You’re Gonna Eat, So Eat Local

MidCity Restaurants Offering Pick-Up and Delivery

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At the end of a long day of tele-working, maybe home-schooling, refereeing kids and/or pets and trying to clean up the mess, the last thing you want to do is cook. While District restaurants have been closed for dine-in since March 16, you can still order food for delivery or pick-up –now including adult beverages. It’s a great way to support the neighbors that work at and own these community businesses!

Here’s a list of nearby restaurants offering delivery or take-out service, so you can support local while you eat.

A note: where possible, it’s nice to order food and beverages directly from the restaurant, either via telephone or through the website. Platforms such a UberEats, Doordash, Caviar and Postmates offer pick-up and delivery from restaurants that might otherwise be unable to provide it in-house, making business possible through the COVID-19 shutdown. They also charge a commission, separately negotiated for each restaurant, that can be anywhere from 15 to 30 percent and as high as 40 percent on each order. (While Uber Eats has waived the delivery fee for more than 100,000 local restaurants, that’s for the customer, not the restaurant. Caviar and Doordash recently merged and have waived commission on pick-up orders, and reduced commission for some independent restaurants).

Restaurants already operate on a low profit margin, usually around six percent. Ordering by phone or through the restaurant website can help reduce those fees by allowing the restaurant to take the order themselves and only pay a platform for delivery. Websites may also direct you to platforms with whom restaurants have the best arrangements.

If your favorite restaurant isn’t open, you can still support them with a gift card. Visit their website or select from the constantly updating list of links compiled by DC Tech People ( at

Times are moving fast, so this information is subject to change. Check with your restaurant directly about hours, and to see how they’re doing!

A Baked Joint
465 K St. NW, 202-408-6985

517-519 Morse St. NE, 202-544-0183

Albi Pub (offers meal kits & pantry items)
237 Second St. NW, 202-347-2237

All Purpose Shaw
1250 Ninth St. NW, 202-849-6174

Alta Strada
465 K St. NW

Beau Thai Shaw
1550 7th St. NW, 202-536-5636

Bistro Cacao
316 Mass. Ave. NE, 202-546-4737

Buffalo & Bergen
240 Mass. Ave. NE, 202-525-3350

Busboys & Poets
450 K St. NW

Cafe Berlin 
322 Mass. Ave. NE, 202-543-7656

Café Bliss
201 Mass. Ave. NE, 202-546-0500

Café Fili Mediterranean
701 Second St. NE, 202-629-2816

Capital Burger
1005 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-0414

Carving Room Kitchen & Bar
300 Mass. Ave. NW, 202-962-3947

1921 Eighth St. NW, 202-864-43210

Chaia Tacos
615 I St. NW, 202-290-1019

1501 Ninth St. NW, 202-644-8806

Chercher Restaurant
1334 Ninth St. NW, 202-299-9703

Chez Lily
425 I St. NW, 202-735-5137

Columbia Room
124 Blagden Alley NW, 202-316-9396

801 O St. NW, 202-525-2870

Dacha Café
(1602 Seventh St. NW, 202-350-9888

Declaration Shaw
804 V St. NW 202-627-2277

Deli Italian Café
1300 Second St. NE, 202-842-8045

Ebenezers Coffee House
201 F St. NE, 202-558-6900

Echo Park DC
2014 Ninth St. NW, 202-506-2043

El Rey
919 U St. NW, 202-506-6418

Espita Mezcaleria
1250 Ninth St. NW, 202-621-9695

Farmers & Distillers
600 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-417-5606

637 Florida Ave. NW

Gogi Yogi BBQ
1921 Eighth St. NW, 202-525-4167

805 V St. NW, 202-299-1000

Indigo Indian
243 K St. NE, 202-544-4777

Ivy and Coney
1537 Seventh St. NW, 202-670-9489 [9IVY]

Jacob’s Coffee House  401 Eighth St. NE, 202-507-8812

King Street Oyster Bar
22 M St NE, 202-621-8513

1015 Seventh St. NW, 202-737-7700

La Betty
420 K St. NW, 202-408-8000

La Jambe
1550 Seventh St. NW, 202-627-2988

Laos in Town
250 K St. NW, 202-864-6620

Lost and Found
1240 Ninth St. NW, 202-450-6052

Lulu’s Winegarden
501 Florida Ave. NW [pick up at Royal], 202-332-7777

Mandu Korean
453 K St. NW, 202-289-6899

Maxwell Park
1336 Ninth St. NW,

Morris American Bar
1020 Seventh St. NW, 833-366-7747

Nama Sushi
465 K St. NW, 202-414-7066

Nellie’s Sports Bar
900 U St. NW, window

Nicoletta Italian Kitchen
901 Fourth St. NW, 202-697-6888

Nina May Restaurant
1337 11 St. NW, 202-518-3609

Old City Market
522 K St. NE, 202-544-0600)

Peregrine Espresso @JoeCoffeeApp 1718 14th St. NW, 202-525-5127

Peruvian Brothers
in La Consecha Market at 1280 Fourth St. NE,

Pizza D’oro DC
717 T St. NW, 202-588-1900

Prather’s On the Alley
455 I St. NW, 202-838-9633

Present Company Public House
438 Mass. Ave. NW, 202-289-1100

Qualia Coffee
Eckington Pl. at Harry Thomas Way NE in Gales Bld.

Rasa Indian Grill
485 K St. NW, 202-804-5678

Red Apron
Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE, 202-524-6807

Red Bear Brewing Co.
209 M St. NE, 202-849-6130

Red Toque Kabob
1701 Sixth St. NW, 202-588-5516

Rice Bar
1300 Second St. NE, 202-682-2076

Right Proper Brew Pub
624 T St. NW, 202-607-2337

Rooster & Owl
2436 14th St. NE, 202-813-3976

RPM Italian
650 K St. NW, 202-204-4480

San Lorenzo
1316 Ninth St. NW, 202-588-8954

Sandwiches by Phillip
440 First St. NW, 202-525-3602

145 N St. NW, 202-817-6927

Service Bar
926-928 U St. NW, 202-462-7232

Seven Reasons
2208 14th St. NW, 202-417-8563

Seylou Bakery & Mill
926 N St. NW, 202-842-1122

Shaw’s Tavern
520 Florida Ave. NW, 202-518-4092

Shouk Modern Israeli
655 K St. NW, 202-652-1464

Sol Mexican Grill
655 K St. NW, 202-891-7914)

Stellina Pizzeria
399 Morse St. NW, 202-851-3995

1205 11 St. NW, 202-789-1205

Sweet Science Coffee 35 N St. NE, 202-817-3969

Taqueria Habanero
3710 14th St. NE, 202-727-7700)

The Dabney
122 Blagden Alley NW, 202-450-1015

The Eleanor
100 Florida Ave. NE, 202-758-2235

Tiger Fork
922 N St. NW, 202-733-1152

Unconventional Diner Stay at Home Supper Club
1207 9th St. NW, 202-847-0122

Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge
501 Morse St. NE, 202-543-1474

Union Kitchen Grocery
538 Third St. NE, 202-792-7850

Union Market
1309 Fifth St. NE restaurants open inside:

Cucina Al Volo

La Caprese

Lao Ban

On Toast



South Block

The District Fishwife

Uzu Ramen

Zita Rica

Uptown Café (131 M St. NE, 202-842-3777)