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The Orange County food scene is flourishing, with delicious sit-down restaurants popping up all over the place with a line outside full of foodies to prove their worth. If you find yourself strapped for time, or you’re just a homebody, don’t worry! You can still taste all the delicious food that Orange County has to offer from the comfort of your own home. Just place an order for delivery or pick up from any one of these restaurants for a taste of culinary heaven. 

When you think of Orange County, you likely think of beautiful SoCal beaches, hot sun, and surfer bros. All of these assumptions are correct and actually contribute to the area’s rich food scene. One great way to experience the OC food scene is by checking out all of its upscale nouveau eateries, but the more laid back side of the OC is just as delicious. 

Whether you’re craving a juicy burger and fries, tender hot wings, ooey-gooey mac and cheese, or a fresh salad, we’ve got you covered with the best places to get takeout and delivery in the OC. Just sit back, put your feet up, grab that TV remote, and order in–you deserve it!

Cheesy Bites

Nothing says comfort like cheese in any form. Cozying up with a crispy grilled cheese, a creamy bowl of mac and cheese, or a hot slice of pizza, is the perfect addition to any day. No matter the occasion, cheese always hits the spot. Here are our top cheesy OC picks for delivery and take out. 

The Grilled Cheese Society

The Grilled Cheese Society knows what they’re doing when it comes to cheese. With tons of amazing combinations, their entire menu is made up of different crazy grilled cheeses. After trying any one of their perfectly crispy grilled cheeses, you will be in cheese paradise.

Out of all their many delicious options, our favorite gooey cheese sammie is their Bambino grilled cheese. This tasty sandwich has everything we love about breakfast and grilled cheese, put into one. The Bambino has two fried eggs, crispy bacon, melted American cheese, fresh tomato, and Society Sauce, on buttery, toasted white bread. The egg yokes drip all over this delectably cheesy masterpiece, so be warned: you will want to have a napkin close by. 

You can’t go wrong with any one of their cheesy creations. They even have a classic grilled cheese, which you can get with a side of tomato soup. This tried-and-true classic gets no complaints from us. The Grilled Cheese Society is a must-try for cheese lovers. 

Rance’s Chicago Pizza

If you are a cheese lover, you are almost certainly a pizza addict. Rance’s Chicago Pizza is slicing up some of the cheesiest pizza in all of Orange County. With two locations serving pick up and delivery, you have to go try some of their stringy, hot, cheesy pizza. This joint makes three types of pizza, so no matter your preference, you’re bound to be pleased. 

As is typical of Chicago style pizza, they have thin crust (cut into squares), deep dish with mountains of toppings and cheese, and even pan style, for some extra crispy crust. Our favorite, as cheese fanatics, is their House Special pie in a deep dish crust. This pizza has four of the most classic pizza toppings around: sausage, green peppers, onion, and mushroom. Topped off with a sea of gooey cheese, this pizza is a delicacy of cheesy proportions. 

Monster Mac

If you are looking for some more ooey-gooey cheese action, then Monster Mac is the delivery spot for you. Monster Mac is serving up mac and cheese with a creative spin. Whether you want to get game day ready with their Buffalo Mac, practice your fancy pants manners with their Truffle Mac, or keep it fresh with some fusion Street Mac, Monster Mac has the answer to all your wildest mac and cheese dreams!

Our favorite mac and cheese creation is their Cajun Mac. This buttery, spicy dish takes advantage of the seafood offerings of Orange County’s 40 miles of coastline by incorporating fresh, Cajun-spiced crab into a rich, gouda mac and cheese. This dish is then topped with truffle oil, shredded parmesan, and crumbles of delectable gouda. Get out of the way, lobster mac! Cajun Mac is where it’s at.  

If you want to double down on cheese–and why wouldn’t you–then you should also order their Monster Mac Bites. These mac bites come in two different varieties, all of which are cheesy, crispy, and perfect for dipping in the Monster Sauce that is served alongside. With Monster Mac, you are always in for an ooey-gooey treat. 

Meaty Bites

Need more protein in your life? These are our favorite meaty bites in Orange County, with everything from juicy burgers to finger-lickin’ wings. 

CraveBurger

CraveBurger is the must-try delivery spot for burgers in the OC. With seven different types of burgers and tasty options for kiddos, CraveBurger is a fantastic delivery choice for families. All of their burger combinations are rich with flavors sure to satisfy any meat-loving adult, and their kids’ chicken tenders are so crispy, you’ll want to sneak a bite of those too. 

Our favorite burger is their Truffle Burger. This burger has a juicy burger patty topped with mushrooms that have been sauteéd in decadent truffle butter, pepper jack cheese, and house sauce. This burger is indulgent in the best of ways. For a pro tip, use your golden, crisp fries to soak up any of the truffle sauce that happens to drip out of this juicy burger–you won’t regret it! 

No matter what you order, CraveBurger will please the entire family and hit the spot after a long day playing in the SoCal sun. Make sure to double down on your french fry order to make sure there is enough to go around. 

Wild Wild Wings

Whether it’s game day or you are just craving some crispy wings, Wild Wild Wings is the way to go. Wild Wild Wings offers 15 different varieties of wings, so no matter what flavor you’re after, they are sure to satisfy. All of their wings also come with the option of bone-in or boneless, so take your pick and get your chicken on!

Our favorite is their Spicy Orange wings. These wings have a sweat heat and crispy crunch that will leave your taste buds doing a happy dance. If you are looking for something a bit spicier, go for their Carolina Reaper wings. They will knock your socks off with jam-packed flavor and intense spice. 

Don’t forget to complete your order with a side to help cool things down. They also serve creamy mac and cheese, french fries, onion rings, and sweet potato tots. If you are feeling extra bold, go for their Ghost Fries. If you can handle the heat, they are a real treat. 

Healthy Bites

Need to detox from all that cheese and meat? Then why not order something fresh and delicious? Orange County is a great area for healthy bites since there’s an abundance of fresh produce available. And when it comes to a healthier delivery option, there is only one place to go. 

Toss It Up

Toss It Up is the number one option for healthy eats in the OC when it comes to delivery. Some places struggle to deliver salads with all of their fresh crunch still intact. With Toss It Up, this is not the case. Toss It Up is a delivery-only spot, so they really take care when it comes to packaging up their delicious salads for delivery. Their salads always arrive fresh and on time. 

While they offer eight different amazing salads, our favorite is their Gyro salad, packed with delicious Mediterranean flavors. This gyro salad has mixed greens, sliced lamb,  grape tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, pita wedges, Greek dressing, and is topped with tzatziki. It is a fresh salad with enough protein to make it a full meal. 

No matter what your salad preferences are, you are bound to be pleased with anything you order from Toss It Up. You can even customize your salad with any protein, vegetable, or fruit add on you please. With Toss It Up, freshness is guaranteed. 

In Conclusion

No matter what you are in the mood for, Orange County will provide the flavor. With some of the best restaurants in all of California, the culinary offerings are endless, but any takeout or delivery spot on this list is sure to hit the spot. So, skip the trip to the grocery store and order in tonight!

Sources:

Best Restaurants in Orange County | Travel and Leisure

Restaurants, Dentists, Bars, Beauty Salons, Doctors | Yelp

Foodies Conquer Orange County | OC Register

10 Fascinating Facts about Orange County | IEC @ OCC

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