A new offshoot of Puritan & Co. that focuses on delivery-only service debuts in Cambridge on Monday evening: Puritan Trading Company runs its first service on February 5, offering crispy chicken sandwiches, seared udon noodles, and more delivery-friendly dishes from chef-owner Will Gilson, as previously reported. The “ghost restaurant” will be live on Caviar from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight.
The menu is different from that of full-service sibling Puritan & Co., arising out of the team’s desire to cook some travel-friendly dishes that didn’t quite fit on the menu at the sit-down restaurant.
“We let this idea of delivery service take hold and make it so we could have a creative and fun way to still make unique dishes for guests that also travel well,” a Puritan representative previously told Eater.
A preview of Puritan Trading Co. items posted to Instagram features the aforementioned crispy chicken sandwich and udon noodles, as well as crab rangoon, fried whole-belly clams, and several more items. The food will be cooked in Puritan & Co.’s kitchen and packed in the adjacent space, with prices ranging from $8 to $18 per dish.
Puritan Trading Company is one of the Boston area’s first entries in a class of delivery-only restaurants that have been appearing in cities like New York City and San Francisco. On the local side, True Taste Seasonal Kitchen in Needham is one of the only other options.
To start, Puritan Trading Company will be operating between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.