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Where to Find Family-Style Meal Deals for Takeout and Delivery Around D.C.

Skip the meal prep and order out instead

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During the coronavirus crisis, social media feeds are filling up with photos glorifying meal prepping and baking in self-quarantine. But not everyone has the energy or the wherewithal to tackle an ambitious cooking project, particularly parents who are suddenly finding out what teachers and daycare providers face on a daily basis. The restaurants on this map all offer family-size packages that simplify decisions for ordering group meals.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Oohh's and Aahh's (Multiple locations)

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5933 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 882-2902
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For a dose of comforting soul food, head to Oohh’s and Aahh’s on Georgia Avenue or U Street NW. For $45 plus tax, a family meal comes with a choice of two mains (chicken wings, beef or turkey meatloaf, fried or blackened whiting, chicken leg quarters) and three sides, with options like mac and cheese, collard greens, or potato salad Order takeout or PostMates delivery online.

2. Muchas Gracias

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5029 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

This new Latin pop-up with a charitable spirit comes from Oyamel alum Christian Irabién and the owners behind neighboring upper Northwest restaurants Comet Ping Pong and Buck’s Fishing and Camping. A family-size taco kit ($55) has protein options like skirt steak fajita or citrus-braised Chihuahua-style carnitas. It also comes with eight fresh corn tortillas, sides of beans and rice, and a tres leches cake . A portion of each takeout or delivery sale is donated to Tables Without Borders, helping refugee chefs find jobs, and Friends and Family Meal, supplying groceries for DC’s hospitality industry.

Muchas Gracias chef Christian Irabién Holly Barzyk/Muchas Gracias

3. Maydan

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1346 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 370-3696
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Chicken isn’t boring when you order the family meal at Maydan. This bird gets roasted over a wood-burning hearth and comes with generous portions of smoked-paprika potatoes, hummus, and garlicky toum for $65. Order online for pickup.

4. Nina May

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1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 518-3609
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Looking for back-to-back, ready-to-eat meals? Last week, Nina May launched a meal delivery service, called FEAST, which reaches a 25-mile radius from the new, local-sourcing American restaurant in Shaw. Options for brunch ($70) and dinner ($100, include two seperate three-course spreads from chef-owner Colin McClimans with dishes like pumpkin seed-crusted barbecue pork ribs or squash and rosemary braised meatballs.

Ribs from Nina May can be reheated in the oven
Ribs from Nina May can be reheated in the oven
Laura Chase de Formigny Photography

5. Martin's Tavern, Est 1933

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1264 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-7370
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The 87-year-old Georgetown bar just reopened for takeout and delivery with family-style packages centered around shepherd’s pie ($50), Parmesan-crusted chicken Milanese ($60), and a couple other optios.

6. Unconventional Diner

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1207 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 847-0122
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Chef-owner David Deshaies is running a “Stay-at-home supper club” that offers six different family-style packages ($40) that easily feed four. Meals are built around highlights like jambalaya, crab-stuffed salmon filets, and fried chicken with cheddar chive biscuits and bacon jam.

7. Jaleo (Multiple locations)

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480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-7949
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Paella from José Andrés’s Spanish flagship comes in vegetarian, seafood, and chicken options in portions big enough for two to four people. At the D.C. location, each paella comes in an enameled 12-inch pan that diners get to keep. Jaleo locations in Penn Quarter, Bethesda, and Crystal city have takeout menus online and delivery available through Uber Eats. Meanwhile, Peruvian and Mexican-style family meals are offered at Oyamel and China Chilcano, just down the street.

Jaleo

8. Ambar Clarendon

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2901 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 875-9663
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Ambar’s Clarendon location remains open for pick-up and to-go orders. A Balkan feast feeds two for a bargain price of $35.99. The multi-choose menu includes a side vegetable or salad, plus spreads, a main dish like short rib goulash or vegetable Carbonara, baked pita bread, cornbread, house-made pickles, and dessert. You can also build the meal to scale based on the number of mouths to feed.

9. ABC Pony

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2 I St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 913-8155
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Erik Bruner-Yang’s new Italian-Asian pasta shop in Navy Yard has a nightly family meal deal, including cocktails, that feeds two for $50. The menu changes daily, ranging from Filipino comfort dishes on Fridays to Peking duck or a fried chicken and potato salad night. Every Saturday, the meal comes with a suggested movie pairing for a date night in.

10. Pearl Street Warehouse

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33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 380-9620
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This bar and concert venue in the Wharf development serves homestyle-family favorites like meatball lasagna or enchilada casserole that feed six for $40. It also offers recurring livestream-YouTube concerts by local musicians.

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11. Busboys and Poets (Multiple locations)

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2004 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 889-1374
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Busboys and Poets remains open around the DC region, including its Anacostia location, which opened this time last year. The family meals come in Italian, Southwestern, and vegan options that feed six to eight people for $80. Order online for contactless pickup.

Busboys and Poets

12. Cheesetique (Multiple locations)

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2411 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 706-5300
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Both the Del Rey and Shirlington locations have family meal deals for cheeselovers. These heat-and-eat meals include lasagna, mac’n’cheese, and chicken parm, all for around $35. That’s in addition to free meals that Cheesetique serves daily from 2-4 p.m. daily for anyone in the restaurant industry. Call or order online for pickup or DoorDash delivery.

13. Succotash (Multiple locations)

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186 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 567-8900
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Order a to-go meal from the National Harbor Succotash, or any participating restaurant in the watefront district, and you’ll receive two free tickets to ride the Capital Wheel once it reopens, with parking validation included. Chef Edward Lee’s Southern menu has packages for groups of two ($34) or four ($68) with comfort foods like buttermilk fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and chocolate bourbon pecan pie.

Wings at Succotash Scott Suchman/Succotash

1. Oohh's and Aahh's (Multiple locations)

5933 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

For a dose of comforting soul food, head to Oohh’s and Aahh’s on Georgia Avenue or U Street NW. For $45 plus tax, a family meal comes with a choice of two mains (chicken wings, beef or turkey meatloaf, fried or blackened whiting, chicken leg quarters) and three sides, with options like mac and cheese, collard greens, or potato salad Order takeout or PostMates delivery online.

5933 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011

2. Muchas Gracias

5029 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Muchas Gracias chef Christian Irabién Holly Barzyk/Muchas Gracias

This new Latin pop-up with a charitable spirit comes from Oyamel alum Christian Irabién and the owners behind neighboring upper Northwest restaurants Comet Ping Pong and Buck’s Fishing and Camping. A family-size taco kit ($55) has protein options like skirt steak fajita or citrus-braised Chihuahua-style carnitas. It also comes with eight fresh corn tortillas, sides of beans and rice, and a tres leches cake . A portion of each takeout or delivery sale is donated to Tables Without Borders, helping refugee chefs find jobs, and Friends and Family Meal, supplying groceries for DC’s hospitality industry.

5029 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

3. Maydan

1346 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Chicken isn’t boring when you order the family meal at Maydan. This bird gets roasted over a wood-burning hearth and comes with generous portions of smoked-paprika potatoes, hummus, and garlicky toum for $65. Order online for pickup.

1346 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Nina May

1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Ribs from Nina May can be reheated in the oven
Ribs from Nina May can be reheated in the oven
Laura Chase de Formigny Photography

Looking for back-to-back, ready-to-eat meals? Last week, Nina May launched a meal delivery service, called FEAST, which reaches a 25-mile radius from the new, local-sourcing American restaurant in Shaw. Options for brunch ($70) and dinner ($100, include two seperate three-course spreads from chef-owner Colin McClimans with dishes like pumpkin seed-crusted barbecue pork ribs or squash and rosemary braised meatballs.

1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Martin's Tavern, Est 1933

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

The 87-year-old Georgetown bar just reopened for takeout and delivery with family-style packages centered around shepherd’s pie ($50), Parmesan-crusted chicken Milanese ($60), and a couple other optios.

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

6. Unconventional Diner

1207 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Chef-owner David Deshaies is running a “Stay-at-home supper club” that offers six different family-style packages ($40) that easily feed four. Meals are built around highlights like jambalaya, crab-stuffed salmon filets, and fried chicken with cheddar chive biscuits and bacon jam.

1207 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7. Jaleo (Multiple locations)

480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Jaleo

Paella from José Andrés’s Spanish flagship comes in vegetarian, seafood, and chicken options in portions big enough for two to four people. At the D.C. location, each paella comes in an enameled 12-inch pan that diners get to keep. Jaleo locations in Penn Quarter, Bethesda, and Crystal city have takeout menus online and delivery available through Uber Eats. Meanwhile, Peruvian and Mexican-style family meals are offered at Oyamel and China Chilcano, just down the street.

480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

8. Ambar Clarendon

2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Ambar’s Clarendon location remains open for pick-up and to-go orders. A Balkan feast feeds two for a bargain price of $35.99. The multi-choose menu includes a side vegetable or salad, plus spreads, a main dish like short rib goulash or vegetable Carbonara, baked pita bread, cornbread, house-made pickles, and dessert. You can also build the meal to scale based on the number of mouths to feed.

2901 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

9. ABC Pony

2 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Erik Bruner-Yang’s new Italian-Asian pasta shop in Navy Yard has a nightly family meal deal, including cocktails, that feeds two for $50. The menu changes daily, ranging from Filipino comfort dishes on Fridays to Peking duck or a fried chicken and potato salad night. Every Saturday, the meal comes with a suggested movie pairing for a date night in.

2 I St SE
Washington, DC 20003

10. Pearl Street Warehouse

33 Pearl St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Pearl Street Warehouse

This bar and concert venue in the Wharf development serves homestyle-family favorites like meatball lasagna or enchilada casserole that feed six for $40. It also offers recurring livestream-YouTube concerts by local musicians.

33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC 20024

11. Busboys and Poets (Multiple locations)

2004 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets remains open around the DC region, including its Anacostia location, which opened this time last year. The family meals come in Italian, Southwestern, and vegan options that feed six to eight people for $80. Order online for contactless pickup.

2004 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020

12. Cheesetique (Multiple locations)

2411 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

Both the Del Rey and Shirlington locations have family meal deals for cheeselovers. These heat-and-eat meals include lasagna, mac’n’cheese, and chicken parm, all for around $35. That’s in addition to free meals that Cheesetique serves daily from 2-4 p.m. daily for anyone in the restaurant industry. Call or order online for pickup or DoorDash delivery.

2411 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

13. Succotash (Multiple locations)

186 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Wings at Succotash Scott Suchman/Succotash

Order a to-go meal from the National Harbor Succotash, or any participating restaurant in the watefront district, and you’ll receive two free tickets to ride the Capital Wheel once it reopens, with parking validation included. Chef Edward Lee’s Southern menu has packages for groups of two ($34) or four ($68) with comfort foods like buttermilk fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and chocolate bourbon pecan pie.

186 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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