Since March, the coronavirus pandemic has brought drastic changes to Houston’s dining scene. Amid government-mandated shutdowns and the financial crunch of the pandemic, many Houston restaurants have closed for good, other establishments have pivoted to takeout, and to-go cocktails became legal for the first time ever.
Over the past few months, many — if not most — of Houston’s restaurants have reopened their dining rooms at limited capacity in accordance with state guidelines. Still, there are plenty of people in Houston who don’t feel comfortable dining out just yet as health and safety concerns for both diners and restaurant workers continue to linger.
As such, takeout is one of the best options for supporting your favorite restaurants and bars right now while mitigating risk. Use this extensive roundup of the city’s finest takeout options — ranging from excellent bottles of wine to perfect pizza — as a guide to bringing Houston’s best restaurants home during these truly weird times.