The Italian Gourmet, 5431 Doyle, 423-7880
Wow, last year’s champion Italian Gourmet edged out sister store Italian Market by a margin as thin as a slice of prosciutto. Why does the Italian Gourmet get kudos for such a great take-out lunch? Because anything in the showcase is yours to take home, no restrictions. You see something you like, they can make it take-out for you. Naturally, some things travel better than others, but it’s nice to know it’s your choice.
Runner-up: Italian Market, 6061 Young, 455-6124