Casseroles are the comfort food that soothe our Southern soul. Whether it is for a welcome or a wake, a gastronomic gesture is always apropos. And while they are a traditional token to celebrate new babies or new neighbors, they are also a great grab-and-go solution for dinner for your own family. Here’s the dish on where to score the best take-and-bake suppers in town.

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Half-Baked Casseroles
This Buckhead boite stocks something for everyone with their full menu of classic casseroles and light, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices. Opt for healthier selections like their curry chicken and broccoli and quinoa casseroles orcrowd pleasers like chicken tetrazzini. With baking instructions printed on the lid and three serving sizes (for 2, 4 or 7-8 people), Half-Baked makes dinner a no-brainer.

Find ‘Em: 3185 Roswell Rd., 404-228-5836

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Casseroles (Virgina-Highland)
Whether you are craving the Southern comfort of a chicken & biscuits casserole or a sausage strata for Sunday brunch—hit this Virginia-Highlands spot. They make all of their dishes daily using only fresh ingredients and herbs. Stop in and pick one up frozen, or give them a call and they’ll heat it up for you. They’ll even save you a stop when picking up one for the neighbors with their assortment of cards and gift bags. Visit them on Facebook to see daily specials and what they got cooking.

Find ‘Em: 1393 N. Highland Ave. Suite 4, 404-228-3260

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Goldberg’s Bagel Company & Deli
Goldberg’s seven locations offer a secret stash of frozen fuss-free dinners. Shop the selection of chicken pot pie, lasagna and chicken casseroles. Picky eaters? Pick-up their mac-and-cheese and enjoy some no-whining dining.

Find ‘Em: Click here to find the nearest location.

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Paul’s Pot Pies
If it’s pot pie that pleases your pack, a trip to Paul’s is a must. This Marietta Square shop stocks a wide variety beyond their (coveted) classic chicken like turkey, chicken curry, sloppy joe, and vegetarian. Go ahead and grab a few for the freezer for those hectic hurried nights.

Find ‘Em: 10 Mill St., Marietta, 770-428-6092

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Mom’s Table
The old-school dishes at this Roswell shop are Southern cooking at it’s best. Enjoy classics like salmon croquettes, spaghetti pie and squash casserole—and don’t forget the peanut butter pie. This joint is uber fam-friendly with a play area to entertain wee ones while you shop the stocked cooler, and free delivery if you are lucky enough to live in the 30075 zip code.

Find ‘Em: 1207 Canton Street, Roswell, 770-552-7515

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Where do you pick up dinner in town? Give us the dish in the comments section below! 

—Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of star5112 on Creative Commons via Flickr, Casseroles, Half-Baked and Paul’s Pot Pies via Facebook

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