With restaurant dining rooms in the area shut down once again, we are committed to showcasing the best of Berwyn’s carry-out fare throughout November.  Venture to our sister suburb to explore quintessential food to-go including colorful Thai dishes, Japanese Maki Rolls and an array of Chinese cuisine.

Chicago inventor, Fredrick Weeks Wilcox, patented a “paper pail” in 1894 made from a single piece of paper to make the leak-proof Chinese take-out box that houses fried rice, spicy shrimp and moo goo gai pan more than 125 years later. Chinese cuisine is especially popular take out fare in the United States. And Berwyn has more than a smattering of Chinese restaurants to curb your lo mein cravings.  Additionally, savvy food lovers know they can also find their way to fresh sushi and top-quality free-style Thai dishes right on Roosevelt Road.

Ready your chopsticks (or a fork if you prefer) and check out a few Asian delights available via carryout in Berwyn.

Overseas China, 6846 Cermak Rd., has been churning out classic Chinese dishes for 19 years in Berwyn. The restaurant’s unassuming exterior gives way to a surprisingly modern interior well suited to filling COVID compliant carry-out orders. Friendly service is a hallmark of the diminutive establishment offering a wide array of Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. For less than $11 hungry diners can enjoy the generously sized Overseas China Special Platter featuring shrimp, chicken, BBQ pork and an array of vegetables in a garlicy brown sauce. An array of special discounts are available on Overseas China’s website.

Jwok Chinese Kitchen, 6641 Roosevelt Rd. and sister restaurant, Sushi Junki, at 6643 Roosevelt Rd., have been bringing Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes to Berwyn residents for a lucky 11 years. A go-to spot for indecisive diners, a single order can include items from all three menus.

Dig deep into the Jwok’s menu to discover dim sum offerings, Korean specialties, and authentic Chinese dishes like fish fillet with ginger and onion. While Jwok offers a multitude of dinner options, their generous lunch specials, served with fried rice and an egg roll, are a high value option and easily split between two hungry diners.

Satiate a sushi craving with a thoughtful array of nigiri and maki rolls at Sushi Junki. With more than 30 special rolls to choose from diners have a variety of options. Precede any sushi order with a piping hot bowl of miso soup or crunchy vegetable tempura.

Those looking for a quick hit can pop by Wok N’ Roll Express, 6969 Ogden Ave. It is nestled in a strip mall and is a classic counter service joint. The straightforward menu should appeal to fans of American style Chinese food looking to open a few Chicago-born take out boxes.

Food lovers in the know, flock to highly rated Bodhi Thai Bistro, 6211 Roosevelt Rd., for fresh and flavorful Thai dishes. Vegetarians will delight in the highly customizable offerings and would do well to pay special attention to the tofu salad on the menu or enjoy Bodhi’s assorted curries, noodles and rice-based dishes. Classics like Pad Thai and Panang Curry are complemented by a secret menu and rotating specials.

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