You’ve eaten through two bags of beans, six cans of chickpeas and all of L.A.’s delivery-only virtual restaurants, and Mayor Garcetti just outlawed all dine-in through the end of the month. Now what? You leave it to some of the city’s top restaurants and bars, who are making your social distancing as painless as possible, that’s what.
Here are a few of the best local delivery deals and menus that have sprouted up over coronavirus concerns; by ordering from local restaurants you can help support L.A.’s service industry while also maintaining safe distance from everyone until, hopefully, we all come out healthy on the other side. We’ll be updating this guide as we hear of new takeout and delivery specials, so keep checking back for more delicious, delicious intel.
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The Rustic Canyon Family's Jewish-Californian-Midwestern mishmash of a glorious restaurant is going big with its delivery and takeout menu, adding family-style matzo ball soup, relish trays, chicken caesar, and noodle kugel to the regular menu. For those looking to keep goods on hang, Birdie G's is also adding a larder component to its takeout, so you can spruce up your pantry and fridge with chef Jeremy Fox's own salad dressings, house-infused oils, smoked trout dips and more.
The Americana at Brand's modern steakhouse just launched a new delivery and takeout menu that'll feed just one or a whole family. Bourbon Steak's new family meal packages ($39-$89 per package) include a salad, three sides (hello, comfort food like mac and cheese) and your choice of steak dinner, pan-roasted chicken, old-fashioned beef stew, or St. Louis-style pork ribs. You could also opt for à la carte steaks and sauces, and if you're really looking to do it up, there's a $195 dine-in date-night special of caviar and champagne.
One of our favorite seafood shacks in town just made it more convenient than ever to slide through for some oysters, lobster rolls and fried shrimp. In fact, now you can slide through without even leaving your car. The Broad Street Oyster Co. team build a drive-thru around the back of Malibu Village, transforming one of the restaurant's windows into a pickup station. They've even added options to the menu, so in addition to the fish and chips, the clam chowder, the calamari steak and all the spot's usual suspects, you can also pick up spaghetti and meatballs, uni spaghetti and more. And they're giving you 50 percent off bottles of wine. Just call 424-644-0131 with a pickup time, or stop by as soon as 10 to 15 minutes after placing your order. (Pssst—don't want to check out the new drive-thru? They're also locally available through a few delivery apps.)
The Fairfax coffee spot and bakery that’s also home to some of the best breakfast burritos in L.A. is doing one of the smartest deals we’ve seen yet: Starting March 15, you’ll be able to get Cofax’s eggy, cheesy burritos in sealed packages of six and delivered right to your door. Much like at the shop, you can order them in a variety of flavors (though pricing varies, so orders of six should be unified): Find them filled with vegetables; bacon; chorizo; hot links; Impossible “meats”; or, our personal favorite, the pit-smoked Pastrami that’s been sourced from Ugly Drum. Cofax is even selling these six packs frozen, so you’ll always have some on hand. Call 323-424-7485 to order.
Tal Ronnen's innovative and trailblazing plant-based restaurant is now serving up some of its greatest hits via the regular menu—and as make-at-home meal kits. You can find Crossroads's usual vegan fare on almost all delivery platforms, but you can also call in (323-782-9245) to get kits for Ronnen's beloved lasagna, chickpea masala, tagliatelle bolognese, French onion dip with chips, kale caesar and more, with each kit serving two people and ringing in at $30 or less. What's more, they take within 15 minutes to prepare, and can even wait in your fridge for three to four days, so you can really stock up.
Employees Only is delivering cocktails in a cup (formerly DIY kits), and thanks to a new order from Mayor Garcetti, they now even include the alcohol—of course they’re also delivering rolls of toilet paper, not to mention a fresh pizza from popular pop-up Elio's Wood Fired Pizza, who's temporarily taking over the kitchen.
Hinoki & the Bird's Brandon Kida is now bringing dumplings directly to your door with Go-Go-Gyoza, the chef's crazy-affordable delivery service. The hand-folded potstickers arrive in a few forms—beef, chicken or vegetable—and while they're freshly made, it's up to you to decide how you want to cook them: steam? pan-fry? boil in a soup? freeze for later? Why not order a few and experiment? After all, at $5 per dozen, you can probably try them all.
Rustic Canyon Family's darling café is extending its delivery and takeout menu with new family-style meals, so in addition to fresh pastries and bake-at-home brownie mixes, you can opt for whole roast chickens with sides like mac and cheese and lentil pot pie. Just remember hours are limited (breakfast and lunchtime only).
One of the world's most famous—and oldest—pizza operations in the world touched down in Hollywood, and now its pizza and pasta are touching down in your own kitchen. L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is offering its usual Neapolitan-style pizzas and fresh, handmade pastas ready to eat, but now it's also offering pizza and pasta kits, which arrive with everything you need for a pizza party in your own oven.
Los Feliz's go-to Italian-American corner spot just set up a special "Pandemic 2020" menu, which not only includes subs, pastas, pizzas and breakfast for delivery, but also a section devoted to frozen meals (baked ziti for two! frozen meatballs! ravioli!), plus mason jars of cocktails, beer, wine and even pantry staples like cartons of eggs, baguettes, sliced meat by the pound, uncooked Italian sausage, and grated parmesan.
This bright diner icon is going old-school for the pandemic, relaunching carhop service at all of its locations for the foreseeable future. Simply drive up, call in your order and enjoy your meal in the car (or take it to go)! If you're looking for a sweet delivery or pickup deal, too, Mel's is giving away free kids' meals for every child under 12, for asl ong as the schools are closed, with purchase of an adult entrée.
DTLA subterranean sushi den Mrs. Fish recently launched new, colorful, weekday-only lunchtime bento boxes complete with sushi, truffled ginger salad and edamame, along with add-ons like uni and fatty tuna. Given recommended social distancing, Mrs. Fish is now extending its bento delivery to dinnertime, too, until 10:30pm on weekdays.
One of L.A.'s longest-running diners and a Googie-architecture icon is helping you dine affordably if you've got little ones at home. To help ease stress in the time of coronavirus, NORMS not only offers takeout and delivery 24/7, it's also giving you a free kids meal with the purchase of any entrée.
Thank god, we can finally get Philippe's again. In business since 1908, Philippe the Original—and most likely the inventor of the French dip sandwich—is available for takeout and delivery as of April 1. All the classics are there: beef dip, lamb dip, pork dip, pastrami dip, ham dip, turkey dip—you can even get the sides of potato salad or pickled eggs. Everyone knows the French dip sandwich is also incomplete without some of the sinus-clearing house mustard, which, of course, you can now order for delivery by the bottle. You can even throw it back with beer or wine, and finish it all off with a slice of cheesecake.
Playa del Rey's beachy multi-concept all-day hotspot from a Top Chef alumn is making quarantine a little more bearable. TV's own Brooke Williamson and husband Nick Roberts are offering their full breakfast, lunch, dinner and pastry menus for delivery and pickup, but now they're also offering take-and-bake cookie dough, plus cookie decorating kits—probably a lifesaver if you've got kids trapped in the house, or simply if you're a kid at heart.
Some of the best Cantonese BBQ in the city is coming straight to your house, and now it's coming in stockpilable amounts. DTLA's darling fast-casual Chinese restaurant from the husband-and-wife team of Leo and Lydia Lee just launched a new bulk takeout menu, also available for delivery, which involves party packs of frozen dumplings and other goods—perfect for families and for storing til later. You can now order their bao in packs of six or 12; their gooey, fantastic cheesy char siu egg rolls in six or 12; their shrimp dumplings in 12 or 24; just call 213-988-7395 to order, and find their regular menu of all these and more (including curry porchetta) on most delivery apps.
Chef Jordan Kahn’s immersive, imaginative Culver City tasting-menu temple to precision and the otherworldly launched family-style delivery and takeout dinners, giving us Vespertine’s two-Michelin–starred technique in comforting, approachable form. Dinners cost $49 per person, and can be portioned for two to six, and involve wagyu beef brisket, crispy-skinned roast chicken thighs, organic greens with shaved sunchokes, squash gratin, and farro risotto. For dessert? Chocolate chip cookies from sibling spot, Destroyer, and almond and brown-butter brownies.
To help us cope with the times, Little Tokyo’s Peruvian-Japanese cocktail den and restaurant YAPA is launching a Wednesday-to-Sunday comfort-food menu, which kicks off on March 17. There’ll be “soul-warming” beef soup with dry-aged rib eye in corn broth; a baby-back ribs bowl with Japanese rice and grilled long beans; roast chicken stew with baby kale and pickled fennel, and more. You’ll be able to order it for delivery or pickup.
Clear some freezer space—Chad Colby’s rustic Italian restaurant is now selling some of L.A.'s best desserts by the pint. Antico's new takeout menu offroads from the regular pasta-forward and wood-fired–meats offerings, instead opting for simple, pared-down, satisfying focaccia sandwiches (hello, mortadella with parmesan cream) and focaccia pizzas, which serve four to six people (a score, if you're feeding a family or looking for leftovers) or come by the slice. What's more, Colby's stunningly good freshly spun ice cream is now available by the pint in all the usual-suspect flavors—honeycomb, strawberry, and blood orange—with newer options like pistachio and cookies and cream. Call 323-510-3093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
Eric Bost's creative choose-your-own-adventure take on the tasting menu is diving into the takeout game, too, and offering a tremendous deal in the process. Auburn's new family-style feast feeds two, four or six people, and runs only $39 per person, including options like koji-aged Sonoma duck with a blood orange relish, and celery root aligot. The menu rotates weekly, and even includes some add-ons like bottles of wine.
One of the best restaurants in the city just launched family-style takeout menus with some of the most sought-after dishes in town. Find Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis's vibrant jaunt through Middle Eastern cuisine in your own home with a weekly-rotating menu and the kind of add-ons we regularly lose our minds over in the restaurant. At $49 per person, Bavel's new pickup menu includes the likes of hummus, saffron cakes, the famed lamb-neck shawarma, marinated olives and spiced apple cake, and the add-on menu offers frozen versions of their phenomenal house-made pita, plus quarts of hummus, the malawach and even the buckwheat bread loaf. Place your orders online.
Bavel isn't the only Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis concept launching a special takeout menu: Their first restaurant—and still one of L.A.'s most popular—is getting in on the action, too. Also at $49 per person and rotating weekly, mirroring Bavel's, Bestia's family-style meals include dishes like salumi, house-made ricotta, marinated olives, cavatelli pasta, balsamic-braised wagyu short ribs, and dessert from one of the best pastry chefs in town, naturally. Also like Bavel's, you can expect add-ons, but at their modern-Italian mainstay, look for pizze in various flavors, plus bottles of wine. You can place your orders here.
Bon Temps is back, baby: After halting its initial pickup service, Lincoln Carson’s modern brasserie—which just so happens to be one of our Best New Restaurants of 2019—returns with its rotating, limited-time family dinner. The meal now changes by the week, and could include the likes of a whole roast chicken with broccolini, pommes purée, gravy and salad; beef bourginon with roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes gratin; or butternut squash lasagna, priced at around $32 per person. What's more, Bon Temps's incredible pastry program is now back on weekends with a $9 pastry box. Reserve dinners and pastries for pickup online.
Ray Garcia’s spectacular modern Mexican spot in DTLA just launched a curbside-pickup menu that can help you stock up or eat well immediately. Starting March 17 through the foreseeable future, you can order tamales vacuum-sealed and ready for the freezer. Opt for a rotating rainbow of tamales im flavors like broccoli-stuffed or those filled with oxtail, at around $19 per half dozen and around $35 per dozen. They’ve also got rotating family-style meals, plus mole sauce by the quart, along with salsas and lentils to keep you well stocked. Order via this form; some delivery is also available, and you can email email@example.com to learn about their delivery radius.
One of our favorite pop-ups is thankfully popping back up again. Burmese, Please!, now a Smorgasburg staple, has found itself without a storefront now that the weekly food festival is on indefinite hiatus. Fortunately, the Burmese-food concept is returning and taking pickup orders for curry party packs, coconut chicken soup, tea-leaf salad kits, flaky paratha bread, coconut rice and more. Simply DM your order; pickup begins Friday, March 27, and can be found in the Arts District at 672 S Santa Fe Ave. Find the menu here.
Dave Beran's Dialogue is typically a procession of 20-or-so hyper-seasonal courses, but now you can taste it in three: The one-Michelin–starred, 18-seat restaurant is offering one of the best values of all with a $35 three-course takeout dinner. (We know, we can hardly believe it ourselves.) Available in both an omnivorous and a vegetarian track, courses can include options such as ponzu-glazed pork belly with mustard greens or some curry roasted cauliflower, and both options end with Beran's beloved off-menu burnt Basque cheesecake. You can even tack on bottles of wine and beer, and if you really love that cheesecake, you can now order it whole, for $65, and 100 percent of the cake’s proceeds benefit the staff’s healthcare. Orders can be placed here.
This is a big one. Due to coronavirus, Evan Funke's stellar Venice pasta den is offering takeout and delivery for the first time ever. You can expect fresh bread such as Funke's trademark Sicilian focaccia, plus antipasti, burrata, panzanello, and wines by the bottle, but even more fun are the pasta kits for two, which include fresh pasta, sauce, cheese and cooking instructions. Want to stock up? You can even order pints of Felix sauces in varieties like bolognese, duck ragu and pesto. On the way are options like take-and-bake lasagna and ready-to-eat Roman pastas. Find the full menu here, under the "ALL DAY/TAKE AWAY" tab.
Wes Avila's genre-bending and otherworldly-good Arts District taco mecca is giving us the mackdaddy of to-go packages: For $150, you can get five pounds of roast chicken, five pounds of carne asada, four rolls of that ever-elusive toilet paper, two quarts of salsa, plus taco fixings, rice and beans, 30 eggs, and plenty or tortillas. This kit should keep whole families fed and give you a few ingredients to freeze,if you want to save some for later. What's more, four percent of the fee helps provide their employees with health insurance. Order via this form, then pick up from Guerrilla Tacos within two hours.
El Segundo's fresh-pasta champions are cranking out their full menu for pickup and giving us a very boozy addition which, given all the news of late, seems like something most of us could use: Jame Enoteca's offering a special of 40 percent off of all wine and beer to-go. This means you can enjoy a great pasta dinner and restock your wine rack at a huge discount, and do it while supporting a local business. Cheers to that.
Niki Nakayama's two-Michelin–starred kaiseki restaurant is giving us one of the most beautiful specials in the city, and at an incredible price. Nakayama's skilled hand and attention to detail can normally be enjoyed in her $200+ tasting menu, but given the dining room's temporary closure, now you can find it two new ways. The first is in $38 bento boxes bursting with color, where bites include miso black cod with sunchoke purée; sashimi; panko-fried shrimp; A5 wagyu nikogori and more. The other is a pared-down kaiseki to-go, priced at $85, with dishes such as braised Monterey Bay abalone; Japanese-style smoked duck; sushi selection; and fried lobster. These both sell out fast, so keep your eyes on the Tock ordering page to get yours.
At Pasjoli, Dave Beran’s elegant French bistro, the pared-down à la carte menu brings a little bit of luxe to your quarantine. Of course, there’s no tableside caviar service, as there is in the restaurant, but you can order Pasjoli’s imported and domestic caviar to enjoy at home, and you can also dig into menu stalwarts like the house-cultured French butter with fresh baguette. The menu rotates and has included options such as cassoulet, and Beran’s team has even started serving some high-end comfort foods: a grilled cheese sandwich with Bayonne ham, for instance, and a French dip sandwich made with braised short rib. Order for pickup by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Husband-and-wife team Daniel and Caitlin Cutler are still serving some of the best pizza in L.A.—it's just that now, for the time being, you can only eat it in your home. To sweeten the deal they're giving you 10 percent off all curbside pickup orders at Ronan, and, what's more, they've added wine to their pickup options and every bottle can be found under $40. Want to support at a later date? They're even offering specials on gift cards: Snag a $60 card for the cost of $50, and a $125 card for $100.
Embraced by all and easily one of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles, the one-Michelin–starred Shunji Japanese Cuisine is amazingly now offering takeout. You won’t be able to see Shunji Nakao (“the Richard Gere of the sushi world”) expertly forming your nigiri for a bit, but in the meantime, he’s launched gorgeous bento boxes that come artfully arranged (and we wouldn’t have expected anything less). Nakao’s bento come sushi-forward, and range between $48 and $70; add-ons for uni are available, as are specials like the $40 bluefin toro dan, which layers slices of luscious tuna over rice. Boxes are limited each day, so call 310-826-4737 to reserve.
Wolfgang Puck’s L.A. flagship is offering takeout for the first time in its 38-year history, and we couldn’t be more excited. That trademark, caviar-topped smoked salmon pizza in our own homes? Talk about doing quarantine right. Spago’s rolling with the punches and rolling out a family-style meal at a fraction of its usual prices, giving us a multi-course offering—with some of the most famous dishes in the city—for only $49 per person. Each meal includes the beloved agnolotti, choice of appetizer, choice of entrée, and dessert. It's also offering kids' meals à la carte, plus add-ons like bake-at-home cookie dough and bottles of wine.