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Riddim N SpiceQuite possibly the best $50 family-meal deal in town!Photo: facebook.com/riddimnspiceMuch of the restaurant industry has had to rapidly change its business model due to COVID-19, and we’re highlighting Nashville places that are attempting to stay open. Each day we will give you a critic’s pick for a restaurant and a dish, as well as a running list of restaurants still open that you can support. Today: Riddim N Spice.

I’ve been meaning to write about Riddim N Spice for a while now, because as soon as I heard that Kamal Kalokoh along with his brother Rashean Conaway were opening their own Caribbean restaurant at 2116 Meharry Blvd., I knew it had to be good. I was confident because the brothers come from the family tree of Jamaicaway — where Ouida Bradshaw has been delighting Nashville diners with her take on the cuisine for years, and the Riddim N Spice food truck has already earned a vaunted reputation for cooking some darned fine food.

Then when I went for my first visit, I was surprised how convenient the restaurant is, located just a minute off the Jefferson Street exit of I-40 and blessed with a huge parking lot behind the building. Ordering and eating there is really convenient as well, with a tight menu of proteins and bowls cooked with Caribbean spices. There’s also an admirable amount of vegetarian and vegan dishes available, ranging from BBQ jerk jackfruit to several traditional rice and bean dishes. Diners have their choice of spice levels with most main dishes, which I can tell you from personal experience ratchet up pretty quickly once you go past level 2 on their four-alarm scale.

During the COVID-19 crisis, they switched to a carryout model, which fits their menu quite well. You can choose from build-your-own bowl options with choices of proteins like honey jerk chicken (which just so happens to be one of my girlfriend’s pet names for me), smoked lamb, curry shrimp or vegan proteins. Available toppings include black beans, sweet ‘n’ tangy peppers, charred corn, queso and a few other options, and you can add up to four of them on top of your bowl for no additional charge.

The chicken plates are also a great deal, with a half-bird going for just $12 including two sides. For even more convenience, pick between their Quarantine Meal Deals. including a “Quarantine n’ Chill,” which feeds two people, or their Family Pack-sized, to take care of up to five hungry diners. Add on some of the delicious rum punch or cucumber-lime gin made with house-squeezed juices, and you’ll feel like you’re on a vacation in Trinidad!

Riddim N Spice’s menu is available for curbside carryout or delivery using Postmates or DoorDash. Give yourself the night off from the kitchen and enjoy a virtual trip to the islands!


Below is a list of Nashville restaurants (with links) remaining open for takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 shutdown. While some may have had existing relationships with delivery providers, most spots on this list are offering the service for the first time. Most offer curbside pickup, but check when you order. As this list is a moving target, please leave any changes, suggestions or omissions in the comments.

Places with takeout or delivery as of Friday, May 8

12South Taproom (Postmates)

312 Pizza Co. (Grubhub)

400 Degrees

5th & Taylor

51st Deli (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

51st North Taproom (11am-8pm, Thursday-Sunday)

8th & Roast

Adele’s/404 Kitchen (Friday-Sunday)

Amerigo

Answer

Arnold’s Country Kitchen (Most delivery services)

Athens Family Restaurant

Attaboy at Lakeside Lounge

Bar-B-Cutie

Barcelona Wine Bar

Barista Parlor (Postmates)

Bartaco

Big Al’s Deli

Big Bad Breakfast (DoorDash, Uber Eats)

Biscuit Kitchen by Loveless Cafe

Biscuit Love

Black Dynasty via Bar Sovereign

Black Rabbit

Blue Coast Burrito

The Bluebird Cafe (Grubhub)

BokBox

Bolton’s

BoomBozz West (DoorDash)

Burger Joint (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Burger Up 12South

Butchertown Hall

Cafe at Thistle Farms

Caffé Nonna (Uber Eats, Postmates)

Cafe Roze

Capitol Grille

Carniceria y Taqueria Don Juan

Central BBQ (DoorDash, Postmates)

Chicken Salad Chick

Cinco de Mayo (9 locations)

Chago’s Cantina

Char (Postmates)

Charcoal Cowboys (Toast)

The Chef & I

Chef’s Market

Chile Burrito

Cilantro Mexican Grill (Eighth Avenue location)

City House

City Winery (Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Cole’s Kitchen

Corner Market Catering

Corner Pub (DoorDash)

D’Andrews Bakery & Cafe

Daddy’s Dogs

Dalt’s Grill

Darfon’s

Del Frisco’s Grille

DeSano Pizza Bakery

Diskin Cider

Donut + Dog

Double Dogs (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

Dozen 

Earnest Bar & Hideaway

East Nashville Beer Works

Eastern Peak (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Edley’s

Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill

Emmy Squared

Epice

Etch

Etc.

Far East (Postmates)

The Farm House

Farm Burger (DoorDash)

Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Kat Slim’s (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Fattoush Cafe

Fido (ChowNow)

Five Points Pizza (Postmates)

The Food Co.

Folk (Postmates)

Fox’s Donut Den

Frothy Monkey (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Gambling Stick

Gray & Dudley

Germantown Pub

Gino’s East

GReKo Greek Street Food

Green Chile (Friday-Sunday)

Green Hills Grille

The Grilled Cheeserie

Hathorne

Hattie B’s (Uber Eats)

Helen’s Hot Chicken

Henley

HoneyFire Barbeque Co. (Grubhub, DoorDash)

Hugh Baby’s (DoorDash)

Hunters Station (The Grilled Cheeserie, Vui’s Kitchen, Hugh Baby’s, Tacos Aurora, Citizen Kitchen)

J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill

J. Christopher’s

Jack’s Bar-B-Q (Trinity Lane location only)

Jamaicaway (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Jim ‘N Nick’s

Jonathan’s (Grubhub)

Joyland

Kalamatas

Kay Bob’s

Kien Giang

King Market

Lakeside Lounge

Las Palmas (DoorDash)

Lemongrass Sushi & Thai

Lockeland Table

Long Hollow Pizza & Pub

Loveless Cafe

Love, Peace and Pho

Lucky Bamboo

Mane & Rye

Mangia Nashville

Margot Café & Bar

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Maru Sushi & Grill

Mas Tacos

McCabe Pub

Midnight Oil

Miel

Miss Saigon (All Delivery Services)

Mitchell Deli

Mixed Grill Cafe

M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers (Postmates)

Monell’s

Mother’s Ruin

Moto (Uber Eats)

Nada

Nations Bar & Grill

Nicky’s Coal Fired (Postmates)

Nicoletto’s Italian Kitchen

North Italia (DoorDash)

Nectar Urban Cantina (Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates)

Nomzilla! Sushi Et Cetera (Uber Eats, Postmates)

Noshville

O-Ku Sushi (plus Oak Steakhouse butcher shop)

Old Glory

The Old School

Otaku Ramen

Otaku To Go

Pancho & Lefty’s (Uber Eats, DoorDash)

Park Cafe

The Party Line (Julia Sullivan’s catering service through Strategic Hospitality)

Party Fowl (Uber Eats)

Pastaria

PDK Southern Kitchen and Pantry

Peg Leg Porker

The Pharmacy Burger

Phat Bites

The Picnic Cafe

Pinewood Social (Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Pizza Perfect

Pork Belly Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

Portland Brew

Prince’s Hot Chicken (Nolensville Road)

Red Bicycle (Postmates)

Redheaded Stranger

Red Phone Booth (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Riddim N Spice (Postmates, DoorDash)

Rise Biscuits

Rolf and Daughters (Postmates)

Rosemary & Beauty Queen (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Rosepepper Cantina (Postmates)

Rosie’s Twin Kegs

Saint Anejo (Uber Eats)

Sam & Zoe’s

Sambuca

Sam’s Place 

San Antonio Taco Co. (DoorDash)

Santo

Scout’s Pub

Shalimar (Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, Grubhub, Bite Squad)

Sinema

Sitar

The Slider House

Slim & Husky’s (DoorDash)

Slow Burn

Smokin’ Thighs

Sonobana

The Southern Steak & Oyster

Southside Grill (DoorDash)

Soy Bistro

Sperry’s

Stoney River Steakhouse

Stateside Kitchen

Stay Golden

STK Steakhouse

Subculture Urban Cuisine & Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates)

Sunflower Cafe

Sushi Circle

Superica

Sweet 16th (Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Tacos y Mariscos Lindo Mexico

Taco Mama

Taj (Uber Eats)

TailGate Brewery (Postmates)

Tavern at Bobby

Taziki’s (Postmates, Grubhub)

Tennessee Brew Works

TennFold (Grubhub, Postmates)

Thai Esane

Tinwings

TKO (Postmates)

Tower Market and Deli (Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, Bite Squad)

Trattoria Il Mulino

Twilight Tavern

Urban Cookhouse

Urban Grub

Union Teller (Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub)

Valentino’s

Village Pub & Beer Garden

Virago (Uber Eats)

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen 

VN Pho & Deli

Vui’s Kitchen

Walden (Postmates)

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer

The Wild Cow (Postmates, DoorDash and Chow Now)

Woodlands

The Yellow Porch

’Za Wood Fired Pizza (Grubhub)

Today’s Takeout Pick: Riddim N Spice
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