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10 (More) Favorite Take-Out Spots: from Brunch to Dinner!

10 (More) Favorite Take-Out Spots: from Brunch to Dinner!

WAAAAY back in May 2020 we shared 10 of our favorite take-out spots and we’re back again with 10 more! Whether you’re looking for a break from your own cooking or missing going out to eat at your favorite spot, we’ve got a fantastic list of more of our favorite take-out spots for you! From mouth-watering Cornish pasties for brunch to classic Wisconsin Friday night fish fry, you’ll be sure to find something on this list to satisfy your take-out needs. Don’t see your favorite take-out spot on this list? Let us know @madisoneats on Instagram!

BRUNCH TAKE OUT

Everly
608.416.5242
2701 Monroe St 
Madison, WI 53711

chicken and waffles from everly

We’re all missing brunch these days – going out with friends on a lazy Sunday morning and enjoying a lovely meal with delicious cocktails. Although brunch may look different at the moment, there’s always room for yummy food in our lives! Everly, located near campus in the Dudgeon/Monroe neighborhood, does an awesome weekend brunch that is just as good enjoyed in your own home. While we’re currently obsessed with their chicken and waffles (a fried chicken thigh served on buttermilk waffles topped with a sunny side up egg and cholula honey), they also have delicious vegetarian/vegan options, like their butternut squash and forbidden rice curry!

Ancora
multiple locations: Downtown, Shorewood Hills, Maple Bluff

breakfast sandwich, photo courtesy of Ancora

In addition to being a delightful coffee shop and woman-owned business, Ancora offers a wide array of foods, making it a perfect choice for brunch to-go. They have both sweet options (we’re drooling just thinking about their churro French toast dippers) and savory (like the egg & cheese sammie topped with a yummy herb aioli), and plenty of vegetarian dishes! Plus, Ancora values sustainability, and claims to serve not just the best coffee beans in the world, but the best beans for the world!

Teddywedgers
608.230.5360
101 State St
Madison, WI 53703

traditional pastie, photo by Shona Mitteldorf

Teddywedgers was a favorite on our Downtown Food Tour, but with tours on pause, takeout has been the best way for us to keep enjoying this comfort food! Teddywedgers serves Cornish-style pasties chock full of delicious fillings. The southwest breakfast pasty – with locally sourced eggs, black beans, veggies, and cheddar cheese – is sure to help you get your day started on the right foot! You can even buy pasties frozen so you can heat & eat whenever you get a hankering for more. And here’s a little tip: they have daily specials! The specials might not appear on delivery apps, but if you give them a call, owner Anthony or one of his super-friendly staff will let you know what they have available that day.

LUNCH TAKE OUT

Casetta Kitchen
608.467.8108
222 W Washington Ave Ste 30
Madison, WI 53703

Spicy chicken sandwich – photo courtesy of Casseta

This little Italian-American Deli, right off the Capitol square, is a real lunchtime treat. Tommy and James, friends and neighbors growing up, opened Casetta Kitchen and Counter in February 2017 and have been serving up AH-mazing sandwiches ever since. Their six signature sandwiches are served on your choice of either focaccia or a semolina-seeded hero bun – the Turkey and the Vegetalian are two favorites of ours. Be on the lookout for their daily specials, and if you are hoping to get a cookie to go along with your lunch (which you ABSOLUTELY should) you better order fast because they will sell-out quickly!

Fromagination 
608.255.2430
12 S Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

sandwich from fromagination

Fromagination is best known as a cheese shop and specialty food store – did you know they also have a delicious deli? Serving both sandwiches and salads from 11AM to 2 PM, Fromagination is a perfect choice for lunch. Our go-to is the Pasture Harvest: smoked turkey, apple slices, and Swiss cheese on a rustic roll. With maple mayonnaise (yes, you read that right!) adding a touch of sweetness, the flavor combinations make this a hands-down amazing sandwich. Add some Slide potato chips or a housemade chocolate chip cookie for an all-around great meal! 

Kingdom
608.286.1238
1865 Northport Dr
Madison, WI 53704

Peanut stew from Kingdom

If you want something other than salads and sandwiches for lunch, look no further than Kingdom! Located on Madison’s northside, Kingdom specializes in food from owner Mahamadou Tunkara’s home country of Gambia, but they’re also known for their burgers, fried fish, and Mediterranean dishes. We love the domada, a slightly spicy chicken in peanut sauce over rice, and the shawarma, your choice of meat deliciously seasoned and served with pita. If you’re looking to support other Black-owned businesses, scroll down to Buraka below, or check out this list of 9 food businesses that we highly recommend!

DINNER TAKE OUT

Monsoon Siam
608.284.9282
2045 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704

If you know anything about us at Madison Eats, it’s probably how much we love the food at Monsoon Siam on Atwood Avenue. We’re properly spoiled for great Thai food in Madison, but Monsoon Siam holds a special place in our hearts (and bellies). Chef Pooh has a large selection of dishes for you to enjoy and trust us when we say we have eaten (collectively) almost everything on the menu and love it all. We keep going back to the Kapow Moo Krob (crispy pork belly stir fried with string beans, onion, chili, pepper, and basil in a spicy basil sauce), but you definitely can’t go wrong with their Pad Thai or Drunken Noodles! 

Buraka
608.286.1448
1210 Williamson St
Madison, WI 53703

fish fry from Buraka

Buraka, lovingly named after owner Markos Regassa’s great-grandfather, is an Ethiopian restaurant in Madison’s Willy St. neighborhood. Markos first served his food from a food cart on Library Mall over 20 years ago and has been serving up delicious cuisine at their current location for almost 7 years. While we would be happy just to eat their scrumptious samosas all day every day, they also have an incredible menu full of hearty stews and savory curries – all served with delicious injera. Fun fact: they even do a Friday night fish fry – because… Wisconsin!

Mint Mark
608.285.5096
1929 Winnebago St
Madison, WI 53704

Three-year old Atwood Avenue restaurant Mint Mark is best known for their yummy small plates and delightful cocktails. Chef Sean Pharr (recent James Beard semi-finalist) and co. have converted their small shareable plate menu to excellent take-out. Mint Mark’s rotating menu, which includes Friday fish fry (Wisconsin!) and fried chicken Wednesday, continues to be a standout in the carryout game. If you haven’t tried their cauliflower dish with golden raisins and crispy sarvecchio yet, then do yourself a favor and do it – NOW! 

Canteen
608.285.5703
111 S Hamilton St. 
Madison, WI 53703

Photo courtesy of Canteen

Canteen is a Madison Eats staff favorite! A Food Fight restaurant located on the southern corner of the square in downtown Madison, Canteen serves a fresh take on familiar Mexican dishes. You can’t go wrong with “Tacos by the Twos,” with options like the barbacoa beef brisket (served with arbol chile salsa, cabbage, and onions) and the carnitas (comes with mango-habanero salsa and queso fresco). For a snack or side, we recommend the duritos over the chips & salsa – it is truly the best thing that $1 can get you! If you’re picking up rather than getting delivery, add a margarita kit to your order, and you’ll be all set for your next Zoom Happy Hour. 

Written by: Shona Mitteldorf and Amanda Fry for Madison Eats Food Tours

Published on Mar 16 2021

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