Intensely spiced Pakistani fare dominates the menu at this Rogers Park spot, where deliveries go out until 4am. The beef seekh kabab—grilled cigars of super tender, finely ground beef bursting with ginger and lip-tingling chile—is excellent tucked into a hunk of tender garlic naan. Punctuated with chopped herbs, delicate carrot shreds, disks of fiery jalapeno and bright tomato, the aromatic boneless lamb biryani is pretty to look at and darned tasty to boot, while the beef nehari—deep, dark gravy and slow-cooked beef shank so tender it falls to bits with the merest nudge of your fork—calls to mind braised short ribs with a lingering kick.
When it comes to late-night delivery options—post-last call, digging through the freezer to unearth an old box of Hot Pockets late—Chicago may not be the city that never sleeps. But before you stoop to nuking food-like substances that will inevitably burn your mouth and taste like disappointment, take note: Even during the wee hours, it’s possible to enjoy a decent bite without leaving the comfort of your own home—unless you’re headed to one of those 4am bars. These spots are serving up some of Chicago’s best late-night delivery, from freshly baked cookies to fragrant biryani.
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