Many Colorado restaurants offer ready-made take-away and meal set options that customers can use to support businesses. As of October 27th, Denver orders will require the current restaurant capacity to be reduced from 50% to 25%. We have made a list of restaurants with creative, varied and even unusual dishes (with drinks to be completed) that you can enjoy at home for any occasion.
These meals and kits are designed for home cooking, reheating from frozen, and assembly. As a result, not all of the restaurants currently serving take-away are listed. Many of these options can be ordered online as indicated on each restaurant’s website.
This list is updated frequently to be current and more comprehensive as information becomes available.
* Editor’s note: If the situation changes, be sure to check each restaurant’s websites or social media channels for restaurant-specific updates.
Where: 501 E. 17th Ave., Denver
To order: 303-800-7705 or go here
The lowdown: The meal sets include miso soup, Thai coconut curry saag paneer and much more. You can also add stacked cocktails.
Where: 9945 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
To order: 720-476-7183 or go here
The lowdown: Frozen pierogies by the dozen come in different varieties, including classic potatoes and cheese, pulled pork, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, and gluten-free. You’re ready to cook and pan-fry.
Where: 2900 Larimer St., Denver
To order: 303-816-3300 or go here.
The lowdown: Take-away options include a paella kit, charcuterie, tapas, salads, large plates, desserts, beer, wine, and cocktails.
Where: 2227 W 32nd Ave., Denver
To order: 720-668-8506 or go here
The lowdown: In addition to the dinner menu, there is a family meal ($ 35 or less for two to three people) with a choice of Chicken Parmesan with Large Bucatini, Eggplant Parmesan with Large Bucatini, or Bucatini with Meatballs, served with garlic bread and salad. Add wine, cocktails, and dessert.
Where: 3030 E. Sixth Ave., Denver
To order: 303-393-1040 or go here
The lowdown: Barolo’s roadside pickup arrangements include pasta for two (pasta and sauce with cooking instructions), coffee, and a glass of homemade ice cream.
Where: 1048 Pearl St., Boulder
To order: 719-249-8226 or go here
The lowdown: Family Packs are available in two versions: taco kit (up to 16 tacos) and roast chicken kit with salsa verde, french fries and three side dishes to choose from: pineapple, spicy cucumber salad, black beans, brown rice, street corn with Elote clothing, Asian coleslaw, kimchi and tortillas.
Where: 2843 Larimer St., Denver
To order: 303-749-0020 or go here
The lowdown: Our home for you is a $ 50 per person dinner (standard and vegetarian options) with extras – bouquets, drinks, beer, wine and cocktails.
Where: 1420 Larimer St., Denver
To order: 303-825-3232 or go here
The lowdown: The French restaurant called Bistro on Wheels offers starters, sausages, salads, main courses, steak fries, desserts, cocktails and brunch kits – think, quiche and croque monsieur on Saturdays and Sundays.
Where: 1235 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder
To order: 303-993-8131 or go here
The lowdown: The paella kit, Spanish and Moroccan picnic kits and meals are served for two to three and four to six people.
Where: 10195 E. 29. Dr., Denver
To order: 303-645-3779 or go here
The lowdown: Choose a whole roast chicken with bread, salad, pasta or egg whites and dessert for a family meal, or opt for wood-fired pizza and other main dishes.
Where: Various locations in Boulder and Denver
To order:: Centro Mexican Cuisine / Jax Fish House / LOLA Coastal Mexicans
The lowdown: Assemble Centro breakfast burritos, taco boards, enchiladas, and taco kits. Jax offers a wide variety of ready-made meals, from burgers to mussels to lobster rolls and much more. LOLA’s fame is a paella meal set that even comes with its own paella pan.
Where: 955 N. Lincoln St., Denver
To order: 720-253-1244 or go here
The lowdown: Choose from the Italian date dinner kit (salad, main course, cannoli and wine for two), lasagna for two to three people, fresh pasta, sauces and product boxes.
Frasca food and wine / Tavernettta
Where: Locations in Boulder and Denver
To order: Frasca food and wine / Tavernettta
The lowdown: Frasca At Home offers themed dinner kits with recipes, chef-led video tutorials, and virtual tasting notes. Tavernetta To Go offers starters, pasta, sauces, cheese and extras.
Where: Various locations in Denver
To order: Fruit / Merchant / Chook
The lowdown: Enjoy a variety of main courses, side dishes and desserts (Fruition, Mercantile) and fried chicken dishes for one, two and four people, Booyah Stew Kit, party sizes, side dishes, sauces and desserts (Chook).
Where: 123 W. 12th St., Denver
To order: 303-325-5691 or go here
The lowdown: Browse through picnic boxes, grill kits, packed lunches, sandwiches, cheese, bread, side dishes, and sausages.
Where: Various locations in Denver
To order: Lou’s Food Bar / Luca / Mizuna / Osteria Marco / Russell’s smokehouse
The lowdown: Bonanno Concepts offers many options for the meal set – there is Lou’s Sunday Roast Chicken with side dishes and birthday cake to share, Luca Sunday Family Meal, pizza, dry pasta, sauces and bottled wine, Mizuna At Home three-course menu (with cocktails and wine additives), Osteria Marco Weekend Family Meal and Monday and Tuesday Pizza Nights for two to four people (salad, pizza, wine and dessert for $ 50) plus Russell’s Smokehouse Picnic Tote (with a choice of wine or beer) and grilled meat per pound.
Where: 770 E. 17th Ave., 5100 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
To order: 303-894-9499 (17th Ave.), 303-243-3355 (Colfax)
The lowdown: Marczyk’s offers Niman Ranch Burger Night to-go kits for two and four people, deli sandwiches, side dishes (salads, vegetables) and frozen meals like chicken enchiladas, lasagna and penne. Schedule roadside pick-up for orders here as well.
Where: 1336 27th St.
To order: 303-993-5330 or go here
The lowdown: Satisfy your fried chicken cravings with small and large chicken buckets and fried chicken sandwiches. You can also choose a burger, sausage board, focaccia, fries, and devil on horseback appetizers.
Where: 2611 Walnut St., Denver
To order: 303-955-7938 or go here
The lowdown: Home ramen kits are becoming a favorite midweek soup dinner this fall and winter. The kits include broth, noodles, and side dishes for the classic options of chicken, shoyu, tonkotsu, and vegetables, as well as a seasonal offer (currently green chilli and chorizo).
Where: 3301 Tejon St., Denver
To order: 720-572-5997 or go here
The lowdown: Opt for a dinner menu or a bear basket, a chef-selected three-course meal for $ 50 per person. The baskets include two starters, a large and a small main course with two sides and a dessert. Cocktails, mocktails, margaritas and more can be added.
Where: 200 Columbine St. # 110, Denver
To order: 303-953-2208 or go here
The lowdown: Party packs ($ 65) serve up to five people and come with a six-serving bottle of house margarita. Packages include guacamole, chicken Caesar salad made with cotija cheese and avocado, and six street tacos with a choice of two proteins – grilled chicken, carnitas, and sweet potato with black beans.
Where: 1165 S. Broadway, Denver
To order: 720-502-5681 or go here
The lowdown: Choose a four-course meal (focaccia, roasted vegetables or salad, pasta, and a biscuit for $ 25) and pick up market sauces, butter, condiments, and desserts.
Where: 2639 W. 32nd Ave., Denver
To order: 303-433-0949 or go here
The lowdown: At home you can easily prepare a meal with focaccia, olives and a picnic basket with meat and cheese as a starter, pasta, samosas and for dessert with ice cream, cake slices and truffles and serve with wines, beers and liquors in the bottle or cocktail kits to prepare.
Where: 2736 Welton St., Denver
To order: 303-296-6602
The lowdown: Try wing dinners, fried chicken, catfish, and shrimp main courses, and plates of smothered pork chops and jerk chicken.
For more information, check out these grocery halls where you can find meal set pickup options – Avanti, Avanti Boulder, Denver Central Market, Denver Milk Market, Junction Food and Drink, The Source, and Stanley Marketplace.