These Restaurant Chains Are Now Selling Groceries & Pantry Essentials
The restaurant and bar industry has taken a major hit in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. And while many food establishments are offering takeout and delivery options while dining rooms remain closed, national chains like Panera, California Pizza Kitchen, and Juice Press have pivoted to an entirely new sales concept, opening market-style online shops that allow customers to purchase groceries and other pantry essentials.
Maybe you've hit a personal limit on Postmates orders and are ready to finally use that kitchen of yours for something other than a cocktail mixing station. Some chains are offering meal kits for easy dinner prep, while others have opted to open a wider selection of groceries like produce, bread, and meat.
Here are the best restaurant grocery services to try:
Moe's Southwest GrillBy now, you've likely lost all track of time. Suddenly, you're cracking open that bottle of Casamigos and diving chip first into the bowl of guac like its Taco Tuesday everyday. And it can be! Moe's Southwest Grill has introduced a new meal kit that'll serve 4 to 6 people for around $34.99. The deal features 12 soft flour tortillas, your choice of 2 proteins, lettuce, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, rice, beans, sour cream, a bowl of queso, chips, and salsa. It's only available at some locations and you have to order through the Moe's site or mobile app.
California Pizza KitchenThe new CPK Market is stocked with both meal kits and pantry essentials, so you can get near everything you'd need to play Top Chef. The company's initial meal kit launch included a charcuterie board, fruit & veggie box, lettuce wrap kit, and a kid's build-your-own pepperoni pizza. CPK has since introduced a new lineup of spring kits. The latter is available in two sizes (dinner for two or dinner for four) and features several entrée options, caesar salad, potatoes, and a gooey butter cake for dessert.
As for groceries, your choices are expansive with dairy and pantry essentials, produce, meat and seafood, dry pasta, sauce, chips, bread, juice, and desserts. Some locations are even offering beer and wine, so things can get a little boozy in your wannabe Bon Appetit test kitchen. Check out the full list and order here.