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Apr 24, 2011 03:46 PM

Best Take-Away?

my bf's birthday is coming up, and he seems to prefer eating at home vs a restaurant. i could cook him something, but was wondering if there were any suggestions for take away. we're in the univ city/la jolla area, but i don't mind a little drive for something good. suggestions?

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  1. Punjabi Tandoor

    Punjabi Tandoor
    9235 Activity Rd, San Diego, CA

    1. Ba Ren, or if you like pizza, Fat Tony's next door. Diane and Clairemont Mesa blvd. One stop shopping. Have a pint of Big Eye IPA at Fat Tony's while you wait.

      Fat Tony's
      4973 Diane Ave, San Diego, CA 92117

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      1. re: Uncle Lefty

        I personally wouldn't do takeout from Ba Ren since a lot of their best dishes are deep fried and won't travel well (will be all soggy by the time you get home).

        1. re: Uncle Lefty

          thanks - we LOVE the skinny tomato garlic pizza with fresh mozz at fat tony's. the 2 of us generally aren't big eaters but that we could polish off ourselves

        2. All good suggestions, but it you're looking for upscale I'd head straight to Waters.

          Waters Fine Catering & Foods
          1115 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

          Waters Fine Foods To Go
          125 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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          1. re: Fake Name

            Have you checked out Bristol Farms near Costa Verde mall? They've got lots of ready to heat and serve, upscale goodies.

            1. re: Ms. Verde

              If you're going to go the upscale grocery take out route, Whole Foods is much better than Bristol Farms. Bristol Farms' food is average, at best.

              1. re: daantaat

                The food at both places is kind of hit or miss. Personally I like Bristol Farms better (in particular their soups). Whole Foods is a little too focused on the organic and healthy aspects for me.

                1. re: daantaat

                  Put me down as a vote for Bristol Farms take out being better.