We have updated this article in light of an increasing number of COVID cases in our communities and more and more schools are switching to full remote learning in the month of December.
Moms (and dads) will continue to spend a ridiculous amount of time in the kitchen making about 287 meals a day for their family. If you need a break from being a full time chef, below are some affordable alternatives from local restaurants. By ordering directly from restaurants, you will not only be helping to support the local economy, but you're also saving your sanity for another day. (You're welcome.)
Bartolomeo's offers daily classic Italian meals to go, which feeds a family of five (or four really hungry people) for $39.99. We love their eggplant rollatini and pizza. Curbside pickup or free delivery of family meals to towns within a five-mile radius of the restaurant. Delivery charge applies depending on town. Visit the website HERE to order online.
Biddy O'Malley's serves weeknight family meals for four people for $40, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1PM to 7PM with limited availability. Beer, wine, and growlers also available to go. Meals change every week so check their website or Instagram. Order online HERE for curbside pickup or local delivery or call the restaurant directly.
Cassies' Restaurant just over the border in Orangeburg is now offering daily family meals for $39.99: a large plain pizza (small charge for toppings), Caesar or garden salad, bread, cheese and your choice of chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, chicken marsala, chicken francese, penne bolognese, or penne vodka with grilled or breaded chicken. Curbside pickup or local delivery has expanded to include more areas in New York (Blauvelt, Orangeburg, Palisades, Piermont, Sparkill, Tappan, Nanuet, Nyack, Valley Cottage, Congers, Grand View, and Pearl River) and in northern Bergen County (Alpine, Old Tappan, Northvale, Norwood, Rockleigh, Harrington Park, Closter, Montvale, Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, Hillsdale, Washington Township, River Vale, Westwood, Emerson, Haworth, and Demarest). Order online HERE.
Choices A to Z has delicious, healthy meals for all tastes and lifestyles - from the omnivore to the vegan and everything in between. Check their Facebook page for daily specials which can be served a la carte with prices starting at $10, and ask about their prepared salads, soups, and everyday staples like chicken cutlets, fresh roast beef, and salmon. You can also shop for fresh organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, butter, bread, antibiotic-free and hormone-free cold cuts and more. Call the store or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order for curbside pickup or free local delivery within 10 miles. View their menu online HERE.
The neighborhood restaurant and bar Cornerstone has several daily specials every day to feed a family of five, with prices ranging from $40 to $50. Wednesday Wing Night is still going on: 20 for $15; 30 for $20; 50 for $30. If you order $50 or more, you get a free 14" pizza. Bottles of wine and cocktails also available. Pick up or direct delivery. Check their Facebook Page for the daily specials and call the restaurant to order. Click HERE to see the menu.
Cousin's offers nine different family meal deals for only $27. Most of the meals include a large cheese pizza and either a salad, hero, or appetizer, easily feeding a family of 3 or 4. Click HERE to see the menu, and call ahead to place your orders in advance.
DiBari's Catering offers made to order family dinners, typically for about $39 for four to six people, or $24 for two people. Meal orders come with reheating instructions. Check their Facebook page for the daily menu. Call to place your order for pickup or free local delivery.
A tray of 12 empanadas from Empanada Mania are $30 or 6 for $15. These empanadas are generously filled so it can easily feed a family of 4. The empanada options change, but their classics (and our favorites) like the angus beef, buffalo chicken, and spinach and feta are always on the menu. Call ahead for curbside pick up. Click HERE for the menu.
The popular BBQ joint offers platters ranging from $15.95 for their Rib & Chicken Combo to the Pit Sampler of spareribs, chopped beef, and pulled pork for $19.95. Add two small sides to any combo platter for only $4.99. Curbside pickup or free local delivery after 4PM. Visit their Facebook page for daily specials. Call to order.
Flynn's has daily dinner specials for $30-$40 for four people or $7.95 per meal, which includes dinner, salad and bread. Available Monday through Friday. Call to place an order by noon, for pickup until 4PM. Visit their Facebook page for the weekly specials menu.
Family dinners are available for curbside pickup or free local delivery. The $50 half tray feeds four and gives you a choice of a plain or margarita pizza, and your choice of chicken tenders & fries, buffalo wings, or mozzarella sticks for appetizer, garlic knots, plus a bottle of red or white wine (upon request). If you order $25 or more from the regular menu, you get a free large pie upon request. We ordered mozzarella sticks with our half tray order and got more than enough to share. Order online HERE or call the restaurant.
Family-style take out specials are available Tuesdays through Sundays. For $49.95, you get a choice of chicken (parmigiana, francese, marsala or picatta) or eggplant rolatine or eggplant parm; choice of pasta (penne vodka, pasta pomodoro, or rigatoni bolognese); and mixed greens salad. Family dinners also come with focaccia bread and Granita's famous secret dipping sauce. Gluten-free options available. Dinner meals feed a family of 4 or the restaurant can accommodate to feed as many as you need. Call the restaurant to place an order for pickup only. View the full menu HERE.
La Casa Formoso's family style dinners are now available seven days a week. Dinner packages feed a hungry family of 4 for $34.99 and includes your choice of pasta, entree, salad and bread. Add a large cheese pizza for an additional $10. Entree options including chicken parm, chicken Formoso (sausage, mushroom, sweet pepper, white wine), grilled or boneless chicken breast, sausage and peppers with roasted potatoes, eggplant parm, or Sunday sauce (6 meatballs, 4 sweet or hot sausages). Choice of Caesar or garden salad, and pasta options are penne vodka, orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage, cheese or beef ravioli with marinara or meat sauce, cavatelli with broccoli, stuffed shells or manicotti with marinara or vodka sauce, or baked ziti. To place an order for curbside pickup, call ahead at least two hours in advance. The latest pickup times Monday through Thursday is 5PM; Friday 6PM, Saturday 4PM and Sunday 3PM. Visit their Facebook page for the latest menu.
Lepore's offers daily family-style meals for four for $29.99, which includes entree, bread and a house or Caesar salad. You can add a bowl of fresh fruit salad for an additional $9.99 or chicken fingers for $8.95. Each weekday (Monday through Friday) has a different special meal so check their Facebook page for updates. Call to place an order the day before for curbside pickup or free local delivery.
Rockin' Roots offers a different family style dinner for $15 per person every Tuesday through Friday for curbside pickup between 5PM and 6PM. Call ahead to place your order over the phone by 6PM the day before and pay by credit card or Venmo. Visit their Facebook page for the weekly menu.
Valley Burgers and Brew serves family meal deals for four people on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday's meal is the popular build-your-own cheesesteaks (steak, cheese, peppers, onions, rolls) with waffle fries for $32.95. Thursday's meal (and our favorite) is the dozen sliders with sauteed onions, cheese, and waffle fries for only $28.95. They also sell pints of draught beer and bottles of wine to go at discounted prices. Check their Facebook page for updates HERE or their website HERE. To order, call by 4PM for pickup or local delivery.
Zendiggi's family platters feed four people and include four skewers of chicken kebab, two skewers of marinated vegetable kebabs, grilled tomatoes, basmati rice, and yogurt for $35. Curbside pickup and local delivery to Northern and Pascack Valley towns including Alpine, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Emerson, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Rivervale (South Side), Rockleigh, Tenafly, and Westwood. Order online HERE or through their app.
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