Pork dumplings and braised beef soup noodle are available to go at Hello Dumpling. (Photos by Kathy Tran)


Hello Dumpling owner June Chow’s goal was to create the kind of food her mother made at a traditional Chinese-American restaurant in New Jersey. “It really requires a tremendous amount of effort for dumplings you eat in 10 minutes,” she says. “It’s a labor of love.”

What to order:

Spinach and peanut salad

Pork dumplings

Braised beef soup noodle

Peking noodle with vegetables

Hunan rib

How it works:

Call 469-779-1551 for pickup at 1146 Peavy Road.

Use the Caviar app to order delivery.

More info: facebook.com/HelloDumpling


White Rock Alehouse owners Greg Nixon and Dave Kirk enlisted the expertise of Blake Morrison, who had previously worked for Cedar Creek Brewery and Whistle Post Brewing, after their first batch of home brew. The alehouse offers 31-ounce, 32-ounce or 64-ounce growlers available for purchase or filled on site. Customers can also buy a comfort food care package for a family in need.

What to order:


Chicken and pesto flatbread

Alehouse burger

Frozen whiskey and Coke kit

How it works:

For pickup, park by the yellow tent at 7331 Gaston Ave. Call 214-989-7570 or text 817-437-2862 to place an order.

Free delivery is available for ZIP codes 75214 and 75218 for orders over $40.

More info: whiterockalehouse.com


Russell Birk is the self-described “chief hummus maker” of Maya’s Modern Mediterranean. “Every year I would go to Israel and find a local to take me to his favorite hummus spot,” Birk says. “I traveled all around Israel looking for the best hummus.” Birk is a health buff, and his menu reflects his passion.

What to order:

Honey chicken kabobs

Pan-seared salmon

Garlic-roasted eggplant

Dessert hummus

How it works:

Maya’s is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for pickup or delivery. Customers can call 972-707-0646.

Pick up at 9540 Garland Road.

Order on Uber Eats, Grubhub, Caviar, DoorDash or the eatery’s online ordering platform.

More info: mayasmediterranean.com


Prior to 2016, the Lakewood area was devoid of good barbecue. That’s why Lakewood Smokehouse owners John Hall, John Pantenburg and Mike Mullen chose the area for their restaurant. “For the love of barbecue and the love of the neighborhood,” Hall says. “We thought the area needed it.”

What to order:

Brisket-loaded queso

Jalapeño firecrackers

Smokehouse original burger

Pulled pork tacos

Five-cheese pizza

How it works:

Order online at lakewoodsmokehouse.com or call 972-677-7906 for curbside pickup at 1901 Abrams Road.

Order delivery through Favor and Uber Eats.

More info: lakewoodsmokehouse.com