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H-E-B adds to-go meals from 2 popular Austin restaurants during COVID-19 crisis

H-E-B adds to-go meals from 2 more Austin restaurants during COVID-19

Ramen Tatsu-ya exterior
The Tatsu-ya team is adding to-go options from its Ramen Tatus-ya, Kemuri, and Domo Alley-Gato restaurants. Photo by Carla Gomez

H-E-B has added two more local restaurants — Picnik and Tatsu-Ya — to its menu of to-go meals sold at grocery stores in the Austin area during the coronavirus pandemic.

Picnik and the Ramen Tatsu-Ya empire have shut down all dine-in operations during the coronavirus pandemic but remain open to fulfill to-go or delivery orders. Now, some of their menu items are available at select H-E-B stores in the Austin area.

Previously, Fresa’s was the only Austin-based restaurant participating in the H-E-B program. The pilot is also running in San Antonio and Houston.

Picnik offers four to-go items at H-E-B:

  • Creamy cashew queso made with creamy cashew, red bell pepper, and poblano and jalapeño peppers.
  • Crispy chicken tenders rolled in a rice-flour tempura and accompanied by honey mustard aioli and roasted potatoes.
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with crispy bacon, raw parmesan, and maple vinaigrette.
  • Harvest hash with roasted sweet potato, spinach, Brussels sprouts, grass-fed beef breakfast sausage, currant, onion, apple, sage, toasted pecan, chili flakes, maple vinaigrette, and scrambled eggs.

Picnik’s prepared food is available at these H-E-B stores:

  • 701 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. in West Lake Hills
  • 2400 S. Congress Ave. in South Austin
  • 600 W. William Cannon Dr. in Southwest Austin

Tatsu-Ya’s offerings at H-E-B include classic karaage chicken from Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, Japanese beef curry from Domo Alley-Gato, and newly created Shake & Slurp cups from Ramen Tatsu-Ya. Shake & Slurp cups contain brothless ramen meant to be “sauced and shaken.” Variations of the cups include vegan mazeman and spicy chilled ramen. 

Tatsu-Ya’s prepared meals are available at these H-E-B stores:

  • 1000 E. 41st St. in North Austin
  • 500 W. Canyon Ridge Dr. in Northeast Austin
  • 10710 Research Blvd. in Northwest Austin
  • 2701 E. Seventh St. in East Austin
  • 1801 E. 51st St. in the Mueller development
  • 14028 N. U.S. Highway 183 in Far Northwest Austin
  • 6001 W. Parmer Ln. in Northwest Austin
  • 2501 E. Riverside Dr. in Southeast Austin

 All proceeds from the sale of these meals will be handed over to the restaurants, H-E-B said April 3.