Eat local with the new and improved Inlander Take-Out Guide

click to enlarge Customers pick up a takeout order at Umi Sushi Kitchen & Bar in Kendall Yards. - YOUNG KWAK
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Customers pick up a takeout order at Umi Sushi Kitchen & Bar in Kendall Yards.
When we originally created a temporary searchable spreadsheet listing area restaurants offering takeout while pandemic-related restrictions remain in place, no one knew how long the closures would last. A few weeks? A month?

Yet, here we are. A month and a half after dine-in service was banned (on March 16) in Washington state, diners are now looking at around another month or more until they can sit back and relax, in person, at favorite local eateries.

Currently, Washington state restaurants are banned from offering dine-in service through at least May 25, which is the earliest date we could see restaurants reopen at under 50 percent capacity, with table sizes capped at five customers. This decision hinges on what statewide health data can tell us at that point in time. 
You can sort our To-Go Guide by area, cuisine and other keywords. For each location that is offering takeout, you'll see a "COVID-19 Notes" section at the top of the entry. Click the image to visit the Inlander's To-Go Guide.
You can sort our To-Go Guide by area, cuisine and other keywords. For each location that is offering takeout, you'll see a "COVID-19 Notes" section at the top of the entry. Click the image to visit the Inlander's To-Go Guide.


Idaho, meanwhile, has announced a plan to allow its restaurants to reopen by May 16 if certain guidelines are met.
Since we're in this for the long haul, the Inlander reworked information shared by local restaurants and food businesses directly into our website. This creates a more robust source of information for users to not only find operating hours and services offered, but links that information with the Inlander's photos, past coverage and other relevant data in our system.

As of today, we're retiring that spreadsheet and instead directing users, using the same URL — Inlander.com/takeoutguide — to our website's restaurant directory.

You can still search by area, cuisine and other keywords. For each location that is offering takeout, you'll see a "COVID-19 Notes" section at the top of the entry with details on current operating hours, specials and more.

For users arriving to this resource via other channels, set the page sort filter, under the "Features" tab, to "To-Go Guide" as shown in this screen grab at right. You'll also see other filter keywords, several of which we created just for the COVID-19 crisis, including alcohol delivery and takeout (a temporary offering for most establishments), and locations offering family-style meals and gift cards.


On the restaurants' side, information can still be regularly updated as needed.

If, for some reason, a business is not currently in our system, a new feature allows users to submit that information directly to us, as well as input updates to existing locations. (Restaurant owners and managers can click an "Update Location" button located at the top right of each restaurant's profile page; see example at right.)

Updates and questions can also be sent directly to us by email, to food@inlander.com.

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About The Author

Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...