Food & Drink

Never leave home again: these are MSP's best delivery spots

Published On 01/22/2014 Published On 01/22/2014
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Ever since Johan Santana left, people haven't really associated Minnesota with great delivery (sorry, Kevin Correia!). But in a city where leaving the house -- let alone going to a restaurant or bar -- is a bad decision between November and, like, April, what you really need is the Twins to sign someone who'll get more than nine wins someone to bring badass eats to your door. That's why we rounded up MSP's very best delivery joints:

World Street Kitchen
This former food truck-gone-brick-and-mortar just started delivering things like their signature Moroccan Fried Chicken and Korean BBQ short ribs? AND they're open 'til midnight on weekends? Why ever cook again?!

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Galactic Pizza
No one would care about their fleet of electric-powered green vehicles, their environmentally responsible ingredients, or their commitment to philanthropy if they didn't make what is without question the city's best pizza...  that's delivered by a dude in a super hero costume. Seriously!

Caffrey's Deli & Subs
It's hard to decide what's best about Caffrey's Deli & Subs. It could be the #8 Three Pepper Chicken Sandwich... or it could be the fact that Caffrey's has Twinkies on their menu... but both of those pale in comparison to the fact that Caffrey's delivers until 3am!

Lotus Restaurant

This family-owned joint makes Vietnamese noodles that're so good, you'll be wondering how the Pho-k they deliver stuff this delicious/affordable.

Burrito Loco

Burrito Loco
This place has everything: beer pong, Karaoke, sex trivia, free food specials, and badass Buffalo chicken burritos. Unfortunately, they've also got shloads of Sigma Chi members there for the beer pong, Karaoke, sex trivia, free food specials, and badass Buffalo chicken burritos, the last of which you should probably just get delivered instead.

Cali's Vietnamese
Forgot to pack a sandwich for lunch? Cali's lunch special's are practically free (if by practically you mean $6.25), and the lemongrass chicken and the spring rolls will practically make you forget you're at work (if by practically you mean not at all).

Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza
You can get with this... place that serves up fennel-sausage or hot salami pies, and a sweet warm-it-up-yourself-style Sicilian pizza you cook at home. Or you can get with that... place that doesn't. The choice is yours.

Malabari Kitchen
West Bank
If staying in the house isn't enough to keep you warm, you should probably pay your electric bill, or order up some of Malabari's deliciously spicy curry-style eats. If that doesn't work for you, try a blanket, or one of their more unusual delivery options, aka oysters.

Broder's Cucina Italiana
South Minneapolis
This delivery mainstay has been plying you with pasta entrees with, like, a million calories for, like, a million years (since 1982), but you should avoid those since you won't be leaving the house to go to the gym for the next few months. Instead, try one their signature sandwiches on a fresh baguette, which only have, like, half a million calories. 

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1. Malabari 414 1/2 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 (West Bank)

This unique West Bank resto prepares a variety of Malabarian dishes that walk the line between traditional Indian and Thai food, proving that a fusion can be its own region, and not just a trendy menu style in the US.

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2. Lotus 113 W Grant St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Downtown)

This family-owned Vietnamese eatery serves up mouth-watering dishes like spicy yellow curry soup and Vietnamese chow fun of pretty much every variety.

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3. World Street Kitchen 2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Uptown)

WSK offers a beautiful amalgam of global flavors that introduces Uptown diners to tastes of the Middle East, Asia, and the Mediterranean with additional American and Mexican influences, all in a fast-casual brick and mortar version of their food truck that started it all. “Fusion” menu items include Bangkok burritos, yum yum rice bowls, and the sweet onion stuffed falafel burger. It’s a family-run joint, and the Wadi family certainly has done an awful lot to progress food culture in the Twin Cities via its restaurants, food truck and cookbook.

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4. Galactic Pizza 2917 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Uptown)

With their fleet of electric-powered green delivery vehicles and environmentally responsible ingredients, and delicious pizzas, Galactic Pizza easily earns their slice of the pie in MSP's booming za scene.

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5. Caffrey's Deli & Subs 3008 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Uptown)

With favorites like the #8 Three Pepper Chicken Sandwich (and Twinkies on their menu), Caffrey's is a staple for your deli needs, not to be out-shined by the fact that they deliver til 3am. Every. Night. Of. The. Week.

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6. Burrito Loco 418 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Dinkytown)

With their signature buffalo chicken burrito, Burrito Loco is a Dinkytown favorite serving up classic Mexican eats.

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7. Cali's Vietnamese Restaurant 648 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 (Northeast)

With go-to Vietnamese dishes like lemongrass chicken and spring rolls, Carl's offers no-frills, delicious eats and delivery in Northeast.

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8. Black Sheep Pizza 600 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1249 (North Loop)

The first coal-burning restaurant in Minneapolis (!), Black Sheep cranks out delicious pizzas using a method that is practically emission-free. Slight more important, the crusts are given a great smoky flavor along with a slight char. There are over 10 specialty pies to choose from, topped with anything from Persian beef to oyster mushroom. But of course, standard toppings are also available (and recommended).

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9. Broders' Cucina Italiana 2308 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 (Southwest)

This authentic Italian eatery is an institution in Minneapolis, and with speciality pizzas like the artichoke, tomato, spinach, mushroom & mozzarella Rossa, it's easy to see why. With equally delicious sister restos Pasta Bar and Terzo Vino, they can be part of our family any day.