Five Places to Order Takeout in Tempe

We don’t know about you, but ordering in has become the highlight of our week during COVID times. There’s nothing like getting your favorite meal delivered to your door and curling up for an episode of your favorite show. Here are five Tempe takeout spots you won’t be able to resist dialing up this semester, curated by a Tempe local.

1. The Dhaba

Order by phone: 480-557-8800

or on DoorDash.


“Our Dhaba is the embodiment of Punjabi food and Punjab – a state that has been the envy of the nation (India)”

The Dhaba serves up takeout dishes that are not only rich in nutrients and deliciousness, but also rich in culture. Highlights from the menu include:

  • Gojra Aloo Gobi: Cubed potatoes with cauliflower florets simmered in herbs and spices. Vegetarian!
  • Dhaba Chicken Curry: Tender and boneless chicken pieces cooked with aromatic spices in a satisfying dhaba sauce.
  • Masala Chai: A soothing antioxidant-rich beverage, made with darjeeling tea leaves and select herbs and spices, whole milk added

2. Original Chopshop

Order by phone: 480-307-9336

on the website:

or on DoorDash.


“We think that food should not only taste good, but make you feel good too.”

Original Chopshop is your new go-to for fresh, feel-good cuisine. Highlights from the menu include:

  • Spicy Korean Steak Bowl
  • Asian Chops: house greens, bok choy, snap pea, carrot, green onion, cashew, sesame seed, radish, red chili vinaigrette. Vegan!
  • Hydrator Fresh Juice: cucumber, pineapple, lemon, coconut water, aloe vera

3. Desert Roots Kitchen

Order by phone for pick up or delivery: 480-382-0228

Daily menus available here.


“Vegan. Ever-changing daily menu. Made from scratch. Real food. Locally owned. Gluten Free. Wraps, hummus, salads, smoothies, coffee, iced tea, vegan treats…” What could be better than that? You know you can expect a fresh meal when the menu changes every day. Check out the Facebook page linked above for menu highlights!

4. Venezia’s New York Style Pizza

Order by phone: 480-858-1660

on the website:

or on DoorDash.


“You may remember the famous pizza-on-the-roof-scene from season 3 of Breaking Bad. The crew liked our pizza so much, they let us provide the props for this scene. They ordered 20 party pizzas so they would have enough for 20 takes—but it just so happened that Walter White (aka Bryan Cranston) nailed it in the first one.” A restaurant with starpower, great pizza, and – get this – a partnership with our very own Sun Devil Athletics! How soon can I order? Highlights from the menu include:

  • The classic Individual Cheese Slice – these babies come with toppings at $0.50 a piece.
  • The spicy Pitchfork Pizza – made for true Sun Devils, not for the faint of heart.
  • ANY pizza can now be customized with Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese!
  • Be sure to check out the specialized Devil Deals to save some $!

5. Thai Basil

Order by phone: 480-557-0101

or on DoorDash.


As Patti H. on TripAdvisor so eloquently stated, “We needed a break from cooking and quarantining. How exciting to take a car ride for take out Thai, whoo, hoo!” If you’re in the same boat as Patti, Thai Basil is the perfect spot for guaranteed satisfaction of your quarantine cravings. Highlights from the menu include:

  • Yellow Curry: Thai yellow curry with coconut milk, potatoes, onions, and carrots.
  • Drunken Noodles: Pan fried rice noodles in chili paste with broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, sweet basil, bean sprouts and more.
  • Fried Tofu: Deep fried crispy tofu served with sweet and sour sauce.

Hopefully after reading this, you’re hungry enough to call up at least one of these restaurants. I know I am!