Ordering in? Tired of the same ol’ same ol’? We know how you can put pizazz in pizza night or turn up the taste on taco Tuesdays. Thanks to all the food delivery services sprouting up across the city, you can have just about anything you want for dinner without ever leaving the house. Here’s our list of kid-friendly food delivery choices that will keep their bellies warm and you out of the kitchen.
Take Taco Tuesday to a new level by having delicious taco ingredients ready to assemble and delivered to your door. Choose from three different meal kits. Steak Tacos, Pork Tacos, or Mushroom Risotto and Achno Beans. Yum!
1369 New York Ave., NE (Ivy City)
Delivery times: Tue.-Sun.; order 24 hours in advance.
Cost: $25 minimum for delivery
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Sprig and Sprout
Make order-in night a little healthier with this fresh alternative to ramen noodles. Kids love noodles, and Sprig and Sprout lets you build your own Pho bowls by choosing your favorite broth, sauce, meat and veggies, plus additional add-ons that will fire up the flavor. There are three menus you can order from: regular, vegetarian-n-vegan, and gluten-free, so everyone in the family will find their favorite pho.
2317 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Delivery times: Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun.-Mon., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Farm to taco is the motto for this popular vegetarian and vegan café. Customers swear by the deliciousness of their creative and healthy taco dishes, so here’s a chance to turn taco night into veggie night without the kids even realizing it. Choose from taco flavors such as mushroom feta, creamy kale and potato, cumin-roasted cauliflower, and roasted beet.
3207 Grace St., NW
Delivery times: Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
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Chopt Creative Salad
Turn your kids on to the wonders of salad through Chopt, where you can craft your own colorful salad bowl full of your favorites things. Choose from a handful of greens, such as kale, arugula or spinach, and a huge list of fun toppings, such as edamame, roasted squash, and rainbow carrots. Throw on a cheese of your choice, such as blue, parmesan, or feta. Add some grains such as tri-color quinoa or soba noodles, and something that crunches, such as fried onions or pita chips Finish it with a protein such as grilled chicken, wild shrimp, or grass-fed steak, and top it with a homemade dressing such as lemon tahini or tex mex ranch. Have it delivered to your door for a new tradition: Saturday salad night!
Multiple locations across the DMV
Delivery: $7.50 minimum order
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We, the Pizza
There’s pizza and then there’s pizza and We, the Pizza knows the difference. Fresh, warm and full of flavor, you can keep it simple with a sausage pie, indulge your kid’s “more cheese, please” frenzy with a four-cheese pie, get sweet with honey ham and pineapple, or turn up the heat with Cajun chicken and andouille.
Capitol Hill and Crystal City
305 Penn Ave.
Delivery times: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
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The Cookie Jar DC
You no longer have to feel guilty for sneaking cookie dough from the mixing bowl, because The Cookie Jar DC gives you your own personal jar of edible, egg-free dough. Choose from signature flavors like snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, and more. You can order online and pickup from a variety of places across the city, or choose from several delivery services that will bring it right to your door. Late night cookie fix? Check!
At Rise Bakery
2409 18th St., NW
Delivery times: Sun., 7 a.m.-10:45 a.m.; Mon.-Wed., 7 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Do your kids have a favorite delivery spot? Tell us in the comments below.