Brunch is one of the best parts of the weekend and not even COVID-19 can ruin it. Although many Chicago restaurants have temporarily closed for the time being, some remain open and are offering great brunch options right now. Enjoy dim sum, bagels and lox, barbecue, and more at home by ordering delivery or carryout from the following 10 spots.Read More
Where to Order Brunch for Delivery and Carryout in Chicago
Start the day off right with pancakes and mimosas
Modern Jewish deli Steingold’s continues to churn out delicious products during the pandemic. Stock up on bagels and house-cured meats and lox by the pound, or brunch it up with soups and sandwiches.
2. Cafe Con Leche
Feast on hearty Mexican and Latin-influenced specialties courtesy of this Logan Square spot. The expansive morning/afternoon lineup — available seven days a week — includes favorites such as chilaquiles, tortas, burritos, and omelets.
3. Ella’s BBQ
Though Ella’s primarily focuses on smoked meats, the Lincoln Park restaurant also serves breakfast and brunch items on Sundays. The menu features biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs, Belgian waffles, pork skillet, brisket breakfast tacos, and more.
4. Summer House Santa Monica
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’s California-inspired eatery is a popular weekend destination thanks to its laid back vibes and pleasing menu. Guests can take breakfast to go on Saturdays and Sundays and choose between items like egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos. There are also full breakfast or pancake packages that serve families of four.
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5. Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods
Savor a taste of the bayou at this New Orleans-inspired tavern in Wicker Park. Chef Brian Jupiter and his staff are making staples like beignets, po’ boys, and fried chicken. On weekends, customers can have shrimp and grits, and chicken and pancakes as well.
Chef Mark Steuer’s unique German-Southern mashup whips up a number of brunch dishes on Fridays and Saturdays. Get spaetzle carbonara, broccoli and cheddar soup, a breakfast sandwich, or a mimosa kit for delivery or pickup.
The Michelin-starred modern American restaurant is offering a weekend pastry package. Each order contains a 16-ounce bag of Sparrow Coffee and either butter croissants or toasted cinnamon kouign amann. Pickup is available the night before so that everything can be enjoyed in the morning.
8. The Smith
The New York-based import is making it simple for couples to brunch with a $38 package that includes choice of two mains, two sides, and two cocktails. The menu boasts avocado toast, vanilla bean French toast, shrimp and grits, and more. A la carte dishes are also available.
9. MingHin Cuisine
Start the day with a variety of dim sum bites from one of Chicago’s best Chinese restaurants. MingHin’s Chinatown and Lakeshore East locations are still open for business so diners can order siu mai, chicken feet, barbecue pork buns, egg tarts, congee, and much more.
10. The Duck Inn
Bridgeport’s beloved gastropub from chef Kevin Hickey offers a refined take on classic Midwestern comfort fare. For weekend brunch, folks have options such as sticky buns, rotisserie duck hash, shrimp and grits, and an egg “McDuckInn.”