Due to COVID-19, virtually all events are currently cancelled, most restaurants are either closed or open for delivery or takeout only, and select stores are open for curbside pick-up only.

Top Picks for Takeout & Delivery

We might be having fun getting creative in the kitchen while sheltering in place, but surely we want to enjoy someone else's tasty meals on occasion! Thankfully, there are some great restaurants offering the opportunity to do so.

Le Papillon (San Jose)

Let's face it. None of us at home are ever going to cook up an exquisite meal like Chef Scott Cooper does. Indulge in a gourmet three-course prix-fixe dinner, available for pick-up or delivery Thursday-Saturday, 5:30-7:30pm. Choices change weekly; see here for menu. 48-hour advance ordering required. Wine also available at a 35% discount.

Alexander's Steakhouse (Cupertino)

This well-loved steakhouse offers pick-up and delivery of selected menu favorites, pre-ordered by 7:45pm for next day pick-up. Their online butcher shop also lists top cuts to order and prepare at home. Order here. Wines also available.

Yayoi (Cupertino, Palo Alto & San Mateo)

Order from your choice of three area restaurants for a wholesome and entirely satisfying Teishoku lunch or dinner. These boxed meals reflect what Japanese people eat on an everyday basis, with the standard combination including rice, soup, pickles and a main dish. The latter choices range from sukiyaki to teriyaki salmon. Takeout and delivery available daily, 12-8pm.

Cascal Restaurant (Mountain View)

For those longing for a zesty paella or other delicious Spanish specialties, lon Peninsula's longtime Cascal fits the bill. Flavorful stay-at-home family meals and à la carte items are available for takeout, and can be paired with bottles of wine, cocktails or virgin mojitos. See menu here. Thurs-Sat 3-7pm and Sun, 1-7:30pm.

Chef Chu's (Los Altos)

Some things can always be counted on... After 50 years, Chef's Chu's still delivers! This Peninsula favorite barely skipped a beat after shelter-in-place. Always a mainstay with a robust take-out service, Chef Chu's continued to keep its doors open, offering its complete menu for pick-up and delivery. Craving tangerine chicken, Mongolian beef, crispy duck or candied pecans and prawns? Takeout for lunch and dinner is offered daily, can you believe it? See menu here.

The Sea by Alexander's (Palo Alto)

For those who have tried the hamachi shots at The Sea (and no doubt been dreaming of them ever since), good news! This is one of the many items available on their takeout menu, along with a range of other favorites like popcorn shrimp and miso cod. You'll also find great steak choices and other specials, along with wine and beer. See takeout menu here, or order delivery through ChowNow. Tues-Sun, 12-7:45pm.

LV Mar (Redwood City)

The spirit is alive and well at this contemporary Latin/Mexican tapas restaurant run by Chef Manuel Martinez. Who doesn't get a hankering for a delicious taco, fresh ceviche or fulfilling arroz con marisco—especially with a margarita or glass of sangria added! See menu options here for takeout, or order delivery through Caviar. Tues-Thurs, 12-7pm, and Fri-Sat, 12-8pm.

Shiki Restaurants (San Carlos & San Mateo)

Those in search of fresh, top quality sushi and other Japanese favorites can satisfy their yen at either of Shiki’s two Peninsula locations. Sushi, tempura, teriyaki and more are all up for takeout, with sakes and wines included in the possibilities. See menus for San Carlos and San Mateo. Lunch and dinner daily, 11:30am-2:30pm and 4:30-9pm.

Vault 164 (San Mateo)

Dungeness crab cakes, anyone? Most certainly, yes! Vault 164 is open for takeout and delivery of their well-loved items of contemporary American cuisine, including spicy ahi tuna tower, cedar plank salmon, gaucho flatiron steak and more. Order pickup through ChowNow or delivery through DoorDash. Tues-Sat, 4:30-7:30pm.