While Chicago is known for its plethora of tasty restaurants and talented chefs, sometimes you don’t want to leave the house. Especially when it’s cold or rainy, you just want to stay in and relax instead of getting all gussied up for an evening out. The good news is, when you live in downtown Chicago you can have that culinary goodness delivered straight to your door. When it’s time to Netflix and chill, here are the best food delivery services in the South Loop.
Grubhub is the grand master of food delivery services. Since 2004 they’ve made dining at home easy, with online ordering now available at more than 75,000 restaurants across the United States. The service was founded in Chicago, so you can bet that there are tons of local options. You search by location and then you can filter based on price, type of cuisine, and how long it will take to get your order. You can even search for places that offer coupons and free delivery.
Based out of San Francisco, DoorDash has a focus on local restaurants. One of their key differentiators is that you can see just how long it will take to get your food, down to the minute. Another aspect that sets them apart is their commitment to reducing food waste. They’ve partnered with Feeding America® Charity’s MealConnect system to deliver surplus food from restaurants to local food banks. When you order food for yourself, you’ll also be helping feed others.
Caviar is one of the newer entrants in the food delivery services biz. They’re part of Square, the merchant processing system favored by small businesses because of their affordability and ease of use. Restaurants that you can only order through Caviar include such favorites as Bill Kim’s urbanBelly, Stephanie Izard’s Duck Duck Goat, and the Michelin Bib Gourmand-Awarded Bohemian House.
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