We felt lucky last Saturday night as we sheltered-in-place while eating delicious roast chicken from Selby’s delivered via DoorDash. Selby’s is part of the locally-owned Bacchus Group of restaurants that have consistently served great chicken (think Village Pub and Mayfield Cafe). It is currently offering one family meal a day with the menu changing a bit from week to week.

We also got an email from an InMenlo reader who had ordered “to go” from Bistro Vida wondering if it would be helpful to get the word out on other restaurants, many also locally-owned, that are offering take out and/or delivery.

Supporting local restaurants gives them the ability to retain more staff as well as getting a tasty home-delivered meal. So here’s a list, maybe not comprehensive, but what is on our radar.

Note: This is a fluid situation, some that were open near the beginning of the shelter in place, like Left Bank, have since closed completely. If a favorite local (Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside) restaurant of yours is missing, please add it in the Comments section along with how to order.

Fine Dining (in addition to Selby’s)

Flea Street Cafe. Pick up only at this time. Order the same day, not days in advance.  Tuesday-Saturday.
​First pick up time starts at 5:00 pm, latest is 7:30 pm


Bistro Vida. Takeaway available noon to 8:00 pm. Curbside delivery in back parking lot. Delivery via DoorDash.

Carpaccios. Delivery and pick up Tuesday-Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

Sultana. Lunch and dinner seven days a week. Pick up and delivery.

Trellis. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner seven nights a week. Pick up and delivery.

Sandwiches, pizza, tacos/burritos

Alpine Inn. Take out Wednesday through Sunday. 4;00 to 8:00 pm

Amici’s. Open for pick up and delivery seven days a week. Curbside pick available.

Lulu’s on the Alameda. Open for pick up and delivery seven days a week.

Luttikens. Lunch and dinner seven days a week; 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Eric’s Gourmet. Pick up only; open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday – Saturday.


Peet’s on Santa Cruz Ave. Seven days a week 7:00 am to 2:30 pm.

High Note Coffee. Free shipping with the code “freeshipping8”


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Spotted: “Don’t give up” rock in Menlo Oaks

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Thanks for the great response about sending flower photos that people can spot doing neighborhood walks while observing shelter-in-place. By coincidence two residents of Stanford Avenue in the University Heights neighborhood sent in photos. We feature Kristi Elliot’s tulips (above) and Charles Schmuck’s violets (correct me flower fanciers if that’s not correct!).

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative commits $5 million to Bay Area COVID-19 relief efforts

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced it will commit an initial $5 million to support Bay Area COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, funding local organizations and agencies responding to the pandemic in San Mateo County, where CZI is based, and the broader San Francisco Bay Area. “We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of […]

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Stay-at-home order with new restrictions extended through May 3

Editor’s note: This following notice is from the City of Menlo Park. On March 31, 2020, County of San Mateo Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow, along with along with six other Bay Area public health officers, extended the stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020, to preserve critical hospital capacity across the region. While the March […]

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How to help your neighbors during the current shelter in place

Ask them if they need specific things like toilet paper and share what you have. Note if they fail to pick up their newspapers or put out their recycle bins and call them to see if they are ok. Offer to shop for them if they are in a vulnerable/high risk group. Hold virtual meals/happy […]

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San Mateo County launches new COVID-19 information portal

Thanks to Menlo Park City Council Member Betsy Nash for alerting InMenlo about this new tool. San Mateo County is partnering with Zonehaven on COVID-19 information portal. Every address (home and business) is located in a single “Public Safety Zone.” Public Safety Zones allow cities and counties to share information on a local level. Currently […]

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Neighborhood walking: spring blooms in Menlo Park

Now that we’re being encouraged to exercise in our own neighborhoods to curb the spread of COVID-19, we thought it would be fun and informative to identify some points of interest that can be seen along the way as well as spotlight the flowers and trees that make spring so beautiful in our towns. Tomorrow […]

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View from the Bike Lane: Reminder about cycling courtesies

The lifestyle changes that all of us are making as the result of Coronavirus pandemic are challenging. But there are some positive effects occurring. From my kitchen window, I see so many more families out cycling together. Given good weather and a noticeable reduction in traffic, cycling is more enjoyable than ever. Along with increased […]

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Spotted: Sidewalk chalk with a positive message

Sidewalk chalk art is popping up around Menlo Park, as are an expanding number of Teddy Bears in windows. We spotted this message on Cloud Avenue: Stay positive. We liked that you could read it coming or going! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Updates on various financial and health resources while sheltering in place

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