I don’t think I have had so much fun ordering takeout as I have in these recent weeks. My family and I try to order takeout at least three times a week to help support local restaurants. Though we have our go-to selections, this has been a way for us to try new restaurants and mix it up a bit.
Those comfort dishes sure are fun to enjoy, including a recently delivered tray of the yummiest giant chocolate chip cookies from The Hamptons Aristocrat to our favorite BBQ platter from Smokin’ Wolf. To help us stay on track while indulging a little that one day per week, we try and focus on well-rounded, nutritious dishes for takeout that may take too much time to prep and cook at home.
I have compiled some of my favorite health-conscious meals available for takeout. These dishes are available at restaurants across the Hamptons from Southampton to Amagansett.
This fun spot serves up inspired Mexican cuisine with a variety of great options for bringing the celebration to the home. A healthy-minded choice that tastes amazing is its Beet & Chayote Salad. The salad is made with Chioggia beets that have a touch of sweetness, chayote (green) squash, mint, queso fresco, and citrus vinaigrette.
Yama Q has been a favorite of my family’s for many years. The entire menu is full of so many healthy selections. Go with the Hijiki (black seaweed) and vegetable dumplings to start. Follow that up with Red Thai Curry Vegetable Stir-Fry. We always get it over udon noodles. It also has a reduced-price beverage menu. Text in your order: 631-848-7712.
Bostwick’s Chowder House
I always get hungry any time I think about Bostwick’s! When I am taking a mini vacation from ordering the lobster rolls, I order the Blackened Fish Taco with Cajun spiced mahi with fresh mango salsa, or the Tuna Poke Tacos with marinated raw tuna, mango salsa, and wasabi cucumber sauce (two tacos per order). Trust me, these fish tacos are famous for a reason!
The Bell & Anchor
The Bell & Anchor has so many great staple dishes to have again and again. For some great color and texture, order the Vegan Plate. This dish mixes pineapple-cashew quinoa with spinach, roasted cauliflower, picked vegetables, and coconut curry for that dash of spice.
Lulu Kitchen & Bar
Know you have made the right choice for dinner with Lulu’s Vegetable Stew. The stew is made with chickpeas, harissa for that added kick, and market vegetables.
Add on one of our fridge favorites like the Carrots & Chickpeas Salad or Roasted Beets Salad. Orders may be brought directly to your vehicle upon arrival.
My longtime favorite at Saaz is the Chicken or Vegetable Biryani. The Biryani is made with whole spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and garnished with nuts and raisins. For rice, I choose the brown basmati or lemon & herb rice. As a starter, I am fond of the Steamed Chicken Momos or chicken dumplings served with beetroot chutney. Plus, you cannot go wrong with no delivery fees. Delivery is from Manorville to East Hampton.
Hamptons Aristocrat has a beautiful array of healthy dishes to choose from including Sprouted Kale, Sesame Noodle Salad, and Green Goddess Quinoa Salad. At Smokin’ Wolf, we love to order the Veggie Burger topped with Mango BBQ sauce with an a la carte side of collard greens. Remember to refer to the Limited Menu/Limited Lunch Menu when placing your order.
Hamptons Aristocrat: 631-384-9617
Smokin’ Wolf: 631-604-6470
A Quick Tip For Home
My daughter and I have been experimenting with infusing our water with freshly sliced fruit, vegetables, and herbs. It is a great and simple activity for children and it is so much fun to have them as the taste-testers. Our most recent infusions are cucumber, raspberry, and mint; and strawberry, lime, and thyme.
Which health-focused takeout dishes have been some of your favorites? Share your photos with us on social media by tagging @IndyEastEnd, @EastEndTaste, the restaurant you ordered from, and #EastEndTaste. We look forward to seeing them!