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Boston’s Best Takeout and Delivery During the Coronavirus Era

By Eric Twardzik · 02/26/2021

Social distancing means we’re all eating way more takeout, even as COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift. Browse the list below to find your fill of Boston’s best eats available for pickup and delivery, and to see innovative ways the restaurant industry is finding to feed the city and support their staff. 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.

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 is offering takeout or delivery via Caviar during lunch and dinner hours Monday through Saturday.

Asta
From Wednesday to Saturday, Asta is serving a weekly changing take-home menu that consists of an entree selection per night, plus add-on sides, desserts, frozen meals, and staples like a quart of frozen chicken stock. Place orders by calling the restaurant at 617.585.9575 by 2 p.m. day-of, to pick up between 5 and 7 p.m.

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

Bess’s Cafe
Bess’s Cafe is offering takeout or third-party app delivery of its noodles and dumplings, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Bisq
Bisq is offering takeout or third-party app delivery from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Don’t forget to add on a bottle of wine or two for the full experience.

Blossom Bar
Blossom Bar is offering takeout or third-party app delivery from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. They’re also taking phone orders for 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.

Bondir Cambridge
Bondir Cambridge is offering a variety of homemade goods to go every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. From dinners for two and bottles of wine, to a la carte brunch options like freshly baked croissants, details are listed on the website. There are timeframes for pickup, and also a house-driven delivery option.

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
This all-day experience in Jamaica Plain is open Wednesday through Sunday for takeout breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 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 Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Celeste
Celeste is offering takeout or delivery nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. (4 p.m. on weekends). You can find the to-go food and drink menu and order online.

Chickadee
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 4 to 8 p.m., with cocktails, wine, and beer to-go always available. 

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

Craigie On Main
Craigie On Main is offering takeout and delivery via Caviar every Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. You’ll find dishes like a Spice-Rubbed and Roasted Whole Chicken with vegetable sides and the beloved Craigie Burger. On Sundays, you can also opt to be surprised by the Chef’s Whim To-Go.

Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood
Cusser’s original takeout window in the Back Bay is open every Tuesday through Saturday. A takeout concept from the folks behind Concord fine dining restaurant 80 Thoreau, Cusser’s is also offering its signature roast beef sandwiches, lobster rolls, and more out of that space for the Metrowest community. A new, second Boston location at Time Out Market is currently in hibernation for the winter.

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

Dakzen
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 for curbside pick-up and no-contact local grocery delivery Monday through Saturday. Check out the sandwich menu online.

Deuxave
Deuxave is offering takeout from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Eataly
The Italian food emporium boast an extensive menu for takeout and third-party app delivery featuring dishes from in-house restaurants Terra and La Pizza & La Pasta. Complement your Bistecca Fiorentina (dry-aged Porterhouse steak) or Pollo al Mattone (chicken grilled under a brick) with one of the Italian grocer’s bottles of vino, and Dolci like a Build Your Own Cannoli Kit.

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.

Field & Vine
Field & Vine is accepting online orders for curbside pick-up or delivery. Their menu includes the spot’s typical farm-fresh, seasonal dishes.

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
Forage is offering takeout and third-party app delivery Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Alongside prepared plates, wines, and a four-course tasting menu option for two, there is a large selection of staples and prepared foods including soups, pastas, preserves, and homemade ice cream. Forage is also selling CSA food shares, curated from among its purveyors, that can be ordered online.

FoMu
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 daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. From noon until 10 p.m. daily, diners can also order from Fox Pasta, the house brand of fresh pastas, sauces by the pint, and more available to cook at home.

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, or call in your order to-go.

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
Giulia is offering its full dinner menu (plus cocktails and wines) for takeout Monday through Saturday. Phone ordering opens at 3 p.m. to schedule a designated pick-up time between 5 and 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday). 

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 to pick up, or call in your delivery order.

Hojoko
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 and delivery. Hours are updated each week online.

Juliet
Juliet is open for takeout from noon until 8 p.m. most days, with staple and seasonal dishes like French Onion Soup, Cacio e Pepe Risotto, and Earl Grey Chocolate Chip Scones. (It’s closed on Tuesdays and from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.) Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Somerville spot is also open with takeout options for weekend brunch. Pre-order online beginning on Wednesdays, or make a spur of the moment decision when you’re craving Juliet’s food.

KO Pies
The East Boston destination KO Pies is offering takeout and third-party app delivery from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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 for takeout and third-party app delivery daily from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. In addition to food, they are offering Bloody Marys, Lone Star Margaritas, and more.

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

Mahaniyom
Brookline’s new Thai Tapas Bar is open daily with takeout and third-party app delivery, serving authentic dishes like scratch-made crab curry (Kang Pu), Had Yai Fried Chicken with sweet chili sauce and sticky rice, and Beef Panang with Thai eggplant and peanut. Order online for lunch or dinner.

Mei Mei
Mei Mei is open Wednesday through Saturday for pickups of frozen dumplings, prepared food, and Double Awesome meal kits to-go. Order online, where you’ll also see a robust pantry selection of homemade sauces, beer and wine, and “Food From Friends,” like Cabot Butter and Bobo’s Mountain Sugar Maple Syrup. On Saturdays and Sundays, Mei Mei’s Fenway cafe hosts a takeout pop-up from the in-progress Dorchester restaurant, Comfort Kitchen.

Mike & Patty’s
The Bay Village location of Mike & Patty’s is open daily for takeout and third-party app delivery of breakfast sandwiches, burgers, and baked goods. On Saturdays and Sundays, the popular breakfast joint also joins forces with sister spot Hot Box, located at Bow Market, to offer takeout of The Fancy and more.

Mike’s Pastry
All Mike’s Pastry locations are open daily for takeout and third-party app delivery. They also ship cannoli nationwide. 

Moona
Moona is open for contact-free pickup and third-party app delivery nightly for dinner, and for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays. Along with a la carte mezze dishes, there are also ready-to-eat meals packed for 2

Momi Nonmi
Momi Nonmi is serving its usual menu of iazkaya fare and sake, plus a chef’s choice omakase, for takeout every night except Wednesday. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, the small team is out delivering omakase orders. Call the restaurant between 3 and 5 p.m. to order, at least one day in advance for omakase and delivery options. 

Myers + Chang
Myers + Chang is offering takeout and third-party app delivery nightly from 4 to 9 p.m. Brunch is back for takeout from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, too. Order online or call.

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.

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.

Oddfellows Ice Cream
The Chestnut Hill outpost of the offbeat NYC-based ice cream company is open daily for takeout and third-party app delivery, selling a diverse range of dairy and non-dairy flavors by the pint (plus wine!).

Oleana
Oleana is open for takeout nightly from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Order online, where you’ll find classic standbys like Za’atar Bread with Smoky Carrot Baba Ghanoush, feta-brined Lamb Gyro, and even Baked Alaska. There are also a number of pantry items available, including Whipped Feta, Tahini Sauce, and more.

Pagu
This Japanese/Spanish tapas restaurant is offering takeout and third-party app delivery of Pagu classics like Squid Ink Bao and Chicken Katsu Curry, plus a brand new range of inventive pizzas. It also launched Pagu Market, a contact-free pickup hub open Wednesday through for groceries, wine and cocktails, and make-at-home meal kits for Ramen, Pork Belly Bao, and more. 

Pammy’s
Pammy’s is open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday with New American Trattoria fare like Spaghetti with Umami Tomato Sauce, a takeout-exclusive Meatball Sub, and an Apertivo at Home package of antipasti and drinks. Order online or call the restaurant after 3 p.m.

Petsi Pies
With sweets, savories, and take-and-bake pies, Petsi Pies is open for takeout and delivery (within a six-mile radius) Tuesday through Sunday. Orders can be placed online.

Picco
Picco is offering takeout and third-party app delivery daily for lunch and dinner.

Regina Pizzeria
Regina Pizzeria  is open daily for takeout, curbside pick-up, and third-party app delivery. Orders can be placed online.

Rino’s Place
Rino’s Place is open for takeout between 3 and 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Row 34
Row 34 is open Thursday through Saturday, with a walk-up window for contactless pickup of menu favorites like Ethel’s Creamy Lobster Roll Kits, Shrimp and Polenta, and oysters by the dozen to shuck at home. There’s plenty of beer and wine to take home, too. Orders can be placed ahead of time online.

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Roxy’s original Allston location is offering takeout and third-party app delivery from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Sally’s Sandwiches
This South End sister of Blackbird Doughnuts (it shares a location with the original bakery) is offering takeout and third-party app delivery of sandwiches, tacos, doughnuts, and more. It’s open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Saltie Girl
Saltie Girl has taken over  offering takeout and third-party app delivery daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (it opens at 10 a.m. on weekends). Along with the Back Bay spot’s typical range of tinned, raw, fried, and otherwise elevated seafood, there’s also a selection of seafood pizzas available. Call to place a pickup order.

Santarpio’s Pizza
Santarpio’s is offering their famous pizzas for takeout and third-party app delivery every day between 11:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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.

Sarma
Sarma is offering take out daily—including from a 2020-new weekend breakfast menu available from 8:45 to 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All dinner orders can be placed online after 12 p.m. to be picked up between 4:15 and 8:30 p.m. 

Sofra
Sofra is open for takeout from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Orders can be placed online or by calling the restaurant.

Sweet Cheeks Q
Sweet Cheeks is open for takeout and third-party app delivery during dinner hours Tuesday through Friday, and for lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Order online or call the restaurant.

Sycamore
Sycamore is open for takeout 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 dishes like Saffron Spaghetti with spicy ‘nduja, Roasted Atlantic Cod with black olive tapenade, and Warm Sugared Beignets, the Newton Centre neighborhood bistro is also preparing “Provisions” to stock the fridge and reheat at home.

Taberna de Haro
Taberna de Haro is accepting online orders for takeout and house-driven delivery from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can find the daily changing menu—and wine and sherry selection—online.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe
Tatte is offering takeout and third-party app delivery breakfast, lunch, and a new dinner menu. Hours vary by each location.

Taqueria El Amigo
No-frills Waltham destination Taqueria El Amigo is open for takeout from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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
The East Boston Somali restaurant is open for takeout and third-party app delivery daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Order online or call.

Toro
Toro is offering takeout and third-party app delivery Wednesday through Saturday nights. Online ordering opens at 1 p.m.

Tres Gatos
From charcuterie and cheeses to Paella for Two and even books and records, Jamaica Plain tapas restaurant and bookstore Tres Gatos is open daily for takeout and house-driven delivery. Orders can be placed online.

Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Trina’s Starlite Lounge is open for takeout and third-party app delivery Wednesday through Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m.

UNI
Uni is offering takeout and third-party app delivery nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Orders can be placed online.

Union Square Donuts
Union Square Donuts is open for takeout and third-party app delivery daily from its locations in Somerville, Brookline, and the Boston Public Market. Order online day-of or in advance.

Villa Mexico Cafe
Villa Mexico Cafe  is open for takeout and third-party app delivery Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Vinal Bakery
Vinal Bakery is accepting online and phone orders for contactless pick-up between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

Vincent’s Corner Grocery Store (Café du Pays)
Vincent’s—a 2020-new concept in the Café du Pays space from the same owners—is offering casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a huge range of provisions, for takeout and third-party app delivery. (The Fried Chicken Sandwich is not to be missed.) It’s open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. 

Yume Ga Arukara
Yume Ga Arukara is offering Cold and Hot Niku Udon (spicy also available) for takeout Wednesday through Sunday. The formerly cash-only noodle shop is now offering online ordering.

Yume Wo Katare
Yume Wo Katare is offering takeout ramen, brothless mazesoba, and DIY ramen kits from 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Order online.

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