Chicago Homemade Authentic Food Delivered to Your Door

Chicago Food Delivery Cuisines From Around the World!

“The best food is in Chicago. There are great restaurants everywhere, from fancy places to burger joints.

Steve Carell

Cuisines We Cook & Deliver in Chicago







Latin American




Southeast Asian


Serving iconic dishes such as deep-dish pizza and hotdogs, Chicago, Illinois, is a foodie’s dream city. Dubbed the Best Restaurant City in 2017 by both Conde Nast Traveler and Bon Appetit, Chicago has a mix of different cuisines, all influenced by foreign immigrants and great migrations within the country.

Back in 1943, during World War II, Pizzeria Uno opened and served the first iconic deep-dish pizza, changing how Chicagoans enjoyed a favorite comfort food. Just after the War, the Black Migration to Chicago brought many Southern dishes to the city and influenced the cuisines and restaurants. Jewish delicatessens started opening around the city as well, serving sandwiches, brisket, and other deli dishes. Fast forward to the 1960s, and we see more international communities in Chicago, such as Mexican, Greek, and Chinese, opening restaurants and serving traditional dishes to residents.

Today, Chicago is thriving with international cuisine restaurants as well as local food such as hotdogs, deep-dish pizza, Garrett popcorn, and Italian beef. You can find a delightful mix of neighborhood corner stores and Michelin-star restaurants on the streets of Chicago to satisfy any food cravings you may encounter.

The most authentic way to experience the culinary history of Chicago is to be invited to the kitchen of a local. There, you can taste generations-old recipes that have evolved to adapt to the ingredients of the Pacific Midwest. From Shef Rohini’s Kashmiri Rajmah to Shef Hyunjung’s Korean Bulgogi – this is the taste of Chicago.

Authentically Homemade Cooked Meals Delivered in Chicago!

The Story of Homemade

Not only is homemade better for you, but we believe that it tastes better too.

Let’s explore how homemade meals from our community of shefs compare to restaurant food in terms of health benefits, taste, and more.

Food Safety

Our community of shefs care deeply about the people they’re cooking for. The majority of shefs are moms that have spent years cooking for their own families, with their wellbeing front of mind. That being said, your trust is our #1 priority, so we’ve implemented strict food safety protocols to give you extra peace of mind. Read more about our food safety policy here.

Why Authentic is Hard to Find!

As a nation, the United States is a melting pot of global cultures. So why is it that you find the same dishes in Italian restaurants and Indian restaurants no matter where you are? While there are many reasons why authentic food is hard to find, there are a few prevalent reasons. Let’s explore them, shall we?

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Our Shefs. Our Stories.

Every Shef Has a Story!

The beauty in a homemade meal is that it has the ability to tell a story. When people cook with patience and passion, the end result is a dish that acts as a piece of artwork, a beautiful reflection of the artist who created it. Food that’s every bit as unique and interesting as the story behind the shef that made it.

The Story of Shef

At Shef, we’re rebuilding the food system from scratch, redefining who can participate in the food economy, and returning personal connection to the making, eating, and sharing of food.