Our Guide To San Diego’s Best Take-Out Spots

If you’re like us, you really appreciate the wide range of culinary delights “America’s Finest City” has to offer. And although we’re navigating uncharted waters thanks to shelter-in-place orders, that doesn’t mean we necessarily have to give up on amazing restaurants. In fact, they need us now more than ever. 

So if you’ve grown weary of trying to make magic out of your thinning pantry, take heart. We looked around for a few San Diego foodie favorites that are still open for business and offering delicious food to go. Make their day — and your night — by ordering a little happiness from these exceptional eateries. 

Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria (1.4 miles away)

4030 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-4030  

For a true taste of Chicago, head up the hill from Days Inn By Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle and check out Lefty’s Pizza. With mouth watering fare from classic deep dish Chicago pizzas, Chicago hot dogs, and Italian sandwiches – as well as a stellar selection of local craft beer – Lefty’s can’t be beat. With a recently remodeled outdoor dining area (that is temporarily closed), Lefty’s is a homey Mission Hills staple and are currently open for delivery and carryout.

Hunter Steakhouse (1.6 miles away)

2445 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 291-8074

Dubbed ‘The Best Prime Rib in town!” since 1970, Mission Valley’s premier Hunter Steakhouse is open for socially distant dine in or take out. Their menu of appetizers, entrées, and sides includes a wide array of guest-favorites such as premium steaks, prime rib, seafood, and chicken.

True Food Kitchen (2 miles away)

7007 Friars Road Suite 394, San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 810-2929

Located on the outskirts of Fashion Valley Mall, True Food Kitchen encourages you to ‘eat optimistically’ with their healthy and delicious farm to table eats. Recently they have re-opened their dining room with a newly configured layout, they are also available for take out and delivery. Stay healthy without compromising taste at True Food Kitchen!

Et Voilà! French Bistro (4 miles away)

3015 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 209-7759

From 5-8 p.m. daily, Et Voilà! is offering curbside pickup for diners with a craving for French fare. Three-course dinners start at a $30 prix fixe price per person. Get yours served hot and ready to eat or vacuum-packed so you can heat it at home. Order through Doordash, Uber Eats, or by calling the restaurant or ordering on their website.

Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant (5.4 miles away)

4050 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 282-4413

A quick, non-scientific survey of a few friends indicates that Mexican is the most-missed dining out option. It stands to reason — San Diegans are spoiled when it comes to delicious, authentic south-of-the-border eateries. Rather than going without, hit up Ponce’s. Their takeout menu includes timeless tastes like tacos, nachos, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, and more. Check out their website for additional info.


Bunz: A Burger Joint (0 miles away)

475 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 298-6515

Last and certainly not least (as there are so many more local restaurants that could use all of our support right now), we present our very own Bunz: A Burger Joint – open for curbside pick up or delivery. Choose from a vast and delicious list of burgers, hot dogs, shakes and more! Be sure to check out our recent interview with Bunz Chef Jeff Rossman as he showed us what makes a great burger.