Ordering takeout is a great way to give yourself a break from the kitchen and give our Central Mass restaurants some much-needed business.
Is it safe to get takeout food during the stay-at-home advisory?
According to the CDC website, there is no evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Our local restaurants are working hard to ensure the safety of their staff and customers while in operation. The following tips will help to make sure you’re taking all precautions when bringing takeout food into your home:
- Minimize contact with people and surfaces. Whenever possible, one family member should handle picking up the food and transferring it into dishes for serving. It is best for fewer people to be touching doors, bags, food containers, etc.
- Wash your hands. This is important to do after coming home from picking up food, before touching any food while serving your family, and before you start eating.
- Transfer food out of takeout containers and into your own plates and bowls. To be on the safe side, it’s best to immediately dispose of bags and food containers when the takeout arrives at your house.
Here is our running list of Central Mass restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery options.
This list includes some favorites from our contributor team and we plan to continue adding to it. If you have a favorite local spot that we missed, let us know!
Volturno :: Worcester :: Offering curbside pickup 12-9pm everyday for pizza only.
Smokestack Urban BBQ :: Worcester :: Offering curbside pickup and delivery Thursday- Sunday.
Buck’s Whiskey & Burger Bar :: Worcester :: Offering takeout and delivery on Fridays and Saturdays.
Rosalina’s Kitchen :: Worcester :: Offering Italian family-style menu for takeout.
Black Sheep Tavern :: Sterling :: Offering full menu and take & bake pizzas for takeout Wednesday-Saturday and local delivery on Friday & Saturday.
The Brick Mexican Grill :: Sterling :: Offering takeout Monday-Saturday.
Cheoy Lee’s :: West Boylston :: Open for takeout everyday.
Feng Sushi :: Hudson :: Open for takeout everyday.
Brother’s Pizza :: Hudson :: Open for takeout Monday-Saturday. One of our contributors recommends their GF crust!
Welly’s :: Marlborough & Hudson :: Offering curbside pickup and delivery at both locations. Delivers only to Marlborough or Hudson Tuesday-Sunday with $40 minimum.
Rail Trail Flatbread Co. :: Hudson :: Offering online ordering for pickup. Add some ice cream from New City Microcreamery to your order!
Kith & Kin :: Hudson :: Offering curbside pickup or delivery. Food truck is parked outside Robinson’s Hardware. Check website for updated weekly menus.
Zarape Mexican Restaurant :: Marlborough :: Offering pickup and delivery. Full menu on their Facebook page. Also selling drink mixes in mason jars from margaritas, micheladas, etc.
Slater’s :: Bolton :: Offering pizza, BBQ, and “meals to share” via contact-free pickup and delivery.
Similan Thai Bistro :: Clinton :: Offering takeout Tuesday-Sunday.
Nancy’s Airfield Cafe :: Stow :: Pre-order pickup available on Friday and Saturday.
Comeketo Brazilian Steakhouse :: Leominster :: Online ordering for takeout and delivery.
435 Bar & Grille :: Leominster :: Offering family meals for 4 and full menu for takeout or curbside pickup Sunday-Wednesday.
Since things are constantly changing, be sure to check restaurant websites and Facebook pages for operation updates.
Let us know if you have a favorite spot that should be added to this list!