Here’s a selection of restaurants across the city offering grab-and-go options for breakfast and lunch. You can continue to mine our list of restaurants serving curbside meals here.
This breakfast-and-lunch spot repurposes the original Fire Station No.1 in Sundance Square on the northeast corner of Commerce and 2nd Streets. Weekdays, you can grab breakfast tacos and wraps or tuck into The Hot Mess (brisket on sourdough), a vegetarian Hippie Roll or the Busta Rhymes chicken or tuna wraps on spinach tortillas.
Boopa’s Bagel Deli
The North Fort Worth stalwart features 18 different flavors of bagels, along with a baker’s dozen of cream cheese varieties. You can get the traditional bagel and shmear, but also a Boopalache (sausage wrapped in a bagel), an Eggel (a bagel and egg sandwich with cheese – bacon and sausage are optional), or even a fresh muffin if you like. Remember: “If you bagel’s not water boiled, it’s just sad bread with a hole in it.”
True, this is a grocery store and not a restaurant. But there are all kinds of chef-prepared goodies, including hot cereal, eggs, biscuits (with or without home-style gravy), salads, barbecue treats and burritos available for your grab and go pleasure. You’ll enter to Central Market at the far left (at the time of this writing) so you’ll have to cross the store to find the take-out offerings, along with a mini-pastry case by the coffee bar.
From take-out breakfasts, salads and sandwiches to entrées that you heat and serve at home (and go ahead and take the credit), the restaurant/catering company in the River District offers a lot to love. If you’re eating Paleo, gluten free, or have other food needs you’ll find a lot of options at this gourmet grab-and-go spot.
Local Foods Kitchen
Hidden in Overton Park, the take-out or dine-in restaurant offers a little something for everyone. There’s plenty in the take-out case, and breakfast and lunch from the dine-in menu are house-made and scrumptious. Local Foods is a vegetarian’s paradise, with a substantial amount of plant-based options for breakfast and lunch. If you need a little comfort food (pancakes, a pimento cheese or Reuben sandwich) you can find that here, too. Drive-up dinners Wednesday through Friday feature a three-course meal for two.
Meyer & Sage
Ingredients matter to chef/owner Callie Salls. Whether you’re picking up a sandwich, getting a chef-prepared meal or you’re on the receiving end of a giant charcuterie board for your party, the food will look beautiful and taste delicious. You can pre-order options to pick up, grab something fresh out of the refrigerated case in the store or get a full week’s menu delivered.
Neighbor’s House Grocery Store
Groceries? Check. Get everything from sandwich meat, cheese and bread to cookie dough, wine, veggies, salad and toilet paper. Prepared meals, burgers, salads, burritos and six kinds of avocado toast? Check. Part urban grocery and part chef-driven fast dining, the new House in the downtown neighborhood offers a little bit of everything.
Paul’s Donuts, Subs and Gyros
Tucked just off of Magnolia Avenue, the iconic breakfast/lunch/brunch spot has apple fritters that some locals swear are legendary. Multi-flavored donuts and pastries, pancakes and breakfast plates with all the fixins’..... the list goes on. You may be sad you only have one stomach, or you may be tempted by the slightly messier, really tasty Gyro sandwich or one of the other lunch offerings.
Pearl Snap Kolaches
Kolaches are a Czech tradition, and the kolaches at Pearl Snap are a little fancier than your average gas station variety. In addition to the traditional sausage, fruit or cream cheese kolaches, you can get pulled pork kolaches, cinnamon rolls and breakfast tacos, as well as a hefty “not kolaches” menu that includes burgers and sandwiches.
Salsita has four locations across Fort Worth, with another returning soon to the Museum District. In Cowtown, we love our breakfast tacos, and you can get those all day long. But you can also get bowls, burritos, tortas and party packs that will serve a whole family.
The Table Market & Culinary Studio
Former Cafe Modern Chef Dena Peterson Shaskan’s culinary magic -- along with her husband Trent's bread and offerings from the dynamic duo known as Hao & Dixya -- can be found at The Table Market & Culinary Studio. The Table also sells a variety of grab-and-go sauces, tamales, cupcakes along with other gluten-free, vegan and frozen and fresh items.
Finally, don’t underestimate the juice! Juice Junkies offers quick vegan bites and organic soups along with their trademarked pressed juices and smoothies. Nékter Juice Bar will sell you a hearty acai bowl or protein snacks that are a perfect pick-up after exercise. And Clean Juice has salads and avocado toast if you’d like to pair your juice with more of a meal.
FunkyTown Donut's two locations, Sundance Square and Near Southside, are well known for Instagram-worthy breakfasts that taste as good as they look. The Sundance Square location, FunkyTown Donuts & Drafts, even sells wine, beer and mimosas if you need an extra pick-me-up in the morning. Be sure to check the menu for new flavors and specials which rotate monthly.