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Mar 14, 2008 11:05 AM

Help! I need take out in Pasadena

for medical reasons I am on bed rest for the weekend. I can't even go down to my kitchen to cook food so i'm relying on my husband for food. his talent in the kitchen is opening up to go containers.

i had take out from Avanti pizza last night and the only thing that we edible was the pizza. the rest of the food was terrible! i'm thinking salad. are the salads at Green Street Restaurant decent? i've only had breakfasts there. any decent chinese? any suggestions? thanks!

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  1. I love the food at Good Times Pita Kitchen. Here is a link to their menu

    The Salad topped with chicken kabob is great as is there Greek Salad, and the rest of the menu

    4 Replies
    1. re: LisaN

      I agree. I like their Gyros. Salads and sandwiches at Green are good. If you want Thai, there is PresidenTwo which is very good - love their Pad Thai, Thom Yum Soup, Three Delights Fish Filet, Basil leaf chicken. You can always do Go China for Chinese. Their Kung Pao is really good. I also like their Hot & Sour soup. Pizza I order from Carmine's in South Pas. They will deliver to certain areas in Pasadena.
      Avanti was nasty when I went. Cannot see why they would be voted best pizza in Pas for so many years.. bleech.
      Hope you get back on your feet and feel better soon!!

      1. re: WildSwede

        WildSwede, I love to read your opinions -- they always make me smile! I truly don't understand the Avanti love in this town, I heartily agree the pizza and other food always looks tired and old, and I've been coerced into going there for the last time. Yuck.

        President Thai and PresidenTwo both do great take-out, depending on what side of town you are on, one might be more convenient.
        I like takeout from Burrito Express -- their burritos are especially stable.
        I also get little tacos from Tacos La Estrella -- there are several locations but my favourite is the one on Altadena Dr and Foothill.
        The salads from Green Street travel well, because they leave the dressing on the side.
        Lots of take-home to heat meals available at Bristol Farms and Julienne's.
        The only place I actually get *delivery* from is FuShing. It's not my favourite Chinese in the SGV by far, but when it is delivered to my house it seems like a little miracle. Super-efficient staff and they have never messed up an order and the delivery people are always so nice and always get my order to me faster than they promise.

        1. re: khh1138

          khh1138, I agree! i too always love to hear WildSwede's opinions. i'm with you guys on avanti. the pizza is ok. everything else was literally like garbage. the chicken on the salad was sour and gristly. the tomatoes on the pasta pomodoro was rotten. i think they gave us the garbage to take out not the food to take out. we ended up with crocodile cafe and some fushing which we ate until today.

          1. re: trolley

            Thank you guys! I just try to be honest. Wait til you see the review that I am going to do of Saari's Nigerian. I am going to wait til Abby posts about it with her pics and then let the comments begin!! ;-)

      1. For Chinese, I really like Fu-Shing. They even deliver, although I often just swing by to pick it up.

        Salads from Green Street are good.

        You could also send hubby over to Porta Via where he can pick up a fine array of Italian goodies.

        Fu-Shing Chinese Restaurant
        2960 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

        Porta Via Italian Foods
        1 W California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

        1. I really like the Dianne Salad (I think that's the name) from Green Street Restaurant. It's a chinese chicken salad and it comes with a delicious slice of zuchinni bread. I've always had the takeout version and I have never been disappointed.

          1. Ugh - sorry about the bed rest - that bites, but it's good that you have a husband to send for food :)

            Here's our regular "take-out" choices:
            - Milano's Deli, for pita wraps, excellent falafel, good standard sandwiches:

            - Fu Shing for decent Chinese:

            - Fredo's Philly's for the sandwiches (also offering some interesting new salads, sometimes):

            - Daisy Mint for excellent Thai interpretations

            - Big Mama's Rib Shack for decent soul food:

            - Europane for good sandwiches and pastries

            - I don't know if Central Park Cafe will do take out, but it's worth a call (can't find an on-line menu for them, sorry).

            - Nikki C's in east Pasadena for decent Italian /steak options:

            Hope you soon recover!