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Curbside delivery: Your best bet for great food and drinks in Carmel and Monterey

Curbside delivery in Carmel Valley, CA

Despite the crisis the entire world is going through, life must go on. The threat of COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, including the way real estate is transacted. Homebuyers seeking homes for sale in Carmel Valley, CA have to deal with a new normal: Open houses are not permitted, and properties need to be shown virtually to prevent person-to-person contact.

Despite these challenges, the prices of luxury homes for sale in Carmel CA continue to hold steady. And why not? Postcard-perfect Carmel, a city in Monterey County is, after all, a fabulous place to set down roots.

Carmel has always offered a staggering number of opportunities to be engaged in art, music, and food. And even while a shelter-in-place order is now in effect, many renowned food spots are able to bring residents great food choices via contactless curbside delivery and pick-up.

Take a look at these three among many amazing choices:

Il Tegamino

Accepting to-go orders and deliveries from 4PM-8PM nightly (except on Mondays), Il Tegamino is the go-to restaurant for Italian comfort food from Napoli. Orders are currently taken online to ensure contactless payment.

While this hidden gem is tucked away off the beaten path, the food is so divine it’s worth the trip! Start off your meal with a prepared-to-perfectionBurrataCaprese: oven roasted cherry tomatoes, Neapolitan basil, and arugula pesto with a side of toasted sourdough. Follow with the InsalataallaPiemontese, a wonderfully light salad with hearts of romaine, shaved parmesan cheese, anchovies, and garlic croutons. For your main course, enjoy the flavorful Paccheri al RagúNapoletano, a tenderoff-the-bone short rib dish slow-cooked in tomato sauce that regular patrons wax poetic about.

Many of the options are gluten-free. Get 50% off on 2 bottles of wine to go with your food order.


The Cultura/Cult Taco family offers a to-go menu from Tuesday to Sunday from 3-8pm daily. This Mexican restaurant features traditional Oaxacanchapulines (grasshoppers), perfectly crunchy and nicely seasoned with lime, salt, and chili. Their seasonal menu includes dishes that range from street tacos to more high-brow Wagyu ribeye steaks. If you like mezcal and smoky drinks, this is your spot!

They also currently have a CULTURA Cares Box, a home delivery program with a menu that changes weekly. The Cares box proceeds will benefit unemployed team members.

La Bicyclette
Dolores and 7th,

Offering unpretentious French-Italian fare, this bistro specializes in rustic comfort food including fresh salads and wood-fired mushroom, margherita, and pepperoni pizzas to go. Their mouthwatering duck confit, steak au poivre, and boeuf bourguignon will have to wait for now; however, they still do offer a tasty coq au vin, a flavorful couscous with lamb medallions, and a house-made cannelloni to tickle your taste buds. Round out your take-out food experience with their luscious desserts and wonderful wines.

Even while the real estate market may have contracted slightly, 35% of about nearly 3000 prospective homebuyers recently surveyed say they are still keeping an eye out for the best deals. 34% hope to buy a home in the next six months. And what better place to find a home than in Carmel, CA, where there’s no shortage of wonderful food spots?

You’ll need the expert help of the best realtor in Carmel, CA, The Peninsula Group Real Estate team. Their knowledge of the most suitable houses for sale in Monterey, CA, will help ensure that you never run out of options. Get in touch with them at 831.595.5045 or email at info(at)ThePeninsulaGroup(dotted)com.