Takeout & Delivery in the Age of Social Distancing

Community is about what we do during the hard times, folks….this is one of those times. -Maven

My community is about sticking together and supporting each other and during this time of COVID-19 where social distancing is a key player it is toughest on those of us who run small businesses like restaurants, boutiques, etc. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been heartbroken by how many of the small businesses in my community are hurting. Now that we have a mandated no dine in a lot of local restaurants are going to see a sharp decrease in sales. It is now more important than ever to support them. This mandate is through early April and many businesses have had to quickly adapt, and some have been shuttered during this process.

I wanted to create a comprehensive list of businesses both here in Lowell, the Merrimack Valley and elsewhere that will be open for takeout, pickup, delivery and have online purchasing of gift cards available as well. Of course, there are more restaurants than I will be able to cover but I wanted to share as many as possible. If you don’t see yourself on this list, send me a message via my FB page and I will get it done.

So sit tight, it’s going to be a wild ride as we navigate the world of takeout and delivery.

Lowell, Massachusetts

The Keep Lowell

  • Just opened for curbside pickup
  • Limited menu, check out their social media pages for full list
  • Selling growlers for $3, yours to keep. $20 for a beer fill- several great beers available including German beers and IPAS from Vermont, Maine and more

Sweet Lydias

  • Reduced hours of 12-2 every day
  • You can also order online and have goods shipped to you

Tremonte Pizzeria Restaurant and Ice Bar Lowell

  • Takeout and delivery
  • Call 978-453-1110

1981 Ramen Bar

  • Takeout/Pickup only Tuesday -Saturday 4pm-8pm
  • You can pay over the phone and then run in to pickup
  • Regular menu being offered

Fuse Bistro (Lowell Location)

  • Tuesday-Saturday 4pm-7pm
  • Online ordering at www.toasttab.com/fusebistro
  • Delivery minimum $35 within Downtown Lowell or $50 min for orders outside downtown | Menu may change weekly and will change daily.

Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus

  • Weekdays 6:30am-5pm & weekends 7am-5pm * UPDATE back to normal hours
  • Takeout and delivery via UberEats
  • Giftcards available for purchase
  • Beer & wine available on your takeout order

Connector Cafe & Grill

  • Open 6am-3pm
  • Ubereats or grubhub
  • Curbside pickup if you pay over the phone –>978.674.8047

Jimmy’s Halal Fried Chicken

  • Takeout/Pickup only
  • Jimmy is the nicest guy, he is by himself so he has no one else to support him. No ability to deliver
  • Call him at 929-350-3122, regular menu open all day

Simply Khmer Restaurant

  • Delivery min $35 and done within a 2 mile radius
  • No contact payment options such as phone payment, Venmo or Cash app

Sizzling Kitchen

  • Delivery or takeout – delivery through GrubHub and doordash
  • Regular menu ( remember they also came out with a newer menu recently, so good!)

Mill City Cheesemongers

  • Order online for curbside pickup or local delivery | next pickup Sunday 3/22
  • Mill No 5 the building is closed, but they are open so they will arrange it with you. Order online and they will contact you

El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill

  • Takeout only
  • Regular hours and menu
  • Beer available on takeout orders

Purple Carrot Bread Company

  • Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm. DoorDash for delivery or text oder to 978-455-4188
  • Currently doing take and bake tray items such as Lasagna ( AMAZING), eggplant parm, mac &cheese, salads etc. These serve 9-10 people. We ordered the take and bake lasagna and it was enough for two dinners ( we had more than one serving obviously!) You can also pick up any  of their other menu items plus they have freshly baked bread for sale

Mill City BBQ & Brew

  • Open for takeout and delivery
  • Hours 12pm-9pm Tues-Sat, Sunday 12pm-6pm
  • Contact them for more details

Gormley’s Cafe

  • Check website for gift card ordering.
  • Doing takeout of soups and muffins Saturdays and Sundays from 7am – 12pm call 978-452-8134

Little Delights Bakery

  • Delivery through Doordash, UberEats, & Grubhub
  • Pickup/takeout items to go
  • Hours Mon-Fri 7am-7pm | Sat & Sun 8:30am-7pm

Wham’s Cafe

  • Takeout available, curbside pickup via their drive-up window
  • Call, cashapp and pickup | 855-942-6722

Warp & Weft

  • Now open for takeout from 4pm-7:30pm Tuesday-Saturday
  • Beer and wine available with pickup
  • Special curbside parking available

Merrimack Valley


  • Cobblestones has been consolidated for now with Moonstones
  • Curbside pickup and delivery daily 4pm-8pm, if you call them directly at 978-256-777 for curbside pickup it comes with a 10% discount
  • Family meal specials change weekly, stay tuned to their social media pages for more information


  • $10 dollar delivery, no more than 8 miles roundtrip within the restaurant – see their FB for more details
  • New to-go menu
  • Closed Mondays and then open every other day 4:30pm-8pm (last call 7:45pm)
  • Can do tray baked meals for families

Crack’d Kitchen & Coffee

  • Current hours 7 am-3 pm Mon-Fri and Sat & Sun 8 am-2 pm
  • Delivery through UberEats also offering curbside pickup by dialing 978-775-1775 #3 or order online
  • Online gift cards available for purchase

Top Donut Cafe

  • Takeout and delivery through Postmates
  • Normal hours

Tu Kasa Restaurant

  • Takeout and delivery
  • Call 978-687-8882
  • Also available through UberEats and Doordash

The Hidden Pig

  • Open 12 pm-10 pm Mon-Sun, Takeout and delivery
  • Pick up your order you get 10% off
  • Call 978-914-6800

Changing Tides Cafe

  • Closed down temporarily
  • Check their website for options to buy gift cards.

Outside Lowell & Merrimack Valley

La Qchara

  • Contactless takeout or delivery via their website which is linked above or call 781-662-5555 – delivery within 5 miles
  • Gift cards available for sale on their website
  • Opens every day at 8 am, delivery starts at 10 am

Koshari Mama ( Bow Market)

  • Open Tues, Wed & Thurs at Bow Market for pick up only from 11-4 Fri & Sat from 11-6 for pick up from Bow Market or Sunday 11-4 for pickup from Bow Market.
  • Free delivery in the Boston area and Lowell but pre-order is necessary. Please call 1-866-Koshari or message them on IG or FB.


We will get through this, one day at a time, one order at a time. Please remember how important it is to support local. It is everything that comprises my writing and how I feel deeply.

If you read this list and dont see your business on here message me and I will add it.


All the light, takeout & delivery,

Life as a Maven


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