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Order These Takeout and Delivery Dishes in Chicago Right Now

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While you’re finally able to dine at many of Chicago’s best restaurants, both inside and outside, sometimes you want to enjoy a quality restaurant meal from the safety of your own home. Some of our city's best breakfasts, lunches, dinners, drinks, and desserts are still available for takeout and delivery. With more restaurants opening back up each day, here are some of the best dishes and drinks to try while supporting independent restaurants around Chicago. Note that offerings are changing frequently, so be sure to check out each restaurant’s website or social media for the latest updates.

Jerk Chicken Family Meal from Garifuna Flava

If you haven’t tried the jerk chicken from Garifuna Flava yet, you’ve been missing out. The restaurant is offering a convenient family meal pack loaded with two pounds of jerk chicken and jerk sauce and a choice of three sides like plantains, potato salad, or rice and beans.
Cost: $35, available for pickup or delivery.

Dirty Diane Burger from The Loyalist

Sure, you’ve heard of the Dirty Burg at The Loyalist by now, but have you tried the Dirty Diane? Steak Diane meets burger with maitake mushrooms, capers, and Cognac. It’s saucy and ultra messy, so make sure you’re well-stocked with napkins.
Cost: $21, available for pickup.

Weekend Brunch from Beatnik

Gather friends or family for a social distanced brunch at home from Beatnik. The a la carte brunch menu is offered each weekend and allows you to mix and match your Beatnik faves like shakshuka, pork arepas, and a gooey cinnamon roll with thyme and roasted peaches.
Cost: $18 for arepas, $16 for shakshuka or cinnamon roll, available Friday-Sunday, order via Tock.

Chicken Parmesan Sub from Nonna’s

West Loop’s Nonna’s (from the team behind Formento’s) makes a killer chicken Parm. It’s the perfect comfort food to enjoy when you don’t want to leave the couch, or when you need a WFH break. Don’t forget to add a side of housemade giardiniera for an extra kick.
Cost: $13 plus $1 for giardiniera, available for takeout or delivery.

Caramel Cake from Brown Sugar Bakery

Celebrating a special occasion in quarantine or don’t really need an excuse to buy a cake? Check out the luscious caramel cake from Brown Sugar Bakery, a fluffy four layer cake enrobed in caramel icing.
Cost: $49.99 for a full cake, $5 for a slice. Curbside pickup available Thursday-Saturday.

Meal for 2 from Sepia

Michelin-starred Sepia now offers bundled meals for two to go, with a changing menu each week. This week’s offerings include Berkshire pork shoulder with root veggies and potatoes, little gem salad, and Parker House rolls or a roasted mushroom and goat cheese lasagna served with sauteed rapini. A selection of rotating wines from Sepia’s wine director can be added on for an extra charge.
Cost: $50 for each meal, order via Tock Wednesday-Saturday.

Campanelle from Monteverde

Chicago favorite, Monteverde, is up and running with a to-go operation in addition to indoor and outdoor seating. Plentiful pastas like the campanelle with prosciutto, peas, pecorino, and lemon can be yours at home, and are available in both small and large portions. Monteverde also offers a variety of market staples from homemade pastas, sauces, and condiments, to specialty meats and produce.
Cost: $20 for small (serves 1), $40 for large (serves 2-3), available for curbside pickup and delivery.

Single Cheeseburger from Au Cheval

You probably never expected to see the day when Au Cheval burgers were available via takeout or delivery. No more waiting hours upon hours for the classic double patty cheeseburger with dijonnaise, onions, and pickles.
Cost: $13.95, available for pickup or delivery.

Weekend Brunch from Roister

Michelin-starred Alinea Group is offering several rotating takeout options from its restaurants including a to-go brunch experience complete with Roister’s famous fried chicken (and waffles), short rib hash, and a blueberry yogurt parfait with Marcona almond granola.
Cost: $29.95 per person. Pre-order via Tock.

Margherita Pizza from Spacca Napoli

This is not your typical pizza delivery. Spacca Napoli’s famous pies are now available via a limited menu and rotating specials. Keep it simple with the margherita Neapolitan pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte cheese, basil, and pecorino.
Cost: $15, available via takeout or delivery

Stone Crab from Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Who says you can’t enjoy a quality seafood takeout experience? Looking for a fancy seafood meal at home? Order some of Joe’s famous stone crabs (available by the pound) served with Joe’s famous mustard sauce. Pair it with a Seafood Chopped Salad, steak, and a slice of homemade key lime pie. Tack on a bottle of wine or a cocktail kit to make it a true date night at home. 
Cost: $59.95-$89.95 for a pound of stone crabs

Family Style Meal from Crab Cellar

Craving an indulgent family spread? Crab Cellar’s family-style dinner includes steamed Alaskan king crab legs, prime burgers, hush puppies with jalapeño crema, mac & cheese, fries, coleslaw, roasted broccoli, and slices of signature coconut cake.
Cost: $199 for 4 or $109 for 2, plus tax and gratuity. Available for delivery and carryout with curbside pick-up (call 773-248-1737 to order and arrange a pick-up time).

Spicy Rice Cakes from the Hanbun Pop-Up

While it shuttered in 2018, well-known Korean food stall Hanbun is popping up each weekend at Jeong. You’ll have to pre-order your meal with orders going live on Mondays at 9am until they’re sold out. Try the Spicy Rice Cakes with pickled carrots, chili sauce, scallions, and toasted sesame seeds.
Cost: $12, pre-order for pick-up on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-5:30pm.

Build Your Own Tacos from Frontera Grill

Now’s the chance to try Frontera Grill’s classic dishes from famed Chef Rick Bayless at home. We love the tacos with your choice of wood-grilled skirt steak, portabella mushrooms, chicken or duck breast, served with handmade tortillas, roasted poblano rajas, black beans, guacamole, and two salsas.
Cost: $18, available for pickup.

Turtle Sundae from Margie’s Candies

A little sweet treat pick-me-up can be yours from classic Chicago shop, Margie’s Candies. All ice cream and sweets are available for takeout daily from 12-9pm. We recommend the classic Turtle Sundae with two scoops of homemade French vanilla ice cream, nuts, whipped cream, cherry, and housemade caramel and hot fudge. Sure, it doesn’t come in a takeout clam shell, but you can at least enjoy it from the comfort of your couch.
Cost: $5.75

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Four-pack of Beer from Moody Tongue

Stock up on a four-pack or growler of local brews from the culinary brewpub, which offers pick up and delivery of its beer. Our favorites include the Peeled Grapefruit Pilsner and Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison, but specialty barrel-aged beers are also available like the Bourbon Barrel Aged 12 Layer Cake Imperial Stout. 
Cost: $9-30 for four-packs, $13-33 for growlers (plus $5 for a new growler). Available for curbside pickup or delivery.

Hummus and Salatim from Galit

Galit is typically one of the toughest reservations in town, but they’re offering a daily rotating selection of their most popular dishes for takeout. Galit fans and newbies alike will enjoy the ultra-smooth hummus paired with coal-fired pita or labneh with sumac and sesame. Crispy falafel and a braised beef shank are other fantastic options. Bottles of wine and beer, plus cocktail kits are also available to add onto your takeout meal.
Cost: $9 for hummus, $13 for labneh. Orders can be placed online and curbside pickup is available from 3-8pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Brisket Platter Meal from Smoque BBQ

Order curbside pickup or delivery from the low and slow BBQ masters at Smoque. The famous brisket can be yours sliced or chopped and paired with a side like slaw, cornbread, beans, or mac and cheese.
Cost: $16.25, call 773-545-7427 or place a pickup or delivery order online after 11am Tuesday-Sunday.

Naoki Style Rainbow Roll from Naoki Sushi

While Naoki Sushi shut down in December, it’s re-emerging as a limited time delivery-only restaurant. Classics like the Rainbow Roll with tuna, salmon, shrimp, cucumber, and avocado are on the menu for you to mix and match with other maki, sashimi, and nigiri, or opt for the dinner for two with miso soup, two types of nigiri and two types of maki.
Cost: $18 for Rainbow Roll, $49 for dinner for two. Order via Grubhub or call 312-428-3548.

Housemade Pasta from Gibson’s Italia

Gibson’s Italia is another typically-tough reservation to score, but now you can indulge in housemade pastas, seafood, steaks, and more, for takeout or delivery. Try the gold-extruded Fusilli with beef and onion sugo, Pecorino Romano, and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Cost: $19, order pickup or delivery.

Chocolate Cream Pie from Bavette’s

If you’ve been thinking about a meal from Bavette’s, you’re in luck as they’re offering takeout every Wednesday-Sunday. While the menu is streamlined, you’ll still find your favorite Bavette’s dishes including the Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad, Dry Aged Burger, and the rich Chocolate Cream Pie with Oreo crust. Sharing is optional. 
Cost: $12.95, available for curbside pick up or delivery daily from 4:30pm-8:30pm.

Tonkatsu Bowl at High Five Ramen

Since spring weather hasn’t come around in Chicago yet, it’s a great time to order a bowl of High Five’s signature ramen. Get a bowl of Tonkatsu Ramen with sliced pork belly, ramen noodles, seasoned egg, black garlic oil, bean sprouts, and fresh scallions for pick up or delivery.
Cost: $16.95, available for pick up and delivery.

Light & Fluffy Lemon Pancakes from Beatrix

Looking for a mid-week breakfast boost? Beatrix offers their staple breakfast items for carryout and delivery from its Streeterville location. Try the signature Light & Fluffy Lemon Pancakes with blackberries and lemon syrup. Go ahead and tack on a slice of the mind blowing Oh My! Caramel Pie, we won’t judge.
Cost: $12.50 for pancakes, $7.95 for a slice of pie, available for carryout or delivery.

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Amanda Topper is a contributor for Thrillist.