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Westside - Good take-out?

We're bringing food to a friend's home - nobody has the energy to cook.

Any thoughts as to what is good / holds up well?

Please don't say Whole Foods - I'm not a fan of their prepared food....

Thanks so much.

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  1. thai boom on venice blvd near midvale
    the good pizza on emerson near 80th in westchester

    1. Clementine, and they do curb side pick up so you never even have to leave the a/c seat of your car (how much more LA can you get!).

      ADD:And if you happen to be doing this on a Friday check out their summer BBQ special menu here: http://www.clementineonline.com/texts...

      1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Thanks. I think they close at 3, though?

          1. re: ipsedixit

            I forgot to add that it's for dinner in the OP.

          2. Mao's in Venice is always a crowd favorite.

            1. Shamshiri food is good take out and well packed; kebabs are fresh, salad is crisp and rice is endless. I agree about WF and add Ralphs to that one - not good at all in the prepared food department.

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              1. re: ZoeZ

                concur with both tofulicious24 about mao's kitchen and with ZoeZ about shamshiri.
                both recommendations are winners.

              2. Suzanne Goin's new place, Tavern in Brentwood has very good take out. Rosti in SM and BH have very good ready-to-go entrees, particularly their roasted chicken.

                1. Chan Dara West L.A. ... scrumptious Thai. You might even be able to order online.


                  Chan Dara Pico Restaurant
                  11940 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                  1. re: Cinnamon

                    I'll add Port Royal Cafe. Great Jamaican food.

                  2. for take-out, there are incredible options

                    Il Moro - get the bar menu food and it' won't be too expensive
                    other places for take-out:
                    La Botega - italian on santa monica
                    Monte Alban - oaxacan/mexican

                    Even Nook does take out

                    Chan Dara is ok.

                    Shamshiri -- persian is great and enjoy the takout. I like Javan also.

                    1. The BEST take-out Jamaican food is on La Brea Ave in Inglewood, Hungry Joe's. FORGET the rest, this is the BEST! Want Ital food, REQUEST what you want on the plate, they fix it. Curry goat, Cow foot is my favorite and when I can't decide between the two dishes, they fix 1/2 of each.

                      1. Hungry Joe's on LaBrea Ave in Inglewood. The Best in spicy, the best in ITAL food, and they put what You want on the dish, just ask. Jamaican food like in Jamaica, not something just for tourists..

                        1. 2 recs for takeout on the Westside come to mind:

                          Ono Hawaiian BBQ, on the corner of Santa Monica & Bundy - Decent takeout Hawaiian. They offer a family feast, which is quite good.

                          Versailles (Cuban) - Two locations on the westside: (1) La Cienega & Pico and (2) on Venice. I think the food at the La Cienega & Pico location is better.

                          Get their arroz con pollo & batidos...