How To Support Greektown Chicago Restaurants During COVID-19
With Illinois bars and restaurants closed for dine-in service for the time being, many Greektown Chicago restaurants are continuing to offer delivery services to customers to keep Chicagoans safely indoors. A delicious Greek meal may be the pick-me-up many people are needing during this time, and ordering in is a great way to continue to support the local businesses.
Founded 30 years ago by a young Greek Cypriot, Andreas, and his brother Angelo, Spectrum Bar & Grill offers a sports bar vibe and top notch food menu, which is of American, Greek, and Cypriot influence. From their signature Greek dishes, like souvlaki, to bar food favorites, like pizza and burgers, you can find exactly what you’re craving on their menu. They will be open for takeout orders from 4-10 p.m. daily, and will also have delivery options via Uber Eats.
You can order from The Ambassador through Uber Eats Monday-Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. (Plus, Uber Eats is waiving the delivery fees for over 100,000 independent restaurants nationwide!) Irish favorites aside, The Ambassador’s menu also features soups, salads, wraps, burgers, and all-day breakfast – check out the endless options here.
Established in 1997, Athena has strived to provide their customers with excellent quality Greek cuisine. Currently offering delivery through Grubhub, Doordash, and Postmates, as well as a curbside takeout option (get 20% off when you order carryout!), Chicago residents can find comfort in the restaurant’s authentic Greek dishes, whether it be a classic Greek gyro or the popular Spanakopita. Order their family style package, which includes an entree, like chicken kabobs, plus salad, soup, and rice for four people for only $45. Have an even bigger group to feed? Athena is offering 20% off all catering orders of $200 or more. Additionally, if you purchase a $100 gift card, you’ll receive a $25 gift card, now through April 8. View Athena’s full menu online here. They are open from 12-8 p.m. on weekdays and 2-8 p.m. on weekends.
Artopolis is a Greek bakery & café in Greektown that is a go-to comfort food spot. The restaurant will be offering house delivery, where customers can select a no-contact option, and curbside pick-up from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Guests can also order for delivery via Uber Eats. With warm soups, healthy salads, fresh pastries, and more, Artopolis has something for everyone. Some customer favorites include Artopitas, which are handcrafted savory pies made from flaky dough and filled with a selection of high quality ingredients, and artisan gourmet pizzas, which are made from old world recipes and use the finest cheeses and olive oil. You can find the full menu of options at Artopolis here, and you can place your order by calling 312-559-9000.
If kabobs, tzatziki, and Greek fries are on your mind, look no further because 9 Muses is offering 20% off all curbside carry-out and pick-up orders! They are also available on Grubhub if you would prefer to get your meal delivered to you. Indulge in an authentic Greek meal from the restaurant that uses the finest quality ingredients – view their menu here.
The staple breakfast and brunch café will remain open for take-out orders and deliveries from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. every day. Meli Café’s various breakfast options, smoothies, juices, and its new “Boost your Immune System” special ensure their customers stay healthy and happy. You can order delivery or take-out from Meli Café through Yelp or calling the restaurant at 312-454-0748.
Need an early morning Greek coffee fix to make it through your work from home day? Ground Up will continue serving their amazing coffee and specialty baked goods through Ritual Chicago and Postmates. Ground Up is a proud partner of Postmates, and every customer who places an order from Ground Up through the app will receive a coupon for a $100 Postmates delivery voucher. If you prefer curbside pick-up, call 312-374-1348 to place your order. Ground Up is also the perfect place to stock up on coffee beans to make your own brews at home. You can order their new Quarantine Coffee Blend online here, and 10% of each sale will be donated to the Covid-19 Solidarity response fund for WHO.
Greek Islands will be offering a limited menu for curbside pickup from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both the Greektown Chicago location and the Lombard location through the duration of the shelter in place order. Call the restaurant directly to order. You can view the menu here.
Get your gyro fix at Zeus Restaurant! Pick up your favorite menu items to-go from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday or order for delivery through Grubhub, Uber Eats, and DoorDash. View their menu.
Greektown’s favorite fast casual Mexican restaurant is open for business! Order for delivery through Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates, or DoorDash!
Craving a Philadelphia cheesesteak? Philly’s Best in Greektown is open. Use code ‘Corona’ for 10% off your online order.
If you’re able to support Greektown Chicago’s locally-owned restaurants and small businesses, be sure to share a photo on social media using #TakeoutChicago to spread the word and show some love to your favorite spots!
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The Chicago hospitality community prides itself on taking care of others. Though their doors are closed for dining in, let’s open our hearts to help our industry by ordering to-go from the city's many neighborhood restaurants. Join the #TakeoutChicago Challenge to support local chefs, bartenders, servers & business owners who need assistance in this time of crisis. By spreading awareness for these delivery/carry-out options (OR purchasing a gift card if you’d prefer to help that way), you can do your part to show some love for everyone's favorite spots. If able, take the challenge and pay it forward!