It is easy to succumb to what feels like the easiest way out when you are hungry, and have none of those ready-made salads or thawing frozen chicken insight. Luckily, your tastes are covered with different restaurant options and so many food-delivery apps. With endless choices of delicious-looking pictures flashing on your screen, it can be quite a challenge to find what to order for takeout. This article discusses some of the best foods to order for takeout that not only reheat well but will be great upon arrival.
- Sushi and Poke bowls
Sushi is always a reliable bet when it comes to affordable food options and deliveries. The idea of raw fish being delivered to your front door may sound squeamish but it is generally made-to-order and intended to be served up relatively cold. One of the fastest-growing delivery orders comes in form of poke bowls featuring diced raw fish, fresh veggies, rice, and aromatic sauces. The risks associated with deliveries are minimal as long as they are stored in insulated bags.
It is okay for a barbecue to be a bit soggy but it sure travels well. It still tastes good when it is cooled off a bit, so it does not have to be crispy or depend on some fancy presentation. Whether it is the Alabamian, Missourian, or Texan, the thick cuts of finger-licking ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and smoked chicken can make for solid delivery food choices. Reheating is no problem at all and leftovers can always be repurposed into pasta, sandwiches, and salads.
In the realm of delivery, pizza has been around for so long that getting a hot pizza delivered to your front door is practically a science. Not only is it delicious and comforting, but is also a versatile dish that can be topped with just anything you can think of. It is amazing how pizza deliveries have always survived their travel time. In situations that it does not, it consistently heats up well as if it came right from the oven.
It is common for anyone to start thinking about home cooking when they hear the word ‘casseroles’ on this takeout list. Lasagna, Mac ‘n’ cheese, moussaka, enchiladas, and cassoulets are just a few to mention and the list goes on. Casseroles always hold their taste, shape, and texture until they arrive at your doorstep when baked to order.
- Fried Chicken
You might feel like time is not on your side when placing an order for crunchy, deep-fried foods. However, fried chicken is a widely accepted exception to this rule. Different vendors across the city strive to keep the breading perfectly crisp with some careful packaging while locking in the juiciness. In this regard, your fried chicken arrives as intended making it an ideal food delivery option for a flawless hangover remedy.
- Grilled Meats and Vegetables
If you have ever attended a lengthy outdoor cookout with friends and family, you know that grilled foods can lay around for a while without losing texture or flavor. These unique features about grilled items are what makes them the best candidates for delivery. A few grilled food options you can choose from include steak, lamb, chicken, and veggies.
- Noodle Dishes
Noodles are a versatile choice for takeout provided they are stir-fried or just come with the right amount of sauce. When cooked in the right amount of oil and sauce, most of these noodle dishes look and taste just as they would have, coming straight out of the kitchen – with less than a few minutes. Besides, you will appreciate some leftover noodles the next day.
A restaurant that delivers a sandwich the way they swear by on the menu is worth giving a try. When still figuring out the best place to order a sandwich takeout, some of the questions you need to evaluate are; is it too soggy or too dry? Too many toppings or not enough toppings? Despite a myriad of pitfalls involved with sandwiches, they can travel safely to their destination and even last until the next day.
When choosing the best food for takeout, it is important to consider what travels well and is easy to reheat when the need arises. Most of the food items on this list can make it to your home safe, provided they are prepared with the best chefs and endure the delivery time. If you do not get it right the first time, just try ordering some nice place before giving up on your cravings.