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Some of Our Favorite DC-Area Restaurants Are Offering Takeout and Delivery (Updated)

The best quarantine takeout options in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Roast chicken with lemon at Nina May. Photograph by Scott Suchman
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More and more restaurants are offering takeout and no-contact delivery—from casual neighborhood spots to Michelin-starred dining rooms. Here are a few of our favorites in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We’ll update this post as more options become available.

DC Restaurants

ABC Pony
2 I St., SE
The Asian-meets-Italian Navy Yard cafe offers its daytime menu—egg-drop soup, fusilli with white bolognese, spaghetti with XO sauce—for pickup or delivery via Caviar.

Albi
1346 Fourth St., SE
Michael Rafidi’s long-awaited Levantine restaurant in Navy Yard was only open for a short time, but I fell hard for dishes like pear fattoush, barbecue lamb ribs, and carrots with dates and labne. They’re doing both $40 three-course dinners and lunchtime shawarmas (chicken thigh and harissa pork belly) Wednesday through Sunday. Call 202-921-9592 or order here. They’ll also deliver to nearby apartments.

Fried chicken with gochujang and Alabama white barbecue sauce at Anju. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Anju
1805 18th St., NW
One of the best things I ate last year was Anju’s gochujang-glazed fried chicken, drizzled in Alabama-style white barbecue sauce—in fact, it was one of the (many) reasons we named it DC’s #1 restaurant. That super-crunchy bird, along with the equally excellent ssam board and dumplings, is available for pick-up and delivery via Caviar.

Annabelle
2132 Florida Ave., NW
Burgers, bolognese, and Frank Ruta’s famed roast chicken is being packaged for carryout and curbside pickup at this elegant Dupont newcomer. Available between noon and 8 PM. Call 202-916-5675 for pick-up, order via Caviar for delivery.

Bantam King
501 G St., NW
Chicken comes in a few forms at this Japanese fast-casual in Penn Quarter. There’s the very comforting ramen, the very crisp fried chicken, and the punchy gyoza. You definitely want a side of the decadent rice, topped with—you guessed it—chicken drippings. Order directly from the restaurant for pickup and via Caviar and UberEats for delivery.

Bistro Aracosia
5100 MacArthur Blvd., NW
This Afghan gem in the Palisades draws from a trove of heirloom recipes to create creamy stews, refreshing salads and dips, and some of the best manti around. The entire menu is available for lunch and dinner carryout, and they also offer family-style meals with vegetarian and vegan options available, and raw, marinated meats to cook at home. Call the restaurant directly at 202-363-0400 to order pickup or delivery (only within a one mile radius, with two hours advance notice).

Everything bagels at Call Your Mother in Park View. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Call Your Mother
3301 Georgia Ave., NW (Park View); 701 Eighth St., SE (Capitol Hill)
A short roster of bagels and cream cheese are on the menu at this Park View deli and its new Capitol Hill sibling. Go for the rounds coated in everything spice or zaatar. Order online by 2 PM for next-day pickup.

Cane
403 H St., NE
Peter Prime’s Trinidadian destination on H Street, Northeast is offering both regular and family-style lunches and dinners. His snapper escoveitch, a centerpiece of one of the sharable meals, was one of our best dishes of 2019. Jerk wings, doubles, pepperpot, and the regular and vegetarian tiffin boxes are also on our must-order list. Available for pickup and delivery via Caviar.

Chez Billy Sud
1039 31st St., NW
Feeling a trip to Paris? This snug Georgetown bistro is doing takeout versions of cheese plates, duck confit, and raclette-topped burgers. Call 202-965-2606 Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 8 PM.

Chloe
1331 Fourth St., SE
Haidar Karoum’s tahini-covered fried cauliflower is one of my top five vegetable dishes in the entire city. It, along with his spice roasted chicken, freshly made ricotta, and other eclectic American dishes are now available for pickup and delivery via Caviar. You can also call the restaurant directly for pickup orders: 202-313-7007.

Spam Fried Rice. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Spam fried rice at Coconut Club. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Coconut Club
540 Penn St., NE
Adam Greenberg isn’t just doing Spam fried rice, coconut chicken, and giant pina coladas at his Union Market hangout. Along with those usuals, you’ll also find DIY lobster roll kits, themed menus (like one devoted to Italian American hits), pints of chicken and tuna salad, and even plants from Logan Circle’s Little Leaf shop. A new menu comes out each Monday at noon; order 24 hours in advance for pickup and delivery.

Compass Rose
1346 T St., NW
The carryout offerings at Rose Previte’s dining room, devoted to international street snacks, are as eclectic as the place’s regular menu. Choose from banh mi, khachapuri, curried lamb, and more. Order here between noon and 8 PM.

Convivial
801 O St., NW
Cedric Maupillier has gone full-throttle French at his Shaw bistro. Miraculously, a steak frites, a fried-fish sandwich, and even a floating island from this kitchen travelled beautifully on a recent evening. Order via Caviar and UberEats (delivery) and Tock (curbside pickup). Or call 202-525-2870.

The catfish slider at the Dabney in Shaw. Photograph by Scott Suchman

The Dabney
122 Blagden Alley, NW
Have you tried the catfish slider at Jeremiah Langhorne’s mid-Atlantic-accented dining room in Shaw? It’s reason enough to order the $45 three-course menu here. The dinner is available for pickup between 4 and 8 PM; phone orders are taken starting at 11 AM at 202-450-1015, or order via Tock. Wines and bottled cocktails are available also.

El Sol 
1227 11th St., NW
Jessica and Alfredo Solis’s excellent tacos and massive tortas are available for pickup at both the original DC restaurant and the new Vienna location.

Emilie’s
1101 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Kevin Tien’s Hill hotspot as turned into a carryout with a Vietnamese menu, freshly baked bread, and discounted wine. I can vouch for the deliciousness of the pork banh mi, cherry pepper pimiento cheese, and campfire marshmallow ice cream. Available daily from 10:30 to 8 PM for pickup and delivery via Doordash.

Emmy Squared
1924 Eighth St., NW
The Detroit-by-way-of-Brooklyn pizza shop in Shaw specializes in thick, pillowy pies with toppings like vodka sauce (get it) and pepperoni with pickled jalapeños (also get it). I like to pre-game with the Brussels sprouts salad. Available for pickup and delivery via Caviar and UberEats Wednesday through Sunday

Estadio
1520 14th St., NW
The Logan Circle Spanish mainstay is offering whole and half paellas, small plates, and sangria for dinner pickup Tuesday through Saturday. Order here.

Ribs, sprayed in pickle brine, go into the smoker around noon.
Barbecue at Federalist Pig in Adams Morgan. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Federalist Pig/Fedwich
1654 Columbia Rd., NW (Federalist Pig); 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW (Fedwich)
The Adams Morgan barbecue carryout is open for scheduled, contact-free pickups and delivery via Postmates. Go for the weekly special sandwiches, ribs, and dry-rubbed wings. The team just opened Fedwich, a sandwich pop-up with burgers, cheesesteaks, and half-smokes, out of the Kramerbooks space in Dupont Circle.

Fiola Mare
3100 K St., NW
Fabio Trabocchi’s glitzy Georgetown waterfront restaurant now offers curbside pickup. There are $75 four-course menus for two, cheeses and salumi, bottles of wine and spirits, and batched negronis and Manhattans. You can also order market baskets of ingredients from the restaurant’s vendors and farmers. Pickup is Wednesday through Sunday between 4 and 7 PM (order by 3 PM for same day pickup).

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Garden District
1801 14th St., NW
Barbecue sandwiches, fried pickles, and one of the city’s top burgers are all on the pick-up menu at this 14th Street beer garden. Grab some beer, cider, and/or wine, too. Order here, or call 202-695-2626.

Ivy and Coney
1537 Seventh St., NW
Jonesing for a Chicago dog? This Shaw bar is offering those, plus wings, Italian beef sandwiches, and smash burgers for takeout and delivery via Grubhub.

Izakaya Seki
1117 V St., NW
This beloved izakaya is serving up bento boxes, plus beer and sake for pickup at either the restaurant or delivery in collaboration with wine shop Domestique. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday (the pickup window is between 3 and 6 PM). Order online or call 202-538-0321.

Jaleo
480 Seventh St., NW
José Andrés’s tapas mainstay just reopened for delivery and pickup. There are cheese plates, jamon-and-manchego sandwiches, and an array of classic Spanish small plates (excellent gambas al ajillo). You can also get sangria, a gin and tonic, a couple wines, and beer. Delivery is available through Doordash and UberEats.

Stone crabs at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab in downtown DC. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Joe’s Prime Steak, Seafood, and Stone Crab
750 15th St., NW
The Miami-born steak-and-seafood house gets an A+ for its delivery packaging—they even include the excellent bread basket (which makes a great breakfast). My favorites: stone crab claws delivered on ice, the bacon-heavy wedge salad, the extra-tangy slaw, and the apple and Boston cream pies (view the full menu here). Daily 11:30 AM to 9 PM. Call 202-489-0140 or order via UberEats.

Kaliwa
751 Wharf St.,  SW
Chef Cathal Armstrong has changed up his Thai/Korean/Filipino menu and is now offering an array of hearty, feel-good food: Southern fried chicken, penang chicken, and pulled-pork sandwiches. A couple things I’m glad he kept around: the lush, spicy crab curry and the Korean-style chicken sandwich. Order directly for pickup and delivery from the Wharf restaurant (call 202-516-4739 or email togo@kaliwadc.com), or go through UberEats.

Kinship
1015 Seventh St., NW
Wednesday through Sunday, Eric Ziebold and his team offer to-go dinners at his Shaw French/American spot. There’s an emphasis on simple comfort food: Think more cassoulet and roast chicken, less chips and caviar or foie gras lobes. You can also add on ready-to-bake cookies. Pickup between 5 and 6 PM. Order via Tock.

Komi/Happy Gyro
1509 17th St., NW
Johnny Monis is temporarily closing Komi and, in its place, bringing back his wildly successful all-vegetarian Happy Gyro. On the menu: gyros, carrot half-smokes, and celery-root reubens. Plus, bottles of wine are 4o percent off. Order carryout online Tuesday through Saturday between 5 and 9 PM.

Lapis
1847 Columbia Rd., NW
The Adams Morgan Afghan dining room is offering freezer-friendly meals along with lunch, brunch, and dinner menus—and beer and wine—for delivery or curbside pickup. Go for the dips, the dumplings, and veggie-forward stews. Call 202-299-9630.

The buttery warm shrimp salad at Le Diplomate in Logan Circle. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Le Diplomate
1601 14th St., NW
Stephen Starr’s French bistro is making a comeback Wednesday, April 22 with an abbreviated menu, delivery, and a takeout window. The famed burger is in the opening lineup, as is roast chicken, the lemony trout amandine, warm shrimp salad, and a selection of cheeses.

Little Serow
1511 17th St., NW
The fiery flavors—and the famed (and mild!) Mekong whiskey ribs—at this Northern/Northeastern Thai dining room are available for pickup Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 PM.  Order here.

Makan
3400 11th St., NW
James Wozniak had just debuted this much anticipated Malaysian restaurant in Columbia Heights when the shutdown happened. It’s since reopened for takeout and delivery.

Masseria
1340 Fourth St., NE
Nick Stefanelli is launching a home-delivery operation out of his chic Italian dining room near Union Market. Starting Tuesday, March 17, the restaurant will deliver dinners for two ($85) between 4 and 6 PM. He’ll offer a different entree each night, with an optional wine pairing. Tuesday’s menu features roasted whole chicken with roasted potatoes and spring panzanella. Call 202-608-1330 or order through the restaurant’s site.

Whole roast chicken at Maydan. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Maydan
1346 Florida Ave., NW
The full menu of fire-licked kebabs and decadent dips at this attention-grabbing spot is available for carryout. Place orders between 4 and 9 PM.

Medium Rare
3500 Connecticut Ave., NW
Mark Bucher’s steakhouse offers just one dinner: a $23.95 set menu of bread, green salad, and culotte steak and fries. What really makes it though, is the glorious sauce it comes with, which he is now selling by the quart. At brunch, there’s steak and eggs and French toast. Booze ranges from tequila shots to beer to chateauneuf du cape. Order for pickup or delivery via Doordash, Grubhub, and Postmates.

Tagliatelle bolognese at Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Mintwood Place
1813 Columbia Rd., NW
Good news: One of the best burgers in town is back—you’ll find it at this just-reopened Adams Morgan bistro. The menu changes, but expect comfort-minded fare like orzo mac’ and cheese, roast chicken, and tagliatelle Bolognese. The heavily French wine list is also available, as are beer and cocktails. Order for pickup or delivery .

Muchas Gracias
5029 Connecticut Ave., NW
Christian Irabien, a rising star in the DC food scene, just opened this Mexican comfort-food carryout/market in Forest Hills—a collaboration with neighbors Buck’s and Comet Ping Pong. Look for masa ball soup, inspired by Jewish cooking expert Joan Nathan, plus hatch-chili-laced chicken tinga, queso, and birria—melty short ribs marinated in mole. There are family-style taco boxes, too. Check out the menu here, then order by calling 202-244-5000 or heading here.

Nina May
1337 11th St., NW
The locally-minded Shaw newcomer is offering lunch and dinner for curbside pickup or delivery. We’re big fans of the kitchen’s lemony roast chicken (in fact, the recipe is in our latest issue). Pick up between 7 AM and 3 PM and 5 and 9 PM. Call 202-518-3609 to order. They’ve also introduced Feast, a delivery service offering two days worth of brunches or dinners for two; order here.

NRG Provisions
The newly created grocery/takeout/delivery arm of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Vermilion, Evening Star Cafe, Iron Gate, Hazel, and more) features meats, burgers, and sandwiches from Red Apron Butcher, prepared foods, brunch and date-night options, and hits from its restaurants’ menus. Order here for pickup or delivery in DC and Virginia.

Officina
1120 Maine St., SW
Salumi boards, pastas, pizzas, and gelato by the pint are available from the Wharf Italian restaurant for delivery or pickup via Caviar.

Pizzeria Paradiso
3282 M St., NW (Georgetown); 2003 P St., NW (Dupont Circle); 4850 Massachusetts Ave., NW (Spring Valley—temporarily closed)
The Dupont Circle, Georgetown, and Hyattsville locations are serving Neapolitan-style pizza seven days a week (Old Town and Spring Valley are temporarily closed). Bottles of wine are 50 percent off restaurant prices, and beer is 30 percent off. Available for pickup and delivery.

Breads and curries at Punjab Grill in Penn Quarter. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Punjab Grill
427 11th St., NW
Have you tried the jackfruit dumplings at this lavishly decorated creative-Indian spot in Penn Quarter? Those, along with curries, tandoori meats, and vegetarian stews are available for carryout and delivery. Place your orders over the phone (202-813-3004) or here.

Queen’s English
3410 11th St., NW
This jade-green-painted, Hong Kong-style restaurant in Columbia Heights is back in business after a six week hiatus. Wednesday through Sunday, Henji Cheung and Sarah Thompson are offering a $40 set menu (a recent lineup included ma po tofu, pork collar with pickled vegetables and hot mustard, celtuce-and-cucumber salad, Chinese broccoli with salted duck yolk, and jasmine rice). Order between 11 AM and 3 PM for pickup between 5 and 8 PM. Only eight orders are allowed per pickup time slot to allow for social distancing.

The Red Hen
1822 First St., NW
All the Bloomingdale Italian restaurant’s best known hits—the burrata, the fried cauliflower, the rigatoni with fennel sausage, and the roasted-maple pan cotta—are on the carryout dinner menu. Order here.

Reverie
3201 Cherry Hill Ln., NW
Johnny Spero’s luxe take on a Big Mac, decked out with miso-cured cucumbers, buttery onions, and smoked cheddar, was one of our favorite dishes of 2019. Now, you can get it for takeout, along with his roasted duck, which he wraps up into a foil swan. Check out the menu on the restaurant’s Instagram, and order via Tock or by calling 202-808-2952.

Ris
2275 L St., NW
This West End dining room is putting together daily “care packages,” centered around soup. For $15, you get a choice of soups, plus salad and focaccia. Available Monday through Friday from noon to 7 PM. Call in orders to 202-730-2500 and keep up with the menu here.

Rooster & Owl
2436 14th St., NW
The newly reopened tasting menu restaurant is serving four-course dinners with pre-scheduled pickup times—and the kitchen’s famous pineapple buns (they come with dinner, but you can also order them by the half dozen). Order via Tock.

Rose’s Luxury
717 Eighth St., SE
Jonesing for this Hill spot’s lychee salad? You can now get that, along with Aaron Silverman’s satisfying pastas and homey entrees, as part of a four-course takeout dinner (order via Tock). Rose’s at Home, Silverman’s catering service, is also doing  two-night ($150) and three-night ($225)  dinner packages (appetizer, main course, dessert for two), for which you can also set up a weekly subscription.

Sfoglina
4445 Connecticut Ave., NW
The Van Ness location of Fabio Trabocchi’s pasta house is offering make-at-home cocktail and pasta kits, plus ready-to-eat dishes, wine, and staples like béchamel sauce and grated pecorino/parmesan. Curbside pickup between 4 and 7 PM Wednesday through Sunday; order by 3 PM for same day pickup.

Silver
3404 Wisconsin Ave., NW
The upscale diner (the sister to chain Silver Diner) in Cathedral Heights balances comfort food indulgences (pickle-brined fried chicken sandwiches) with healthier options (salmon with asparagus). There are family-style dishes and lots of choices for brunch, including DIY mimosa kits. Curbside pickup and delivery.

St. Anselm
1250 Fifth St., NE
The Union Market area cool-kid steakhouse is back open, serving an abbreviated menu that includes hits like its butcher’s steak, salmon collar, and fantastic buttermilk biscuits, plus new additions like a chocolate/pretzel/caramel cookie and a 1000-island-topped burger. There’s beer, wine, cocktails-for-two, and bloody Mary mix, too. For pickup, call 202-864-2199; for delivery, order via Caviar or DoorDash.

Supra
1205 11th St., NW
There may be no better culinary antidote to these unsettling times than buttery, cheesy khachapuri, which this Georgian restaurant offers in takeout and delivery form, along with sandwiches, grilled meat platters, and a myriad of small plates. Call 202-789-1205 or email your order and desired pickup time to info@supradc.com. Delivery is via Grubhub and Doordash.

Yellowtail belly sashimi at Sushi Taro in Dupont Circle.

Sushi Taro
1503 17th St., NW
Beautiful chirashi bowls, esoteric fish for sashimi and nigiri, perfectly light tempura, and a lineup of bento boxes draw plenty of fans to this pick-up-only Dupont spot.

Timber Pizza Co.
809 Upshur St., NW
The Petworth favorite has reopened with a shortlist of wood-fired, sorta Neapolitan pies. All the pizzas on offer are tasty, but it’s tough to beat the Bentley, with chorizo, soppressata, sweet peppers, and spicy honey. Order online or over the phone (202-853-9746) for pickup Tuesday through Sunday.

2Amys
3715 Macomb St., NW
There’s no pizza (yet), but this freshly reopened Cathedral Heights institution is offering loaves of bread, pasta kits, three course meals-for-two, and pints of their excellent ice cream. Order between 9 AM and 3 PM for pickup between 4 and 8 PM.

Mac’ and cheese at Unconventional Diner. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Unconventional Diner
1207 Ninth St., NW
David DeShaies has converted much of his menu into full dinners for two. You can get them centered around fried chicken, meatloaf, miso salmon, jambalaya, and more, and they come with sides. Order via Caviar for pickup and delivery.

Maryland Restaurants:

A&J Restaurant
1319 Rockville Pike, Rockville; 4316 Markham Rd., Annandale
These Northern Chinese-style dim sum shops are still turning out superlative noodles and dumplings, garlicky cold cucumbers, flaky egg-and-scallion wraps, and more. Order over the phone (301-251-7878), then pay via Venmo.

Alatri Bros.
4926 Cordell Ave., Bethesda
The wood-fired pizza place has a 20 percent off promotion going on Mediterranean small plates and pies like the Alsace (a pizza version of a tarte flambee) and Jorge’s Inferno, a mix of pepperoni, olives, and Fresno peppers. Pickup or delivery via Doordash.

Velvety crab malabar with lemon rice at Amber Spice. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Amber Spice 
13524 Baltimore Ave., Laurel
The basics—chicken tikka masala, papri chaat—are all expertly done here (the lunchtime buffet, in normal times, is extremely popular). Even better: Southern Indian specialties such as dosa, fiery goat sukka, and the chef’s signature, egg curry. Available for pickup and delivery through DoorDash.

Bangkok Garden
4906 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda
The snug Thai institution is still offering its tangy soups, noodle dishes, spicy salads, and curries. Pickup or delivery via Postmates.

Chicken on the Run
4933 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda
You can get family-style spreads—for up to eight people— of Peruvian chicken, plantains, and yucca here. Pickup or delivery via Doordash.

The guacamole-topped gordita at Cielo Rojo. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Cielo Rojo
7056 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park
Nopales tacos, gorditas with cashew crema, and bright guacamole make this Takoma Park joint a favorite stop for plant-based eaters. They do a damn good carnitas though, too. Order for delivery and pickup via Chownow.

Empanadas at El Sapo in Silver Spring. Photograph by Scott Suchman

El Sapo Cuban Social Club
8455 Fenton St., Silver Spring
Raynold Mendizabal has set up a carryout window for mojitos, margaritas, and “Cuban rice box” meals centered around his festive Cuban restaurant’s highlights: the Cuban sandwich, the ropa vieja,  and the very delicious vaca frita. Open daily for pickup 4 to 8:30 PM.

Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana
12207 Darnestown Rd., Darnestown
Tony Conte’s Neapolitan pies are worth braving 270 traffic for—whether the margherita or a mushroom bolognese pie. Don’t miss any of the vegetable starters, whose flavors serve as reminders of Conte’s fine-dining past. Open Wednesday through Sunday for pickup after 4:30 PM. Orders are taken over the phone (301-963-0115) starting at 2, and when the dough runs out, it’s out.

Jaleo
7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda
José Andrés’s tapas mainstay just reopened for delivery and pickup. There are cheese plates, jamon-and-manchego sandwiches, and an array of classic Spanish small plates (excellent gambas al ajillo). You can also get sangria, a gin and tonic, a couple wines, and beer.

Chicken kara age at Kenaki Sushi Counter in Gaithersburg. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Kenaki Sushi Counter
706 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg
This brother/sister-run spot in the Kentlands specializes in dolled-up rolls like the Black Magic—spicy tuna with pickled jalapeños, crispy leeks, tobiko, and truffle oil (it works). There are good fusion plates, too. Order for pickup and delivery via Grubhub.

Medium Rare
4904 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda
Mark Bucher’s steakhouse offers just one dinner: a $23.95 set menu of bread, green salad, and culotte steak and fries. What really makes it though, is the glorious sauce it comes with, which he is now selling by the quart. At brunch, there’s steak and eggs and French toast. Booze ranges from tequila shots to beer to chateauneuf du cape. Order for pickup or delivery via Doordash, Grubhub, and Postmates.

Olazzo
7921 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda
If you’re in the mood for meatballs, big red-saucy plates of pasta, and lots of other things from the Italian American playbook, this is your place. The chicken cardinale, with penne draped in creamy tomato sauce, is our usual order. Pickup or delivery via Doordash.

Pizzeria Paradiso
4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville
The Dupont Circle, Georgetown, and Hyattsville locations are serving Neapolitan-style pizza seven days a week (Old Town and Spring Valley are temporarily closed). Bottles of wine are 50 percent off restaurant prices, and beer is 30 percent off. Available for pickup and delivery.

Peking duck at Q by Peter Chang. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Q by Peter Chang
4500 East-West Hwy., Bethesda
One of the top Peking ducks in town comes out of chef and Hubei native Peter Chang’s Bethesda flagship. Don’t miss the dumplings, dry-fried eggplant, and Szechuan-style kung pao chicken, either. Order for pickup or delivery via Caviar.

Raku
7240 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda
We’re big fans of the chirashi and the elaborately dressed sushi rolls at this pan-Asian spot. There are noodle soups, bigger fusion plates, and bottles of wine and sake, too.  It’s offering both curbside pickup and delivery.

Silver
7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda
The upscale diner (the sister to chain Silver Diner) balances comfort food indulgences (pickle-brined fried chicken sandwiches) with healthier options (salmon with asparagus). There are family-style dishes and lots of choices for brunch, including DIY mimosa kits. Curbside pickup and delivery.

Vace
4705 Miller Ave., Bethesda
This tiny deli (and its Cleveland Park twin) are a favorite for frozen pastas and sauces, Italian pantry staples, hefty subs, and sturdy, sauce-on-top pizza. It’s open for regular carryout and is also on Postmates.

Woodmont Grill
7715 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda
The offshoot of the Hillstone chain is great for burgers (veggie and regular), nicely embellished salads, and sushi rolls. Curbside pickup only.

Virginia Restaurants:

A&J Restaurant
1319 Rockville Pike, Rockville; 4316 Markham Rd., Annandale
These Northern Chinese-style dim sum shops are still turning out superlative noodles and dumplings, garlicky cold cucumbers, flaky egg-and-scallion wraps, and more. Order over the phone (703-813-8181), then pay via Venmo.

Afghan Bistro/Aracosia McLean
8081 Alban Rd., Springfield (Afghan Bistro); 1381 Beverly Rd., McLean (Aracosia)
These Afghan gems draw from a trove of heirloom recipes to create creamy stews, refreshing salads and dips, and some of the best manti around. The entire menu is available for lunch and dinner carryout, and they’ll also offer family-style meals for larger groups, with vegetarian and vegan options available. Call each restaurant directly—Afghan Bistro at 703-337-4722 and Aracosia at 703-269-3820.

Kebabs at Amoo’s Restaurant in McLean. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Amoo’s Restaurant
6271 Old Dominion Dr., McLean
This family-run Persian institution in McLean is open for pick-up and delivery via Postmates. Go for eggplant-and-yogurt dip, the lamb kebabs with chimichurri, and the fesenjoon, a pomegranate-based chicken stew. And don’t forget the rice—whether the crackly tahdig or the fragrant shirin polo.

Clarity
442 Maple Ave. E., Vienna
Chef Jonathan Krinn’s Vienna dining room is serving three-course takeout menus. There are fish, meat, and surf-and-turf options ($35 each), and all come with an appetizer and dessert. Krinn’s father, Mal, who is an excellent bread baker, is making the focaccia pizza that’s beloved by the restaurant staff. You can also buy ingredients from Krinn’s distributor: fresh crabmeat, whole Amish chickens, grass-fed beef, and more. Whiskey and cocktails, too. Order lunch and dinner here. 

El Sol 
262 Cedar Ln., Vienna
Jessica and Alfredo Solis’s excellent tacos and massive tortas are available for pickup at the new Vienna location (and at the original DC restaurant).

Jaleo
2250 Crystal Dr., Arlington
José Andrés’s tapas mainstay in Crystal City just reopened for delivery and pickup. There are cheese plates, jamon-and-manchego sandwiches, and an array of classic Spanish small plates (excellent gambas al ajillo). You can also get sangria, a gin and tonic, a couple wines, and beer.

Mama Chang
3251 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax
Peter and Lisa Chang’s homestyle, Hubei-inspired restaurant is still going strong, offering takeout and delivery versions of hits like dry-fried eggplant, peppery cauliflower, roasted lamb leg, and the superlative farmer’s stirfry with tofu skin, Chinese leek, and green pepper. Call 703-268-5556 or order via UberEats.

Marib 
6981 Hechinger Dr., Springfield
The area’s top Yemeni restaurant is still serving family-style feasts for  breakfast, lunch, and dinner (the French-toast-like susi works anytime). Don’t miss the haneeth, hunks of lamb atop basmati rice or the shafout, a cool layering of injera-like bread, cucumber yogurt, and pomegranate seeds. Available for pickup or delivery.

Medium Rare
3601 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington
Mark Bucher’s steakhouse offers just one dinner: a $23.95 set menu of bread, green salad, and culotte steak and fries. What really makes it though, is the glorious sauce it comes with, which he is now selling by the quart. At brunch, there’s steak and eggs and French toast. Booze ranges from tequila shots to beer to chateauneuf du pape. Order for pickup or delivery via Doordash, Grubhub, and Postmates.

Korean barbecue at Meokja Meokja. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Meokja Meokja
9619 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax
This Korean tabletop barbecue place has shifted to daily carryout (from noon to 7 PM). Go for bulgogi, galbi, brisket, and the thick-cut pork belly. Order for pickup and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and UberEats.

Nasime. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
A noodle soup on the ever-changing menu at Nasime in Old Town. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Nasime
1209 King St., Alexandria
This sliver of a Japanese restaurant in Old Town has been on fire this past year. For takeout, they’ve shifted from their five-course set menu format and are offering a la carte plates of sashimi, soba, and more (check the restaurant’s Facebook page for the menu—it changes everyday). Call 703-548-1848 to order for pickup or limited delivery.

NRG Provisions
The newly created grocery/takeout/delivery arm of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Vermilion, Evening Star Cafe, Iron Gate, Hazel, and more) features meats, burgers, and sandwiches from Red Apron Butcher, prepared foods, brunch and date-night options, and hits from its restaurants’ menus. Order here for pickup or delivery in DC and Virginia.

Padaek
6395 Seven Corners Ctr., Falls Church
Seng Luangrath’s Lao destination just reopened for pick-up orders, with delivery coming soon. The shortlist of items includes hits like fiery laab salad, sun-dried beef with sticky rice, and lemongrass stew. Phone orders (703-533-9480) are taken Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 7 PM.

Peking Gourmet Inn
6029 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
The 40-plus year-old Falls Church institution is offering its famed whole ducks—among many other things—for delivery, carryout, and curbside pickup. Ask for the carcass—you can use it to make soup later in the week. Call 703-671-8088 to order.

A selection of Katherine Thompson’s stunning desserts at Thompson Italian in Falls Church. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Thompson Italian
124 N. Washington St., Falls Church
After closing for a few weeks, this Falls Church newcomer is serving takeout dinners Wednesday through Sunday. There are fresh pastas, either ready-to-eat or for cooking at home, plus kids meals and the opportunity to buy dinner for a first responder.

Trummer’s
7134 Main St., Clifton
The recently revamped Clifton restaurant offers a three-course dinner for two for $70 (or $35 a person). Kid-friendly items like buttered ricotta gnocchi or roast chicken with honey-glazed carrots go for $12. The wine list is 40 percent off. Available for curbside pickup or delivery within a five mile range. Call 703-266-1623 to order.

Yume Sushi
2121 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington
The East Falls Church sushi spot is offering its elaborate maki (we like the Yu-Me roll with spicy tuna, avocado, mango, and jalapeño) for delivery and carryout.

 

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

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