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Houston Restaurants in The Heights Offering Pick-Up & Delivery

fried chicken at Harold's

Fried chicken at Harold's Restaurant & Tap Room. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Posted: March 20, 2020 at 2:19 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

This article is sponsored by reader Lisa Hopkins who has lived in Houston for almost 20 years and in the Heights area for 10 years. One of her favorite things about Houston is its incredible food, restaurant and bar scene, and she’s proud to support local neighborhood spots and independent journalism. When she’s not following all of the latest food news, she works in digital marketing at Stacey E. Burke, PC. She encourages everyone in Houston to keep ordering curbside, takeout and delivery for as long as possible to keep our vibrant restaurant industry alive!

Restaurant dining rooms across the state are shuttered but most still have their registers, curbs and kitchens open, adapting to the ever-changing challenges of the coronavirus crisis.

Many food establishments in the Greater Heights are now offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. If you are looking for a break from cooking or some comfort food during these trying times, we’ve pulled together a list of places providing those services

Need to find a spot in your neighborhood? Check out our ever-growing master list. Plus, we will be adding new individual neighborhood lists regularly, so check back often.

A suggestion: to get maximum dollars to the restaurant and save yourself delivery fees, the best way to order is to call and then pick it up. Many establishments are even offering curbside delivery and will bring it straight to your car. (The exception is if the restaurant is using its own employees for delivery, in which case, delivery is helping keep them employed. If that’s the case — don’t forget to tip since they’re not waiting tables right now!) However, using a third-party delivery service is better than nothing.

Also, consider buying gift cards from your favorites now. This is a crushingly difficult time for the restaurant and bar industry, and every dollar counts. Sufficient support from customers means these places will still be here when COVID-19 is just an ugly memory. For additional ways to help, you can read here.

Important update: On March 20, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a waiver allowing restaurants with the proper licenses to deliver alcoholic beverages. TABC media relations officer Chris Porter clarified this rule, saying “The Governor’s waiver allows to-go sales of alcoholic beverages in their manufacturer-sealed containers only.” The TABC notice on this issue is available online. Porter added, “As before, locations with a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Permit can continue to sell growlers to-go as they did previously.

Restaurant and bar owners offering pickup or delivery can email us for a form and request to be added.

Alice Blue, 250 West 19th, (713) 864-2050: Starting with breakfast at 8 a.m., Alice Blue is offering comforting meals all day for pickup — they even have a convenient pickup window for breakfast — or direct delivery within 3 miles, for longer distances use DoorDash or Postmates. Options, available in individual portions or family-style, include fried chicken, lasagna bolognese, short ribs and more. Call to place your order.

Antidote Coffee, 729 Studewood, (713) 861-7400: Open 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Antidote is offering takeout coffee, beer, wine, and tasty treats.

B & B Butchers & Restaurant, 1814 Washington Avenue, (713) 862-1814: Benjamin Berg’s original Houston restaurant has a special Take-Home Dinner for Two that includes steak, two appetizers, three sides and two desserts for $135. Orders are taken by phone and walk-ins are also welcome. Call upon arrival for curbside pickup. Favor and DoorDash will deliver, but those with orders of at least $100 and within three miles of the restaurant can get free delivery. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BB’s Tex-Orleans, 2701 White Oak, (713) 868-8000: Craving some Cajun, the Heights outpost of this mini-chain, which serves a Texas twist on Southwest Louisiana fare, is offering a limited to-go menu that includes fun family packs. To order, call or visit the website.

Bungalow Heights, 1919 Beall, (832) 582-7903: The Shady Acres gastropub is open from 12 to 8 p.m., offering takeout and curbside pickup (call on arrival), on dishes such as waffle nachos, the Hangover Burger, chicken tenders and other casual fare.

Burger Joint Heights, 2002 North Shepherd, (713) 485-6734: This newly opened spin-off of the Montrose original has delights such as the Dry-Aged Cowboy Burger and Mahi Mahi Sandwich for online ordering and pick up, or delivery via UberEats and DoorDash. The hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and there’s a special curbside to-go happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m Monday through Friday. During that time, bottles of wine are $15.   Walk-in or call-in customers get a free $5 gift card for every $20 spent. For curbside pickup, pull into one of the reserved, north-facing parking spots. Updated 3/23/20, 8:28 a.m.

Cavatore, 2120 Ella, (713) 869-6622: Pasta dishes, salads, pizzas and Italian favorites such as eggplant Parmesan, sausage and peppers, and chicken picatta are available for curbside pickup (call up on arrival), takeout and delivery. As a bonus, for every $100 purchase, get a $25 gift card for a future visit.

The Classic, 5922 Washington (713) 868-1131: According to a representative, the restaurant is temporarily closed. The Classic is offering limited to-go and curbside service as well as a Hunker Down menu with either roasted or fried chicken via online ordering, phone orders and DoorDash. The Hunker Down packs can feed a family of four for $100. Each order also include that most-precious commodity while supplies last: a roll of toilet paper. Restaurant self-delivery on orders of $50 or more is free; distance is three miles but can be longer for larger orders. The hours for now are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Milk chocolate ice cream at Cloud 10 Creamery

Milk chocolate ice cream at Cloud 10 Creamery. Courtesy photo.

Cloud 10 Creamery, 711 Heights, (713) 485-5106: With innovative flavors such as Cafe Sua Da and PB&J and old-school standards like Mint Chocolate Chip, Chris Leung’s ice cream shop quickly became a Heights favorite. Those flavors and more are still available (12 to 10 p.m.) for take out and delivery because we all still need a little sweet relief during these trying times. Stop by for takeout or order for delivery via UberEats or Postmates. Plus, 15 percent of all gift card purchases will be tipped to staff, so stock up on those birthday presents now.

Click Virtual Food Hall: Chef Gabriel Medina’s meal service has implemented “touchless” delivery. Co-owner Steven Salazar says that drivers are now simply placing the bag on the front step, ringing the bell or knocking and then walking away.

Coltivare, 3320 White Oak, (713) 637-4095: Agricole Hospitality’s restaurant featuring Italian-inspired fare made with local ingredients is facilitating takeout with “back door pickups.” Check out the menu online, then call to order.

Dolce Neve, 4721 North Main, 832-767-2183: This neighborhood gelato shop serves unique flavor combinations often created from local ingredients. Everyone needs a treat right now, so call to place an order for curbside pick up. They are offering cups, pints and quarts from a list of 12 flavors, posted daily on Facebook and Instagram stories. You can also choose a gelato sandwiches or gelato pops.

EggHaus, 2042 East T C Jester, (713) 489-6719: Place an order online or by phone for pick-up and receive 20 percent off with code HTX.

Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale, (832) 767-4002: Though the bar is closed the food truck is open for takeout (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and delivery (4 to 7 p.m.) from Shepherd to Studewood, I-10 to 610.

Elliot’s Table, 465 T C Jester, (713) 485- 0340: Kicked-up comfort food favorites such as shrimp and grits and Crow’s Fried Chicken are on the on the menu, and deliveries are offered on a case-by-case basis. But takeout and curbside are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the restaurant has designated parking spots for curbside pickup. Guests can also purchase gift cards.

FM Kitchen & Bar, 1112 Shepherd, (832) 804-6006: This burger and southern food restaurant near Washington Avenue has burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads and desserts ready for pickup and delivery. Walk-in and phone-in orders get 20% off; online customers can get the same discount by entering the code FM2020. Special brunch items for the weekend are an Egg Biscuit and Chicken Fried Biscuit. In addition to all of that, FM Kitchen is also taking 20% off gift cards for later use. The hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and delivery is available via Favor, Uber Eats, Doordash and Grubhub.

Milk Chocolate Stout Ice Cream at Fat Cat Creamery

Fat Cat Creamery’s Chocolate Milk Stout in a cone. Courtesy photo.

Fat Cat Creamery, 1901 North Shepherd, (713) 869-1080: Everyone needs a little fat cat love in their life during these trying times and, now, you can get it delivered right to your door or stop by the shop for takeout ice cream. Its popular, enduring flavors include Amaya Coffee & Cream and Milk Chocolate Stout, plus there are sundaes and shakes, too.  Delivery is available via Favor, which has waived their commission fees for partners. Call upon arrival for curbside service. The hours are currently Monday through Friday from noon to 10 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Field & Tides, 705 E 11th, (713) 861-6143: With the exception of raw bar items, such as oysters, the full lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus are available. (Tip: for lunch, take advantage of the $20 business meal that includes a choice of soup or salad and an entrée.) In addition, wines by the bottle are available for takeout and curbside pickup. Field & Tides is also offering delivery to The Heights, Hunters Creek, Spring Valley and Montrose. A $20 minimum is required and there is a $5 delivery fee.

Flying Fish, 1815 North Durham, (713) 377-9919: It’s easy to feed a few − or a crowd − with Gulf Coast dishes from this casual seafood shack. Family meals with catfish or fried shrimp come with hushpuppies and French fries. Anyone who buys a $100 gift card gets an additional card worth $25. Curbside pickup is available and gusts can call when they arrive. Delivery is offered through UberEats.

Golden Bagels & Coffee, 3119 White Oak, (346) 240-3780: Update, 3/23/20, 10:42 a.m.  Make fans with whoever you’re quarantined with by getting a dozen bagels and goodly tub of cream cheese. The popular bagels, spreads, and coffee drinks are now available via online ordering at this Heights fan-favorite. A variety pack of six bagels will set you back a mere $5. Some of the flavors include Honey Whole Wheat, Garlic Onion and the essential Everything bagel. Both physical and digital gift cards are available, and delivery can be had via Favor. The somewhat abbreviated hours for now are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hot dogs, chips and a brew at Good Dog Houston. Photo by Squash Blossom MKTING + PR.

Good Dog Houston, 903 Studewood, (832) 800-3647: Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., hot dogs and other casual comfort dishes are available for delivery via UberEats. Takeout is available and so is curbside pickup, just call when you arrive. In addition, Good Dog is also selling produce, prepared food and a few household items. So now, you can stock up on groceries and get hot dogs.

La Grande Rue, 1344 Yale, (346) 802-2845: This wine bar, which also serves tapas, is offering a free cheese pizza lunch for kids as well as 25-percent off food for bar and restaurant industry professionals. Wine by the bottle is 40-percent off, too. Call ahead and pay by phone to arrange curbside pickup or delivery within The Heights.

Local Foods, 714 Yale: Customers can order for delivery from a limited to-go menu as well as a Hunker Down menu. Orders can be placed via DoorDash or call for free direct delivery on orders of $50 or more. In addition, customers can also support this area favorite by purchasing gift cards via its website: a $100 gift card will receive a $25 bonus gift card and a $200 gift card gets $75 bonus card.

Hando, a restaurant specializing in sushi hand rolls like this one, is coming to the Heights. Photo by Al Torres Photography.

Hando, 518 West 11th, (713) 393-7425: This recently opened restaurant specializing in sushi handrolls is offering takeout as well as delivery via UberEats, Postmates and GrubHub.

Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room, 350 West 19th: Pickup and curbside delivery is available from Harold’s, as well as third-party delivery via Uber, Door Dash and Favor. All pickup and takeout orders of $50 or more will receive a $20 gift certificate. Harold’s is also able to deliver wine and beer. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Helen in the Heights, 1111 Studewood, (832) 582-7146: Enjoy Greek fare from this spin-off of the Rice Village original from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Various daily specials are being offered. (Just as an example, this past Wednesday pick-up orders were 15% off.) The restaurant can deliver directly to you if you live within three miles. Visit the website to view the menus, including the new prix fixe family to-go packs.

Hughies, 1802 W 18th, (713) 869-1830: The original Hughie’s in the Heights is offering curbside pickup of its Vietnamese-American fare from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Just call upon arrival. In addition, guests can get growler refills or pick up a new growler. There are beer specials during the week and half-priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Hugs and Donuts, 1901 North Shepherd, (713) 485-6443: Call this purveyor of big, beautiful doughnuts to place an order for pickup between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also available are freshly brewed coffee and kolaches. Call upon arrival and the order will be brought right to your car. Get a mixed dozen for a combination of inventive flavors such as Maple Bacon, Biscoff, Strawberry Shortcake, Thai Tea Crunch, the Homer doughnut and Carrot Cake. If you’re in The Heights, call and the shop can deliver. Outside the area, get delivery from Favor, DoorDash or UberEats.

Jax Grill, 1613 Shepherd, (713) 861-5529: From noon until 8 p.m. get free delivery of orders of $40 or more. (Orders must be received no later than 7 p.m.)The casual fare includes The Best Smoked Corn and Chicken Chowder (yes, that is the actual name) and the namesake Jax Burger. Deliveries are also available via DoorDash or Favor. View the Heights menu online.

Juice Girl, 238 W 19th, (713) 478-7486: This shop known for its fresh juice is delivering to Houston, The Woodlands, Sugarland and Katy on Tuesdays and Fridays. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance and the minimum order is a six-pack of juice. Throughout the week, pickup is also available at the shop; call for curbside service. Owner Gretchen Todd says some of the popular selections include Green Glow, Energize, Motor Oil, Turmeric Latte, Iced Matcha Latte and the Avocado & Chickpea Toast.

Ka Sushi, 1901 North Shepherd, (832) 879-2118: From 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., order and pay by phone for curbside pickup, or place and order for takeout.

King’s BierHaus, 2044 East T.C. Jester, (281) 990-3042: Customers can text a to-go order to (281) 967-1498 or order online. Use code “HTX” for 20-percent off all items.

Kojak’s Fine Foods, 1912 West 18th, (713) 426-1800: Orders of $75 or more get free delivery of familiar classics such as Parmesan chicken, enchiladas, gyros and more. GrubHub can deliver smaller orders. Kids eat free with the purchase of a grown-up meal. (We’ve asked about the free delivery distance and age limit for the kids deal and will update; in the meantime, call.) On Wednesday, March 25, Kojak’s Fine Foods will offer a “Holiday Dinner” to bring a little comfort (food) and joy to the community – featuring turkey, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, a roll and gravy for just $10. For every special meal purchased, Jake’s is giving a donation to the Houston Food Bank. The operating hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Maison Pucha Bistro, 1001 Studewood, (713) 637-4976: The Pucha brothers’ restaurant has a menu that ranges from a casual lamb burger to elegant Trout Almondine. The full menu can be perused online. Get a $20 gift card for an order of $80 or more and use it later to dine in. Delivery is available via UberEats and DoorDash. Order earlier in the day for dinner than usual, as hours are temporarily abbreviated hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Melange Creperie, 711 Heights: Curbside delivery is available, as is delivery through DoorDash. That said, If you’re not getting restaurant food right now but still want to lend support, gift cards can be purchased online.

Morningstar, 4721 North Main, (832) 806-1115: If you are looking for coffee and doughnuts, order takeout by calling the shop or order for delivery via GrubHub.

Asahikawa-style ramen at Ninja Ramen

Asahikawa-style ramen at Ninja Ramen. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Ninja Ramen, 4219 Washington, (281) 888-5873: The Japanese ramen and whiskey bar is offering to-go orders from  5 p.m. to midnight. Call and place your order by phone, then call again upon arrival so your order can be brought right now. If you order food, you can also add beer, wine or other bottled alcohol to your order thanks by a recent waiver by the State of Texas. Delivery is available via UberEats and Favor; DoorDash is coming soon.

Poítin Bar and Kitchen, 2313 Edwards, (713) 470-6686: Update, 3/30/20, 12:20 p.m.: Temporarily closed according to a nearby business owner. Enjoy executive chef Dominick Lee’s Southern-inspired fare between noon and 9 p.m. Carryout, curbside pickup and delivery are all available, and no dish is over $15. Order delivery via Uber Eats, GrubHub, Doordash or Favor.

Rainbow Lodge smoked duck gumbo

The signature smoked duck gumbo at Rainbow Lodge is a fantastic way to start any celebratory meal. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella (713) 861-8666: Enjoy Lodge favorites at home such as Smoked Duck Gumbo, chicken fried steak (beef or venison), grilled wild game, Caesar salad, gluten-free lemon icebox pie and more. There are also complete meal packages for one, two, three and four people. View the menu online, call to place an order and conveniently pay by phone. Pull through the valet entrance and they’ll bring the order out to your car — along with a free $20 food gift card for your next dine-in visit. The hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (final pickup is 7:30 p.m.) and 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A 10% service fee will be added at checkout to help take care of the staff.

Revival Market, 550 Heights, (713) 880-8463: Takeout and delivery is available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., including beer and wine. Delivery area is limited to the Heights, Montrose, Timbergrove and vicinity.

Samurai Noodle, 1801 Durham, (832) 879-2982: Serving comforting bowls of ramen, Samurai is offering pick up by customers (call to place an order) or delivery via UberEats, GrubHub, ChowNow, DoorDash, PostMates and Favor.

Savoir, 1344 Yale, (346) 8022842: This Eurpoean-style wine bistro is offering takeout and curbside pickup for lunch and dinner and delivery to Heights residents. Call between 12 and 8 p.m. to place your order. Parents take note: you can get a free cheese pizza for your kids if you order lunch. Plus, hospitality professionals get 25-percent off all food.

Maltagliati Pasta at Squable. Photo by David Leftwich.

Squable, 632 W 19th, (832) 834-7362: Named the best new restaurant of 2019 by Houston Food Finder, this Justin Yu-Bobby Heugel joint has been serving up chef Mark Clayton and baker Drew Gimma creative fare for over a year. Now, they are focused on a limited to-go menu that includes there already-famous burger that is smothered in raclette and half off there wine list. To order food to be ready between 5 and 10 p.m., call or visit the website. (Note, wine must be ordered online.)

Sticky’s Chicken, 2311 Edwards, (713) 703-5230: Update, 3/30/20, 12:20 p.m.: Temporarily closed according to a nearby business owner. The specialties at this recently opened storefront include chicken wings and a variety of sandwiches. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., call for curbside pickup or get delivery via Uber Eats.

Studewood Cantine, 1111 Studewood, (713) 864-1100: Along with its full menu, which includes crawfish and Tex-Mex, there are beers and margarita set-ups available to go and for delivery. The restaurant is self-delivering within a 10-mile radius, and Favor, GrubHub and DoorDash work for farther distances.

Superica, 1801 North Shepherd, (713) 955-3215: National chef and restaurateur Ford Fry’s casual Tex-Mex spot for classic enchiladas, tacos and more has takeout available. Order and pay by phone or online and call upon arrival to have your order brought out.

Tony’s Mexican Restaurant, 2222 Ella, (713) 862-6516: Known for its enchiladas, fajitas and nachos, the Tex-Mex restaurant is giving out  $5 gift cards with every to-go and delivery order. Delivery is via DoorDash and available within a five-mile radius. For curbside or take out, call ahead or place your order online.

Urban Eats, 3414 Washington Avenue, (832) 834-4417: Urban Eats is part restaurant and part well-curated market. That means that from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., customers can pick up deli meats and cheeses as well as pre-prepared meals by the pound. Wine is 25 to 50% off and plenty of locally brewed beers are available, too. There’s an online ordering page and delivery is available via DoorDash, GrubHub, Favor.

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  • March 20, 2020 at 4:28 pm Michael Graves

    How could you miss Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar on Studewood? They have a great to-go menu and discounts on bottles, too.

    • March 23, 2020 at 12:38 pm Phaedra Cook

      Because we have about 150 restaurants wanting to be added to our master list as well as our neighborhood lists, a limited number of people working on the massive task of putting this info into written form and very little financial support from the same industry that we write about all the time. We’ll get to it, but people need to be patient.