Best takeout in Portland?
My wife and I recently moved to the Portland area, and we've hit quite a few of the board favorites (fore st, street & co, walter's, backbay grill, and I'm lucky enough to say my wife is actually a server at 555) so we've been very impressed with the food we've found in Portland thus far. That said, there are certainly occassions when upscale sit-down restaurants just don't fit the bill for a specific meal ($$$, time, etc).
As I do a lot of my work from home (in Buxton), my wife often offers to bring me some food from portland, but I feel like I don't really know the best spots for takeout. While I enjoy upscale cuisine, I'm also a big fan of so-called "pedestrian" food. I've relied heavily on the wonderful wings that Bingas Wingas has, but there's gotta be other options outside of buffalo wings.
What are some of your fallbacks when you're looking for something quick (cheap doesn't hurt either) ideally available to-go? Being open late is a plus!
So I'll start it off with my recommendation: Bingas Wingas tenders in their diesel sauce (damn hot, but still has great flavor)
hmmm....I did search for that and didn't find anything. Happen to have a link?
Edit: I just did another search, this time omitting the space between "take" and "out" and I think I found the thread you were referring to (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/527901)
That said, it seems the thread got a bit sidetracked by buffalo wings n things, and since the only good option I know of thusfar also specializes in the wings....It'd be nice to get a bit more diversity in the recommendations.
Duckfat was recommended in that thread, and while I haven't yet had the opportunity to eat there, my wife said it's fantastic.
I just placed an order from Haggarty's (British-Indian place on Forest Ave) and I'll post my feedback after I eat!
Some places off the peninsula: Susan's Fish & Chips - a reputed great lobster roll -on outer Forest; Haggerty's - Brit/Indian - also on outer Forest and Siano's - pizza/Italian - on Stevens.
Haggarty's never disapoints, so far. Nearby - on same side (green awning) - is a Thai place that we hit for their jumbo appetizer sampler for $20. Plenty for two and delicious. For in-depth exploring beyond CH, take a look at portlandfoodmap.com and mainetakeout.com
We love Federal Spice on Federal Street. Delicious healthy wraps and quesadillas with such ingredients and coconut curry chicken, asian slaw and pumpkin rice. Very reasonable prices, and yummy sweet potato fries.