Takeout and delivery can be a dicey game to play in Boston. Sturdy packaging is essential for travel, as is a wait time that doesn’t stretch into the wee hours. Below, find 14 good bets for reliable takeout and delivery spots in Boston, whether the order is for an overflowing game-day feast or dinner tonight for one.Read More
14 Boston-Area Restaurants Perfect for Takeout and Delivery
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Grab a soul-soothing delivery order from Dakzen, the Thai street food favorite that has topped many a best-of list in Boston. Start with the khao soi, a curry noodle soup that hails from Northern Thailand, and load up with fried street snacks on the side. Keep an eye out on the restaurant’s Instagram feed for occasional specials.
Yume Ga Arukara
Not to be confused with the nearby ramen dream shop Yume Wo Katare, Yume Ga Arukara is an udon-focused shop that actually allows to-go orders. (The two businesses once shared a founder, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, but have since split off into separate entities.) The order choices are limited — cold, spicy cold, hot, or spicy hot — but any way you get them, the bouncy udon noodles are among Boston’s best dishes. Just don’t wait too long to dig in.
Johnny Pomodoro is a pandemic-born takeout and delivery spot specializing in crispy, thick Detroit-style pizzas. Everything on the menu has been engineered to hold up well in transit, from the aforementioned pizzas to the meatballs, mozzarella sticks, and chicken cutlet fingers for the kiddos.
As the name of the restaurant suggests, dumplings are the order here. Get them whichever way you like ‘em: fried, steamed, souped-up, and stuffed with meat, veggies, or seafood.
A&B Kitchen and Bar
Need a spread to feed a crowd on game day? West End pub A&B Kitchen and Bar has a tailgate platter that includes sliders, wings, and take-and-bake nachos available for takeout. The spread is $45 for 8 to 10 people and $90 for 15 to 20 people. Contact email@example.com to place an order.
Chef Tiffani Faison’s disco-ready throwback of a pizzeria is well worth visiting in person, but the restaurant also runs an on-point takeout and delivery operation. The crispy-edged, rectangular pizzas come well-packaged in sturdy boxes that are built to travel. Takeout is available from Tenderoni’s stall at the High Street Place food hall downtown, while takeout and delivery are available from the larger restaurant in Fenway.
Greco is a fast-casual shop serving Greek street food from the same minds behind upscale Greek wine bar Krasi. Gyros, salads, and souvlaki (grilled pork or chicken skewers) are all on offer here, and don’t miss the fries tossed with feta and oregano. Aside from Back Bay, the group also has Greco locations in Downtown Boston, the Seaport, and the Hub Hall food hall near TD Garden.
A Fenway newcomer, Wow Tikka is an Indian bowl food spot aiming to be the next Chipotle, as the founders told the Boston Globe. That translates to build-your-own rice bowls with paneer, lamb kofta, and more, plus wraps, salads, and slider-sized, spicy vada pav sandwiches.
Bab Korean Bistro
At Bab, dive into a menu rich with Korean soups, dumplings, and noodle dishes galore. You’ll be spoiled for choice here, but the various forms of soondubu jjigae, a spicy, soft tofu soup, japchae, a glass noodle stir fry, and the chewy, comforting tteokbokki are good jumping-off points. The restaurant maintains two locations in Brookline and Malden.
Eastern Mediterranean spot Anoush’ella in the South End is a reliable choice for takeout or delivery orders of chicken za’atar and falafel wraps, grain bowls with couscous, lentils, and rice, and a must-try savory or sweet labne bar.
Chilacates is slowly taking over Boston, and that’s great news. The burrito with pork in chile verde is a required order, as are the three-to-an-order birria tacos and tortas overflowing with guacamole, refried beans, melty cheese, and a choice of meat or veggies. The local chain currently includes six locations, check them all out here.
Ugi’s is a sub sandwich lover’s dream. The tiny takeout shop in Roxbury has breakfast subs, lunch subs, hot subs, cold subs — if you’re in the mood for a sub, this is the place to put in an order. (Okay, there’s pizza and burgers too, but really, you’re here for the subs.)
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Tacos, burritos, tostadas, fajitas, flautas: Dora has it all. This taqueria mainstay in Dorchester is the place to fill up whether you’re looking for a feast for one or ten people. There’s also a second location in Woburn.
Looking for a to-go soup tonight? Find ramen, pho, and Thai noodle soups at Soup Shack, which has locations in Jamaica Plain, Brookline, and Cambridge. Each order is well-packaged for delivery: The noodles, broth, and add-ins all arrive in separate containers.
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