Chicago January 01, 2018
8 Tiny Take Out Places In Chicago That Will Make Your Tastebuds Go Crazy
Many restaurants allow you to grab food to-go, but some places in Chicago are more ideal than others. These eight little takeout places are small for a reason. Take your meal home, to a nearby park, or down to the lake and enjoy it how you like.
These joints focus on flavor over atmosphere and are sure to make your tastebuds go wild. Keep scrolling for more details.
1. J.P. Graziano Grocery Company (901 W Randolph Street)
This tiny take-out is a one-stop shop for a quick bite and your weekly groceries. Located in the South Loop, many goods sold here come from Italy, such as pasta, olive oils, spices, beans, tomatoes, and more. Since 1937, locals have been grabbing delicious eats to go.
2. Gayle's Best Ever Grilled Cheese (108 N State Street, Level B1)
When you're in the mood for something quick, nothing is better than a sandwich. At Gayle's you'll get a gourmet take on a classic grilled cheese that you'll never forget. There are numerous meats and cheeses to choose from.
3. Small Cheval (1732 N Milwaukee Avenue)
This tiny restaurant is one of the best takeout places in Chicago. You could dine in, but with such little space, there's no reason not to enjoy your meal from the comfort of your home, car, or by the lake. Get all kinds of burgers and fries - and shakes too - at this amazing spot.
4. Calumet Fisheries (3259 E 95th Street)
This local favorite has been around since 1948 when it was opened in order to serve hungry industrial workers on the South Side. Visitors enjoy fresh cuts of fish and other seafood fried up by the pound. You'll make the whole family smile when you bring this home.
5. Glaze Teriyaki (3112 N Broadway)
This adorable Asian fusion restaurant is so cute you may want to eat in, but they will also nicely package up any meal to go. Visitors enjoy salmon, chicken, tofu, and steak dishes that are all made from scratch.
6. Johnny's Wee Nee Wagon (15743 Crawford Avenue in Markham)
This local favorite is one of the most popular takeout places around the city. Enjoy gyros, burgers, hot dogs, and Italian beef that will blow your mind.
7. Del Seoul (2568 N Clark Street)
Inspired by the BBQ of Korea and the street trucks in California, this wonderful place puts a modern twist on old classics. You'll find tacos, dumplings, wings, sandwiches, soups, and more.
8. Max's Take Out (20 E Adams Street)
This is the oldest hot dog joint in the Loop has been around since 1962. Though it is best known for its hot dogs, hungry patrons will also find Chicago favorites like burgers and Italian beef on the menu.
If you’re looking to take out something sweet, try this
amazing little bakeshop right here in Chicago.
What other tiny takeout places do you love in the city? Share your favorites with us in the comments below.