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Takeout remains popular option in DC for Thanksgiving during pandemic – Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia 2020-11-26 15:44:03 –

Thanksgiving takeaways continue to be popular, but DC restaurants are finding low orders this year.

Thanksgiving takeaways are still popular, as many families rely on professionals to cook, but DC restaurants have noticed less orders this year. (Getty Images / iStockphoto / SerhiiSobolevskyi)

Many enjoy cooking with their families on Thanksgiving, but some are looking at other options, especially in small gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanksgiving takeaways are still popular, as many families rely on professionals to cook, but DC restaurants have noticed less orders this year.

Danny Lledó, who has a newly established Xiquet restaurant in the Glover Park district of Washington, DC, said orders tend to be lower this year.

“Of all our orders, there was a fair amount of half-turkey and chicken. Ordinary families might go to grandma’s house, and now they are cooking turkey for themselves. And we just offer a good choice, “he said.

Lledó added that his bistro was actually sold out last Saturday for Thanksgiving orders, but there was a person calling Thursday morning to see if there were any birds left. Xiquet is a Valencian restaurant that uses a wood-fired kitchen and slowly roasts meat on the grill.

“Opened in March. We had to close for a pandemic after opening for a week. We generally learned to adapt to takeaway orders,” Lledó said. It was.

However, he assured patrons that the dining room was still open and that he followed the proper procedures for eating under the restrictions of the coronavirus.

Baker’s Daughter also saw a lot of takeaway orders for this year’s Thanksgiving. Matt Baker, owner and head chef of the Ivy City restaurant, said nearly 160 families ordered turkey and all other Thanksgiving essentials this year.

“Orders came in quite early this year, which means more people were planning this year, which is great for us,” Baker told WTOP.

More than 120 people were waiting in line to receive orders on Thanksgiving morning, Baker said.

“We are really grateful. We will do something similar this Christmas and holidays this year,” Baker said.

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