You think there are plenty of great places to get a takeout lunch, judging by the close competition for this title. But by a small margin, the Italian Market goes from runner-up last year to winner this year in the race to keep you fed at noon. Could have to do with their fabulous, made-to-order sandwiches: inventive ingredients piled high on thick slices of homemade Italian breads. Or, if you like something even more substantial, there are always plenty of hot specials; get a salad or one of the hearty soups of the day and you’re set.
2nd: Pete’s Frootique, 1515 Dresden Row, 425-5700
3rd: The Italian Gourmet, 5431 Doyle 423-7880