It’s getting cold and you want to spend less and less time outside. Luckily, there are a lot of great sports on throughout the week, so you have plenty of reasons to post up on the couch for a basketball, hockey, or football game. The only real question is: what are you going to eat?
Whether you’re having a solo evening of game-watching or you’ve invited friends over to hang, you need something especially excellent. And while there is no shortage of options on Grubhub, you should focus on the best spots that always come in for the win.
With that in mind, we put together this guide to some of the city’s best Grubhub delivery spots.
This guide is sponsored by Grubhub. All restaurants featured were selected by The Infatuation.
Your friends are gathering for a Thursday night Blackhawks game and everyone agrees pizza is the move. But nobody can agree on what kind of pizza. Deep dish? Thin crust? It’s been an ongoing debate in your group chat all day and there’s no way anyone has accomplished a thing at work. Split the difference and get everyone to agree on Happy Camper and their regular-crust pizza. Is regular pizza even a thing these days? Yes, and Happy Camper will deliver it topped with virtually anything you want.
There’s no such thing as too much fried chicken in life, so keep your options open. There’s one particular reason to order Gus’s over some other fried chicken options, and that’s their cayenne-heavy seasoned crust. Gus’s has one style of fried chicken and it’s bringing the heat. It’s not a burning heat, but there’s a nice little tingle as soon as you take a bite.
You want to keep things simple and order a sandwich for yourself, but the thought of a simple turkey or roast beef sandwich sounds particularly boring. So order a sandwich from Wyler Road that is guaranteed to be delicious and interesting. You’ll find everything from a veal heart Philly cheesesteak to a fried clam belly sandwich to more traditional options like an excellent reuben. Order a side of cheese curds or fried potato balls and you’ll be good to go.
There are a lot of different Mediterranean options available for delivery, but don’t just close your eyes and point to decide which one is the best. That’s how you end up with a plate of bad hummus. Instead, opt for Benjyehuda, which has great falafel and schwarma sandwiches or bowls. A bonus? They have some of the best fries around. Get a side of cheese sauce for the fries.
If you’re going to get comfortable on your couch and watch a game this winter you might as well get some comfort food to go along with it. And the classic Southern dishes available at Luella’s are as comfortable as you can get. Everything from their fried chicken and collard greens to brisket mac & cheese to shrimp & grits are delicious. And you can eat it all while being warm and cozy in the comfort of your own home.
There are plenty of occasions that warrant a Traspasada burrito: for example, after a big night out, after a rough Monday, or before you want to take a nap. But no occasion is more fitting than before posting up on the couch to watch a game. They have one of the best burritos in town, and it’s truly glorious. The tacos are equally as good, particularly the chorizo. And if you think it’s wrong to order a burrito with a side taco or two, we’re clearly not on the same team.
It’s Sunday night. You’re ready to settle in for some late-season football and enjoy the last hours of freedom before you have to go back to work Monday morning. You want one thing and one thing only: Chinese food. And you want to order it from Lao Sze Chuan. Go wild with all of the usual favorites, but don’t overlook their specials like Tony’s chicken with three chili, which is the perfect balance of savory and spicy.
Maybe you’re tired of eating pizza,fried chicken and burgers just because you’re watching sports. You’re your own boss, so do something different. Order from Cafecito, home of Cuban comfort food. You can’t go wrong with a classic Cubano sandwich or a ropa vieja platter. And either way, a side of plantains is a must.
The Roost has some of the best fried chicken in town, and lucky for you it’s easy to get delivered. You can go the bone-in route, which is always good, or you can get a fried chicken sandwich, which is what we like to do. Make sure to do a meal with two sides. We don’t want to tell you how to live your life, but mac & cheese and bread pudding are the smart choices for sides. Just saying.
Don't settle for your usual Chinese food or pad thai strictly because it's around the corner. Step up your game and get Rickshaw Republic instead, an Indonesian restaurant in Lincoln Park that really hits the spot in a similar way. The names of the dishes might sound unfamiliar, but the "sate ayam" is chicken breast in a delicious peanut and sweet soy sauce, and it's even better when paired with "nasi goreng," better known to you as fried rice.
Can’t decide what sounds good? Order from Big & Little’s, one of the few places where you can get a little bit of everything. The funky joint has a few locations around town, which means it’s hard not to live in their delivery zone. Big & Little’s has something for everyone, whether a burger, soft shell crab po’ boys, sushi grade poke tacos, foie gras french fries, and even a ridiculous yet delicious deep fried grilled cheese. It always hits the spot.
There are days when a classic Chicago hot dog or Italian beef just feels right. It happens every now and then, probably more than our doctors would like, and we turn to Portillo’s in those times of need. You should do the same.
It’s always fun to go to Whisk for their adventurous burgers in a BYOB setting. But your apartment is also BYOB, so have Whisk send their burgers straight to you. Keep it simple with a classic bacon and cheese old timer burger, or try the horseshoe burger served on Texas toast or the Ron Swanson burger wrapped in a pound of bacon. Yes, you read that correctly - a bacon blanket for your 8oz patty of meat.
You’re getting ready to watch a midweek hockey or basketball game and you’re definitely getting food delivered. But you don’t want to eat anything too indulgent. The answer to your problem is sushi, particularly, Sushi Dokku. It's a great middle of the road sushi option, meaning it's not too expensive and overpriced, but it's also not questionable cheap sushi. Sushi Dokku has quality fish at an affordable price.
Forno Rosso has some of the best Neapolitan pies in the city that might be flying right under your nose. With two locations, one at Harlem and Addison and the other on Randolph in the West Loop, hopefully you live close to at least one. The crust is light, chewy, and delicious, and both the simple options like a margherita pizza or a more interesting pistachio pesto pizza will hit the spot.