Kolache Republic

Czech | There are few menus more perfectly adapted to takeout than Kolache Republic's; their bierocks and breakfast kolaches amount to full savory meals baked into golden buns, and the sweet kolaches, which can be ordered by the dozens if called in ahead, are offered in a wide variety of flavors that make for a winning alternative to the usual office donuts. Their kielbasa and cheddar kolaches look like adult sized pigs-in-a-blanket, and make for the ultimate mess-free road meal. kolacherepublic.com

Bangkok Restaurant

Thai | We weren't the only ones thinking Thai when we swung by Bangkok on a Tuesday night. The faux-brick-walled dining room was full, and plastic bags filled with takeout boxes were lined up behind the register. While we waited to pay, we watched the phone ring every 30 seconds or so, as another order came in. It's obvious Bangkok on Refugee Road has been a southeast side Thai go-to for years. Here's what we get: spicy and creamy Tom Ka Gai soup, basil and garlicky Pad Ka Pao with stir fried chicken and Pad Hoi, stir fried mussels in a hot chili sauce with mushrooms and onions. bangkokcolumbus.com

Harvest Moon Cafe

American | We'll confess it's fun to dine in at Canal Winchester's buzzing Harvest Moon Cafe with bright green and brick walls, and a smart cocktail list inspired by notable consultant Cris Dehlavi. But if you're in a hurry, the comfort food with a healthy bent from owners and herbalists Nathan and Kelley Doerfler easily withstands a change of venue (namely your coffee table). Burgers paired with a simple side salad travel well. Go for the Butter Bison Burger ($11.95) with an unctuous red wine and bone marrow butter and crispy onions on a brioche bun, or the house-made Black Bean Burger ($9.75) topped with avocado and cilantro pesto. hm-cafe.com