As anxious shoppers continue to empty grocery store shelves the moment they're stocked, some Central Texas restaurants are offering grocery items in packages or a la carte.

(These offers are subject to change.)

Our friends at Johnny's Steaks and Bar-Be-Que in Salado have a $75 package available that includes:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 pounds bacon
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 2 pounds sausage links
  • 2 pounds of beans
  • 24 slices of cheese
  • 18 eggs
  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 gallon of milk
  • 1 loaf of bread
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper
  • 1 roll of paper towels

Supplies are limited, so your pickup day will vary. Give them a call at (254) 947-4663 to inquire about what they have.


Pignetti's in Temple is offering a la carte items and a $99 grocer's box. See their menu below, then place your order at (254) 778-1269.

Ma's Place in Temple is offering various ingredients, as well as paper towels and toilet paper.

La Riv Kitchen & Bar in Temple has assorted groceries for sale. Call (254) 231-3661 to place an order, and pick up at
7410 West Adams Ave.

Schoepf's BBQ in Belton is offering a number of grocery items as well, including packaged meat, all purpose flour, potatoes, onions, and even tortillas and paper towels. Their phone number is (254) 939-1151.

Miller's Smokehouse in Belton has a number of meats, cheeses, and dairy products available, as well as pies, cinnamon rolls, and other sweets. You can see a list of what they currently have here.

Ash Acres Dairy Farm at 5898 Dice Grove Road in Belton is offering beef, milk, and eggs. They have curbside pickup available 9:00-11:00am and 5:30-8:00pm. Give them a call at (254) 718-1722.


Emporium Packaging & Spice Company in Temple has pantry spices, blends, flour, sugar, and yeast available. You can call them at (254) 774-9098 to arrange to pick some up.

Texas Road House in Temple has ready-to-grill steaks, as well as family value packs. Order online or call them at (254) 773-0033.

Image Courtesy of Michael Smith
Image Courtesy of Michael Smith

Kolache Kitchen in Temple is offering a few essentials such as flour, margarine, and eggs. Give them a call at (254) 778-5202.

Fuddrucker's in Killeen is selling ready to cook burger patties and bags of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You can reach them at (254) 699-7700.

Backyard BBQ in Morgan's Point has a Backyard BBQ Survival Kit with an assortment of meats, sides, and frozen margaritas. Give them a call to check on availability at (254) 780-9889.

Speaking of cocktails by the gallon, Plucker's in Killeen is offering them too. I wanted to keep this list focused on essential grocery items, but as a co-worker just pointed out, cocktails are pretty freakin' essential right now. If you could use a drink (or 50), order online or call them at (254) 501-9464.



If you know if anymore Central Texas businesses offering groceries and essentials, please let us know so we can share that info with everyone else.

Also, please remember to keep practicing social distancing and diligent hand washing as we all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. We can all be doing our part to ensure our hospitals aren't rushed and overrun with patients.

A special thank you to all the businesses offering these services, and a HUGE thank you to our healthcare professionals, first responders, and grocery store employees on the front lines.

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