New food delivery options in Chicago

25+ restaurants that are now delivering

  • The Mercenary pizza at Homeslice in Lincoln Park
The Mercenary pizza at Homeslice in Lincoln Park (Hilary Higgins / For RedEye )
January 21, 2014|By Gwendolyn Purdom | For RedEye

Sure, you survived the Polar Vortex, but that doesn't make leaving the warm cocoon of your apartment any easier. Lucky for you, dozens of restaurants have launched delivery service within the last year, which means you can feast on a chef-made meal without leaving the oh-so-cozy land of sweatpants and Netflix.

View restaurants by cuisine:

>>Comfort food & barbecue

>>Mediterranean

>>Pizza

>>Indian & Nepalese

>>Chinese, Japanese & Korean

>>Italian

COMFORT FOOD & BARBECUE

Real Comfort American Kitchen
1045 W. Madison St. 312-465-2949
Delivery area: Hubbard Street to the north, Van Buren Street to the south, Canal Street to the east and Ashland Avenue to the west
Details: Available noon to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Sunday with no minimum charge and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Any of the mac 'n' cheeses ($4.50 for 8 ounces, $8 for 16 ounces, $12 for 32 ounces) and the Veruska's Meatloaf Dinner sandwich ($7), which comes served on potato bread with a ketchup glaze, mashed potatoes and pan gravy. The only menu item not recommended for delivery? The Taylor Street, an eggplant parmesan sandwich that doesn't travel well.
Order: By phone or, coming soon, online at realcomfortchicago.com.

Old Crow Smokehouse
3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452
Delivery area: Foster Avenue to the north, North Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and California Avenue to the west.
Details: Available every day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a $15 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Beef brisket ($8.95) that's smoked for 16 hours, ribs ($23.95 for a full slab, $15.95 for a half) and burnt ends ("the best of the brisket", $14.95), each served with barbecue sauce on the side and a choice of two sides.
Order: By phone or, coming soon, online at oldcrowsmokehouse.com.

County Barbeque
1354 W. Taylor St. 312-929-2528
Delivery area: North Avenue to the north, Cermak Road to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Western Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with no minimum and $5 delivery fee. Closed Monday.
Popular picks: Ribs ($26 for full slab, $13 for half slab) served wet or dry and Texas brisket ($10) rubbed with black pepper and garlic and smoked for 14 hours, both served with pickles and coleslaw .
Order: By phone or online at dmkcountybarbeque.com.

Johnny Casserole
4019 N. Damen Ave. 773-857-2665
Delivery area: Touhy Avenue to the north, Chicago Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Pulaski Road to the west.
Details: Available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday with no minimum and a $3-$7 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Atchafalaya jambalaya ($45 for a full casserole, which serves six, $9 for an individual serving) with crawfish or shrimp, and For Your Thighs Only mac 'n' cheese ($30 for a full casserole, $6 for an individual serving) with optional add-on toppings such as bacon, chili or veggies, all delivered either hot (recommended only if you live nearby) or cold for you to bake later. All casseroles are served with a baguette from Red Hen Bread.
Order: By phone. View menu online at johnnycasserole.com.

Eleven Lincoln Park
2301 N. Clark St. 773-244-1112
Delivery area: Wrightwood Avenue to the north, Armitage Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Orchard Street to the west.
Details: Available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily with no minimum and a $4 delivery fee.
Popular picks: The Woody Allen corned beef and pastrami sandwich ($12.99) and the Old School Platter Lox Box ($14.29; $27. 50 for two) served with lox, capers, tomato, onion, cucumber, olives and a bagel.
Order: By phone. View menu online at elevenlincolnpark.com.

Burke's Bacon Bar
610 N. Rush St. 312-660-7200
Delivery area: Webster Avenue to the north, Taylor Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Ashland Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with a $15 minimum charge and $4 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Any of the mini-sandwiches, aka handwiches ($4 each or 3 for $11) served with your choice of Benton's Tennessee bacon, angry (that means spicy) bacon or black pepper bacon; bacon mac 'n' cheese ($3.50) served as a side and bacon chocolate-chip cookies ($2.25).
Order: By phone or online at burkesbaconbar.com.


 

MEDITERRANEAN

Boustan Mediterranean Cafe
2529 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-3055
Delivery area: Irving Park Road to the north, Grand Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Pulaski Road to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday with a $15 minimum charge and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Chicken shawarma ($10) and the beef kabob ($10), both served with your choice of basmati or dill rice, a side house salad and pita.
Order: By phone or online at boustancafe.com.

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