A week of take-out
My husband is traveling for the week, which means I have a blank slate for take-out. I'm willing to drive from Waltham for take-out that can stand up to travel time. I like just about anything, but will also be dining with my adult sons; one, an adventurous vegetarian and the other, a savvy hound who hates ginger but loves all things Asian.
Next Saturday will be a Chinatown visit in the afternoon, and my first Santarpio's slice at night on my way to the airport.
I certainly have some favorites from the past (Shangri-la, Dok Bua, Qing Dao, Basta Pasta) and countless threads to go back to, but in particular looking for food that will hold up. We're open to all cuisines, and looking to stay mainly in the cheap-eats range.
If you had seven days of take-out, where would you go?
No slices at Santarpios, the pizzas are not very big though (one size). My favorite is the garlic pizza with an order of sausage. if you are getting take out be sure to go to the door on the side of the building, not the main entrance. All take out is picked up in the kitchen and obviously is cash only. btw, no barbeque for takeout, just pizza.
Rod Dee (Thai curries)
Many, many Indian places. Too hard without a location.
Breads, dips, salads, olives, etc. from Arax/Sevan/Massis are equivalent to take out, cheaper, and delicious.
In the Super 88 Market in Allston, tons to choose from: I especially like the Indian, Vietnamese, Thai, and dim sum places. All very cheap.
Pizzeria Regina North End + pastries from Napoli/Modern/Mike's/Maria's
Irie for Jamaican in Dorchester
Could go on and on. Also try the site foodler.com, because many good places deliver through Nightowl for a $5 + tip charge, which might be easier than driving around.
I regularly trek to Oishii in Chestnut Hill for sushi take-out. It travels well and it's sooo good. I love everything on the menu but I've been really loving the spicy tuna handroll lately.
If I lived in Waltham I would definitely include Russo's on my list. The salad bar is a goldmine of cooked sides and of course salad ingredients. It's on a par with Whole Foods at half the price - $3.99 @ lb. We really like the made to order sandwiches and usually take home a serving of lasagna bolognese or a stuffed (meat) pepper.
I second Pizzeria Regina and Mike's (for loster tail pasties). You could put the pizza in the oven for a couple of minutes when you get home.
I'm sure you know about Dominic's since you live in Waltham.