With the ongoing crisis, many OC restaurants had to temporarily close their doors to the public, but people still want to eat! The Good News is that many are still offering take-out or delivery for those to indulge at home!
Are you planning on doing a roundup of OC restaurants that are offering alternatives to dining in? Please let me know if you need any additional information or photos– we’d love your help supporting local businesses during this time.
Curry Up Now (Irvine Spectrum)
It’s time to spice up social distancing! You can enjoy flavorful, creative Indian eats from Curry Up Now without ever having to leave the comfort of home. Located at the Irvine Spectrum, Curry Up Now is an innovative Indian fast casual eatery that is known for its creative approach to classic Indian flavors with menu items such as the Tikka Masala Burrito, Sexy Fries, and Naughty Naan. Through the Curry Up Now app, those looking for Indian eats can order take-out and delivery options–with some great deals! Use code DELIVERUPNOW for $20 off your next 4 delivery fees on the app! Not on the app yet? Download it now and receive $5 off your first order with code CURRYUP5!
SAJJ Mediterranean (Irvine)
Craving something on the healthier side? SAJJ Mediterranean is known for its healthy, customizable Mediterranean cuisine, unique to each guest’s preferences. Guests can choose their format (salad, sajj wrap, pita sandwich or grain bowl) and top it with Mediterranean-inspired proteins like chicken kabobs and steak shawarma, and finish it with a variety of toppings, sauces, and chutneys that are all made with the freshest ingredients available. Using the SAJJ Street Eats app, take advantage of Buy One Entree, Get One Free through April 1st! Families can also enjoy the Feast For 4 deal which includes falafel, chicken shawarma, rice, hummus, tzatziki, mixed green salad, lentil soup, pita bread, and sajj sauces–all for $29.95!
The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar (Yorba Linda & Rancho Santa Margarita)
Dine with The Blind Pig Kitchen+Bar from the comfort of your own home with Chef-driven, pre-prepped dinner items! A la carte dinner options are available to purchase by the quart, or by the pound for those looking to stock up. Guests are welcome to call from 12-8 p.m. to pre-order and pick up from 3-7 p.m., Monday-Friday. New menus will drop every Sunday! Wine and beer bottles will be available for purchase, as well as pre-batched mixes in order to create a perfectly balanced cocktail at home — just add your favorite spirit! And for guests looking for alternative ways to support local businesses, The Blind Pig will be offering 20% off gift cards to be used for future use.
The Butchery (Brea, Costa Mesa, and Crystal Cove)
Shop local to stock up on your meat and grocery staples at The Butchery. All locations are still open, with fully stocked shelves offering a wide variety of high-quality beef, pork, poultry, pre-marinated meats, locally-made sausages, ground beef prepared in-house, and a full deli case of charcuterie meats and artisan cheeses. Their selection also extends to specialty grocery items like marinades, spice blends and seasonings, deli accompaniments, and a curated assortment of hard-to-find craft beers and wines.
Old Vine Kitchen + Bar (Costa Mesa)
Old Vine Kitchen + Bar is now offering “Heat and Serve” meals to-go! Their to-go menu consists of cinnamon rolls, chile verde quiche & potatoes, spicy pork and beans with a side of cornbread, and lasagna with fresh baked focaccia. Old Vine’s Six for Sixty wine packages are also available for pickup, and come complete with tasting notes and suggested food pairings. All menu items serve 6, and orders must be placed 24 hours in advance by calling (714) 545-1411, or by emailing [email protected].
Coastal Kitchen (Dana Point)
Coastal Kitchen is offering take-out menu options from 4-8pm nightly! From starters and salads, to entrees and sandwiches, and most importantly, DESSERT, Coastal Kitchen offers a variety of to-go options that can be easily ordered by calling (949) 449-2822. For the full menu, please go to http://coastalkitchendanapoint.com/.
Slater’s 50/50 (Huntington Beach)
Slater’s 50/50 in Huntington Beach is offering a variety of ways to order your favorite ‘slaterized’ grub to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Through March 27, the restaurant is offering $15 off orders of $75 or more, and also offering a FREE kids’ meal with the purchase of any adult entree. The Huntington Beach location also offers the convenience of curbside pickup so guests can simply drive up to the restaurant and receive their order without ever leaving their car. Slater’s 50/50 in Huntington Beach can be contacted at (714) 594-5730 and is located at 17071 Beach Blvd. on the corner of Beach Blvd. and Warner Ave.
Daphne’s (Irvine, Tustin, Quail Hill, and Lake Forest)
In need of a healthier option? Daphne’s is known for its flavorful Greek cuisine made with healthy, fresh ingredients. Enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean and order online through their website for curbside pickup and take-out options! Receive $5 off the Family Feast for take-out with code FAM500 and $2 off Adult Entrees with code LS444.
Marie Callender’s (Multiple locations in OC)
The beloved pie makers at Marie Callender’s are offering a FREE whole pie with any takeout order of $25 or more. To get a slice of this deal, call your nearest Marie Callender’s location to place your order for pickup. If you have to stay inside and order-in, it might as well come with a homemade whole pie of your choosing! Visit www.mariecallenders.com for more information and a full list of restaurant locations.
Farmer Boys (Multiple locations in OC)
Farmer Boys is offering its award-winning burgers and farm fresh fare via the convenience of phone orders, carryout, and drive-thru service (at applicable restaurants). All of Farmer Boys’ farm fresh fare is available at all locations, including award-winning burgers, all day breakfast, hand-chopped salads, stacked sandwiches, and more. Visit www.farmerboys.com for list of locations.
Mess Hall Market (Tustin) and TRADE Food Hall (Irvine) have temporarily closed their dining room to the public but the following concepts are currently offering delivery & take out for those craving worldly eats:
Craving Japanese RAMEN? HiroNori to the rescue! Fresh cut noodle, handmade broth, and options created for vegans that want to join in on the fun, these dishes are made with passion and technique from two chefs who have more than 15 years of ramen experience! Place an order through www.hironori.com for take out, or get it delivered through ChowNow, DoorDash, or Postmates!
Let Portside Fish Co. satisfy all seafood cravings! Dedicated to serving the freshest of seafood in Orange County, Chef Fernando and the rest of the team are committed to their menu filled with flavor combinations, as well as showing true love for classics! Guests can order dishes such as fish and chips, calamari, fish tacos, lobster platters and more! Place a takeout order by calling (949) 536-5660 or get it delivered through Postmates, Doordash, UberEats, and GrubHub!
KRISP brings premium coffee, tea, pastries, and a variety of fresh made-to-order foods — superfood bowls, smoothies, and avocado toasts — with convenient grab-and-go options, like our croissant sandwiches and salads! Guests can order for take-out or get it delivered right to their door through DoorDash, Postmates, and Yelp.
Union Market (Mission Viejo)
Fresh, simple, and local, R.T.E. is continuing to bring the best of BBQ-on-a-stick and are now accepting pre-orders for take-out and delivery. Online pre-ordering can be made through their site and can be scheduled for pick-up the next day. Don’t feel like waiting? Deliveries will be available through GrubHub and Doordash during selected hours! For pre-orders and gift card purchases, please visit www.rterestaurant.com. Along with their menu, R.T.E is offering Ramen Kits for those looking to prepare their meals at home! The kit comes with noodles, soup, bamboo shoots, nori and scallions. For more information, and to place an order, please text (949)229-6879.