When Take-Out is the Only Option

April 9, 2019

Since my pup’s surgery, I’ve basically been on house arrest to make sure she doesn’t rip out her stitches. For those of you asking, she’s doing great! So glad we’re almost in the clear.

As much as I love cooking for myself, I can’t lie when I say I desperately miss going out to eat and having someone ELSE cook for me. Not that Tim doesn’t cook, but in this household, it’s my thing.

Anyway, the past two weeks have made me really think about take-out/delivery in a different way. A lot of time when we order take-out it’s last minute when we realize we don’t have anything in the house or we’re too lazy to make anything.

And I love that it’s an option.

But not all take-out is created equal. For some restaurants still using styrofoam containers, for me it almost makes the food not worthy of eating. There’s some food that just can’t handle the time between pick up and my couch.

What I’m wondering is which take-out foods would you consider at the top of the list for weathering the commute from restaurant to home, and which are just not even worthwhile?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  • Reply Tom G. April 9, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Char Koon may or may not still use styrofoam containers but I think they are a cut above others in this category. Their wings and Thai menu are reliably good. I also use Door Dash on occasion and loved it when Pennell’s participated – especially their steak. Pennell’s steak may be Saratoga’s best kept secret.. Taverna Novo has more than filled the void. Their menu is terrific and the Porchetta can’t be ignored and travels well. I love Harvest and Hearth but they are located a bit out of town and their pizza suffers as a result. A quick oven reheating helps.

  • Reply hbt April 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    When I get the fried chix dinner at Hatties (to go) I have them put my sides in separate containers, so my collard greens won’t make my chix skin soggy ; ) Works like a charm.
    One take out the travels well ( & is cheap & yummy!) Esporantos beans & rice with pork.
    Anything that gets soggy in transport I can’t do…

  • Reply Kathy Fredette April 9, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    “Tuesdays to go” at the Wishing Well – fantastic option $25 for two! Augie’s take out on Lake Ave -you have enough leftovers for a week!

  • Reply Michael T April 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Dizzy sand Auggies are my favorite takeout, anything fried doesn’t handle the commute in mynopinion

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