Make time to unwind and savor the fun of a trip to Traverse City, Michigan any time of year! This all-seasons destination is known and loved for its blossoming cherry trees, scenic stretches of lakeside shoreline, incredible parks, and options to explore museums, galleries and more that are sure to inspire travelers of all interests. No matter what time of year you arrive, making the most of the culinary scene is sure to be a treat. When you don’t have time to dine-in, but can’t wait to savor the flavors, be sure to add these top restaurants for carryout in Traverse City to the list of stops you don’t want to miss.

Trattoria Stella

When you can’t stop a craving for fine Italian fare with a farm-to-table focus, order carryout from Trattoria Stella while you’re in town. This delightful eatery is located at 1200 W. Eleventh Street and is known for adding innovative twists to traditional favorites. Appetizers range from beef carpaccio and oysters to oven-roasted chestnuts upon request. Entrées include everything from tortellini and fettuccini to pork tenderloin and Atlantic scallops.


When you’re looking to keep your carryout options simple, savory and more traditional, Bubba’s is the way to go. This casual eatery is known for its selection of mouthwatering burgers and fries that are ideal when paired with mac n’ cheese bites or a side order of Irish egg rolls. A selection of savory sandwiches is also available as well as a full kids’ menu when you’re ordering for little ones. Curb side to-go options make picking up dinner from Bubba’s easier than ever. Bubba’s is located at 428 E. Front Street.

Mama Lu’s

Take time to unwind in the comfort of your vacation rental with a selection of savory gourmet tacos thanks to carryout available at Mama Lu’s. Situated at 149 E. Front Street, this locale is truly one of a kind. Known as a modern-day taco shop, guests can order up tacos that feature everything from chicken and beef to fish and shrimp upon request. Don’t forget to add the side order of chips and salsa, nachos or pork rinds to truly round out your dining experience at one of the top restaurants for carryout in Traverse City!

Book a Stay Today

There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy the beauty and fun of Traverse City, Michigan. Contact True North Properties today to learn more about our many rentals in the area and how to make sure you’re booked into a home away from home that prioritizes comfort, convenience, and style.