Visitor needs good takeout options mid-Pen
I'm a New Yorker working at Stanford for the week and staying near SFO. I need to find some decent takeout in between the two--something not so far from the highway (I have a car and a GPS, so that's good). I'm so pooped at the end of the day that I don't feel like going up to San Francisco, where I know the restaurants a bit better, or driving to someone's favorite hole in the wall in Sunnyvale. I should also mention that I'm a vegetarian (although I tend to avoid vegetarian restaurants) and so would love to find a decent Indian or Thai place.
Many thanks for whatever advice you might have.
Unfortunately, there really isn't anything "right off" 101; however, you have several options in downtown Palo Alto that would work for take out. For North Indian, there is Darbar, Janta and Hyderabad House with HH being a counter service type place. Then there is Kan Zeman, a Mid Eastern restaurant you might enjoy. Haven't been to Thai in a long time but back in the day, we used to frequent Bangkok Cuisine. Last but not least, there's Loving Hut, a vegan Asian restaurant (haven't been).
The veggie factor reduces a good deal of the fun. That said, you can get a good veggie burrito in downtown San Mateo at Pancho Villa and La Cumbre. Pretty quick off the 101, a couple of exits before SFO. Might also consider quesidillas as an option.
365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
28 N B St, San Mateo, CA 94401