‘Tis the season to indulge! Make your holiday merry and bright by letting someone else do the cooking this Christmas. Check out these local restaurants and bars offering up festive takeout and drink kits in Chicago.
The cozy Logan Square cafe is celebrating the holiday with Savory Pies and Boxed Chai to-go for their takeout and drink kits Chicago special! The Boxed Chai are available in three sizes starting at $32 for 12 8 oz. cups of chai. The nine-inch Masala Chicken Pie or Kale and Potato Pie are available for $20 each. Or enjoy the best of both worlds with a combo savory pie and boxed chai starting at $50. Order at least 48 hours in advance for pick-up by calling 773-360-7541.
Pop over to the Houndstooth Saloon for their first annual holiday market. Offered seven days a week until Christmas, the new market aims to support small, local businesses and will feature special Christmas gifts from local bakers, artists, and vendors. Grab a hot spiced beverage with your sweetie and pretend like you’re in a Hallmark movie because Houndstooth has one of the most underrated drink kits in Chicago.
This Lincoln Park favorite is offering up mouthwatering meal boxes in December, available for pick-up or delivery. Options include a choice of turkey breast ($34) or oven-roasted lamb shoulder ($36) with inventive Greek twists on classic sides like a quinoa, lentil and chickpea salad with raspberry dressing or whipped potatoes with feta. Don’t forget to add on trays of Spanakopita, homemade spinach, leek, feta, and wild green pie ($35); Pastichio, traditional Greek casserole of pasta, ground beef, and béchamel ($45); and Baklava (48 pieces/$50). Order via Tock.
15 W. Division St., Chicago, IL
Located in the Gold Coast, this popular tavern has partnered with its neighboring bars (The Lodge, Butch McGuire’s, and She-nannigan’s) to turn Division Street into a winter wonderland! With a festive and heated outdoor tent, a 31-foot Christmas tree, twinkly lights draped above the street, and flying Santa, the vibrant late-night strip is now a holiday spectacular you can’t miss for unbelievable food and drink kits.
Pepe Barajas opened his West Loop 2020 Michelin BIB Gourmand winning restaurant, to honor his late aunt Josefina “Josie” Villegas, a hard-working street taco entrepreneur. Many dishes at La Josie are influenced by Pepe’s time cooking with Josie including authentic Mexican tamales which they made together every year. Take home Pollo al Horno, Parrillada, Dos Huaraches V, or a dozen Tamales for a true family feast (serves 2-4). Order via Toast.
Kevin McCallister had Kraft mac & cheese on Christmas Eve. If you’re craving something similar (but WAY better) check out The Pasta Bowl. A dinner for two includes two pastas, a salad, an appetizer, and dessert for just $50. Add any bottle of wine for another $25 and you’re set! Order for takeout or delivery here.
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