Houston Restaurants in Downtown & Midtown Offering Pickup & Delivery
This article is made possible by Weights + Measures at 2808 Caroline in midtown Houston. From 7 a.m. to 7:45 pm, this source for breakfast, lunch and dinner has curbside service, takeout and delivery. The W+M Dinner for Two includes fresh, housemade pasta that can be quickly cooked in boiling water at home. Choose from Mixed Lettuce or Caesar Salad; fresh, gluten-free fettuccine, gnocchi or pappardelle, W+M Meatballs & Marinara Sauce or vegetarian marinara sauce. Also be sure and check out the Dessert of the Day. The cost for all this goodness for two is $35. Other favorites include hummus and the signature Carrot Pizza. Weights + Measures is also selling bottles of wine to-go. Call (713) 654-1970 for direct delivery to the 77002, 77004 and 77006! For other areas, order delivery via GrubHub or UberEats.
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Though you may not be able to currently dine in at your favorite restaurants in downtown or midtown Houston, many are offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Ordering from one of the places below is a good way to take a break from cooking while continuing to support local restaurants during this difficult time. If you don’t see one of your beloved eateries, check out the websites and social media.
In addition, we have an ever-growing, citywide list, which includes a convenient map, and several other neighborhood-specific lists (plus, we are adding more every week):
- Our huge, city-wide list
- Restaurants in Montrose and the Museum District
- Restaurants in The Heights and near Washington Avenue
- Restaurants in Memorial and Spring Branch
- Restaurants in the Galleria area
- Restaurants in Chinatown/Asiatown
- Restaurants in Cypress
- Restaurants in Spring
- Restaurants in Katy
- Where to Pick Up Breakfast in Houston
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Adair Downtown, 1000 Louisiana, (713) 554-0006: With a new emphasis on delivery and pick up, this American-style eatery introduced a menu of family-style dinners featuring grilled pesto salmon, pecan-crusted baked chicken, lean turkey meatloaf, green chicken enchiladas and Greek penne pasta. Each entrée comes with your choice of two homemade sides. Check out the curbside menu, which includes breakfast starting at 8 a.m., then call in your order. Delivery is available via Uber Eats, Door Dash and Favor.
Bravery Chef Hall, 409 Travis, (713) 909-0691: Owner Shepard Ross says that the food hall is using current employees to facilitate delivery in the downtown Houston area. Customers can pick up as well, but the dining room is closed until further notice. “We will be monitoring our vendors and all staff daily, taking temperatures, and logging any health issues if they arise,” wrote Ross in an announcement. In addition, the company says that vehicles are cleaned and sanitized after each delivery. Not only can food be delivered from all the in-house food stands — BOH Pasta, The Blind Goat, Kokoro, Atlas Diner and Cherry Block Kitchen — but alcohol in manufacturer-sealed bottles can be included as well.
Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, (832) 879-2802: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, chef Philippe Verpiand’s bistro is offering a limited to-go menu via pickup at curbside or delivered within a five-mile radius by employees. The selections include French onion soup, boeuf Bolognese, lemon sole, braised short ribs, salads and desserts. While you’re at it, don’t pass up the current special of 50% off bottled wine. Delivery is available within five miles. There is a 15-percent delivery charge to help support the staff.
The Breakfast Klub, 3711 Travis, (713) 528-8561: A line of diners usually wraps around the building on the weekends, but now that it’s to-go and delivery only, that isn’t going to be an issue. By far, The Breakfast Klub’s claim to fame when it comes to the morning meal is the Wings and Waffles. At lunchtime, the most popular meal is the Katfish and Grits. The hours are now 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and delivery is also available through Favor, Uber Eats and DoorDash.
Brown Bag Deli, 919 Milam, (713) 224-7000: The customer-favorite jalapeño cheese bread is the way to go for sandwiches — and of course, don’t forget to add a cookie. Call or order online for curbside pick up. Receive a free sandwich with a $50 gift card purchase. Delivery is available in a half-mile radius.
Bovine & Barley, 416 Main, (832) 742-5683: According to Luis Villegas of Eightsix’d Hospitality Group, this downtown bar, which also offers a full menu, is reducing its hours and focusing on to-go orders.
Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, (713) 522-9711: This longtime home of Creole comfort favorites is offering a special carryout and delivery menu of family-style meals, as well as dinner-for-two options. Call to place a pick-up order or get delivery through UberEats.
Café Poêtes, 122 West Gray: (346) 802-4969: This cozy French cafe in Midtown is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call in for curbside pickup and get 10% off. Check the menu online for business lunch specials, quiche, croque monsieur and savory eclairs. Parents who are entertaining kids at home might find the afternoon tea to go to be a wonderful way to engage with them — and perhaps learn some history about the tradition, too. If you’re within three miles, the restaurant will even deliver to you free of charge. Those farther away can order via Favor.
Cloud 10 Creamery, 3201 Louisiana, (713) 485-4770: 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 an area 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.
Coterie, 737 Preston, (346) 204-4495: In addition to excellent espresso beverages made with owner Sean Marshall’s own locally roasted coffee, Fusion Beans, the front pastry case is always full of well-made baked goods. Locally made bread from Breadman Baking Co. is featured chef Adam Dorris’ dishes such as the breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, provolone cheese, bacon, pickled chilies and butter lettuce. The full menu is available online.
Damian’s Cucina Italiana: 3011 Smith, (713) 522-0439: This classic Houston restaurant has been serving Italian fare since 1983. Lasagna Bolognese and Shrimp Damian along with steaks, burgers and other dishes, are available for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Call between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. to order, and don’t forget to ask about the wine and cocktails kits to go.
El Big Bad, 419 Travis St., (713) 229-8181: Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Houston — one with a long history in food — this Tex-Mex restaurant is offering fajita and enchilada dinners, Chicken Soup For Your Soul, chips and queso, margarita kits and beer. All is available for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Just order and pay online. While you’re on their website, you can order a $100 gift certificate and they will load it up with an extra $50.
Finn Hall, 712 Main: We’ve received information from a few of the individual food stands at this downtown food hall as follows:
- Dish Society, (701) 353-5694: Delivery is available via most local delivery apps. For curbside pickup, including select groceries, mention your request when placing phone orders or visit the online order page and add curbside pickup to the notes section.
- Lit Chicken, (832) 537-9968: This is the new home of chefs James Haywood and Ross Coleman, formerly of Kitchen 713. They’re serving up fried chicken and other homey comfort foods. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., orders can be picked up, grabbed curbside, or delivered via the online ordering portal. Payments are accepted over the phone or via cash app. Feeding more than one or two people? Be sure to check out the family style options.
- Yong, 712 Main, (832) 409-7093: Get your fix for flavorful Korean cuisine from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at two locations: downtown in Finn Hall and at Eureka Heights Brewery in the Heights (941 W 18th Street). Order pickup and delivery to enjoy Korean barbecue bowls, double fried chicken with a variety of sauce options, and Chef Daniel Ajtai’s family favorite eggrolls — dubbed Mom’s Eggrolls — stuffed with twelve ingredients. All dishes can be prepared family-style. As bonus, for every $25 spent you will get a $5 gift card for a later purchase. Call for delivery details.
Flip ‘n Patties, 800 Capitol, (832) 582-6178: Offering Filipino street food such as chicken pupu and burgers, this food-truck-turned-brick-and-mortar is used to adapting to its customers’ needs. Now, it is offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Receive 25-percent off online orders by using coupon code BeatCovid. In addition, gift cards are 25-percent off.
Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market, 609 Main, (713) 487-1040: This Southern California concept specializing in well-made sandwiches and salads just came to Houston last year. Open between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., it’s working with DoorDash, Postmates, and Favor for delivery. There’s also an online order form for pickup.
Osso & Kristalla, 1515 Texas, (713) 221-6666: This Italian trattoria helmed by executive chef Danny Trace is offering wood-fired pizzas, wine and more for takeout and curbside delivery. Call to order and pay. Delivery available via DoorDash and UberEats.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 1200 McKinney, (713) 658-1995: The swanky steakhouse offers curbside pickup Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Retrospect Coffee Bar, 3709 La Branch, (713) 993-6600: From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., drop by to take out craft coffee drinks as well as crepes, pastries and paninis.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons, (713) 686-9494: Saint Arnold is always there for us. During this crisis, it is offering an extensive to-go menu, plus some fun to-go combos: pizza plus a six pack for $22, two burgers and fries plus a six pack for $33, and a whole chicken, two sides, and a six pack for $36 (note, chose a six pack from one of the brewery’s year-round beers). To place an order, please call during the following hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, 1510 Texas, (713) 228-1111: Order luxury for curbside pickup and choose from steaks, chops, seafood and more. Wine is 50% off and pairs well with favorites such as Roasted Bacon with Bourbon-Maple Syrup, Classic Wedge with Roquefort, Heartbrand Beef from Harwood, Texas and Duck Fat Potatoes. Don’t forget the cheesecake (and the chef might even have homemade cookies to go). Pay by phone and pickup from 5 to 9 p.m. See the full menu online.