Imagine, if you will…
You want to send something distinctively Chicago to your friends in other cities, and Chicago Deep Dish Pizza sounds great, but even though you’ve managed to bake up a really good deep dish pizza at home (thanks in part to this wonderful website), you may not have your own sub-zero freezer and unlimited supply of dry ice and packing materials. Also, you’re thinking, “dang, I’d have to get up out of my comfy chair and go ship the darn thing too,” so it’s perfectly reasonable to exclaim loudly into your mobile device, and possibly a confused pet or roommate:
“I can ORDER frozen Chicago deep dish, stuffed, or tavern style pizzas and let THEM ship them nation-wide FOR me!
Thank you, Convenient Online Interweb Shopping Dealie!”
That’s totally cool with me. You don’t even have to use the word “dealie” when you order.
I rarely order frozen pizzas because I prefer to make my own, but I know a lot of people would like to send pizzas to friends and family, so here’s a list of places that ship frozen pizzas:
I won’t make any official recommendations, but I will try to add helpful info about the different options when I can.
BTW, I don’t make a penny by telling you about these places that will ship pizza to you.
If you know (or are) a Chicago area pizza restaurant that has a way to order online for frozen pizzas to ship nationwide, please let me know and I will consider adding them to the list.
Chicago Pizza Joints That Ship Frozen Pizzas:
** UPDATED 12-10-2022 **
(shipping methods are varied – your mileage may vary – order early)
If you’re looking for STUFFED PIZZA:
Nancy’s stuffed pizzas are 9″ in diameter.
Giordano’s pizzas are 10″ in diameter.
Bartolini’s (not to be confused with Bartoli’s) offers 12″ diameter stuffed pizzas, and also tavern style thin crust – that meatball pizza looks ridiculicious!
Looking for ‘QUOD STYLE caramelized crust pan pizza? :
Pequod’s now offers their famous pan-style pizza with the caramelized crust through GoldBelly: https://www.goldbelly.com/pequods-pizza
La Briola (famous for bread, now also for pizza) also offers their version of the caramelized pan deep dish AND tavern style thin crust through Goldbelly: https://www.goldbelly.com/labriola-chicago
If you’d prefer ORIGINAL DEEP DISH:
Most of the big Chicago joints have a frozen shipping department now:
Pizzeria Uno: https://ship.unos.com/
Lou Malnati’s: https://www.loumalnatis.com/ship-lous
and they are also on GoldBelly: https://www.goldbelly.com/lou-malnatis-pizzeria
The Malnati’s pizzas are 9 inches and Uno/Due pizzas are 10 inches in diameter.
Gino’s East has 11 inch pizzas: https://ginoseast.goldbelly.com/
Pizano’s ships both deep dish and thin crust pizzas: https://www.pizanosshipmeone.com/
My Pi ships the bigger 12 inch pizzas if you’re looking for best value,
and would be my unofficial pick if I were to order frozen pizzas
(they’re not paying me for this endorsement): https://www.mypiepizza.com/nationwidedelivery
My Pi is also on GoldBelly: https://www.goldbelly.com/my-pi-pizza
Chicago’s Pizza ships deep dish and stuffed: http://www.asliceofchicago.com/
Connie’s ships their pizzas too: https://www.conniespizza.com/ship-pizza-anywhere/
Chicago Tavern Style THIN CRUST:
I mentioned Pizano’s, Bartolini’s and La Briola above, but also:
Home Run Inn ships 12 packs of their 6 inch pizzas: https://www.tastesofchicago.com/category/home_run_inn
Bill’s Pizza & Pub (home of the Double-Decker!) now ships through GoldBelly as well! https://www.goldbelly.com/bills-pizza-and-pu
Other Chicago Pizza Options
I’m listing them because they sell a pizza that has Hot Doug’s Atomic Sausage on it, and where else are you going to to get that, now that Doug Sohn’s hot dog restaurant no longer exists? https://www.goldbelly.com/piece-pizzeria