On the Run: Best Spots for Takeout in Palm Beach County

By Kristopher Neild, Travel Expert

There is no doubt that meal time can be stressful when you consider how busy some vacation itineraries get. Luckily, there are restaurants in Palm Beach County that make it easy to grab great food on the go. Compromising on a quality meal shouldn't be required just because you’re a little rushed. The following restaurants in the Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area offer a quick and easy ordering process while delivering the same value as if you were dining in.

Pizza is a staple for takeout, especially when feeding a large family or group. Mellow Mushroom in City Place has a special parking lot just for takeout orders. With service like this, you can grab a gourmet pizza for your family without the hassle of finding parking downtown.  Pizza Girls on Clematis also has space to pull over for takeout orders. and the pizza there is amazing!

In charge of picking up lunch orders for your fellow business travelers? You’re definitely going to want to check out TooJay's for their extensive deli menu and easy ordering service.  It is the perfect spot to cater your beach picnic.

10. Bay Bay's Chicken & Waffles
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No one understands just how great pairing fried chicken and waffles is better than Bay Bay's Chicken & Waffles. Try the signature chicken and waffle meal or get creative and add a specialty waffle. The Red Velvet Pecan Waffle, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle, and the Apple Cinnamon Waffle are just a few choices to consider when upgrading your meal. Bay Bay's also offers true southern sides: grits, collard greens, mac & cheese, baked beans, steamed cabbage and potato salad really complete the meal. Don't worry if you aren't craving soul food as the Curry Stir with chicken and the Shrimp Po'Boy are great menu options as well. The serving sizes are great but I definitely recommend saving room for desert because it isn't often you can order a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Waffle with ice cream on top!

9. Moe's Southwest Grill
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Moe's Southwest Grill is known for its fresh, high-quality ingredients and its openness when it comes to the nutritional information of the food it serves. Walk in to Moe's in City Place and you'll feel welcome right away. There are burrito and quesadilla options as well as nachos and taco salad. The best part is that you can customize your meal with toppings prepared daily and each meal comes with free chips and salsa. There is something for every diet thanks to the gluten-free, low-calorie and vegetarian (like the organic tofu) options. Moe's is also committed to lessening its environmental impact by using grass-fed meat and local produce as much as they can.

8. The Chickpea Grill & Hummus Bar
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Located in the middle of Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, The Chickpea Grill & Hummus Bar is a great place to go for Mediterranean cuisine, especially if you strive to eat local and organic. The whole menu is prepared fresh, with even the pitas brought in daily from a local bakery. One glance at the menu and you'll see that they take the guess work out of knowing which selections are gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, organic and lactose free. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 4:30PM, Chickpea lets you build your own pita, bowl, or platter for dine in or take out. The prices can't be beat when you know the quality of food that you are receiving and once you see how big the servings sizes are- you'll agree even more.

7. TooJay's Deli
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A few short steps off Royal Poinciana Way, this great deli plies diners plates' with great foods like mom served back at home. Freshly made sandwiches are filled with good things and make for quick eats or perfect take-out. Try one stuffed with pastrami or corned beef, or consider chopped liver for something a bit different. If you're in the mood for hearty eating, keep an eye out for chicken pot pie, meatloaf, brisket, or any of the other substantial offerings. You'll also find blintzes, bagels and lox, and an array of dessert options. Terrific casual dining that's also kid-friendly.

6. Haos Asian Cuisine
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Haos Asian Cuisine in West Palm Beach is definitely the place to go when you're craving a little bit of everything. They offer a medley of Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese foods and so there is bound to be something for everyone. The restaurant is bigger on the inside than it looks so don't be discouraged by outward appearances. Asian food is also great for takeout or delivery and Haos Asian Cuisine has made it really easy to order by going to their website. From the website, you can see the extensive menu and quickly see the prices and order total. They are family run and can get a little busy during the evening so I would order as soon as the craving hits.

5. Souvlaki Fast
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Souvlaki Fast in Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton offer a wide selection of grilled Greek food centered on fresh ingredients and speedy service. The restaurant was created to offer a healthy alternative to fast-food so that your health doesn't suffer because you are in a hurry. Open seven days a week- the pitas, platters and salads served here are perfect for lunch or dinner. The restaurant has plenty of dine in space but they also offer takeout and free delivery. Souvlaki Fast is definitely going to be on your list of regular eateries and so do yourself a favor and try the Frappe a la mode (Greek iced coffee with ice cream) sooner rather than later.

4. Clematis Pizza
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Clematis Pizza is located in downtown West Palm Beach and is a great choice when you're in the mood for Italian. They have an extensive menu with lots of pizza, calzone and stromboli options as well as pasta dishes and salads. The prices can't be beat, especially when you consider the location. All of the entrees are less than $15, including the seafood pasta meals, and a large gourmet pizza will run you less than $20. Clematis Pizza will deliver anything off of the menu for free as long as you meet the minimum or call ahead for takeout. They offer catering as well so keep them in mind for your events.

3. Mellow Mushroom
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The West Palm Beach Mellow Mushroom is located at the corner of Rosemary and Okeechobee in City Place and is the perfect stop for delicious pizza. The menu is stacked with over 15 specialty pizzas with favorites like the Kosmic Karma (mozzarella, spinach, feta and pesto) and the Holy Shiitake Pie (mushroom blend with garlic aioli). If those are a little too extreme, you can always create your own pizza with vegetarian and meat toppings. Mello Mushroom also has salads, calzones and hoagies as well as a large selection of craft beer. The patio seating at this location is a prime place to toss back a pie.

2. BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse
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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is located in the new Palm Beach Outlets development off of I-95 at Palm Beach Lakes Avenue. Known for its beer, the brewery has 10 original beers on tap daily and as well as brews to complement the seasons. Come for the handcrafted beer and stay for the well-orchestrated menu ranging from pizzas to steaks and ribs. If you're watching your calories, try some of the wraps and salads off of the enlightened menu. BJ's has plenty of televisions playing the big game and ample seating for large groups. If you're in a hurry, call ahead or order online and it'll be ready when you arrive.

1. Pizza Girls
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Pizza Girls is a great place to go to for a slice on Clematis Street. There are tons of meat and vegetarian choices made with fresh ingredients and the service is fast and friendly. The place may look small but the Pizza Girls have a great system for getting you in and out with pizza in hand in no time so don't be discouraged if there is a line out of the door. Once you have your delicious slice, grab a craft beer and try to score one of the tables outside for the best experience. The park across the way is great if you need a little more space- and if you really don't want to be crowded, call ahead and see if you are in the delivery area. This place is sure to be on your regular list, especially once you've had the delicious pizza beer.