If there is one industry that has taken a major hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the service industry. With bars and restaurants closed until further notice, it has left many unemployed and the public without their favorite eatery or hang-out spot—kind of a lose-lose situation right now. But! The people of Atlanta are resilient and everyone is doing their best to survive and stay positive during these weird, trying times.
Even though eateries have been ordered to close, many are still able to provide takeout and delivery food—so we can all take a deep breath. When you’re sick of cooking at home, here are some of the best and yummiest bars and restaurants that are here to serve you (from a distance). Don’t forget to tip—generously!
Bell Street Burritos
If you haven’t had the grilled chicken burrito from Bell Street Burritos, you really haven’t lived. And just because you’re obeying stay-at-home orders, doesn’t mean you have to wait until summer to experience it. Why? Lucky for residents of our Buckhead apartments, they deliver. So stay in your PJs and satisfy your craving for Mexican food with a burrito, taco, or quesadilla. Better yet, if your order is over $20, they’ll throw in an individually-wrapped roll of toilet paper. Place your order for curbside pick-up or delivery here.
With all this time indoors, it’s easy to snack on chips and ice cream all-day. Give your body some nutrition with a big bowl of goodness from Brack’s Kitchen. Build your own bowl or opt for a signature like the chicken and falafel or ‘Saturday in the Park’ with roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms, sunflower seeds and more. Their modified menu is currently available for takeout. Order online via their website.
Hampton + Hudson
You might be out of their delivery zone, but Hampton + Hudson’s Hangover Fries are totally worth the drive for takeout. Perfectly crispy fries topped with black beans, beef chili, queso, and a sunny-side-up egg? Yes, please. In addition to other limited menu items like cheeseburgers, salads, and nachos, they’re also selling kitchen staples like flour, eggs, sugar, ground meat, and, of course—beer and wine. Browse their entire takeout menu here.
Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft
Chances are, you’re not cooking up authentic Pad Thai while you’re at home during lockdown. But Thai food is most certainly something you can enjoy during quarantine. And lucky for you, Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft is offering both takeout and delivery. Named one of the ‘Top Thai Restaurants in the U.S.’ by Travel and Leisure Magazine, this incredible restaurant is open and serving, not only mouthwatering Pad Thai, but other favorites like curry, moo yang, and satay. Feel free to throw in a bottle of wine while you’re at it and make it a party at home. They are also offering family meals. Browse their menu and place your order online.
Another entree that is an absolute must-try if you live in Atlanta is the Kelz Famous Turkey Spaghetti at Kelz Kitchen. And thankfully, you can indulge in this tasty meal at home because they’re offering takeout. You’ll need to download their app to place your order but it only takes a moment and your tastebuds will thank you. If you’re not in the mood for pasta, go for a shrimp or chicken basket, quesadilla, or a crab-stuffed salmon.
Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante
Sure, you could make pasta at home. That’s easy. But can you make the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese like they do at Storico Fresco? Probably not. Treat yourself to a delicious Italian dinner by ordering takeout and stock up on wine from their half-priced wine menu. View their entire menu and place your order online through their website.
Slim and Husky’s
Would a month staying at home be complete without pizza? No, it would not. Slim and Husky’s recently won a contest on Good Morning America for ‘Best Cheese Pizza’ but they also offer signature pies or you can build your own. Don’t feel like pizza? They also have fantastic pasta and salads. Top it all off with a decadent dessert, like their massive and tasty cinnamon rolls. Place your order online for takeout or delivery.
Willy’s Mexicana Grill
Cooking for an entire family or a house of roommates night after night can get old. Thankfully, Willy’s Mexicana Grill is offering taco boxes that feed up to 6 people. It comes with two proteins, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, pico, beans, rice, tortillas, and chips. Of course, their full menu is also available as well. Order Willy’s for takeout or place your order through DoorDash for delivery.
Stay Safe and Order In
Forget doing the dishes tonight, there are plenty of amazing restaurants near our Buckhead apartments that would love to cook for you, your friends, and your family. By supporting local businesses and service industry staff, you are truly helping the community. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay fed!