April 13, 2020

You can still explore the local food scene through Boston takeout — we’ll show you how.

Being within walking distance of so many of Boston’s best restaurants is a major perk of living at Hub50House. But, what happens when you can’t get out? Fortunately, your address on bustling Causeway Street puts you in a prime location to explore some of the best of Boston takeout.

You really can have (eat?) it all without leaving — or venturing too far — from your apartment. We’ve put together this quick social-distance-friendly Boston takeout and delivery guide to show you how.

For Boston takeout and delivery, these picks will have you come back for more.

A feast

Just-add-booze cocktail kits are just one of many selling features on Alcove’s takeout menu. The Lovejoy Wharf restaurant, just down the street from Hub50House, is not letting anything get in between its customers and their hankering for menu classics like cheese and charcuterie boards, salmon tartare, TSG cheeseburgers, and more. Delivery or pickup available via Caviar.

Keep calm and pizza on

“Keep calm and order in,” urges Ducali Pizzeria on Causeway Street. And — yum! — what a menu. Kick off with Mozzarella Fritta and Lobster Arrancini appetizers. Then, take your pick among large, crispy, signature pies like Radicchio, Pollo Pesto, and Rugola. Pick up in minutes or let the food come to you via DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, or UberEats.

Star ingredients

From sushi and deli platters to grocery staples and specialty ingredients, Star Market at The Hub on Causeway is a Hub50House neighbor and go-to source for anything food-related. If cooking’s not your thing, try a 100% natural Open Nature Savory Skillet — just heat and serve — or by-the-slice Regina’s pizza. There’s also a huge selection of beer, wine, and liquor, so you won’t have to make another stop for those quarantini ingredients. Place your order through Instacart to have your groceries delivered.

More cheese, please

Good news for anyone with a serious cheese habit: Formaggio Kitchen, the celebrated Boston specialty shop, remains open for delivery and curbside pickup. If you’re spending the afternoon working from home with one eye on your laptop and the other on the Boston skyline, why not add a Camembert Fermier, roasted almonds, and crisp bread to the mix? Delivery available via Caviar and Mercato.

Eat — or text — a taco

Text messages are so yesterday. Now, you can text-a-taco thanks to Yellow Door Taqueria. Send a $5 taco gift card via text to a friend or neighbor in need. Or, if it’s taco night in your apartment, order pick up from the South End location or delivery through UberEats.

There’s always ‘shroom for improvement

Listen up, mushroom fans: Boston takeout has gotten extremely creative in recent times. Count forager Tyler Akabane among those who have pivoted from serving restaurants to offering home delivery. Fill out a Google Docs order form (find the link on his Instagram page) to receive a fresh delivery of wild and cultivated mushrooms a few days later. Mushroom risotto, anyone?

Still hungry?

The City of Boston and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association have both launched portals with up-to-date information on self-reported Boston takeout options. For the complete lists, check here and here.

Enjoy! And stay safe.

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