Homeslice

The Mercenary pizza at Homeslice in Lincoln Park (Hilary Higgins / For RedEye / January 24, 2014)

Sure, you survived the Polar Vortex, but that doesn't make leaving the warm cocoon of your apartment any easier. Lucky for you, dozens of restaurants have launched delivery service within the last year, which means you can feast on a chef-made meal without leaving the oh-so-cozy land of sweatpants and Netflix.

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>>Comfort food & barbecue

>>Mediterranean

>>Pizza

>>Indian & Nepalese

>>Chinese, Japanese & Korean

>>Italian

 

 

 

COMFORT FOOD & BARBECUE

Real Comfort American Kitchen
1045 W. Madison St. 312-465-2949
Delivery area: Hubbard Street to the north, Van Buren Street to the south, Canal Street to the east and Ashland Avenue to the west
Details: Available noon to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Sunday with no minimum charge and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Any of the mac 'n' cheeses ($4.50 for 8 ounces, $8 for 16 ounces, $12 for 32 ounces) and the Veruska's Meatloaf Dinner sandwich ($7), which comes served on potato bread with a ketchup glaze, mashed potatoes and pan gravy. The only menu item not recommended for delivery? The Taylor Street, an eggplant parmesan sandwich that doesn't travel well.
Order: By phone or, coming soon, online at realcomfortchicago.com.

Old Crow Smokehouse
3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452
Delivery area: Foster Avenue to the north, North Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and California Avenue to the west.
Details: Available every day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a $15 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Beef brisket ($8.95) that's smoked for 16 hours, ribs ($23.95 for a full slab, $15.95 for a half) and burnt ends ("the best of the brisket", $14.95), each served with barbecue sauce on the side and a choice of two sides.
Order: By phone or, coming soon, online at oldcrowsmokehouse.com.

County Barbeque
1354 W. Taylor St. 312-929-2528
Delivery area: North Avenue to the north, Cermak Road to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Western Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with no minimum and $5 delivery fee. Closed Monday.
Popular picks: Ribs ($26 for full slab, $13 for half slab) served wet or dry and Texas brisket ($10) rubbed with black pepper and garlic and smoked for 14 hours, both served with pickles and coleslaw .
Order: By phone or online at dmkcountybarbeque.com.

Johnny Casserole
4019 N. Damen Ave. 773-857-2665
Delivery area: Touhy Avenue to the north, Chicago Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Pulaski Road to the west.
Details: Available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday with no minimum and a $3-$7 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Atchafalaya jambalaya ($45 for a full casserole, which serves six, $9 for an individual serving) with crawfish or shrimp, and For Your Thighs Only mac 'n' cheese ($30 for a full casserole, $6 for an individual serving) with optional add-on toppings such as bacon, chili or veggies, all delivered either hot (recommended only if you live nearby) or cold for you to bake later. All casseroles are served with a baguette from Red Hen Bread.
Order: By phone. View menu online at johnnycasserole.com.

Eleven Lincoln Park
2301 N. Clark St. 773-244-1112
Delivery area: Wrightwood Avenue to the north, Armitage Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Orchard Street to the west.
Details: Available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily with no minimum and a $4 delivery fee.
Popular picks: The Woody Allen corned beef and pastrami sandwich ($12.99) and the Old School Platter Lox Box ($14.29; $27. 50 for two) served with lox, capers, tomato, onion, cucumber, olives and a bagel.
Order: By phone. View menu online at elevenlincolnpark.com.

Burke's Bacon Bar
610 N. Rush St. 312-660-7200
Delivery area: Webster Avenue to the north, Taylor Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Ashland Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with a $15 minimum charge and $4 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Any of the mini-sandwiches, aka handwiches ($4 each or 3 for $11) served with your choice of Benton's Tennessee bacon, angry (that means spicy) bacon or black pepper bacon; bacon mac 'n' cheese ($3.50) served as a side and bacon chocolate-chip cookies ($2.25).
Order: By phone or online at burkesbaconbar.com.


 

MEDITERRANEAN

Boustan Mediterranean Cafe
2529 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-3055
Delivery area: Irving Park Road to the north, Grand Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Pulaski Road to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday with a $15 minimum charge and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Chicken shawarma ($10) and the beef kabob ($10), both served with your choice of basmati or dill rice, a side house salad and pita.
Order: By phone or online at boustancafe.com.

Shawarma Garden
1951 W. Division St. 773-904-8897
Delivery area: About two miles in each direction.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with a $15 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Chicken shawarma ($9.99) and lamb and beef shawarma ($9.99), both served with rice, Jerusalem salad, pita and a side of hummus.
Order: By phone or online at GrubHub.com or Seamless.com.

 

 

PIZZA
Forno Rosso
3719 N. Harlem Ave. 773-295-5697
Delivery area: Higgins Avenue to the north, Grand Avenue to the south, Austin Boulevard to the east, River Road to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday with a $20 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Rosso Diavolo pizza ($13.95) with tomato sauce, mozzarella, soppressata and crushed red peppers, or the Prosciutto e Arugula pizza ($14.95) with mozzarella, prosciutto di parma, arugula, parmigiano-reggiano and basil. Delivery trips are made one order at a time to keep your thin-crust pizza hot.
Order: Call the number above or go online to fornorossochicago.wix.com/fornorosso1.

Homeslice
938 W. Webster Ave. 312-789-4600
Delivery area: Belmont Avenue to the north, Division Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Ashland Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with a $20 minimum and $5 delivery fee.
Popular picks: The Knife and Forkner pizza ($11 for 10-inch, $23 for 14-inch) with pepperoni, blackened chicken, bacon, red onions, mozzarella, provolone, cheddar and barbecue sauce and the Clay Bacon pizza ($11 for 10-inch, $23 for 14-inch) with roasted chicken, bacon, diced tomatoes, onions, parsley, mozzarella, provolone, cheddar and ranch sauce. Some of the veggie-heavier pizzas have been left off the delivery menu so they don't get soggy en route.
Order: By phone or online at getsomehomie.com.

The Squared Circle
2418 N. Ashland Ave. 773-904-8170
Delivery area: Irving Park Road to the north, Augusta Boulevard to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and California Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday with a $15 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: The Mac Attack burger ($12.50) stuffed with cheddar and topped with mac 'n' cheese and bacon and served with your choice of side, the duck-fat deep-dish pizzas ($14 for 8-inch, $22 for 12-inch) with your choice of toppings at an additional charge and the cheesecake (various flavors ranging from blueberry to Fluffernutter, $6 each).
Order: By phone or online at thesquaredcircle.biz.

Pizza House 1647
1647 W. Cortland St. 773-252-3500
Delivery area: Addison Street to the north, 18th Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and California Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with a $20 minimum and $5 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Thin-crust pizzas ($10.95 to $12.95), the Italian Turkey sandwich ($7.50) with garlic roasted turkey, Italian beef-style jus, green peppers and giardiniera on a baguette or the turkey pot pie ($8) with leeks, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and peas baked in a pie crust.
Order: By phone or online at pizzahouse1647.com.

Dimo's Wicker Park
1615 N. Damen Ave. 773-525-4580
Delivery area: Diversey Avenue to the north, Grand Avenue to the south, Racine Avenue to the east and Kimball Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday with a $7.50 minimum charge and $4 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Pizza by the slice ($2.75 to $3.75) topped with everything from mac 'n' cheese to s'mores fixings. Some especially popular options are the buffalo-blue cheese chicken, barbecue chicken and steak nachos pizzas.
Order: By phone or online at dimospizza.com.

Flour & Stone
355 E. Ohio St. 312-822-8998
Delivery area: Chicago Avenue to the north, Wacker Drive to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Michigan Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a $15 minimum and $2 delivery fee.
Popular picks: The Classic pizza ($16) with pepperoni and sausage and the Veggie pizza ($17.50) with spinach, mushrooms, green pepper, artichokes and red and white onion.
Order: By phone. View menu online at flourandstone.com.

 

 

INDIAN & NEPALESE

Royal Indian Grill
3223 N. Clark St. 773-477-8000
Delivery area: Bryn Mawr Avenue to the north, the Chicago River to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Sacramento Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday with a $12 minimum and $3-$5 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Saag paneer ($12.99) with spinach, cheese, and spices served with basmati rice; tandoori chicken ($16.99) with yogurt, garlic, ginger and other spices served with naan and any of the curry dishes ($12.99 to $15.99) served with basmati rice.
Order: By phone or online at GrubHub.com.

Nepal House
1301 S. Michigan Ave. 312-922-0601
Delivery area: Within about a five-mile radius.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily with no minimum and a $3 to $5 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Vegetable samosa ($4.95) stuffed with peas, potatoes and coriander leaves; the chicken momo dumplings ($8.95) with minced chicken and herbs served with special sauce and the chicken tikka masala ($13.95) served with cream sauce and basmati rice.
Order: By phone or online at nepalhouseonline.com.

 

 

CHINESE, JAPANESE & KOREAN

EJ Sushi
1406 W. Grand Ave. 312-773-9083
Delivery area: North Avenue to the north, Roosevelt Road to the south, LaSalle Street to the east and Kedzie Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with a $20 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: The Fire Cracker Roll ($12.95) with spicy crunch mix, spicy tuna, spicy mayo and unagi sauce and the Mexican Roll ($12.95) with cilantro, spicy tuna, seaweed salad, cucumber, jalapeno, spicy mayo and hot sauce.
Order: By phone or online at seamless.com.

Urban Belly
1400 W. Randolph St. 773-583-0500
Delivery area: Irving Park Road to the north, 18th Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Damen Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a $15 minimum and no delivery fee.
Popular picks: Any of the dumplings ($6), fried rice bowls ($10 to $14) and the Urban Belly ramen ($13) with pork belly, mushrooms and egg, delivered with broth and noodles served separately for better traveling.
Order: By phone online at cornerstonerestaurants.com/urban-belly-menu.

Four Belly
3227 N. Clark St. 773-661-6182
Delivery area: Irving Park Road to the north, Fullerton Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Damen Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from noon to 9 p.m. Monday and Sunday, noon to 11 Tuesday through Thursday and noon to midnight Friday and Saturday with a $10 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Any of the ramen ($11-$12) and the Korean bulgogi ($10) with beef, onion, sesame and kalbi sauce served with rice and kimchi.
Order: By phone or online at fourbelly.com.

Modern Asian Kitchen
1924 W. Division St. 773-772-6251
Delivery area: Fullerton Avenue to the north, Grand Avenue to the south, Halsted Street to the east and California Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with a $15 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Chicken Wangs (aka chicken wings; $5 for a small, $9 for a large) with a sweet and spicy sauce, MAK-gogi (the house bulgogi, $10) with beef and onions and the General MAK chicken or shrimp ($9 for chicken, $11 for shrimp), all served hot, medium or not spicy with your choice of white or brown rice or quinoa and your choice of vegetable side.
Order: By phone or online at makrestaurant.com (10 percent discount on online orders).

Uni Sushi
1752 W. North Ave. 773-276-9899
Delivery area: Diversey Parkway to the north, Grand Avenue to the south, Wells Street to the east and Kedzie Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday with a $15 minimum and a $2.50 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Pork belly ramen ($9.95) with pork belly, quail egg and bamboo; the Robota Sampler ($13) with bacon, shrimp and mixed mushrooms and the Hawks maki ($12.50) with yellow tail, flying fish roe, scallion, avocado, jalapeno, cilantro and spicy sauce.
Order: By phone or online at unisushichicago.com.

Dak Korean Chicken Wings
1104 W. Granville Ave. 773-754-0255
Delivery area: Touhy Avenue to the north, Foster Avenue to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Western Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily with a $15 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Wings (5 for $9, 10 for $17) with your choice of soy-garlic-ginger sauce or spicy barbecue sauce.
Order: By phone. Menu online at dakwings.com.

Saucy Porka
400 S. Financial Place 312-662-1351
Delivery area: Chicago Avenue to the north, Roosevelt Road to the south, Michigan Avenue to the east and Ashland Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with a $15 minimum charge and $4 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Bacos (bao tacos, $2.75-$3.50) topped with salsa or slaw and served on a steamed bao bun. Any of the rice bowls ($9-$11) are also popular, but sandwiches aren't recommended for delivery.
Order: By phone. View menu online at saucyporka.com.

Vora
1028 N. Clark St. 312-929-2035
Delivery area: Fullerton Avenue to the north, Polk Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Ashland Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with no minimum and a $4 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Pork belly sliders ($8), xiao-long-bao pork bun with thin flour skin ($6) and any of the Liquid Nourishment juice drinks ($6).
Order: By phone or online at vorachicago.com.

Runa Japanese
2257 W. North Ave. 773-278-8887
Delivery area: With about a 4-mile radius.
Details: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11: 30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday with no minimum and a $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Crab ravioli ($6), hot-and-sour soup ($4 to $6) and the Rainbow Roll ($9).
Order: By phone or online at runajapanese.com.

Archer Cafe
2951 S. Archer Ave. 773-341-1266
Delivery area: Around UIC to the north, 40th Street to the south, State Street to the east and California Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday with a $10 minimum and $3 delivery fee (plus an additional $1 a mile after three miles).
Popular picks: Orange chicken ($5.69) served with steamed rice and Mongolian Beef ($6.29) served spicy with steamed rice.
To order: By phone or online at GrubHub.com.

Sala Bua
2002 S. Wentworth Ave. 773-341-1274
Delivery area: Chicago Avenue to the north, 39th Street to the south, State Street to the east and Western Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday with a $15 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Crab rangoon ( $5) with crab, cream cheese and water chestnuts in wonton wrappers and chicken satay ($7) in curry sauce served with peanut sauce and a small cucumber salad.
To order: By phone or online at salabuachicago.com.

Asian Outpost
1315 S. Wabash Ave. 312-662-1100
Delivery area: Congress Parkway to the north, 18th Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Canal Street to the west.
Details: Available from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily (lunch delivery coming soon) with a $20 minimum and $3 delivery charge.
Popular picks: Ginger-garlic fried chicken ($14.95) or Asian barbecue ribs ($16.95 for a half slab, $22.95 for a full slab), both served with your choice of two side dishes.
Order: By phone or online at asian-outpost.com.

Ahjoomah's Apron
218 W. Cermak Road 312-326-2800
Delivery area: Chicago Avenue to the north, 35th St. to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Western Avenue to the west.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with a $20 minimum and a $4 delivery.
Popular picks: Bibimbop ($8.95) with bulgogi beef or shrimp, rice with vegetables and egg; and kimchi chigae soup ($8.95) with kimchi, tofu and pork; and yookgae jang soup ($9.95) with beef and vegetables.
Order: By phone or online at orderahjoomahsapron.com.

 

 

ITALIAN

Tre Soldi
212 E. Ohio St. 312-664-0212
Delivery area: Oak Street to the north, Wacker Drive to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and State Street to the west.
Details: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (closed Monday) with a $20 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Arrabiata pasta ($14) with penne, spicy tomato sauce, pepperoncino, garlic and herbs and rigatoni pasta ($16) with Slagel Farms pork sausage, zucchini, tomato and cacio di roma cheese.
Order: By phone. View menu online at tresoldichicago.com.

Pranzi
434 W. Ontario St. 312-944-4340
Delivery area: No set delivery area, call for more information.
Details: Available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday with a $15 minimum and $3 delivery fee.
Popular picks: Da Double D pizza ($16-$25) stuffed with Italian beef, mozzarella and giardiniera peppers or the sausage-arugula pizza ($16 to $25) with olive oil, garlic, sausage, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and arugula.
Order: By phone. View menu online at pranzichicago.com.

Gwendolyn Purdom is a RedEye special contributor. redeye@tribune.com | @redeyeeatdrink