Best of Boston

BEST Takeout

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, Charlestown
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Ironside Grill

Charlestown

The Ironside serves the Chuck’s finest fries (mmm … sweet potato) and boasts carryout standouts in its Monte Cristo sandwich and burgers. read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, Roslindale
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BBQ Town

Roslindale

Given its deep-south (of Boston) location, Rozzie appropriately has a first-rate ‘cue joint. Ribs, fried chicken, pulled pork, and oh, that tangy sauce. read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, Allston
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S&I to Go

Allston

Notwithstanding Allston’s gobsmacking collection of world cuisines, it’s still tough to beat Thai—especially when it’s done this fast, cheap, and satisfying. read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, Central Square
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Basta Pasta

Cambridge

This is saucy, full-bodied Italian (stuffed eggplant, chicken cacciatore)—and most of it for under 10 bucks. read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, Davis Square
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Dave’s Fresh Pasta

Somerville

The overfilled sandwiches are ideal for scarfing, but for an easy elegant dinner, load up on to-die-for ravioli and house-made sauce. read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, Fenway/Symphony
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La Verdad

Boston

The Mexican restaurant’s adjoining taqueria bags up memorably spicy burritos, tacos, and guacamole—everything needed for an at-home fiesta. read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, Washington Square
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Super Fusion Cuisine

Brookline

Sushi by former Fugakyu chef Sam Huang translates into similar quality at a more digestible price. And with only a dozen seats here, takeout’s a given. read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, West

La Provence

Concord

Those smug Concord so-and-sos. It’s not enough they’ve got bragging rights on historic charm and sterling schools; they also get La Provence and its viands par excellence coming and going. Located opposite the commuter rail station, this longtime French bakery-café… read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, North End
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Dino’s

Boston

Two-handed sandwiches, plentiful fresh pasta and salads, and a counter staff that knows how to keep the line moving at a good clip. Bravo! read more »

2008 BEST Takeout, Neighborhood, South Boston
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Lithuanian Kitchen

Boston

Those in the know head to the South Boston Lithuanian Club’s basement for hearty, authentic Eastern European fare. Alas, weekends only. read more »