Take-out food from Northern Michigan restaurants is not only delicious, it has one added bonus: You can take it outdoors and enjoy this fabulous spring. Here are tasty take-out meals from a Traverse City restaurants as well as restaurants in Elk Rapids, Charlevoix and Bay Harbor.


1219 E. Front Street, Traverse City 231-929-1303

Bring home the fiery flavors of Bangkok with authentic dishes like Som Tum (green papaya salad), fried tofu with cucumber sauce, awesome Pad Thai and classic coconut curry dishes like Gang Ped.


100 River, Elk Rapids 231-264-9000

Build a quick and creative dinner from handmade ravioli and savory tomato-lamb sauce, signature tillamook and Gruyère mac and cheese, or venison and black bean chili paired with a bottle from ERWS’s thoughtful, eclectic wine cellar.


111 Bridge St., Charlevoix 231-237-7827

Scovie’s offers a spectrum of great sandwiches and full entrees for lunch or dinner on the run with quick delivery to Charlevoix’s City Marina. Tackle the one-pound BLT or linger in olfactory bliss over savory cinnamon chicken. www.scovies.com.


4181 Main St., Bay Harbor 231-439-2665

Proprietress and chef Karen Williams builds her daily to-go menus on local, seasonal products. Thin and crispy stone-fired pizzas are made to order along with composed grab-and-go entrees like Tandoori spiced lamb with bulghur and roasted cauliflower or wild Alaskan salmon with vegetable orzo salad and wilted spinach. www.galleygourmet.com.

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Tim Tebeau is food and wine editor for Traverse. dining@traversemagazine.com

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski