Tucson On-the-Go: 10 Favorite Take out Restaurant Destinations in Tucson



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 a thick slice of Chicago-style deep-dish 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. For late-night pizza infusions on Fourth Avenue, swing by Brooklyn Pizza

If you're looking for tasty 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 Choice Greens. You'll find made-from-scratch specialty salads and other fresh fare.

For fresh Vietnamese take out, stop by Miss Saigon, a longtime Tucson favorite that now has five locations around the city. Even in the heat of summer, the steaming bowls of pho are fragrant and highly craveable. 

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. 

Check out our complete list for more fine Tucson take-out options. 




This Fourth Avenue institution creates its own energy using solar panels. But let's talk about the pizza: delectable thin-crust slices loaded with fresh toppings. Owner Tony Vaccaro has operated his bustling operation for more than a decade now,...  Read More




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




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




Miss Saigon is a growing Tucson microchain that has been a local neighborhood favorite for years. The sprawling menu focuses on fresh Vietnamese fare, with lots of vegetarian options available. Appetizers include fresh spring rolls stuffed with...  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




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


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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


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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.

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