The Beat On Your Eats

Words by Anni Golding

Photos by Courtesy of Ed Anderson

Need a little luxury in your life? Try takeout dining from these Michelin-starred restaurants.

The Village Pub


Don’t feel like dressing up for dinner—or even putting on pants? Fine-dining OG, The Village Pub, has you covered with an à la carte menu for takeout and DoorDash delivery. Indulge in seasonally driven dishes like Sweet Corn Mezzaluna or Duck Confit with huckleberries, or head straight to the “Luxury Items” section of the menu for specialty cuts of beef for two and caviar from Tsar Nicoulai. Dishes are packaged individually, and some include finishing and plating instructions. Requests for gluten-free and allergy-related modifications are accepted. Along with a substantial wine list, the bar program offers handcrafted cocktails by the cup, pint or quart. 2967 Woodside Road, order online at, open nightly from 4PM to 9PM and for brunch on Sundays from 11AM to 2PM.

Courtesy of Sushi Yoshizumi

Sushi Yoshizumi

San Mateo

You could wait weeks to score a spot at tiny nine-seat Sushi Yoshizumi to experience the chef’s exquisitely created omakase menu, but now you can purchase takeout boxes of freshly made Edomae sushi to enjoy at home. The week’s offerings go live on Monday with popular indulgences, like the Toro Uni Ikura Box and the Kaisen New Chirashi Box, selling out quickly, so plan accordingly. Chef Akira Yoshizumi changes the menu every two weeks and includes seasonal fish as much as possible. Add a bottle of sake from the curated list of exclusives to complete your at-home tasting experience. 325 E. 4th Avenue, order online at, open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30PM to 10PM.

Courtesy of Baumé


Palo alto

While the cozy, four-table dining room behind Baumé’s orange door remains closed, you can experience Chef Bruno Chemel’s French-influenced modernist cuisine via Baumé 2 Go. The four-course, prix-fixe takeout menu—with dishes such as vichyssoise with salmon roe, prime New York steak, warm goat cheese with honey and raspberry-peach chiboust—changes monthly. The menu is gluten-free, and food allergies can be accommodated (no vegan or vegetarian options, however). Meals are packaged in simple, elegant containers and include at-home finishing and plating instructions. Want to level up the luxury? Consider add-ons like Golden Osetra Caviar and wine pairings. 201 California Avenue, order online at, open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4PM to 7PM.