Do you take out food you have not consumed when you dine out?

Left over foods - Some of our left overs. We asked the waiter to wrap it up and we bring it home. WE just re heat it and eat it again,, the taste is still the same.
@pehpot (4762)
Philippines
September 12, 2008 8:44am CST
We love dinning out. My husband loves to eat outside in the restaurant. Sometimes we consume all the food, most of the times, the serving is large and we cannot consume all. In times like this, we ask the waiter or waitress to wrap it up for us and we just bring it home. We re heat it at home and eat again. How about you? Do you take home the food you did not finished in restaurants?
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yes, purposely. I mean, I can't afford to eat out very often so when we don, I make it worth my dollar! I will order steak, baked potatoe and salad. Often comes wtih bread. I eat the salad and bread, then start on the steak but as I get full, I stop and bring the rest of the steak nad the baked potato home. Those can be reheated just fine! 2 meals for the price of one and I don't have to cook the next day! Oh, yeah, I will toss in there any of the bread that we didn't eat!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Sep 08
Nope, because i'm a big eater or maybe the portions are often too little, that i will surely be able to finish it all in the restaurant ^_^ UNless, there are too much good food and we ordered a little too much, we will at most leave it unfinished, but not too much too and we will never ask for takeaway, as the taste of the food will be different, and it won't taste as good as eating in the restaurant ^_^ hehe
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
he he it does but just a little bit.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
12 Sep 08
i very deldom go out to eat, if i did & had food left that i could eat the next day i should. after all u paid for it & it's yours
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
yes it is, you pay for it so why not wrap it up!
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
yes, we do it like you do...Sometimes we take out foods and give them to the street children that we saw in the streets.But sometimes we take it out and bring home so that we have a food if ever we're hungry..It's just being practical nowadays whivh all things now are so expensive... happy mylotters!
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
yes we really have to be practical, and we pay for those food!
• India
12 Sep 08
Well, it is a good idea to pack the leftovers and take them home. After all, you have paid for the food. A bit boring to eat the same stuff again, but why waste it after you paid for it. We did this only once. Usually, we manage to consume everything when we go to a hotel. But that day, my uncle had visited, and maybe we ordered too much. Anyway, a lot of it was left over, and we asked them to pack it for us. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
oh we do it often, we always ordered a lot and ended up unconsumed.
@chinniR (661)
• India
12 Sep 08
hi pehpot, i haven't come across such a situation. whenever i go out with my parents, we use to order and the serving will be enough for the three of us. in the future if i come across some thing like this, i would do the same as you have told. thanks for sharing. happy mylotting!
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
you should!
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
Yes, we do this always whenever we dine out and have a remnant of our food. Sometimes, we will take it on our home and eat it later, there are times as well, that if we happen to see or pass street children, we will just give it to them.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
such a kind person you are! Thanks for posting. keep it up!
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Yup, we sometimes do that, especially if it's delicious. We can only do this at the restaurants; if we are dining in the hotels, they usually do not allow us to pack the remaining food.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
oh really? I never experienced dinning in hotels.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes, we also bring home our food that we haven't finished. Sometimes the portions are just so big that it's too much to eat all at once. I always just feel like I'll be wasting the food if I just leave it there for them to throw away. I figure we might as well get all of the food we paid for, and then it can be eaten for lunch the next day!
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
so true, we pay for it and so we must consume it, if not at that moment, maybe at lunch tomorrow.
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
yeah we take them home too, i don't see any reason why we shouldn't. our family is very particular about not being wasteful with anything. to be honest, i get pretty irked when i see people just get up and leave everything to be thrown out, i mean at least you can have it wrapped up and given to people who need food....
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
yeah we don't waste food after all we pay for it right?
@likaes (496)
• Singapore
12 Sep 08
Well if it is food that is easy to keep like cake or something similar, then I will bring it back home. Perhaps for myself to eat the next day. Or I might bring it back for someone else to try back home. Other than that, I rarely take food home from the restaurants I eat at. I try to order portions suitable for my appetite so there's less wastage.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
it's hard to know the right proportions of food here in my country, most often than not, we always have unconsumed portion for take aways.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 08
I do that sometimes. There are some times that I ordered too many kind of food without actually know how big the portion is. And especially when the food is kind of expensive, I would surely get some home, so I can reheat it and eat the leftovers.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
oh yeah when the food is really expensive, it's nice to have something to eat on the house
• India
12 Sep 08
I do not know what others do but I use to get the balance food packed and I take it with me at home. If it can be preserved for the next day we do it if can not I use to give to the needy person who is in hunger.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
oh we do that too, when the food is still ok, we just put it in the fridge
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
12 Sep 08
Hi pehpot, We do this all the time as well. Blessings.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
hello there! I see you practice it too.. Happy posting!
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
14 Sep 08
Yes, I do loved to dine out in the Restaurant and most of the time with my family and if we have an order in which it is not eaten or not yet done then most of the time we always ask to take it out so that there will be food in the following day to make it hot for snack time most of it......
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Sep 08
The servers at the restaurants we go to always ask us if they can pack the food up when we cannot finish it all. We usually say yes, and if they do not ask, we ask if they will put it in a box and they always do that. They only time we do not is if the food is too little it is not worth it, or if we are not in the city and on holiday and it would not look right to eat in the motel unless it is a pie or something that is not messy.
@lemayan (188)
• Germany
13 Sep 08
not all them times,but when it comes to chinese, i would rather embarass myself looking for a waitter to come and pack my left overs than leave it behind.
@nlcapricorn (1115)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
It is not my habit to take out food that i did not consume. Besides that if i eat i will not order too much that i cant eat everything i had in the table. I will just order enough for myself or the people that will dine so that the food and money will not be wasted. Its hard nowadays so its not good for the food to be wasted lol. Happy posting!
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
It's my practice to take it home the foods that have not consumed in the restaurant.My reason is,i have paid the food and i can eat that food in my home. other restaurant they just put it a container of left over foods of the customers and i'm thinking that they just put it on the garbage.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Yup! We do take home foods from restaurants when there's still a lot. But usually we have no left overs haha. We have a big family so whenever we dine out we consume everything and if one can't finish his or her meal, the others can eat it. We also make it a point to eat everything we order when we eat outside. Dining out is more expensive nowadays and left overs in restaurants should be avoided I think. So we try to order what we know is just enough for everybody. Ciao!