I've been living in Bayside for a couple of years and I get takeout for dinner quite a bit, focusing on the best combination of food quality and value. Here are a few of my favorites. Was wondering if anyone else could recommend places I should try that are not on my list.
Italian- I am very picky about my Italian food as it's the most common thing I'll cook for myself. The only place I go for takeout is Il Vesuvio on Bell. Used to love Martha's Vineyard's chicken parm but unfortunately that is no longer open.
Chinese- Northern Manor is the only place i go to on a regular basis. East Ocean Palace in Forest Hills is also good although I am not a fan of the service. Since it is close by I would go to Tofu every now and then in the Bay Terrace shopping center, but the last time I went I had less than a positive experience with the food.
Thai- have tried a number of options including Bonne Saison and Erawan on Bell but I haven't fallen in love with any of them. Am I missing any others?
Mexican- Decent but nothing great. El Patron on Northern was ok as was Cinco de Mayo on Bell. Tequila Sunrise on Bell was not good when I tried it. I'll either drive out to El Coyote in Jamaica or Baja Fresh in Lake Success.
Japanese- no favorite right now. I am more of a chicken teriyaki guy than a sushi fan and haven't found one to my liking so far.
Diner- Jackson Hole is the winner here. I actually prefer their grilled chicken sandwiches to their burgers.
Latin- nothing that stands out.
Deli- Tony's in Beechhurst
Then you have the standard places I'll go to because they are close by- Applebee's, Ben's, Boston Market, Nikita's (Greek), Nelson's Grill (love the pineapple chicken). Not a Korean food fan although I live in the land of Korean food. I find Donovan's burgers overrated and it's hard to do a good burger for takeout anyway.
So what am I missing??