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Where to Order Great Takeout and Delivery Food in Austin

These are your best bets for ordering pickup and delivery meals in the city, from Chinese food to pizza

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It’s always comforting to pick up favorite meals from local restaurants, especially during the early days of the pandemic. And sometimes, nothing is better than eating restaurant food in the comforts of your own home.

But while most meals can be made for takeout, it doesn’t mean they all should be. It’s a fact that some food just travels better, from pizza to noodles, soups, and more. These Austin restaurants are serving up some of the most delicious to-go and delivery dishes in town, like the iconic Home Slice Pizza, Stiles Switch Barbecue, and even sushi from Lucky Robot.

Just a reminder that, while delivery apps are very convenient, restaurants keep more of the profit when you order directly through them.

With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Usta Kababgy

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Both locations of the halal Mediterranean restaurant — this in North Lamar and the other in Round Rock — offer wonderful meats like kebabs and shawarma, as well as flatbreads, wraps, and even halal tacos. Place takeout and delivery orders online.

Chinatown

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Chinatown is a Chinese restaurant standby, and both the north and Westlake locations offer an abundance of classic dishes available, such as soups, Sichuan duck, and dumplings. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Stiles Switch BBQ

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Since smoked meats are cooked for hours on end, the food can truly hold up during the transport home. Head to Brentwood or Cedar Park locations of the barbecue restaurant for St. Louis ribs, spicy sausage, smoked brisket, and loads of sides. Sandwiches and sweets are also available. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are DoorDash and Uber Eats deliveries available too.

Taco Flats

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All five locations of the taco mini-chain — this one in Allandale, Clarksville, East Austin within the La Holly Bar, Lakeway, and Riata — get super busy because, yes, the tacos are good. That just means you need to place those orders early. Likewise, to-go margaritas are always a good idea. Takeout orders can be placed online or over the phone for each location; and then there are Grubhub deliveries from this location and the Clarksville one.

Artipasta [Linc]

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Both locations of this Italian spot — the Linc restaurant and the South Austin food truck — specialize in takeout pastas that are actually good. Think meaty tagliatelle, spaghetti alla carbonara, and gnocchi. Takeout orders can be made over the phone for each location; and there are Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub deliveries.

Titaya's Thai Cuisine

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Find classic Thai fare — curries, noodles, soups, and more — from the North Loop restaurant staple. Place pickup orders online.

Otherside Deli

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Don’t skip the pastrami at the Heritage deli when you’re looking for classic sandwiches to eat at home or at work. Takeout orders can be placed online.

FoodHeads

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This campus offers a plethora of delicious sandwiches to go for lunch, including the BTLA (bacon-tomato-lettuce-avocado), chicken Caesar, and roast beef paired with brie. Or build your own meat or vegetable ones. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Tso Chinese

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The restaurant’s whole deal is free in-house deliveries with zero-tipping policies. So order Chinese dishes like char siu barbecue pork fried rice, General Tso’s chicken, Beijing beef, and more from one of the multiple addresses, including this one in Cherrywood and others on South Congress and in the Arboretum and Round Rock. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Bummer Burrito

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Burritos are one of those ideal takeout/delivery foods, and some of the best iterations are found at this relocated truck, now parked at MLK spot Batch. Find burritos stuffed with beans, Fritos, eggs, meats, and much more. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Love Supreme Pizza Bar

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Head to the Blackland neighborhood for salads, hot wings, and, of course, pizza. Don’t skip the eponymous pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage, Pomodoro sauce, red onion, green olives, kale, watermelon radish, and mozzarella. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are Uber Eats and DoorDash orders available too.

Fresa's

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The original drive-thru location of the roast chicken restaurant in western downtown is the optimal pick-up spot. Choose between a half or a whole chicken – or tacos, bowls, or salad – but don’t skip the seasonal ice creams. Place pickup orders in person or online for any of its locations (the others on South First and in Westlake).

Old Thousand

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For slightly irreverent but solid Chinese American fare, head to this Central East Austin restaurant for brisket fried rice, mapo fried tofu, and kung pao Brussels sprouts. Save room for the five-spiced doughnut holes, which are still tasty even hours later. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

East Side Pies

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With three locations, it’s not just the East Side that can enjoy these inventive thin-sliced pies from the Austin mini-chain, with this one in Central East Austin and others in Allandale and Anderson Arbor. There are so many customization options, available from sizes to base sauces (red sauce to black bean), cheeses (including a vegan one) meats, and vegetables. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

ThunderCloud Subs

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It’s an Austin classic for a reason. Pick up a sub from any of the Austin chain’s dozens of locations, like the actually good California Club. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Lucky Robot

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The Travis Heights Japanese restaurant is the place to order from for all things sushi. There are larger boxes with sushi, nigiri, and/or chirashi (think omakase but delivered), as well as a la carte rolls and pieces. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Home Slice Pizza

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With both a North Loop and Travis Heights location, it’s easier than ever to order New York-style pizza, meaty sandwiches, calzones, or even cheesecake and cannolis for pickups. Takeout orders can be placed online.

1618 Asian Fusion

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The Riverside pan-Asian restaurant’s menu is robust, full of roast ducks, noodle soups, and even dim sum. Takeout and in-house delivery orders can be placed online; there are Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Chow Now deliveries available.

Soup Peddler Real Food & Juice Bar

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For when you’re sick or just want something really easy at home, order soups, sandwiches, and juices from the go-to neighborhood cafe with multiple locations around Austin. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Lucy's Fried Chicken

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Fact: Fried chicken is delicious at any temperature, and fried chicken is what this Bouldin Creek does best. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are Favor deliveries available.

Dong Nai

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This South Austin strip mall Vietnamese restaurant is often busy fulfilling to-go orders of bao, pho, buns, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Dee Dee

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The wonderful South Lamar Thai truck parked at Radio Coffee is all about preorders, which makes it that much easier to take home its wonderful dishes, from the top-notch laab moo to the comforting om gai. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Pho Thaison

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Some of the city’s best takeout pho is available at all locations of this Vietnamese restaurant — this location in Southpark Meadows, and the others on Guadalupe and William Cannon. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Jaipur Palace

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A fantastic place for takeout South Asian food is this Southpark Meadows Indian restaurant, offering Northern Indian fare from stuffed kulchas to curries. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Usta Kababgy

Both locations of the halal Mediterranean restaurant — this in North Lamar and the other in Round Rock — offer wonderful meats like kebabs and shawarma, as well as flatbreads, wraps, and even halal tacos. Place takeout and delivery orders online.

Chinatown

Chinatown is a Chinese restaurant standby, and both the north and Westlake locations offer an abundance of classic dishes available, such as soups, Sichuan duck, and dumplings. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Stiles Switch BBQ

Since smoked meats are cooked for hours on end, the food can truly hold up during the transport home. Head to Brentwood or Cedar Park locations of the barbecue restaurant for St. Louis ribs, spicy sausage, smoked brisket, and loads of sides. Sandwiches and sweets are also available. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are DoorDash and Uber Eats deliveries available too.

Taco Flats

All five locations of the taco mini-chain — this one in Allandale, Clarksville, East Austin within the La Holly Bar, Lakeway, and Riata — get super busy because, yes, the tacos are good. That just means you need to place those orders early. Likewise, to-go margaritas are always a good idea. Takeout orders can be placed online or over the phone for each location; and then there are Grubhub deliveries from this location and the Clarksville one.

Artipasta [Linc]

Both locations of this Italian spot — the Linc restaurant and the South Austin food truck — specialize in takeout pastas that are actually good. Think meaty tagliatelle, spaghetti alla carbonara, and gnocchi. Takeout orders can be made over the phone for each location; and there are Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub deliveries.

Titaya's Thai Cuisine

Find classic Thai fare — curries, noodles, soups, and more — from the North Loop restaurant staple. Place pickup orders online.

Otherside Deli

Don’t skip the pastrami at the Heritage deli when you’re looking for classic sandwiches to eat at home or at work. Takeout orders can be placed online.

FoodHeads

This campus offers a plethora of delicious sandwiches to go for lunch, including the BTLA (bacon-tomato-lettuce-avocado), chicken Caesar, and roast beef paired with brie. Or build your own meat or vegetable ones. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Tso Chinese

The restaurant’s whole deal is free in-house deliveries with zero-tipping policies. So order Chinese dishes like char siu barbecue pork fried rice, General Tso’s chicken, Beijing beef, and more from one of the multiple addresses, including this one in Cherrywood and others on South Congress and in the Arboretum and Round Rock. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Bummer Burrito

Burritos are one of those ideal takeout/delivery foods, and some of the best iterations are found at this relocated truck, now parked at MLK spot Batch. Find burritos stuffed with beans, Fritos, eggs, meats, and much more. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Love Supreme Pizza Bar

Head to the Blackland neighborhood for salads, hot wings, and, of course, pizza. Don’t skip the eponymous pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage, Pomodoro sauce, red onion, green olives, kale, watermelon radish, and mozzarella. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are Uber Eats and DoorDash orders available too.

Fresa's

The original drive-thru location of the roast chicken restaurant in western downtown is the optimal pick-up spot. Choose between a half or a whole chicken – or tacos, bowls, or salad – but don’t skip the seasonal ice creams. Place pickup orders in person or online for any of its locations (the others on South First and in Westlake).

Old Thousand

For slightly irreverent but solid Chinese American fare, head to this Central East Austin restaurant for brisket fried rice, mapo fried tofu, and kung pao Brussels sprouts. Save room for the five-spiced doughnut holes, which are still tasty even hours later. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

East Side Pies

With three locations, it’s not just the East Side that can enjoy these inventive thin-sliced pies from the Austin mini-chain, with this one in Central East Austin and others in Allandale and Anderson Arbor. There are so many customization options, available from sizes to base sauces (red sauce to black bean), cheeses (including a vegan one) meats, and vegetables. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

ThunderCloud Subs

It’s an Austin classic for a reason. Pick up a sub from any of the Austin chain’s dozens of locations, like the actually good California Club. Takeout orders can be placed online.

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Lucky Robot

The Travis Heights Japanese restaurant is the place to order from for all things sushi. There are larger boxes with sushi, nigiri, and/or chirashi (think omakase but delivered), as well as a la carte rolls and pieces. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Home Slice Pizza

With both a North Loop and Travis Heights location, it’s easier than ever to order New York-style pizza, meaty sandwiches, calzones, or even cheesecake and cannolis for pickups. Takeout orders can be placed online.

1618 Asian Fusion

The Riverside pan-Asian restaurant’s menu is robust, full of roast ducks, noodle soups, and even dim sum. Takeout and in-house delivery orders can be placed online; there are Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Chow Now deliveries available.

Soup Peddler Real Food & Juice Bar

For when you’re sick or just want something really easy at home, order soups, sandwiches, and juices from the go-to neighborhood cafe with multiple locations around Austin. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Lucy's Fried Chicken

Fact: Fried chicken is delicious at any temperature, and fried chicken is what this Bouldin Creek does best. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are Favor deliveries available.

Dong Nai

This South Austin strip mall Vietnamese restaurant is often busy fulfilling to-go orders of bao, pho, buns, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Dee Dee

The wonderful South Lamar Thai truck parked at Radio Coffee is all about preorders, which makes it that much easier to take home its wonderful dishes, from the top-notch laab moo to the comforting om gai. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Pho Thaison

Some of the city’s best takeout pho is available at all locations of this Vietnamese restaurant — this location in Southpark Meadows, and the others on Guadalupe and William Cannon. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Jaipur Palace

A fantastic place for takeout South Asian food is this Southpark Meadows Indian restaurant, offering Northern Indian fare from stuffed kulchas to curries. Takeout orders can be placed online.

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