By Grace Gilson

Don’t feel like making dinner tonight? Here are some of my favorite places to order takeout!


Brassica offers a wide selection of Middle-Eastern cuisine. If you like falafel or hummus, this is the place for you! It is a little bit spicy (to me, at least) and always hits the spot!


  • Sandwich or Salad with…
  • Hummus or Baba 
  • Falafel, Chicken, Glazed Bacon, or Brisket
  • and all of their veggie toppings!

My order: I recommend a salad with Baba, falafel, chicken, and ALL of their veggie toppings!


Boaz also offers amazing Middle-Eastern food! Boaz is an awesome place for takeout dinner!

Menu: Boaz has too many different types of food to list! I recommend a bowl to get a little bit of everything, but look around their menu to find what you want! 

My order: Bowl with Greens, Falafel, Baba, Purple Cabbage, Fresh Bean Mix, Pickled Turnips, Pickled cucumbers, Tomatoes, Shredded Carrots, and Radishes

Peppermint Thai Cuisine

Peppermint Thai Cuisine is an amazing thai restaurant. They offer so many options from grilled seafood, to creamy pad thai, fresh summer rolls, and everything in between! Peppermint has very generous portion sizes, and I ALWAYS end up having it for lunch/dinner the next day too!

Menu: When ordering at Peppermint, there are a plethora of options. They have so many appetizers, soups, salads, grilled protein options, curries, and of course they have some signature dishes. They offer items with chicken, beef, shrimp, salmon, and tofu for protein options

My order: It changes every single time! I am always trying something new at Peppermint! I DEFINITELY recommend getting summer roles for an appetizer, everyone in my family loves them, and the peanut sauce at Peppermint is amazing! I also recommend the Tom Yum Goong soup, it is a broth based soup that is a perfect complement to any entrée! For an entrée, I LOVE their pad thai, it is absolutely amazing, but their curry is also excellent! In general, just try a few things that sound good, and enjoy!


Choolah is a restaurant that serves a wide variety of Indian Food. If you are in the mood for tandoori chicken, or Tikka Masala this is the perfect place for you!

Menu: Choolah offers an assortment of bowls, wraps, and other add on options like their Indian Street food and sides. For bowls, there is the option for their basic bowl(protein, rice, masala), a pro bowl (designed for keto/low-carb dieters, everything in the basic bowl without the rice), a perfect balance bowl (protein, masala, and ½ portion rice), and their salad bowl (salad mix, choice of protein, pita chips). Their protein options include chicken, lamb, salmon, paneer, veggie croquettes, and tofu, and their masala/daal (sauce) selection includes Tikka Masala, Chickpea Masala, Black lentil Daal, and Yellow lentil daal. If you want a side with your bowl, Choolah also offers wraps, samosas, and Pav Bhaji!

My order: I really like the salad with chicken, but next time I go, I want to try some of their masalas/daals!

Poke Fresh

Poke Fresh is a restaurant that offers build-your-own poke bowls. A Poke bowl is a hawiian food that normally consists of chopped fresh protein with vegetables and rice. 

Menu: Poke Fresh is laid out like a Chipotle. The first decision you make is white rice, brown rice, or greens. Next you choose your protein, there is tuna, salmon, spicy tuna, spicy salmon, shrimp, tofu, or crabstick. Afterward, you get to add as many of the rest of their toppings as you want! There is Edamame, Seaweed Salad (+$1.49), Green Onions, Cucumber, Carrots, Pickled Ginger, Masago (+$1.49), Avocado (+$1.49), Fire Roasted Sweet Corn, Cilantro, Furikake, Jalapeño, Pineapple, Sweet Onion. Add a sauce, and you are done!

My order: I always get a bowl with greens and rice with salmon, edamame, seaweed salad, green onions, cucumber, carrots, pickled ginger, and cilantro! It is soooo good!


Bibibop offers amazing Korean food! They have a wide selection of grains, vegetables, proteins, and other awesome options. Don’t forget to ask for miso soup… it’s free!

Menu: Bibibop is also laid out like Chipotle. First decide on sweet potato noodles(THE BEST CHOICE), white rice, or purple rice. Then choose between chicken, spicy chicken, tofu, or steak. Then its time to load your bowl up with all of their fun toppings! Black beans, bean sprouts, potatoes, red cabbage, carrots, kale, moochae, kimchi, cucumbers, corn, egg, and cheese all make excellent toppings, so pick what you want! Finally, choose a sauce to top it all off and you have yourself a Bibibop bowl!

My order: Sweet potato noodles + greens with chicken, beans, bean sprouts, red cabbage carrots, cucumber, and kimchi! So good!

Café Avalaun

Café Avalaun is an all gluten-free (but you would never know it) café! They have a bakery as well as many delicious crêpes, breakfast, lunch, and dinner options!

Menu: assorted bakery items, assorted crêpes, assorted sandwiches, salads

My order:

  • If you are in the mood for something savory: vegan panini or BBQ sandwich
  • If you are in the mood for something breakfast: Croque Madame with maple syrup
  • If you are in the mood for something sweet: Lemon Bar crêpe
  • And if you order fries, make sure to ask for their basil aioli!