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Where to Find the Best Takeout in Dallas

Where to eat the city’s best brunch spread, taco specials, fried chicken, and more — on the go

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It is a fact universally acknowledged that all food does not lend itself to being great takeout. But these Dallas restaurants serve up some of the best takeout in the area.

From burgers (and not burgers) to barbecue to pizza (Indian and Italian), these are the spots to get your favorite food to go. And you don’t have to eat it in the car, stop at a park now and then, would ya?

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Mike's Chicken

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Not all take out fried chicken is the same. That greasy bucket that’s so good in the restaurant doesn’t always hold up when you get it home (especially in a heavy traffic day) and it sure as heck isn’t good the second day. Mike’s has none of those issues. Still crispy on day two, babes.

One90 Smoked Meats

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This Lake Highlands spot specializes in to-go and catering. If you need a lot of smoked meat, this is the spot — but it also does a good job at enough to feed the family tonight. Eating for one? Don’t miss the brisket sandwich. Feeding a crew? Pulled port and baby back ribs by the pound are available.

Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House

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Burgers are notoriously difficult to do well as takeout and that’s why diners should think about getting the secret star on the takeout menu at Goodfriend: its Frito Pie. The staff packages it up with the chili, cheese, and Fritos on separate containers so you can mix and match on your own at home — and not end up with soggy chips. The fries also hold up great for the ride home, which is practically a miracle for anyone but McDonald’s.

Curry Up Now

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Hungry for delicious samosas, tikka masala, or daal lentils? Curry Up Now does it all, and even puts it in a burrito, because why not. Don’t miss the Naughty Naan, this spot’s take on an Indian pizza.

Haystack Burgers and Barley

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Again, burgers are tough to do well as takeout and so we direct attention to yet another lowkey great takeout item from this spot: the hot dogs. They’re massive and come smothered in chili as an option. There are also loads of sandwiches and salads on the menu that travel great.

Sadelle's Highland Park

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For diners who don’t have the time to stop and stay awahile, Sadelle’s has a whole takeaway counter with its greatest hits. Get a platter of bagels (or a solo bagel for one) along with spreads and salads galore.

Zalat Pizza Fitzhugh Dallas

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Much like fried chicken, all carryout and delivery order pizzas are not the same. That great Neapolitan-style pie that’s great at the table will get soggy in the middle. Zalat has perfected the art of great takeout pizza, right down to including instructions on how to best reheat it.

Velvet Taco

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Like most tacos, these won’t last long in optimal condition after you order so don’t get an extra set to eat later. But, it does offer the most interesting variety in DFW for your money and with all the new locations its planning to open around the area this year, it’s gonna be easy to find one.

Loro is already set up for an easy walk up, order, and takeaway to your table scenario. That makes it a natural spot for easy takeout. And treat yourself to a bag of the candied kettle corn with burnt ends — it holds up well for days.

INVASION

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Just like burgers, chicken sandwiches can be tricky for great takeaway. The secret is ordering one with the least amount of juicy stuff on it, so the bun holds its integrity. The Cardi B, with piclked red cabbage slaw and just the right amount of spicy mayo, is the move.

Taco Y Vino

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Did you know this Bishop Arts spot offers takeout if you call? Get it’s famous six tacos and a bottle of wine deal for $40 and eat it anywhere.

Mike's Chicken

Not all take out fried chicken is the same. That greasy bucket that’s so good in the restaurant doesn’t always hold up when you get it home (especially in a heavy traffic day) and it sure as heck isn’t good the second day. Mike’s has none of those issues. Still crispy on day two, babes.

One90 Smoked Meats

This Lake Highlands spot specializes in to-go and catering. If you need a lot of smoked meat, this is the spot — but it also does a good job at enough to feed the family tonight. Eating for one? Don’t miss the brisket sandwich. Feeding a crew? Pulled port and baby back ribs by the pound are available.

Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House

Burgers are notoriously difficult to do well as takeout and that’s why diners should think about getting the secret star on the takeout menu at Goodfriend: its Frito Pie. The staff packages it up with the chili, cheese, and Fritos on separate containers so you can mix and match on your own at home — and not end up with soggy chips. The fries also hold up great for the ride home, which is practically a miracle for anyone but McDonald’s.

Curry Up Now

Hungry for delicious samosas, tikka masala, or daal lentils? Curry Up Now does it all, and even puts it in a burrito, because why not. Don’t miss the Naughty Naan, this spot’s take on an Indian pizza.

Haystack Burgers and Barley

Again, burgers are tough to do well as takeout and so we direct attention to yet another lowkey great takeout item from this spot: the hot dogs. They’re massive and come smothered in chili as an option. There are also loads of sandwiches and salads on the menu that travel great.

Sadelle's Highland Park

For diners who don’t have the time to stop and stay awahile, Sadelle’s has a whole takeaway counter with its greatest hits. Get a platter of bagels (or a solo bagel for one) along with spreads and salads galore.

Zalat Pizza Fitzhugh Dallas

Much like fried chicken, all carryout and delivery order pizzas are not the same. That great Neapolitan-style pie that’s great at the table will get soggy in the middle. Zalat has perfected the art of great takeout pizza, right down to including instructions on how to best reheat it.

Velvet Taco

Like most tacos, these won’t last long in optimal condition after you order so don’t get an extra set to eat later. But, it does offer the most interesting variety in DFW for your money and with all the new locations its planning to open around the area this year, it’s gonna be easy to find one.

Loro

Loro is already set up for an easy walk up, order, and takeaway to your table scenario. That makes it a natural spot for easy takeout. And treat yourself to a bag of the candied kettle corn with burnt ends — it holds up well for days.

INVASION

Just like burgers, chicken sandwiches can be tricky for great takeaway. The secret is ordering one with the least amount of juicy stuff on it, so the bun holds its integrity. The Cardi B, with piclked red cabbage slaw and just the right amount of spicy mayo, is the move.

Taco Y Vino

Did you know this Bishop Arts spot offers takeout if you call? Get it’s famous six tacos and a bottle of wine deal for $40 and eat it anywhere.

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