A new kind of one-stop shopping

Although most restaurants across the region have been back open for dine-in service since late May, a statewide limitation on the number of people who can crowd around one table and a desire among some to avoid public spaces means that takeout meals to feed many mouths remain a popular option. Consider the following local spots next time the fam is too tired to cook.


After remaining fully closed for several months after the pandemic’s onset, Wild Sage reopened to local diners’ delight and relief in mid-July. Since then, family-sized takeout specials are available daily in addition to the restaurant’s full menu (including its ever-popular Yukon gold taquitos and decadent coconut cream cake). For recent family meals, Wild Sage’s culinary team have tempted tastebuds with choices like duck confit cassoulet, fresh Alaskan halibut, pork tenderloin au poivre, cioppino, a Northwest seafood Louie and more. Each meal is portioned to serve two, and includes an entree, salad, appetizer and Wild Sage’s famous popover rolls. Place orders online for fast and easy curbside pickup. 916 W. Second Ave., wildsagebistro.com, 456-7575


Perhaps one of the best perks about ordering from Beacon Hill’s weekly family meal service is that if you live within 10 miles of the northeast Spokane event venue, they’ll deliver it right to your door at no extra cost. The established local event venue and catering service launched the Beacon at Home dinner service in late spring, offering busy families of any size the option to order a hearty, ready-made meal (each includes an entree, two sides and dessert) for delivery or pickup each Thursday and Friday. Fixed menus rotate weekly and are always a surprise; each menu is revealed in an email newsletter sent out at the start of the week. Preorder online and dinner is solved for whichever night you choose. These family meals serve four; or can stretch into several meals for a smaller household. 4848 E. Valley Springs Rd., beaconhillathome.square.site, 482-3556


Bring home some of the most popular dishes from “Mama” Jeannie Choi’s kitchen to yours with D’Bali’s bistro boxes and family-size party pans. The restaurant, offering a blend of Southeast Asian and Pacific Rim flavors via Choi’s time-tested recipes, first introduced the bistro box meals when D’Bali’s dining room initially had to close to in-person service back in March, but has since kept them on the menu as a $10 takeout lunch special. While you can certainly order several of D’Bali’s most popular entrees to share with the whole household, the restaurant’s “party pans” for $45 make an easy decision for you, feeding four to six people and including everything from noodles to fried rice and savory kor moo yang pork with steamed rice. Make it a true feast with the $35 appetizer sampler, too, which comes with Choi’s famous chicken wings, crab patties and veggie or pork spring rolls. 12924 W. Sunset Hwy., Airway Heights, dbaliasianbistro.com, 230-8629


While this solution for easy any-night dinners isn’t listed on Prohibition’s online menu, we’ll let you in on a little secret: The favorite local pub and comfort food spot in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood is still offering half- or full-size pans of some of its most popular and easily reheatable entrees. A half pan is $45 and feeds six or more (depending on how hungry or indulgent you’re feeling) and a full pan is $75 and feeds twice that. Choose from chef-owner John Leonetti’s traditional take on savory cottage pie, the decadent blue cheese lasagna or bacon mac and cheese, but don’t forget to call ahead to order since the kitchen needs a heads up. If the family is craving burgers instead, the restaurant also has a $35 takeout special that comes with four burgers, four sodas and enough fries to share. To stay up to date on these and future specials, make sure to follow the restaurant on Facebook. 1914 N. Monroe St., prohibitiongastropub.com, 474-9040

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