photos courtesy Spicebird

From a press release:

Spicebird, a new ghost kitchen concept from the team behind local Malaysian restaurant Makan and neighborhood sports bar The Thirsty Crow launched on February 2nd, 2023 for carryout and delivery service. The ghost kitchen will serve Southeast Asian inspired roast chicken with a variety of sides and sauces influenced by Chef James Wozniuk’s travels through southeastern Asia and his love for the region’s diverse culinary practices. In times of economic uncertainty, Spicebird aims to serve a delicious, approachable and affordable menu, and carryout orders can be placed for pickup at Makan or delivery through third party vendors. Read More


RLSB writes: “Really upset Fresh Direct is leaving DC. Is there anyone else doing anything similar? I only have bad experiences with Instacart and Amazon/Whole Foods delivery.”

Chris writes: “We are so disappointed that Fresh Direct is leaving Washington DC – we received our last delivery today. Read More


photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim

“Dear PoPville,

I was just diagnosed with COVID-19 and therefore won’t be able to travel to see my family for the week as I had planned. I will most likely be FaceTiming in for Christmas Eve dinner and/or Christmas Day lunch. I live alone and would still like to enjoy the holiday with a nice meal. Does anyone know of any restaurants still accepting Christmas Eve / Christmas Day orders and deliveries? Especially for just one person or in smaller quantities? Thank you!!!”

and another reader asked last night: “just cancelled my holiday travel plans so looks like I will be dining solo in DC. Know of any restaurants doing to-go meals for 1 (pick up 12/24)?? I’ve only been able to find options for 2+ people. Thanks!”

Some early responses: Read More


“it’s REALLY good”

Thanks to Phil for the reminder: “DC folks: we tried Foodhini and it’s REALLY good. Got the chicken gormeh and bolani from the Afghan menu. See for yourself!”

Check out the menus here.

via Foodhini

For those not familiar with Foodhini:

“Foodhini was founded on the idea that food can be used to create new opportunities for our immigrant and refugee communities, and also satisfy the appetites of hungry foodies in search of authentic multicultural meals. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to share a chat I had with Foxtrot customer service. They just opened their second store in Mount Vernon on Monday (first store in Georgetown at the beginning of March) but they only deliver to NW DC. I live less than a mile away from the new store, in NoMa, but can’t get delivery because I’m two blocks over in NE. Seems pretty ridiculous.”

Upon inquiry I received the following response from Foxtrot via email:

“As we continue to open stores in DC, we plan to have a footprint that reaches all Washingtonians. With that comes looking at expanding our delivery radius to the areas we are able to serve while still meeting our commitment of great, efficient delivery.”


Photo by LaTur

From a press release:

“Locally-based delivery and ordering platform ​DC To-GoGo​ has launched special holiday stores, offering free delivery to anyone in DC on meal packages, charcuterie boards, and cocktail specials from local restaurants. Whether you’re looking for heat-at-home feasts for the whole family, grazing boards filled with curated cheese and charcuterie, or seasonal cocktails to ring in the new year, they have options for you. Customers can bundle specials from different spots together to take care of all their holiday needs, so they can avoid the kitchen (and dishes) on on New Year’s Eve and spend time with loved ones.

Pre-orders are open now in the ​New Year’s Eve To-GoGo ​store for December 31st. All specials can also be ordered on DC To-GoGo’s ​iPhone​ and ​Android​ apps.

Participating local restaurants and bars Read More


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