H-E-B selling ready-made meals from select San Antonio restaurants

Proceeds go directly back to restaurants

Max & Louie's New York Diner at H-E-B
Max & Louie's New York Diner at H-E-B (Max & Louie's New York Diner)

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (May 1, 2020):

H-E-B is continuing to offer meals from local restaurants at a variety of San Antonio stores.

Meals from Tre Trattoria, Two Bros., the Boiler House, Los Barrios, Rosario’s, La Gloria and more are being sold at H-E-B locations in an effort to help the local eateries during the coronavirus pandemic. All the proceeds are going directly back to the local eateries.

H-E-B is still offering the meals as restaurants begin to operate their dining rooms at a 25% capacity, as allowed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

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Here is the most recent list of meals and where they will be available.

Tre Trattoria/ Two Bros. (San Antonio):

  • Boerne - Hwy 46
  • Leon Springs
  • Hwy 281/Evans
  • I-35/3009
  • Olmos/ San Pedro
  • Wilderness Oak/Hardy Oak
  • Alamo Ranch/Alamo Pkwy
  • Wurzbach/I-10
  • I-10/Dezavala
  • Blanco/Loop 1604

Max and Louie’s New York Diner (San Antonio):

  • Bandera/Loop 1604
  • Wurzbach/NW Military Hwy
  • San Pedro/Brookhollow
  • Blanco/Loop 1604
  • Alamo Ranch/Alamo Pkwy
  • Hwy 281/Evans Road
  • IH-35/FM 3009
  • Leon Springs/W IH-10
  • Basse/Broadway
  • Wilderness Oak/Hardy Oak
  • Bulverde Road/Loop 1604

Rosario’s (San Antonio):

  • Basse/Broadway
  • Wurzbach/NW Military Hwy
  • Wurzbach/IH-10
  • IH-10/Dezavala
  • South Flores Market
  • Austin Hwy/Harry Wurzbach
  • Bandera Road/Loop 1604
  • Blanco Road/Loop 1604

La Gloria (San Antonio):

  • Olmos Park
  • Austin Hwy/Harry Wurzbach
  • Basse/Broadway
  • Wurzbach/NW Military Hwy
  • IH-10/De Zavala
  • Leon Springs/IH-10
  • Boerne-Hwy46/Wanda
  • South Flores Market

Los Barrios (San Antonio):

  • Hwy 281/Evans Road
  • Loop 1604/Bulverde
  • Loop 1604/Bandera
  • Alamo Ranch
  • IH-35/FM 3009
  • Loop 1604/Hwy 281

Boiler House (San Antonio):

  • Lincoln Heights (whisky bacon caramel popcorn)

Update (April 17, 2020):

Meals from Los Barrios will soon be added to the shelves of six San Antonio-area H-E-B stores.

H-E-B will start selling the items on Monday, April 20, according to the grocery chain.

Meals include enchiladas, chicken fajita, beef fajita or pollito en salsa, ranging from $7.95-$8.95. Sides range from rice and beans to tortillas and tres leches. Here is where they will be available:

  • 281/Evans H-E-B: 20935 U.S. Hwy 281 N.
  • 1604/Bulverde H-E-B: 17238 Bulverde Road
  • 1604/Bandera H-E-B: 9238 N. Loop 1604 W.
  • Alamo Ranch H-E-B: 12125 Alamo Ranch Pkwy.
  • IH35/FM 3009 H-E-B: 17460 I-35 N.
  • 1604/281 H-E-B: 18140 San Pedro Ave.

To see a full list of which Texas restaurants are partnering with H-E-B, click here.

Update (8 a.m., April 10):

H-E-B is expanding its list of restaurants that are selling ready-made meals at stores.

The Olmos Park H-E-B will start selling food from La Gloria, the grocer said online.

On Thursday, H-E-B started selling meals from Rosario’s at four San Antonio locations.

Several stores in Austin will soon have ready-made meals from Picknik Austin and Tatsu-Ya.

To see an updated list of restaurant partners, click here.

Update (11:45 a.m., April 7):

H-E-B will start selling meals from Rosario’s at four San Antonio locations starting Thursday, April 9.

The meals will be available at the stores located at Basse Road and Broadway; Wurzbach Road and NW Military Highway; Wurzbach Road and Interstate 10; and Interstate 10 and De Zavala Road.

Original (11 a.m., April 4):

Some H-E-B stores are selling ready-made meals from select San Antonio restaurants and all the proceeds are going directly back to the local eateries.

Max & Louie’s New York Diner currently has ready-made meals available in several San Antonio-area H-E-B locations.

Video shows inside of fully stocked H-E-B warehouse

“We are also working with Rosarios and have had conversations with chef Johnny Hernandez about selling tortillas, chips and other items,” H-E-B spokesperson Julie Bedingfield told KSAT.

The partnership has allowed Max & Louie’s to bring nearly 20 employees back to work, according to co-owner Drew Glick.

“H-E-B contacted me and said they are considering a new project to help a few independent restaurants keep the lights on and bring back employees during this devastating time... Of course, I said yes. It’s worth a try to help as many of our great employees who are struggling without work,” Glick said.

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Max & Louie’s had to close and furlough 75 of its employees, according to Glick.

However, thanks to H-E-B’s help, Glick said the restaurant has been able to bring back almost 20 employees so far.

“We are also doing the best we can with our curbside pickup and delivery by Favor,” Glick said.

Glick went live on Facebook Friday to showcase some of the items available at the Alamo Ranch H-E-B including matzo ball soup, french toast and spaghetti with meatballs.

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Max & Louie’s ready-made meals can currently be found at the following H-E-B locations:

  • Alon Market at 8503 NW Military Hwy
  • 1150 NW Loop 1604 (Blanco and 1604)
  • 15000 San Pedro Avenue (Brook Hollow and 281)
  • 12125 Alamo Ranch Parkway
  • 9238 N. Loop 1604 West (Bandera and 1604)

Glick said he is hoping to add more H-E-B locations to the list in the coming weeks.

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.