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Take-out or takeout (U.S., Canada and the Philippines); carry-out or to-go (Scotland and some dialects in the U.S. and Canada);[1] takeaway (England, Wales, Australia, Lebanon, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, (in both where carry-out is also used) and occasionally in North America);[1] takeaways (India, New Zealand); grab-n-go; and parcel (Bangladesh, Pakistan)[2] is a prepared meal or other food items, purchased at a restaurant or fast food outlet with the intent to eat elsewhere. A concept found in many ancient cultures, take-out food is common worldwide, with a number of different cuisines and dishes on offer.

Clockwise from upper left: A Meat Feast Parmo from Stockton-on-Tees, UK; Fish and chips; Döner kebab; Pizza delivery.