How to Order Take-Away Food in English

When abroad, it may not be easy to choose either what or where to eat. On the one hand, you want to try the typical dishes and on the other, you must pay attention to the ingredients, your figure, and your health. If your holidays are quite long, it can become annoying to dine out, both for the scale and for your wallet. Not everyone is good at cooking. Maybe you have guests visiting and you want to offer them local food. Or maybe you feel tired and do not want to go out or cook.

In all of these cases, you could opt for takeaway. Or better yet, for delivery service! That is why we have decided to offer you a selection of useful phrases for ordering food over the phone. Let’s begin!

Asking for Something Specific

Good evening, I would like to order 2 pepperoni pizzas and 1 beer. Thanks!

Good evening, I want to order something typical. Could you help me?

Hi, do you have chicken chow mein?

Do you have any pizza sauce?

I don’t like spicy food.

Can I add chips?

How much is an extra ingredient?

Takeaway Versus Delivery

Is it possible to come and pick up the food?

Is there a charge for home delivery?

Do you do home delivery?

Special Menus

Do you have any special offers this week?

Are there any special meals?

Is there a dessert menu?

Special Needs

I’m a celiac. Is it possible to have a gluten-free pizza?

Do you have any vegan pizza on the menu?

I would like to inform you that I am allergic to hazelnuts.

Do you have a typical vegetarian dish?

Can I pay by card?

Do you have a children’s menu?

Your Address

I live at 365 Newport Street. N like North, E like End, W like Wonderful, P like Paris, O like Oven, R like Rome, T like Tower.

I live at 25 Funny Road. Do you need the spelling?

Ready for Your Takeaway Dinner?

With this simple selection of phrases, you can order dinner and maybe surprise your friends. If you need to improve your English, why not choose an online English course? ABA English offers you a free course with 144 video lessons, short films, and native teachers to help you learn English in a natural and intuitive way! Are you ready?

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