Grab and Go: Boulder's Best and Most Wallet-Friendly Take Out Options

Boulder, Colorado is known as one of the foodiest towns in the nation which means that dining out is a must during your visit. However, sometimes you're just in the mood to curl up in your hotel room or grab some grub for a picnic in the park. Luckily, the town that prides itself on offering fresh, local, food in an Eco-conscious way, has some excellent options for all of your take-out needs.

Topping our list, Snarf's is a local favorite and serves up some of the most delicious toasted subs you'll ever experience. Their commitment to ecological practices and sensitivity to those with dietary restrictions ( they offer Gluten-free bread and recipes) makes them the perfect place for a take-out sub when you just wanna lay down a blanket in one of Boulder's many parks and stare at the Flatirons.


You'll also find two fabulous pizza joints on our list: Backcountry Pizza and Nick n Willy's. Both establishments are known for their fresh and warm carry-out items, ease of ordering, and quick delivery or service.

Got the munchies on the late night? Baked and Yellow Deli are the perfect spots to grab warm chocolate chip cookies or wholesome lentil soup. Both are open late and provide scrumptious options for all of your after midnight cravings.

With a list like this, sitting down to feed for face won't look nearly as appetizing.



This cozy little hobbit-hole of an eatery looks like the nook where Frodo Baggins and Gandalf go to share their morning tea. Colorful paintings cover the wall from floor to ceiling setting a hippie-like Sistine Chapel vibe. The bar and booths...  Read More



Create your own omelet or crepe at this popular and intimate cafe. The "Boulder" omelet features broccoli, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese and is topped with pesto or salsa. Foolish's huevos are served on a crepe with...  Read More



In a town known for being a mile high (in more ways than one) this bakeries Play on Words name is popular with college students and locals alike. Many of their cookies can be make gluten-free and they are particularly well-known for their yummy...  Read More

Nick n Willy's Pizza


The unique Italian pies at this pizza parlor come in a variety of scrumptious formulations. Among the options are ones that feature their olive oil glaze, fresh basil and oregano, and cheeses that range from mozzarella and fontina to Swiss and...  Read More

Airport - Wbu


Welcome to Gurkhas Restaurant! Where Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian food will delight your senses and fill your belly before or after a big game at Folsom Field. Located on Boulder's "Hill", Gurkhas is conveniently situated near CU of Boulder's...  Read More

Mustard's Last Stand


Chicago-style hot dogs, German bratwurst, and home-style fries are featured at this popular diner. For a monster of a meal, try the Ditka 1/3lb. Monster Polish complete with Vienna Beef sausage. The menu also includes sandwich specialties made...  Read More

Illegal Pete's


Drop by this popular restaurant for the best burritos in town with two convenient locations, Pearl Street and Boulder's college district "The Hill". You can't go wrong with the fajita burrito filled with chicken, cilantro-lime rice, salsa,...  Read More



For a relaxed and sporty environment, try Backcountry Pizza and Tap House. With more than 50 beers on tap, gigantic pizzas, and scrumptious pasta concoctions that will satisfy any Italian craving, this local dive is a favorite for beer and pizza...  Read More



A newly refurbished dining room with more seating and colorful decor greats guests when they venture to Curry-n-Kabob. Boasting some of the richest authentic Indian cuisine in Boulder, be sure to try their filling Chicken Masala or Beef Saag....  Read More



Two convenient locations allow you to choose between subs and burgers before or after the big game. This is truly the sandwich place of champions and a local favorite. Ask any Boulderite to recommend the best, cheap, sub in town and they'll...  Read More


Meet Hope Gately

Hope Gately should have a bumper sticker proclaiming "Not a Native...But I Got Here as Fast as I Could!" A transplant from the Midwest, Hope has fallen in love with Colorado's mountains playing...  More About Hope