Family Meals To-Go!

By: Katie Goncalves | March 1, 2023
Trays of lasagna from Livonia Italian Bakery and Cafe

Trays of lasagna from Livonia Italian Bakery and Cafe

Making dinner for a family of any size can be a challenge. Considering the shopping time, preparing ingredients, cooking the meal, and then cleaning up, the hours and minutes add up quickly. But then you also throw in kids after school activities, work schedules, and all the other things that come in the evening hours. Some days it’s just too much! It’s nice to rely on someone else to do the cooking for you on days or weeks when things just feel hectic. Lucky for us, Metro Detroit has some amazing places where you can pick up a delicious and satisfying meal for your family without the hassle of cooking it yourself…


Clean Plates

149 West 9 Mile Road, Ferndale

For those of us trying to be more conscious about what we eat, Clean Plates makes clean eating a breeze. Clean Plates is a meal prep company committed to making healthy food with locally sourced ingredients. You can choose to set up a meal plan or a one-time meal pack that you can either pick up at their location or have delivered right to your door. Who knew clean eating could be so easy?

Great Lakes Pot Pies

809 West 14 Mile Road, Clawson

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Simplicity meets comfort food in every dish from Great Lakes Pot Pies. Their pot pies are sold in five and nine-inch options for families as well as hand pies for individuals. The pot pies come in a variety of flavors (the meatball one is heavenly) and are also available in vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan as well. 

Pre-made chicken pot pie from Great Lakes Pot Pies
Chicken Pot Pie from Great Lakes Pot Pies

Ike’s Express

13759 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township

You can’t go wrong with Mediterranean food when it comes to feeding a crowd and Ike’s Express is one of the best on the east side. Their family packs are meant to serve from three to seven people and are an absolute feast. You can choose three cold items like hummus and tabbouleh, and three hot items like shawarma, kabobs, and grape leaves. Ike’s is definitely a crowd-pleaser and enough to feed a crowd! 

LaLa’s Too 

529 West Main Street, Brighton

LaLa’s Too is an easy option for those looking to grab and go for the entire week. Every other Wednesday Chef Allie Lytle launches a menu of delicious scratch-made meals for pickup. It’s easy to order ahead online to get meals for the entire week, or you can stop in during regular hours to grab a meal for the day.

Licavoli’s Market

20915 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods

For a wide variety of Italian favorites, check out Licavoli’s Market. Everything on their to-go menu is large enough to share from their salads to sub sandwiches, pizza to calzones. 

Livonia Italian Bakery and Cafe

33615 West Seven Mile, Livonia

Livonia Italian Bakery and Cafe has a full selection of prepared family-style dishes ready for you to take and bake at home. You can choose from a variety of pasta dishes including lasagna and spaghetti, sausage and peppers, eggplant parmesan, and some other fantastic options. You can also get their pizzas baked or unbaked for another easy weeknight option.    

Simply Good Kitchen

1105 South Adams Road, Birmingham 

For the ultimate convenience option, give Simply Good Kitchen a try. They rotate their menu weekly with what’s fresh and in season. You can order ahead and pick it up on Wednesdays for ultimate convenience or you can walk in during business hours. They are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and it’s as easy as heating the meal through when you get home.