A few days back, we featured some of our favorite foodies from Baltimore. We asked them to share their top takeout/delivery spots in Charm City, and you guys enjoyed the roundup so much, we decided to do one for DC as well. If you’re looking for delish eats in the district, you definitely need to bookmark this post. So without further ado, let’s kick things off with the dynamic duo otherwise known as @hypefoodies.
Pizza with an insane cheese-pull? Say less. Nicoletta Kitchen has that quality, eye catching instagrammable italian food now available for curbside pick up & delivery. As we all adapt to our new lives in quarantine, pizza will be a popular choice for delivery so why sell yourself short with a horrible pie.
Nicoletta is open for pick up and delivery Thursday through Sunday from 4-9PM. Call 202-697-6888 to place your order, and make sure you take advantage of their discounted delivery wine.
Bluestone Lane offers a variety of breakfast, brunch, and lunch options including gluten-free menu items. This fantastic Aussie café offers a definitive flat white, the best you’ll find in the District. Step up your game with an avocado smash or breakfast bowl and an oat milk latte. Order from their app for fast and easy pick-up, or delivery to your doorstep through Postmates.
When I’m deciding on takeout, I generally gravitate to things I don’t make at home, and sushi is one of those things for me. When the sushi craving hits, I order from Sushi Rock, in Arlington just across the DC line. There is such a range of sushi options out there, but Sushi Rock is a nice balance of good food at affordable prices, and it’s locally owned.
I love anything and everything from their starter section – such creative menu items! And don’t forget they also have ramen! Their sister restaurant, Sushi Hachi, is in DC proper and perfect if you’re looking for a slightly more upscale sushi takeout experience. I highly recommend their (very reasonably priced) 8 course tasting menu for a special occasion!
Sushi Rock is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11:30-11:30PM and Thursday through Saturday from 11:30-12:30AM. Place your takeout order by calling 571-312-8027!
Cracked Eggery breakfast sandwiches are heavenly! With their quality ingredients straight from local farms, these folks have this concoction down to an art! Cracked’s breakfast menu is built to shape your saliva glands crave for some chump action! Last but not least, their breakfast sandwich and nitro cold brew coffee from @CompassCoffeeDC pair nicely together! [Check out their truck schedule on Instagram or order through DoorDash for delivery.]
5. @pootie_ting: Hatoba
YAKISOBA 🥢 at – 焼きそば – Hatoba (300 Tingey St SE #170) just launched a new YAKISOBA kit for delivery/takeout via ubereats, caviar, and grubhub. This delicious assemble-at-home yakisoba kit is $13 and comes with noodles, yakisoba sauce (miso, shio, or shoyu), pork belly, cabbage, onions, bean sprouts, aonori, and pickled ginger. Hatoba is open for delivery and pickup Sunday through Thursday from 12PM-8PM and Friday & Saturday from 12PM-9PM!
Cinder (800 Upshur St NW) is offering a range of daily specials, including Brisket Burnt Ends, Smoked Shrimp, Rack of Ribs, and Sloppy Joes for takeout and delivery alongside their regular range of smoked meat sandwich and bbq wing options on their website www.cinderbbq.com
With their own funds and the help of other generous donors, Cinder BBQ’s owners have been working with partners @hookhall_dc and Pom Pom DC @secobypompom to donate and deliver meals to hospitality workers displaced by COVID-19, volunteers, and the hardworking doctors at the VA hospital. Cinder BBQ is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4-8:30PM. Place your order online or call them at 202-450-6795.
I’m lucky enough to have one of the best restaurants in DC, located in my neighborhood (Brookland, NE) Primrose is currently operating under a new identity called,“Larry’s Chicken and Cheeseburgers”. They legit have one of the best burgers in town, pair that with one of their organic wines, you have an amazing option for take out!
Orders must be placed daily by 4pm. They are also selling buckets of fried chicken which they often suggest your pair with a bottle of bubbly! I can’t wait until Primrose is back open again, aside from their amazing food, their patio is truly so dreamy. If you are a wine enthusiast, you can also now be part of their 6ft wine club, it’s a private club with tastings held via IG LIVE and Zoom.
Primrose is only accepting orders via phone between 12 to 4. Call 202-248-4558 to place your order. They’re open everyday from 5-8PM except Saturday and Sunday when they open at 4PM. Pick up times are every 30 minutes from open to close.
8. @eatdrinkdc: Emilie’s
Chef Kevin Tien’s New-American restaurant, Emiliie’s, is now offering a special Vietnamese takeout menu that is updated daily. Items include vegetarian spring rolls, a banh mi with your choice of protein and a chicken larb salad with fresh herbs and a bright fish sauce dressing.
The best part? You can also order the eponymous chicken sando from Tien’s sandwich venture, Hot Lola’s. The Sichuan-Nashville hot fried chicken is exactly the spice we need while in quarantine. If you’re looking to stock up on essentials, Emilie’s is also selling homemade pints of ice cream (obviously a quarantine essential), Sichuan Honey Butter, noodles, pickles and other pantry staples.
Emilie’s is open for no-contact take out and delivery everyday from 10:30AM-8M. The menu changes daily and they’re posted everyday at 10:30AM. Order takeout via toast or enjoy delivery via Sevenrooms/Doordash.
9. @novafoodking: Abunai
Abunai serves authentic Hawaiian cuisine and is the only non-franchise Hawaiian/Poke shop still open in DC. The owner is part native Hawaiian and Japanese from Honolulu, Hawaii. She started her concept as a food truck in 2016 and a year later opened two quick service restaurants, one in Philadelphia and one here in DC. They recently celebrated their 3 year anniversary this month. If you are looking for a local spot to support, check out Abunai for your Hawaiian fix. They are located at 1920 L St NW, Washington, DC. 20036.
They are serving breakfast all day. Some of their popular dishes are the spicy salmon poke bowl, spam katsu musubi, mochiko chicken and chicken katsu plates. Pictured is the Kalua pig nachos.
Abunai is currently open Monday to Friday 8:30AM-8PM, Saturday and Sunday 11AM-6PM. Follow them on instagram at @hiabunai. They also offer delivery on UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates, but I recommend you ordering from the shop directly if you can.
If you’re looking for a ramen fix, Bantam King for takeout is a great choice. Pick up kids completely contactless as they have your bags waiting for you at the entrance. The spicy miso ramen is my go-to, with its rich broth and savory chicken. The staff carefully packs the broth and the noodles separate and provides detailed instructions on how to pack it at home. Bantam King is currently taking orders online through Ubereats and Caviar – they’re open from 11AM-9PM daily.
As soon as this quarantine is over, I’m booking a very large table at Ambar and enjoying the Balkan experience (all you can eat and drink) with friends. In the meantime, their family takeout is an incredible deal. It’s $35.99 for one spread (get the red pepper and feta), three veggies, a main course, and Balkan tres leches. Add on a bottle of their house wine for $8.99 (yes you read that right), and you’ve got yourself an excellent night in.
Alright Nomsters, that’s a wrap for today. A huge, HUGE thanks to all our foodie friends for contributing! Make sure you give them all a follow to feed your feed on the regular. Looking for more foodporn in the district? Check out our Washington, DC tab and check back every Monday, Thursday and Saturday for fresh new content. Until next time, friends! Happy eating.