As we’ve recently come to understand, now is not a good time for a long, leisurely evening out at a local restaurant. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a lovely, prepared meal at home… and it also (never!) means that “to-go” food only comes from fast food chain spots.
The Space Coast has some amazing restaurants which have mastered the art of takeout. Check out this list of seven unique places you may not have thought of to grab your next delicious meal. All of them are practicing safe serving during this time.
Thai fusion with attitude
We’re big fans of this quirky, Thai-Latin fusion spot on of Aurora Road in Melbourne. While the location is a bit unassuming, the rich, authentic flavors coming out of this kitchen are nothing to scoff at. Their preparation of Pad Thai, curry chicken empanadas, and “spicy drunken noodles” are some of our personal faves. It’s an exotic taste experience with a modest price tag and filling portions.
1470 Aurora Rd, Melbourne. (321) 622-6979.
Online at: https://bit.ly/CQmlb
Genna Pizza Company
Inventive pizzeria goes beyond the basics
You know this list wouldn’t be complete without a classic pizzeria, right? While there is no shortage of top-notch pizza joints on the Space Coast, Genna Pizza Co. in Viera is a stand-out for us. We love the specialty pizzas here because they don’t skimp on toppings and everything comes out hearty and delicious, with a nice variety of less traditional options like their mac n’ cheese and BLT pizzas, plus an amazing Chicago Deep Dish!
4301 N Wickham Rd., Melbourne. (321) 242-3003. Online at https://bit.ly/gennapizzamlb
Café Surfinista South
Health-conscious, beachside bliss
Breakfast you can eat while sneaking a peak at the surf is always a good idea! Café Surfinista South in Indialantic is a great option if you love smoothies, great coffee, and filled-to-the-brim Açai bowls. Created with wellness in mind, there’s a long list of nutrient-rich options here, including fresh fruit juices, Açai bowls — among the best on the Space Coast — loaded with generous toppings of fresh fruit and granola, a variety of bagel sandwiches and even sammies and hot bowls for lunch, starting at 11 am.
2 Wavecrest Ave, Indialantic, (321) 327-4570. Online at: https://www.facebook.com/surfinistasouth/
Third Culture Kitchen
Foodie-forward + globally inspired
One look at the artsy takeout window and outdoor dining area and you know you’re somewhere special in Titusville. As one of the most foodie-forward spots in the county, you’ll find menu offerings here unlike any you’ve seen before including street tacos, bao, burgers and wings, all on the same menu!! Don’t let the variety scare you; dig right in to savor global flavors that are refreshing and fun! Don’t skip the Korean BBQ ribs, they are amazing!!
1000 Cheney Hwy Titusville, (321) 225-4103. Online at http://www.thirdculturekitchen.com
Joan’s Perfect Pies
#1 pies on the Space Coast
A sweet, tiny bakery in the heart of downtown Eau Gallie where you’ll find one thing and one thing only – pies. From Key Lime to Chicken Pot Pies and everything in between, no one else makes homemade, from-scratch pies daily quite like Joan. Her crust is perfection every time. Our favorite flavor? Chocolate Peanut Butter. Try an easy weeknight dinner fit for your family with takeout frozen Quiches and Beef or Chicken Pot Pies for a savory treat!
1478B Highland Ave, Melbourne. (321) 610-7953, Online at https://joansperfectpie.com
Green Turtle Market
Gourmet groceries, fine wines and prepared foods
Some call it Green Turtle Market, we call it foodie paradise! This specialty market specializes in gourmet groceries and wine, fresh cuts of meats, fish and shellfish, divine baked sweets and breads and also boasts a wide variety of prepared selections for lunch and dinner. Their chefs are top-notch, and the food quality is some of the best around.
855 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach. 321-773-2001. Online at https://greenturtlemarket.com
Mustard’s Last Stand
Quick bites, big flavors, dawg!
Don’t underestimate this funky little hot dog stand – it’s been a timeless classic in Brevard since 1987, and now boasts two locations in middle Melbourne. This is where you’ll find hot dogs and fries dressed up in countless imaginative combinations: from the “Firecracker Dog” (cheese, sriracha, fresh garlic, topped with fries) to “The Green Thumb” (veggie dog, grilled onions, guacamole, curry-garlic mayo), there’s a ‘dog to satisfy every craving here.
Two locations: Downtown Melbourne at 415 East New Haven Ave., Melbourne, (321) 951-3469 and Eau Gallie, 1288 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, (321) 254-5776. Online at https://www.mustardslaststand.us
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Space Coast Foodies
Tyler and Summer are a husband and wife team who have turned their love for eating out into a commitment to becoming “field experts” in local eats on the Space Coast. They document their favorite finds along the way on their blog and Instagram, @spacecoastfoodies. They have two children ages 1 and 3. They love cheesy 90s country songs, trips to Disney World, and late night bowls of cereal.