The Big Takeout/Delivery List

Here’s the ever growing list of takeout/delivery with sections for restaurants, coffee & tea, bakeries/bagels/donuts, beer/wine/distilleries, delivery services, markets and other food shops. I’ll continue to revise and categorize the list as the number and type of options changes.

Other resources:

RESTAURANT TAKEOUT/DELIVERY IN PORTLAND

RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE PORTLAND

BAKERIES, DONUTS & BAGELS

COFFEE & TEA

BEER, WINE & SPIRITS

DELIVERY SERVICES

  • 2DineIn – 2DineIn handles delivery for 114 different restaurants. Order through their website and they bring it to your door.
  • Other restaurants do delivery through Door Dash, Grub Hub and Uber Eats
  • Car Hop – an alcohol delivery service that delivers for Austin Street Brewery, Victorieux Champagne, Three of Strong, Brewery Extrava, Rising Tide Brewing, RSVP Discount Beverage, Stroudwater Distillery, Fore River Brewing, Foulmouthed Brewing, Bully Boy Distillers, Foundation Brewing Company, Yes Brewing Company, Mast Landing Brewing Company, Definitive Brewing Company, Split Rock Distilling, Geary Brewing Co., Bow Street Beverage, Novare Res, Liquid Riot, Oxbow Brewing, Bunker Brewing, Root Wild Kombucha,
    Athletic Brewing Company.
  • Drizzly – Drizzly is an alcohol delivery service that delivers for Old Port Spirits.

GROCERIES & GROCERY DELIVERY/PICK-UP

  • Rosemont – Rosemont now has both:
  • Portland Food Co-op – has daily hours (9-10am) for immune compromised, elderly and disabled shoppers. They are open 10am –  1pm, 2- 6pm for everyone else.
  • Lois’ Natural Marketplace – has curbside pickup at both locations. To order call (207) 210-6500 (Portland) and (207) 885-0602 (Scarborough).
  • Solo Cucina Market – opens Wednesday at 11am and is providing curbside pick-up. Order online or call (207) 808-8507.
  • Winter Farmers’ Market – is scheduled to continue. Saturdays 9am – 1 pm.
  • Stonecipher Farm – will be holding an “open air, safe-distance, 4 week vegetable CSA program. Pickups will be on Saturdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm” in the parking lot at Local 188. They’re also partnering Solo Italiano on selling 4-week and 13-week shares for pick-up at Solo Italiano on “Saturday between 3&8 or Sunday between 1&6.”
  • Buy Direct from Farms – a list of farms in Maine that sell direct published by the University of Maine Extension.
  • Milk & Honey – has launched a farm food pick-up service. “farm food , wholesome , delicious, nutritious and clean from our farms to your trunk. Tuesdays , Thursday’s and Saturday’s 2-4 pm…Text Lauren your order or questions 2072487396 and pay Venmo Lauren Pignatello or I’ll square invoice you.”
  • Fresh Approach – has a takeout and delivery available Monday through Friday (Monday through Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 7pm, Sunday 9am to 5pm). Call (207) 774-7250.
  • Sun Oriental Market – has curbside service, Mon – Sat. (207) 772-8675.
  • Pats Meat Market – has curbside pickup. Text (207) 553-0990 or call (207) 772-3961 to order.
  • La Bodega Latina – continues to be open.
  • Monte’s – has curbside pick-up for grocery items. (207) 613-9873.
  • Gulf of Maine Sashimi – is selling fish fillets and whole fish.
  • Harbor Fish – has curbside takeout service as well as delivery, 8:30 am-6 pm. See available fish here. Call (207) 775-0251  ext #1.
  • Free Range Fish and Lobster – continues to be open.
  • Portland Oyster Shop – has a “limited take-away menu of unshucked oysters, tinned fish + specials for take away. Pre-orders are encouraged via email: kit@islandcreekoysters.com or by calling the shop directly at 207.699.4466.”
  • Buy Direct from Oyster Farms – Maine Oyster Co has put together this list of Maine oyster farms.
  • The Cheese Shop – The Cheese Shop is providing curbside takeout “We strongly encourage our curbside pickup option -simply call us, talk through your order, give us 30 minutes to put it together, and we’ll run it out to your car when you pull up.”
  • Dean’s Sweets – has takeout from 475 Fore Street and 54 Cove Street, and free delivery locally within 10 miles.
  • The Cheese Iron – has curbside takeout and delivery. Call (207) 883-4057 or email info@thecheeseiron.com.
  • Gelato Fiasco – has curbside takeout, Thursday-Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 2-9 p.m.. Order online.
  • Gorgeous Gelato – has a new pint/quart delivery service. “Starting tomorrow, we will post on Facebook a selection of available flavors for next-day delivery. You can place your order at (207) 699 4309 from 9:00am to 7:00pm and we will deliver the next day from 2:00 pm to 8:00pm”
  • Lib’s – continues to be open for takeout.
  • Old Port Candy – has pick-up, Wed – Sun. Order online.
  • Heritage Seaweed – has curbside pickup on Tues, Thurs and Sat 1-3pm.
  • Fiore – located inside Ada’s does curbside takeout. (207) 801-8978.
  • Instacart – Instacart handles delivery for Shaws.
  • Whole Foods – Whole Foods has a grocery delivery service for Prime members.

Know of something I’m missing, then please post a comment or email me at anestes@portlandfoodmap.com.

Andrew Ross on Takeout

Andrew Ross has temporarily put down his critic’s pen, to write about the takeout food available during the corona virus pandemic.

For the duration of this public health crisis (and please don’t delude yourself into thinking it’s anything other than a crisis), I will not say anything critical about any restaurant or food business. To do so in such a brittle economic environment would feel mean-spirited and irresponsible.

Instead, I’ll share a few of my personal experiences exploring how to dine (and drink) in, while still engaging with our state’s remarkable food-and-beverage businesses.

Note: Since this article was written Drifters Wife has put their food service on hold.

Pivoting from Craft Spirits to Hand Sanitizer

Maine distilleries are making a change from producing craft spirits to hand sanitizer:

Governor Order Restaurants to Close Dining Rooms

An emergency order from the Governor:

Under authority granted to her in a civil state of emergency, Governor Janet Mills today issued an Executive Order mandating that all restaurants and bars statewide close to dine-in customers effective today, March 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for a period of 14 days until midnight, March 31, 2020. Take-out, delivery, and drive-through options can continue.

Feeding the Frontline (Updated)

Woodford F&B is participating in the Feeding the Frontline project.

We’re fielding mounting questions from near & far about how best for people to help. We think #FeedingtheFrontline is a good answer. Starting tomorrow, we’ll be making daily deliveries of our delicious cheese burger to local folks on the front line of this situation. We plan to do this in increments of 5 burgers, and we’ll do as many as we can. The initial list of recipients we’re targeting includes local hospitals & nearby assisted living facilities, but we’ll work to grow the list quickly & welcome recommendations.

To support their effort call them to purchase any increments of 5 burgers to be delivered to a local organization. (207) 200-8503.

Solo Italiano has joined Woodford in this initiative. Every $100 purchase will provide 5 lasagne to those assisting the elderly, sick and needy with weekly deliveries on Thursdays. Solo will be directing proceeds will go to “the staff we are retaining as well as to an in-house relief fund to the rest of our staff that has been laid off.”

Luke’s has joined in too. They’re “donating 50 lobster rolls in our DIY Lobster Roll Kits to the incredible workers on the front lines in Maine, donating to a different hospital each day.”

City Asks Restaurants to Transition to Takeout/Delivery

The City has made an announcement to institute a partial curfew over the next few days,

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings announced today he is instituting a mandated curfew for establishments where groups gather from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17-18 and then daily from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (March 18 – 22) in light of the need to practice social distancing in order to lessen the community spread and flatten the curve of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The all day curfew on Tuesday is intended to curb St. Patrick’s Day events and festivities, but take-out and delivery of food is still permitted.

As part of that announcement the City has also

strongly recommending all restaurants close to dine-in customers, or dramatically limit the number of customers, and provide takeout or delivery options only for the foreseeable future. While this is the preferable option, the City understands that some restaurants may not be set up to do so. Additionally, the City recommends that all gyms and fitness studios close.

Corona Virus Response

The Maine Sunday Telegram has taken a look at how the restaurant community is responding to the corona virus and people’s need to engage in social distancing.

As concern over coronavirus grows, Maine’s restaurants are taking preventive measures to ensure customers and employees feel safe shopping and dining. They’ve gotten aggressive about hand washing and sanitizing surfaces, and are reminding employees to stay home if they’re sick. Restaurants are reconsidering buffets, and flirting with offering takeout. Dining rooms are getting new footprints as tables and chairs are re-arranged or removed to give customers more “social distance.”

Hospitality Industry Responses Covid-19

Restaurants, bars and other hospitality businesses in Portland are responding to Covid-19 in a variety of ways focused on enabling social distancing and supporting the health of their customers and staff. Here is an incomplete and growing list:

  • Seemingly nearly every business I track has posted some statement on social media in the last few days detailing the steps they’re taking to dial up cleaning procedures. including frequent sanitizing of surfaces, door knobs and menus.
  • Encouraging the use of self service credit card terminals and systems like Apple Pay over cash.
  • Removing some table and bar seats to provide greater personal distance between their customers.
  • Coffee shops have discontinued the refilling of reusable mugs.
  • Items like water stations, napkins and disposable utensils are now being dispensed by staff rather than being self serve.
  • Emphasizing or transitioning entirely to a food to-go model.
  • Instituting new curbside pick-up or delivery services to provide alternative ways to continue to serve their customers.
  • Reminding customers that their food is available via delivery services like 2DineIn.
  • While most restaurants are staying open a few are choosing to close for a period.

Check your favorite spot’s social media accounts for more details about what they’re individually doing to address the situations.

Please post a comment and let me know if you see additional approaches emerging that should be highlighted in this list.