9 Chicago Places To Order From On Caviar For Mother’s Day
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After months of not being able to see your family, you might not want to spend Mother’s Day sitting at a crowded restaurant. Or maybe you can’t get together, but you still want to send something delicious, like spring pea tortellini, or a bunch of fluffy glazed donuts. Either way, we have 10 great spots offering pickup and delivery to give the mothery person in your life the meal they deserve.
Another great option to share with Mom is the $40 “takeout feast for two” from Perilla. This Korean restaurant has a three-course meal (along with banchan), that comes with your choice of dumplings, dishes like kimchi fried rice, bibimbop, or glass noodles, and either kimchi stew, silken tofu stew, or kimchi silken tofu stew. And in case it’s more than just the two of you, they also offer a takeout feast for four.
Fiya opened in Andersonville last spring, and this Isreali restaurant is wonderful. From the pillowy pita to the tahini-rich hummus that’s slick with olive oil to a kachiphuri filled with shakshuka - it’s all delicious. Our suggestion is to order a bunch of stuff, and create your own at-home buffet.
There are so many great Italian restaurants in Chicago that sometimes we forget about Formento’s. But that’s a mistake, because this place is always consistent. It has very good housemade pasta (like cacio e pepe and spinach agnolotti), dishes like chicken parmesan, and a truly excellent chocolate cake. It’s a dinner that will upset literally no one.
Sweet Mandy B's
Sweet Mandy B’s is our go-to sweet shop whenever we, as adults, want to eat a chocolate dirt cup topped with gummy worms, or rice krispy treats topped with frosting and sprinkles. But they also have options that don’t sound like something you begged your mom to have at your eighth birthday party - like key lime pie, scones, and flourless chocolate cake. That said, you should still order her a Double Doozie - a chocolate chip cookie sandwich stuffed with edible cookie dough.
Dumplings are pretty much the embodiment of a hug in food form. And if you’re looking for something warm and comforting for your mom, send a box of dumplings from QXY in Chinatown. You can get them cooked or uncooked, and they come with instructions for steaming, boiling, or frying. They also have plates, teacups, chopsticks, and miniature loose leaf tea sets, all of which are available for delivery.
No matter what kind of meal you want to have for Mother’s Day, Daisies in Logan Square has you covered. This fantastic restaurant and market gives you a lot of options - like pasta meal kits (get the mushroom pappardelle), crackers with housemade onion dip, bottles of wine, and tasty sandwiches like the wagyu beef and cheddar on a soft onion roll.
The Doughnut Vault
While there was a time when the line for this place would literally wrap around the block (and run out of donuts before you got to the window), it’s great that you can now order Doughnut Vault online. It has a short menu of excellent donuts, and our favorite happens to be their perfectly fluffy yeasted vanilla-glazed, but they also make fantastic old fashioned. Getting a bunch of these on Sunday morning is a great way to start out Mother’s Day.
Nothing says “thank you for raising me” like a sushi spread from Sushi-san. You can build your own at-home omakase with nigiri, rolls, and small plates like shrimp tempura and shishito peppers. Or, even better, order a “San-set” if you can’t decide and just want to try a bunch of different things.
We can tell you with confidence that it’s impossible to order incorrectly from The Spice Room - everything is delicious. Plus, they always pack everything carefully and make sure you have enough rice to go with all the curries you’ve ordered. Get the malai kofta, tikka masala, and both the garlic and kashmiri naan - which they’ll put in separate wrappers, so you don’t have garlic leaking into everything.