If there’s one thing we know without a doubt, it’s that Columbia SC has flavor. But sometimes, you want the luxury of savoring a meal you didn’t have to prepare yourself without the hassle of going out. Well, we did the work for you and rounded up some of the best spots in town that offer take-out to make enjoying Columbia SC favorites even easier.


Does the day even officially begin before you get your caffeine fix? We think not. Lucky for us, Columbia SC has plenty of baristas who have mastered the art of a great cup of joe. If you’re in the Main Street district, grab a to-go cup from Drip filled with any one of their signature drinks, or head over to Curiosity Coffee Bar and pick up a pack of locally-crafted beer to enjoy later. If you find yourself in need of a pick-me-up for the week, do yourself a favor and preorder Zombie Coffee and Donuts for coffee and out-of-this-world donut creations.


You know, they say brunch is the most fabulous meal of the day, and it’s even better in the comfort of your own home. For a Columbia SC staple, call to place an order at The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli and choose one of their famous rolls. Pop over to The Gourmet Shop and choose any one of the signature brunch dishes (you really can’t go wrong here), or grab some wine and cheese for an at-home tasting.


A post shared by The Gourmet Shop (@thegourmetshop5points) on


If you’re on a quest to answer the age-old question, tomato-based vs. mustard-based barbeque sauce, start with Southern Belly BBQ. Stick to the traditional or get out of our comfort zone and experience one of the more unique sauces (try the Yum Yum, it’s all in the name). For speedy carry-out at a great price, head on over to Hite’s Bar-B-Que HouseThis family-owned and operated hole in the wall takes slow cooking seriously.


A post shared by Emma | Foodie In Charleston (@girleatscharleston) on


Do you consider salsa, queso and guacamole, to be food groups? Then Columbia SC is your heaven on Earth. Place a to-go order at Moctezumas Taqueria for all the essentials and more, or if you’re in the Irmo area, stop by Don Tequilas and take bliss in savoring one (or many) of the mouth-watering tacos. 


If you’re vegetarian or vegan, don’t worry, Columbia SC has an array of delicious, veggie-friendly spots. The Rosewood Market & Deli’s menu has countless options to choose from for pick-up or delivery. Sesame tofu and roasted mushroom? Say no more. When it comes to vegan comfort food the Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen in NOMA can’t be beat. The fried “chicken” sandwiches will have you wondering “Is this really vegan?.”


A post shared by meg 🥑 (@noms.n.nutrition) on


When the sun sets and the sweet tooth kicks in (and you can’t find any old Halloween candy laying around), preorder a sweet treat at Silver Spoon Bake Shop. The selection of baked goods covers all the classics and more. You’d be remiss in not trying the party-four, their next-level version of the traditional petit-four. If ice cream is what you crave, grab a hand-crafted pint through curbside pickup, made with natural and locally sourced ingredients from Sweet Cream Co.

Covid-19 Take Out Options

Our local crafters of all things delicious never cease to amaze us with their innovative dishes and love for the Columbia SC. Even amid the COVID-19 crisis, they continue to go the extra mile. Many more restaurants and cafes than those listed here have expanded their take-out offerings. These community favorites will continue to dish out your favorites through carry-out or curbside service. If you are able, please take some time to support a local business during this challenging time by ordering a meal to take home.