They say “necessity is the mother of invention,” and these days we are seeing that play out in all areas of society. CEO moms are now stay-at-home teachers, musicians playing Facebook live concerts have become the new Netflix, and our beloved restaurants have become our new go-to grocery stores. To put the cherry on top of your Sunday grocery shopping, H-E-B is now offering meals from some of our favorite Texas restaurants to-go within their stores! With most of us hunkered down at home, we’re thankful the world is still churning out creative ways to connect with and nourish each other. We’ve rounded up our five favorite creative collaborations that have all happened over the past couple of weeks. Please continue to support them all, and as always, thanks for tuning in!
Sysco Serves to Feed With the No Kid Hungry Campaign + Food Service Strong
With restaurants, food suppliers and the entire service industry being uprooted within the past few weeks, Sysco has announced a #foodservicestrong campaign offers a ton of free resources for restaurants during this time. Within their outreach, they’ve also started a #TakeOuttoGiveBack campaign that will donate money to No Kid Hungry, a non-profit that serves to feed vulnerable families. From April 1-April 30 with each take-out meal tagged and shared using #TakeOuttoGiveBack, Sysco will donate $0.50 to No Kid Hungry until they reach their goal of $150,000.
The campaign encourages the public to:
- Order food to-go, for delivery, or through a gift card purchase
- Post photos of their take out on social media
- Use the hashtags #TakeOuttoGiveBack and #TeamNoKidHungry
- Tag the restaurant in the post
Click HERE for more information!
H-E-B Serves Local Restaurants’ Take On Creative Dinners To-Go
It was just announced that H-E-B would start serving local restaurant dinners to-go during this time, and perhaps into the future if we are so lucky? In San Antonio, MYSA reports that according to Dya Campos, H-E-B’s director of government and public affairs, “Max & Louie’s is the first restaurant fast-tracked into H-E-B stores during the crisis.” And in Houston, Chris Shepard announced his take-and-bake meals from Underbelly will now be sold at H-E-B! And we’re excited as more restaurants are to be following suit!
Restaurants Turn Into Grocery-Getting Stops, aka Grocery Pop-Ups!
Some of our favorite restaurants across Texas are turning into mini pop-up shops with essential items (like toilet paper, eggs, milk + more). In partnering with larger food distribution companies like Sysco, restaurants have been able to keep up revenue and give back to their communities. Want to learn more about how to set up a pop-up shop? Click HERE—our friends at Sysco have step-by-step resources for you.
Our Favorite Texas Restaurants Take On To-Go + Liquor Laws Allow Margs To-Go!
For the past several weeks, we at Goodtaste have been keeping up with the daily changes to our beloved restaurants, including take-out, delivery and even special menu options (click HERE to see our full list). What’s more, some places are even offering cocktail kits and margaritas to-go, too! Be sure to support them and tag #TakeOutToGiveBack and #TeamNoKidHungry while you’re at it to support @NoKidHungry!
Home cooking comes from the pantry!
Our creative takes on mac-and-cheese, rice and beans, and more all come from one place—the pantry! As we all work hard to avoid extra trips to the store, we work harder to be creative with our menus at home. Click here to see mac-and-cheese makeovers and here to see rice and beans favorites!