Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Can’t dine at your favourite restaurant? Order in instead!

(Photo: iStock)

(Photo: iStock)

Don't think we forgot, it's lunchtime!

But what's on the menu when you can’t dine out like we all did pre-coronavirus and social distancing? Order in, of course.

And it's more important than ever to support local businesses if and when you can as they also try to navigate these uncertain times of government-enforced restrictions and a drop in tourism.

Jamaicans are concerned about the coronavirus outbreak; the virus is disrupting the economy at an alarming rate.

But we're resilient and there has been a huge drive by communities to help each other out despite the pandemic sweeping the globe.

Several restaurants have opted to join forces with take-out services to continue providing fare while limiting interaction #socialdistancing.

Few still offer the option to dine in. But, whether you’re dining in or eating out, having or going, always remember safety first. 

Remember to wash your hands before and after meals, and continue to practice social distancing.

If you’d like a homemade quarantini, check out these from the Academy of Bartending, Spirits & Wines and here.

Now, let’s do a roll call: quarantini, check; breakfast/lunch/dinner delivery, check; quarantine snack pack... let’s revisit at a later date.

This list will be updated as necessary, stay tuned.

Let’s start with a few medicinal services

  • Telemedicine providers, MDLink offers online healthcare from the comforts of your home or via cellphone. Think you may have contracted the virus? Emergency lines bombarded? Check in with the MDLink team via Instagram (@themdlink) or the MDLINK HEALTH app.
  • The Ministry of Health hotlines are still in effect and available 24-hours at 888-(663)-5683
  • Epican Medicinal Canabis Lounge is open for business offering stress busters and their Strain of the Week: Mango Haze and Purple Skunk. Find out more at @epicanjamaica

Ordering Services – providing deliveries from several local eateries



QuickPlate Jamaica



Popular restaurants that offer take-out/delivery/curb-side pick-up services

Mr Breakfast

Reggae Mill Restaurant

Quick Chick has implemented delivery services in Kingston and St Andrew

Lunch by Peckish

Gypsy House


Toss and Roll Salad Bar

Tooksie’s Canteen by Tooksie Kay Catering

Chilitos JaMexican Food

Fromage Gourmet Market

Eleni's Bakery

Summer House at Liguanea Club is providing take-out ONLY and will be partnering with a delivery service soon. Its current temporary opening hours are Monday - Saturday, 11 am-3 pm

Most major fast food joints are still open:

Domino’s Pizza

Pizza Hut

Burger King


Juici Patties

Island Grill

Chicken & Tings


Fish Pot

KFC, (though drink machines remain closed for safety measures)

All outlets in the Sovereign Centre are open for order and pick-up, but there's absolutely no dining.


Restaurants that remain open with space for 20 guests or less

Café eXpresso Jamaica, 68 Molynes Road, (876) 488-3852

Miss T’s Kitchen, Main Street, Ocho Rios, (876) 795-0099

OMG Restaurant & Coffee Bar, Brumalia Road, Mandeville, (876) 962-7251

East Japanese, Market Place, (876) 564-1334

Pushpa Restaurant (Indian), Liguanea, (876) 977-5454


This list will be updated as necessary, stay tuned.

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