Tasty Grab ‘n Go Family Dining

Tasty Grab ‘n Go Family Dining

While we may miss indoor dining at our favorite restaurants, there are lots of tasty grab ‘n go family dining in the Shenandoah Valley. Take home delicious meals from local restaurants, pubs, cafes, and even personal chefs. Learn more about Taste of Blue Ridge family fare and start planning your dinner. This is not your typical takeout!

Fish Dish from George's Food & SpiritsTasty Grab ‘n Go Family Dining in Winchester

Hotel restaurants are often overlooked in the culinary scene. If you’re in the Winchester area, you don’t want to overlook George’s Food & Spirits, located in the historic George Washington Wyndham Hotel. The menu is made fresh daily, cooked to order, and features locally sourced ingredients prepared by Chef Will Mason. Put Wednesday’s Pasta Night on the calendar for tasty grab ‘n go family dining.

Looking for some warm comfort food to take off winter’s chill? The cafe at West Oaks Farm Market is preparing daily take-home meals, Monday-Friday. The menu changes weekly and you need to place your order 24 hours in advance. Follow WOFM on Facebook to keep up with the weekly menu.

Loudoun Locally Sourced Grab ‘n Go 

Are you looking for locally sourced cuisine in Loudoun County? Here are three great options in western Loudoun County and two special treats in Leesburg.

West End Wine Bar in Purcellville offers carryout farm-to-table dining by Chef Jeremy Thrasher. The grab ‘n go menu is deep with choices. Wine, beer, and cocktails are available for takeout, too.

Shrimp and Pasta at Hunter's Head TavernAnother “real food” choice is Hunters Head Tavern in Upperville. This farm-owned “gastropub” features proteins from nearby Ayrshire Farm and other locally sourced products prepared by Chef Lawrence Kocurek. The takeout menu has an English pub vibe with shepherd’s pie and bangers & mash. And the children’s portion of the menu has a nice selection for adventurous eaters.

In the Middleburg area, Market Salamander will deliver your meal on Saturdays and Sundays ($50 minimum, 5-mile delivery range, $5 delivery fee). Or pick up family-style meals 2-4 pm Thursdays and 2-6 pm Fridays and Saturdays.

And if you reside in Leesburg, add a special dessert treat to your dinner from The Conche. While most DC foodies associate The Conche with renowned Pastry Chef and Food TV competitor Santosh Tiptur, don’t sell his savory side short. Check out the menu for grab ‘n go or delivery. Add a s’mores kit featuring their homemade marshmallows and roast them over the fire with the family. Chef Santosh also opened a new restaurant in Sterling recently. Make it Taco Tuesday with La Prensa grab ‘n go.

Other Family Dining Grab ‘n Go Options

  • If you’re near the Harper’s Ferry area, check out Hamilton’s Tavern 1840. Co-Owner and Executive Chef Jerimiah Brooks is another culinary supporter of the locally sourced food movement. The restaurant’s online menu offers “Home” fare featuring their guests’ favorites, as well as delicious “Family Style” entrees.
  • Just down the road from Harper’s Ferry and next door to Winchester, you’ll find The Cider Press Deli and Grill. There’s online ordering for pickup and delivery. Cider Press proudly uses local beef, turkey, and chicken that’s raised antibiotic, steroid, and hormone-free.
  • Rounding out restaurant/cafe grab ‘n go in the northern Shenandoah Valley, Root to Table Guest Chef Jason Von Moll of The Front Porch in The Plains has put together a modern menu with locally sourced items for takeout. Place your order by calling (540) 253-2018.
  • And we can’t forget family dining for families staying at Shenandoah Valley’s Massanutten Resort. The CampFire Grill offers takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery. The resort’s Mike Ritenour was named “Chef of the Year” in 2020 by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Tourism Association.

Chef Patrick Evans plating foodEnjoy Chef-Prepared Family Dining

Why cook when you can pick up a delicious locally sourced meal from a top regional chef? Chef Patrick Evans, owner of Dine One-One in Winchester puts together a weekly menu with the freshest locally sourced and organic ingredients. Chef Evans describes Dine One-One as a “personal chef to rescue you from unhealthy fast food, high priced restaurants, and time spent planning and shopping for your next meal.”

The following week’s menu goes up on Friday and orders are accepted until midnight on Sunday. Packed in eco-friendly containers, dinners are available for pickup 4-6 pm Monday-Friday at Bright Box Theatre in Old Town Winchester.

And finally, from pop-up culinary events and elegantly catered affairs to full family meals available for pick up, Chef Erik Foxx-Nettin, owner of The Polished Foxx, does it all with locally sourced, sustainable produce and proteins. The “Family Meals for 4” can be purchased either for heating (with instructions) or hot and ready to eat. And Chef Erik can also customize your family meal. Keep up with this top regional chef’s menus and specials on Facebook.

Take a break from the kitchen – support “real” food and small businesses while enjoying a memorable meal around the table with your family. Here’s to great eating and great conversation!