Texas Living

From Texas, with Love

By Callie Leahy 11.5.14

Send a little taste of Texas to your loved ones this holiday season with these classic, Texas-based foods you can only get from the Lone Star State.

Nothing says “home for the holidays” quite like a big heaping plateful of Texas style barbecue. These iconic locations will merrily send your favorite ’cues right to your door — no matter the destination!

The Salt Lick — Driftwood

Ribs, brisket, and turkey, oh my! The iconic smoke house will ship your favorite meats, salsas, and dry rubs (and Salt Lick merchandise, of course) Monday through Thursday of each week within 24 to 48 hours of ordering.

The Kreuz Market — Lockhart

No sauce, no forks — no kidding! The sauceless stand located just outside of San Marcos ships their delectable boneless barbecue turkey breast and other meats with a three-pound shipping minimum per meat.

Rudy’s BBQ ­— Austin 

Rudy’s BBQ knows how to bring true Southern flavor to their smoked meats. Their online store includes smoked meats, Southern-style sides, gift baskets, and their legendary “Sause.”

Luling City Market — Houston

Cooked over post oak wood in specially designed pits, these handcrafted meats love to travel! Online options include the Texan Favorite package, the All-American package, and à la carte selections.

No holiday soiree would be complete without sweets from these classic Texas sweet shops.

Czech Stop — West

There’s nothing better than the wafting smell of fresh baked kolaches for miles. Send that familiar feeling on any day that the weather is 50 degrees or below!

Eilenberger’s Bakery — Palestine

For more than 100 years, the Eilenberger Bakery in Palestine has been crafting one of the most well-known fruitcakes in the state, crafted and decorated entirely by hand.

Neiman Marcus ­— Dallas

Send a touch of elegance to your out-of-state friend or family members with a baked delight from the Dallas-based Neiman Marcus bakery.

Daddy Ray’s Famous Gingerbread — Fort Worth

Is there anything more mouthwatering than the thought of made-to-order fresh gingerbread? Daddy Ray’s in historic Fort Worth ships a small or large gingerbread bundt cake for around the cost of a tank of gas.

Lammes Candies — Austin

What’s a holiday without a Lammes Texas chewie pecan praline? Send a box to your loved one (along with some peppermint kisses) this holiday season.

Robertson’s Hams — Salado

From jerky and meats, to Texas gifts and sweets, the Robertson’s Hams online store has a little something for everyone on your gift list.