Excellent Spots to Grab Takeout Brunch During a Pandemic

Brunch, City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides


Written by AdrianneSalmon

Published on April 1, 2020

Photo courtesy of 100 Acres

Updated May 20, 2020

Acquiring food anywhere but your own kitchen in the time of quarantine is, well, awkward. A run to the grocery store to stock up on items that I literally need to survive sends me and my brain on a wild guilt trip. I’ve ordered one take out meal so far and it was from Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs on a Monday afternoon after a heavy Sunday Funday in Covid quarantine. So now I’ve eased up a bit on the anxiety about getting take out food, especially knowing that restaurants are working with low amounts of staff and taking all of the necessary precautions to make sure the food is being prepared with the most intense sanitary procedures.


Take-out brunch has proven to be quite the buzz around social media here in WNY and I’m seeing tons of places offering quart containers of their house made bloody mary mixes, bottles of prosecco, fresh-squeezed OJ, brunch specials – the whole sha-bang. It’s quite exciting, and since my birthday is this weekend, it’s been my only request to my family and closest friends – finally indulging in take-out brunch from some of my faves. In fact, me and my number one quaranteamer just got a pre-order in for 100 Acres brunch this Saturday, and I’m definitely looking into a little treat from The Grange on Sunday, too. 

Anyway, here’s a roundup of “totally worth it quarantine takeout brunch spots” in no particular order. They’re all just THAT GOOD.  You’re welcome! 


1. 100 Acres at Hotel Henry

Pre-order online on 100 Acres Buffalo site for South Side entrance pickup. Follow along with their updates on Facebook and Instagram. See brunch offerings below and don’t drool on your screen:


2. The Black Sheep

Here’s the brunch menu from last week, and we’ve been told to stay tuned for this weekend’s menu and ordering instructions, so give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram. If a BS griddle doesn’t pull you out of a quarantine depression, IDK what would.


3. Breezy Burrito Bar

Breezy Burrito Bar doesn’t have a set brunch menu, but they’ve been offering bloody mary’s on Sundays for your takeout brunching pleasure. They’ve also been absolutely slaying the takeout game in general, so give them a follow on Facebook  and Instagram for updates, hours of operation each day, and ordering instructions. If you don’t consider nachos and burritos brunch food anyway, we’re not riding the same wavelength.


4. Britesmith Brewing 

They’re open from 12-8 Saturday and Sunday, offerings are different each weekend so follow along on Facebook  and Instagram and order by calling 716-650-4080. I mean,


5. Butter Block

Oh baby is this an exciting one! Butter Block is taking pre-orders for curbside pick-up this Saturday from their future location at 426 Rhode Island (across from Remedy House). Options include bakery boxes with breakfast pastries, quiche lorraine, basque cake, crumble pies, and of course croissants. Highly, highly recommend this one, guys! Head to their site to place your order! Follow along for updates on Facebook and Instagram.


6. Fresh Catch Poke Co./ Galley Lounge 

No brunch specials here but their absolutely delightful new bloody mary is offered and the poke bowls are a dream at any point in the day. Order online, and free delivery over $20! Follow along for updates on Facebook and Instagram.


7. The Grange Community Kitchen 

Y’all don’t even need to front about how much I love The Grange and how stoked I am to indulge in their brunch one of these weekends after eating my god awful cooking all week, HA! Check out their super sexy daytime to-go menu below and call 716-648-0022 to place your pre-orders.  Follow along for the latest updates on Facebook and Instagram.

See the daytime menu here


8. Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.

The Rusty Nickel team is pumping out fresh Bloody Mary crowlers and garnishes and offering up giant breakfast sandwiches with eggs, cheese, sausage or bacon ($4 or 2 for $7) out of their West Seneca location. Get a 32 oz. Crowler of ready to drink Bloody Mary and 2 garnish skewers for $20 and choose from two recipes – Traditional or Mango Habanero. For pre-orders call (716) 608-6155. Curbside pick-up is 11 am- 2pm on Sundays.

Follow along for the latest updates on Facebook and Instagram.


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Written by <a href="" target="_self">AdrianneSalmon</a>

Written by AdrianneSalmon

Adrianne is the face behind the @buffalobrunch Instagram and she's enthusiastic about the up-and-coming food and drink scene in Buffalo. When she's not brunching or writing about it you can find her behind the pine at Ballyhoo. Adrianne enjoys yoga, cycling, and snowboarding to work off all of the Bloody Marys and pancakes.
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