5 MIN READ - With COVID-19 shutting down all restaurants for dine-in, you may be wondering how you can support the food and beverage industry downtown in the Chicago Loop. Pedestrian foot traffic has slowed significantly, but you don’t have to be in the Loop to support the restaurants that normally feed over 340,000 Loop workers. Check out your delivery and takeout options below.
This beloved woman-owned small business is offering free delivery in the Loop, and gift cards are also available. Packages specifically for the current circumstances include: Breakfast at Home ($85) with eight mini loaves, eight assorted muffins, small fruit bowl, and orange juice or a coffee box; Social Distancing for Now ($50) with eight mini cupcakes, four mini cookies, four cake pops, and six macarons; SWEET! Working from Home ($85) with 12 mini cupcakes, 12 mini brownies/bars, 12 mini cookies, and 12 macarons; and Quarantined Cupcakes ($45 for assorted dozen regular, $22 for assorted dozen mini, available gluten free and vegan).
We all need a little grilled cheese in our lives; we might as well get the best Chicago has to offer. Call 312-285-2202 for pickup orders, use the Gayle V’s best Ever Grilled Cheese app, or find them on Grubhub and Ritual. They will also deliver with an order of 10 or more sandwiches. As always, every Friday is lobster Friday.
With a focus on fast, healthy and flavorful food that can be served engagingly, Protein Bar will keep you satisfied and on track. They are currently open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but it’s recommended you call the store for possible changes. Use their mobile app for expedited pickup. Call the store for curbside or special deliveries.
Feel the warmth and comfort of Nonna’s kitchen right at home. While the Italian Village Restaurants will temporarily close the dining rooms and bars at The Village, Vivere, and La Cantina, the restaurants are still open to bring the spirit of the Italian Village Restaurants through delivery and pick-up. Guests can enjoy a home cooked Italian meal for parties of all sizes by calling the restaurant at 312-332-7005 or by ordering through Doordash, Caviar, and Postmates.
The Chicago Athletic Association Shake Shack is located on the ground floor of the gorgeously, painstakingly restored Chicago Athletic Association boutique hotel across from Millennium Park. Where else can you chow down on burgers and crinkle cuts surrounded by stained glass, soaring ceilings, detailed millwork and marble staircases? Shake Shack is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is offering free Grubhub delivery.
Francois Frankie is an American Brasserie that features Chicago's first rotating carousel bar. The restaurant features a Rotating Family Meal and brunch specials available for pickup between 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Monday-Saturday.
Free Rein is a contemporary American brasserie in the St. Jane Hotel, helmed by Filipino American Chef Kristine Subido, serving signatures such as Turkey Club sandwiches, the Free Rein Burger, and Chicken Katsu. Delivery is available via GrubHub and Postmates. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 312-334-6700 to place your order.
Taureaux Tavern is an elevated yet inviting French-inspired restaurant and bar in the heart of Chicago's Loop neighborhood. The restaurant offers their lunch and dinner menu for delivery via Grubhub and their lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus for curbside pick-up by calling 312-624-8778.
Fisk & Co is inspired by the casual and energetic vibe of a Belgian bistro. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at this restaurant in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week. Orders are by phone: 312-236-9300.
The popular, fast-casual Asian concept focusing on its signature steamed bao will offer free delivery via UberEats and curbside pickup at the following Chicago locations: 200 N Michigan, 1 W Division, 836 N Michigan Ave, 1 W Upper Wacker Dr, and 2806 N Clark St. Delivery is also available via partners like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates. Popular menu items include sweet and savory bao, rice bowls, potstickers, soups, and salads.
Order from Weber Grill for delivery and curb-side pick-up. Their delivery partner DoorDash will be live to accept your orders. Weber will have many of your favorites, plus their Family Grill Packs that are great for families or for a few meals for the week. Their Grill Packs are designed so that everyone can enjoy delicious food from Weber at home. Choose from entrees, sides, and even add a dessert – all packaged to serve to your family. This is a great way to enjoy Weber at your home or office. Each option serves four to five people. Hours are 1-8 p.m. Sunday, noon-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, and noon-10 p.m. Saturday. Weber is also offering delicious meals for you to cook for your family, including seasoning and an instructional video to assist cooking at home.
Not only can you purchase a delicious cooked meal from Morton’s The Steakhouse, but steaks and are also available to be purchased in cryo-vac to be cooked in your home kitchen. Or, go all out and purchase a steak kit to pick up, grill, heat, and enjoy at home. Steak kits include cryo-vac sealed steaks with Morton’s signature seasoning and house-made Au Jus, ready to bake side dishes, fresh Chef’s House Salad with your choice of dressing, and a homemade dessert.
During these stressful days, Mid-America Club is now offering to-go menu options, including meal kits and a la carte options. To place to-go orders for pickup, call 312-861-1100.
Enjoy the taste of Southern Brazil in the comfort of your own home, delivered right to you or available for curbside pick-up. Group catering options are also available. Learn more by calling 312-932-9330 or visiting Fogo.com.
Emerald Loop is an American-Irish bar and grill in the Chicago Loop, featuring craft beer and cocktails, Irish and American food, and unique hospitality. They are offering carry-out and delivery every day from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 312-263-0200 or order online. Important: booze is available for carry-out, too!
Corner Bakery is offering pick-up inside their locations, curbside pick-up, delivery through third-party delivery partners, as well as catering delivery at their locations that remain open for business. All information relating to closures and operating hours for locations that are open are indicated on their website. Corner Bakery is also now offering free delivery with a $50 catering purchase.
Exchequer has been a staple in downtown Chicago since the 1960s. Rated 4 Stars by Roger Ebert, and rated #1 Deep Dish Pizza by the Chicago Tribune. Call 312-939-5633 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday for delivery or curbside pickup. Carryout is also available.
This Italian café is open for delivery, curbside pick-up, and carryout. Call 312-955-3100 or place your order online. They are now offering 20 percent off all delivery orders with the promo code LABRIOLA20.
Specialty's creates approachable, hand-prepared, better-for-you food that's made from real, wholesome ingredients, for a difference you can taste. They are now offering no-contact ordering on their app and website, as well as free delivery with promo code FREEDELIVERYCHI. Their hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Grab a bite for takeout or delivery at the delicious plant-based spot. Choose from wings, burgers or other classic American fare on the Guest Favorites menu. Native Foods is open from 10:30 a.m. - 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Stay healthy and still delicious with Roti. Use the code: FREEDELIVERY for, you guessed it, free delivery on all orders over $15.
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