Get it to go! How to support local restaurants during the pandemic

As Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a temporary ban on dine-in service at restaurants to restrict the spread of the coronavirus, we wanted to highlight some of our faves to get take-out or delivery from.

by Maria Murriel
March 16, 2020

Food and drink businesses keep New Orleans alive and running, disaster after disaster — and patrons who are able have been doing their best to support our bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a temporary ban on dine-in service at restaurants to restrict the spread of the coronavirus, we wanted to highlight some of our faves to get take-out or delivery from. Be advised this list is subject to change as news of the pandemic develops.

Take-out

Twelve Mile Limit

The bar is closed, but serving batch cocktails and a special food menu for takeout.

Twelve Mile Limit
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Getting there
500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Hours
Mon-Thu 5pm–12am
Fri 5pm–2am
Sat 1pm–2am
Sun 10am–12am
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Kin

 

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The communal ramen eatery is only doing phone orders and has updated service hours.

kin
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Getting there
4600 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA
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Long Chim

 

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Offering takeout, catering and delivery for orders of $20 or more. 

Long Chim Nola
Getting there
4113 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
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Stein’s Deli

 

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Staff will be limiting how many people are inside to place orders at the small Magazine Street deli.

Stein's Market and Deli
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Getting there
2207 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Fri 8am–5pm
Sat-Sun 9am–5pm
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Turkey and the Wolf/Molly’s Rise and Shine

 

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Owner Mason Hereford promises to get creative with takeout offerings.

Turkey and the Wolf
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Getting there
739 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hours
Mon 11am–4pm
Tue Closed
Wed-Sun 11am–4pm
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Molly's Rise and Shine
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Getting there
2368 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hours
Mon 8am–2pm
Tue-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 8am–2pm
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Juan’s Flying Burrito

 

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Staff will take your order on the phone or at the door and they ask that you not congregate outside. Coincidentally, the city is not allowing that, either.

Juan's Flying Burrito - CBD
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Getting there
515 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 11am–10pm
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Juan's Flying Burrito - Mid-City
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Getting there
4724 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 11am–10pm
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Juan's Flying Burrito - Uptown
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Getting there
5538 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 11am–10pm
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Closed

Some establishments have decided to temporarily close their doors altogether. Considering the CDC’s recommendation that no more than 10 people gather at a time to avoid the spread of COVID-19, closing a bar or restaurant is prudent. 

But if you are able, these small businesses would be grateful for your purchase of a gift card to use at a later date — in a hopeful, post-pandemic future. Buying directly from the restaurant helps them save on third-party fees.

Mosquito Supper Club

Chef Melissa Martin considered keeping her small, reservation-only restaurant open, but after developments over the weekend, felt it would be irresponsible. If a gift card is not your style, Martin’s cookbook makes a nice gift.

LeBlanc+Smith restaurants

Meauxbar, Sylvain, Barrel Proof, Cavan and Longway Tavern will all be closed starting today. Gift cards are for sale on the restaurants’ websites, and 75 percent of the proceeds will benefit their employees.

As the spread of the virus changes government mandates, New Orleans’ hospitality industry has already taken a hit. To find other ways to help people who have lost jobs or shifts, visit the Mutual Aid New Orleans Facebook group.

Maria writes about beer, arts & culture and the occasional nostalgic essay about home. She’s worked in public radio newsrooms, newspapers and alt-weeklies, and is the co-founder of Pizza Shark Productions, a podcast house making media more equitable. She also teaches sometimes. Read more about her work at mariamurriel.com.

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