My favorite mid east take out makes good falafels. My home made ones are either too dry, crumbly or too greasy or too not right. They do not make a good sauce, it is easy to fix up the tzatziki sauce and add a little mint or oregano and their falafels, unlike mine, do re heat in the oven and crisp up again.
I sometimes buy pulled pork from a BBQ joint, reasonable price~~$10 US / lb. Sauce on the side. It is good for the usual pulled pork sandwiches and especially good in carnitas, burritos, fried rice et al. And their definition of A Pound is to just hand chop until their arm gets tired and they fill a take out container. I'm pretty sure they don't own a scale, as it makes many meals. However, I found out this winter they doubled the price. Still a good treat. But really, I need to cook my own BBQ pork butts now that the weather is getting warm again.
I will surprise myself, now that I think about it, I haven't bought a rotisserie chicken from the grocer's deli in a very long time. This use to be a regular standby on grocery shopping day or mid week or anytime I was feeling too tired / lazy to cook dinner. Hmmm, this might have to make the list.