While dining restrictions are easing up in this new era of social distancing, you may still prefer to opt for takeout and delivery when it comes to eating out. Here are just a few restaurants in Elizabeth giving you the option of food-to-go.
545 Bayway Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
You’ll definitely need “a few more minutes” to check out Noches’ impressive menu of traditional Colombian fare, with main dishes ranging from slow-cooked seasoned beef to an array of seafood like fried tilapia and red snapper. In addition to salads and sandwiches, the side orders are a treasure all to themselves, including fried sweet plantains and papa chorriada: potatoes in tomato cream sauce. Call for takeout or delivery.
559 Elizabeth Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Located in the heart of Elizabeth, Don Felix starts Latin, but swings European to include Spanish, Italian, and other influences before wrapping up with an American wrap, burger, or sandwich. Unique appetizers like chicharrones con yuca—pork cracklings and yuca fries—give way to delectable grilled meats, chicken, and seafood. In the mood for pasta or pizza? There are nine varieties to choose from. Call for takeout or delivery.
600 Bayway Ave,
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Come for the traditional rotisserie chicken, stay for everything else. Whether you’re in the mood for a steak, seafood like whole red snapper or fried tilapia, or a mixture of both—the delightful mar y tierra combines skirt steak, shrimp, and mussels in garlic sauce—Tumi offers it all. Go the traditional route with entrees like fried rice and ceviche dishes, or go adventurous and try something like the fried hot dogs over fried cassava appetizer. Call for takeout or delivery.
545 Morris Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
The marquee says diner, but the menu adds fine dining. Boasting an impressive roster of burgers, sandwiches including paninis, wraps, and salads—try the honey fried chicken salad—Tropicana caters to that special night in as well, with delectable steak, chop, chicken, and seafood dishes including shrimp francaise or scampi, broiled Norwegian salmon, and more. Be careful not to miss the menu’s Italian section, highlighted by the baked manicotti parmigiana. Call for takeout or delivery.
766 Trumbull St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Eli’s brings new meaning to the idea of a full Italian menu. Offering every imaginable variety of pizza, pasta, hot and cold sub, calzone, and Stromboli, as well as baked dishes—ever tried shrimp parmigiana?— this family-run restaurant mixes in a few surprises as well like a Tex-Mex stromboli. Call for takeout or delivery.
Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel
1000 Spring St.
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201
Ironbound takes its near-airport location seriously, boasting international fare with Italian and Portuguese specialties and sprinkling in other European influences. Heavy hitters like the seared salmon with chimichurri sauce nestle alongside interesting pizza and sandwich selections. Don’t pass up the pork belly bao buns with kimchi coleslaw and spicy aioli lest you head home with that missed-your-flight feeling. Call for takeout.
806 3rd Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
If it’s good enough for “The Sopranos,” then you’d better try it. The menu at this quaint deli is anything but Hollywood, despite it serving as a filming location for the popular HBO series. The all-sandwich menu is basic in appearance, but exquisite in real life and includes a full range of cold cut offerings in addition to hot sandwiches like meatball or meatloaf and chicken parmesan. Check out the butcher shop as well and take home a pound of homemade sweet Italian sausage. They’re offering takeout only at this time, please call ahead for a designated pickup time.
This is just a sampling of the takeout and delivery restaurants you can choose from in Elizabeth, check with your favorite restaurant for their availability and dining options.