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Grab Takeout From Some of Atlanta's Best Restaurants: 14 Spots That Will Help You to Eat in Style at Home or On the Go

29 September 2020

As restaurants continue to evolve and address safety concerns emerging from the pandemic, these Atlanta restaurants have risen to the occasion with takeout menus offering the unique experience and flavors of dining in – only out. From to-go cocktails and better-than-delivery pizza to anything but leftover lunches and meals for chef-level date nights at home, drive-thru and check out these restaurants for tasty ATL takeout.

 

Empire State South

Make it a picnic at Piedmont Park with glorious pickup options from Empire State South’s to-go menu. Perfectly portable to-go snacks like their smoked catfish dip, deviled eggs, and even bigger entree options couple with takeout wine and cocktails make this Midtown mainstay a must.

 

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

You wouldn’t think you’d be able to taste thoughtful, Ethiopian cuisine to-go, let alone through a drive-thru, but Desta Ethiopian Kitchen exceeds expectation in their approach to authentic East African cuisine. Order online for deliver/pickup or circle their drive-thru and get acquainted with their signature “tibs.”

 

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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Get Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q savory smoked wings, slow-roasted pulled pork and brisket plates, and homemade cobbler and banana pudding directly to your door for an at-home cookout any time you want. Racks of ribs, brisket-topped burgers, and meat-filled sandwiches make this an online order you can’t miss!

 

Rumi’s Kitchen

An OTP mainstay bringing bountiful Persian flavors mainstream, Rumi’s Kitchen and their online pantry serve up global flavors to-go with feasts of lamb, shrimp, and beef kabobs over fragrant beds of rice and spices.

Rumi's Kitchen

Rumi’s Kitchen

Ticonderoga Club

Krog Street Market’s Ticonderoga Club has embraced the new takeout landscape and transitioned to “Ticon-To-Go Club,” offering an all-day menu of flavor-packed fave like wings, TC street corn, and of course, the cocktail their famous for in made-to-order and bottled varieties.

Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

Explore your own at-home Aperitivo Hour with selections from Storico Fresco. We can’t get enough of their housemade pasta like cacio e pepe, Bolognese lasagna, cheese and veggie-stuffed ravioli, and more. From an online wine shop to piles of pasta and paninis, your escape to Italy is only a click away.

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Storico Fresco

Lake & Oak BBQ

While new to the dining scene, Lake & Oak’s immaculate barbecue flavors have been long percolating in the minds of renowned chef and celebrated cook book author Todd Richards and Chef Josh Lee. The East Lake BBQ spot is open for walk-up and online order for heaping plates of smoked wings, rib tips, and savory sides.

 

Tiny Lou’s

Take Tiny Lou’s to-go for the ultimate at-home date night with classic offerings like their C.A.B. coulotte steak frites, seafood-brimming bouillabaisse, and more.

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Tiny Lou’s

 

Nina & Rafi

Pick up a slice, or let’s be real, a whole pie, from BeltLine’s prized pizza shop, Nina & Rafi. Authentic toppings, crisp crusts, and miles-long cheese string pulls should keep this essential pizza destination on your “Favorite Contacts” list.

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Nina & Rafi

 

No Mas Cantina

Whether it’s Taco Tuesday or an at-home fiesta, No Mas Cantina’s family meals to-go unite platters of fajitas, enchiladas, and more perfect for feeding a socially distanced crowd.

 

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No Mas Cantina

Busy Bee Cafe

Order a range of offerings like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, ribs, catfish, and more for takeout and delivery from Downtown’s Southern soul food mainstay, Busy Bee Cafe. If you haven’t made an order of their essential banana pudding or sweet potato pie the crown jewel of your week, you should make that a part of your routine immediately.

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Busy Bee Cafe

 

Momonoki

Order Momonoki’s heaping bowls of rich and flavorful ramen or killer Katsu sandwiches for pickup, and see how difficult it is to not devour it before returning home. Which is something you’ll probably want to do when ordering their seductively sweet desserts like bubble tea and matcha soft serve, mille feuille, and cheesecakes.

Momonoki

Momonoki

 

Buttermilk Kitchen

Do you know what your weekend is missing? Yes, it’s baller brunch options to mark that you successfully completed another week of work. Enjoy Buttermilk Kitchen’s coma-inducing breakfast takeout options for a weekend brunch filled with sweet tea-brined fried chicken biscuits, banana-covered French toast, and even mimosas to-go.

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Buttermilk Kitchen

 

El Rey del Taco

Whether it’s Taco Tuesday or an at-home fiesta, this Buford Highway mainstay is putting a party in your mouth. El Rey del Taco is all about the takeout with tacos ranging from run-of-the-mill chicken and steak to the more adventurous goat  and tongue.

 

With so many delicious options out there, the only question is where to start?

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