Need a lift?

Here’s what you can do to give yourselves a treat and help struggling restaurants in town.

Take out a delicious lunch or dinner! Here are some recommendations from Party with Moms.

Boxcar Cantina

We actually did a small take out party from Boxcar last Sunday. We ordered their fresh margarita mix and made our own, which we sipped along with their homemade chips, guacamole and salsa. For dinner, we had Chicken Tinga soft tacos and Niman Ranch pork soft tacos delightfully spiced with chipotle sauce, along with rice and beans and their delicious Mexican salad. We loved the food and felt happy to be able to celebrate a family birthday without risking our health.

Boxcar is offering curbside pickup or delivery.

203 – 661 – 4774

Bistro V

Their full menu is available for take out. Some of our favorites are the crab cakes, the fried calamari with two different sauces, and the frisee, but we also love the tuna tartare and the roasted Brussel sprouts. For a bigger meal, try the short ribs, steak frites, or just order whatever appeals off the menu. You’ll miss the friendly bartenders, wait staff and great drinks, but to cheer yourself up, pick out a great tart for dessert, and add delicious croissants for your next morning’s breakfast.

Pickup or delivery is the way to go.

203 – 661 – 6634

Meli – Melo

Bistro V’s sister restaurant is offering their daily soups for take out and delivery. They include French Onion, Butternut Squash, Mussel Saffron Bisque, Asparagus, Chorizo Colombiano with Corn and Black Bean, Broccoli Cheddar, Roasted Turkey with Rice and Veggies and several others.

Pickup or delivery is the way to go.

203 – 629 – 6153

The Ginger Man

Our favorites at this popular eating spot are the salads, especially the Chopped, Cobb, and Caesar. All have the option of adding pan-seared salmon, grilled chicken, shrimp or steak so you get a complete and very healthy meal. Try the stir- fried cauliflower with sesame aioli – it’s delicious. Your kids will love burgers with mac and cheese or fries.

Curbside pickup (unfortunately, no longer 0pen as of 3/19/20).

203 – 861 – 6400

 Express Pizza/Bella Cucina

Frank Greco already runs a huge take out and delivery operation and will cheerfully provide his delicious Italian dishes. Choose from a significant array of pizzas, wonderful soups (PWM favorites are Chicken Noodle, Italian Wedding, Sausage/ Tuscan White Bean, and Shrimp/Corn Chowder). They have great sandwiches, Panini, and full course meals like Chicken Parmesan or Scarpariello with pasta sides. Eggplant Rolatini is a terrific meatless option. Their David Salad is a meal in itself.

Pickup or delivery is the way to go.

203 – 622 – 1693
203 – 253 – 6908


Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors

Calm your nerves after a day of teaching/entertaining your kids and trying to sanitize everything in the house with a bottle of fine wine or a cocktail. Val’s carries the best wine, spirits and beer selection in town and they deliver to your door.

Val’s is offering in-store pickup, curbside pickup and free delivery.

203 – 869 – 2299
203 – 813 – 3477