We make sure that every custom-designed Blueground apartment in all 13 of our cities worldwide has a fully functional kitchen so that our guests can cook for themselves. But let’s face it, part of the fun of moving to a new city is trying new restaurants.
Since we want our guests to make the most of their time, Blueground has partnered with Chowbus. This next-level food-delivery app connects you with local Asian restaurants, including many restaurants you won’t find on GrubHub or Seamless. You can also trust that what you see is what you’ll eat, since the Chowbus team tries every single restaurant on the platform. Best of all, the unique “bundling” feature allows you to order the best dishes from multiple restaurants in a single delivery without any additional fees.
Here are just a few of our favorite restaurants who have partnered with Chowbus:
Beantown favorite South of the Clouds specializes in authentic Yunnan rice noodles. These chewy noodles, a regional specialty paired with savory, slow-cooked broth, are so tasty that you may not even realize they’re made from rice rather than flour.
You can’t go wrong with the simple but satisfying braised beef rice noodle soup or the legendary crossing the bridge noodles. Spice lovers will definitely want to try the jalapeno jar jar rice noodle soup, which packs quite a wallop.
If you burned out on Top Ramen when you were a student and never tried it again, you’re truly missing out. Strings Ramen Shop is a local empire, with locations in Chicago’s Chinatown, Lakeview, and Hyde Park neighborhoods. Strings serves up delicious bowls of noodles as well as other Japanese favorites like wood ear mushroom salad and steamed edamame. Trying the famously spicy Hell Ramen comes with bragging rights, and if you dine in and go for “level five” you can even win a $50 gift certificate and a free T-shirt.
Twice awarded a Michelin star, Atlas Kitchen near Columbia University is a welcome departure from the usual student fare. The mapo tofu, sliced cumin lamb, and fried whole fish in sweet and sour sauce are perfect for lovers of Sichuan food.
The menu has a wide range of meat, poulty, and vegetarian entrees, and there’s even an American-style section that includes born in the USA dishes like Kung Pao Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken.
Tang Huo Kung Fu Spicy Hot Pot in LA’s Koreatown neighborhood obviously serves up great Sichuan-style hot pot, but the restaurant is also known for its dry pots. (If you’ve never had dry pot, just imagine hot pot without the spicy broth.) The insanely spicy mala dry pot is must-try for daredevils, and the crawfish hot pot is another winning dish. Not into numbing your taste buds? The twice-cooked pork is a win for anyone looking for a little less heat.
If you’re in the mood for some downright slurpable noodles, look no further than Guilin Rice Noodles House. The restaurant is known for its out of this world rice noodles, which can be ordered a variety of ways.
Omnivores will drool over the braised pork belly Guilin rice noodles or the house special, which includes a little bit of almost everything. Vegetarians can’t go wrong with the vegetable rice noodle soup.
The food of China’s Xi’an province is rich and complex, thanks to the area’s history as the jumping off point for the Silk Road. Seattle’s Taste of Xi’An, with a location in Bellevue and another near the University of Washington campus, is a great way to experience this unique cuisine. The hot oil hand-pulled noodles are a revelation, and the savory steamed buns are also delicious.
If you’re still renting the old-fashioned way it’s time to say farewell to a year-long lease. Find a Blueground apartment that fits your lifestyle and needs. Our individually furnished homes come with fast Wi-Fi, Marshall speakers, and top-quality linens, in addition to thoughtful extras to help you feel at home in your new city.