LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Don't let Mom get short shrift on her big day because you're hunkering down at home. You still can set a splendid spread this Sunday, Mother's Day, as restaurants throughout Los Angeles County are stepping up with take-out and delivery specials.
Highlighted below are some of the top options available from nearby eateries, including Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, True Food Kitchen, Flemings, Little Dom's, Blaze Pizza, P.F. Chang's, Olive Garden, Marie Callender's and CPK.
Peruse the list to find your mama's fave.
And to all mothers, grandmas, stepmoms and foster moms, Happy Mother's Day from Patch!
BLAZE PIZZA: Dads will be busy, while moms relax with this Mother’s Day promotion, available Sunday, May 10. The "Dad Duty DIY Pizza Kit" features enough fresh scratch-made pizza dough, sauce and customizable toppings for four small pizzas. Blaze also is waiving delivery fees on any order of $15 or more through the company’s website and mobile app. Find more info here. Find locations here.
BUCA DI BEPPO: Family-style feasts can be pre-ordered that start at $12 to $14 per person and include salad, pasta, entree (with meal Option 2), dessert and " a beautiful rose gift for Mom." See details here. There are 18 Bucas in the Golden State, including in the L.A. region in Encino, Garden Grove, Claremont, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita and Thousand Oaks. See all locales here.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN: Perfect for Mother's Day is CPK's Spring Meal Kits, that come everything you need and an easy-to-follow recipe. Choose from chicken, salmon or ribeye with a side of spinach artichoke dip, sourdough baguette, Caesar salad, potatoes, and butter cake with vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream. The price is $40 - $120 depending on meat selection, and servings are for two or four. See details here. Find your nearest CPK here.
DAPHNE’S: Does Mom like Greek cuisine? The Mediterranean chain is offering a buy-one, get-one-for-50-percent-off special for Mother's Day. The deal includes such starters as lemon chicken soup and fire feta & pita, plus entrees like the Greek-style fish plate and surf-and-turf plate. Call to order for take-out, and the discount not available via online ordering. L.A.-area locales include Woodland Hills, Newbury Park and Redondo Beach. See all stores here.
DELILAH: The West Hollywood restaurant has a featured Mother's Day Brunch to-go, priced at $139 and feeds four. The menu includes breakfast pastries, frittata, potatoes, farmers' market greens, a roasted chicken and lemon pound cake for dessert. See this link for more information. Don't delay on ordering here for pick-up. Delilah is at 7969 Santa Monica Blvd.
EL POLLO LOCO: Check out this special for Loco Reward members: the $20 Familia Dinner available for Mother’s Day weekend that includes 12 pieces of fire-grilled chicken, three large sides, tortillas and salsa. To redeeem the deal, from May 8 through May 10, Loco Rewards members can purchase through El Pollo Loco drive-thrus, ahead via mobile pick-up, take-out or get it delivered. Non-Loco Rewards member also can get in on the offer by downloading the El Pollo Loco app on Mother’s Day weekend. Restaurant location finder here.
FLEMING'S: The steakhouse has a full to-go-menu, including a three-course steak and lobster option. Call to pre-order. See menu details here. L.A. locations include: El Segundo, Los Angeles; Pasadena; Woodland Hills; and Rancho Cucamonga. Location info here.
GELSON'S: All 27 stores across Southern California are offering Villars Maître Chocolatier pure Swiss dark-covered mouthwatering fresh strawberries — Mom will love them! Place orders by May 8 or buy in stores on May 9 and May 10. While you are there, pick up some fresh-squeezed orange juice, sparkling wine or beautiful orchids. Place your chocolate-dipped strawberry orders here. Find your nearest store here.
HUCKLEBERRY BAKERY & CAFE: A full menu for Mother’s Day Brunch and Treats, is available for curbside pickup with such family-size options as frittatas, quiche, breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros platters, cinnamon French toast, blueberry cornmeal cake, Caffe Luxxe coffee boxes and more. For something sweet, there are boxes of glazed, heart-shaped “Mom” shortbread cookies, lemon berry cupcakes and gluten-free brownies. To order email email@example.com or call 310-451-2311 by Friday, May 8 at 3 p.m. The full menu can be found here. Huckleberry Bakery is at 1014 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.
LITTLE DOM'S: Build your own special meal for Mom with Little Dom’s new Celebration Dinner. Pricing starts at $40 and includes an appetizer, entree (such as Spaghetti Cacio y Pepe) & 3.5-inch Cold Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel & Mascarpone Whipped Cream. Go big, and add additional entrees or a bottle of wine. Available through Caviar or via phone orders (323) 661-0055. Little Dom's is at 2128 Hillhurst Ave. in Los Feliz.
LITTLE TOKYO: Restaurants in Little Tokyo LA have a variety of offers. Bad Son Tacos has a 16-taco meal kit, with meat or veggies, rice, beans, freshly made salsas and toppings for $50. Orders can be placed online at badsontacos.com or at 213-278-0364. Free bouquet of flowers included with each family-meal kit. Authentic Japanese cuisine can be ordered from Suehiro Cafe, including the “House Special,” a sizzling stir-fry dish of beef, eggplant, bell paper, in the traditional house-made miso sauce. The Mother’s Day meal is available for two ($25) or four people ($40) and includes the house special, two miso soups, seasoned seaweed and matcha cheesecake. Order online at suehirocafe.net or by calling 213-626-9132. Or treat Mom to breakfast in bed with specialty donuts and morning matcha lattes, milk teas and cold brew from Cafe Dulce.
LUCILLE'S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-QUE: A special Mother's Day menu is planned, and orders are being taken, but availability is limited. Choose from three packages offering ribs, chicken or tri-tip, plus sides and biscuits. Prices vary by locale. See the menu here. And see all California restaurants here.
LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE: Mother’s Day families can celebrate Mom with a to-go meal of boldly seasoned steak cuts like Flo’s Filet and the Outlaw Ribeye, available along with other signature items using LongHorn’s curbside service. To order, follow this link. Longhorn in California is at 2327 Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga.
MARIE CALLENDER’S: Keep brunch tasty and easy with Marie Callender's new Quiche Brunch to-go meal. Included: a whole quiche; fresh strawberries; whipped cream; and orange juice. A champagne option is available at some locations. Re-heating is required for the quiche, and prices vary by store. Mother’s Day meals, or the other family-meal options on the menu, must pre-ordered by calling the restaurant. And don't forget to pick up a pie for Mom! See all locations here.
MILO & OLIVE: Offered for Mother's Day are a variety of DIY Cooking Kits that feed a family and are available for curbside pickup and delivery. Pick from a Pizza Kit, Garlic Knot Kit or such fresh Pasta Kits as Rigatoni Alfredo with Peas and Spaghetti & Meatballs. Pick up some wine and special treats like Chocolate Salted Caramel Tarts and Strawberry Almond Crumble Tarts, too. Full menu is here. The eatery is at 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
NICE BUNS: The Pasadena shop is offering delivery for a 12-pack of its sweet pastries — maybe perfect for Mom! And for every two, 12-packs sold, one will be donated to USC Keck Medical Center. See details here.
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES: Treat Mama to a Nothing Bundt Cakes’ “Best Mom A’ROUND” decorated cake with a pretty flower on top. Order online at order.nothingbundtcakes.com or call the bakery to place your request. Find a store near you here.
OLIVE GARDEN: Celebrate Mom with Olive Garden's new Mother’s Day Family-Style Take & Bake Bundle, that serves up to five and starts at $44.99. The bundle includes one pan of ready-to-bake, giant, cheese-stuffed shells, a jumbo house salad with a bottle of signature Italian dressing, one dozen, ready-to-bake breadsticks and choice of homemade Alfredo or Marinara dipping sauce. Order early to secure your ideal car-side pickup or delivery times via the restaurant chain's website. And find your nearest Olive Garden here.
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: A special meal for Mom is available through May 12, with choice of filet mignon and lobster tail, prime rib and crab cake or steamed lobster tail and crab cake. Find details here. Location finder here.
P.F. CHANG'S: Build a Mother's Day meal for four, six or eight, at $20 person. Included are appetizer, dim sum, soup and entrees. Wine also can be added. Read more here on the special. Find all California sites here.
QDOBA: Keep meal-prep easy with a Family Meal or Burrito Meal. A Grilled Chicken Family Meal is $34.95 and serves four to five, with grilled adobo chicken, beans and rice, the eatery's signature three-cheese queso, pico de gallo, salsa, cheese, tortillas and a large bag of chips. A Grilled Steak Family Meal is similar, but with grilled steak, priced at $39.95, and offers all the fixings to make tacos or bowls. Find locales here. Delivery is free starting Mother's Day through May 14 at participating locations on orders of $15 or more when placed on qdoba.com or the qdoba app.
RAO'S: The longtime, Hollywood eatery is offering a four-course meal for two ($60) and for four ($110) for pick-up and delivery. Choose from such Rao’s classics as: Meatballs, Orecchiette & Broccoli Rabe; Lemon Chicken; Pork Chops Agra Dolce; Penne alla Vodka; Chicken Parmesan; and Veggie Lasagna. Side dishes, including Peas & Prosciutto, can be added for $9. Takeout can be picked up at 1006 Seward St. in Los Angeles, and deliveries are made within a seven-mile radius for a $5 charge. See the full menu and order options here.
RUBIO'S: The chain's newly launched, heat-and-serve meals serve four to five and are $29. Choose from the Family Enchilada Meal, Family Taco Kit or Family Burrito Box — included are sides and all the fixings you need. See details here. Rubio's locations across California are open for take-out, no-contact curbside pick-up and delivery.
RUSTIC CANYON: Orders are being taken for multi-course, Family-Style Dinners that serve two, four or six for $49 per person. The Sunday special includes an all-vegetarian menu with smoked lentil soup and sourdough linguine. Add-on options like garlic pretzels with housemade mustard, Salted Cookie Sandwiches (Executive Chef Andy Doubrava’s quarantine baking project), quarts of vegetable stock or chicken consommé and kids' dishes like pasta with butter & parmesan are available. See full menu here. The eatery is at 1119 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.
THE NICE GUY: Celebrate Mom with the Date Night - Home Edition package from The Nice Guy out of Mason in Santa Monica. The deal features salad, pizza and a bottle of wine and is available for pick-up or delivery via Postmates. Other options are on the menu, too. Details here. The locale is at 108 W. Channel Road.
TRUE FOOD KITCHEN: Enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch Basket from the Santa Monica restaurant. Included are ingredients for a perfect family brunch with a lemon loaf mix, sparkling wine, strawberries and lemons, one dozen eggs and fresh garden vegetables for a seasonal scramble along with a recipe card. Pre-order online here through May 7 for curbside pickup on Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. True Food Kitchen is at 395 Santa Monica Place.
YARD HOUSE: Treat Mom to a new, three-course Mother’s Day Family Takeout Meal, complete with an add-on option (where available) for Mimosa or Bellini Kits. Choose from a prix-fixe menu that includes one shared salad, one entrée for each person with options such as Whiskey Glazed Salmon and Grilled Rib Eye, choice of two sides and a shareable dessert. To order, follow this link. L.A. area restaurants are in Burbank, Chino Hills, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Marina Del Rey, Northridge, Pasadena and Rancho Cucamonga. All California Yard Houses can be found here.
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