10 Great Restaurants for Take Out in Scottsdale

Scottsdale has one of the highest concentrations of restaurants in metro Phoenix, so it should come as no surprise that the city offers numerous options for delicious take-out meals.

If you're looking for healthy take-out in Scottsdale is D'lish, a small cafe dishing out great sandwiches, wraps, salads, gourmet coffee and more. Fortunately for foodies on the go, D'lish has a drive-thru window that makes eating well fast and simple.

Next up is Defalcos Italian Grocery, an authentic Italian deli, grocer's and restaurant that offers old-school Italian deli fare. Simply witness the smiles on the steady stream of customers coming in before dinner to carry out steaming hot pasta dishes and sandwiches.

Another good option for fresh, fast and tasty take out is Fresh Mint, which features a vegetarian pan-Asian menu with a focus on traditional Vietnamese flavors. The restaurant offers a popular "lunch on the run" option for eaters looking for a wholesome meal on the go. 

Finally, when the craving for a burrito strikes, Habaneros Mexican Grill in Scottsdale dishes out great Mexican dishes in a fast and take-out friendly dining room. Or hit up Mucha Lucha Taco Shop, which has become an indispensable neighborhood restaurant for humongous burritos and great tacos.



This small Scottsdale sandwich shop - pronounced "Crock's" (the restaurant's mascot is a cartoon crocodile) - is an unassuming spot that just happens to be full of surprises. You'll find a healthy and familiar selection of salads, wraps and...  Read More



There's nothing fancy about the small dining room at Tacos Jalisco in Scottsdale, but sometimes all you need is good food served up by expert cooks. This is the case at Tacos Jalisco, a tiny neighborhood restaurant located next to a laundromat...  Read More



Habaneros Mexican Grill is a favorite Scottsdale Mexican food eatery for dining in and take out. The menu delivers straightforward Sonoran fare dripping with flavor. A house favorite is the carne asada burrito, which served with fresh guacamole...  Read More



When you're craving savory, fall-off-the-bone barbecue, head to the Arizona BBQ Shack in Scottsdale. The restaurant specializes in baby back ribs, sausage, beef and chicken. There is also a menu of delicious homemade sides, including coleslaw, ...  Read More



If you're craving tasty Mexican grub in Scottsdale, Mucha Lucha Taco Shop is here to serve. As its name implies, you'll come to this stylish fast-casual restaurant - which features bright pink walls and oversize murals of Mexican luchadores -...  Read More



Cha Da Thai, located between McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch, is one of the most popular spots in Scottsdale for tasty, traditional Thai dishes. Traditional starters like satay and spring rolls populate the appetizer menu, and you'll find...  Read More



If you're looking for an original, family-owned Italian deli, Defalco's Italian Grocery is the real thing. This local treasure is located just south of downtown Scottsdale, on the border between Tempe and Scottsdale. The menu features...  Read More

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The antidote to an unhealthy fast-food, grab-and-go breakfast has arrived in Scottsdale, and the results are delicious. Or should we say "D'lish." This kitchen and coffeehouse dishes out organic, wholesome, yet always tasty, breakfast items such...  Read More



New Wave Market is a newer gourmet cafe and market from the team behind Old Town Scottsdale's popular Super Chunk Sweets & Treats. Breakfast and lunch is served in a sunny, vintage-inspired space filled with natural light and pastel colors....  Read More



Even if you're not vegetarian, you'll appreciate the fresh, flavorful cuisine at this Vietnamese and Pan-Asian cafe. There are nine items on the "Lunch on the Run" menu, and you really can't go wrong with the selection of aromatic, tasty lunch...  Read More


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