Over the past year, we’ve all grown quite accustomed to curbside pickup, contactless delivery and other takeout options for our meals. And while it has created some challenges and a few extra steps, takeout food is something we can get on board with for the long-term.
During the pandemic, Bend business owners and restaurateurs quickly pivoted to meet health and safety standards, some offering to-go options for the very first time. While we can’t wait to dine inside our favorite restaurants once again, takeout food is one way of the best ways to support them in the meantime.
To help you track down your next meal to-go, we tracked down some of the best restaurants for takeout in Bend, covering just about every craving, from pizza to ramen and burgers to tacos.
Pro Tip: Did you know Bend has its very own takeout/delivery service? Bend Takeout has a directory of restaurants, mostly in Bend with a few in Redmond, offering delivery and pickup. Their delivery fee starts at just $3.95, depending on your distance from the restaurant!
Order by Calling 541-323-6295
900 Wall is crafting something new and exciting out of their beautiful, historic home in the heart of downtown Bend. They serve classic modern American fare, from small plates to thin-crust pizzas, and juicy burgers to seafood — all complemented by an exceptional to-go wine list. Come back soon for one of the best happy hours in town!
How It Works: 900 Wall is currently offering several outdoor dining options, including a 75% open-air heated tent, open-air tables near heaters, and covered tables against the front of the restaurant. Plus, they are offering takeout daily from 12–7 p.m. Place your order by calling 541-323-6295!
Situated in an adorable craftsman bungalow on the westside of Bend, Ariana has been a popular fine dining destination for several years. Husband and wife team, Chef Andres and Ariana Fernandez, utilize the bounty of culinary products available in the Northwest in addition to ingredients from local farmers and purveyors right here in Central Oregon.
How It Works: Click here and scroll to “Curbside Takeaway,” which is where you can place your order online. Select options from Ariana’s dinner menu, choose the time you would like to pick it up, and they will bring it out to your vehicle. Order before 3 p.m. if you want same-day pickup.
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Paella is a staple in many Latin homes with traditions dating back to the 1800s in Valencia, Spain. Barrio opened their doors in 2012 and has been perfecting their paella recipe ever since, utilizing paella rice imported from Spain, housemade broth and sofrito (onion, tomato, garlic, smoked paprika, olive oil and Spanish saffron slow-cooked into a flavorful paste). Try paella — and other Latin staples — from this lively restaurant in the heart of downtown Bend.
How It Works: Order online and choose to pick up at one of Barrio’s locations, including their restaurant or their food trucks.
From the team that brought us 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bos Taurus is a welcomed addition to Bend’s dining scene. This boutique, chef-driven American steakhouse is situated in the heart of downtown in a modern-industrial building. The open-air kitchen is where Chef George does his magic, creating meat-centric dishes using the highest quality beef from around the globe. He uses a custom cast-iron slab designed for the perfect sear. “Bos Taurus” is Latin for “bovine cattle” so the restaurant has plenty of beef to choose from, but there are also plenty of options for seafood lovers and vegetarians.
How It Works: As indoor dining remains prohibited, Bos Taurus has been offering takeout daily from 12–8 p.m. and their “Bos Bar Tent” with cocktails and to-go food Thursdays through Sundays from 12–8 p.m.
Order with Bend Takeout or By Calling 541-668-1766
As you can probably imagine, Craft Kitchen and Brewery is all about the craft — including both the craft of making beer on their 3.5 barrel system, and the craft of creating delicious food in-house with locally sourced ingredients. Everything is intentional here, even down to their use of sustainable and compostable products. Craft is known for their meats, which are smoked daily in-house. And at this time, they’re offering Family Meals, which includes your choice of two smoked meats, plus house mac, honey jalapeño cornbread and Napa slaw, available for a family of four, six or eight!
How It Works: Order by calling 541-668-1766 or via Bend Takeout. At this time, Craft is open from 12–7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
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The first of its kind in Bend, Cuban Kitchen is a family-owned Cuban-American restaurant serving authentic Cuban coffee, lunch and dinner. Choose from a simple selection of flavorful Cuban dishes, from slow-cooked pork to scrumptious sides, like plantains, yuca, black beans and rice. And of course, they have a number of sandwiches — including the Cuban Press, made with roasted pork, ham and Swiss cheese topped with pickles, placed in between pressed Cuban bread, and spread with mustard and mayonnaise.
How It Works: Order online at Bend Takeout. At this time, Cuban Kitchen is open Tuesday–Saturday from 12–8 p.m.
It’s quite simple: El Sancho’s mission is “to provide the community with high quality street food at an affordable price and in a sustainable manner.” In 2010, El Sancho started out as one of the first food carts in downtown Bend, and the taco shop has taken on various forms before moving to their current home and headquarters in Northeast Bend. Here, you’ll find year-round outdoor seating and some of the most tasty tacos you’ll ever eat.
Photo Courtesy of Miyagi Ramen
Ramen is all the rage these days — especially during the colder months. Warm up with a comforting, flavorful bowl of ramen from Miyagi Ramen, which you can enjoy in the coziness of your own home, as they are only offering takeout at this time. Choose from their four ramen options, including Spicy Miso, Yuzu-Tan Tan Men, Tonkotsu, and Smoked Shitake-Cashew (vegan). They also have ramen for your “Little Ninjas!”
How It Works: Order online between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
With locations throughout the Portland metro and one here in Bend, Pastini is a trusted source for exceptional Italian food. But their ingredients are focused on all things local. They use responsibly sourced ingredients from the Pacific Northwest and curate a wine list that includes both regional wineries and small family-owned vineyards in Italy. Pastini has an array of delicious pasta dishes — including pastas with meat, pastas with chicken, vegetarian pastas and seafood pastas — plus salads, sandwiches and sides.
How It Works: After reopening with several COVID-19 safety precautions in place, Pastini is currently only open for takeout and delivery. You can order online here.
Celebrate summer all year long with a refreshing bowl of poke from Poke Row. From the same folks who brought us 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar, Poke Row is focused on fresh and healthy food in a cozy, casual environment. Whether you’re dining in or taking it to go, you can expect local, natural and sustainable ingredients. Take a look at their menu to build your own bowl or burrito, choosing the size, base, protein, mix-ins, sauce and toppings. And if you don’t know where to start, try the NWX Signature Bowl, which has tuna, shrimp, salmon, mango, sesame soy, spicy yuzu, avocado, green onions, sesame seeds, crispy noodles and toasted seaweed.
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Root Down Kitchen is a small neighborhood spot serving vegan comfort food. They source local, organic ingredients as much as possible, working with local food purveyors and bakeries to support the community. If you think “vegan” means it’s devoid of flavor, think again! And try the Sesame Dijon Tempeh Sandwich, made with Dijon glazed tempeh topped with carrot and golden beet curls tossed in miso yuzu vinaigrette, chopped kale, sumac marinated onions and Dijon aioli on a wheat bun. As Root Down says, you’ll “come for the vegan and stay for the flavor!”
How It Works: At this time, Root Down Kitchen is open for takeout and delivery orders only. Please call ahead (541-383-5094) to place your order for contactless pickup or use Bend Takeout or Uber Eats. Follow the signs, practice social distancing and wear a face mask when you pick up your order.
The Sparrow Bakery is more than just a bakery (although they are an undeniably incredible bakery). They make delicious breakfast sandwiches, traditional sandwiches for lunch, baked goods, and all the bread your heart desires. Whatever you do, don’t miss their signature Ocean Rolls — made with cardamom vanilla sugar rolled up in traditional croissant dough. The Sparrow now has two locations in Bend, including their original location on Scott Street and their newest space in the Northwest Crossing neighborhood near Summit High School.
How It Works: The Sparrow is offering home delivery for free (for all Bend residents on orders over $10!). Delivery is offered Monday–Friday, and orders received before 12 p.m. will be delivered between 1–6 p.m. on the following day. Orders received after 12 p.m. Thursday through 12 p.m. Sunday will be delivered on Monday. You can also order delivery through Uber Eats, DoorDash and Bend Takeout, Monday–Saturday. Click here for details about the safety precautions The Sparrow is taking.
Once an Airstream food cart cruising the streets of Bend, Spork is now a casual, counter-serve eatery serving inventive, globally inspired fare. Here, you’ll find dishes from Latin America, Africa, Asia and beyond, all made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The menu is always changing at Spork to reflect the changing of seasons and ingredient availability. But what you’ll always find here is creativity, friendly service and a fun atmosphere. Don’t miss the Peanut Tomato Curry, the Thai Steak Salad or the Spicy Pork Noodles. One taste and you’ll soon find out why The New York Times called Spork “culinary magic.”
How It Works: Place your order online and you will receive a text when your order is ready. Walk inside the restaurant with a face mask to pick up your order.
Washington Dining & Cocktails offers a family-friendly menu with classic favorites in addition to fresh daily specials. They’ve teamed up with Drake, one of our favorite sources for elevated comfort food, to offer curbside takeout and minimal patio dining from 12–8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Their collaborative takeout menu is short and sweet — but oh so good. Choose from a selection of snacks and starters to share, fresh salads, and hearty entrees — and don’t forget dessert.
How It Works: Place your order online and choose to pick it up at either Washington Dining & Cocktails or Drake.
Order by Calling 541-382-0441
You won’t find Pad Thai at Wild Rose, a family-run Northern Thai restaurant in downtown Bend. That’s because they serve authentic Northern Thai fare, including a staple you’ll find throughout the region, “khao niew”— which is sticky Jasmine rice meant to be eaten with your hands. In fact, you are encouraged to eat with your hands (or a utensil!) at Wild Rose, and you won’t find any chopsticks in sight. Their extensive menu is not divided into courses, but rather into separate categories that comprise a complete traditional meal, and dishes are designed for sharing! Don’t miss the turmeric clams or the creamy egg noodle curry soup called Khao Soi.
How It Works: Wild Rose Thai is operating as takeout only until further notice. They are open for both lunch and dinner but will not be offering their lunch specials at this time. They expect a large volume of calls during their dinner service, so they recommend calling early in the day for a scheduled curbside pickup time. Call 541-382-0441 to order (they are not accepting orders over email or social media).
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Experience Northwest cuisine with a Southern twist at Zydeco. Esteemed Chef Steve Helt utilizes quality ingredients that are hormone-free, pesticide-free and organic to craft delicious lunch and dinner menus (plus a gluten-free menu!). A few favorites on the menu include jambalaya, barbecue shrimp and the blackened redfish. Top off your meal with their wines available by the bottle!
How It Works: In addition to offering limited heated outdoor dining starting at 4 p.m., Zydeco is open for online ordering from 4–8 p.m. You may choose to pick up your order ASAP or at a scheduled time.
What’s your go-to for to-go food in Bend?
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