Despite the shutdown of South Florida’s dining scene due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, there are still chefs going to work each day dedicated to preparing quality food to go and keeping their businesses running. With the state’s shelter in place order in effect, a prepared meal is a seriously welcome part of the day. Whether you go for comfort food or a meal meant to boost your immune system, below are some of the best takeout options we have found in Broward and Palm Beach counties.Read More
Where to Order Takeout in Broward and Palm Beach
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1. Meat Market Palm Beach
What better way to fly in the face of a Spartan existence than ordering a steak and lobster feast from this popular spot on Palm Beach island. The restaurant is known for its vibrant scene, and it manages to transport the indulgent vibe to its takeout offerings including beer-poached shrimp cocktail, roasted head of cauliflower crisped with parmesan and bread crumbs, wagyu beef dumplings, blackened salmon with red wine cherry butter and stir fried quinoa, butter roasted lobster tails and center cut prime porterhouse. A discount of 15 percent is being offered on food and 20 percent on bottles of wines.
2. High Dive
A new spot was opened in Rosemary Square this season by chef Jeremy Bearman whose New York restaurant Rouge Tomate earned a Michelin star, and his wife Cindy, formerly pastry chef at ABC Kitchen. The initial menu was varied and bursting with flavors, offering such selections as big eye tuna poke with sesame, sweet onion, Asian pear, cashew and creamy yuzukosho. For now there is a focus on comfort food with one family meal offered nightly that starts with a soup or salad and goes on to a dish like roasted chicken dumplings with peas, carrots and watermelon salad with chili, mint, and lime.
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You may not get to sit next to Rod Stewart and enjoy the scenic patio right now, but you can still dine on the kitchen’s creations including salads of crab with roasted pumpkin, arugula, romaine, corn and lemon oil; or jumbo shrimp with arugula, hearts of palm, mango, lemon and raspberry coulis; comforting minestrone soup; roasted veal ravioli with mixed mushroom sauce and fresh thyme; and crispy veal Milanese. All wine is 20 percent off. bice-palmbeach.com
4. La Cigale
You can start with a classic French onion soup; Belgian endive and arugula salad with grapes, pear and gorgonzola; or an addictive whole grilled jumbo artichoke at this Mediterranean coastal spot which is one of Delray’s best. Restaurateur Francis Touboul is one of the few who can still get branzino; other entrees include roasted duck with cassis reduction; New York strip steak; and classic coq au vin. The molten chocolate cake is truly crave worthy.
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The affordable gluten-free build-your-own bowl spot is offering takeout bowls which begin with a base of spinach, black rice, jasmine rice, or cilantro noodles. Diners add proteins of lemon or teriyaki chicken, steak, Thai shrimp, or miso-glazed tofu, and veggies including ginger broccoli and roasted Brussels sprouts.
6. Seafood Street Eatery
Tacos filled with local fish, black skillet seared shrimp cocktail, lump crab cakes with key lime mustard and tropical fruit salsa are some of the enticing selections at this new spot that opened just before it was forced to close for all but takeout. Daily local catch, salmon, mahi mahi, shrimp, or scallops can be seared, blackened, or sautéed.
7. Farmer's Table
This sprawling restaurant focused on healthy-ish food has become immensely popular in Boca Raton, and this year it expanded to North Palm Beach. The Boca location is offering takeout, and much of the food is vacuum sealed to extend its refrigerator shelf life. Among the standout dishes: butternut squash soup; a “namaste’’ raw salad; quinoa meatballs with spaghetti squash, spinach and tomato basil sauce; and beef short ribs with Brussels sprouts; maple whipped sweet potatoes and mushroom Bordelaise. Family sized packages of such dishes as stir fried vegetables and vegetarian paella are also available, and desserts run the gamut from chia pudding to key lime pie.
8. Oliv Pit Athenian Grill
One of the best deals in South Florida is currently being offered at this Greek spot in Boca Raton where the couple who owns it is cooking tirelessly and offering delicious food at 25 percent off. Entrees that come with two sides (Greek salad is an option) include charcoal grilled salmon ($12), grilled chicken ($11.25), wood fire grilled boneless pork rib ($11.25) or lamb chops ($20.25).
While many restaurants are having trouble getting fish at all, this Hellenic favorite in Ft Lauderdale is still serving up local catches, as well as sweet oversized tiger shrimp, wood-grilled lamb chops, marinated chicken breast skewered on rosemary, and NY strip. Sides include roasted fingerling potatoes or Brussles sprouts, and salads, from Greek to fennel and arugula with orange, are bountiful. The restaurant itself is so beautiful, make sure to return when it fully reopens.
10. Casa D'Angelo Ristorante
Angelo Elia has built himself an empire with his flagship in Ft Lauderdale and outposts in Boca and Aventura, as well as four locations of the more casual Angelo Elia pizza and tapas bars. It is offering some of his favorites like grilled veal chop with mushroom sauce; black fettuccine with diced shrimp, tomato and arugula sauce; and zuppa de pesce. Bottles of wine are 25 percent off, and if you buy a gift card it is discounted by 20 percent.