Photo: Courtesy of Doc B's Fresh Kitchen
You've done the Bar Method classes, completed a few Blue Print cleanses, and soaked and scrubbed to newfound radiance. Chances are, your bridal party has equally prepped and probably has a few extra butterflies as well. So before the toasting begins, put a little sustenance in everyone's stomachs. Skip the run-of-the-mill sub sandwich platters, and opt for these gourmet food delivery services.
Doc B's Fresh Kitchen
This "fresh-casual" restaurant was an instant hit for good reason. Its balanced menu offers everything from vegetable crudités and Brussels sprouts salad to fried chicken with a habanero honey glaze. Order a few of the hearty, satisfying salads, and your bridesmaids will be smitten without smudging any dresses.
Goddess and Grocer
This beloved Bucktown restaurant has created a menu of individual boxed lunches and offers plenty of options: Choose from tasty salads (like cobb or chopped chicken) to hearty sandwiches stacked high with fresh ingredients (we love the Wicker Park, which is a supped-up tomato and mozzarella on a baguette). A giant, triple chocolate chip cookie will be just the sugar rush your girlfriends need to get moving.
They don't call themselves "uber sandwich-makers" for nothing. This perfectly sized sandwich (try the organic turkey and cheddar with green apples and mixed greens) comes on a warm, salty pretzel roll and is just enough to cure any hunger pangs without leaving you stuffed. Sample the selection with a team box, which also includes housemade chips and fruit cups.
Unless you've been living in a cave the last decade, you've witnessed the juice craze sweeping the nation. Heck, you're a bride; you're probably cleansing right now! For early ceremonies, order a few nutrient-rich cold-pressed juices and an assortment box of Breakfast Bar-ritos, which come cut in half for the perfect serving size.
The guys need to eat too, right? Instantly be crowned "coolest wife ever" by the groomsmen when you send this seriously delish Southern comfort food to their suite. Your hubby and his friends will chow down on individually wrapped pulled pork sliders (slow-roasted and topped with sweet barbecue sauce) and a tray of outrageously rich mac 'n' cheese.