New Mexicans hankering for food from their favorite restaurants this week amid the turmoil being caused by COVID-19 shouldn’t despair.
Yes, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Health Department Secretary Kathy Kunkel ordered eateries to close their dining rooms Wednesday as one of several protective measures meant to slow the spread of the virus.
But many New Mexico restaurants and breweries are offering takeout and delivery services.
The rule of the thumb is to call before you go.
Dion’s Pizza, for one, is now offering delivery through DoorDash to residents who live within five miles of a Dion’s location – a first for the New Mexico company.
Mauna Doak, who owns and operates three Subways in the Albuquerque Metro area, said she encourages New Mexicans call ahead or check restaurants’ websites to find out what they’re offering – her stores, for example, are still open and still serving food.
“We’ve been really working hard to … be able to at least do delivery and takeout,” said Doak, whose shops are offering delivery through several different apps.