Chicago is famous for a lot of things: Our architecture, brutal winters, and gorgeous lakes. But when it comes to cities with the best food, we’re always a part of the conversation. From deep-dish pizza, to the often imitated (but never duplicated) Chicago dog, we’ve put the midwest on the foodie map. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Chicago staples for when you just want to embrace the best of home.
- Scofflaw | 3201 W Armitage Ave
Known for gin-centric cocktails, craft beer, and elevated bar food—but don’t miss the fresh baked cookies at midnight.
- Au Cheval | 800 W Randolph St & Small Cheval | 1732 N Milwaukee Ave
In French diners, saying “au cheval” means “with a fried egg” but in Chicago, it’s associated with a world-famous, egg-topped burger that can’t be beat.
- Lula Cafe | 2537 N Kedzie Blvd
One of the first to make Logan Square a destination, their menu features locally sourced farm-to-table fare that’s best enjoyed at brunch.
- The Publican | 837 W Fulton Market
This storefront tavern showcases rustic dishes and a dictionary-long wine list, but they had us at just three words: beer, pork, oysters.
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