Best Takeout in LoDo

Grab-and-go eats
September 26, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Looking for top-notch takeout? These LoDo spots have you covered.

Mercantile Dining and Provision
New American · LoDo · $$$
Food 4.7 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

Alex Seidel (Fruition Restaurant) and his team have "another winner” in LoDo’s Union Station: by day, the “hip” , “high-energy” space functions as a European-style market offering “superb” sandwiches and “top-notch” coffees; by evening, the open kitchen prepares an “inspired” assortment of “complex, artfully executed” New American dishes, delivered (along with "delicious" wines and cocktails) by “agreeable servers who want you to feel welcome” – ensuring you "can't wait" to return.
Zoe Ma Ma
Chinese · LoDo · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.2

"Overseen by the family matriarch" , this tiny "taste of China in the Boulder bubble" and its slightly larger LoDo sibling turn out "exceptional" dumplings, "authentic" handmade noodles and other "awesome" (and "well-priced" ) street eats; naturally, they're "not fancy, and not trying to be" , but the folks behind the counter are "friendly" enough to compensate for the lack of "much ambiance."
Zoe Ma Ma
Chinese · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.2

"Overseen by the family matriarch" , this tiny "taste of China in the Boulder bubble" and its slightly larger LoDo sibling turn out "exceptional" dumplings, "authentic" handmade noodles and other "awesome" (and "well-priced" ) street eats; naturally, they're "not fancy, and not trying to be" , but the folks behind the counter are "friendly" enough to compensate for the lack of "much ambiance."
Osteria Marco
Italian · Central Business District · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.2

"Throw a dart at the menu – you can't miss" at Frank Bonanno's "casual" , "reasonably priced" Italian in LoDo, where "chewy, tangy" "artisan" pizzas and "eye-rollingly good" housemade cheeses and salumi pair with a "great wine list" ; "helpful" yet "unobtrusive" service ensures you'll feel "right at home" in the "basement-level" space, at once "cozy" and "high-energy" – though there's also a "delightful" sidewalk patio to "enjoy on sunny days."
Lucky Pie Pizza and Taphouse
Pizza · LoDo · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 3.8 · Service 4.0

"Fantastic" pizzas made with "organic, locally grown ingredients" arrive in "vibrant" surroundings at these "farm-to-table" parlors in Louisville and LoDo; while they're "great for families" , the "budget-friendly happy hour" is a "loud" , "fun" time to "meet your neighbors" and "relax over a beer" from the "phenomenal" , ever-rotating taps.
Machete Tequila + Tacos
Mexican · LoDo · $
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.1

Featuring housemade tortillas flavored with, say, hibiscus or squid ink, the creative tacos (including some "awesome" options) and fresh margaritas lure chowhounds and lounge lizards alike to this modern Mexican duo; while the Cherry Creek flagship boasts a rocking patio just below street level, the LoDo offshoot, filled with folk-art depictions of angels and devils, sits within spitting distance of Coors Field.