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Boston’s Best Takeout and Delivery

FOX & THE KNIFE - Boston’s Best Takeout and Delivery During The Coronavirus Era
By Eric Twardzik · 01/20/2022

For those nights (and days) when you want to stay home but you don’t want to cook, browse this list to find your fill of Boston’s best eats available for pickup and delivery. If possible, consider calling the restaurant directly to pick up your order, which saves restaurants the fees associated with third-party app delivery. And don’t forget that licensed Massachusetts restaurants are now able to sell cocktails, wine, and beer to-go alongside takeout meals—so ask for a drink pairing to bring home.


Boston’s Best Takeout and Delivery


3 Little Figs

The Somerville cafe is offering takeout from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Order online ahead of time, but know your espresso drinks are made fresh when you arrive.

Angela’s Cafe

Along with limited dining in, Angela’s Cafe is offering phone-order takeout and third-party app delivery from both of its Eastie locations. 

Area Four

The Cambridge outpost of Area Four (and its in-house A4 Café) is offering takeout and delivery during lunch and dinner hours Monday through Saturday.

The Baldwin Bar

The Baldwin Bar in Woburn is offering takeout daily—of both its full menu of Sichuan-style Chinese food, and its awesome craft cocktails to-go. Call to order.

Bess’s Cafe

Bess’s Cafe is offering takeout of its noodles, dumplings, buns, and mochi, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Call to order.

Blossom Bar

Blossom Bar is offering takeout from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. They’re also taking phone orders for to-go cocktails and Craft Blossom Mixers, a rotating selection of just-add-booze cocktail kits, for pick-up or delivery. The service includes fresh cocktail mixers, ice, garnishes, and glassware.

Branch Line

Watertown’s Branch Line is offering takeout or third-party app delivery of menu favorites like the Sugar Snap Pea Salad and the Branch Line Rotisserie Chicken. There’s also a takeout-exclusive new concept: Dinners for Four. Branch Line is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, as well as for Friday lunch and weekend brunch.

Brassica Kitchen

Brassica Kitchen in Jamaica Plain is open Wednesday through Saturday for takeout dinner, plus Saturday and Sunday brunch. (The daytime café is closed for winter ’22.) Third-party app delivery is also an option. Check out the menu and order online.

Cafe Sushi

Cafe Sushi is offering takeout and third-party app delivery Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., plus takeout only during lunch hours.


Celeste is offering takeout or delivery nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. (3 p.m. on weekends). You can find the to-go food and drink menu and order online.


Chickadee is offering takeout or third-party app delivery Tuesday through Saturday. Lunch is on from noon to 2 p.m. and dinner runs from 5 to 9 or 10 p.m., with cocktails, wine, and beer to-go always available. 


All Chilacates locations are open their typical business hours, offering both takeout and third-party app delivery.

Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream

Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream is offering takeout and pint delivery via third-party app, every day from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Clear Flour Bakery

The Brookline bakery is offering takeout Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Coppa is offering takeout and third-party app delivery daily for dinner, as well as for lunch every Friday through Sunday.

Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood

Cusser’s original takeout window in the Back Bay is open every Tuesday through Saturday. Cusser’s famous lobster rolls and roast beef sandos are also available at Boston’s Time Out Market and Hub Hall food halls.


Cutty’s is open for takeout from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Orders must be placed online.


Dakzen is offering takeout and third-party app delivery from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Dave’s Fresh Pasta

This Somerville deli and specialty shop is open Monday through Saturday for all your artisan grocery, fresh pasta, wine, and sandwich needs. Check out the sandwich menu online.


The Italian food emporium boast an extensive menu for takeout and third-party app delivery featuring dishes from in-house restaurants La Pizza & La Pasta and Dolci. 

Exodus Bagels

Exodus Bagels is offering bulk bagels, spreads, pints of whitefish salad, and more from its pick-up window in Roslindale, Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Flour Bakery + Cafe

All locations of Flour offer takeout and third-party app delivery daily. For folks further afield than Boston and Cambridge, keep an eye out for Flour Pop-Ups, which bring Sticky Bun Boxes, Build-Your-Own Sandwich Kits, and more to the North Shore, South Shore, and other local areas.


Forage is offering takeout and third-party app delivery Monday through Saturday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. of prepared plates, wines, and four-course tasting menus.


FoMu is offering takeout and third-party app delivery from all its locations during their operating hours.

Fox & the Knife

Fox & the Knife is offering takeout and third-party app delivery Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Across the country and locally, you can also order fresh-made Fox Pasta for shipping via GoldBelly.

Galleria Umberto

Galleria Umberto is open for takeout Monday through Saturday from 10:45 a.m.  to 2:30 p.m. Mask up and stay distanced in line for the classic ordering experience.

Ganko Ittetsu Ramen

Ganko Ittetsu Ramen is offering ramen for takeout daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Cafe

Gene’s is open in Boston and its suburban locations for takeout and third-party app delivery of Hand-Pulled Noodles, Lamb Flatbread Sandwiches, and more Western Chinese cuisine.


Giulia is offering a limited takeout menu for takeout Monday through Thursday. Phone ordering is open from 3-5 p.m. to schedule a designated pick-up time between 6 and 8:30 p.m. 

Hi-Rise Bread Company

Hi-Rise bakery on Concord Avenue is open daily for takeout with an extensive menu of sandwiches, salads, entrees, sides, and breakfast served all day, plus house-baked treats and breads. Breakfast and lunch is also available for third-party app delivery. The pandemic-new Hi-Rise Larder is also stocked with dairy, produce, and other grocery items, plus prepared food, all available for local delivery Monday through Thursday afternoons. Order online or call.


Hojoko is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday with takeout and third-party app delivery. In addition to classics like the Funky Chicken Ramen and the Hojoko Cheeseburger, the Fenway izakaya is also serving a wide selection of sake and takeout cocktails.

Honeycomb Creamery

Honeycomb Creamery is open daily with small-batch ice cream, soft-serve, and novelties like Cakewiches and Tacos available for takeout. Stop in for standard orders, or call or click for special preorders.


Juliet is open from 5 until 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and on weekends for brunch from 9 a.m. ’til 1 p.m. Staple and seasonal dishes for dinner like Pasta Bolognese, Risotto with mushrooms, and a slow-cooked beef l’Allesso Sandwich are available for takeout, along with heat and heat prix-fixe dinners on Juliet’s seasonal themes. Order online.

Life Alive Organic Cafe

All Life Alive locations are open daily for takeout and third-party app delivery. In addition, multi-day Meal Plans consisting of ready-to-eat salads, sides, soups, entrees, and desserts can be ordered online for pickup and delivery.

Lone Star Taco Bar

Both the Allston and Cambridge locations of Lone Star Taco Bar are open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight (1 a.m. in Allston), with takeout and third-party app delivery options. In addition to food, they are offering Bloody Marys, Lone Star Margaritas, and more.


This macaron maker is selling treats online and offering no-contact pick-up at her Bow Market location Tuesday through Saturday. Maca also ships.


Brookline’s Thai tapas bar Mahaniyom is open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner, with takeout and third-party app delivery options. You’ll find authentic dishes like scratch-made crab curry (Kang Pu), plus excellent cocktails to-go.

Mike & Patty’s

The Bay Village location of Mike & Patty’s is open daily for takeout and third-party app delivery of breakfast sandwiches and baked goods. The makers of The Fancy and Breakfast Grilled Crack have also expanded with a takeout location at Bow Market (next door to sister spot Hot Box), a new location in Jamaica Plain, and a new bakery called Flourhouse in Newton.


Moona is open for Tuesday through Sunday for dinner with takeout and third-party delivery options. Along with a la carte mezze dishes, there are also ready-to-eat meals packed for 2

Momi Nonmi

Momi Nonmi is serving izakaya fare, sashimi, and sake, plus a chef’s choice sushi omakase, every night except Monday. Call between 3 and 5 p.m. to order takeout, or at least 24 hours in advance to order take-home omakase. 

Myers + Chang

Myers + Chang is open seven nights a week, with takeout and third-party app delivery options nightly from 4 to 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday). Order online or call.

Nautilus Pier 4

Now you can feast on favorite dishes formerly confined to an island. Nautilus Pier 4, the 2021-new-to-Boston outpost of a Nantucket hot spot, is now offering takeaway of a great range of menu items, including Blue Crab Fried Rice and Two Hawaiian Tuna Poke. By special order, you can even bring home the celebratory Peking-Inspired Whole Roasted Duck with salad, tuna poke, and a paired bottle of wine ($250). Order takeout online for pickup, or call the restaurant by 10 p.m. the night prior to inquire about ordering the duck.

Neptune Oyster

Neptune Oyster is open daily with takeout available for both lunch and dinner. The menu features favorites like the Neptune Johnnycake with smoked bluefish and caviar and the Hot Lobster Roll on toasted brioche, plus a strong selection of wine and tinned fish.

New City Microcreamery

New City Microcreamery is open daily with scoops, sundaes, pints, quarts, and more cool treats available for takeout and third-party app delivery. The loclal made ice cream now has pints available in select Whole Foods, too.


Oleana is open nightly at 5:30 p.m. for dine-in and takeaway. Order online, where you’ll find classic standbys like Za’atar Bread with a seasonal dip, feta-brined Lamb Gyro, and even Baked Alaska. 


This Japanese/Spanish tapas restaurant is open nightly ’til 10 p.m., with takeout and third-party app delivery available from 5-8 p.m. Bring home Pagu classics like Squid Ink Bao and Chicken Katsu Curry, plus make-at-home meal kits for Ramen, cookies, cocktails, and more.

Petsi Pies

With sweets, savories, and award-winning pies, Somerville’s Petsi Pies is open Tuesday through Sunday with takeout and delivery options. Orders can be placed online.


Picco is offering takeout daily, plus third-party app delivery on a day-by-day basis, for lunch and dinner.

Regina Pizzeria

Locations of Regina Pizzeria are open daily, including for takeout and third-party app delivery. Orders can be placed online.

Rino’s Place

Rino’s Place is open Monday through Saturday between 3 and 9 p.m. for dine-in in East Boston and for takeout.

Row 34

Row 34 is open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner and on weekends for lunch, too. Order menu favorites online for takeout, plus plenty of beer and wine to take home.

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

Roxy’s original Allston location and its Central Square A4cade outpost are both open Tuesday through Saturday (and Sunday in Allston) with takeout and third-party app delivery options.

Sally’s Sandwiches

Sandwich-shop sister of Blackbird Doughnuts (it shares a South End location with the original bakery) is offering takeout and third-party app delivery daily from the South End and Harvard Square’s Smith Campus Center. Order from Sally’s online or show up in-store.

Saltie Girl

Saltie Girl is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (it also serves brunch on weekends). Call to place a pickup order, or order online for third-party app delivery. In addition to the all-day menu, you can sign up for Tinned Fish, Caviar, and Chef’s Monthly Menu subscriptions to pick up, too.

Santarpio’s Pizza

With locations in East Boston and Chelsea, Santarpio’s is offering famous pizzas and BBQ for takeout and third-party app delivery every day for lunch and dinner.

Santouka Ramen

Santouka Ramen is offering takeout and third-party app delivery from both local locations in Harvard Square and Back Bay. Orders can be placed online.

Sofra Bakery and Cafe

Sofra is open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Orders can be placed online or by calling the restaurant.

Soup Shack

A neighborhood favorite in Jamaica Plain, Brookline, and newly in Porter Square, Soup Shack offers well-made versions of Thai-style Khao Soi, Vietnamese Pho Ga, Japanese Ramen, and more pan-Asian flavors. Try it for takeout or third-party app delivery.

Stoked Pizza Company

The food truck-born Stoked Pizza Co. has always done a robust takeout business, but now it’s more accessible than ever. With brick-and-mortar locations in Brookline and near Harvard Square (a new bar worth visiting for whimsical drinks), you can order pizza, wings, vegan pizza and wings, and more fun fare for takeout, delivery, or dining in.

Sweet Cheeks Q

Sweet Cheeks is open nightly from 4-9 p.m. and for lunch and dinner on weekends. Order takeout and third-party delivery online, or call the restaurant.


Sycamore is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Order online anytime or call the restaurant after 1 p.m. to place a same-day order to pick up between 5 and 8 p.m. Along with delicious pasta dishes and other seasonal fare, the Newton Centre neighborhood bistro offers “Syc Provisions” to stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer.

Taberna de Haro

Brookline tapas spot Taberna de Haro accepts online orders for takeout dinner—and drinks—Tuesday through Saturday. 

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

From nearly 20 locations around Boston, Tatte offers takeout and third-party app delivery of breakfast, lunch, and in some cases, dinner. Hours vary by each location.

Taqueria El Amigo

Not much has changed at this no-frills Waltham destination: Taqueria El Amigo still doesn’t have a website, and still offers takeout from 10 a.m. to 8 or 10 p.m. every day but Sunday.

Taqueria Jalisco

Taqueria Jalisco is open for takeout and third-party app delivery daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tawakal Halal Cafe

East Boston’s Somali restaurant Tawakal is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Order takeout or third-party app delivery online, or call.

Thistle & Leek

What’s more comforting than Thistle & Leek‘s roasted Young Chicken with Oat Risotto? Eating this can’t-miss dish on your couch, in your pajamas. The Newton Centre gastropub offers cozy takeout, including cocktails and wine.


Toro is open seven nights a week with takeout and third-party app delivery options. 

Tres Gatos

From charcuterie and cheeses to Paella and even books and records, Jamaica Plain tapas restaurant and bookstore Tres Gatos is open nightly with takeout available. Call to order.

Trina’s Starlite Lounge

Trina’s Starlite Lounge is open nightly for dinner, and on Sundays and Mondays for brunch, as well. Takeout and third-party app delivery is available.

Union Square Donuts

Union Square Donuts is open daily in Somerville, Brookline, and Time Out Market; and Wednesday through Sunday at the Boston Public Market. All locations offer takeout and third-party app delivery options.

Vinal Bakery

Online ordering is strongly encouraged by Vinal Bakery, which is open daily from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Vincent’s offers casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. (The Fried Chicken Sandwich is not to be missed.) Along with food, coffee, wine, beer, and cocktails made to order, you can also add records for takeout and third-party app delivery.

Yume Ga Arukara

Yume Ga Arukara is offering Cold and Hot Niku Udon, plus house-made chili oil and marinated beef, for takeout Wednesday through Monday. The formerly cash-only noodle shop is now offering online ordering.

Updated by Jacqueline Cain

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