Houstonians are foodies. Not being able to sit down and enjoy a meal at our favorite local eateries during this quarantine has been especially difficult.
Fortunately, we still have the ability to buy food from restaurants that offer drive-thru, delivery service, and curbside pickup options. If you’re in the mood to order in for dinner tonight, be sure to browse the menus of these LGBTQ and ally-owned businesses.
Husbands Levi Lucky Rollins and Eric Munoz are the hardworking owners of this bistro/bar/market off of Washington Avenue. The pair is committed to keeping customers happy by continuing to offer their restaurant’s entire breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus to-go and for delivery.
Since Texas restaurants are now able to legally deliver and offer to-go alcoholic beverages to patrons who also order food, be sure to add a discounted bottle of wine to your order. If you’re purchasing food for a group, consider ordering a dinner-bundle special.
Hours vary. For more information on Urban Eats, visit feasturbaneats.com
This drag-show dining room may be closed, but you can still order your favorite Hamburger Mary’s meals and drinks to-go. The restaurant is currently offering several discounted meals (including burger, taco, and enchilada plates) and you can call to learn more about the daily specials.
Hamburger Mary’s is open from noon to 10 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/hamburgermaryshouston
Out South Carolina native Alli Jarrett owns this restaurant, bar, and rooftop terrace in the heart of The Heights. Her eatery’s cuisine is Southern-style, and its comfort-food menu features breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. On top of offering curbside and takeout, Harold’s is also doing free delivery. Be sure to check the restaurant’s Facebook page for the daily specials.
Harold’s is closed on Mondays, and hours vary on other days. For more information, visit haroldsheights.com
No matter what time you get hungry, Katz’s Deli will always be there! The restaurant on Westheimer near Montrose is offering to-go and delivery orders around the clock—and ten percent of its proceeds are going to The Women’s Home in Montrose.
Open 24 hours. For more information on Katz’s Deli, visit katzneverkloses.com.
David Alcorta Catering
Gay Houston chef David Alcorta is selling fajita packages to benefit his staff. Each kit comes with your choice of grilled beef fajitas, grilled chicken fajitas, grilled sausage, or a combination of all three meats, and sides like grilled onions, beans, Mexican rice, guacamole and chips, and more. Pricing depends on how many pounds of meat you purchase.
Order your fajita package by this Friday, March 27 at 3 p.m., and pick it up on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. All proceeds go to Alcorta’s workers.
For more information, visit davidalcorta.net.
Grey Stephens, owner of Houston LGBTQ bars Crocker and Barcode, also founded this Mexican restaurant in the heart of Montrose. Order breakfast, lunch, or dinner to-go, or if you live within a one-mile radius from the establishment, have your food and drinks delivered.
Hours vary. For more information on Tortilla Joes, visit tortillajoeshouston.com
Gay Houston couple Micheal Dorsey and Chih Lin (also known by their business moniker Dumpling Dudez) aren’t hosting their popular dumpling-making classes at the moment, but don’t worry—you can still purchase their deliciously wrapped Eastern-style delights!
Order a dozen of their frozen ready-to-cook dumplings online—they’re currently selling flavors such as vegan curry, bacon cheeseburger, and chorizo mac n’ cheese—and you’ll receive an email telling you where to pick them up. Your meal will come with instructions so you can cook them at home, just like the Dumpling Dudez do.
Hours vary. For more information, visit dumplingdudez.com/pickup
Red Lion British Pub
This English-inspired restaurant in Montrose has created a special carry-out/delivery menu featuring their best-selling dishes. Order a shepherd’s pie, bangers & mash, skillet-seared sea scallops, and more. Beer and wine by the bottle are also available for take-out and delivery.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. For more information, visit redlionpubhouston.com
Bollo Woodfired Pizza
From fresh salads to pasta to pizza, enjoy meals to-go from Bollo’s entire menu. This Italian restaurant in the Upper Kirby area has tons of options for single diners or family-style meals.
Hours vary. For more information, visit bollohouston.com
Get your Greek food fix to-go at Niko Niko’s. Order your favorites, or try the restaurant’s new ready-to-make bulk options. All meals on the Hunker Down menu are placed in vacuum-sealed bags or aluminum trays for maximum preservation.
Niko Niko’s is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit nikonikos.com.
Jenni’s Noodle House
Founded by longtime LGBTQ allies Jenni and Scott Tranweaver, Jenni’s Noodle House is serving its Vietnamese cuisine for take-out and delivery at all four of its Houston locations. Enjoy vegan, vegetarian, and meat options in soups, over noodles and rice, and more.
Jenni’s is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit noodlesrule.com
Your options are endless at this gay-owned establishment. Choose from dozens of unique salads, burgers, and more to-go.
Barnaby’s is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, go to barnabyscafe.com.
Pizza Birra Vino
Order unique appetizers, sandwiches, and pizzas for take-out or delivery from Pizza Birra Vino on Waugh Drive. The Italian restaurant is waiving all delivery fees through April 10.
Hours vary. For more information, visit pizzabirravino.com
This South African restaurant is offering affordable meals and meal-prep options for takeout and free delivery. Try a $10 boxed meal (options include a steak sandwich, pan-seared kingklip fish, curried spaghetti squash, and more), or a two-day $50 meal prep package, which comes with four boxed meals, two sticky toffee treats, and one bottle of MAN Cabernet Sauvignon. Peli Peli is also offering half-off bottles of wine with any food order.
Hours vary. For more information, visit pelipeli.com
Purchase your favorite Bar Boheme entrees, or if you’re ordering for a group, try one of the restaurant’s new Quarantine Packs. These meals, like the new Survival Pack, include multiple entrées, beverages, and Vientamese fries. Oh, and don’t forget to order drinks! Bar Boheme is still offering their popular frozen cocktails.
Hours vary. For more information, visit barboheme.com
If you know of other LGBTQ- or ally-owned restaurants that are now offering take-out or delivery services, send an email to [email protected]