Food News for April – Takeout and Delivery During COVID-19

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Rocco's WeHo - Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

Shaena Engle brings us Food News for the month of April 2020. Which restaurants are open? Takeout? Who delivers? And more.

Meal/Food Delivery

Tender Greens offers Grocery Boxes

Tender Greens is offering grocery boxes with fresh produce, pantry staples and home essentials including a wine and cheese box, morning baking box, farm fresh box, fruit box, veggie box and pantry box all available for delivery on Postmates, Doordash, Caviar and UberEats.

Nybll Home Delivery

For as little as $9 a meal, Nybll offers ready to eat delivered to your door meals that are plant forward, immune boosting and pro-athlete approved and have Easter and Passover holiday dinners now available. Orders are delivered Tuesdays between noon and 5pm, visit https://www.nybll.com.

JuneShine Hard Kombucha

Hard kombucha brand JuneShine now has direct to consumer delivery. Perfect for virtual happy hours or movie nights, customers can now order a 12 or 24 pack at www.juneshine.com and use discount code “Drink_For_Tomorrow” for 30% off at checkout.

Takeout and Delivery

Locali WeHo

Locali WeHo will continue to serve the local community via take-out, delivery and catering orders. Per the California mandate, they will not allow in-store dining or seating at this time. If you are using a third party delivery provider, Locali is available on Postmates, UberEats, Grubhub, Caviar, Doordash, AllSet, MenuPal, EZCater, and OfficeExpress. Their direct take out app for pick up orders are located at MENUFY. Visit https://www.localiyours.com/locali-west-hollywood.

Rocco’s WeHo

Rocco’s WeHo is open for pickup and delivery from 12pm-10pm. From pizza, to pasta, to salads, to wraps, to burgers, to vegan pie, you can find at at roccosweho.com, or by calling (424) 343-0123.

Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine

Bossa Nova serves delicious Brazilian and Continental Cuisine, including pasta, pizza and grilled dishes. Their commitment for excellent food quality and ingredients goes back to 1993 when the first restaurant opened in West Hollywood. Visit bossanovafood.com.

Downtown’s Poppy + Rose is offering spaghetti with meatballs (includes 1 pound dry spaghetti pasta, 1 quart marinara sauce, 1 quart meatballs and 4 ounces parmesan cheese for $28) and BBQ family style (includes half rack ribs brisket, choice of two sides, mac n cheese, green beans and mixed greens) meals. Order for pick up at 213.622.0176 or delivery through UberEats and Postmates.

QDOBA, the fast casual modern Mexican restaurant in downtown is offering a Family Meal dinner for up to five including grilled adobo chicken or steak, cilantro lime rice and black beans, 3-Cheese queso, pico de gallo, cheese, tortillas and chips for $34.95. From 4.7 to 4.13, they are offering a $5 off coupon for orders of $25 or more, visit qdoba.com.

Larder Baking Company in West LA has pastries and bread boxes available including a Morning Glory Pastries Box with four muffins, four scones and four chocolate chip cookies or a Larder Baking Co Bread Basket with two French baguettes, a whole wheat ciabatta, sourdough loaf and Pullman loaf, both for $32. Pick up times ate 11am to 3pm, at 8990 National Blvd or deliveries within a 5 mile radios for $15 delivery fee, call 310.839.3224.

The Cheesecake Factory is now offering beer and wine for pickup orders places through www.thecheesecakefactory.com. Additionally, orders $30 or more now through April 16 will receive a FREE slice of cheesecake by adding the promo code FREESLICE at checkout.

Gus’s Barbecue in South Pasadena offers takeout at all locations and online ordering through their website for both lunch and dinner and delivers through Postmates. Gus’s Barbecue’s takeout menu can be found at www.GussBBQ.com and includes Gus’s Real Pit BBQ featuring Memphis Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Brick Chicken, Texas Beef Brisket, St. Louis Spare Ribs, Peppercorn Crusted Tri-Tip, Smoked Sausage and the Carolina Style Pulled Pork, Cast Iron Cornbread served with jalapeño jelly and honey butter, or their Smokehouse Chili prepared with Nebraska ground beef, cheddar cheese, red onion and pickled jalapeños.

Spago Beverly Hills is offering a Spago Market Box for $55 with different produce daily from local farmers, order via tock at https://www.exploretock.com/spagobeverlyhills/.

Easter Take Out and Delivery

Patina Restaurant group is offering a special pick-up Easter dinner on Saturday April 11 and Sunday April 12 from 11am to 2pm at Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, 330 S. Hope Street in downtown; Ray’s + Start Bar, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard and Tangata Restaurant, 2002 N. Main Street Santa Ana. The menu includes deviled eggs, market crudité, maple glazed spiral ham or leg of lamb, potato gratin, baby carrots asparagus and salad with carrot cake dessert, $120 for four and $190 for eight, to order visit https://store.patinagroup.com/event/easter-by-patina/.

Akasha in Culver City is offering a Passover to Go for pickup April 7 – 9 including matzo ball soup, brisket, roasted potatoes and carrots and broccolini ($95)or matzo ball soup, chicken tagine, roasted potatoes and carrots and cauliflower couscous ($85) as well as an a la carte menu, call to order for take-out and pick-up, 310.845.1700.

Jar is offering a Passover Seder from April 8 – April 16 with a 48 hour pre-order. Guests can order matzo ball soup, Jar’s signature pot roast, matzah crusted chicken paillard and braised lamb shank with sides of roasted carrots, sweet potato and prunes. Call orders in at 323.655.6566 or email to renata@thejar.com. Jar also has their regular menu available for take-out orders.

Frontline Meals Programs for Healthcare/First Responders

West Hollywood Urth Caffé

Urth Caffé West Hollywood will raise funds for its “Feed Our First Responders” lunch program for the West Hollywood Sheriff Station and WEHO Fire Department. Guests will be invited to donate any dollar amount that will be matched by Urth Caffé to provide Urth Box Lunches to sheriffs, firefighters and paramedics.

SocialEats Partners with Frontline Foods & Dine11 to Provide Meals to Hospital Workers

SocialEats in Santa Monica is partnering with Frontline Foods & Dine11 to deliver lunches and meals to hospital employees fighting the spread of COVID-19. SocialEats is providing free delivery to hospitals in Santa Monica and 50% off through through the NEW online store ORDERSOCIALEATS.COM with promo code: INTHISTOGETHER to redeem the 50% off (Order minimum $10 for delivery).  For those who’d like to support the community and provide meals for healthcare workers, they can do so by making a donation at Frontlinefoods.org and Dine11.org.

La Brea Bakery Offers Free Boxed Meals

Beginning April 1, all healthcare workers, first responders, and essential frontline employees will receive a free boxed meal that includes a sandwich, chips and cookie when they present their badge or proof of employment at La Brea Bakery café on S La Brea Ave.

JAF Tea Comes to the US

JAF Tea is produced in artisanal small batches with hand picked leaves with a variety of flavors including classic black teas, fruit and spice infused flavored black teas and refreshing green teas. Order via Amazon or at www.jaftea.com.

Spindrift Launches Pineapple

Spindrift has launched it’s newest sparkling water pineapple flavor with a Golden Pineapple Sweepstakes. Fans can win a year supply of free Spindrift sparkling water, custom mini-fridge and more, enter at https://drinkspindrift.com/golden-pineapple/.

Big Sandy Organics Launches Kracklin’ Kamut Ancient Grain

Big Sandy Organics has launched Kracklin’ Kamut, new protein packed snacking filled with fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Great to add to soups, salads, yogurt or just to snack on. Available in sea salt and churro flavors at www.kracklinkamut.com.

 

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Shaena Engle
Shaena Engle is a food, lifestyle and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL, The Daily Meal, The San Diego Union Tribune and PokerPro magazine. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jose Andres, and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books).  She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings.  She also is a freelance consultant on restaurant, food, travel and hospitality public relations and marketing efforts.
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