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Mushroom, eggs and cheese croissant, a grab-and-go option from Common Bond On The Go
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10 Destinations for Grab and Go Meals You Can Enjoy Anywhere

Where to grab gourmet eats, baked goods, groceries, and more

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Mushroom, eggs and cheese croissant, a grab-and-go option from Common Bond On The Go
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Not too long ago, the quick and convenient option of a grab-and-go destination was preferred for a no-fuss breakfast on the way to the office or lunch on-the-run. But in this new world, where dining out has turned into dining in, many places have gotten creative with a large variety of grab-and-go offerings that can be enjoyed anywhere.

Whether it’s the particular way a café prepares a sandwich, the warmth and comfort of a decadent baked good from a beloved bakery, or locally sourced items which can be hard to find in big chain grocery stores, few things compare to finding your favorite eats in a fast and reliable way. These restaurants and markets are making it so that almost anything and everything is available to grab-and-go… wherever it is you might be going.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Local Foods

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Local Foods Market, the pop-up shop that opened in 2020 as a solution for visitors looking to score quick and convenient supplements during quarantine, has become a permanent fixture in the old Benjy’s Rice Village space and continues to offer wine, jarred jams and jellies, baguettes, locally-sourced produce boxes and individual boxed meals like vegan sushi.

Revival Market

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This one-stop shop with a tasty and quick all-day menu and coffee bar also stocks jars of pickled vegetables and cases full of chocolate croissants, danishes and scones — but they are quick to disappear as the day wears on. And while it might be latte o’clock, you can plan ahead and pick up a treat for later with bottles of wine and beer available for retail.

The Roastery

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But first Viet coffee! While there are plenty of freshly-brewed caffeinated beverages to indulge in at The Roastery, each location offers bottled Viet coffee and cold brew, alongside hot cocoa bombs and homemade salted chocolate chip cookies, ready to grab-and-go. 

While restaurants may have reopened, dining at home is still a popular choice for many, and H-E-B makes it simple to support local establishments by offering pre-packaged whole meals with reheating instructions like Underbelly Hospitality’s King Ranch casserole or spicy Korean beef and dumplings and Coltivare’s rigatoni Bolognese, ready to grab on a grocery run.

Black Hole Coffee House

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The early bird gets the breakfast burrito at Black Hole Coffee House. The Montrose haunt is a high-traffic destination for coffee and cold brew, but don’t sleep on the glass case full of all-day eats like quiche, chorizo and egg breakfast burritos, muffins and scones, plus vegan baked goods from Sinfull Bakery.

Urban Eats

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The Urban Market, housed on the lower level at Urban Eats, offers plenty of choices when it comes to grab-and-go items, but also provides a relaxed indoor space and patio if you opt to stay awhile. The market spotlights locally-sourced items including Trishnna Tea, bread from Kraftsmen Baking and the Bread Man Baking Co. and Java Pura Coffee Roasters among others, while stocking its shelves with bottles of wine, jarred olives and pickles, truffle products, and jams and preserves to take home for later.

Dandelion Cafe

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Shop small at Dandelion Café features house-made market and grocery items, including fresh tomato and cilantro salsa, fruit jellies and jams, homemade almond milk, plus whole bean coffee bags from Amaya Roasting Coffee Co. and wine and beer.

a toasted sandwich with a side of sliced, pickled vegetables
A toasted sandwich from Dandelion Cafe
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Goode Co. Grocers

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The launch of Goode Co. Grocers brings hassle-free delivery and curbside pick-up of fresh prepared dishes, pantry staples, ready-to-grill meats, and food and cocktail kits from the restaurant group’s central kitchen. In addition to items like smoked chicken salad and pre-marinated pork chops, find assorted wine packs, fresh baked bread and tortillas, herbs and produce — with organic options — and grilling rubs and salts. Insider tip: Spend $150 and score free delivery.

On the Go by Common Bond

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Common Bond On-the-Go locations offer all of the charm and pep of Common Bond Café with a few extra perks. Grab-and-go items like salads, cold sandwiches and house favorite pastries pepper the cases, making it easy to eat and run, while an express drive-through offers an extra convenient way to get your caffeine in a jiffy.

Phoenicia Specialty Foods

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A haven for exotic foods, desserts, and ingredients of all kinds, grabbing and going may take a little longer at Phoenicia with plenty of tasty things to distract you. Cases upon cases are stocked with prepared foods like chickpea salad, calamari salad, tuna sandwiches, chicken mole empanadas, beef dolmas, chicken kabobs and so much more, while the market boasts an array of yogurts, international cheeses, breads and wine and fresh produce.

lamb shawarma with roasted pepper spread, sautéed onion, tomato and tzatziki yogurt sauce, wrapped in a toasty pita
A lamb shawarma wrap from Phoenicia’s deli.
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Local Foods

Local Foods Market, the pop-up shop that opened in 2020 as a solution for visitors looking to score quick and convenient supplements during quarantine, has become a permanent fixture in the old Benjy’s Rice Village space and continues to offer wine, jarred jams and jellies, baguettes, locally-sourced produce boxes and individual boxed meals like vegan sushi.

Revival Market

This one-stop shop with a tasty and quick all-day menu and coffee bar also stocks jars of pickled vegetables and cases full of chocolate croissants, danishes and scones — but they are quick to disappear as the day wears on. And while it might be latte o’clock, you can plan ahead and pick up a treat for later with bottles of wine and beer available for retail.

The Roastery

But first Viet coffee! While there are plenty of freshly-brewed caffeinated beverages to indulge in at The Roastery, each location offers bottled Viet coffee and cold brew, alongside hot cocoa bombs and homemade salted chocolate chip cookies, ready to grab-and-go. 

H-E-B

While restaurants may have reopened, dining at home is still a popular choice for many, and H-E-B makes it simple to support local establishments by offering pre-packaged whole meals with reheating instructions like Underbelly Hospitality’s King Ranch casserole or spicy Korean beef and dumplings and Coltivare’s rigatoni Bolognese, ready to grab on a grocery run.

Black Hole Coffee House

The early bird gets the breakfast burrito at Black Hole Coffee House. The Montrose haunt is a high-traffic destination for coffee and cold brew, but don’t sleep on the glass case full of all-day eats like quiche, chorizo and egg breakfast burritos, muffins and scones, plus vegan baked goods from Sinfull Bakery.

Urban Eats

The Urban Market, housed on the lower level at Urban Eats, offers plenty of choices when it comes to grab-and-go items, but also provides a relaxed indoor space and patio if you opt to stay awhile. The market spotlights locally-sourced items including Trishnna Tea, bread from Kraftsmen Baking and the Bread Man Baking Co. and Java Pura Coffee Roasters among others, while stocking its shelves with bottles of wine, jarred olives and pickles, truffle products, and jams and preserves to take home for later.

Dandelion Cafe

a toasted sandwich with a side of sliced, pickled vegetables
A toasted sandwich from Dandelion Cafe
Dandelion Cafe/Facebook

Shop small at Dandelion Café features house-made market and grocery items, including fresh tomato and cilantro salsa, fruit jellies and jams, homemade almond milk, plus whole bean coffee bags from Amaya Roasting Coffee Co. and wine and beer.

a toasted sandwich with a side of sliced, pickled vegetables
A toasted sandwich from Dandelion Cafe
Dandelion Cafe/Facebook

Goode Co. Grocers

The launch of Goode Co. Grocers brings hassle-free delivery and curbside pick-up of fresh prepared dishes, pantry staples, ready-to-grill meats, and food and cocktail kits from the restaurant group’s central kitchen. In addition to items like smoked chicken salad and pre-marinated pork chops, find assorted wine packs, fresh baked bread and tortillas, herbs and produce — with organic options — and grilling rubs and salts. Insider tip: Spend $150 and score free delivery.

On the Go by Common Bond

Common Bond On-the-Go locations offer all of the charm and pep of Common Bond Café with a few extra perks. Grab-and-go items like salads, cold sandwiches and house favorite pastries pepper the cases, making it easy to eat and run, while an express drive-through offers an extra convenient way to get your caffeine in a jiffy.

Phoenicia Specialty Foods

lamb shawarma with roasted pepper spread, sautéed onion, tomato and tzatziki yogurt sauce, wrapped in a toasty pita
A lamb shawarma wrap from Phoenicia’s deli.
Phoenicia Specialty Foods/Facebook

A haven for exotic foods, desserts, and ingredients of all kinds, grabbing and going may take a little longer at Phoenicia with plenty of tasty things to distract you. Cases upon cases are stocked with prepared foods like chickpea salad, calamari salad, tuna sandwiches, chicken mole empanadas, beef dolmas, chicken kabobs and so much more, while the market boasts an array of yogurts, international cheeses, breads and wine and fresh produce.

lamb shawarma with roasted pepper spread, sautéed onion, tomato and tzatziki yogurt sauce, wrapped in a toasty pita
A lamb shawarma wrap from Phoenicia’s deli.
Phoenicia Specialty Foods/Facebook

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