10 Best Takeout Restaurants in Lake Tahoe

Sometimes the weather is just too nice to eat inside, and there might be no better place to eat a pizza or some burgers than on a beach at Lake Tahoe. Here are several cafés and restaurants in the Tahoe area that allow you to take your food on-the-go.

If you want your Tahoe picnic to include a hot pie, head to Base Camp Pizza Incline Village or to the Front Street Station Pizza Company in Tahoe City for some excellent pizzas, calzones and other Italian delights. If you are getting your breakfast to-go, head to Rude Brothers Bagels for their fresh and fat bagels and cream cheese or head to the Fire Sign Café in Tahoe City and eat your egg muffin while walking through the town. The Dam Café in Tahoe City serves excellent (and huge) burritos that are perfect for holding in your hand. Another couple of cafés that will let you get your food to-go is the Sprouts Cafe in South Lake Tahoe and the Keys Café in the Tahoe Keys on South Shore. Both of these places have great sandwiches for lunch as well as smoothies and other drinks. If you want a pre-made meal for your picnic, visit Cork & More in South Lake Tahoe for one of their Picnics to Go.



This simple, family-run restaurant has been in the area for over 20 years and is the go-to place for quick, but healthy and tasty rotisserie meats with a Latin flair. T's serves chicken, pork and beef tri-tip rotisserie plates served with...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe


Simple Bliss is South Lake Tahoe's only vegan restaurant and serves locally grown organic produce. They are located in the Swiss Chalet Village and are open daily from 6 a.m.to 4 p.m. The caf� is knowledgable about vegan diets and offers...  Read More



The Keys Cafe is located on the South Shore, just off the main road. This small, yellow house serves up breakfast, lunch, beer wine and their famous smoothies. The atmosphere is fun and funky with local art on the walls and fresh, local eggs...  Read More



Rated one of the best burger places in Lake Tahoe Area and featured on the Food Networks "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives", Burger Me is located in the old town section of Truckee with a nice place to sit outside and watch the trains go by. Their...  Read More

Dam Cafe
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This little coffee shop is right across from the Truckee River outlet and Fanny Bridge right on the "Y" of highway 89 and 28. They serve sandwiches and burritos like the Dam Burly-rito and the Tasty Turkey, soups like Brazillian Black Bean, Illy...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe


For nearly 25 years, Sprouts Cafe in South Lake Tahoe has been serving healthful, wholesome meals for affordable prices. Sprouts serves large salads like their house salad which is piled with sprouts (of course) avocado, tomatoes, red onions and...  Read More



Run by a couple from New Jersey, this small place next to the river serves 100 percent natural, hand-tossed New York style thin crust pizza as take-n'-bake, by the slice or by the pie. The Californian with artichokes and garlic and the Carnivore...  Read More



Not only does Freshies have a great patio with a view of Lake Tahoe, but they have one of the freshest menus on the lake. Freshies uses organic items in their menu as much as possible including rice bran oil. Their items are vegan/vegetarian...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe


Base Camp Pizza is located in the Heavenly Village and serves up pizza, pasta, soups and appetizers like Crispy Clamari and their popular Garlic Chips which are a thin layer of fresh pizza dough covered in garlic butter, topped with a four...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina