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Take Out places in OC during Quarantine

Covid-19 has taken over much of the population in the United States and is only expected to rise. Local and state governments throughout the US have initiated mandatory social distancing and “Stay home” orders to flatten the curve of the infection and improve the safety of the general public. These initiatives include limiting the maximum capacity of a majority of public spaces. As a result, a lot of restaurants will be closed or have limited service, so there will be limited options to “eat out”. Although the “Stay home” order was expected to end by May 15, the current unpredictability of the virus means that it might last all year long. As people miss their favorite restaurants, here is a collection of good restaurants that are servicing “take-out” and delivery orders to satisfy every craving.


Asian Cuisines

Chan Chan Food House: A classic korean restaurant that is appreciated by the Irvine community is Chan Chan Food House. With great quality of the classic korean dishes, Chan Chan provides fast and convenient service. During this time, it is nice to have a restaurant provide convenient Korean comfort food that ranges from fried chicken to tteokbokki.

  • Locations: Irvine

  • Hours: 10:30am - 9:00pm


Boiling Point: Although many restaurants are still able to provide takeout, restaurants that involve the “sit in” as a key aspect of their diner are being missed out. However, boiling point is providing take outs for their dishes unlike other hotpot places. It is an iconic hotpot restaurant in the OC/LA area, and Boiling Point can provide you with the much missed family diner experience at the safety of your home.

  • Locations: Garden Grove, Irvine, Arcadia, Artesia, Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights, Monterey Park, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel

  • Hours: 11:00 am-9:00pm

American Cuisines

SlapFish: When buying most of the common essential foods for your quarantine, seafood might not be a first choice as it is unreliable for the much needed long shelf life. This makes seafood a missed item in the diet for many people undergoing the long term quarantine. Slapfish is a classic all American sustainable seafood joint that is much loved by So-Cal residents. Their much loved lobster roll is available for takeout and delivery through Postmates, DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. If you are also a healthcare worker or first responder with a uniform, you can eat for free.

  • Locations: Brea, Huntington Beach, San Clemente, San Jose, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Tustin

  • Hours: 11:00 am- 11:00 pm


Urban Plates: This restaurant has all the fixings of a healthy home-cooked meal, but with the convenience of having someone else do the cooking and dishes. Urban Plates is breaking the barrier to allow more So-Cal residents to eat healthy. There are a variety of dishes with steak, salmon, chicken, and other family favorites. Orders can be obtained through DoorDash for takeout and curbside pickup allowing you to get your food in a safer and more conveniently.

  • Locations: Aliso Viejo, Brea, Irvine, Tustin

  • Hours: 11:00 am- 8:30 pm


Italian Cuisines

  • Locations: Newport Beach, Placentina, Tustin, Irvine, Orange, San Clemente

  • Hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm


Mexican Cuisines

Wahoo’s Fish Kitchen: During the quarantine, there is a lot of stress as one has to deal with the many abrupt changes. However, Wahoo’s Fish Kitchen is a no-brainer, and is one less stressful decision to make. This classic, fast, casual Mexican restaurant has lots of fresh, delicious food, you won’t be able to eat it without a smile.

  • Locations: (As Wahoo’s Fish Kitchen has a large sum of locations, looking towards their website would be more helpful)

Hours: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm


All these takeout and delivery choices provide “eat-out” options and supporting local restaurants will help these businesses stay open, longer. Postmates, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash are amazing delivery apps that are having frequent promotions to encourage food delivery. As there is no certain date at which the quarantine will stop, it will be beneficial and delicious to get a take-out meal right at your home!


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