Tired of cooking at home? Or just craving a different dish in the midst of sheltering in place? #CarryOutToCarryOn is the mantra restaurants in Colorado Springs are using as they’ve switched to a takeout and delivery model in order to keep their doors open. Whether you’re social distancing from the Westside or staying home in Briargate, there’s a local restaurant near you to order takeout. Here are some picks to try all over town.
Monument: Arlene’s Beans
Spice up your usual takeout order. Check out the chile relleno, smothered in New Mexico Hatch green chile and cheese. Or keep it simple with one of Arlene’s signature foil-wrapped burritos. Online orders only.
366 Second St., Unit D, Monument
Northgate: Momma Pearl’s Cajun Kitchen
Find some Southern comfort with Louisiana-style food from Momma Pearl’s Cajun Kitchen. The menu boasts a big variety of shrimp and grits, jambalaya and po’boys. Treat yourself to a dessert of beignets or croissant roll bread pudding.
162 Tracker Dr., Ste. 110
Briargate: Basil & Barley
If you celebrate a weekly pizza night at your house, consider ordering authentic Neapolitan pizzas to switch up your normal routine. Basil & Barley has a fun mix of crust types, appetizers and even a DIY pizza kit!
9278 Forest Bluffs View, #120
Powers: Salsa Brava
Your favorites are still available to go, but now you can carryout your margaritas too. We love the coconut shrimp, as well as the chipotle barbecue pork ribs. If you’re wanting breakfast, sister restaurant Urban Egg locations are open for takeout too.
5925 Dublin Blvd.
Central: The French Kitchen
Just because you’re eating at home, doesn’t mean it can’t feel like you’re in another place. Let The French Kitchen transport you to Europe with their yummy pastries and sandwiches. Order a family meal of coq au vin or beef bourguignon as a special treat.
4771 N. Academy Blvd.
Rockrimmon: Oliver’s Deli
If your pants are feeling tight from all this supporting local restaurants, you’re not alone. Maybe it’s time to hit the deli for a salad or sandwich. Or just get a sandwich that isn’t as healthy, like local favorite The Oliver, which is hot corned beef on toasted marble rye with slaw, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. It’s not low-calorie, but definitely tastes good.
6602 Delmonico Dr.
Downtown: Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
If you’re looking for food and beer to take home for dinner, Phantom Canyon is selling a limited to-go menu of apps and entrees, as well as crowlers and growlers of their beers. Order the Phantom burger with fries or their jerk wings, and get a crowler of Alpenglow Hefeweizen to wash it down.
2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Westside: Mountain Shadows Restaurant
Dig into one of Mountain Shadows’ huge cinnamon rolls, or order their house green chile on top of anything on their menu. Hearty, delicious, and great comfort food.
2223 Colorado Ave.
Manitou Springs: Swirl Wine Bar
Get a bottle of wine and a flatbread for a nice evening in. Sangria, cocktails and beer are available to go, along with sandwiches and appetizers.
717 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
Cheyenne Mountain: The Public House
Sometimes you just need filling, comfort food. Order a burger loaded high with bacon, cheese and all the fixings. One of the best burgers in Colorado Springs — at least in our opinion!
445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
Fountain: Bird Dog BBQ
Take care of dinner tonight, or dinner and lunch for the next day too. Order individual sandwiches and meals, or order a family pack with a pound of meat like brisket, spare ribs or Polish sausage, plus multiple sides.
6965 Mesa Ridge Pkwy
Southeast: Sandy’s Restaurant
Sandy’s is an eastside favorite diner. Order a country breakfast with chicken fried steak, or pick-up a patty melt or tuna melt for lunch. Don’t forget a root beer float for dessert.
6940 Space Village Ave.