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12 Excellent Allston Restaurants That Deliver

Diners can enjoy the best of Allston — from ramen to spicy Thai food to red-sauce Italian — without leaving the house

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How about a comforting bowl of ramen from Isshindo?
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Here are 12 excellent Allston restaurants that are offering delivery during the ongoing pandemic. Stay tuned for curated picks for other neighborhoods in and around Boston.

Note: To best support restaurants — and they really need support right now — order directly from a restaurant’s own website or phone number, if possible, rather than via third-party apps, which typically take a large cut of each order.

For a broader look at delivery options in Boston and beyond — and takeout options, too — check this list. For all Eater Boston coverage about COVID-19, check here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Roxy's Grilled Cheese

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485 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 202-5864
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Roxy’s is delivering from its Allston location, serving daily lunch and dinner. Roxy’s serves grilled cheese (including vegan options), burgers, a fried chicken sandwich, and grilled cheese-friendly sides.

Order: Official Website / Uber Eats

Closeup of a melty grilled cheese sandwich in someone’s hands
Grilled cheese from Roxy’s
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese/Facebook

2. Carlo's Cucina Italiana

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131 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 254-9759
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This decades-old Allston standby is a reminder that the North End isn’t the only Boston neighborhood that serves classic red-sauce Italian. Locals love the hearty portions of dishes like parmigiana, marsala, and saltimbocca, which can each be made with veal or chicken. No third-party delivery apps available; just call the restaurant to place an order.

Order: (617) 254-9759

A lasagna-style dish is topped with brown cheese and sits in a tomato sauce with a sprinkling of parsley
A dish at Carlo’s Cucina Italiana
Carlo’s Cucina Italiana/Official Site

3. Coreanos Allston

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172 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 208-8822
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Allston is a treasure trove of Korean food; Coreanos is one of several excellent options, and it leans in the fusion direction with dishes like kimchi fries and kalbi short rib tacos. It’s currently delivering lunch and dinner daily on several platforms.

Order: Chowbus / DoorDash / Grubhub

Three Korean fusion tacos sit in a paper container on a wooden counter
Tacos at Coreanos
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4. Fish Market Sushi Bar

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170 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 783-1268
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For Allston sushi lovers, this decade-old mainstay is one of several solid options. There are sushi dishes both classic and creative, as well as cooked dishes. Call the restaurant or order online directly (via ChowNow), or find it on several third-party apps, for lunch and dinner daily.

Order: (617) 783-1268 / Chowbus / ChowNow / Grubhub

Several pieces of sashimi sit on a white plate on a wooden counter
A sashimi lunch combo at Fish Market
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5. Habanero Mexican Grill

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166 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 254-0299

Habanero Mexican Grill serves one of the best burritos in town, browned on the flat top for some extra oomph. Try the papusas and tortas, too. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner delivery.

Order: Grubhub / Uber Eats

6. S & I Thai

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168A Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 254-8488
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S & I, one of the best Thai joints in town, is currently open for lunch and dinner, offering delivery via several services. Note: There are spice indicators on S & I’s menu; those with low heat tolerance should definitely stick to the milder dishes (such as the egg dish pictured here) as S & I does not mess around.

Order: (617) 254-8488 / Chowbus / DoorDash / Grubhub / Uber Eats

Hard-boiled eggs, sliced in half and fried, sit in an aluminum takeout container, topped with fried shallots, a thin brown sauce, and herbs
Kai look kaey (son-in-law eggs) at S & I To Go
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

7. Kim's Tofu

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160 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 208-8133
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Only open since mid-2019, Kim’s Tofu has already built a fanbase thanks to its own tofu and sundubu options (Korean tofu stew). The restaurant is delivering lunch and dinner daily.

Order: (617) 208-8133 / Grubhub

Overhead view of eight dishes of Korean food, spaced out over a black table
A spread of dishes from Kim’s Tofu
Kim’s Tofu/Official Site

8. Isshindo Ramen

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1 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 987-0201

The ramen shop Pikaichi broke hearts when it departed Allston for Medford a couple years back, but fortunately another good ramen shop moved into the former Pikaichi space at Super 88: Isshindo. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Isshindo is delivering dishes such as spicy miso ramen, a crispy chicken rice bowl, and takoyaki.

Order: Chowbus / Grubhub

a bowl of ramen with a black spoon, slices of meat, chopped vegetables, and a soft egg
Ramen from Isshindo at Super 88
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9. Silk Road Express

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1 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 987-0121

Fans of Cambridge’s only Uyghur restaurant, Silk Road, were pleased by the opening of a counter-service version in Allston, Silk Road Express, at the Super 88 food hall in mid-2019. Open for lunch and dinner daily, Silk Road is delivering dishes such as dry-fried hand-pulled noodles, lamb-stuffed nan (a flatbread), and beef dumplings.

Order: Chowbus / Grubhub

A takeout container of dry-fried noodles with beef at Silk Road Express in Allston, served on a striped wooden table with a pair of chopsticks
Dry-fried noodles with beef from Silk Road Express in the Super 88 food hall in Allston
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10. Garlic 'n Lemons

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133 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 783-8100
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Open since 2010, Garlic ‘n Lemons is a mother-and-son-owned restaurant serving casual Mediterranean. The spicy chicken shawarma plate is a must. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Order: Grubhub

11. Dumpling Kingdom

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137 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 562-8888
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With siblings in Chinatown (Dumpling Cafe) and Fenway (Dumpling Palace), Dumpling Kingdom is a good place to get, well, dumplings — particularly the Taiwan-style pan-fried dumplings. The trio of restaurants does serve great soup dumplings (called mini juicy buns on the menu), but soup dumplings don’t really travel as well for delivery as a pan-fried or steamed dumpling. Dumpling Kingdom is open until 2 a.m. nightly.

Order: ChowNow / Grubhub

A plate of oblong Taiwan-style pan-fried dumplings on a dark wooden table
Taiwan-style pan-fried dumplings at Dumpling Kingdom
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12. The Glenville Stops

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87 Glenville Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 903-3638
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Hidden in an off-the-beaten-path section of Allston, this cozy neighborhood hangout is the type of place where diners love to enjoy oyster specials and a serious beer list. Now that dining in isn’t an option, diners will miss out on the comforting ambiance, but they can still get dishes like gnocchi with confit duck, steak frites, lamb meatballs, and ceviche delivered at home. Currently offering dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. nightly.

Order: Caviar

A white plate of six oysters on a dark wooden table
Oysters at the Glenville Stops
The Glenville Stops/Facebook

1. Roxy's Grilled Cheese

485 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
Closeup of a melty grilled cheese sandwich in someone’s hands
Grilled cheese from Roxy’s
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese/Facebook

Roxy’s is delivering from its Allston location, serving daily lunch and dinner. Roxy’s serves grilled cheese (including vegan options), burgers, a fried chicken sandwich, and grilled cheese-friendly sides.

Order: Official Website / Uber Eats

485 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134

2. Carlo's Cucina Italiana

131 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
A lasagna-style dish is topped with brown cheese and sits in a tomato sauce with a sprinkling of parsley
A dish at Carlo’s Cucina Italiana
Carlo’s Cucina Italiana/Official Site

This decades-old Allston standby is a reminder that the North End isn’t the only Boston neighborhood that serves classic red-sauce Italian. Locals love the hearty portions of dishes like parmigiana, marsala, and saltimbocca, which can each be made with veal or chicken. No third-party delivery apps available; just call the restaurant to place an order.

Order: (617) 254-9759

131 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134

3. Coreanos Allston

172 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Three Korean fusion tacos sit in a paper container on a wooden counter
Tacos at Coreanos
Coreanos/Facebook

Allston is a treasure trove of Korean food; Coreanos is one of several excellent options, and it leans in the fusion direction with dishes like kimchi fries and kalbi short rib tacos. It’s currently delivering lunch and dinner daily on several platforms.

Order: Chowbus / DoorDash / Grubhub

172 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134

4. Fish Market Sushi Bar

170 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Several pieces of sashimi sit on a white plate on a wooden counter
A sashimi lunch combo at Fish Market
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

For Allston sushi lovers, this decade-old mainstay is one of several solid options. There are sushi dishes both classic and creative, as well as cooked dishes. Call the restaurant or order online directly (via ChowNow), or find it on several third-party apps, for lunch and dinner daily.

Order: (617) 783-1268 / Chowbus / ChowNow / Grubhub

170 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134

5. Habanero Mexican Grill

166 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Habanero Mexican Grill serves one of the best burritos in town, browned on the flat top for some extra oomph. Try the papusas and tortas, too. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner delivery.

Order: Grubhub / Uber Eats

166 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134

6. S & I Thai

168A Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Hard-boiled eggs, sliced in half and fried, sit in an aluminum takeout container, topped with fried shallots, a thin brown sauce, and herbs
Kai look kaey (son-in-law eggs) at S & I To Go
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

S & I, one of the best Thai joints in town, is currently open for lunch and dinner, offering delivery via several services. Note: There are spice indicators on S & I’s menu; those with low heat tolerance should definitely stick to the milder dishes (such as the egg dish pictured here) as S & I does not mess around.

Order: (617) 254-8488 / Chowbus / DoorDash / Grubhub / Uber Eats

168A Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134

7. Kim's Tofu

160 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Overhead view of eight dishes of Korean food, spaced out over a black table
A spread of dishes from Kim’s Tofu
Kim’s Tofu/Official Site

Only open since mid-2019, Kim’s Tofu has already built a fanbase thanks to its own tofu and sundubu options (Korean tofu stew). The restaurant is delivering lunch and dinner daily.

Order: (617) 208-8133 / Grubhub

160 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134

8. Isshindo Ramen

1 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
a bowl of ramen with a black spoon, slices of meat, chopped vegetables, and a soft egg
Ramen from Isshindo at Super 88
Terrence B. Doyle/Eater

The ramen shop Pikaichi broke hearts when it departed Allston for Medford a couple years back, but fortunately another good ramen shop moved into the former Pikaichi space at Super 88: Isshindo. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Isshindo is delivering dishes such as spicy miso ramen, a crispy chicken rice bowl, and takoyaki.

Order: Chowbus / Grubhub

1 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134

9. Silk Road Express

1 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
A takeout container of dry-fried noodles with beef at Silk Road Express in Allston, served on a striped wooden table with a pair of chopsticks
Dry-fried noodles with beef from Silk Road Express in the Super 88 food hall in Allston
Terrence B. Doyle/Eater

Fans of Cambridge’s only Uyghur restaurant, Silk Road, were pleased by the opening of a counter-service version in Allston, Silk Road Express, at the Super 88 food hall in mid-2019. Open for lunch and dinner daily, Silk Road is delivering dishes such as dry-fried hand-pulled noodles, lamb-stuffed nan (a flatbread), and beef dumplings.

Order: Chowbus / Grubhub

1 Brighton Ave
Boston, MA 02134

10. Garlic 'n Lemons

133 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134

Open since 2010, Garlic ‘n Lemons is a mother-and-son-owned restaurant serving casual Mediterranean. The spicy chicken shawarma plate is a must. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Order: Grubhub

133 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA 02134

11. Dumpling Kingdom

137 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
A plate of oblong Taiwan-style pan-fried dumplings on a dark wooden table
Taiwan-style pan-fried dumplings at Dumpling Kingdom
Terrence B. Doyle/Eater

With siblings in Chinatown (Dumpling Cafe) and Fenway (Dumpling Palace), Dumpling Kingdom is a good place to get, well, dumplings — particularly the Taiwan-style pan-fried dumplings. The trio of restaurants does serve great soup dumplings (called mini juicy buns on the menu), but soup dumplings don’t really travel as well for delivery as a pan-fried or steamed dumpling. Dumpling Kingdom is open until 2 a.m. nightly.

Order: ChowNow / Grubhub

137 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134

12. The Glenville Stops

87 Glenville Ave, Boston, MA 02134
A white plate of six oysters on a dark wooden table
Oysters at the Glenville Stops
The Glenville Stops/Facebook

Hidden in an off-the-beaten-path section of Allston, this cozy neighborhood hangout is the type of place where diners love to enjoy oyster specials and a serious beer list. Now that dining in isn’t an option, diners will miss out on the comforting ambiance, but they can still get dishes like gnocchi with confit duck, steak frites, lamb meatballs, and ceviche delivered at home. Currently offering dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. nightly.

Order: Caviar

87 Glenville Ave
Boston, MA 02134

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