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Lao Peng You’s dumplings and noodles can still be enjoyed at home by Chicagoans.
Garrett Sweet

Where to Order Takeout Food in Chicago During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Support these restaurants, some of which offer curbside pickup and more

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Lao Peng You’s dumplings and noodles can still be enjoyed at home by Chicagoans.
| Garrett Sweet

Illinois’s stay-at-home order has shut down most businesses except for essential ones, like restaurants. While many Chicago kitchens are continuing to operate with delivery service, others have switched exclusively to pickup. Some places will even bring the food out to diners’ vehicles in order to minimize contact. And for certain hotspots — such as Alinea, Virtue, and Galit — it’s the first time ever their offerings can be experienced from the comforts of home.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Aboyer

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64 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-3100
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North Shore residents can look forward to enjoying Michael Lachowicz’s French brasserie while they’re staying inside. The kitchen will prepare potato and truffle soup, steak frites, coq au vin, and other staples for carryout. Customers will receive a $20 gift card when spending $100 or more. Call 847-441-3100 to order.

A plate of grilled lamb loin.
Winnetka’s French dining destination will keep cooking for suburbanites.
Jeffy Mai/Eater Chicago

2. Over Easy Café

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4943 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 506-2605
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Don’t feel like cooking breakfast? No problem. This Ravenswood cafe is serving an abbreviated menu every day until 12 p.m. Call 703-506-2605 to order.

3. Futatsuki Ramen

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4621 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-9999

A creamy bowl of tonkotsu ramen is the ideal remedy for anyone feeling under the weather. This Uptown shop is open for curbside pickup so call 773-561-9999 to order noodles, curry rice, and more.

A bowl of tonkotsu ramen.
Warm up with bowls of noodles and rich broth.
Jeffy Mai/Eater Chicago

4. Bistro Campagne

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4518 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 271-6100
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Hunker down with some French fare from Bistro Campagne. Choose between classic dishes like French onion soup, croque madame, steak frites, or cassoulet. Bottles of wine are available as well. All orders will be 20% off. Call 773-271-6100 to schedule curbside pickup.

5. Spacca Napoli

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1769 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-2420
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One of the city’s best Neapolitan pizza makers is remaining open for carryout service. The abbreviated menu will feature antipasti and pies such as the classic margherita, Diavola (soppressata, basil), and Pistacchio (sausage, pistachio cream). Call the restaurant at 773-878-2420 to order.

A Neapolitan pizza.
Satisfy pizza cravings with one of Spacca Napoli’s Neapolitan pies.
Spacca Napoli [Official Photo]

6. Coda di Volpe

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3335 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 687-8568
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Neapolitan pizzas and housemade pastas are the main attractions at this Southport Corridor spot and folks will still be able to get them for curbside pickup. The menu changes daily so check the website for the latest info. Call 773-687-8568 to order.

A margherita pizza.
Feast on carbs at Coda di Volpe.
Coda di Volpe [Official Photo]

7. Galit

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2429 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 360-8755
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Zach Engel’s Middle Eastern restaurant is a tough reservation but now diners can try the James Beard Award winner’s dishes at home. Galit’s takeout selection will feature rotating favorites, such as hummus, salatim, pita, coal-fired veggies, chicken thighs, and stuffed cabbage.

8. Flat & Point

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3524 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 904-7152
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Let pitmaster Brian Bruns’s unique alpine smokehouse do all the heavy lifting for dinner. The restaurant’s $50 takeout package feeds 2-3 people and includes choice of protein — porchetta, meatballs, chicken, brisket, or vegetarian lasagna — and veggie sides. Email info@flatandpoint.com to order.

9. Alinea

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1723 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 867-0110
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The Alinea Group has created to-go packages for three of its restaurants. Chicagoans can order beef short rib Wellington from Alinea, handmade rigatoni courtesy of Next, and Roister’s famous fried chicken sandwich. All meals come with sides and desserts.

Prime rib.
The Alinea Group has several options for diners.
The Alinea Group [Official Photo]

10. Topo Gigio

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1516 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-9355
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Old Town’s popular Italian spot will keep Chicagoans fed with pastas, steaks, and meaty entrees during the shutdown. The restaurant can be reached at 312-266-9355.

11. Spinning J

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1000 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(872) 829-2793
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Pies make everything better so pick up some slices and other items like quiche and strata from this retro bakery and soda fountain. Spinning J’s menu is viewable on Facebook and orders can be placed by calling 872-829-2793.

A slice of pie.
Try one of Spinning J’s various pies at home.
Spinning J [Official Photo]

12. Lao Peng You

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2020 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(872) 206-8624
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Chicago’s hottest dumpling maker is temporarily accepting curbside pickup orders. Savor Chinese specialties like beef noodle soup, pork and cabbage dumplings in spicy sour soup, and lamb and cumin bread.

A bowl of noodle soup.
Lao Peng You’s delicious dumplings and noodles make for a great meal.
Lao Peng You [Official Photo]

13. Vajra

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1329 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 929-4990
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From noon to 8 p.m. daily, Vajra — a refined Nepalese and Indian restaurant in West Town — is offering an expanded pick-up menu. This includes its juicy chicken momos and tangy goat steak.

Vajra’s dining room features brown tables and chairs, white brick walls, framed artwork, and an Indian mural
Vajara in West Town serves South Asian food.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

14. Tzuco

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720 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 374-8995
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Carlos Gaytán’s French-Mexican restaurant in River North, Tzuco, now offers curbside pickup. There’s a new burger, cochinita pibil, and more.

Carlos Gaytán
Carlos Gaytán’s kitchen is cooking up new foods.
Brian Rich/Sun-Times

15. Avli River North

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702 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 643-5656
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Avli is offering pickup at all three locations (Lincoln Park, River North, suburban Winnetka). But the family-style options at its new River North flagship are the most inspiring. Order modern Greek food via Tock with options like Berkshire pork gyros, chicken souvlaki, and more.

Avli Taverna’s kataifi prawns are large and wrapped with crunchy filo pastry.
These prawns are available for pickup.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

16. Pacific Standard Time

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141 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 736-1778
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Erling Wu-Bower’s California-inspired hotspot is taking the stress out of dinner by creating family meals for up to four people. Priced at $40, the packages feature different rotating menus and are only available for pickup. For more info, check the website.

17. Steak 48

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615 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-4848
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Chicagoans can treat themselves to prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood with Steak 48’s white glove curbside service. The to-go menu features most of the restaurant’s favorites like Alaskan king crab legs, bone-in steaks, and lobster tails. Call (312) 266-4848 to order.

18. Aya Pastry

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1332 W Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 846-6186
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Leave all the hard work that comes with baking to Michelin-starred pastry chef Aya Fukai. Her new West Town shop is selling a selection of frozen products that customers can bake at home. They include biscuits, croissants, cookie dough, and pizza dough. Call 312-846-6186 or order online.

Samoa cake.
Indulge in a host of sweets from Aya Pastry.
Aya Pastry [Official Photo]

19. BLVD

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817 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 526-3116
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West Loop’s glamorous restaurant is offering takeout and delivery via Grubhub, DoorDash, and UberEats. Folks can order on the restaurant’s website. There’s family meals, plus burgers and steaks.

Marc Much/Eater Chicago

20. Tufano's Vernon Park Tap

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1073 W Vernon Park Pl
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-3393

The old-school Italian joint is open for business so diners can enjoy red sauce pastas, veal, lemon chicken, and more by just driving up. Place orders by calling 312-733-3393

21. Acadia

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1639 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 360-9500
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The two Michelin-starred restaurant is offering its bar menu for curbside pickup during the mandated closure. Call 312-360-9500 to place an order.

The Acadia burger.
Acadia’s bar menu features an exceptional burger.
Jeffy Mai/Eater Chicago

22. Vie

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4471 Lawn Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-2082
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Paul Virant’s celebrated Western Springs restaurant is offering an at-home menu full of greatest hits and seasonal dishes. Diners can also add bottles of wine and beer to their meal. Call 708-246-2082 to order approximately 30 minutes before desired pick up time.

23. Virtue

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1462 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 947-8831
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Eater Chicago’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year is serving its dinner menu to go. Chef Erick Williams whips up Southern specialties like biscuits, gumbo, catfish, and pork chops. Call 773-947-8831 to arrange curbside pickup.

A pork chop with greens and beans.
Virtue specializes in Southern comfort fare.
Jeffy Mai/Eater Chicago

24. The Promontory

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5311 S Lake Park Ave W
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 801-2100
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Restaurant group 16” on Center has launched a family meal to-go service at the Promontory, Saint Lou’s Assembly, Dusek’s, and Bite Cafe. Diners can check the restaurants’ websites each day to see the menus. The suggested price per person is $10.

25. Lem's Bar-B-Q

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311 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 994-2428
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Lem’s business has always been about pickup, inside a tiny space along 75th Street. Its full menu — ribs and hot links — remains available. The main change is the restaurant is only allowing five customers inside the restaurant at once to allow for better social distancing. 

A person ladling barbecue sauce over rib tips.
Lem’s rib tips are still available to go.
Nick Murway/Eater Chicago

1. Aboyer

64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
A plate of grilled lamb loin.
Winnetka’s French dining destination will keep cooking for suburbanites.
Jeffy Mai/Eater Chicago

North Shore residents can look forward to enjoying Michael Lachowicz’s French brasserie while they’re staying inside. The kitchen will prepare potato and truffle soup, steak frites, coq au vin, and other staples for carryout. Customers will receive a $20 gift card when spending $100 or more. Call 847-441-3100 to order.

64 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093

2. Over Easy Café

4943 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Don’t feel like cooking breakfast? No problem. This Ravenswood cafe is serving an abbreviated menu every day until 12 p.m. Call 703-506-2605 to order.

4943 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

3. Futatsuki Ramen

4621 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
A bowl of tonkotsu ramen.
Warm up with bowls of noodles and rich broth.
Jeffy Mai/Eater Chicago

A creamy bowl of tonkotsu ramen is the ideal remedy for anyone feeling under the weather. This Uptown shop is open for curbside pickup so call 773-561-9999 to order noodles, curry rice, and more.

4621 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

4. Bistro Campagne

4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Hunker down with some French fare from Bistro Campagne. Choose between classic dishes like French onion soup, croque madame, steak frites, or cassoulet. Bottles of wine are available as well. All orders will be 20% off. Call 773-271-6100 to schedule curbside pickup.

4518 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

5. Spacca Napoli

1769 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
A Neapolitan pizza.
Satisfy pizza cravings with one of Spacca Napoli’s Neapolitan pies.
Spacca Napoli [Official Photo]

One of the city’s best Neapolitan pizza makers is remaining open for carryout service. The abbreviated menu will feature antipasti and pies such as the classic margherita, Diavola (soppressata, basil), and Pistacchio (sausage, pistachio cream). Call the restaurant at 773-878-2420 to order.

1769 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

6. Coda di Volpe

3335 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
A margherita pizza.
Feast on carbs at Coda di Volpe.
Coda di Volpe [Official Photo]

Neapolitan pizzas and housemade pastas are the main attractions at this Southport Corridor spot and folks will still be able to get them for curbside pickup. The menu changes daily so check the website for the latest info. Call 773-687-8568 to order.

3335 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

7. Galit

2429 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Zach Engel’s Middle Eastern restaurant is a tough reservation but now diners can try the James Beard Award winner’s dishes at home. Galit’s takeout selection will feature rotating favorites, such as hummus, salatim, pita, coal-fired veggies, chicken thighs, and stuffed cabbage.

2429 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

8. Flat & Point

3524 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Let pitmaster Brian Bruns’s unique alpine smokehouse do all the heavy lifting for dinner. The restaurant’s $50 takeout package feeds 2-3 people and includes choice of protein — porchetta, meatballs, chicken, brisket, or vegetarian lasagna — and veggie sides. Email info@flatandpoint.com to order.

3524 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

9. Alinea

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
Prime rib.
The Alinea Group has several options for diners.
The Alinea Group [Official Photo]

The Alinea Group has created to-go packages for three of its restaurants. Chicagoans can order beef short rib Wellington from Alinea, handmade rigatoni courtesy of Next, and Roister’s famous fried chicken sandwich. All meals come with sides and desserts.

1723 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

10. Topo Gigio

1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

Old Town’s popular Italian spot will keep Chicagoans fed with pastas, steaks, and meaty entrees during the shutdown. The restaurant can be reached at 312-266-9355.

1516 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

11. Spinning J

1000 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
A slice of pie.
Try one of Spinning J’s various pies at home.
Spinning J [Official Photo]

Pies make everything better so pick up some slices and other items like quiche and strata from this retro bakery and soda fountain. Spinning J’s menu is viewable on Facebook and orders can be placed by calling 872-829-2793.

1000 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

12. Lao Peng You

2020 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
A bowl of noodle soup.
Lao Peng You’s delicious dumplings and noodles make for a great meal.
Lao Peng You [Official Photo]

Chicago’s hottest dumpling maker is temporarily accepting curbside pickup orders. Savor Chinese specialties like beef noodle soup, pork and cabbage dumplings in spicy sour soup, and lamb and cumin bread.

2020 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

13. Vajra

1329 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Vajra’s dining room features brown tables and chairs, white brick walls, framed artwork, and an Indian mural
Vajara in West Town serves South Asian food.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

From noon to 8 p.m. daily, Vajra — a refined Nepalese and Indian restaurant in West Town — is offering an expanded pick-up menu. This includes its juicy chicken momos and tangy goat steak.

1329 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

14. Tzuco

720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Carlos Gaytán
Carlos Gaytán’s kitchen is cooking up new foods.
Brian Rich/Sun-Times

Carlos Gaytán’s French-Mexican restaurant in River North, Tzuco, now offers curbside pickup. There’s a new burger, cochinita pibil, and more.

720 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

15. Avli River North

702 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
Avli Taverna’s kataifi prawns are large and wrapped with crunchy filo pastry.
These prawns are available for pickup.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Avli is offering pickup at all three locations (Lincoln Park, River North, suburban Winnetka). But the family-style options at its new River North flagship are the most inspiring. Order modern Greek food via Tock with options like Berkshire pork gyros, chicken souvlaki, and more.

702 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

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16. Pacific Standard Time

141 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Erling Wu-Bower’s California-inspired hotspot is taking the stress out of dinner by creating family meals for up to four people. Priced at $40, the packages feature different rotating menus and are only available for pickup. For more info, check the website.

141 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654

17. Steak 48

615 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Chicagoans can treat themselves to prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood with Steak 48’s white glove curbside service. The to-go menu features most of the restaurant’s favorites like Alaskan king crab legs, bone-in steaks, and lobster tails. Call (312) 266-4848 to order.

615 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

18. Aya Pastry

1332 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
Samoa cake.
Indulge in a host of sweets from Aya Pastry.
Aya Pastry [Official Photo]

Leave all the hard work that comes with baking to Michelin-starred pastry chef Aya Fukai. Her new West Town shop is selling a selection of frozen products that customers can bake at home. They include biscuits, croissants, cookie dough, and pizza dough. Call 312-846-6186 or order online.

1332 W Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

19. BLVD

817 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607
Marc Much/Eater Chicago

West Loop’s glamorous restaurant is offering takeout and delivery via Grubhub, DoorDash, and UberEats. Folks can order on the restaurant’s website. There’s family meals, plus burgers and steaks.

817 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607

20. Tufano's Vernon Park Tap

1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Chicago, IL 60607

The old-school Italian joint is open for business so diners can enjoy red sauce pastas, veal, lemon chicken, and more by just driving up. Place orders by calling 312-733-3393

1073 W Vernon Park Pl
Chicago, IL 60607

21. Acadia

1639 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
The Acadia burger.
Acadia’s bar menu features an exceptional burger.
Jeffy Mai/Eater Chicago

The two Michelin-starred restaurant is offering its bar menu for curbside pickup during the mandated closure. Call 312-360-9500 to place an order.

1639 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

22. Vie

4471 Lawn Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558

Paul Virant’s celebrated Western Springs restaurant is offering an at-home menu full of greatest hits and seasonal dishes. Diners can also add bottles of wine and beer to their meal. Call 708-246-2082 to order approximately 30 minutes before desired pick up time.

4471 Lawn Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558

23. Virtue

1462 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
A pork chop with greens and beans.
Virtue specializes in Southern comfort fare.
Jeffy Mai/Eater Chicago

Eater Chicago’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year is serving its dinner menu to go. Chef Erick Williams whips up Southern specialties like biscuits, gumbo, catfish, and pork chops. Call 773-947-8831 to arrange curbside pickup.

1462 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615

24. The Promontory

5311 S Lake Park Ave W, Chicago, IL 60615

Restaurant group 16” on Center has launched a family meal to-go service at the Promontory, Saint Lou’s Assembly, Dusek’s, and Bite Cafe. Diners can check the restaurants’ websites each day to see the menus. The suggested price per person is $10.

5311 S Lake Park Ave W
Chicago, IL 60615

25. Lem's Bar-B-Q

311 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619
A person ladling barbecue sauce over rib tips.
Lem’s rib tips are still available to go.
Nick Murway/Eater Chicago

Lem’s business has always been about pickup, inside a tiny space along 75th Street. Its full menu — ribs and hot links — remains available. The main change is the restaurant is only allowing five customers inside the restaurant at once to allow for better social distancing. 

311 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619

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