Meals-to-Go: How Local Restaurants Are Working With Us As We Stay at Home


Local restaurants have ramped up their delivery and curbside pickup services. Let’s do our part and keep them busy! Additionally, there’s a fabulous Facebook page called LF/LB Takeout that has many more Highwood restaurants listed than what I have here. It’s a great resource!

And just a note: Please be sure tip your delivery people well! They’re the glue holding this whole operation together!

The Peanut Gallery

In Lake Forest

  • Authentico: Menu items available for curbside pickup from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Bake Homemade Pizza: This pizzeria is keeping their regular hours and is offering “Family Wednesday” for $32.95. (Not sure what this is but it sounds good!)

  • Chief’s Pub: Chief’s Pub is offering delivery/curbside pick-up 11 a.m to 9 p.m. everyday until they can open their doors to the public again. They still have Grubhub and UberEats delivery, too, as well gift cards for when the craziness is over.

  • The Deer Path Inn: This Lake Forest icon has always had a robust carry-out service and will continue to do so.

  • Egg Harbor Cafe: Delivery available through Door Dash during their regular hours.

  • Flashbox Kitchen: regular hours, order homemade meals online, delivered to your door.

  • Foodstuffs: Open regular hours, call ahead for curbside pickup, online orders may be placed through Chownow.

  • Fresh Salad Club: Laura Kelsey was a full-time chef in Lake Geneva when she decided to make a career change and create a business that was all her own. At the nudging of her friends who loved her cooking, she decided to start a weekly salad subscription service called Fresh Salad Club. Twice each week, you can choose to have a salad from Laura’s menu delivered right to your home. Each entree salad is designed to serve one or two and made using the freshest ingredients. It’s then delivered to your North Shore doorstep in a refrigerated bag. To learn more or to begin your subscription, visit Fresh Salad Club.

  • The Gallery: The Gallery will be operating out of The Peanut Gallery with a limited menu, from 4 to 8 p.m with delivery and curbside pickup. Call 224.544.5387 to place order.

  • Kuro Bistro: Open regular hours, call ahead for curbside pickup, online ordering for delivery through Grubhub or Uber Eats.

  • Lake Forest Food & Wine: Call 847.234.0620 to order or email

  • Sweet’s Lake Forest: Sweet’s is still open for takeaway, as they’ve removed their stools so there’s no temptation to stay and visit.

  • The Peanut Gallery Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday- Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as well as delivery and curbside pick up at The Peanut Gallery location. Online ordering now available through their website. Even sundaes available to go!

In Lake Bluff

  • Be Market: Open for pickup, takeout, grab ‘n go, and wine and beer. Call 224.436.8330.

  • Bluffington’s Cafe: Lake Bluff’s Bluffington’s Cafe is staying open and will offer curbside pickup, as well as delivery through GrubHub. Call 847.295.3344 to place an order.

  • Donati’s Pizza: Pizza delivery is obviously their mainstay, but this cool crew has also offered to pick up groceries from Heinen’s to their Lake Forest and Lake Bluff clients.

  • Forest Greens Juice Bar: Foods rich in nutrients are more important than ever and Forest Greens Juice Bar is going to make sure we have what we need. Forest Green Juice Bar offers curbside pickup and delivery (through collaboration with Donati’s Pizza in Lake Bluff).

  • LF Juice: Open regular hours and available for carryout; call ahead to order, 847.235.2090.

  • Inovasi: Open their regular hours, offering online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup.

  • The Other Door: Open regular hours, delivery within 6 miles, online ordering, curbside pickup.

  • Taco El Norte: Open regular hours, call ahead for curbside pickup, online ordering, delivery available. Margaritas-to-go available too!

  • The Silo: Open regular hours, call ahead for curbside pickup; online ordering for delivery through Grubhub or Doordash.

In Highwood

  • Bent Fork Bakery: Open regular hours for carryout and curbside pickup and they’re now offering pints of Chicago Mike’s Ice Cream pints to-go.

  • Froggy’s French Cafe: Running daily dinner and wine specials and delivery over certain dollar amounts. Curbside pickup also available.

  • Jay Lovell’s: Jay Lovell’s is offering their homemade deliciousness. They collaborate with Door Dash and Grubhub, but Jay’s wife Darice has also offered to run your food out to your car if you do carryout.

  • Maria’s Bakery: Call ahead for curbside pickup, 847.266.0811.

In Northbrook

  • The Fresh Plan: The Fresh Plan provides restaurant quality, nutritious meals. Just order, receive, heat, and enjoy. Available online for delivery.

Food Delivery Services

  • Food Delivery Services: Many food services like Door Dash and Grubhub are offering free food delivery and many of our local restaurants participate with them. Check them out!

My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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