Best Takeout in West Loop
Asian & Vietnamese
This family business run by two sisters and their mother is an absolute treat. Serving an assortment of stir fry, banh bao, curry, and banh mi, you are sure to find something to delight everyone, from the meat lover to the vegan. Their Build Your Own Bowl option is terrific for pickier eaters or those who like a little more control over what goes into their meal. These customizable meals include your choice of rice and protein, along with optional add-ons like avocado, an egg roll, or a caramelized egg.
Mediterranean & Vegetarian
Nia has reviewers raving with their fresh food and excellent service. Grab a seafood dish to-go, such as their octopus, shrimp, or salmon. Or scoop up one of their plant-based vegetarian and vegan options for something on the lighter side. Of course, if you just want to hit up Nia for dessert, that is also understandable. Their menu includes a delectable chocolate mousse with seasonal berries, a creamy white chocolate raspberry truffle, and other divine sweet treats that you don’t want to miss. Dessert can be a meal, right?
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Chicken & Southern Delights
When a chicken craving hits, there is nowhere quite like Gus’s Fried Chicken. What started over 60 years ago in Mason, Tennessee, has spread into 31 locations over the US. But while they have expanded and rebranded, they still serve the same fantastic food made with the award-winning family recipe that started it all—securing their spot as one of the best fried chicken places in Chicago. On their menu you will find a selection of chicken meals with breasts, thighs, wings, and tenders, as well as sides and desserts that pay homage to their southern roots, like fried okra and sweet potato pie.
Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken
Donuts, Sandwiches, & Coffee
It seems like everybody is trying to break their way into to donut market these days, but Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken has set themselves apart from the crowd. Their small-batch, gluten-free donuts are a dream for those trying to avoid gluten—and even those who aren’t! They have both locals and tourists frenzied over flavors like Birthday Cake, Valrhona Chocolate, and Cinnamon & Sugar. If you’re feeling hungry for more than dessert, be sure to try one of their chicken sandwiches. Or, for a vegetarian option, their Avocado Breakfast Sandwich.
Macello Cucina Di Puglia
Italian & Pizza
Chicago is no stranger to excellent Italian food. And West Loop is no exception! Macello Cucina Di Puglia is the perfect place to satisfy your pizza craving or order dinner for an at-home date night. They not only have a lunch and dinner menu with lip-smacking selections like paninis, pizza, and risotto, but a gluten-free menu with ravioli, gnocchi, and fettuccine primavera as well.
American, Cajun & Creole
Get the taste of homemade comfort at home, minus the hassle and the dishes. Get your fill with meals like a roasted turkey dinner with all the fixings, blackened salmon or catfish, and jambalaya. If you want to level up your meal, try adding one of their cocktail kits for a night of fun. Or indulge in a sweet dessert, like the classic key lime pie or southern custard. And don’t forget an order of doggie ice cream for your pup—furry friends deserve a tasty takeout treat too!
Burgers & American Food
Craving a Burger? Look no further than Kuma’s Corner! Their burger menu with heavy metal band names have made them a bit of a Chicago icon, with features on the Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Travel Channel. While Iron Maiden will load your burger up with creamy avocado and crisp vegetables, Led Zeppelin is all about that meat with the addition of applewood smoked bacon and pulled pork. Beyond burgers, they also offer a fantastic mac and cheese, as well as lighter options like sandwiches and salad.