Need food for your next meeting or event in Chicago, Illinois? Here are the top boxed lunch and individually wrapped options in Chicago!
1. Wraps From Scratch
“The best falafel and shawarma we’ve ever had!!!” says customer Alison in one of the many 5-star reviews Wraps From Scratch has received. This family-owned lunch spot joined ezCater fairly recently, but wasted no time in climbing to the top of our list of must-try box lunches in Chicago.
The All-in-One Boxed Lunch comes with your choice of wrap, chips, and sauce. Wrap options include steak kabob, chicken burger, and sweet ‘n’ sour fajita wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian options like the vegan dolman wrap or fried cauliflower wrap. Once they’ve tried it, Chicago locals often become Wraps From Scratch regulars, and we think you will, too!
2. Babycakes Gourmet
Babycakes has flipped the script on traditional breakfast fare, specializing in innovative breakfast foods and gourmet pancakes. But their individually packaged lunch options are also popular, the top choice being the Chicago-Style Sandwich Box. Each box includes your choice of sandwich, side, and dessert. Sandwiches include grilled cheese, crispy chicken, Italian beef, and vegan portobello with roasted peppers. Add chips or a salad, and finish with a fruit cup or chocolate chunk cookie. If you’ve worked up an appetite, you can add a second side to the mix.
Babycakes offers an equally mouth-watering array of breakfast boxes, too! Most popular among them, the Breakfast Burrito Box has been selling like, well… hotcakes. Choose from 8 different breakfast burrito options, complete with a side and salsa. And if you feel like a breakfast box for lunch? Nobody’s judging.
SLYCE Coal Fired Pizza Company is known in the Chicago area for their hand-crafted artisanal coal fired pizzas, but their sandwich game is also on point. Mary in Cary, Illinois says, “These sandwiches were wonderful – everyone stated they enjoyed how they were different than just the normal “turkey” and “ham” sandwiches! A great switch-up!”
That switch-up must be what makes the Sandwich & Salad Boxed Lunch the most frequently ordered box lunch at SLYCE. Choose from sun-dried basil aioli vegetarian, turkey sun-dried basil aioli, or roast beef and horseradish aioli sandwiches, then pair it up with a healthy assortment of salad options.
If you’re feeding a team and want to treat them to something special, add an order of coal-fired artichoke dip. You won’t be sorry.
4. Tanoor Kabob
Mediterranean fare seems to be a popular choice among Chi-Town locals, and Tanoor Kabob has risen to the occasion with an inspired fusion of Mexican and Mediterranean. They offer 9 boxed lunch options, the most popular of which is the Chicken Kabob Boxed Lunch. It includes 2 skewers of chicken breast in spicy sauce, rice, fattoush salad, hummus, pita bread, and falafel. Other lunch menu options include beef, veggie, and kefta kabobs, shawarma, a falafel-focused box, a vegetarian box, and more.
In addition to boxed lunches, Tanoor Kabob offers an array of individually packaged wraps.
5. Firehouse Subs
Sometimes a traditional sandwich and chips boxed lunch is exactly what you’re looking for. If so, you’re not alone! The most popular boxed lunch at Chicago area Firehouse Subs delivers exactly that. “Firehouse is a go-to for catering subs!” says Joe in a recent 5-star review.
The Rookie Standard Box Lunch comes with your choice of six different tasty subs, plus chips and a pickle. Firehouse Subs also offers a solid selection of individually packaged and often-praised salads.
If you’ve tried all the above and are looking for something new, we’ve got you covered. Check out more boxed lunch options in Chicago, Illinois!