BEST TAKEOUT Minneapolis 2004 - Cossetta's
For anyone whose cubicles and dashboards often double as dining tables, a carryout meal from this longstanding St. Paul lunch hub offers loads more home-style comfort than its stir-fried or tortilla-wrapped counterparts. Granted, the average Atkins disciple would likely run screaming at the sight of Cossetta's carbo-licious mostaccioli or scrumptious pasta salads, but even those folks can find an array of straight-up sausages and deli cheeses to fall back on. And if true on-the-go eating means foregoing the use of utensils altogether, there's always Cossetta's pizza by the slice, served hot and hefty with toothsome crust and a zingy sauce to rival anything this side of lower Manhattan. Occasionally daunting queues at the counter are a small price to pay for takeout as dependably tasty as this.