Getting everyone under your roof to agree on what to order for delivery is enough of a struggle. And when you add kids to the mix, you can forget about making everyone happy. Some of the best restaurants in Chicago are coming to the rescue with gourmet kids meals that make dinnertime a breeze.
Now the toughest decision you'll have to make is which bottle of wine to open for the adults in the room. Take a look at the best kids meals available for delivery and takeout in Chicago right now.
Eleven City Diner
Your little ones may not be into lox and corned beef, but we have a good feeling they'll jump for the straight-laced kids menu at this South Side institution. Choose from chicken fingers, a quesadilla, beef sliders or mini turkey burgers—every order includes fruit and fries and rings up just under $10. Find it on: Caviar, DoorDash, Uber Eats or Eleven City's ordering app
When ramen cravings hit, don't deny yourself a piping-hot bowl of spicy miso pork broth teeming with toothsome noodles and tender pork. The kids won't have to settle for reheated chicken nuggets when you toss in a Lil' Slurper Bowl, with salted chicken brown, honey-ginger chicken and house-made noodles. Find it on: Various platforms by location
We wouldn't typically advise bringing the little ones to this ritzy River North steakhouse, but GT Prime's takeout menu is fair game. While you nosh on chicken cacciatore and sip prosecco, the kids will dig into butter orecchiette with parmesan, peas and carrots and a fudgy brownie. Find it on: Tock
Quality Crab & Oyster Bah
Kiddos can pick from four entrées at this Lincoln Park seafood haven: white cheddar mac and cheese, handmade chicken tenders, fish and chips or New England clam chowder—all served with your choice of fries or steamed broccoli. Toss in a cocktail kit for after the kids go to bed. Find it on: the restaurant's website
This iconic smoke shack doesn't miss a beat with its kids menu, which includes mini pork or brisket sandos served with fries and sauce. Toss in kid-approved sides like mac and cheese and cornbread to round out the meal. Find it on: Caviar, DoorDash and the restaurant's drop-off service
Summer House & Stella Barra Pizzeria
Treat the kids to breakfast for dinner with an order of silver dollar pancakes or go the more tradition route with a grilled cheese sandwich or turkey meatballs in housemade tomato sauce. You might even have to toss in a funfetti cookie or two if they've been good. Find it on: DoorDash or by calling 773-634-4100
Swift & Sons Tavern
When you order a Tavern at Home dinner kit from this Wrigleyville newcomer, you'll get two kids meals for free. You'll be noshing on fajitas, burgers, fried chicken or steak, and the kiddos will get a chicken kids meal with seasonal veggies and a cookie. That's a win-win. Find it on: Tock
Tuco and Blondie
Let the kids in on the Taco Tuesday action this week when you order from this Lakeview shop. They can choose from chicken fingers, quesadillas, soft tacos or nachos. For the adults, consider upgrading to the Tijuana picnic platter, with five tacos stuffed with fish, chili-braised short rib and chicken tinga. Find it on: Caviar
Adults might even be tempted by the kids meals at this Wicker Park restaurant. Littles can select from noodle soup or fried katsu chicken over steamed rice; lightly salted edamame or an ice cream bar from Pretty Cool are excellent upgrades. Find it on: Caviar, DoorDash and Ritual
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