Gourmet On The Go: The Haute 5 Take-Out Spots in Miami

For those days when you simply cannot be bothered with cooking or sitting down for a meal, we’ve scoured Miami to bring you the best and most delicious lineup of locales for delicious takeout in the Magic City.

Sosta Pizzeria & Enoteca

Calling all pizza snobs. For the most delicious and creative lineup of pies, Sosta’s pizza is the best. Our favorite is the Sicilina – anchovies, capers, black olives and basil. Amazzzing. This is not the place to make up your own concoction or to be picky about a particular ingredient, though. Give up your control issues for one meal and let someone who knows what they are doing surprise you with a fantastic pizza.

1025 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; (305) 722-5454

Macaluso & Co.

Craving authentic Italian good enough for Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher? Macaluso’s has you covered. This restaurant epitomizes the Italians’ love for — and mastery of — savory, plentiful, down-home Staten Island-style food. To-go orders are a bold and flavorful and portions are huge. For some serious Italian comfort food, order the rigatoni and broccoli rabe. There are also delicious desserts ranging from homemade anisette cookies to gooey pastries.

1747 Alton Road, Miami Beach; (305) 604-1811

Joe’s Takeaway

When you’ve got seafood on the brain, Joe’s Takeaway, next door to Joe’s Stone Crab, has you covered. Joe’s reels in only the freshest, meatiest stone crabs and their essential accouterments: creamed spinach and excellent sweet-potato fries. The claws come in medium, large, and jumbo. Whatever you decide on, make sure you pair them with a savory mustard sauce (a perfect mix of mayo and mustard) or hot butter. Not into crab? The fried chicken and liver and onions on the regular menu are amazing. And don’t even get us started on the deserts. The Key lime pie here is the best in town.

11 Washington Ave., South Beach, (305) 673-0365

Graziano’s Pizzeria

Graziano’s Pizzeria offers guests an option for last-minute eating. While the wood-oven baked pizzas are specialties of the house (choose from more than 15), don’t neglect its ultra-fresh salads, Spanish tapas and Italian artisan ice cream flavors that range from mango to mint chocolate to dulce de leche for dessert. Now that’s la dolce vita…

9209 Southwest 40th St., Miami; (305) 225-3696

China Grill

Nothing screams takeout like Chinese. If you’re craving Asian fusion that is good change from the ordinary, hit up China Grill. While it’s not your traditional Chinese food, it definitely has the elements of a fusion-cuisine that is, in a word, delectable. Some of the standout dishes include Duck Two Ways, Pan Seared Spicy Tuna, Duck Fried Rice and Cheesecake Wonton Desert.

404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; (305) 534-2211