It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, to put it mildly. Times are tough for just about everybody, but the hospitality business has taken it perhaps the hardest. With bars closed, dining rooms shuttered, and Houstonians ordered to stay at home except for a few specific exceptions, a lot of our favorite mom-and-pop restaurants are struggling to pay the bills, and nobody knows when things are going to go back to normal again. Our heart goes out to these small businesses, and we are doing our best to support them through this rough patch.
If you’re sick of cooking, running low on groceries, or just want to do your part to keep some of these Heights hotspots afloat, check out a few of these Heights gems that are serving up takeout or delivery meals during the COVID-19 crisis.
Harold’s Restaurant — And Heights Grocery!
Harold’s has always been a top favorite at Circa Real Estate and for the Heights! Their beautiful rooftop terrace and delicious southern cooking is a major hit for any Houstonian. As always, Harold’s is STEPPING UP to serve our community to its best ability. They’ve converted their downstairs taproom into Heights Grocer, where you can pick up or get delivery for kitchen staples, like milk and eggs, fresh produce, and even get a free roll of toilet paper with any purchase!
Their restaurant is offering free delivery within 5 miles of their 19th street location. Here are the specials they have going on right now!
Fish, Shrimp, Pork and Southern Tacos (made with fried chicken and our Harold’s Mac-n-cheese) Choose a side to go with it – fries or side salad 2 Tacos+Side for $10.95.
Wine Down Wednesday
12″ pizza bottle of house wine $25
Pizza Choices: margherita, carnivore, 19th street supreme, cheese, veggie
No modifications to pizzas.
Wine Choices: cabernet, pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, rosé
$15 off any bottle of wine from our wine list with food purchase!
View our wine list and call for delivery or call for pricing on bottles of spirits
Get a 6 pack of beer delivered right to your door
44 Farms Ribeye,
with choice of two sides 17.95
Sides: Brussels sprouts, baked potato or salad
Steak dinner + Bottle 48.95
Wines: Uppercut Cabernet, Niner Red Blend or Chateau Bonnete
Fried catfish served with fries and hush puppies $13.95
Blackened catfish served with Atkinson Farms vegetables,
mashed potatoes and crawfish tail cream sauce $15.95
Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm
Build your own mimosa
Standard Mimosa bottle of bubbles and orange juice $15
Platinum Mimosa bottle of bubbles and orange juice $18
Any 12 inch pizza and six wings $19.95
Order online here | Free Delivery within 5 miles
Every time we drive north on Shepherd across I-10 we’re hit with the delicious aroma of Pizzitola’s famous ribs, and their smoker is still going strong offering takeout meals.
Address: 1703 Shepherd Drive
In the mood for a burger? Wakefield Crowbar has it covered. Get your food delivered via GrubHub or curbside pickup, using their new online ordering portal. Visit wakefieldcrowbar.com to order.
Bonus deal: Spend $50 on food, get a free six-pack of Bud Light, and ALL orders come with one free roll of toilet paper.
Address: 954 Wakefield Drive
Is it just us, or has it been really hard to eat healthy lately, between the stress and the takeout and the grocery hoarding? Bellagreen is our go-to when we get that feeling we could really use a vegetable. There are lots of meat options as well, but their salads are the best around. Get delivery from Uber Eats or Grub Hub, or pick up curbside.
Bonus deal: Family meals for 4 people are only $39.95 and include your choice of entree and a caesar or house salad.
Address: 748 E. 11th St.
Hugs & Donuts
We take back everything we just said about trying to eat healthier. We need comfort food! Hug & Donuts is offering delivery and pickup orders, and you can place your order online ahead of time at their website, HugsandDonuts.com. Choose from mixed dozen or half dozen gourmet donuts, fancy donut holes, kolaches, and coffee. Dozens can be ordered either simple, adventurous, or regular mixed that includes some of each.
Bonus deal: Mixed dozen for $14-24, depending on which variety you order
Address: 1901 N. Shepherd #4
Whether you’re a fan of plain cheese or you like your pizza with a wide array of gourmet toppings, Pink’s has you covered. You can order a whole pizza or by the slice, if you’re quarantining alone and don’t want to eat pizza for the next four days. Our fave is the “Double Down” with rosemary chicken, bacon, spinach, roasted garlic, and alfredo sauce, but you can’t go wrong at Pink’s.
Address: 1403 Heights Boulevard
If there ever was a time for comfort food, this is it, and Jus’ Mac is about the most comfortable you can get. Although the name implies they serve only mac & cheese, you can also get a salad, sandwich, wings, and of course, mac & cheese prepared in a mind-boggling array or ways, all of them delicious and none of them a health food. The buffalo chicken and the chili cheese are our personal go-to varieties, but whichever one you get, it’s going to be sinfully creamy, delicious, and food-coma inducing.
Address: 2617 Yale Street
Red Dessert Dive
What meal would be complete without a little something sweet? Red is operating with a special menu (check their Facebook page for details) that includes frozen cookie dough you can bake at home, as well as whole pies, small cakes, their delicious chicken salad by the quart, and chicken zucchini casserole by the pan. You can also get the regular cakes by the slice, assorted cupcakes and pastries, and best of all – wine to go.
Bonus Deal: Special menu and ALL wines by the bottle are $20 to go
Address: 1045 Studewood
These are just a few of the spots we’ve been ordering takeout from lately, and there are many more we couldn’t list. Check online for your favorite if we didn’t mention it, because they are likely still open for business and doing their best to keep it that way. If you can swing it, dig a little deeper than usual when you’re tipping your server, because restaurant workers are having a spectacularly rough go of it lately, and they are the ones to thank for those dishes you won’t have to wash tonight.
Not in the mood for takeout, but still want to help support out favorite locals? Purchase a gift card to use later. Be sure to buy it straight from the source (as opposed to through a grocery store or other retailer) so the small business sees the cash flow now, when they need it the most. Stay safe, wash your hands, and enjoy your delicious dinner and brief foray out of the house.