As you know, all Chicago’s restaurants and bars are temporarily closed for dine-in service. Things change quickly, but we do know that new restaurants are getting into takeout and/or delivery, and others are offering new specials. Even though we can’t go to restaurants and eat there, we can support them (and eat something great) by ordering their food. We’ll keep updating this guide with more information as we get it, so stay tuned, and stay well. Got a restaurant tip? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Bad Wolf
You can now get one of our favorite burgers in the city delivered right to your door, along with a lot of Little Bad Wolf’s other menu items.
Big Jones is doing a special “Little Jones” menu, with a selection of entrees like shrimp and grits, along with things like po’ boys and their housemade desserts. Curbside pickyp and delivery.
All the locations of Nookies are offering curbside delivery for their full menu.
This is another bakery that mills its own grain and sells its flour for pickup and delivery. You can also get granola, jams, coffee beans, and basically anything you need to pretend you live inside Lost Larson.
Alinea is offering carryout meals. It won’t be molecular gastronomy, but you can expect dishes like beef wellington with mashed potatoes.
Athenian Room now offers delivery and carryout. And since it has our favorite Greek food in the city, this is excellent news.
Boka is now doing carryout. You’ll find family meals (like roast chicken or salmon dinners) along with a la carte options. You can also pick up wine and cocktail kits.
Galit is now offering dinner and lunch to-go, from a rotating menu. You can also pick out a bottle of wine or beer, and have everything delivered to your car.
Summer House Santa Monica
Along with food, Summer House Santa Monica is offering cookie dough so you can bake their cookies yourself. This is very good news.
Mundano is now offering “picnic packs” for carryout. It’s also serving as a pickup spot for farmer’s markets.
Kite String Cantina offers weekly curated grocery boxes. They’re filled with lots of locally sourced produce, meat, dairy, and prepared foods like fresh tortillas and condiments. You can also request your box to accommodate dietary restrictions like gluten-free or vegan.
Dimo’s in Wrigleyville is known for their pizza that makes particularly good drunk food for college students - like mac and cheese pizza, or s’mores. But unlike that drunk student, they’re actually graduating to better things. Not only is this place selling their most popular pizzas in kit form, but they’re also offering meal kits - like lasagna and rosemary focaccia with roasted garlic. And a portion of their sales goes towards supporting first responders.
Southport Grocery and Cafe
One of our favorite weekday brunch spots is now open for carryout and delivery.
This tasting menu spot is offering family-style meals for carryout. The menu changes regularly, but you can expect there to be both an omnivore and a vegetarian option.
Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village/Bucktown
This Latin American restaurant is offering 5-course family-meal dinners for $30. You can choose from entrees like pork shoulder, chicken, or steak. Plus there’s a chickpea tacu tacu, which is vegan.
Club Lucky is offering delivery and curbside pickup. Plus, they’re even doing DIY kits of their signature martinis (which they’re calling a “quarantini”).
One of our favorite Wicker Park spots is offering family-style meals and a la carte options for delivery and curbside pickup.
Dove’s is offering carryout for their greatest hits (dishes like the chicken-fried chicken and the burger). Also worth noting, they open at 9am.
Frontier is doing carryout and delivery. They also have a rotating selection of meal kits, and instructional videos on Instagram so you can follow along. Don’t forget to add some cocktails while you’re at it.
This New Orleans-inspired restaurant is offering carryout and delivery. They also have meal kits where you can make dishes like gumbo or po’ boys.
Mott St. is now offering delivery or carryout for both lunch and dinner. And yes, this includes their fantastic burger - which used to be available only during brunch or while eating at the bar. They also are offering full meal kits (with dishes like boat noodles and dumplings) for people to make at home.
This Indian restaurant has a designated delivery and carryout menu and is also selling bottles of wine and beer.
This tasting menu spot has pivoted into doing gourmet po-boys for carryout.
The Delta is offering its full menu for carryout and delivery, including Sunday brunch.
Heritage is offering family-meals for $75 that feed four people. Each meal comes with an entree, hand made bread, and side dish. They also have an a la carte menu, and (of course) some caviar. Available for pickup.
This cafe is offering dinners for two, and options rotate nightly - like pizza, casserole, or short rib. They also have pies (both savory and sweet) available as well, along with dishes like strata or quiche.
After a hiatus, Lao Peng You is back. Their handmade noodles and dumplings are now available for pickup.
Funkenhausen is offering carryout and delivery. They also have family-meals available and are now also open for lunch.
This Indian restaurant is doing takeout and delivery.
This upscale spot is now offering food for carryout and delivery. You can get a dinner for two (with dishes like short rib with jasmine fried rice and an arugula salad) or order a la carte.
This West Town sandwich shop has a little window so you can walk up and get your food.
This all-day wine shop and cafe in Humboldt Park now has a makeshift pickup window, where you can get important provisions like wine and cheese, along with family-style meals.
Bang Bang is now offering pies, biscuits, and breakfast meal kits for carryout, along with take-and-bake items and some pantry staples. Everything must be pre-ordered, and everything will be delicious.
We couldn’t be happier that Daisies is back, offering delivery and curbside pickup. You can get prepared dishes like lemon ricotta ravioli, pasta meal kits, and various grocery items, including fresh produce and tinned fish.
Parachute in Avondale started doing takeaway and curbside delivery. They have a selection of bing, bibimbap, and a family-meal beef brisket stew.
Dos Urban Cantina is offering pickup for family meals for four. You’ll find things like the tamal azteca or pork carnitas, and everything comes with reheating instructions. Also important: you can get their chocolate cake.
Lula Cafe is offering a three-course farm dinner to-go and a seasonal “brunch box” for weekday carryout.
This Mexican restaurant is now offering carryout. You can order a la carte, or go for one of their family meals.
This omakase-only sushi shop is selling bento boxes. They’re $125, but $20 of that will go to charity.
Middle Brow Bungalow has a few things going on. You can get their bread, pizza, and beer for either curbside or window pickup. Plus, they’re selling weekly subscriptions to exclusive specials that will be delivered to your home.
This Italian restaurant is offering meals for pickup. The carryout menu has dishes like prosciutto-wrapped rabbit, wagyu steak, and pasta.
Table, Donkey and Stick
This spot has pivoted into Sicilian-style pan pizzas, along with some other dishes (like charcuterie, latkes, and a cheese plate). Just call the restaurant to order.
If you want Tex-Mex, Lonesome Rose is now offering delivery and curbside pickup.
This Italian cafe and bakery has take-and-bake, family-style meals that can be delivered, or picked up curbside.
Wherewithall is offering family meals for pickup, along with weekend brunch. They also have wine and cocktail kits available, too.
J.T.’s Genuine Sandwich Shop
This sandwich shop is currently offering carryout.
Aba is offering carryout and delivery, including bottles of wine.
Avec has rotisserie dinners (for two and for four) and family meals, along with classic Avec dishes like their chorizo-stuffed dates.
Au Cheval is offering carryout for its fantastic burger and fries.
For an experiential delivery, there’s “Darling To Go”, a dinner-and-drinks kit from The Darling that includes flowers, links to musical performances, candles, and an LED projector. It’s $65 per person (minimum two) and comes with a four-curse meal.
Elske is a Scandinavian tasting menu restaurant that started offering a weekly dinner for pickup. The menu rotates, and are available Friday through Sunday.
Elske is a Scandinavian tasting menu restaurant that started offering a weekly dinner for pickup. The menu rotates, and is available Friday through Sunday.
Fry the coop, a fried chicken spot is doing curbside delivery for all its locations. And who doesn’t want a chicken sandwich brought to them in their car?
Next restaurant offers family-style meals that change weekly. You can also choose to add a cocktail kit from The Aviary.
The best Italian restaurant in Chicago is offering its fantastic fresh pastas, sauces, baked goods, veggies and some groceries.
Momotaro is offering meal kits, family-style meals, and an al la carte menu for carryout and delivery. You’ll find sushi, ramen, and cocktail kits.
This fancy tasting menu spot has pivoted to offering meal kits for two, focusing on comfort food from Virginia - like pulled pork sandwiches with greens and pound cake.
You can get Publican classics (like the whole roasted chicken) for pickup.
Publican Quality Meats (PQM)
If you’re tired of baking (and ruining) your own bread, pick some up at PQM. They also have boxed lunches available.
This Mexican spot is offering family meals for takeaway, including take-and-bake enchiladas and margarita kits.
Little Goat is offering pantry items (they’re calling them “goat-ceries”) and meal kits for carryout and delivery. You can get staples like eggs and milk, along with bread and other baked goods from their bakery.
Maillard Tavern started offering its full menu for takeout and delivery. This includes their skillet cookie, which is fantastic news.
This Italian restaurant is offering family meals for takeout and delivery. Each meal comes with a lot of food, so expect leftovers.
The Loyalist has been offering pop-up cheeseburger dinners. In includes their outstanding burger, a salad, chips, and chocolate cookie.
This upscale tasting menu spot is offering special meals. Like a duck confit bahn mi meal (it comes with oysters, pork rinds, and rice pudding), or the family supper with pasta, meatballs with pork shoulder gravy, and tiramisu.
Yume is offering a 14-piece sashimi omakase for carryout. It costs $55 and comes with miso soup.
Bavette's Bar and Boeuf
This steakhouse is offering carryout. Order online from their site. And yes, you can get their fantastic bread.
This tasting-menu spot is offering family-style meals, and a weekend pastry package.
This bar has way better food than it needs to. So, we’re happy to report that it’s offering carryout and delivery for signature menu items (including their fantastic burger) along with pantry items.
This steakhouse has pivoted to Italian food for carryout and delivery. You can get family meals for two like chicken cacciatore, or pastas and salads a la carte.
For $40 you can get a family-style meal, or pasta and pizza meal kits. Or, just order from their full menu. Either way, it can be delivered right to your door, or available for curbside pickup.
You’ve always been able to get RPM Italian’s excellent pastas delivered (like the cavatelli or bucatini with pomodoro), but now you can have a bottle of Guiliana’s prosecco brought directly to your door as well. This is very important information to have.
Tortoise Supper Club
This supper club is offering a few different family-style meals for curbside pickup or delivery. They’re meant to feed two people, and you can choose from dinners with entrees like meatloaf, cod, or steak.
Quartino in River North is now offering its very long tapas-style Italian menu for curbside pickup.
Frontera is offering dishes like carne asada, enchiladas, and a family-style taco platter for carryout and delivery. Bonus, they have some great margarita kits to-go with both tequila and mezcal.
Gene & Georgetti
Technically this is Chicago’s oldest steakhouse (it opened in 1941) so it’s seen some sh*t. And during the restaurant shutdown, Gene & Georgetti has increased their delivery range, started curbside pickup, and for every $100 you spend, will give you a $25 gift card.
This Latin American restaurant is now open for carryout and delivery. They have family meals and cocktail kits.
This Filipino and Cuban restaurant has started offering family-style meals for delivery, along with some of their most popular items to order a la carte.
Spacca Napoli is doing pickup for its Neapolitan pies. The menu is abbreviated, so check their Instagram for updates.
The Bad Apple
This burger spot is offering its full menu for pickup and delivery. You can also have bottles of wine and beer delivered, too.
Flour is the latest victim of hoarding. But you can order some from Baker Miller, a fantastic bakery that mills its own grain. If making something from scratch stresses you out, they also have things like take-and-bake cinnamon rolls and chocolate cake kits.
Have you ever shopped at Six Flags’ Frontier Town? The answer is probably no, but now we’re living in 2020’s version of Oregon Trail, and that’s a little how shopping at River Valley Farmer’s Table feels. They have specialty items (like pancake mix, pickled vegetables, and housemade condiments), along with a lot of fresh produce and dairy. Sadly, no Raging Bull, but you can watch some POV ride videos on YouTube.
This fun pizza spot is pretty used to delivery. But now they’re doing DIY pizza kits, and packages. Like the Basic Survival, which includes a 6-pack, two pizzas, cookie dough, and a roll of toilet paper
We really like the Neapolitan pizza at this brand new restaurant in Old Town. And now they’ve started offering special hours for pickup from 3-8pm.
This steak house is owned by the same team as Etta, so it’s not surprising they’re offering the same deal - including a gift card in the amount spent for curbside pickup.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
Gibsons is doing delivery and curbside pickup and also selling uncooked steaks for half-off.
If French food is actually what comforts you, go to Bistronomic in the Gold Coast. This French restaurant now offers curbside delivery.
Old Irving Park
This brewpub in Old Irving Park is offering pickup and delivery for its full food menu, plus beer. Which, let’s be honest, is what we want to hear right now.
One of our favorite Pilsen restaurants is offering its full menu for curbside pickup and delivery. This includes champagne, wine, and beer.
If you want BBQ, Honky Tonk is delivering and offering curbside pickup.
HaiSous is offering carryout. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.
This Pilsen market has fresh produce, dairy, meat, and specialty items. There’s also a deli counter with prepared foods like salads and sandwiches. Available for pickup and delivery.
Dusek’s has a short menu available for pickup and delivery. They’re also offering a pay-what-you-can family meal program to help those in need.
This upscale French spot is offering curbside pickup. You can also include a bottle of wine.
This sandwich shop is offering delivery. Get $10 off orders of $30 dollars or more.
Porkchop Hyde Park
This BBQ spot has curbside pickup and delivery available. Plus, the pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches are 20% off.
This Southern-style restaurant has reopened and is back to offering takeout.
Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen
These are uncertain, stressful times. But thankfully Manny’s has expanded it’s delivery zone and now offers curbside pickup. And we’re pretty sure their corned beef and matzo ball soup will make you feel better.
The Duck Inn is offering family-style meals for delivery and carryout. Specials change daily, with options like fried chicken, pizza, and yes - duck.
Pleasant House Pub
The entire menu is available for delivery or carryout, and all of their savory pies are also available for take-and-bake.
Stix n Brix Wood Fired Pizza
This pizza spot is now offering DIY pizza kits for delivery and carryout.