May 21, 2020
By Nina Rangel
If you’re still worried about eating out at a restaurant right now, we’ve got you covered. We asked 15 chefs what local spots they’ve been ordering takeout from, and man, did they deliver.
3505 Wurzbach Road #102, (210) 509-9999, facebook.com/SichuanEats
The fact that five out of 15 chefs recommended Sichuan House is all you need to know. Some dishes that were specifically called out? The cumin beef, twice cooked pork and spicy & savory jumbo shrimp.
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2805 N St. Mary’s St.,(512) 940-9662, squareup.com/store/singhsvietnamese
Tim McDiarmid shared a few go-to takeout spots: “Singh’s veggie rice bowl is my go to. Although I also love Sichuan House and Barbaro. We also had an excellent meal from Attagirl the other day. There are lots of great options!”
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927 Rittiman Road, (210) 824-0175, facebook.com/BestMexicanRestaurantInNESanAntonio
Chef Pieter Sypesteyn also shared his favorite neighborhood Mexican spot: Cazadores Mexican Restaurant. An unassuming mom-and-pop shop in Terrell Heights, Cazadores boasts Mexican classics, margaritas and a comfy atmosphere.
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1302 Austin Highway, (210) 988-3101, fresh-donuts-san-antonio-2.sites.tablehero.com
When Sypesteyn needs a morning pick-me-up, he opts for Boudin kolaches, and Vietnamese iced coffee from Fresh Donuts in Alamo Heights. “We stop in there a couple of times a week,” he said. “They’re great people.”
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7959 Broadway St. #300, (210) 320-2100, brazabravapizzeria.com
Damien Watel and Pieter Sypesteyn agree that Braza Brava is a spot you have to try. Watel can’t live without Braza Brava’a hefty calzones, and Pieter Sypesteyn is all about their pies. “We love the pizza at Braza Brava,” Sypesteyn says. “Their Pizza Buffala is my favorite.”
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9630 Huebner Road #103, (210) 265-5585, alamobiscuitco.com
Alamo Biscuit Company & Panaderia is known for serving up super fluffy, buttery pillows of biscuity goodness. Edwards swears by the Brunch Pack, which includes buttermilk hotcakes, scrambled eggs, potato hash, salsa, house biscuits, bacon and biscuit French toast.
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303 Pearl Parkway #111, (210) 670-7684, botikapearl.com
The Dragon Dinner at Botika has become chef Geronimo Lopez’s go-to when he needs a meal to-go. The meal feeds four, and includes all of his favorite things: whole roasted chicken with anticuchero marinade & chimichurri, potstickers, egg rolls, steamed rice, corn salsa, salad and dessert.
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226 W Bitters Road Suite 126, (210) 483-7600, maxandlouiesdiner.com
When chef Ernest Bradley needs a quick meal to-go, he lets his little lady make the call: “When we order in, we get it from Max and Louie’s New York Diner. It’s my daughter’s favorite place.”
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2195 NW Military Highway, (210) 503-5121, clementine-sa.com
When it comes to an elevated experience, Marsha and Luis Morales say Clementine is the way to go. “We’ve been fans of them for years, and I’ve yet to have a dinner that doesn’t cause me to re-evaluate my perspective on one ingredient or another,” Marsha said.
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1014 S Alamo St., (210) 368-9324, hotjoysa.com
Chef Teddy Liang says that he frequently orders from Sari Sari Filipino Restaurant, Market, & Bakery and Hot Joy. “I get their [crab fat] chicken wings and a six pack Upland Brewery Champagne Velvet (Pilsner).”
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1602 E Houston St. Suite 106, (210) 389-1584, magpie.us
When talking about meals from Magpie, chef Stefan Bowers is highly complimentary. “Through and through solid and delicious,” he said. “By far some of the best handled, most delicately prepared and cared for food I’ve had in recent memory (pre and post COVID).”
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124 N Main Ave., (210) 971-7774, pinchboilhouse.com
“I’ve really enjoyed the Pinch and South BBQ collaboration,” said Camille De Los Reyes. “They’ve done it twice, and both times have been outstanding! I hear they will be opening up a new concept together soon, and I can’t wait!”
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