Want to lend a hand to local eateries during the coronavirus crisis? In addition to curbside pick-up and takeout orders, make the most of food-centric discounts, family specials, and free lunches for kids.
In a press conference on Monday, March 16, Governor Cuomo announced that restaurants in New York State must close on-premise services and move exclusively to curbside pick-up or delivery options in an effort to increase social distancing due to COVID-19. To cope, many local restaurants have announced special discounts and family meal programming to help the community and keep the Hudson Valley dining scene alive.
Hungry? Scroll through these foodie deals stat.
Family Meal Specials:
Joe and Joe Nyack continues its regular specials and menu items, along with a family-style take-out dinner through the week. For just under $26, it’s offering a chicken parmesan dish, a large margarita pizza, and a choice of pasta with salad.
Mumbai Dreams is offering a family night special between Mondays and Fridays for $35 that serves four to five people. The offer includes one main dish and one side dish.
The Rare Bit is offering curbside pick-up family meals that serve four to six people. They range in price, with a number of options for side, mains, desserts, and cocktails. See full family meal options on Instagram.
Thyme & Co. is offering “thyme capsules,” which include a meal kit and recipes for families to make at home. The restaurant also has weekly and family meal specials available.
AquaTerra Grille is offering 20 percent off all orders for delivery. Visit the website for daily to-go specials.
Cosimo’s is offering 10 percent off at three of its locations in the Hudson Valley (Poughkeepsie, Middletown, and Newburgh). The offer is only valid for your first purchase through the Cosimo’s app.
Crossroads Deli & Catering is offering 10 percent off deliveries for anyone who craves a deli sandwich.
FUEL4LIFE brings meals straight to its customers and offering 10 percent off all orders. Visit Instagram to see its alternative family-style menu of bulk lunch and dinner dishes. For medical staff and first responders, a 25-percent meal discount is available.
Heritage Food + Drink is offering a 20-percent savings on gift cards over $100.
Lunches for Kids:
Benny’s Pizza in Stone Ridge serves school lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week.
Rosendale’s The Big Cheese keeps school children happy with free grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the week. Dairy-free and gluten-free alternatives are available as well.
Publick House 23 serves free bagged lunches for families in the Pleasant Valley area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It also serves family meal specials.
Stuck in isolation? Countryside Car Service offers food pickup and delivery services for individuals who need assistance in the Hudson Valley.