Where to Order New Year’s Brunch To-Go In Houston

Several dishes of brunch options including wings and waffles and biscuits and gravy.

Start 2021 from the comfort of your own home, with these take-away brunches. Whether you’re looking for something super casual or something fancy, you’ll find exactly what you need to do New Year’s Day your way. No matter how you start 2021, stay safe and eat well!


Chicken Fried Venison Cutlets are a hearty and comforting meal for brunch or lunch. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella: The comforting and cozy classic restaurant is offering New Year’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s a wide variety of sweet and savory brunch options, as well as traditional must-haves, such as black-eyed peas. Other choices include Three Cheddar Rösti Potato Wedges, Brioche French Toast with caramelized bananas, walnuts and peppered bacon and the ever-popular Chicken-Fried Venison Cutlets with mashed potatoes, black pepper gravy and green beans. View the menu or make reservations online or by phone at (713) 861-8666.


Picture of a shallow metal pan filled with noodles and greens.
For a long life, eat this noodle dish, Mee Goreng, from Phat Eatery on New Year’s Day. Photo by Dragana Harris.

Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway: In some Asian countries, eating noodles on New Year’s is believed to lengthen your life, as long as your don’t break the noodle as it travels from your plate to your mouth. Phat has multiple options for take-out, including mee gooreng, a dish of egg noodles, chicken, shrimp, tomato, onion, bean sprouts, egg, tofu, yu choy and peanuts. Or try CK Teow (char kway teow), flat noodles with shrimp, calamari, sriracha, Chinese sausage, bean sprouts, egg and chives. Order online.


Plate of pork atop creamy goat cheese grits
Brennan’s New Year’s Day brunch to go offerings include pork grillades, served with braised green for good luck. Photo by Sabrina Miskelly.

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith: Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck is a tradition, and Brennan’s has a great recipe for home cooks. But eating greens is another tradition, since green is a lucky color (think four-leaf clovers and money). Order Brennan’s Pork Grillades and Grits, a 12-ounce pork chop served with creamy goat-cheese grits, braised greens and mustard gravy or a side of glazed Brussels sprouts to enhance your good fortune. View the full a la carte menu and order online.

Rice Military

Several dishes of brunch options including wings and waffles and biscuits and gravy.
Create your own feast by ordering from FM Kitchen’s extensive brunch menu. Courtesy photo.

FM Kitchen and Bar, 1112 Shepherd: The entire brunch menu is available for curbside pickup. Choose from options such as avocado toast, biscuits and gravy, wings and waffles, chicken fried steak and eggs and more. Check out the full menu, then order online.

San Leon

Pier 6, 113 6th, San Leon: This seafood spot just added to-go options for all its menu items. Bring home favorites such as Blue Crab Grilled Cheese, picnic-style butter-poached lobster roll with shaved coleslaw, oyster chowder and a host of burgers and sandwiches. Selections from both the lunch and dinner menus are available. To place and order, call (281) 339-1515.

Uptown Park

The Rustic, 1121 Uptown Park: The Rustic’s Hangover Cure Brunch is available to go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from options such as Country Baked Eggs with cheddar cheese, Nashville-style hot chicken, Baby Fried Toast soaked in vanilla custard, daily doughnuts and, of course, cocktails. See the full menu here and call (832) 321-7775 to place an order.

Multiple Locations

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Hungry’s brunch to go kits feature options like chicken and waffles. Photo by Nousha Nowamooz.

Hungry’s Cafe: This casual spot’s brunch to-go kits feeds four and are available all weekend long. Choose from chicken and waffles, with 10 chicken tenders and 12 mini waffles; Santa Fe breakfast wraps, which come with potatoes and fruit salad; or Migas. Mimosa carafes are also available. Order online.

State Fare: Both the Memorial and Sugar Land locations offer the Southern At-Home Brunch Kit. It includes six cathead biscuits, one pound applewood smoked bacon, a pound of the restaurant’s house breakfast sausage, a dozen fresh eggs, a quart of white gravy, two-and-a-half pounds of pancake mix, four ounces each of strawberry jam and butter, and a pint of syrup. Instructions are included for a no-fuss, DIY meal. The cost is $50, and 24-hours notice is needed to secure a kit.  Mimosa and Bloody Mary kits are available for an extra fee. Call (832) 831-0950 to order from the Memorial location and (713) 234-1405 to order from Sugar Land.

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