The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has mandated that “…all non-essential businesses and operations to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations,” with some of the essential businesses considered to be restaurants for off-premises dining, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and businesses needed for transportation, financial institutions, hardware stores, laundry services, and more. The full list can be found here.
With this in mind, the 53rd Street Blog will be updating this alphabetical list of local essential businesses with opening hours and services as they become available to us. All information is subject to change, so please contact each business to confirm. Remember these businesses rely on your support for their livelihood, so whenever possible, consider pick-up or delivery orders, as well as gift cards for future use. If you have information on businesses not listed, please contact us via email.
RESTAURANTS/GROCERY STORES/FOOD-RELATED BUSINESSES
Aloha Poke – 5221 S. Harper Court
Closed until further notice.
Ascione Bistro – 1500 E. 53rd Street
Open for takeout and delivery orders – check their daily specials menu. Please consider donating to the Ascione Bistro Gofundme campaign.
Bonjour Cafe Bakery – 1550 E. 55th Street
Currently open for carry-out orders only.
The Budlong Hot Chicken – 1301 E. 53rd Street
Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat – 1368 E. 53rd Street
The restaurant is open and offering walk-in, call-in, curbside, and online delivery through Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub – go online or give us a call at 773-675-8208.
Cedars – 1206 E. 53rd Street
Cedars is open with a limited menu for curbside take-out and delivery from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. through March 30. Go online or give us a call at 773-324-6227.
Chant – 1509 E.53rd Street
To all our valued customers:
Effective today Chant operations hours will change as follows.
Monday, March 16th, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. pick up orders, deliveries and dine in with limited capacity.
March 17th – March 30th, carry-out curbside pick up and delivery only, from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday carry-out curbside pick up and delivery only, from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Orders can be placed through Grubhub or calling the restaurant 773-324-1999
We are very grateful for all your support, stay safe!
Five Guys – 1456 E. 53rd Street
Open for carry-out orders only.
Harold’s Chicken – 1208 E. 53rd Street
Open for pick-up and delivery orders through Grubhub.
Hyde Park Produce – 1226 E. 53rd Street
“We understand that there are many questions, fears, and concerns out there. We want our community to know that we are open and here for you. We’re now offering unlimited free delivery through Mercato.com! Try 30 days FREE + get $10 off your first order with promo code HPPDELIVERY”
Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery – 5215 S. Harper Avenue
Closed until further notice.
Kikuya Restaurant – 1601 E. 55th Street
The restaurant is open for carry-out and delivery services through Postmates, or call 773-667-3727.
Kilwins – 5226 S. Harper Avenue
Kilwins will be open for take-out orders only, starting Monday, March 16, until further notice. Go online or give us a call at 773-675-6731.
la petite folie – 1504 E. 55th Street
We will be offering carry-out meals with curbside pickup* for the next two weeks.
This week from Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
To order, please choose from the options available on our website – lapetitefolie.com – and call the restaurant 773-493-1394 or Mary 773-653-1331
*Curbside pickup is mandatory. Please call when you arrive and we will bring your order out to you. Thank you for your trust and for your patronage during this difficult and uncertain time.
Litehouse Whole Food Grill – 1660 E. 55th Street
The restaurant is open and offering walk-in, call-in, curbside, and online delivery through Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub – go online or give us a call at 773-633-2587.
McDonald’s – 5200 S. Lake Park Avenue
Starting Monday, March 16, the Hyde Park McDonald’s will be open for pick-up and delivery orders only. If weather permits, customers may eat their meals at the outdoor tables with appropriate social distancing.
Medici on 57th – 1327 E. 57th Street
The restaurant is offering pick-up and delivery daily from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mellow Yellow – 1508 E. 53rd Street
To all our customers, we understand these restrictions for full-service restaurant is an inconvenience to all but rest assured, Mellow Yellow WILL be open at 8 a.m. every day for carry-out and Postmates orders. We thank you and we’ll be ready for productive and delicious weeks ahead! Go online or give us a call at 773-667-2000.
Mikkey’s – 5319 S. Hyde Park Boulevard
The restaurant is open and offering walk-in, call-in, curbside, and online delivery through Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub – go online or give us a call at 773-675-8525.
Morry’s Deli – 5500 S. Cornell
We are open for carryout, pickups, and deliveries. We are also available on Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub. Go online or give us a call at 773-363.3800.
Nando’s PERi-PERi – 1447 E. 53rd Street
Open for carry-out orders only.
Nella Pizza e Paste – 1125 E. 55th Street
Nella is open for pick-up and delivery orders. Please give generously to the Nella Gofundme campaign.
The Nile Hyde Park – 1162 E. 55th Street
The Nile is planning to stay open for take-out and delivery, open every day from 12:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Order on the website, with Grubhub, or by calling the restaurant at 773-324-9499.
Noodles Etc. – 1333 E.57th Street
Effective today Noodles Etc. operations hours will change as follows:
Monday, March 16th, 11:30 am – 8:30 p.m. pick up orders, deliveries and dine in with limited capacity.
March 17th, to March 30th, carry-out curbside pick up and deliveries only from 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Orders can be placed online or calling the restaurant 773-684-2801 and www.noodlesetc.com
We are very grateful for all your support – stay safe!
Open Produce – 1635 E. 55th Street
Open regular hours 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. every day
Piccolo Mondo – 1642 E. 56th Street
The restaurant offers delivery every day from 4 to 8:30 p.m., and please give generously to their Gofundme campaign.
Pizza Capri – 1501 E. 53rd Street
We want to inform all our customers that we are still open for pickup and delivery. We urge our customers to place your orders by phone at 773-324-7114 before picking up. We are taking all the precautions to keep a safe environment. Thank you for all your support and please be safe.
Plein Air Cafe – 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Porkchop – 5121 S. Harper Avenue
Porkchop’s “…mainstay at 5121 Food Hall in Hyde Park will be open for carry-out and delivery during the current pandemic and will be offering pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches at a 20% discount.”
Potbelly Sandwich Shop – 5428 S. Lake Park Avenue
The restaurant is taking phone orders only and giving people their food at the door.
The Promontory – 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue West
We’ve always prioritized hospitality and warm service above all else in our restaurants and music venues. While we must change the way we offer that for the next few weeks, we still want to be part of your days when you need us. Starting today, Wednesday, March 18, The Promontory, Saint Lou’s Assembly, Dusek’s, and Bite Cafe will be offering carry-out meals every day from noon – 8 p.m. Each restaurant will put together comforting meals like lasagna and garlic bread, chicken and mashed potatoes—our way of continuing to share our table with you. Every day, we’ll release the day’s meals on social media, and all you have to do to order is give us a call. We’ll provide a suggested donation, but we understand that times are hard and simply ask that you pay what you can. These funds will support our staff while their traditional shifts must be suspended. You can contribute directly to The Promontory Gofundme campaign.
Rajun Cajun – 1459 E. 53rd Street
Rajun Cajun offers curbside pick-up or delivery through the restaurant, Grub Hub, and Uber Eats. Go online or give us a call at 773-955-1145.
Salonica – 1440 E. 57th Street
The restaurant is open for take-out and delivery from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. – call 773-752-3899.
Saucy Porka – 1164 E. 55th Street
Saucy Porka will be available for pick-up and delivery service via our online partners like Grubhub, Doordash, Caviar, Postmates, Ritual, and Chowbus. We will also be offering specials. If you prefer a no-contact delivery or need to request one for health reasons you can specify this as an option in your delivery instructions when ordering through the app. For the safety of you and the drivers, the driver will call/text when they arrive and drop off your order on the doorstep, lobby, or other area designated by you. Go online or give us a call at 872-244-3772.
Seoul Taco – 1321 E. 57th Street
The restaurant is taking delivery orders through Grubhub and offering pick-up through a window on the alley. Go online or give us a call at 773-891-2266.
Chef/Owner David Choi is expanding offerings at all Seoul Taco locations to include grocery items and meal kits. Stores in Illinois and Missouri now carry a variety of pantry staples for pick-up and delivery, including tortillas, dairy products, eggs, and more. Seoul Taco is also selling pre-packaged meal kits of the brand’s signature menu items. Offerings serve up to four people, and include:
- Gogi Bowl Meal Kit: Choice of protein, choice of rice, gochujang pepper paste, Korean salad mix, green onions, carrot, and eggs (to be cooked at home)
- Burrito Meal Kit: Choice of protein, kimchi fried rice, carrots, green onions, Seoul sauce, wasabi sauce, sour cream, Korean salad mix, and flour tortillas
- Taco Meal Kit: Choice of protein, Korean salad mix, Seoul sauce, green onions, sesame seeds, and corn tortillas
Meats marinated with the brand’s signature sauces are also available by the pound for guests to cook at home. Seoul Taco is also stocking Asian specialty food items, including rice, spices, and sauces.
Sit Down Café & Sushi Bar – 1312 E. 53rd Street
The restaurant will be closed to dine-in customers until March 30, but will be open for curbside carry-out and delivery on Uber Eats, Postmates, Door Dash, and Grub Hub. Go online or give us a call at 773-324-3700.
Snail Thai – 1649 E. 55th Street
Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., closed Mondays, pick-up / carry-out / delivery only. Go online or give us a call at 773-667-5423.
Soul Shack – 1368 E. 53rd Street
The restaurant is open and offering walk-in, call-in, curbside, and online delivery through Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub – go online or give us a call at 773-891-0126.
Target – 1346 E. 53rd Street
We’ve announced a couple of changes that will go into effect today and last until further notice. We’ll reduce hours and close all stores by 9 p.m. daily. This will help us as we replenish and deeply clean our stores for our guests. And it builds on measures we shared earlier this month, including enhanced cleaning and more staffing for in-demand services that support social distancing, like Order Pickup and Drive Up. We’ll also reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
Te Amo Boba Bar – 1115 E. 55th Street
Te Amo is open today, Monday, March 16, and starting on Tuesday will offer pick-up and delivery. Go online or give us a call at 773-947-6547.
TruthNorth Cafe – 1323 E. 57th Street
The restaurant is open for pick-up, take-out, and delivery for the rest of the month. Pick-up: You can order pick-up food by showing up to our cafes, calling us, or ordering online. Pay by simply tapping your phone or inserting your chip. You will not be asked to sign the iPad screen. Delivery: You can order delivery on our website truenorthchicago.com. Gift Cards: Gift Cards are available online here. We are adding a 10% auto-gratuity on every order for the next 2 weeks to take care of our team and so that no customer has to touch the iPad to sign. Simply tap or insert your chip. Cash is discouraged.
Valois – 1518 E. 53rd Street
The restaurant is offering pick-up orders. For details, call 773-667-0647.
Virtue Restaurant – 1462 E. 53rd Street
As a response to the impact of COVID-19 we are temporarily offering our dinner menu for carryout and curb-side pick up. Please feel free to call in an order and our team will assist by bringing dinner and packaged beverages out to your car. Pick up Wednesday through Sunday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Just give us a call at 773-947-8831 to place your order. Phone lines open at noon Wed-Sun! Please give what you can to the Virtue Gofundme campaign.
OTHER ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES
BMO Harris Bank – 5493 S. Cornell Avenue
Closed; closest branch is 901 E. 47th Street
Capital One Bank – 1465 E. 53rd Street
Closed as of Tuesday, March 17. The vestibule will remain open for ATM use.
Tamago Bikes – 1451 E. 57rd Street