Our Picks For the Best Comfort Food Carryout
Winter time means one thing: it’s time to stay inside and get cozy. We’ve rounded up all our favorite meaty, cheesy, gooey, fried, calorie-laden dishes – all made with love – from your favorite Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. Read on to find out all of our favorite comfort foods that are guarenteed to keep you warm while you stay safe at home.
Bub City’s Tots Four Ways
Bub City’s entire menu is comfort food but one of our top picks? The new menu of Tots piled high with a variety of fixin’s like the Fiesta Tots with atomic cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, chipotle ranch and jalapeños or the Loaded Bacon Baked Potato Tots. Pro tip: Add these tops onto one of Bub City’s BBQ packages to-go and be sure to take a nap immediately after consumption.
Order carryout or delivery from Bub City – River North. Make a reservation on the heated, tented patio at Bub City – River North. Order carryout or delivery from Bub City – Rosemont. Make a reservation on the heated, tented patio at Bub City – Rosemont.
Pizzeria Portofino’s Parmesan Fries
What is it about fried potatoes? We don’t ask, we just eat. Pizzeria Portofino’s crispy fries are topped with parmesan cheese and come with a side of garlic aioli. Pair it with one of the signature pizzas and you’ve got instant happiness.
Mon Ami Gabi’s French Onion Soup
It’s soup season, and that means we’ll be at Mon Ami Gabi for the iconic French Onion Soup at least twice a week. Now you can make a night out of it with their new DIY French Onion Soup Kits. We highly recommend adding an extra sprinkle of gruyere and jarlsberg cheese to yours. Click here to order the French Onion Soup Kit from Mon Ami Gabi.
Looking for more comforting soup to enjoy this winter? Check out Coastal Soups available for carryout and delivery in Chicago.
A bowl of ramen is like big warm hug on a cold winter day. Enter Ramen-San and Tokio Pub! Whether you’re in the Windy City or the suburbs of Chicago, you can order up a bowl to enjoy at home. You can also build-your-own bowl at home with Tokio Pub’s DIY Ramen Kit, check it out here.
From King Crab and Shrimp Pad Thai from Vong’s Thai Kitchen to the classic Chicken, Vegetable, Shrimp or Tofu Pad Thai at Big Bowl, this tangy Thai favorite is crave-worthy for lunch and dinner.
Saag Paneer from Padma’s Curry Leaf
Vegetarians, this one’s for you. Dive into a warm bowl of Saag Paneer from Padma’s Curry Leaf. Made of Indian cheese cubes served with slow cooked chopped spinach and served with basmati rice. Be sure to add on an order of Butter Naan for optimal dipping.
Fried Chicken from Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
We’d venture as far to say that Joe’s Fried Chicken might be the juiciest we’ve ever tasted. Lovingly coated in seasoned flour and cracker meal blend, it could also make a run for one the crispiest. Pair it with a bottle of champagne for your next special stay-at-home occasion.
The Lamb Ragu Hummus from Aba
An Aba signature? The Lamb Ragu Hummus. Dip into this little piece of heaven with their warm, housemade pita topped with Za’atar seasoning, for a melt-in-your-mouth Mediterranean delight.
Let’s talk nachos. For this comfort category, we just couldn’t decide so here are two you’ve got to try. Order up RJ Grunts’ Buffalo Chicken Nachos or go for the classics with Hub 51’s Famous Pulled Chicken Nachos. Pro tip: When placing your order at Hub 51, be sure to add a dish or two from Ben Pao.
The Ricotta Cavatelli from Osteria Via Stato
It’s true, we could eat pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner! There’s so many delicious handmade pastas to choose from at our restaurants like the Mama Depandi’s Bucatini at RPM Italian (Chicago & D.C.), the Gnocchi Bolognese at Antico Posto, the Spicy Shrimp Scampi at il Porcellino, the Penna Alla Vodka at Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, the Cellentani Alfredo from Barilla Pasteria or the Rigatoni with Sasuage and Broccoli from Saranello’s to name a few. But you can’t go wrong with Osteria’s Ricotta Cavatelli with wild mushrooms, ricotta cheese, and parmesan broth, it’s perfectly suited for those chilly winter nights.
il Porcellino’s Burrata Lasagna
Speaking of pasta, how do you feel about layers of lasagna noodles and burrata cheese smothered in bolognese sauce? If you’re nodding your head feverishly, you’re in the right place. Adding on the Garlic Bread to your order is always a good idea, so go ahead! Order il Porcellino’s famous Burrata Lasagna, or check out the recipe here.
Lobster Mac & Cheese from Shaw’s Crab House
It’s your childhood favorite, but with delicious, fresh lobster! Shaw’s Lobster Mac & Cheese makes for a delicious side dish or make a meal out of it. For more elevated options of this comfort food classic, try RPM Seafood’s King Crab Mac & Cheese! Looking for a classic, downright cheesy version? Might we suggest Bub City’s Mac N’ Cheesy!
Any Burger from M Burger (but make it Roman-Style)
Burgers count as a food group right? Whether you like your burger classic, vegetarian and topped with black truffle, we’ve got a burger that’s perfect for you. Check out M Burger and be sure to ask for your burger Roman-Style, which means you get a grilled cheese for each bun on any sandwich.
How about pairing Burgundy with your burger? Order the Burgers & Burgundy package from Bar Ramone to enjoy this epic duo at home.
Detroit-style Pizza from B Square Pizza
Now available in downtown Chicago and Chicago’s Northern Suburbs, B Square Pizza’s Detroit-style is has the perfect crust that is light and airy complete with crispy browned edges.
Tavern-style? Thin Crust? Artisan? Deep Dish? Cauliflower? No matter what pizza team you’re on, we’ve got options from Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Bill’s Original Tavern Pizza, Pizzeria Via Stato, Pizzeria Portofino, and more. Check them out here!
Breakfast Tacos from Tallboy Taco
The best part of waking up? Breakfast tacos from Tallboy Taco! Enjoy them all day like the Steak, Egg and Cheese Taco, Egg, Bacon and Cheese Burrito and more.
Baby Back Ribs from L. Woods
L. Woods is known for their ribs and you can now order the BBQ Pack which feeds two and includes Caesar Salad, BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw and Key Lime Pie. Be sure to grab an extra napkin, because if you don’t have BBQ sauce all over your face after eating, you’re doing something wrong. Order the L. Woods BBQ Pack.
We’ve got more options for meat lovers! Order the Grilled Pepper Steak made with prime sirloin, sweet peppers, pearl onions, peppercorn sauce, rice and quinoa pilaf at Beatrix, new for the New Year! This limited time only entree is avilable from January 7 – 20, 2021 at all Beatrix locations.
And for dessert, the Triple Layer Chocolate Cake from Wildfire
It’s OK to skip right to dessert! For the ultimate decadant, chocolate bite, order up Wildfire’s Triple Layer Chocolate Cake.
Dessert delivered right to your door? Yes Please! Order up Hub 51’s Carrot Cake, the Oh My! Caramel Pie from Beatrix, the Signature Cookies from Summer House Santa Monica, and so much more. Check out our guide to sweets available for carryout and delivery.