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Best Cures for the Munchies

A guide to everything craveable and shareable

When the inevitable munchies hit, cure your cravings with something sweet, cheesy, or anything in-between! Here is a roundup of our favorite savory and sweet snacks.


Pepperoni Pizza from Osteria via StatoLooking for pizza goodness? From Deep Dish at Beatrix Market to Roman-style at Osteria Via Stato, here’s our guide to our favorite pies.


Beatrix's Kennebec FriesWant some fries to enjoy with that burger or eat on their own? The Beatrix Kennebec Fries with crispy lemons and chilis, served with a side of poached egg mayo, are sure to hit the spot! For more delicious fries, here’s our guide to where to eat the best fries at Lettuce restaurants near you.

Tacos, Chips & Dips

overhead shot of tacos next to different salads and side dishesIf chips and dips are what you’re craving, Tallboy Taco has got you covered with GuacamoleQueso Blanco and charred Corn Fundito which go great with their Tacos and Burritos.  Order Tallboy Taco for carryout or delivery here.

For more taco options near you, check out our taco guide.

Nachos & Wings

RJ Grunts FoodCraving buffalo wings AND nachos? Go ahead and have both with R.J. Grunts’ Buffalo Chicken Nachos with two melted cheeses, lettuce, tomato and zesty ranch. Opened in 1971, R.J. Grunts exudes the funky, devil-may-care lifestyle of the 70s in its style, décor, music, and menu. You’ll feel right at home here. Order online from R.J. Grunts. or make a reservation at R.J. Grunts.

Party Wings at Bub CityBub City’s new Party Wings are slightly crunchy and the perfect size to cure your munchies! Your choice of a small (10-12 piece) or large (16-18 piece) wing basket comes in mild buffalo, spicy, or o.g. smoked style and is served with celery and ranch or Bub’s White Lightning Sauce.

Order online from Bub City – Chicago or make a reservation at Bub City – Chicago.

Order online from Bub City – Rosemont or  make a reservation at Bub City – Rosemont.


Big Bowl Pot stickersPotstickers from Big Bowl come in packs of 6, in vegetable, chicken or a combination of both! Served with ginger-soy dipping sauce, these potstickers have just the right sweet and savory flavor balance to satisfy any craving. Order from the Big Bowl nearest you or make a reservation.


Summer House coookiesFrom oversized chocolate chip cookies to peanut butter cookies, Summer House cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth.  Make a reservation at the Summer House location nearest you or order carryout and delivery from the Summer House location nearest you.

Live in Chicago? Here are all our Chicago favorite cookies.

Cake & Pies

Joe's Chocolate Fudge PieIf you are more of the pie-type from Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab’s Chocolate Fudge Pie to RPM Seafood’s Peanut Butter Pie, you are sure to find a slice you crave in our best pies guide.

Ribs & Cheese Curds

Wisconsin Cheese Curds at L. Woods Tap & Pine LodgeL. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge’s iconic Wisconsin Cheese Curds coated in a house-recipe crumb and filled with ooey, gooey white and yellow cheddar, will cure all your munchies, plus they come with buttermilk ranch dressing perfect for dipping. Need something meaty?Go for their classic Baby Back Ribs or the Creekstone Beef RibsMake a reservation at L. Woodsor order carryout or delivery from L. Woods.

Meatballs, Pasta & Garlic Bread

Prime Beef Meatball Parmigiana at Pizzeria PortofinoSometimes the only cure for the munchies is a hearty plate of meatballs. Pizzeria Portofino’s Prime Beef Meatball is giant ball of goodness made with six ounces of braised prime beef, served in marinara sauce and garnished with grated parmesan, chili flakes and fresh basil. Find more meatball options near you, check out our guide.

Make a reservation at Pizzeria Portofino or order carryout and delivery from Pizzeria Portofino.

Ema Spicy Harissa Tomato PastaFor all your pasta cravings, we’ve got options including Ema’s Spicy Tomato Campanelle. The Campanelle pasta is tossed in a harissa cream sauce and garlic yogurt, topped with a dollop of lemon yogurt and finished with feta crumbles, torn basil and chopped chives. Find more delicious pasta options near you, here.

Make a reservation at Ema or order carryout or delivery from Ema.

Garlic Bread Loaf at il PorcellinoGarlic bread lovers rejoice, you won’t be able to keep for reaching out for another piece with il Porcellino’s Whole Loaf Garlic Bread – a freshly baked ciabatta loaf brushed with fresh garlic, sprinkled with parmesan cheese, and finished table-side with hot garlic butter. Make a reservation at il Porcellino or order carryout and delivery from il Porcellino.


Wow Bao's Cheese Burger Bao'sCurb your munchie cravings with Pizza or Cheeseburger Bao from Wow Bao or go traditional with any of the signature Bao flavors like Teriyaki Chicken, BBQ Berkshire Pork, or a Chocolate Bao for dessert! Order Wow Bao from the Chicagoland location nearest you.

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