Boston’s Best Late-Night Food Deliveries

September 27, 2013 6:15 AM

(Photo Credit Wing’s Over)

One of Boston’s claims to fame is being a college town. With college campuses located all over the city and in the greater area, restaurants with lines of hungry students out the door are a common sight. However, when college students are out past midnight and want a bite, many have their doors closed and locked. The only available option seems to be over-priced junk food from vending machines.

But what some students have discovered are specialized food chains that are open late and even deliver straight to college dorms and apartments. Not only is this option great after an exciting night in the city, but also a relief to students studying late during finals week who need more than a Red Bull to get them through the night.

(Photo Credit Insomnia Cookies)

(Photo Credit Insomnia Cookies)

Insomnia Cookies
Boston (and surrounding areas)
708 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(877) 632-6654Harvard Square

65 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(877) 632-6654

With the word “insomnia” in its title, it’s clear that this cookie chain is meant to serve students or any other night-owls. Insomnia Cookies is open until 3 a.m. for in-store service and delivery. Online ordering begins at 5 p.m. from an easy-to-use menu listing all cookie types including the classic Chocolate Chunk, Snickerdoodle and Peanut Butter Chip and specials such as the Jumbo Deluxe Cookies. Those with an even bigger sweet tooth can order a cookie sandwich, which is made of two warm cookies with cold, creamy ice cream in-between with the option of toppings. For big groups, deals titled ‘Sugar Rush,’ ‘The Major Rager,’ and ‘B.M.O.C.’ offer 12, 18, and 24 cookie varieties for a cheap price. A perk of ordering online is the Deal of the Day, featuring a low price on irresistible cookies. The only other thing that could add to this experience is chocolate milk – which Insomnia Cookies also sells! For the specific delivery range, visit their website.

(Photo Credit Wing's Over)

(Photo Credit Wing’s Over)

Wing’s Over
325 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-WING (9464)

Need a late-night protein fix? Wing’s Over offers both boneless wings and regular wings. The wings come in orders of 10, 15, 25 or 60, with the amount of flavors proportional to the amount of wings. Favorite flavors include Honey BBQ, Spicy Teriyaki, and Sweet Chili. After choosing between the 18 different flavors (which takes more time than it should), a side of celery, Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing can be added to the order with no extra cost. Wing’s Over deliciousness is not only enjoyed in Boston! With locations in Amherst, Arlington, Brookline, and Somerville, Wing’s Over has its bases covered. Orders can be placed online and delivered until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. All other days, orders and deliveries go until midnight.

(Photo Credit Quan's Kitchen)

(Photo Credit Quan’s Kitchen)

Quan’s Kitchen
1026 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 232-7617

Self-titled the ‘best kept secret of Comm. Ave.,’ Quan’s Kitchen serves up delicious Chinese food well into the night. Known by the locals simply as “Quan’s,” it’s famous for Wonton soup and various Lo Mein noodle dishes. The extensive menu includes spring roll appetizers, soups, fried rice, lo mein, vegetable dishes, as well as seafood, poultry, beef and pork entrees. There is no option to order online, but orders can be placed over the phone until 2 a.m. Pictures on the website of the food dishes are helpful in deciding what to order. Although the restaurant is small, the portions are big and taste great as leftovers!

(Photo Credit Angora Cafe)

(Photo Credit Angora Cafe)

Angora Café
1024-A Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 232-1757

Angora Café has it all – and for a good price. Their menu includes gourmet pizza, flatbread pizza, sandwich rolls, wraps, soups, Panini sandwiches, baked goods, smoothies and frozen yogurt. There’s something for everyone! What’s most impressive is the 26 varieties of smoothies they serve, and the choice to customize your own. Keeping up with the trends, Angora has a Kale Fusion smoothie for a healthy option and a Hang Over Helper for students who need an extra boost in the morning! They also have the traditional fruit smoothies such as Very Berry and Bananarama. For students who want to eat outside, Angora Café has a small, but cozy outdoor seating area.

(Photo Credit Mitti's Cafe)

(Photo Credit Mitti’s Cafe)

Café Mitti’s
140 Brighton Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 870 – 3618

Pizza, pizza, and more pizza. When the usual pizza delivery companies’ food starts to taste like cardboard, Café Mitti’s offers a tasty alternative. In addition to the usual cheese pizza, Café Mitti’s serves pizzas with toppings including beef schwarma, cherry tomatoes, roasted eggplant, and artichokes. With 25 varieties of pizza, there’s always something new to try! Most of the pizza combinations also can be ordered as calzones. Café Mitti’s is open until 3 a.m. and orders can be submitted online, minimum $10 dollar purchase.

Kaylee Hill is a junior in the College of Communication at Boston University, majoring in Journalism and minoring in Sociology. She is the Digital Media intern for CBS Boston this Fall. Follow Kaylee on Twitter: @KayleeEHill.