First off: I rarely reheat leftovers, so the majority of this list involves foods taken straight from the fridge and often consumed right out of the takeout container or to-go box.
Cold pizza: The standard by which we judge every other scrap that’s left in our refrigerators.
Cold pasta: There’s something about the way it turns into a big block that simply floats my boat.
Cold Chinese food: The rarest of all leftovers (who doesn’t force down the rest of their Chinese food?).
Cold fried fish: Freshly fried fish fillets have a tendency to flake apart; not so on the morning after.
Cold fried chicken: See “Cold fried fish”.
Cold hot dish: A delight for the lazy upper Midwesterner.
Sub: Another rare one; pick it up and start chomping.
Reheated pasta: Not quite as good as that delightful block you get from the cold stuff, but it’ll do.
Onion rings: Like Funyuns, but more fun.
French fries: Another rare leftover. They are made edible again via cast iron pan at 450 degrees.