Hoja Restaurant in Denver on December 12, 2019 (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)

Let’s face it: we have cookies for breakfast, pasta for the other three meals, and wine in amounts approaching our recommended daily glasses of water. And as you read this, you shake your head and think, but I cook every meal fresh, I am sure not overconsumed and I eat better than ever. Hold on tight because I have to refill my wine cup and lick the batter.

For those of us who got home after a few weeks, here are some quality options to break up the monotony while supporting local businesses at the same time. Many of them are home cooked, some are a special occasion treat, and some are less than $ 5.

Burger and Ice Cream: Annette rarely breaks the Wagyu beef burgers, and when this isn’t one of the rarest! Order the chow chow patty on a homemade English muffin with a side of fries ($ 15) and finish off with a pint of seasonal ice cream (Robin’s Egg Candy) ($ 10).

Dumplings: Baba & Pops Opened in Aurora the week before shutdown – luckily, their pierogi sell just as easily to take away and in frozen bags for weeks of quarantine roasting. Try the potatoes and cheese for traditional convenience or the chili relleno for a Colorado version ($ 14 for a dozen).

Call made Bon Appetit’s Hot 10 Best New Restaurants in America. Now breakfast, lunch and dinner are sold to take away. (Provided by phone call)

Chicken Dinner and Donuts: Call Closed on Larimer Street this fall for renovations, but only reopened to close to serve favorites like Aebleskivers (Danish donut holes, $ 10) and family-sized dinners. A whole roast chicken is served two easily ($ 45) and comes with a toasted broccoli and potato salad.

Breakfast burritos: Chickee’s little kitchen I did a walkup window service before it was cool (read: must-have) – this breakfast burrito and cajun food stand is a Sunnyside treasure. Order the deluxe burrito smothered in pork green chili and cheddar cheese for $ 3.75 or $ 3 if you’re on the front lines.

Date night with biscuits: fruit has never been a take away restaurant before. For a special treat, order the short rib or carbonara dinner ($ 20 each) with the addicting chocolate chip cookies for dessert ($ 10). Add in a bottle of really good house selection or a wheel of creamy Shepherd’s Halo cheese ($ 20) from the on-site farm in Larkspur.

Build Your Own Ramen: Good sour It pays off as a beer and sausage restaurant, but the Byo Ramen ($ 15) fascinates us most. Try the personal raclette and potato lasagna to take away, as well as some wild or sour beer bottles. There is also meat, cheese, and several butters sold by the quarter of a pound.

A breakfast burrito from Hoja now available for $ 9. (Josie Sexton, The Denver Post)

More breakfast burritos: sheet makes three take-away breakfast burritos these days, the most adventurous of which are called the triple double ($ 9) – two tortillas (corn and flour), two types of meat (ham and bacon), and two flavorful items (fresh jalapeños and Mexican) peanut -Chili oil). Their website states: “This burrito is an interactive taste experience that reinvents the way your mouth perceives aromas and is not for the faint of heart.”

Sandwiches !: Another favorite window, Life Deli delivers sandwiches for adults (Reubens, $ 16), children (ham and cheese, $ 6), and first responders (pastrami burritos, $ 7). They also have a complete deli box with various vegetables and salads, freshly baked breads, snickerdoodles and much more.

Everything except the sink: Misfit snack bar Lockdown becomes less boring with its 65-naan fried chicken sandwich ($ 15), spring vegetable tamale terrine ($ 12), and crab cake okonomiyaki ($ 14). You can also find special menus such as pierogi or dumplings on Misfit’s social media. The snack counter is located in the Middleman Bar. So you can just take a ton of take away cocktails with you.

Fried chicken orders can be packaged for take-away on March 18, 2020 in Denver at Noble Riot, now Noble Fry-It. The restaurant offers a variety of fried chicken, other dishes and wine to take away. It can be picked up on the roadside outside the restaurant. (Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post)

Roast Chicken and Champagne: If a wine bar and its sister jazz club switch to a roast chicken business indefinitely, give it a try. Classy Fry-It, formerly Noble Riot, serves 4 and 8-piece buckets ($ 19.36) of potato salad and sauce. Ask to pair it up with a few bubbles if you’re in the mood for some pajamas. “Open your mouth, open your mind, wash your hands” is the motto of the new spot. You can also order cocktail kits from Noble Fry-It’s’s sister company, the jazz bar Nocturne.

Pasta offers for days: Red sauce Italian mainstay Odyssey offers the usual pasta special for Monday night every night of the week during shutdown. Here’s how it works: Order a pasta dish for $ 8.95 and receive a Caesar salad and Italian baguette. So easy.

$ 8 everything: Unique Price everything on his takeaway menu at just $ 8. So, to demonstrate: Duck Fat Fried Rice? $ 8. Carne Asada bowl? $ 8. Congee? $ 8. Breakfast burrito? $ 8. Tell me: Margaritas, Bloody Marys, Mimosas? All $ 8.

Famous Original J’s Pizza from the Rosenberg’s Bagels Crew. (Kevin Galaba, provided by Famous Original J’s Pizza)

Breakfast and pizza: Rosenbergs wins the best “quarantine and chill” special. Buy a 20-inch specialty, pint of ice cream, and bottle of wine for $ 40 every day at Stanley Marketplace starting at 11 a.m. every day. The next morning, shop for the real New York bagels ($ 19 / dozen) and cream cheese ($ 3 to $ 6) at the deli.

So much more than soup: Order from nearly two dozen types of pho and a dozen other “specialty soups” Hearty Vietnam. The Lau Do Bien Dac Biet is a flavorful, hot, and sour broth filled with shrimp, clams, squid, fish fillet, scallop, lobster tail, taro stalk, spinach, and banana blossom (soups from 8.95 to 14.95 US- Dollar).

Roasted carrots and cauliflower with a vinaigrette of parsley, fennel and mint from Somebody People. (Provided by someone)

I can’t believe it’s vegan: Someone people Quarantine healthy, but fashionable. Try homemade pasta, vegetarian options, and the new spring asparagus and fennel salad, or leave it to them and order the four-course meal for $ 25. They bottle take-away cocktails and offer DIY family meals ($ 50 for four).

Don’t skip the alcohol (Italian): pasta, panini, ice cream, homemade amari, bambini (children’s dishes) and lovely-sounding Italian products can be found at Snack, This takes neighborhood service to a whole new level. They even make you a picnic basket ($ 16) and bring you espresso ($ 4) to end your feast.

Bento: We know you’ve eaten your feelings. So take a break and try Blind kitchenFresh Obento Box ($ 15) for dinner. A combination of vegetables, sticky rice, salmon (or similar ingredients), this convenient meal contains much-needed nutrition.

Uncle’s Tokyo Shoyu Ramen (USD 15), made from light chicken and fish broth, pork belly and rocket, and a marinated soft-boiled egg. (Beth Rankin, the Denver Post)

Let it be made for you: Spicy chicken ramen, duck ramen, Tokyo ramen and more are on the seamless to-go and delivery menu at both locations Uncle. Add in a cold sesame noodle bowl for $ 8 and a kid’s ramen (chicken and pork broth) for $ 8. And there are plenty of bottled and preserved saki to accompany it.

The Most Soothing Roast Chicken: Welton Street Cafe serves its fried chicken dinners along with a full selection of other Mediterranean staples alongside side dishes such as beans and rice and cabbage vegetables. The chicken dinner is half a chicken served with cornbread and two side dishes, all for $ 18.

Breakfast Burrito IV: For the final installment of the frankly excessive burrito options on this list, we offer Working class‘s $ 5 daily breakfast burrito (8am to 12pm). It changes every day but always has a meat and a vegetable option. Examples: Carnitas, potatoes, bacon, parmesan and egg or poblano peppers, potatoes, egg and cheese, hot sauce optional.

Pay-what-you-can: Since the shutdown started Zoe Ma Ma has offered a rotating weekly special (it’s the only menu item now) that is filling, nutritious and sold at any price customers can pay for it. The bowls usually contain a meat sauce (e.g. pork or chicken curry) with rice and fresh vegetables.

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