Restaurants in the Twin Cities, continue to struggle to do business after six months of the coronavirus pandemic. So, it makes sense to order in often.
But, for conscientious, concerned supporters, there is one thing to consider: how to get delivery from your favorite neighborhood eatery without using ethically questionable delivery apps like Uber Eats, Door Dash, Grub Hub, and more? If loyal fans order app free, the restaurant and staff doesn’t lose part of their cut to huge conglomerates who are profiting people staying home. It’s easy to forget due to the convenience factor, but delivery applications often take a large portion of restaurant profit, some 25-30% in many cases, which makes it hard to survive for many small operations. And, those great discounts the apps offer? Often times, the restaurant is forced to foot the bill for your $10 off your first order and other similar promotions. Better to order directly from these businesses and support them during these tough times.
This Northeast restaurant serves incredible Greek food made with ingredients sourced from local, small farms. Delivery is available within a three mile radius of the restaurant for a $35 minimum order. Add on a bottle of wine from the area’s only Greek wine bar.
Chef Sameh Wadi’s casual spot on Lyndale Avenue has delivered for years. The dishes that have become classics like the Yum Yum Bowl or MFC, Moroccan spiced fried chicken sandwich are easily ordered up and dropped on your doorstep. A bonus is that WSK is right next to Milkjam with inventive ice cream flavors and some of the best vegan options around. Order online.
Those within a 20 mile radius of downtown Minneapolis are in luck, as the always imaginative Cardigan Donuts is currently offering metro-wide delivery for less than $10. Be aware that said delivery will be between 7:30 and 10am. The pared down menu of a coffee carafe, assorted doughnut box, and doughnut hole box are available.
For extra convenience, the Northeast Minneapolis Kieran’s Kitchen will deliver heat and eat options, salads, sandwiches every day. The full retail market is also available for delivery, which includes numerous local items like artisan sauces, meats, farm fresh eggs, wine and beer, some unbelievable cheese choices and more. Call 612-354-5093 or order online.
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Now, with two locations to choose from, The Lynhall delivers to the area around its Lyndale, Minneapolis location and the newer Edina location. Simply choose the far left “Lynhall Take-Out and Delivery” choice on the restaurant’s easy order online tab or download the app.
Each week, there’s a new menu available from this classic Minneapolis spot. Options like galettes, cupcakes, and pop tarts are fan favorites, and can be yours with free delivery on all orders of $30 or more. Simply message the proprietor on Instagram or Facebook to order and pay using paypal or venmo.
As the name implies, this next spot is located in Northeast Minneapolis. For just $5, patrons within two miles of the 13th Ave NE location can get delivery on their orders of delicious sandwiches, brunch, and more. Simply call 612-877-8111.
St. Louis Park’s Mill Valley Kitchen, where good food comes naturally, is offering delivery. Order online here or call 952-358-2000. Availability is limited to Wednesday through Saturday 4-8pm.
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Both the St. Paul and Minneapolis locations of Revival offer online ordering through the commission free platform ChowNow. Simply enter your address to make sure you reside within the approved delivery zones. Then, enjoy Southern comfort food from the comfort of your own couch. Please note, the restaurants are currently not able to offer their usual outstanding gluten-friendly fried chicken option. And the Revival Smoked Meats operation remains closed until further notice.
This South Minneapolis gem, with a convenient St. Paul iteration as well, is offering limited delivery using their in-house staff. They’ll deliver from 4-8pm within 5 miles of the Hennepin Avenue or Como locations. Check out the excellent family-style “Taco Boxes” that feed 2-5 people and offer diners choice two proteins.
The divine charcuterie and savory hand pie pop-up Quebracho offers once weekly delivery. Simply order online before 5pm on Friday for Sunday delivery. Orders of over $40 will be delivered for free within Minneapolis and St. Paul city limits, with a $15 charge for less than $40 orders as well as those fifteen miles or less from the Quebracho kitchen. Crackers, honey, mustard and other provisions are also available, alongside regular platters and meals.
Skinner’s Pub in St. Paul has always served its entire menu via free delivery. Skinner’s Pub [Official]
Through May 3rd, delivery is just $2.99 from the always delightful Hot Hands on St. Paul’s Snelling Ave. Their from-scratch offerings include both sweet and salty hand pies, biscuits, pastries, coffee, and more. Plus, with DIY cocktail kits for Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, the brunch babes meal kit for four, and biscuits with a quart of gravy, quarantine brunching has never been easier. Added bonus? It’s optional to add a slice of pie for someone in need to your order, the ultimate expression of Minnesota nice.
Another great spot to support during coronavirus time is this small, female-owned business that believes in “pie with a purpose”. Online ordering closes when sold out so be sure to get yours in ASAP for free, no-contact delivery on Tuesdays.
This beloved neighborhood bar has always had its own delivery drivers. Order up burgers, giant nachos, chicken wings, and pizza by calling the restaurant direction.
359 13th Avenue Northeast, , MN 55413 (612) 877-8111