We are all eating at home a lot more than usual, and I know it can get pretty old. However, did you know that many of your local (and chain) restaurants are offering more than carry-out? Items like groceries, fresh bread, drinks, aged steaks, and more. What a fun way to create a special memory AND help support your local economy!
How do you find them though? I used a few resources and found 6 great options near me. A simple Google search is always my first go-to. I also found some great resources on Yelp, a list of restaurants on my local tourism site, and a list on my local news website. After a five minute search, I had a bunch of options! Curious about what I found?
Chain Restaurants offering more than carry-out
Panera – Panera was one of the first chains to offer select groceries. And who doesn’t love freshly baked bread, right? You can order bread, bagels, some vegetables, milk, and more. Talk about upgrading your daily bread, right?
Sullivan’s Steakhouse – If you are craving steak, why not order a perfectly aged steak from Sullivan’s? Yes, it’s going to be pricey, but WAY less expensive than actually eating at a fancy steakhouse. Add a bottle of wine from a local winery and you’ve got a pretty amazing meal. This would be ideal if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary at home!
Blaze Pizza – Blaze Pizza is offering DIY pizza kits. What a fun family activity! Why not order a few kits and make Friday night pizza an event versus just a normal Friday night? Add a movie and you’ve got the makings of a great memory!
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Local Restaurant options
If you live in the Indianapolis area, these are great options for you – if not, see if you can discover similar finds in your hometown!
Titus Bakery – In addition to delicious donuts, Titus Bakery has created cupcake and cookie decorating kits. You will want to call them to order these as they don’t show up on their website. I’ve seen this idea from several other local bakeries, so if you don’t live near Titus, call YOUR local donut shop or bakery and ask if they could put a kit together for you. Another fun way to support a local business AND create a family memory.
Sahm’s – Sahm’s was one of the first local restaurants to pivot from their normal menu by offering groceries in addition to carry-out. They have a fairly extensive list of grocery items, so it’s a fantastic alternative to the grocery store!
Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream – love to grill burgers? Why not order a grill kit from Bub’s and enjoy a tasty weekend treat at home. They sell kits with burgers, seasoning, homemade buns, sides, and more. You can even add on a tub of ice cream.
Have you ordered carry-out during thes crazy times? Do any of your local restaurants offer more? Please share in the comments as it just might help someone else discover a new everyday adventure!
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