Quick trips to the grocery store just aren’t happening for most families right now. And, when you do manage to get to the store it can take a lot of planning. (God forbid if you forget something!) Area restaurants are here to help, creating meals to try to keep family dinner stress free and as tasty as possible.
If you’re looking for additional family meal planning inspiration, we’ve been chronicling what we’re eating. You can find links to those articles in our Spring Fun Guide.
Here’s where you can order family meals for pickup or delivery in Des Moines:
Where: 8950 University Avenue, Suite 105; West Des Moines, IA 50266
Cost: $40 Large Family Meal/$25 Small Family Meal
Order: Call (515) 216-2198 to place an order and pay.
Watch El Guapo’s Facebook Page for their daily offerings. You’ll find things like tortillas and choice of meat to assemble tacos, sides of beans and rice, margarita mix, queso, guac and more. Curbside pickup is available between 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Where: 15 NE Carefree Lane; Waukee, Iowa 50263
Cost: $55 serves 4-5
Order: Order online at http://freshmediterraneanexpress.com/ or call (515) 987-6870.
Fresh Mediterranean is offering family style mixed grill kabobs (steak, chicken, veggies), rice, Greek salad, hummus and pita. Includes sauces: spicy peanut, tzatziki and creamy parmesan. Local delivery available or drive-thru to pick up.
Where: 2510 SW White Birch Drive #1,2; Ankeny, IA 50023
Cost: $39.95 with cookies or upgrade to slices of cake for $49.95
Order: Please call (515) 964-7141 for availability and to order.
This Ankeny café is offering a daily rotation of Family Meal Deals for pick up or delivery. They’re hot and ready after 3:00 pm each day for pickup or delivery. If you prefer, they can provide instructions for you to cook the meals at home.
Where: 2811 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Cost: $40 serves 4-6
Order: Call (515) 244-0790 to order.
This laid-back Ingersoll bar has a number of Family Meal Packages available. Fried Chicken, Shepard’s Pie, Pan Fried Chicken, Fish & Chips, Cajun Pasta, Parmesan Cream Pasta and Grilled Chicken. You can also order off their regular menu. Curbside carry-out is available between 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Where: Des Moines
Cost: $40 feeds 4
Order: By Private Message on Facebook or text (515) 421-9959
This Des Moines food truck will bring dinner stratight to your door. They have three meal options: Marinated Chicken Wings with Spicy Jalapeno Dipping Sauce, Jalapeno Chicken and Stuffed Fish. All meals come with steamed rice, egg rolls and crab rangoons. You can also add Papaya Salad for $10.
Where: 12695 University Avenue, Suit 140 Clive, IA 50325
Cost: $80 for 4
Order: Please call (515) 327-7427 (leave message if no answer with your contact information) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Table 128 is offering a meal subscription service and carry-out available Wednesday through Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Each pack will include an appetizer, four entrees and a dozen cookies. They also offer a la-carte soup and salads, additional cookies and wine service. Orders must be received by 7:00 pm the day before the pick-up date.
Where: 13435 University Avenue, Ste 200; Clive, IA 50325
Cost: $35/ Day or $150 / Week serves 4-5
Order: Call (515) 226-421-9959 to order carry out or delivery.
Let The Club Car in West Des Moines help you take one thing off your plate! They are now offering Family Lunch Delivery. They offer a daily special with one hot and one cold option each day including Pasta with Marinara, Tacos, Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Fried Rice and Pizza. They also have gluten free options. Meals will be delivered between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm daily.
Where: 2925 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
Cost: Price Varies
Order: Call (515) 277-7828 to place your order for curbside pickup.
In addition to ordering off their regular menu, this easygoing bar known for mac & cheese, charcuterie & cheese plates is also offering up a few take and bake options. Pleasant Ridge Reserve Take & Bake Mac serves 6-8 people and costs $60; Smoked Ham & Pimento Take & Bake Mac serve 6-8 people and costs $65 and Baked Harbison with Smoked Sausage & Fixings is $40. You do need to order these items one day in advance of pickup.
Where: 4830 Maple Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Cost: Price Varies
Order: Call 515-214-2347 to place your order
It’s a perfect day for pasta, salad, and bread to share with the family. The Hills Bar and Grill has several family pasta packs available for carry out. Choose from Grilled Chicken Alfredo, $45, Shrimp option $50; Grilled Chicken Mac, $45; Graziano Sausage, $45; or Graziano Meatball Marinara $40.
What have you been ordering? Let us know what your LOCAL recommendations for family meal pickup or delivery are!