What a time to be alive. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken over the world and completely altered our daily life. All of us have been ordered to stay at home to stay safe. Maybe, like us, you’re feeling a little bit scared and confused right now, and maybe you’re unsure how you can still support local businesses. Even though you can’t go out to eat right now, a lot of restaurants are still open and offering takeout and home delivery options. This is part of a series of take-away guides in Scandinavia. We hope it helps make this time of quarantine a little tastier for you!
Support Your Favorite Local Restaurants!
Restaurants are struggling to survive right now. They have employees and rent to pay, and hardly any income. If we don’t support them today, we might not have them around tomorrow. That’s why takeout is the new eating out! You can support your favorite local restaurants, and also eat better food at home. This list is compiled by our friend and local Bergen foodie Heidi Aas Kvalheim from Pievino. Make sure to give her a follow on Instagram! Heidi also runs an online wine school over Instagram called Vinkubatoren. If you want to learn more about wine while Corona quarantined, you can do so for only NOK 199 per month.
Bergen: Take-Away & Delivery Food
Kenneth is still roasting coffee at Bergen Kaffebrenneri, which can be ordered online. You can have it delivered by mail, or pick it up yourself. The shop also sells BKB’s own chocolate, kombucha, and various coffee brewing equipment and filters. From April 18th they keep open for take away from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Click here to order.
BIEN BAR & SNACKBAR
From the old pharmacy at Danmarks Plass you can order various remedies to cure the cabin fever. Some all-time classics from Bien Bar are available for two to share, and their substantial burger menu offers both vegetarian, vegan, and kid’s options. Pickup from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily. Click here to order.
The youngest Bien branch also offers take-away on weekends. Follow their Facebook page for menu updates. Call +4755591100 to order.
Craving some real Neapolitan pizza? Bien Centro offers a menu of six different pizzas, and a selection of soft drinks. You can pick up at Bien Centro from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily. Click here to order.
The four Colonialen restaurants are currently closed, but their deli Colonialen Fetevare is still in business. In addition to their usual selection of cheese, cold cuts, fresh bread, and miscellaneous dry goods, they also offer great take-away options. From full dinners to snack packs, the selection varies throughout the week. Pickup in the Strandgaten branch Monday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Click here to order.
Chef Andreas Ansok is back to work and have launched a food box concept for pickup Thursday-Saturday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Click here to order.
Chef Christopher Haatuft has closed restaurant Lysverket due to the current situation, but he is in full swing at his new restaurant Damsgård, which opened in January. From this neighborhood spot you can pick up dinner and dessert daily. Delivery is also available.
DET LILLE KAFFECOMPANIET
This hidden gem coffee bar is opening occasionally to sell takeaway coffee, coffee beans, tea, chocolate, and coffee equipment. Make sure not to miss their announcements on Facebook. Order with Vipps.
DOMSTEIN SJØMAT BERGEN
Domstein is a leading seafood supplier that has opened for private customers. Pickup in Blomsterdalen only. Follow their page for announcements.
A four person joint venture, including chef Dave from Marg & Bein and chef Morten from Bare Vestland, has emerged from the corona crisis. They offer a dish of the week for pickup every Friday. Message them to order.
Now you can get freshly made ice cream delivered to your doorstep! They also offer cakes and savory options. Click here to order.
Hoggorm Pizza is offering take-away pizza seven days a week. For the full experience you might add a Hoggorm branded wine glass to your order, and pull out some natural wine from your fridge! If you are quarantined or feeling a little lazy, delivery is also available from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily. Click here to order.
MISE EN PLACE
This fine food vendor usually delivers to restaurants only, but have now opened to the public. They offer home delivery (NOK 99), or pick-up at their Blomsterdalen warehouse. The selection is wide, including poultry products from Holte Gård, cheese, cured meats, dry goods, and the great BBQ coal from Gastronaut. (Note! All prices on the site are excl. VAT.) Click here to order.
From their usual selection you can pickup or order delivery – pizza, fresh bread, cold cuts, cheese, oil, coffee, and other dry goods.
NO WORRIES SUPREME CATERING
This established caterer have launched the concept No Worries @Home, offering both Norwegian and international courses for home delivery or pickup in Sandviken. Click here to order.
On the weekends they are offering fresh shellfish with a selection of toppings and side orders, together with sister restaurant Cornelius and supplier Scalmarin. Click here for the menu. Order by sending an SMS to +4741650139 before Friday at 3:00 pm. Pickup at Kjøttbasaren on Saturday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
This shellfish vendor from Øygarden is usually delivering fresh Norwegian oysters, clams, mussels, and mahogany clams to Michelin star restaurants throughout Europe. At the moment, they are trying to keep busy and keep local foodies happy by offering fresh produce every weekend. Pickup point is normally at a partner restaurant, follow them here for announcements.
Chef Anne Lill Stene is usually delivering sustainable lunch boxes by bike to offices around the city. Now the service is adapted to the current situation, and you can order either lunch or dinner for pickup or delivery a couple of times weekly. Click here to order.
SØTT + SALT LANTERNEN
The temporarily closed cafeteria in Marineholmen is offering six different courses for pickup or delivery. One order is suitable for sharing between for two adults + two kids, and is reasonably priced. Click here to order.
The city’s uncrowned king of sausages – Trekroneren (three kroner was the price of a Vienna sausage in 1978), opened in 1946. They do not let the Covid-19 situation get in the way of their operation, and they even started an Instagram account to confirm that sausages are available for take-away every day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.
Owner and sommelier Egle Stockute is keeping the wheels turning at this cozy all-day coffee bar. Take a coffee, crisp toast, or a brownie to go, or take-home bags of freshly roasted coffee from Bergen Kaffebrenneri. Open from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily.
Gift Cards, Donations & Future Reservations
If you want another way to support our restaurants during this time of crisis, consider purchasing gift cards for future use. The restaurants will get the money now, and you can treat yourself to a nice meal when life is normal again. If you have a reservation now, maybe postpone it instead of canceling. Stay safe out there everyone – and please remember to wash your hands, and practice social distancing.
Did we miss any of your favorite restaurants offering takeout? Feel free to comment below so we can consider adding them to the list!
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Anders Husa & Kaitlin Orr