Local restaurants are still open for delivery and takeout

Perk Coffee House in Tequesta

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Perk Coffee House in Tequesta

With local restaurants struggling to do business during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have made the decision to offer takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up to make it easier and safer for their customers.

If you’re craving delicious waffle fries, fortunately, Chick-fil-A is doing takeout and delivery via app in certain locations, including the Northlake location, which opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., and the Gardens Mall food court, which opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. on weekdays. These hours or services may change based on county mandates. 

Sophomore Kailey Cubillas ordered takeout from Chick-fil-A during the stay-at-home order which was issued on April 1. 

“Chick-fil-A is honestly dealing with this situation wonderfully. The food will always be delicious no matter what,” Cubillas said. 

Chick-fil-A, along with most local restaurants, are doing their best to keep diners safe. Employees are delivering customers their food with gloves and masks, and if doing takeout or curbside pick-up, employees are careful to bring the food to the car with minimal contact.

“It’s strange to think that we are now living in a world where restaurants have to deliver our food with protective gear on, but of course it is to keep people safe, and I felt safe and still got great food,” Cubillas said.  

Miller’s Ale House is doing takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery via app in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens. Both locations open at 11 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. on weekdays. 

Another popular restaurant doing takeout is Panera Bread. Jupiter’s Panera Bread is located on W. Indiantown Rd. and opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. For delivery, the restaurant is using the “Grubhub” delivery service and app.

Sophomore Jessica Krasaunkas ordered takeout from Miller’s Ale House during the stay-at-home order by doing curbside pick-up. 

“I went with my dad to go pick up the food, and I was very pleased with the service and how the employees were being extra cautious,” Krasaunkas said.

Curbside pick-up allows employees to walk out to customers’ cars and hand them their takeout carefully without having customers go inside the restaurant. 

“They came out to us while wearing masks and gloves, and they were very welcoming even though I can’t dine in,” Krasaunkas said. 

Angelo’s Too in Jupiter Farms offers a variety of Italian food, including pizza, salads, pasta and calzones, for takeout and delivery weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Jupiter Angelo’s, on Tony Penna Dr., is also open for delivery on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

Dune Dog Cafe is also open for takeout in Jupiter. The popular spot offers seafood, chicken, salads, burgers and, of course, hot dogs for lunch and dinner weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On the weekends, they stay open until 10 p.m. 

Another local restaurant only doing takeout is Perk Coffee House in Tequesta. They offer  breakfast, lunch and special dinners on some nights. They open every day at 7 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.  

Well-known local restaurants like Duffy’s, Tommy Bahama’s, Jetty’s Waterfront, Coolinary Cafe and Kee Grill are temporarily closed during the COVID-19 crisis.

For more local restaurants open for takeout and delivery, visit http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20200325/dining-guide-restaurant-delivery-takeout-curbside-pickups-in-palm-beach-county or www.wptv.com/open.