Traditionally, most restaurants in Chinatown, the historic Chinese neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, stay open on Christmas Day. Relatively few offer holiday specials, but some this year they may deserve their own story like me more than ever previously reported, the Chinese community was the first and one of the hardest hit due to unfounded fears of coronavirus and racism

Here is a list of eight great Chinese restaurants, all open on Christmas Day, with holiday specials and their regular menu. They can be found in Chinatown and the greater Chicago area beyond. As an added bonus, there are eight more at the end of the story, such as additional ones Presents under a Christmas tree

Pre-order red and green QXY Christmas dumplings through Christmas Eve only on Tock to pick them up at the Chinatown restaurant.You can choose any vegan wood-ear mushroom fillings ($ 1799) with chicken, pork, beef, and seafood with sea urchin ($ 3799 )

Order limited edition Christmas cakes by calling the bakery direct at Chinatown to pick them up.Choose between adorable deer ($ 57 for 10 inches), pine cones ($ 57 for 10 inches), Santa Clauses ($ 50 for 8 inches) Inches) or Strawberry Snowmen ($ 50 for 8 inches) The oldest bakery in Chinatown has just opened a location at the new 88 Marketplace Supermarket Food Court, which offers special collaborations with Doux Cake through January 3, including one with matcha, mascarpone and strawberry

The self-described seafood restaurant “Asian Fusion” in Chinatown has four special dinner sets ($ 52, $ 95 to $ 158, 95) for Christmas and New Years if you plan ahead. Dinners vary in courses and dishes, but each set includes ginger and Spring onion lobster

Reserve the holiday platter ($ 55) now by January 5 by phone or online at Chinatown or Aurora The massive sushi menu includes miso soup, squid salad, 16 pieces of nigiri, and a nine-piece baked choo-choo bun Shrimp tempura and smoked duck inside, topped with spicy crab, tobiko and tempura flakes and two slices of cheesecake for dessert

Double the lucky number for the price of $ 88 offers two under five courses of fried lobsters Spend $ 100 or more and get a $ 10 gift certificate Chinatown restaurant says Christmas is one of the busiest days So pre-order if possible, now by January 3

James Beard America’s Classics Award-winning duck dinner specialists in Uptown are open, but sold out and close early So, order as soon as you can in advance.The Cheng family restaurant will be putting a collaboration popup at the Longman & Eagle in Logan Square by December 27, with Sun Wah Roast Duck ($ 18 for half) and L&E specials like General Foies Chicken ($ 15)

When you buy a 4-pack of Triple Crown Lager ($ 15) from Marz Brewing in neighboring Bridgeport at the only restaurant in Chinatown with a collaboration beer, you get a free Triple Crown branded pint glass while supplies last if you have that If you order beer online, the coveted glass will be delivered automatically. A dim sum pairing is strongly recommended

Pre-order the Peking Duck Special (USD 38) 95) now through New Year’s Eve at least 24 hours in advance The meal includes crispy skinned duck slices with vegetables on 10 steamed buns and fried duck rice

Here are eight more restaurants open on Christmas Day – with no specials, but I’ve ordered a great takeaway throughout the pandemic.There are a lot more restaurants of course, but eight is the luckiest number in Chinese numerology and right now we need all the luck we can get

D kitchen for creative dim sum in the Park West district 2723 N Clark st773-360-7239, dcuisinechicagocom

Hello Jasmine for Taiwanese Boba drinks and popcorn chicken in neighbors Chinatown and Sheffield 2026 S Clark st312-988-0920; 953 W Webster Ave773-687-9524; Hallojasmineuscom

Katy’s dumplings for hand-drawn noodles and definitely dumplings in Westmont and Oak Park 665 N Cass Ave, Westmont; 630-323-9393; 1113 Lake St, Oak Park, 708-383-9888, Katysdumplingscom

MingHin for more dim sum and Cantonese main courses in various locations around town and suburbs 2168 S Archer Ave312-808-1999, Minghincuisinecom

My Place South Loop for Hong Kong-style breakfast and afternoon tea 1307 S Wabash Ave312-763-6935, myplacesouthloopcom

Qiao Lin Hotpot for spicy Chongqing Hot Pot next to 88 Marketplace in East Pilsen 2105 S Jefferson St.312-600-9779, Qiaolinhotpotcom

Saint Anna Bakery & Café for pancakes, pineapple buns and much more in the Chinatown Square 2158 S shopping center Archer Ave312-225-3168, Facebookcom / Saint-Anna-Bakery-Cafe-362220768544

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

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