When it comes to delivery food in town, the options are, well, overwhelming. More than 3,000 restaurants deliver throughout the Chicago area via Grubhub alone, to say nothing of those accessible by using Caviar, DoorDash, and half a dozen other ordering services. But it’s hard to know who’s going to bring you a perfectly intact spicy tuna roll and who’s going to show up with smushed fish and gloppy rice. Rest easy, because we found 43 places that met two key criteria: 1) their food is great, and 2) they get it to you in top condition.
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Shucked, sealed, delivered: Oyster Bah carefully packages shucked oysters on ice and conveys a bag of them to your doorstep. No one has to know you didn’t pry them open yourself. Best things to order Stuffed clams casino ($8.95), assorted oysters ($18 for six), seafood roll ($24.95)
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This is sushi for those who can’t stand spicy tuna rolls shellacked with mayo. Naoki uses a lighter touch, adorning the hamachi roll, for example, with a gentle drizzle of yuzu sauce. Best things to order Spicy shrimp and salmon roll ($15), hamachi roll ($15)