Today's Takeout Pick: lou

lou Snack Sac

Much of the restaurant industry has had to rapidly change its business model due to COVID-19, and we’re highlighting the Nashville places that are attempting to stay open. Each day we will give you a critic’s pick for a restaurant and a dish, as well as a running list of restaurants still open that you can support. Today’s pick: lou.

Last week I felt like I reached peak quarantine 2020 lunch:

  • Walked twice as far as my daily walk for pickup because, why not?  ✔
  • Took my quarantine foster Labrador retriever with me  ✔
  • Got a lunch exponentially fancier and better than my standard Before Times trail mix and apple combo  ✔
  • Gratuitous inclusion of sourdough ✔

All of this goodness was courtesy of

lou

, the Inglewood cafe with all-day brunch and dinners that make you feel like you are having a leisurely repast in Paris.

Chef-owner Mailea Weger designed lou’s takeout offerings to be on-brand for her restaurant, which is less than a year old. You won’t find yet another Styrofoam container here. Instead, she’s lovingly packed food into: white paper bags stamped with the restaurant logo; reusable plastic containers for wet liquids, again with the logo and hearts; and cardboard boxes, all arranged in a reusable fabric net bag. Toss in a bottle of wine or other beverage of your choice and you’re ready for a socially distanced excursion.

I went for the Snack Sac, which included: the aforementioned bag; chewy mango with guajillo sugar; a quarter loaf of Ornette sourdough infinitely better than the sourdough I make at home; a tart lime yogurt with papaya and fermented honey that I would have bathed in if I was given the opportunity; mole popcorn, which, while I eat popcorn several times a week, was nothing like anything I have eaten; raw chayote; cinnamon pan dulce; and hazelnut Mexican wedding cookies. The Snack Sac is $40 for two people, but I found it to be plenty of food for multiple meals, even while sharing some with a friend (though not the yogurt and papaya, that I did not share). 

Other takeout combos available include more substantial  brunch and dinner options, plus the breakfast cake and wine combo that is famous amongst lou fans.

Order online and then pick up by entering through the back patio (which is lovely; we told you about it in March). Pickup is well-organized, and there’s plenty of hand sanitizer, with staff wearing masks. The to-go options are so well-packaged that if you aren’t in the mood for a fancy picnic right now, which would be understandable, you can easily gift them to someone who is having a hard go of it. We all know people who could use a takeout pick-me-up.


Below is a list of Nashville restaurants (with links) remaining open for takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 shutdown. While some may have had existing relationships with delivery providers, most of this list are offering the service for the first time. Most offer curbside pickup, but check when you order. As this list is a moving target, please leave any changes, suggestions or omissions in the comments.

Places with takeout or delivery as of Tuesday, June 2

12South Taproom (Postmates)

312 Pizza Co. (Grubhub)

400 Degrees

5th & Taylor

51st Deli (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

51st North Taproom (11am-8pm, Thursday-Sunday)

8th & Roast

Adele’s/The 404 Kitchen (Friday-Sunday)

Amerigo

Answer 

Arnold’s Country Kitchen (Most delivery services)

Athens Family Restaurant

Attaboy at Lakeside Lounge

Bar-B-Cutie

Barcelona Wine Bar

Barista Parlor (Postmates)

Bartaco

Big Al’s Deli

Big Bad Breakfast (DoorDash, Uber Eats)

Biscuit Kitchen by Loveless Cafe

Biscuit Love

Black Dynasty via Bar Sovereign

Black Rabbit

Blue Coast Burrito

The Bluebird Cafe (Grubhub)

BokBox

Bolton’s

BoomBozz West (DoorDash)

Burger Joint (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Burger Up 12South

Butchertown Hall

Cafe at Thistle Farms

Caffé Nonna (Uber Eats, Postmates)

Cafe Roze

Capitol Grille

Carniceria y Taqueria Don Juan

Central BBQ (DoorDash, Postmates)

Chicken Salad Chick

Cinco de Mayo (9 locations)

Chago’s Cantina

Char (Postmates)

The Chef & I

Chef’s Market

Chile Burrito

Cilantro Mexican Grill (Eighth Avenue location)

City House

City Winery (Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Cole’s Kitchen

Corner Market Catering

Corner Pub (DoorDash)

D’Andrews Bakery & Cafe

Daddy’s Dogs

Dalt’s Grill

Darfon’s

Del Frisco’s Grille

DeSano Pizza Bakery

Diskin Cider

Donut + Dog

Double Dogs (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

Dozen 

Earnest Bar & Hideaway

East Nashville Beer Works

Eastern Peak (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Edley’s

Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill

Emmy Squared

Epice

Etch

Etc.

Far East (Postmates)

The Farm House

Farm Burger (DoorDash)

Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Kat Slim’s (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Fattoush Cafe

Fido (ChowNow)

Five Points Pizza (Postmates)

Flavor Catering

Fleet Street Pub

The Food Co.

Folk (Postmates)

Fox’s Donut Den

Frothy Monkey (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Gambling Stick

Gray & Dudley

Germantown Pub

Gino’s East

GReKo Greek Street Food

Green Chile (Friday-Sunday)

Green Hills Grille

The Grilled Cheeserie

Hathorne

Hattie B’s (Uber Eats)

Helen’s Hot Chicken

Henley

HoneyFire Barbeque Co. (Grubhub, DoorDash)

Hugh Baby’s (DoorDash)

Hunters Station (The Grilled Cheeserie, Vui’s Kitchen, Hugh Baby’s, Tacos Aurora, Citizen Kitchen)

J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill

J. Christopher’s

Jack’s Bar-B-Q (Trinity Lane location only)

Jamaicaway (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Jim ‘N Nick’s

Jonathan's (Grubhub)

Josephine (Postmates)

Joyland

Kalamatas

Kay Bob’s

Kien Giang

King Market

Korea House

Lakeside Lounge

Las Palmas (DoorDash)

Lemongrass Sushi & Thai

Lockeland Table

Long Hollow Pizza & Pub

Loveless Cafe

Love, Peace and Pho

Lucky Bamboo

Mane & Rye

Mangia Nashville

Margot Café & Bar

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Maru Sushi & Grill

Mas Tacos

McCabe Pub

Midnight Oil

Miel

Miss Saigon (All delivery services)

Mitchell Deli

Mixed Grill Cafe

M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers (Postmates)

Monell’s

Mother’s Ruin

Moto (Uber Eats)

Nada

Nations Bar & Grill

Nicky’s Coal Fired (Postmates)

Nicoletto’s Italian Kitchen

North Italia (DoorDash)

Nectar Urban Cantina (Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates)

Nomzilla! Sushi Et Cetera (Uber Eats, Postmates)

Noshville

Oak Steakhouse

O-Ku Sushi 

Old Glory

The Old School

Otaku Ramen

Otaku To Go

Pancho & Lefty’s (Uber Eats, DoorDash)

Park Cafe

The Party Line (Julia Sullivan’s catering service through Strategic Hospitality)

Party Fowl (Uber Eats)

Pastaria

PDK Southern Kitchen and Pantry

Peg Leg Porker

The Pharmacy Burger

Phat Bites

The Picnic Cafe

Pinewood Social (Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Pizza Perfect

Pork Belly Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

Portland Brew

Prince’s Hot Chicken (Nolensville Road)

Red Bicycle (Postmates)

Redheaded Stranger

Red Perch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Red Phone Booth (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Riddim N Spice (Postmates,DoorDash)

Rise Biscuits

Rolf and Daughters (Postmates)

Rosemary & Beauty Queen (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Rosepepper Cantina (Postmates)

Rosie’s Twin Kegs

Saint Anejo (Uber Eats)

Sam & Zoe’s

Sambuca

Sam’s Place 

San Antonio Taco Co. (DoorDash)

Santo

Scout’s Pub

Shalimar (Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, Grubhub, Bite Squad)

Sinema

Sitar

The Slider House

Slim & Husky’s (DoorDash)

Slow Burn

Smokin’ Thighs

Sonobana

The Southern Steak & Oyster

Southside Grill (DoorDash)

Soy Bistro

Sperry’s

Stoney River Steakhouse

Stateside Kitchen

Stay Golden

STK Steakhouse

Subculture Urban Cuisine & Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates)

Sunflower Cafe

Sushi Circle

Superica

Sweet 16th (Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Tacos y Mariscos Lindo Mexico

Taco Mama

Taj (Uber Eats)

TailGate Brewery (Postmates)

Tavern at Bobby

Taziki's (Postmates, Grubhub)

Tennessee Brew Works

TennFold (Grubhub, Postmates)

Thai Esane

Tinwings

TKO (Postmates)

Tower Market and Deli (Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, Bite Squad)

Trattoria Il Mulino

Treehouse

Twilight Tavern

Two Ten Jack

Urban Cookhouse

Urban Grub

Urban Juicer

Union Teller (Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub)

Valentino’s

Village Pub & Beer Garden

Virago (Uber Eats)

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen 

VN Pho & Deli

Vui’s Kitchen

Walden (Postmates)

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer

The Wild Cow (Postmates, DoorDash and Chow Now)

Woodlands

The Yellow Porch

’Za Wood Fired Pizza (Grubhub)

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