Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 9, which is...very soon. For the procrastinators, here are some takeout packages that are still available as of press time, from breakfast in bed to a cannabis-infused dinner. (Still need a gift, too? Check out this roundup of local food and drink subscriptions that make great gifts.)
Alcove (pickup in Boston’s West End neighborhood)
For pancakes with a side of caviar
Available for pickup between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on May 9, Alcove’s a la carte Mother’s Day options include caviar, oysters, charcuterie, a make-at-home pancake kit, lobster mac and cheese, a cookie basket, and more. There are also some gifts available, such as a bouquet and a chocolate bonbon sampler from local shop EHChocolatier. Order online.
Anoush’ella (pickup in Boston’s South End neighborhood)
For a mezze spread and more
Anoush’ella’s Mother’s Day menu for two ($100) includes an array of mezze (harissa spiced olives, stuffed grape leaves, and more), salad, grilled halibut, beef and eggplant kebabs, a spicy potato side, and rice pudding. Proceeds will go toward a nonprofit foundation established in the name of owner Raffi Festekjian’s late mother. Preorder online by 9 p.m. on May 7 for pickup by 2 p.m. on May 9.
Bambara (pickup in Cambridge; delivery nearby)
For a breakfast in bed kit
Bambara’s breakfast in bed kit feeds two ($50) with French toast and accoutrements, cans of La Colombe coffee, and mimosas. Kid-friendly portions can be added for $10 each.
Blue Ribbon Barbecue (pickup in Newton, Arlington, or Dedham; delivery in and around Boston)
For breakfast in bed, complete with bloody marys (and dinner options, too)
Local barbecue mini-chain Blue Ribbon has several catering packages geared toward the holiday, including breakfast in bed for $40 (serves four) that includes a quiche with smoked ham, arugula, and jack cheese; fruit salad; and bloody mary mix. There are several dinner packages as well; view the options online. All serve four and arrive prepared and cold, with simple reheating instructions. Call (617) 244-7427 to order by noon on May 6; pickup is available on May 8 at the Newton Highlands commissary or Arlington or Dedham restaurants. Delivery is also available to Boston and surrounding towns for $10.
Cafe Beatrice (pickup in Cambridge; delivery nearby)
For the ultimate pastry sampler
Skip right to dessert with this pastry six-pack, which includes a cinnamon roll, maple kouign amann, lemon ginger muffin, rose crème brûlée puff, almond crunch bun, and blood orange and ginger brioche. Order online ($28) for pickup or delivery between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on May 9.
Dinner at Mary’s (delivery around Greater Boston)
For a three-course dinner, optionally cannabis-infused
This three-course meal kit of beet salad, lobster ravioli, and lemon poppyseed cake arrives with instructions and an optional free gift of cannabis-infused oil. Order by May 5 (that’s today, if you’re reading this on Wednesday) for $79; it feeds two. Available for delivery around the Greater Boston area between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, May 7.
Flour Bakery (pickup at Flour locations around Cambridge and Boston)
For triple chocolate mousse cake and such
Flour is offering a Mother’s Day menu for pickup at its various locations around town on May 7 through 9, with ordering deadlines at 4 p.m. on May 5 through 7 respectively. Cupcakes, cakes, and other sweets are available, as well as two savory quiches, bouquets, and a gift box that includes granola, cookies, toffee, tea, and more. Order online.
Harvest (pickup in Cambridge’s Harvard Square neighborhood)
For a luxurious brunch package
Harvest’s Mother’s Day brunch package ($75, serves two) includes a bagel platter with smoked salmon and accoutrements; quiche; lobster and pea pasta salad; and more. Boozy add-ons (mimosas, spicy bloody marys, and a bottle of rosé) are available, too. Call (617) 868-2255 to order by May 6 for pickup on May 8 at 10 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. or on May 9 at 10 a.m.
Juliet (pickup in Somerville; delivery in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area)
For food, drinks, flowers, and/or special gift bundles
Juliet is offering a variety of Mother’s Day options, including a heat-and-eat dinner ($52 per person) with asparagus panzanella, salmon cakes, lemon poppyseed cake, and more. There’s a vegetarian option as well. There are also a la carte food options (frittatas, take-and-bake cinnamon rolls, more), wine and cocktails, bouquets from Rococo Floral Co., and gifts such as spice sets and soap sets. Order online by 8 p.m. on May 6.
Mei Mei (pickup in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood; delivery nearby)
For so many things wrapped in dough
The “Filled With Love bundle” is a six-pack of local stuffed foods: Mei Mei dumplings, Buenas empanadas, Jaju pierogi, Global Village Food samosas, Sherpa Foods momos, and Doris’ Peruvian Pastries alfajores, packed in an insulated Mei Mei tote bag ($95). Order online while supplies last.
Shanti (pickup in Boston’s Roslindale or Dorchester neighborhoods; delivery near those areas)
For a four-course Indian feast
Shanti is offering a takeout and delivery Mother’s Day package on May 8 and 9 (must be ordered 24 hours in advance: Roslindale, Dorchester). The four-course meal includes dhai vada, either choley bhature or ragada patties, one of four entree choices, and dhai gulab jamun for dessert. Note: Shanti Cambridge is temporarily closed.
Talulla (pickup in Cambridge)
For sticky buns (and more, but you’re definitely going to want a sticky bun)
Choose brunch or dinner. Brunch for two ($50, with optional beverage add-ons) includes a sticky bun, yogurt with granola and preserves, quiche, and smoked salmon with accompaniments. Dinner ($65 per person) includes three courses, with options such as hamachi crudo, roasted chicken, and lavender panna cotta. Order online.
Urban Hearth (pickup in Cambridge)
For a giant brunch spread
Available for two ($80) or four ($120), Urban Hearth’s Mother’s Day brunch spread is available for pickup on May 8, packed ready for reheating (with instructions). It includes shakshuka, blintzes, potatoes, fruit salad with granola, bake-and-serve cinnamon buns, and an elderflower peach bellini cocktail kit. Order online.