Although restaurants have started to reopen as part of Phase Two, business is not quite back to normal yet. While you can now enjoy great local food on patios (Yay!), you can still support your local favourites by ordering takeout.

And the Valley Eats app has made ordering from local restaurants easier than ever! Valley Eats gives you options like delivery, pre-order and pick up right from your phone. Be sure to download the app to see what’s available. Valley Eats doesn’t have every local restaurant just yet, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for be sure to call the restaurant or pop in to order your take out directly – just be sure to follow proper social distancing measures!

Now that you’re starting to get hungry, you’re probably wondering where you should place your takeout order. Check out this list of seven awesome local places to try!

The Good Food Company

The Good Food Co. has been serving up delectable, seasonally-inspired, from scratch foods since 1997. A favourite among locals, Petra incorporates locally-grown ingredients into the menu whenever possible. A great place for breakfast, brunch, or lunch you are sure to satisfied with their many creative and tasty options and their super friendly service. A variety of salads, sushi and desserts are always available but be sure to check Facebook for their breakfast menu and lunch specials. Patio seating also available.

Open 8:00am – 4:00pm Wednesday through Sunday. Stop by to place your takeaway order or order by phone 613-257-7284 to cut down on wait times in the café.

Sagar Indian Cuisine

If you’re looking for a delicious, flavourful meal try Sagar Indian Cuisine. Sagar has a huge menu with many authentic Indian dishes; it is a great place for vegetarians with a large selection of meatless options. Why not spice up your meal with an aromatic, Indian curry tonight?

Open 11:30am – 2:30pm and 4:30pm – 9:00pm Wednesday through Sunday. Place your order through the Valley Eats app!

Boulton House and Smith and Barrel

Although Boulton House’s dreamy patio by the water and Smith and Barrel’s spacious patio, perfect for people watching, are both open to the public, you can still enjoy some high quality take away from these local favourites! Boulton House offers Italian cuisine while Smith and Barrel offers unique adaptions on traditional gastropub fare; both places have a wide range of drinks as well. Be sure to keep an eye on Smith and Barrel’s Facebook page for their “Feed the Community” series: take out everything you need to feed the whole family.

Boulton House is open daily from 11:00am – 11:00pm while Smith and Barrel is open daily at 11:30am -11:00pm. Orders can be placed through the Valley Eats app and can be picked up at The Grand Hotel. When placing an order, please note that you can mix and match from both Boulton House and Smith and Barrel’s menu.

Lakeside Mediterranean

Experience a taste of the Middle East right here in Carleton Place! Moe and his friendly staff prepare fresh, delicious Mediterranean foods and can accommodate any dietary need. For meat lovers, try some fresh shawarma or donair and vegetarians can enjoy delicious falafel, salads, or the veggie platter. Whatever you choose, the food at Lakeside Mediterranean is sure to satisfy you!

Open 11:00am – 9:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, drop by or call 613-253-8333 to place your order.


Freska Café and Eatery is a great place for coffee, breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Freska offers an elevated experience for foodies, a unique and friendly ambiance and captivating, fresh flavours. In fact, they are committed to providing freshness, exceptional quality, and a friendly atmosphere. Freska has a menu with something for everyone: with so many varieties of Eggs Benedict, breakfast bowls, pancakes, salads and sandwiches your whole family is sure to be happy with their meal!

Open Wednesday to Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm, call 613-257-7529 or stop by to place your take-away order or enjoy your meal on their sunny patio!

The Thruway Restaurant

The Thruway Restaurant has been serving up great food in Carleton Place since 1977. This family run gem is now offering take out and delivery through the Valley Eats app. The patio is also open if you want to get out and enjoy the sunshine. The Thruway offers wholesome hearty breakfasts, brunch, lunch, and dinner with an extensive menu. Great portions and great prices! For take out please call (613)-257-5326 and for delivery check out the Valley Eats app!

The Thruway is open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:00am – 8:00pm.

 Law & Orders

Ok so maybe not technically Carleton Place but it’s close enough to be convenient and you can order right from their website and pick up when it’s ready! Offering some of the best poutine around made with St. Albert’s curds, it’s a great choice when the cravings hit. They also make incredible burgers and wood fired pizza.

Law & Orders is located right on Hwy 7 just before the Innisville bridge and they are open Monday to Wednesday 11:00am -3:00pm and Thursday to Sunday 11:00am -7:00pm. Check out their website to order or give them a call at  613-621-4262.

With all these great local restaurants to choose from, why not treat yourself to some take away? We hope that you’ll enjoy some great food and support our local restaurants!