Boston Restaurant Takeout and Delivery Meal Packages, Winter 2022
As many diners continue to focus on takeout and delivery during the latest COVID surge, some area restaurants are running fun meal-package specials over the course of the winter. Here’s a running list of Boston-area takeout and delivery meal deals — no thinking required, just pay one price and get multiple courses, often meant to feed two or more people.
The meals included on this list require minimum preparation, if any; most just require some simple reheating. Find everything from red-sauce Italian to sushi below.
(These are all one-off options; find local meal subscription ideas here.)
151 Tremont St., downtown Boston
The recently opened bakery, known in particular for cofounder Uri Scheft’s babka, has several takeout packages available, including the new baby package ($65), with a variety of babka options, muesli rolls, sourdough rolls, and four spreads; the get well soon package ($59), with several babkas, challah, and four spreads; and the brunch kit ($144), with challah and spreads; smoked salmon; lox; whitefish salad; a variety of cheeses; and sweet and savory baked goods (including babka). Order online.
100 N. First St., Cambridge Crossing, East Cambridge
The Lexington is featuring a COVID care package to order for sick friends or family (or yourself). Priced at $45, it’s meant to be an easy-to-reheat meal; it includes Parker House rolls with cultured butter; endive Caesar; chicken orzo soup; baked rigatoni; and carrot cake. Order here. (Sibling spot Puritan & Co. has a similar offering; see below.)
304 Stuart St., Back Bay, Boston
Mooncusser is offering weekly takeout meal packages on Fridays, with orders accepted until Wednesday evening. A recent meal, priced at $75 and meant to feed two with leftovers, included green papaya salad with dried shrimp and fried peanuts; chicken laab lettuce wraps; rabbit leg khao soi with wonton noodles, pickled mustard greens, and chile jam; and jasmine rice pudding with mango, coconut, and palm sugar. Look for the latest info on the restaurant’s website and order via email: email@example.com. (Pickup is also available at Mooncusser’s sibling spot in Concord, 80 Thoreau.)
Nautilus Pier 4
300 Pier 4 Blvd., Seaport District, Boston
Nautilus is serving a Peking-inspired whole roasted duck meal for $250, which includes the duck, mixed greens or beet salad, tuna poke, and a bottle of wine. Order by phone — (857) 957-0998 — by 10 p.m. the day before pickup, with pickups available at 4 and 4:30 p.m. every day but Sunday. (The duck is also available a la carte for $120 on the standard takeout menu, for which online ordering is available.)
1391 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston
The Italian restaurant is offering a special dinner for two this winter ($65), available for takeout and delivery. At press time, it includes garlic bread, a Caesar salad, chicken parm, and fusilli alla vodka; other iterations have included different pasta options. Find the latest information and order here.
310 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge
Pagu offers a variety of take-home meal kits, such as the ramen survival kit that feeds four: a quart of broth, pork, four soy eggs, umami oil, and noodles. There are also suckling pig kits for two to eight diners ($66 – $224); the pig comes with steamed baos, pickles, hot sauce, and romesco sauces. (Order suckling pig at least two hours ahead of time.) Order online.
Puritan & Co.
1166 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge
Puritan & Co. is featuring a COVID care package like its sibling the Lexington; see above. Also $45, the Puritan version includes Parker House rolls with cultured butter; mixed greens salad with maple-tahini dressing; tomato-basil soup with parmesan crouton; chicken pot pie; and chocolate chip cookies. Order here.
Night Shift Brewing (Lovejoy Wharf)
1 Lovejoy Wharf, West End, Boston
Night Shift’s Boston location is offering a takeout package for $32 that includes a Detroit-style pizza (several options available) and a four-pack of Night Shift beer, either Whirlpool, Santilli, or Fluffy. Order here.
Tanám offers a version of its hands-on kamayan feast for two to go ($140); preordering is encouraged, but if you order day-of, allow at least a half hour to an hour for preparation. It includes numerous components, such as spicy coconut milk mussels, roasted pork belly, soft-boiled adobo tea eggs, sausage-filled lumpia spring rolls, and much more. Get the full run-down and order here.
While diners miss out on the real fun of omakase — the interaction with the sushi chef and a front-row seat for the preparation — when it’s a takeout order, these take-home omakase packages make for a fun pandemic winter date-night.
1105 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge
Cafe Sushi remains closed for in-person dining but offers takeout and delivery, including special platters for one ($60) or two ($110), available on Friday and Saturday nights, with a big selection of nigiri, sashimi, and maki. Order takeout here and delivery here.
1128 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge
Momi Nonmi’s take-home omakase for two starts at $200 for 11 courses and tops out at $500 for 20 courses. Order by phone — (617) 945-7328 — at least one day in advance. It’s available for takeout daily and limited delivery on Wednesday nights. Find details here.
2372 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge
Umami offers several omakase options for takeout, including a 12-piece chef’s choice nigiri without toppings ($55) and a 20-piece selection of seasonal fish with toppings ($138). Find details and order online.