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Visitor needs good takeout options mid-Pen

guspup Mar 23, 2009 07:01 PM

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.

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    ceekskat Mar 23, 2009 10:10 PM

    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).


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    1. re: ceekskat
      Hoss Mar 24, 2009 12:39 PM

      Janta is excellent Indian, and close to Stanford.

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      ML8000 Mar 23, 2009 08:36 PM

      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.

      Pancho Villa
      365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

      La Cumbre
      28 N B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

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      1. re: ML8000
        guspup Mar 23, 2009 09:03 PM

        Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. Much appreciated!

      2. Windy Mar 23, 2009 07:54 PM

        Annapoorna's wonderful but dosas might be better to eat there than drive north with.

        Call Back A Yard in Menlo Park and see if they have anything vegetarian. It's wonderful Caribbean food.

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          alina555 Mar 23, 2009 07:19 PM

          For Indian, I would go for either Tabla in Foster City or Annapoorna (vegetarian) in San Mateo.

          New Tabla
          1088 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404

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          1. re: alina555
            guspup Mar 23, 2009 07:22 PM

            Thanks. Sounds good. I'll probably try the one in Foster City--right on my route.

            1. re: alina555
              alina555 Mar 23, 2009 08:41 PM

              Sorry...I accidentally put the Sunnyvale link instead of San Mateo.

              2299 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

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