I’ve been busy thinking about food a lot lately—who else is with me? Yes, that also means I’ve done more dishes that I have than ever before, but it’s been worth it. I’ve experimented with all the quarantine food trends (hello sourdough starter!) and viral recipes. But there is nothing quite like the feeling of the doorbell ringing for a no-contact delivery of the local ingredients you can’t replicate at home or find in a big-box store.
Check out this roundup of local eats and treats that can find their way to your doorstep.
TURCHETTI’S is still providing us with the essentials we need for a quarantine menu packed with high-quality meats, poultry, produce, seasonings, and sauces. You can order online and schedule a curbside pickup or delivery through Mercato.
GOOSE THE MARKET still has meat! Your local supermarkets may be running low but the high quality cuts are still available locally via pickup or delivery (also on Mercato.) My personal favorite thing available for order? The ready-rubbed rib rack ready to hit your grill for a solo backyard BBQ.
GEORGETOWN MARKET is offering their usual lineup of wellness items to keep up with any dietary needs and boosts to your immune system. Their grab-and-go section is another great offering that you can take advantage of via Mercato.
I’m just going to say it. Leave the bread baking to AMELIA’S BREAD. A for effort but why mess around with kitchen science when they’ve got a full lineup of freshly baked goodies and snacks at the ready? Order online and hop in your car for a joyride to pick-up at the Dolly Parton-painted doors off Norwood Street.
SAHM’S MARKETPLACE & PANTRY is offering a touch-less carryout process with a menu that encourages customers to order for the whole week, making only one trip in order to avoid as much contact as possible during pickup. Visit their website to choose your items and what location you’d like to pick up from.
As always, consider the impact and the part you can play when you shop local in times like these. Help keep our city’s food industry going by supporting the businesses that truly make us Indy.
Lenie Tsakonas is a regular contributor to Indy Maven.