One of the many things we’re incredibly proud of here on the Sunshine Coast is our drool-worthy food scene bursting with award-winning eateries and local gems. But with COVID-19 seeing more and more people self-isolating, the hospitality industry has been hit with empty tables and cancelled bookings. And while we want everyone to stay safe, we also want our foodie friends to know we’re here to support them as best we can.
So, how can you do that? Many of our favourite restaurants are thinking outside of the box, offering takeaway and delivery options so you can enjoy their delicious eats from the comfort of your couch—that’s a silver lining, if you ask us.
We’ll keep updating this list, so keep checking back often to see how you can throw your support behind these Sunshine Coast businesses. And, if we’re missing your fave, let us know!
Now offering takeaway meals, Moto is dishing up freshly-cooked dishes for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Order the day before by flicking through a text to 0424 020 401 and you’ll be feasting on the likes of beef rendang, massaman chicken curry and sweet potato, spinach and lentil dahl. They’ve even got you sorted in the sweets department with a plum and apple crumble. Drool.
One of the best restaurants in Noosa is offering their entire menu takeaway from 5.30pm, plus they’re giving you a 30% discount. If that’s not an incentive to call up Locale, then just look at their menu.
Whilst we still believe there’s nothing like dining at a restaurant in person, we get the need to hibernate right now. So we’re loving that Rock Salt are offering pick-up on their dine-in menu. You might want to get out of your trackies for this meal though, because even if it is devoured on your lounge room floor, these dishes are next-level good.
Taking a few tables out of their restaurant means that if you want to dine at Pitchfork, you can now practice physical-distancing whilst you devour incredible dishes. But, if you still like the idea of dinner at home, the team here are now doing their entire menu takeaway. Just check out their menu here and call up to order.
The crew at Elixiba are busy in the kitchen dishing up $5 takeaway curries, packed with plant-based and gluten-free goodness. If you’re a healthcare worker, Elixiba are shouting you, so put your wallet away.
The Dock in Mooloolaba are doing something a little different, vacuum-sealing complete meals so that you can take them home, pop them in the fridge or freezer, and heat them up whenever you want. Meals will be changing regularly but we’re loving the sound of their 12-hour braised beef cheek stew with roasted field mushrooms, baked potato and green beans at just $14. Or, if you want to order from their regular menu, they are also offering takeaway on all dishes. Place your order via Facebook messenger or call 1300 THE DOCK.
Dig your fork into Rice Boi’s epic eats while watching Netflix on the couch. Yes, it’s now possible, thanks to this Mooloolaba restaurant offering their entire menu for takeaway. Specials will be posted on Facebook and Insta, so keep your fingers scrolling.
Hanging out in Nambour? Don’t move. Downtown Burgers have you covered with takeaway burgers and the most golden crinkle cut chips we ever did see. Browse their menu and order online here.
Three Restaurant Bar And Grill
Caloundra favourite Three Restaurant Bar and Grill are still open but have taken their menu online for anyone who wants to order takeaway or delivery. Whilst they’re not currently charging for delivery, there is a minimum spend of $30, and we totally suggest tipping the driver to say ‘thank you’ if you can afford it. Find their menu here.
Feast and then cosy up on the couch and hit the best movies on Netflix right now.
Image credit: Elixiba