst, 1 sausage wheel, and 2 morcillas is a steal for $92—along with plenty of house-made treats including chimichurri for the steaks and frozen empanadas. Pick-up and delivery available, Tuesday-Friday. Order here.
Meal kits are the name of the game at Juliet these days, with several take-and-bake options that serve two or four. Choose from roasted chicken, fettuccine Alfredo, pork chop, or take-and bake pizza or lasagna. Bulk pastas and sauces are also available. Open 12 noon to 8 p.m. daily for curbside and delivery. Order here.
Suerte has a number of meal kits available and seems to be updating them all the time. These include favorites from the restaurants menu like suadero tacos and migas, seasonal treats like dewberry clafouti, even bulk masa. Pre-orders open Tuesdays at noon for Thursday, Friday and Saturday pick-up. Order here.
SALT & TIME BUTCHER SHOP
Salt & Time is half grocery store normally, and during stay-at-home orders they’ve really beefed up (pun intended) that side of the business. In addition to offering their typical meats, eggs, and dairy, plus Texas wines, and more, they’re also carrying ingredients from local restaurants. These include Bufalina pizza dough and sauce, pasta from L’Oca D’Oro, and tortillas from Nixta Taqueria. Place orders online at 11 a.m. Monday-Saturday for next-day curbside service, or shop in person.
In addition to some very tempting family meal to-go menus, including Sunday supper and date night, Lenoir is selling a number of pantry items. Local dairy and eggs are available, as is house-made bread and a variety of sauces, from beet-top sofrito to habanero hot sauce. Curbside pick-up Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 8 p.m. Order here.
Mongers is offering several seafood-centric meal kits, including crabcakes you can fry up at home, a kit with PEI mussels that also includes andouille sausage and ingredients for a tomato-garlic sauce, and gumbo and chowder by the pint or quart. Order online Monday-Saturday, 12 noon to 8 p.m. Order here.
TEXAS FRENCH BREAD
This North Campus favorite is selling take-and-bake dinners for four, which include lasagna (either vegetarian or with meat), salad, and a baguette. They also have their typical roster of breads available, as well as granola, coffee, eggs, and dairy; plus house-made chicken salad, pimento cheese, and a selection of soups. Place orders online 48 hours in advance or call (512) 499-0544 for same-day pickup.
SAWYER & CO.
Sawyer & Co. is offering a number of their entrees, either hot or cold, for take-and-bake. You can purchase a breakfast pack of eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, and cheese grits. Also King Ranch casserole; meatloaf; and Cajun specialties like jambalaya, gumbo, and red beans and rice by the pound. They’re also selling reusable cloth face masks, if you’re still on the hunt for one. Open Wednesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pickup. Order here.
This West Austin gastropub is selling pantry staples like flour, sugar, and eggs, as well as a bulk vegetable pack that comes with an assortment of produce for $20. A limited hot to-go menu is also available Monday through Saturday. Open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Order here.