Editor’s note: This is an “open” article, meaning it will be constantly updated with restaurant specials and offerings as we receive them. If you are a restaurateur and wish to have your specials listed, send a picture, what you are offering, and pick-up instructions (including delivery options) to: [email protected]
After the city of Long Beach mandated the closure of bars and any in-person dining at restaurants to slow down the coronavirus, essentially the entire foodservice industry has had to alter how it operates at least until March 31—and possibly longer. Some of them have gotten creative.
Here is a list of what restaurants are offering as they urge patrons to use their delivery/take-out/to-go options. As a heads up, it also includes restaurants that will not be open at all.
In alphabetical order…
210 E. Third St.; 562-552-6677
Perks: Pho to soothe your anxiety—plus free delivery
“We are offering free delivery on our website for your first order and only $3 thereafter,” said Bells Wong of 123 Pho. “We also offer pick up via call-in or online order and we are also on Ubereats as well.”
The 4th Horseman
121 W. Fourth St.; 562-513-3394
Perks: Free corned beef & cabbage with your pizza
For today, or while supplies last, with any pizza order, owners Ryan Hughes and Martin Svab will give a free cup of house-made corned beef and cabbage. Anyone placing an order online for delivery or pickup can use the code EAT BEER DRINK PIZZA and 4th Horseman will pay the sales tax. They also have a limited amount of cauliflower crust pizzas and bottles of wine along with six- and four-pack beers available for delivery.
3850 Worsham Ave., #410; 562-420-5331
Door Dash delivery is available for customers along with the ability to place take out orders by calling in. Full menu is available here.
Aji Peruvian Cuisine
2308 E. Fourth St.; 562-439-8545
The southside’s easiest access to Peruvian food can be picked up curbside or ordered through Postmates and Door Dash. Even better: 50% off all bottles of vino.
4019 Atlantic Ave.; 562-285-7199
Perks: Beer to-go from one of our local breweries
Ambitious Ales is offering crowlers, packaged beer and gift card sales online and at the tap room daily from noon to 6 p.m. With a spacious area to wait, social distancing can be practices. You can order online by clicking here.
Ammatolí Mediterranean Bites
285 E. Third St.; 562-435-0808
Perks: The city’s best Middle Eastern food—with free delivery
If you haven’t experienced Chef Dima Habibeh’s food, you are simply missing out. And now, you can order everything from her masterful beef shawarma to the best falafel in Long Beach with free delivery from 11 a.m to 6 p.m.
4150 McGowen St.; 562-420-5005
Chef Thomas Ortega will be fully closing both of Amor Familia locations in Long Beach, Amorcito and Playa Amor. “We have closed them for now,” Ortega said. “We barely did 150 bucks all day yesterday. Playa did $60 for lunch, so we had to close them for now. It doesn’t make sense; it will bury us further in debt trying to do just to-go orders.”
1923 Broadway.; 562-432-1098
Already offering a variety of Greek, American, and vegan options, Cafe Ambrosia will also be offering sealed bottles of wine and beer, pickup or curbside Cash or over the phone charge. Full menu available here.
Aroma di Roma
4708 E. Second St.; 562-439-7662
Perks: They open at 5:30 a.m. and assist with elder deliveries
In-person take-out orders, curbside pickup, and backdoor parking area pickup will be offered at this caffeinated staple in Belmont Shore. Delivery is also available through GrubHub, Postmates, and Door Dash. Even cooler, they are willing to deliver with their own staff for special circumstances, such as the elderly confined to their homes or those in need of special assistance due to medical conditions
4085 Atlantic Ave.; 562-426-3000
Aura Thai will continue to provide food via take-out and delivery services Seamless, Eat Streets, and GrubHub.
The Auld Dubliner (CLOSED)
71 S. Pine Ave.; 562-437-8300
“We will be closed for the immediate future. We appreciate all of the community support and everyone who contributed to getting us this far. We will reopen and we will return stronger than ever.”
2940 Clark Ave.; 562-421-5120
Perks: Excessively cheesy, overly guacamole-y tacos dorado
This is Cal-Mex at its peak, having served the Long Beach community its Americanized version of Mexican grub over two decades. Some food snobs might dismiss these fried tacos as inauthentic—but in reality, they’ve been a part of Mexican and Mexican-American cuisine for decades.
Call for pick-up or delivery through Door Dash.
Bamboo Teri House
3391 Atlantic Ave.; 562-595-6049
Bamboo Teri House is currently take-out orders with their full menu. Call in to pick up or use delivery services DoorDash and Postmates. Menu available here.
Bebot Filipino Soul Food
2741 E. Fourth St.; 562-342-6008
Perks: Filipino grub—duh—and a meal donated for every $20 spent
Chefs AC Boral and Janice Dig Cabaysa do something no one else in the city is doing: creating spins on Filipino food like not other—and they open for take-out or delivery via phone call, bebotfilipinofood.com, or Postmates.
“For your $20 spent, we can cover the food and labor costs for a meal we’re donating to a local family facing food insecurity,” Boral said.
Bixby’s Brooklyn Deli
4280 Atlantic Ave.; 562-426-6146
Perks: Pastrami, pastrami, and more pastrami
While it may not be the much-missed Brix’s in the Shore, Bixby’s Brooklyn Deli can help curb your pastrami/Jewish deli needs—and they will be offering take-out and delivery via Postmates and Door Dash. For the full menu, click here.
3405 Orange Ave.; 562-490-2473
The Cal Heights breakfast and lunch staple will, beginning Thursday, Mar. 19, be open for take-out only from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will provide free delivery within a three mile radius; deliveries will start at 8 AM. Minimum order of $25 or more for delivery while call-and-walk-in orders are good for now. No curbside pickup will be available for now. To place a order, call. Full menu available here.
“Our regular staff will be making the deliveries and we’d appreciate if you would kindly remember to tip them,” said owner Debbie Rosetti-Colacion.” This will be a trial period so things may change.”
The Breakfast Bar
70 Atlantic Ave.; 562-726-1700
Owner Pamela Beadel is offering a glass of fresh squeezed OJ and a bottle of Champagne for $16 as well as “offering our other specialty drinks to go. People can call or order online for pick up. Delivery is online only. They can order through our website or through Postmates, Gub Hub and Chow Now. “
5205 E. Second St.; 562-438-8763
Perks: Full menu being offered
One of Belmont Shore’s Italian staples, Buono Gente is offering their entire menu for delivery.
Cali Shrimp and Wingz House
1169 E. Tenth St.; 562-528-8911 Perks: Free delivery within a two-mile radius
One of my underrated grub hubs, Cali Shrimp & Wingz is a bit of a gem. They are trying to keep operations going by offering free delivery but only from a two-mile radius from the restaurant. “Specials will no longer be available from our restaurant due to our suppliers pricing at this time,” said owner Victor Pena. “We are also limited on our supplies so most items will be while supplies last. We hope this helps in this time of need and we will do our best to help the community in these very difficult times.”
2380 Santa Fe Ave.; 562-612-3305
Perks: Some of the best Peruvian food in the city
The Westside’s Casa Chaskis will have lunch special deliveries Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with each special changing daily announced on their social media, which includes Instagram and Facebook. Lunch specials consist of an appetizer, entree, and beverage for $11.99. On occasion, they do offer vegan and vegetarian lunch specials. Call for pick-up or use delivery via Postmates.
Cesar’s Bistro (CLOSED)
6240 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.; 562-494-1000
After attempting to make delivery/to-go only a viable thing, Chef Cesar and his wife Luz have decided to close up shop:
“Today is our turn to make the tough decision: We will be temporarily closed. We did our best to remain open for take out and delivery, but we know that we now need to go beyond that for the safety and well-being of our customers, community, and ourselves. Let’s stay confident that we all could get through this.”
4752 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 562-498-5600
The chain’s popular chicken meals, pasta salads and more are available for pickup or delivery. Click here for their menu.
Chen’s Chinese Restaurant
2131 E. Broadway; 562-439-0309
The long-living Chinese staple has been serving Long Beach for decades—and remains one of the few places offering an entirely Chinese menu. Call for pick-up or delivery; delivery is also
Chianina Steakhouse (CLOSED)
5716 E. Second St. 562- 434-2333
But Michael’s Restaurant Group will keep their Downtown location open for delivery.
To look at Chianina’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
611 N. Henry Ford Ave. in Wilmington; 310-830-7937
Perks: Food from one the region’s most unique spaces
It’s the only floating restaurant in the county—and while you won’t be able to experience that firsthand unless you pick up a to-go order, with free delivery of their famed clam chowder for orders $50 or more, this might be a great option for families or small offices that are still working.
3879 E. Ocean Blvd.; 562-438-2714
Chronic Tacos has created a Family Taco Kit, available at its Belmont Shore location.
“This is basically a taco bar that feeds four people,” said Jamie Bradec. “It includes tortillas, choice of two proteins—steak, chicken, carnitas or pastor—choice of rice and beans, cheese, chips, pico de gallo and salsas. All for $35. Available to order through the Chronic Tacos app, online ordering through chronictacos.com and third party delivery, including Door Dash, Postmates, Ubereats, and GrubHub.”
Cinco de Mayo
351 Pacific Ave.; 562-432-1604
Perks: One of Downtown’s oldest Mexican joints
This old-school-but-satisfying Mexican restaurant has been serving the Downtown community for decades—and it is so old-school that it is cash only. But there is an ATM there for when you pick up.
Cluck & Blaze
4501 E. Carson St.; 562-399-9596
The aspiring Nashville hot chicken joint will offer take-out, pick-up, and delivery through Postmates.
Coffee Cup Cafe
3734 E. Fourth St.; 562-433-3292
Perks: Some of the best breakfast grub in Long Beach
Coffee Cup owners Doreen Nagler and Joan Macken want folks to know that they are open during their regular business hours and ready for pick-up. Call to place your order.
5205 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.; 562-498-2461
Perks: 50-ounce to-go drinks
Newly minted owner Steve Guillen has had to take on a three-front battle: Walking away from his neighborhood staple Iguana Kelly’s, taking over DiPiazza after its two much-loved founders decided to retire, and now, the coronavirus.
He isn’t giving up—and you can order the space’s entire menu online, including 50-ounce drinks.
Derrick’s on Atlantic
3502 Atlantic Ave.; 562-337-8131
Derrick’s just opened—and that’s why your support is needed. The barbecue-centric spot will be taking curbside orders without you ever stepping out of your car. Call ahead to place your order. Menu available to look at here.
Ellie’s: 204 Orange Ave.; 562-437-4837 and Lupe’s: 301 The Promenade N.; 562-436-4344
Perks: Some of the city’s best food delivered to your door
Chef Jason Witzl of Ellie’s and Lupe’s is facing a rough week: Having to let go of 80 staff members, he and his team are trying to figure out how to best maneuver the food landscape freshly after opening one of the city’s largest restaurant spaces, Lupe’s, in Downtown.
To view the two restaurants’ combination menu that begins Friday, Mar. 20, click here.
4244 Atlantic Ave.; 562-420-5005
Perks: Beginning Wednesday, they will be offering delivery (but not through any delivery apps)
Owner Jason Van Fleet—the self-described Chief Bottle Washer—and his vastly underrated Bixby Knolls gem will begin offering a special take-out menu on Wednesday and is skipping the use and hassle of delivery apps in favor of doing delivery themselves. For a full look at the menu, click here.
3344 E. Broadway; 562-343-7319
Perks: The best Indian food in Long Beach
If there is one thing that should never be downsized, or maligned, it is quick-and-cheap, wonderfully satisfying food. Perhaps no place exudes this quality more than the almighty taco truck, though others lurk in the shadows and shine bright once discovered. That’s Flamin’ Curry.
Great Indian food is difficult to find in Long Beach but this joint is unapologetically straightforward, a line of steam trays offering up a splendid array of Northern and Southern Indian staples that help my inner cravings for channa masala and biryani and, of course, various curries with the type of spiciness to transcend and heat up dining experiences.
Call for pick-up or get delivery through GrubHub, Ubereats, and Postmates.
Fire Bird Nashville Hot Chicken
3630 Atlantic Ave. (inside Liberation Brewing Co.); 562-543-3911
Perks: The city’s best Nashville hot chicken
Owners Thyda and Chet Sieng offer Long Beach the best version of Nashville hot chicken it can get—and it is available for take-out and delivery orders. They are offering free delivery with three entrees or more within a six-mile radius. Menu available for viewing here.
For Brian Addison’s review of Fire Bird, click here.
The Firkin Pub & Grill
3411 E. Broadway; 562-433-3769
“We are doing a taco dinner special for four with rice and beans, salsa and guacamole, and a choice of two proteins: chicken, ground beef or cauliflower,” said owner Mia Cornelius. “Our full menu is still available including corned beef and cabbage, Irish egg rolls, and shepherds pie.”
4817 E. Second St.; 562-987-1080
Perks: Amazing cupcakes—duh
Call to place a pre-order over the phone and, with at least 30 minutes notice, they’ll box the order, run the payment and bring the order out for curbside pick up in the back alley or parking lot behind our shop.
2751 E. Broadway; 562-856-8000
Perks: Proceeds go to their employees
In the word of owner Cieran Gallagher: “I’m stuck with 500 pounds of corn beef, cabbage, and more—what else am I to do but give 100% of the sales to my staff?” We got your back, Cieran—and for what it is worth, happy St. Paddy’s Day and thank you for having your employees’ backs. They will also offer their full menu to-go.
George’s 50s Diner
4390 Atlantic Ave.; 562-427-5979
Draped in neon light at night, George’s 50’s Diner will do doing dine out and they are happy to bring your order to your car. Menu available here.
George’s Greek Cafe
5316 E. Second St.; 562-433-1755 and 135 Pine Ave.; 562-437-1184 and 5252 Faculty Ave. in Lakewood; 562-529-5800
Perks: George and Rodoula were always there when we needed him—it’s time to have their backs
The passing of the George’s Greek Cafe’s patriarch and matriarch, George and Rodoula Loizides, left a huge hole in our community’s food scene—but the restaurants live on past their deaths. Each are open from 11 a.m to 8:30 p.m. daily with free delivery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can call, order on their website, or use Postmates or Door Dash.
Free kids meal with any adult meal purchase.
If an elderly person needs food delivered and is having trouble with money or access to groceries, they will either discount or give for free depending on the situation.
The Green Olive Mediterranean Cuisine
3580 Long Beach Blvd.; 562-912-7030
Free delivery will be offered through Uber Eats, DoorDash, and GrubHub. Menu available here.
4905 E. Second St.; 562-434-5757
Fresh sushi and even vegan rolls on top of ramen dishes make Goyen a stand-out to kill your sushi cravings. Delivery available through GrubHub, Postmates, and Ubereats.
108 W. Third St.; 562-435-1135
Gu Ramen & Tapas is offering pick up or call in. Available on Door Dash or Postmates.
For Brian Addison’s guide to ramen in the city, click here.
Online: www.gustobread.com/order; 562-856-8000
Perks: Some of the best bread in the region delivered to your door
Though Arturo and his team will be skipping out on the farmers markets, they will continue baking on Wednesdays and Sundays for pre-orders only for delivery or take-away options via their online ordering system. Due to overwhelming demand, they are only allowing pre-orders for one bake day at a time. Sunday pre-orders open now through Friday, then Wednesday pre-orders open Saturday through Monday.
For Managing Editor Melissa Evans’ story on baking with Arturo, click here.
Gypsy’s Persian Grill
29 S. 39th Pl.; 562-856-8000
Perks: Underrated Persian food delivered to your door
Underrated on a level that is likely to force me to add to my Underrated list this year, this Belmont Shore gem has been serving stellar food from the Levantine for over a decade. Pick-up or delivery via GrubHub.
Hamburger Mary’s (CLOSED)
330 Pine Ave.,; 562-436-7900
Happy Cow Kitchen
371 Redondo Ave., Suite C
Perks: Some of the city’s best baked goods
Happy Cow Kitchen has always kept it old-school: no wifi, no complex menu and seemingly eschewing a hipster vibe on every level, owner and baker Claudette Pentz offers up incredible baked goods every weekend—and will continue that tradition with take-out only on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can find little wonders—her cream horns are cream cheese-y stuffed little wonders while decadent offerings like her buttery strawberry and almond croissant put most others to shame—or you can go full sit down and have a genuinely solid breakfast or lunch.
2147 N. Bellflower Blvd.; 562-597-5811
A SoCal institution that has slowly seen its presence shrunk as the group that owns it focuses on the more contemporary chains its owns like Lucille’s, the Long Bech location still makes pies and cakes on the daily while offering diner fare. Available on Door Dash and Ubereats.
Hungry Angelina (CLOSED)
6400 E Pacific Coast Highway; 562-247-7272
After initially trying to remain open with take-out, Hungry Angelina is closing up shop until further notice.
JADE on the Water
6380 Pacific Coast Highway; 562-430-1111
Perks: Free kids meals and egg rolls plus 50% off sake
Jade, having just taken over the massive Forbidden Palace space last year, is offering their entire menu for pick-up/delivery/to-go. Their offerings are available on GrubHub, Uber Eats, Door Dash, and Postmates. Even better, they have free egg rolls with every delivery and 50% off all bottles of wine and sake to-go. Also, kids meals are free.
Jongewaard’s Bake n Broil
3697 Atlantic Ave.; 562-595-0396
Perks: One of the city’s most famed bakeries and restaurants
Bake n Broil will have a take-out only option offering their full menu available. Full menu available here.
To look at Bake n Broil’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
K.C. Branaghan’s (CLOSED)
5734 E. Second St.; 562-434-3600
The Irish pub staple in Naples will remain closed until at least Mar. 31
La Chancla Mexican Grill
990 Cherry Ave., #102; 562-248-2741
Perks: Guisados delivered in $20 family packs
La Chancla is offering a $20 package that includes one pound of any Guisado or meat—that includes chicharrones, lengua, chile verde, chicken mole, chicken tikka, and more—one pound of rice, one pound of beans, all accompanied with their fantastic handmade tortillas and salsa. Call to make an order.
To see Brian Addison’s piece about La Chancla and the family behind its operations, click here.
La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana
2945 E. Broadway; 562-438-1235
Owner Michael Procaccini has always slung some of the city’s best pizzas—and now, he will have to do it to-go for the first time, an endeavor he is confident will be possible.
To look at La Parolaccia’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
4716 E. Second St.; 562-433-8100
Perks: Free roll of toilet paper if you need
Owner Lisa Ramelow and her La Strada Italian restaurant have long been a staple in Belmont Shore—and to keep patrons coming, she’s offering 50% off any bottle of wine with any order and free delivery within three miles. Also, you can have a free roll of toilet paper if in need.
3632 E. Broadway; 562-881-8105
Perks: Chicken meatballs and garlic noodles—you’ll want them
Owner and chef Diana Vu is not only offering her already-solid menu but an organic chicken meatball and garlic noodle special.
“I have reserved the loading zone in front of the restaurant for pick-ups,” Vu said. “When putting an order through phone, we can text you for when it’s ready. We use Postmates, Grubhub, Door Dash and $5 delivery through Maritime.”
Liberation Brewing Co.
3630 Atlantic Ave.; 562-349-0133
Perks: Beers to-go, of course
One of our most underrated breweries for your thirst-trapped needs. 32-ounce crowlers are being offered as singles or a three-pack while any growlers between 32 or 64 ounces will be filled New takeout hours are from noon to 8 p.m. daily and you can preorder online by clicking here.
Linda’s Mexican Delights
951 Redondo Ave.; 562-439-2121
Owner Linda Silva has this message for patrons: “Linda’s Mexican Delights is open for take out or curbside pick up. Full menu is available! If you can’t stop by during the week, we hope to see you this weekend to pick up some delicious menudo!”
Little Vice (CLOSED)
3317 E. Seventh St.; 562-343-7157
Due to the inability of take-out to cover operating costs, owner Dakotah Challacombe says Little Vice will remain closed.
Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
Perks: Taco and enchilada packages that are customizable
A $75, six-person taco package include three pounds each of chicken and asada (or Impossible vegan crumble meat and veggies) along with tortillas, onions, cilantro, three pounds of rice, three pounds of beans, 32 ounces of salsa, and chips.
Their six-person, $65 enchilada pack includes 20 enchiladas of your choice, three pounds of rice, three pounds of beans, 32 ounces of salsa, and chips.
All options can be made vegan, gluten-free or lactose intolerant friendly.
To look at Lola’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
Long Beach Beer Lab
518 W. Willow St.; 562-270-3253
Perks: License allows them to sell beer to-go
With a newly minted online store, owners Levi Fried and Harmony Sage offer pizza and beer to-go or for pick-up. Sage’s pizzas are spectacular, with an extensive list of vegan offerings that are nothing short of impressive as are her delicious oddities like her wonderful blue cheese and walnut pizza. Sandwiches? Wonderful. Soups? Awesome. Her food overall? Underrated and damn tasty, with or without a beer.
Long Beach Coffee & Tea
480 Pine Ave.; 562-619-8299
Perks: Delivery can include essentials like toilet paper
If you don’t know, Long Beach Coffee & Tea is distinct for a handful of reason: They’re ran by military veterans, they’re LGBTQ+-friendly, and they’re our neighbors. Meet Tom West and Shannon Francis, the pair behind the caffeinated church meets sammie shop.
They’ll be handling online delivery from their website themselves and, fun fact, they’ll deliver essentials like toilet paper—just ask.
“Pork belly skewers are back by popular demand $5 each,” said Francis. “Call or text ahead for pickup. We also have fresh small batch roasted coffee available on our site by the pound; we have a one-time purchase or subscription method available and can ship anywhere in the US. And when you order for local delivery, you get $2 off.”
Long Beach Creamery
4141 Long Beach Blvd.; 562-513-3493 and 222 E. Broadway; 562-435-0515
Perks: Local ice cream—duh
Long Beach Creamery owner Dina Amadril has not only builty a mini-ice cream empire with her two locations in Bixby Knolls and Downtown, her ice cream is simply stellar. Each shop is open during regular for take-out and delivery through Postmates and Grubhub.
UPDATE: Call each shop for hours; they are now limited and vary.
Loose Leaf Boba Company
315 The Promenade N.; 562-435-1559
Perks: Boba—because it’s awesome
Downtown’s sole source for in-house boba will continue pickups for those in need of milk tea, boba, lychee jelly cubes, and more. Full menu available here.
101 Pine Ave.; 562-491-0066
After initially opting to close, L’Opera has decided to re-open and offer a special take-out/delivery menu, according to Event Coordinator Justine Nevarez. Click here for the full menu.
Perks: Some of the best caldo de pollo or res (both locations) and pozole (Downtown location only)—with 20% off all orders
Los Compadres is easily one of Long Beach’s most well-known and respected staples. From their handmade tortillas to stellar mariscos, it could be said that Los Compadres helped us appreciate quality Mexican food beyond the trucks and grab-and-go taquerias. Even better, they are offering 20% off all orders and free local delivery. Online ordering is available through their website.
1101 E. Third Street.; 562-901-0001
Perks: Locally roasted beans with no delivery fee (as always with Lord Windsor)
Coffee shops are like restaurants right now: Unlike bars, they can serve to-go drinks and, as a perk, give you coffee beans on your way home. Lord Windsor is no exception. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., they be open every day until further notice. All drink options on their website are also available for mobile ordering. And, of course, coffee beans are available for free delivery (as is their motto).
Lupe’s: 301 The Promenade N.; 562-436-4344 and Ellie’s: 204 Orange Ave.; 562-437-4837
Perks: Some of the city’s best food delivered to your door
Chef Jason Witzl of Ellie’s and Lupe’s is facing a rough week: Having to let go of 80 staff members, he and his team are trying to figure out how to best maneuver the food landscape freshly after opening one of the city’s largest restaurant spaces, Lupe’s, in Downtown.
To view the two restaurants’ combination menu that begins Friday, Mar. 20, click here.
3618 E. Broadway; 562-433-2574
Perks: Some of the city’s best Thai food
Tucked between a liquor store and a laundromat, sits one of Long Beach’s shining example of Thai restaurants.
Unassuming and solid, the family of Pungauthaikans—led by mom-and-daughter team Nitaya and Parry—have created a neighborhood spot that creates consistently warming, heartfelt dishes which harken to their Thai heritage while using local resources.
Call for pick-up only; no delivery being offered.
4121 Long Beach Blvd.; 562-317-5155
Perks: Bread—and lots of it
Finding trouble finding bread at the grocery store? Consider stopping by The Merchant as they will be ramping up bread production Monday through Sunday. As of now, it’ll be baguettes and loaves of milk bread, challah, bordelaise, with a small selection of pastries. Storefront is still open but to-go, card transactions only. Order online with DoorDash.
210 E. Third St.; 562-491-2100
Perks: Beer and wine to go; gift card bonuses
Buy a gift card and receive a 20% bonus gift card from Michael’s Downtown. Also, their Margarita Monday special—buy one pizza, get a margarita pizza for free—is available now all the time. With delivery of alcohol available, they are doing 50% off bottles of wine for now for pick-up and delivery.
To look at Michael’s Downtown’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
Michael’s on Naples
5620 E. Second St.; 562-439-7080
Perks: A $45 curbside prix-fixe menu with multiple choices plus family packs
Michael’s on Naples is offering something pretty great: a $45, pick-your-options prix-fixe dinner. To view the full menu of options, click here. They will also be offering a $100 family pack that includes a tray of pasta of your choice, organic salad tray, and housemade almond cake.
“We are trying hard to serve the community on this part of town and frankly to survive with take-out and pick-up curbside,” said General Manager Massimo Aronne.
To look at Michael’s on Naples feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
3853 Atlantic Ave.; 562-336-1037
Perks: 15% off all orders for the next two weeks.
For the next two weeks, this Bixby Knolls restaurant will have all take out orders at 15% off. Menu available here. Available on GrubHub, DoorDash, and Seamless.
555 E. Ocean Blvd., #101; 562-495-5988
Perks: Pooling tips to help servers
Per owner Pawina Norasing, “Thank you for supporting our business.Y our business is appreciated to our servers, driver, chef, and dishwashers. The servers will take turns to come pick up the phone call or delivery food to keep up working hours. We use our employees to delivery your food to keep their job. All delivery and take out tips will be pooled between drivers and servers that pick up your phone call. The pick-up station have hand sanitizer. All pens and menus will be sanitized after use each time.”
Noble Bird Rotisserie
6460 Pacific Coast Highway, #125; 562-431-0445
Perks: $40 meals for four
Two options for this chicken rotisserie kingdom for $40, each of which feed four. Option 1: One whole rotisserie chicken; any two sides; half baguette; Brownie Bark. Option 2: Half a rotisserie chicken; Farmer’s Market salad; any two sides; half baguette; Brownie Bark. Orders can be phoned in for convenient grab-and-go takeout. They are in the midst of setting up a curbside pickup zone outside their restaurant with “no contact” pickup. A staffer with gloved hands will walk over to the customers in their vehicle and can put the food directly into their trunk or passenger side-seat to ensure no contact if requested.
Nomad Asian Bistro
6563 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.; 562-430-6888
Perks: The city’s best Chinese food, including Uyghur food
There’s a special place Nomad sits on the Chinese food scale in Long Beach: it’s the best. There’s really nothing more to say. Order it now. Call for pick-up or get delivered through Postmates and Door Dash.
318 Pine Ave.; 562-437-5625
Perks: Early bird specials all day
My name is Alma Anguiano and I am writing to you on behalf of The Omelette Inn – we are located in downtown Long Beach, 318 Pine Avenue. “We are currently serving take out only and we are affiliated with Postmates and GrubHub,” said owner Alma Anguiano. “Our full menu is available during this time from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. We do offer early bird specials, usually they are offered till 9 a.m., but we will be serving them all day for the time being.”
210 The Promenade N.; 562-676-4261
Perks: Beer and wine to-go
Classic, quality American comfort food, The Ordinarie has become both a Downtown and citywide staple with its stellar bar program and creative but classic menu. They will be offering delivery through local delivery service Maritime and take-out from noon to 8 p.m. daily. You can also order online.
525 E. Broadway; 562-612-4951
Perks: Taco packages and mimosas to go
Padre is offering a $50 Taco package that includes eight tacos, six Modelos, guacamole, chips & salsa. That package is $40 on Tuesdays. Also, they’re offering a St. Patrick’s Day Combo all week: three corned beed tacos with sauerkraut & potatoes and a 12-ounce can of Death By Coconut, an Irish-style porter. Select beer and wine for takeaway and delivery on Postmates starting at $4. Weekend Mimosa special: Buy three entrees between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and they’ll throw in a bottle of champagne and an orange juice carafe
3550 Long Beach Blvd.; 562-490-0700
Perks: Breakfast delivered
The Pan, the breakfast and lunch-centric Bixby Knolls staple, will only be doing take-out and phone orders. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and ordering is encouraged through DoorDash, Postmates, ChowNow, or Uber Eats or a call into the restaurant. Menu can be viewed here.
435 Shoreline Dr.; 562-432-6500
Parker’s Lighthouse will have to-go menu options available daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Menu can be viewed here.
The Pie Bar
3550 Long Beach Blvd.; 562-444-8743
Owner Laurie Gray is remaining open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for take out, delivery via Postmates or curbside pick-up.
“Call the shop and I’ll bring your order out to you,” Gray said. “I’d love to see your faces!”
95 Pine Ave.; 562-983-1776
Perks: Some of the city’s best grilled fish—and a dozen eggs for those in need
“We are offering delivering in-house and through all major delivery apps. We are also doing curbside as well. If you want, you can also pull into the parking structure and we will bring it out and validate,” said owner Chris Krajacic.
Delivery does have a radius but for the most part, covers the Greater Long Beach area.
Even better? Krajacic will be handing out a dozen eggs to any family that needs them.
Playa Amor (CLOSED)
6527 E. Pacific Coast Highway; 562-430-2667
Chef Thomas Ortega will be fully closing both of Amor Familia locations in Long Beach, Amorcito and Playa Amor.
To look at Playa Amor’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
Phnom Penh Noodle Shack
1644 Cherry Ave.; 562-433-0032
Perks: The city’s best Cambodian food
Cambodian food in Long Beach is more than a cuisine. It is the essence of a community that was nearly annihilated from history due to a genocide that forced them to leave their country and make Long Beach their home. It’s more than a cup of noodles; it’s a beautiful display of culinary art and cultural resilience. They deserve our patronage. Call for take-out or delivery through Door Dash and Postmates.
4680 E Los Coyotes Diagonal; 562-597-6076 and 3490 Atlantic Ave.; 562-595-5651
Online ordering, currently offering take-out, NEW curbside pickup, and FREE delivery with DoorDash.
You can also order family style meals to go (perfect for 4 or more), Polly’s Signature Coffee and whole roasted coffee beans, and pantry staples like freshly baked bread loaves, jams, apple butter, and more. To view our full menu or place an order visit pollyspies.com, or call ahead for takeout and curbside pickup.
300 The Promenade N.; 562-435-4411
Perks: Free house-made hand sanitizer with certain purchase
Chef Luis Navarro, creative mastermind Brenda Rivera, and distiller Simon Haxton opened Long Beach’s first distillery nearly a year ago—and they don’t plan on going anywhere. Haxton has created a house-made hand sanitizer—no more Purel shortages!—that accompany any liquor bottle purchase or $30 take-out or to-go order. They also just updated their entire menu.
To look at Portuguese Bend’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
The Potholder Cafe
Multiple locations:3700 E. Broadway; 562-433-9305 – 310 W. Broadway; 562-432-6824 – 2246 N. Lakewood Blvd.; 562-494-9400 – 5008 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos; 562-431-1165
Perks: Breakfast all day, every day
“We are open for takeout and curbside pickup orders only,” said Angela De La Cruz of The Potholder. “Belmont Heights and our Downtown locations will remain open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our Traffic Circle and Los Alamitos locations will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.”
Delivery is also available via Postmates.
Primal Alchemy Provisions
Perks: One of the city’s finest catering companies—for your dining table
Primal Alchemy owners Dana and Chef Paul Buchanan have been through a lot—after all, they’ve been serving the Long Beach community for decades. Given the times, they are offering both omnivore and vegan meal packages that are both easy to heat and serve at home. They will deliver to your porch or you can partake in curbside pickup at their kitchen. Click here to order.
“With social distancing in effect, you’ll get a friendly wave from our in-house delivery or kitchen staff and a healthy meal to keep you and your family fed during these challenging times,” said Dana. “Just throw the pans in the oven and toss the salad. Voila.”
Prime by Shenandoah
3701 E. Fourth Street; 562-439-0605
As each year passes since Prime has been open, I remain entirely miffed that it is not constantly mentioned as much as other Fourth Street hubs like its neighbor, Coffee Cup Cafe, or Taqueria La Mexicana or Lola’s or…
Here, they have happily married Mexican food with some Southern grub love; we’re talking brisket tamales, mac y chorizo, “boaritas” tacos, and green chorizo quesadillas. Prime offers spectacularly quality food with near-overwhelming kind service.
Call for pick-up or delivery through GrubHub and Door Dash.
300 S. Pine Ave.; 562-436-9260
The Downtown barbecue joint will offer curbside, take-out, and delivery while offering multiple specials:
- 3 Sandwiches w/side $30
- $10 off Pitmaster ½ Smoke
- $20 off Pitmaster Full Smoke
- 15% off Meat by the pound and sides by the Quart
- Free kids meal with purchase of any regular priced entrée
Rance’s Chicago Pizza
5258 E. Second St.; 562-786-5566
Perks: Chicago deep-dish pizza—plus 15% off online orders
There are fewer divisions in the food world than the one over whether Chicago-style pizza is actual pizza—and then what constitutes good Chicago-style pizza within that division. I am, by no means, a Chicago pizza expert but Rance’s for sure kills the craving.
Call for pick-up or delivery; delivery also available through Postmates, GrubHub, and Door Dash. Use promo code ‘deepdish’ to receive 15% off.
Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden
4020 Atlantic Ave.; 562-912-4949
While we are sad Rasselbock’s kid-friendly patio will no longer be able to provide parents with a bit of respite, they will have delivery and pick up available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call directly or use Seamless and Postmates to place an order. Menu available here.
246 E. Third St.; 562-912-4281
Perks: Cold-pressed juices to perk your energy and immunity up (and raw food)
Rainbow Juices owners Dawna Bass and Chrissy Cox will continue to stay open, though their hours are just a little bit different: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“People can order directly through us for free delivery within a three mile radius, $5 fee after that and up to 10 miles with a $30 minimum order,” said Cox. “Orders can also be placed for delivery through Maritime Courier for $5. Postmates is also an option for delivery. Our door is a super large open garage door, so pick up is super easy.”
Under the Sun will be open as well—but the pair are not sure how long for. Hours as of now: Everyday from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
“We are doing 10% off everything at Under the Sun,” Cox said. “Orders can be placed directly through us or for delivery with Maritime Courier. Grubhub and Postmates are also options for delivery.”
Recreational Coffee (CLOSED)
327 Long Beach Blvd.; 562-436-4954
The caffeinated staple in Downtown has announced it will no longer continue operations during the mandate period.
Rock Bottom Brewery
4020 Atlantic Ave.; 562-912-4949
Perks: 32- and 64-ounce beer growlers to go
Rock Bottom might seem corporate-y but they have been one of the first places to not only have a female master brewer but a key cog in shifting public perception about craft. On top of this, their take-out menu has options for the kids and everything from appetizers to entrees and desserts. Open daily for delivery and take-out noon to 8 p.m.
San Pedro Fish Market
6550 Marina Dr.; 562-606-0090
Perks: Family fish meals for $10
“San Pedro Fish Market is here to help make the time we’re confined to our homes a little better with a new offer,” said owner Mike Ungaro. “We’ve cut the price to the bare bones. Just enough to keep our employees working and our customers satisfied.”
$20 fish meal. Available through GrubHub.
975 E. Fourth St.; 562-317-5545
Perks: The city’s best vegan food
Seabirds has a cult-like following and for good reason: The small shop off of Fourth Street, just a tad east of Alamitos, serves up some of the most quality vegan creations in the entire region, distinctly unique plates that are addictive and comforting.
Delivery via Door Dash and curbside pick-up via ChowHound.
For Brian Addison’s complete guide to vegan food in the city, click here.
6440 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #100; 562-380-2090
Shake Shack will shift to a to-go only operating model in all of its U.S. company-owned restaurants—including its relatively new Long Beach location. Guests will be able to place to-go orders in the restaurant, pre-order on shakeshack.com, the Shack App for pickup, or order for delivery through Grubhub and Seamless in all cities, as well as other providers such as Postmates, DoorDash, Caviar and UberEats
429 Shoreline Village Dr.
Perks: Multiple spaces that can be picked up at once
One of Long Beach’s largest tourist spots, the following places will be open for delivery during limited hours:
- Parkers’ Lighthouse – call in order 562-432-6500
- Yardhouse – order at restaurant or call in 562-628-0455
- Gilan Pizza and Mediterranean Grill – order at restaurant
- Louisiana Charlie’s – order at restaurant
- Tugboat Pete’s – order at window
- The Funnel House – order at counter, or call in 562-901-1835
- Ice Cream on the Boardwalk – order at counter or call in 562-495-0121
- Tequila Jack’s – open 3/18/20, order at restaurant, call in 562-628-0454
939 E. Fourth St.; 562-606-2529
Perks: Service industry workers pay what they can afford
“Please support any locally-owned small business during this challenging time—we are all in this together,” said owner Brett Gallo, who also owns the neighboring Stache Bar.
This tiny-but-mighty food space has everything from stellar chicken sandwiches (crafted by none other than Chef Melissa Ortiz, who created the incredible chicken sandwich at Bamboo Club) to one of my personal favorites, deep-fried cheese curds (with housemade jalapeño ranch no less).
Call for pick-up or get delivered through Ubereats via Stache Bar account. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner served 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
4101 McGowen St., #150 ; 562-420-7422
Guests may choose either take out or delivery service. Place orders online or by phone or order through Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub or Doordash; curbside pick up also available—just ask.
The Social List (CLOSED)
2015 E. Fourth Street.; 562-433-5478
Owner Luis Navarro attempted to keep the spot open through delivery and a mini-market popup but has temporarily ceased all operations.
3768 Long Beach Blvd.
- Steelhead Coffee: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Rainbow Juices: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- DeSano Pizza: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Waffle Love: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Tajima Ramen: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Pig Pen Delicacy: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Smog City Brewing: Noon to 8 p.m.
- Rori’s Artisanal Creamery: Closed
732 E. First St.; 562-495-7872 and 4711 E. Second St.; 562-439-4489
Super Mex’s two Long Beach locations—Belmont Shore and Downtown—are currently offering takeout via call-in and walk-ins as well as delivery via GrubHub and Uber Eats. They are operating take out with normal business hours with the exception of closing an hour earlier on Friday and Saturday. Full menu being offered.
Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House
621 Atlantic Ave; 562-495-7872
Perks: Free delivery for Uber/call-in orders over $25
With an updated menu and plenty of vegan options—including, no joke, a stellar vegan shrimp Korean taco—Sura is easily one of Long Beach’s underrated gems. With options like yuk gae jang—the shop’s stellar spicy beef soup—and vegan broth-based mushroom and tofu soup, it’s perfect for the current weather and situation. Gift cards can also be purchased here.
539 E. Bixby Rd.; 562-424-4774
Bixby Knolls’ Taboon Mediterranean is permitting order placing through its website or through GrubHub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Postmate or by calling them.
Tasty Food to Go
2015 E. Tenth St.; 562-424-4774
Next door to Lam’s Barber & Beauty Salon is Lam’s Tasty Food to Go, situated just east of Cherry Avenue on 10th Street, and since opening some three years ago, it is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-tos for Lao and Thai food. In fact, it will have a spot on my annual Underrated List this year.
And while Lam is the face of the outlet, it is his aunt and uncle—mortaring spices, chopping vegetables, ladling scores of various liquids—that are the masters in the tiny-but-mighty kitchen that churns out the very specific, 24-item menu represented by each numbered plate photographed and framed on the wall.
Feel free to call and order ahead for pick-up.
Ten Mile Brewing
1136 E. Willow St., Signal Hill; 562-612-1255
Perks: Beer to-go—duh
Get your growler filled plus free delivery to radius around Signal Hill.
1506 E. Broadway; 562-628-2424
Thai Silk will be offering free delivery until April 15 via online and call-ins. Takeout order and curbside pickup are available; just specify.
Online only through Postmates and GrubHub
Perks: Some of the city’s best tortas
For those who ever stumbled into Lynwood’s Balam when Chef Manuel Bañuelos was heading the space, they understood one thing: It was certainly one of the area’s best tortas.
Now in a partnership with Long Beach Beer Lab to create a local version of birote salado —basically a longer, bigger version of a bolillo—Bañuelos is once again creating his torta magic out of the cloud kitchen he runs on Daisy Avenue in Downtown.
6440 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #175; 562-512-1608
Urban Plates is offering free delivery on Door Dash and its online ordering for pick up. Take out options now include “Express Pick-Up” which is a no-contact pick-up where food is sealed for safety and placed on a shelf for easy grab-and-go. All catering and large group meals can now be individually packaged, per serving, at no additional cost; call 800-652-4788 to reach an Urban Plates catering team member to assure you receive food in the style you want and need.
Water’s Edge Winery
217 Pine Ave.; 833-334-9463
Water’s Edge will have curbside pick up Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Willmore Wine Bar
3848 Atlantic Ave; 562-492-5951
Willmore Wine Bar can have patrons take their wine and beer to go. Paired with a small take-out menu, they will also deliver within a five-mile radius. Until further notice, they will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. You can view their menu by clicking here.