10 Best Restaurants for Takeout in Metro Phoenix
Sometimes for even the most social of butterflies nothing sounds quite as good as sitting on your couch in sweatpants and eating food right out of a takeout container. You can catch up on all the shows you've missed and not have to worry about shouting at your fellow diners over the usual restaurant din -- or better yet, avoid the awkward moment when you ask the hostess for a table for one.
Lauren Saria Pane Bianco's mozzarella, tomato and basil sandwich.
To spare you these situations, we've gathered a list of the best places to get takeout in the Valley. Some have convenient drive-thrus and others are just particularly easy to pop into and sneak out of before that guy you know in the corner even notices you were there.
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Lauren Saria Pane Bianco in central Phoenix.
4404 N. Central Ave.
This sandwich-centric Bianco family outlet features a small but always-delicious selection of options. In addition to staples like their housemade mozzarella, tomato, basil sandwich and chicken salad, Pane Bianco offers a market sandwich and salad that rotate daily for lunch. Everything either comes on top of or with some of Marco Bianco's freshly baked bread, which is why these will inevitably be some of the best sandwiches you can get anywhere. Takeout service usually takes no longer than a trip to Subway would.
Lauren Saria The Manifesto from Federal Pizza with corn coins on the side.
5210 N. Central Ave.
Sure, Domino's delivers, but Federal Pizza in Central Phoenix makes getting gourmet pizza nearly as easy thanks to their drive-thru. Call ahead with your order and all you have to do is swing by to pick up one of their perfectly crispy creations made by master baker MJ Coe. The Manifesto, with Schreiner's sausage, mushrooms, goat cheese and fennel, makes an affordable, no-fuss dinner to please the whole crew -- or if you're feeling lucky you can always opt for the Chef's Whim, which let's them create something special just for you.