As a second choice eat at restaurants that serve food in compostable and/or recyclable containers AND who recycle and compost the containers.
As a third choice buy carryout at restaurants that serve in compostable or recyclable containers if you can compost/recycle them at home. Request no straws or plastic utensils when ordering.
Ask your favorite restaurant if they will compost or recycle.
Bring your own to-go or leftovers containers–or ask for tin foil and recycle it at home.
Some restaurants have switched from Styrofoam to other take-out containers. These are not recyclable if the paper containers have plastic coating. Ask restaurants to offer compostable take out containers and cutlery instead of plastic coated paper.