Suddenly it feels like you’re cooking 400 meals a day (and what’s with all the dishes?). Just say no to meal prep tonight, and pick up a dinner that’ll feed the whole fam from one of your favorite local spots instead. One meal. One price. Does it get any easier? Read on to simplify your life.
When cooking isn’t on your to-do list, check out FrogLegs’ Family Meals. The menu changes weekly, but you’ll always find two tasty options to choose from, that are available for curbside pick-up on Wednesdays and Saturdays from the U Village shop or the Kirkland school. In the past few weeks we’ve seen banh mi sandwiches, Greek chicken gyros and chicken piccata pop up on the menu. Items are heat-and-serve and you can easily add in a bottle of wine, Happy Hour Nosh Board or dessert to make your meal complete.
2643 Village Ln.
2550 N.E. Park Dr.
Order online: froglegskca.com
If comfort food is what you’re after, there’s no better spot than West 5. This West Seattle staple has been serving up piping hot mac ‘n’ cheese that makes everything feel better for as long as we can remember. And now they’ve got it (and other options) available for pick-up in family-size servings. In addition to the mouthwatering mac, families can order Cabin Fever Meals (in large or small sizes) that include a hummus platter, salad, mac ‘n’ cheese and a huge slice of coconut cake, and other options that rotate and still feed a brood. We love the add-ons you can select for each meal that help make sure parents get something their kids will actually eat. Plus the order ahead option means you can plan pick-up days in advance. One more thing checked off your list!
4539 California Ave. S.W.
Order online: toasttab.com
Say “oui oui” to Le Coin’s family Cassoulet ($60), a staple on the take-out menu, available Wednesdays through Sundays from 4-8 p.m. Although the menu changes daily, this unchanging item feeds four and includes a simple salad. Families should also consider ordering a whole ($62) or half ($42) fried chicken dinner on Sunday night. All it takes is a call to the restaurant to reserve yours for the following week (these dinners go fast so call early!). The chicken can be breaded with Le Coin’s traditional herb breading or ask for gluten-free, and it comes with potatoes, green beans and buttermilk biscuits.
4201 Fremont Ave. N.
To order: call 206-708-7207 or email email@example.com
Turns out tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays when you order a Family Meal for pick-up (Thursdays through Saturdays, from 4-8 p.m.) from Gracia in Ballard. Mix and match from their selected entrees that include chicken enchiladas, pozole, burritos and more, plus chips, salsa, rice and beans all for just $55. Add on extras like guac, a margarita kit or mix-n-match sodas for four, and you’ve got everything you need for a weeknight fiesta. Our favorite part? That parents can add a kid’s rice, bean and cheese burrito for free.
5313 Ballard Ave., Unit B
To order: call 206-268-0217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Does it get easier (or tastier) than a combo from Ezell’s when it comes to feeding the kids? Food they’ll eat and a not-too-often treat for parents, Ezell's 8-piece combo comes with everything you need to serve a hot dinner as soon as you get it home. Dig in to 8 pieces of chicken, four rolls and two jumbo sides (your choice) for a complete meal. Plus, families can order ahead to make dinner that much faster for those extra busy nights.
501 23rd Ave.
4436 Rainier Ave. S.
2300 N. 45th St.
4575 N.E. 4th Ave.
1645 140th Ave. N.E., Suite A3
2020 S. 320th St., Suite M
Federal Way, WA
Order online: ezellschicken.com
Reopened and reimagined, with the same upscale food Seattleites know and love, Canlis now offers Family Meals to go. Each week, you’ll find different menu offerings, like Homemade Lasagna with dry-aged beef bolognese or vegetarian enchiladas, complete with sides, dessert and (sometimes) salads to make ordering easy. Weekly options go live on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. for delivery the following week. Remember to make it a true Canlis experience when you livestream a Live, From the Dining Room piano concert on YouTube while you enjoy your meal.
Good to know: Zero contact meals are available for delivery throughout the city and surrounding suburbs, with a few exceptions. Meals can be picked up if you live outside of the delivery zone.
2576 Aurora Ave. N.
Order online: canlis.com
Pass around the table family meals have always been a staple at Maggiano’s, so it’s no surprise you can pick up yours curbside or have it delivered when going out isn’t an option. The Family Meal comes with a choice of pasta and salad to go with one of Maggaio’s classic chicken dishes, enough to feed four. Pair chicken marsala with fettuccine alfredo, and a tossed salad or chicken picatta with spaghetti & meatballs and a Cesar, whatever flavor combos your crew’s after. Adding on extras is easy too—bring on the tiramisu. Orders can be picked up curbside at Lincoln Square or delivered.
10455 N.E. 8th St.
Order online: orders.maggianos.com
To feed your pack, Opus Co. has Feast in a Sack (sounds about right). For $50 you can feed three to four people with two cuts of pork or lamb from the Preservation Meat Collective, kokuho rice, two sides and Opus pickles. Meals are available for pick-up Thursday through Sunday, from 4-8 p.m. and can be ordered up to five days in advance, which makes meal planning easy when the days blend together. You can also call in a same-day order starting at 2 p.m., if you need a last-minute dinner plan.
Good to know: Feast in a Sack offerings are Gluten-free and usually dairy-free too.
7410 Greenwood Ave. N.
Order online: opuscorestaurant.com
Plan a Meatless Monday when you pick up a Family Meal at Plum Bistro in Capitol Hill. Chef Makini’s delish (and discounted) kid-friendly family meal serves four; her creative offerings change daily. Your dinner will be ready for curbside pick-up at 5 p.m. each day, and is always heat-n-serve so you can take it easy after a long day of work and teaching the kiddos. Families can also have food delivered between 4-7 p.m. There’s limited availability each day, so be sure to jump on that order right away.
1429 12th Ave.
Order online: plumbistro.com
Cask & Trotter
Make dinner simple with Cask & Trotter’s Family Meal. $50 gets you two pounds of meat, two sides, four pieces of corn bread, six slider buns, a house-made dessert and bottle of wine. And everything’s super customizable. For your protein choose from pork, pulled chicken, brisket and more. Kid-friendly sides include mac-n-cheese, garlic mashers and beans. It’s everything you need to plan a backyard picnic on a warm spring night or set one up in your living room to change things up a bit.
711 Westlake Ave. N.
Order online: www.toasttab.com or call 206-453-4756
Habit Burger Grill
Sometimes a burger and fries just hit the spot. And when you can get enough to feed the fam for just $25, they definitely do. Order Habit Burger’s Family Char Meal and you’ll get four burgers, four fries and an entrée size salad, ready for drive thru pick-up in a jiff. The burgers come fully loaded (with grilled onions, cheese, lettuce and tomato), and items are customizable so you get exactly what you want right off the grill. Fast and tasty!
3501 S.W. Avalon Way
907 N.W. Ballard Way
17025 Southcenter Pkwy.
1253 N. 205th St.
1676 9th Ave. N.E.
Order online: habitburger.com