10 Best Take Out in Tucson: Great Grub on the Go

Tucson doesn't mess around when it comes to great take out options. There are plenty of places to enjoy an excellent meal on the go. In the mood for great pizza? Try Rocco's Little Chicago in mid-town. This neighborhood pizzeria dishes out some of the city's most authentic, thick and cheesy-gooey deep-dish pies this side of Chicago. Just make sure to call ahead to avoid long lines.

If you're looking for authentic Mexican food on the go, try Maico's Mexican Food. This no-frills, family-run take out counter offers friendly, fast service, not to mention excellent Mexican comfort food classics like enchiladas and chile rellenos.

For a healthy spin on take out, stop into Renee's Organic Oven or Choice Greens. You'll find made-from-scratch specialty salads and other fresh fare.

For great Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese take out, stop by Snow Peas Modern Asian Kitchen, which offers a huge variety of pan-Asian specialties. Grab one of the wallet-friendly lunch specials, or grab some grub for a savory and stress-free family dinner.

Finally, stop in at the Tucson Tamale Company for a southwestern specialty to go. With dozens of sweet and savory fillings to choose from, you might want to order a dozen or two to sample at home. 

This unassuming little take-out restaurant on busy 22nd Street near downtown Tucson has some of the best take-out Mexican food in the city. You'll find low-priced delicious food that doesn't skimp on flavor. All the usual suspects are on the...  Read More

Tucson Tamale Company's slogan is "unwrap happiness." Well said. With more than 30 different types of tamales, from meaty and spicy to hearty vegan treats, Tucson Tamale Company is your source for authentic and creative tamales in the Old...  Read More

Choice Greens is a locally owned Tucson restaurant featuring a "design-your-own chopped salad" concept. Guests can choose from over 50 ingredients and 20 dressings and then have their "customized" salad chopped and tossed right before their...  Read More

Recently voted the best pizza in Tucson by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Renee's Organic Oven has made a splash in the local scene with its commitment to using only the highest-quality organic ingredients and extensive selection of toppings. The...  Read More

Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria specializes in Chicago-style delights and classic Italian pasta dishes. Try their award-wining chicken wings and specialty pizzas. The Fungus Humongous features a grilled mixture of portabella & white...  Read More

Roma Imports celebrates the spirit of the traditional Italian deli by staying true to its roots. The small shop carries a huge selection of Italian food goods, including high quality imported meats and cheeses. The menu features a large...  Read More

North Tucson

For a quick bite on your way to work or a day of sightseeing, bypass all those fast food chains and stop at Beyond Bread. The cinnamon raisin French toast is unbeatable, but if you like protein in the morning, try a made-to-order omelette,...  Read More

The Little Poca Cosa Cafe is the sister to the award-winning Cafe Poca Cosa on Pennington Street. It might be smaller, but it certainly doesn't play second fiddle. The Little Poca Cosa, located on the corner of Alameda and Stone in downtown...  Read More

Serial Grillers started out as a food truck in Tucson, and quickly earned a dedicated following with local foodies. The successful food truck is now also a brick-and-mortar restaurant dishing out some of the city's most delicious comfort food....  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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