As summer comes to an end, we know schedules can start to kick into high gear. It’s almost impossible to have time for a nice dinner when everyone is on the go, so takeout is sometimes the best option. While the golden arches can be tempting, it’s possible to eat healthy and avoid monotony—even on the busiest of days. Have no fear; we have comprised a list of our favorite takeout dishes. From tasteful kabobs to savory tacos and everything in between, you’ll never think of “fast food” the same way again.
Pho Eden, Cherry Hill
Bring home the taste of culture for dinner with Pho Eden’s Vietnamese dish. The noodle soup is loaded with goodness to keep your stomach satisfied. Delicious brisket, flank, tripe, meatball, rice noodles and bean sprouts are mixed in a steamy beef broth. Jalapeno, scallion, onion and cilantro add just the right amount of flavor to make your taste buds smile.
Cibo by Illiano, Marlton
This Marlton eatery is known for their high-class takeout treats, and their Rugula Pizza is no exception. Offered in a variety of sizes from personal to Sicilian, this makes for a fast treat for the whole family. Crisp arugula, cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese rest beautifully on a bed of baked pizza dough. Topped with lemon and olive oil, this dish is sure to leave you coming back for more.
Nimit Palace, Voorhees
Say so long to the days of sacrificing taste and time to live a vegetarian lifestyle. Nimit Palace in Voorhees offers a long list of vegetarian options that you can order right from your computer. Our personal choice, Dal Tadka, is a delectable yellow lentil stew topped with ginger and cumin seeds. For only $9.99, you can enjoy without having to break your budget.
Pasta Pomodoro, Washington Township
There’s something about bow tie pasta that just makes every meal a little more fun. If you agree, you have to try this house favorite from Washington Township’s Pasta Pomodoro. With the addition of eggplant, gooey mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil all mixed to perfection in a garlic white wine sauce—it really is no wonder this dish has customers cheering.
Blue Fig Café, Moorestown
One bite of Blue Fig Café’s Salmon Kebab is sure to have you fishing for more. Each kebab features marinated salmon fresh off the grill, and paired with your choice of rice or Couscous and colorful grilled vegetables. With each bite of this healthy treat, you’ll be taken back to memories of relaxing summer cookouts— even on your busiest days.
Spicy Tuna Entrée
LaScala Pronto, Mount Laurel
Spice up your life with the Spicy Tuna Entrée from LaScala Pronto in Mount Laurel. This dish features a bright mix of colors on the plate, and a delicious mix of flavors in your mouth. Tuna topped with beautiful green arugula, vibrant red cherry tomatoes and purple radicchio makes for a meal you’d travel under the sea for.
Hot Veggie Wrap
DiLisi’s Pizza, Medford
If you’re tired of the ordinary sandwich, give wraps a try. One of our favorites is the Hot Veggie Wrap from DiLisi’s Pizza in Medford. The mix of broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, peppers and onions is sure to satisfy all your veggie cravings. Provolone cheese adds some extra flavor to this yummy option that’s perfect for eating on the go, and each wrap is served with crispy french fries to make the meal complete.
Malai Chicken Kebab
Cross Culture, Haddonfield
Gluten-free eaters—this finger food is for you. These unique Malai Chicken Kebabs from Cross Culture in Haddonfield put a fun spin on run-of-the-mill chicken dishes. Each boneless chicken breast is seasoned with sour cream, cashew paste and cardamom powder for flavor. Grilled vegetables accompany these kebobs that are sure to keep you clucking with praise.
Honey Ginger Sriracha Tacos
Dia De Los Burritos, Pitman
These Honey Ginger Sriracha Tacos from Dia De Los Burritos will have you saying muy bien time after time. Your choice of grilled chicken or steak is mixed with pinto beans, lettuce, sour cream and a unique honey ginger sriracha sauce. Ingredients are offered in a flour tortilla or gluten-free soft corn shell. For anyone craving excitement and flavor, this dish is a must.
Pal Joey’s Deli, Sewell
Buffalo chicken sandwiches are a great option for any time of day, and the one from Pal Joey’s Deli is top-notch. Each chicken cutlet is smothered with delicious hot sauce on your choice of roll. As if it couldn’t get better, each sandwich is paired with blue cheese. We’re sure this classic American dish will become one of your favorites.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (August, 2017).
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