There are not many places in California or even the entire United States that have as many amazing takeout options right now as Orange County. The absolute plethora of options makes sure that the locals’ tastebuds always remain satisfied, regardless of culinary preferences. With the pandemic making it difficult to go for dine-ins, the locals have taken to some of their favorite takeout spots in Orange County and we are sharing some of them with you in this article. Read on to find out more.
1. The Grilled Cheese Society
We start off with a local staple that provides probably the best-grilled cheese experience that you can ever find. With grilled cheese in their name, you can expect to find a wide range of combinations, some of them quite unique and wild. The one thing that you can be sure of after trying their grilled cheese sandwiches is a feeling of absolute bliss. One of the most popular options among the locals include the Bambino grilled cheese which has two fried eggs, American cheese, bacon, tomato slices, and their signature Society sauce. The message here is simple: if you love cheese, this place is going to feel like heaven to you.
2. Rance’s Chicago Pizza
There is no comparison as to which pizza style is the best. We respect all styles equally, be it Chicago, New York, or any other style. Rance’s has made quite a name for itself in the Orange County area for providing one of the best Chicago pizza experiences. The stringy cheese, along with their house-made sauces and toppings make it one of the best Chicago pizzas anywhere! Don’t like the deep dish? Well, you will be happy to know that they offer three different types, so there is something for everyone. The other two types are pan style and thin crust, each of them being equally delicious.
3. Monster Mac
The cheesy fun for Orange County residents continues with this special place where you can get mac and cheese like you have never seen before! The one thing that they do not do at all is playing it safe as you will find quite a few variances on this classic dish. If you plan to get a snack for game day, you can opt for their buffalo mac and cheese. However, if you’re in the mood for something more refined, then they also have the Truffle Mac which has everything you need to know in its name. However, the one recommendation that we would make is their Cajun Mac. This one is a flavor bomb, but we are going to keep the surprise alive for you so you can see yourself what it contains.
This list would not be considered American enough if we did not have a burger joint added to it. That is exactly what CraveBurger has, and this delivery service has been a local favorite ever since it started. There are seven different burgers to choose from and you will enjoy every single one. Our favorite is the Truffle Burger, which has a juicy patty in the center with mushrooms that they sauté in truffle butter (fancy right?) and topped with their house sauce and pepper jack cheese! If you get this burger, then make sure to use up all the excess truffle sauce with your fries because that thing is not to be wasted!
There are quite a few other places where the locals love getting their food from, including Wild Wild Wings, Healthy Bites, and Toss It Up. Try out the places shared here, and do let us know which of these turned out to be your favorite.