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Best Take-Away?

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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

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    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.

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      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.

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          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.