La Jolla has no shortage of great restaurants, from small and inviting to large and elegant. But there are times when you would rather relax at home and enjoy local restaurant meals without actually leaving the comfort of your home. Fortunately, whether it’s to your home, hotel, or office, there are many dining options that bring the food to you and we’re listing a few of the best delivery restaurants in La Jolla below.
Pizza on Pearl is known for its fresh, thin-crust style pizza and fast service. You can order whole pizzas with a choice of over 30 toppings or you can order pizza by the slice with other side items such as salads, calzones, stromboli (a turnover filled with cheeses) and desserts. Pizza on Pearl offers gluten-free pizzas as well as pizzas with red (tomato sauce) or white sauce as well as several vegetarian options.
Pizza Pronto is also known for its quick delivery service. (With a name like that, how can it not be?) More important, Pizza Pronto offers an diverse menu of freshly made items. The owner is from Afghanistan and has incorporated several Middle Eastern foods into his offerings. In addition to pizza, you can order naan bread (made fresh daily), pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads, kabobs and many specials, such as tomato basil soup, lobster bisque and chicken wings.
If you’re in the mood for Chinese food, call the China Chef. They are open every day and night except Sundays and consistently win awards for their fast take-out and delivery service. The restaurant itself is small, but offers a large menu, including several chef’s specialties such as Shanghai shrimp, spicy chicken, and double happiness shrimp and scallops. You can select from a wide variety of appetizers, including a popo platter, and entrees with chicken, pork, beef, seafood and vegetarian items such as tofu, chop suey, egg foo young, rice and noodles. You can order lunch specials, dinner combinations and family dinners.
If you prefer a mixture of Chinese and Japanese cuisine, try Fugu’s Sushi & Wok. Fugu’s offers a full Chinese menu with meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian entrees and rice and noodle dishes. All dishes are made with fresh, organic ingredients. Japanese food items include sashimi, sushi, special rolls, soup, salad and noodles and appetizers such as spring rolls and tempura. Fugu’s also includes a few Korean food items on its menu and offers bento boxes for its Chinese, Japanese and Korean meals. Fugu’s makes it easy for you to order online.
Prepkitchen is affiliated with the popular Whisknladle restaurant in La Jolla, which is known for its superb combination of basic, organic foods with unusual twists and tastes. The restaurant has proved so popular that the owner and chef decided to open Prepkitchen to offer the same menu items for take-out and delivery. The menu changes seasonally, but always offers a variety of tapas, a fresh soup of the day, freshly caught fish, hormone-free meats and poultry, and organic, farm-to-table produce. You can order family meals, which include salads or soup, meat and chicken entries, pasta dishes, mashed potatoes, market vegetables and desserts (the salted caramel pecan fudge brownies are a favorite).
If you’re a fan of delicious Southern barbecue, then call Bubba’s Smokehouse BBQ or browse their menu and order online. Everything at Bubba’s is made from fresh ingredients. You can choose from Southern-styled ribs, pork, tri-tip, brisket and chicken with your choice or hot or sweet sauce and a variety of side dishes. Sides include corn bread, beans, coleslaw, potato salad, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, chili, mashed potatoes, collard greens and broccoli. You can also order sandwiches and salads and special meals for families and children. Desserts include sweet potato or pecan pie. What could be more Southern than that?