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Take-out meals your kids will love

We’re homeschooling our kids, working from home, and trying to keep everyone happy while maintaining our sanity. Oh — and can we please save our favorite small businesses while we’re at it?

Take a breath.

No parent can be perfect, and we can’t singlehandedly rescue the local economy. But there is a win-win in supporting local restaurants: a much-deserved night off from cooking. And there are some great takeout deals currently available.

Here are a few of our favorite takeout meals the whole family will love.

Miracle Mile Family Miracle Meal

Miracle Mile is offering a selection of family meals to feed four or more people. The Pastrami Pack includes two pounds of their famous hot pastrami, two Kaiser rolls, two onion rolls, two pounds of cole slaw, two tins of mac and cheese, and two slices of pie. The cost is $40 and the meal feeds four people. Browse the full menu of family meals and call 602-776-0992 to place your order for pickup at the takeaway window.

Los Sombreros Poquita Hambre Package

If your family is “a little hungry” — or maybe a lot — go for the Poquita Hambre Package at Los Sombreros and you will quite literally have tacos for days. With 40 tacos in total (10 crispy potato, 10 crispy chicken, 20 carnitas soft tacos), the $150 package also includes a quart of homemade guacamole, two quarts of rice, two quarts of beans, two bags of chips, and a pint of tomatillo salsa. Delicioso. Order for pickup or delivery at Los Sombreros Old Town (480-994-1799) or Uptown (602-601-6390). lossombreros.com

Pita Jungle Healthy Family Meal to Go

To help families stay healthy, Pita Jungle is now offering Family Meals for take-out and curbside pick-up. For only $35, the meal includes a generous starter of Pita Jungle’s signature hummus or caramelized cauliflower, a family style service of healthful ingredients to wrap your own pitas or build your own bowl, a choice between signature salads and sides, and a free sampling of Pita Jungle’s walnut baklava. Order at pitajungle.com.

Cook and Craft $45 Family Style Dinner for Four

Cook and Craft, a modern American eatery at Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road, is offering a $45 family-style dinner for four. Customize your meal with your choice of one appetizer (parmesan garlic buffalo wings pictured above, or caramelized Brussels sprouts) and one entrée (grilled meatloaf, mac and cheese with chicken, or wrapped meatballs). Order at cookandcraftaz.com

Chestnut @ The Vintage Meatloaf Dinner

Chestnut @ The Vintage is offering delivery of home-cooked comfort food meals like chicken pot pie (pictured above), roasted chicken, and meatloaf. Their traditional meat loaf dinner, which serves four, is $35 and includes meatloaf paired with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. It comes ready to heat and serve in the comfort of your own home. Order online at chestnutaz.com and the restaurant will deliver daily between 4 and 6 p.m. Delivery currently is provided free of charge to neighborhoods from 32nd to 68th streets and Camelback to Thomas roads; and 32nd Street to Central Aveenue from Glendale to Osborn. Sunday-evening delivery is available in the Encanto neighborhood (and surrounding areas) in downtown Phoenix. Verify current delivery areas on the website.

Daily Dose Turkey Wraps and Waffle Fries

Treat the family to an order of TBLT wraps from Daily Dose, featuring roasted turkey, peppered bacon, and chipotle mayonnaise all wrapped up in a fresh southwestern tortilla. Kids under 12 can opt for the Roasted Turkey Wrap from the kids menu, which keeps things simple, with roasted turkey and cheese only (bacon optional). Throw in a few orders of waffle fries or sweet potato fries, and you’ll be your kiddos’ hero. Daily Dose Old Town is offering curbside pickup and delivery, with to go orders available 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Just call 480-994-3673. Full menu at dailydosegrill.com.




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