“Must Eat” Chicago Food Recommendations

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 Sample 3 Day Itinerary

of Must Eat Places

 

 

Day 1:

Breakfast at Toast

Snack at Ann’s Cinnamon Buns Bakery

Small Lunch at Hot Doug’s Chicago Hot Dogs

Dinner at the Borinquen Puerto Rican Restaurant

 

Day 2:

Breakfast at Yolk

Snack at Garrett’s popcorn

Lunch at Pizzeria Uno’s

Dinner at Epic

 

Day 3:

Lunch at Gino’s

Snack at Portillo’s Italian Beef

Dinner at Davanti Enoteca

Late night after the bars 3am at Greek Town

 

 

Day 4:

Lunch Kuma corner or DMK Burger
Dinner Café ba ba reeba or adobo grill
Drink/Late Snack – Microbrewery Tour at Goose Island Pub

 

Day 5:

Brunch Orange
Snack Potbelly Sandwiches
Dinner Gilt

 

Day 6:

Lunch America Dog
Dinner Santorini or Rosebud

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 CHICAGO FOOD 

*** = MUST TRY

 

1.  ***CHICAGO DEEP DISH PIZZA

 

**Gino’s East

 

Due

 

**Lou Malnati’s

 

Giordano’s Cafe

 

***Pizzeria Uno

 

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2. ITALIAN SANDWICHES

**Portillo’s Best Italian Beef Sandwiches

 

*Potbelly Sandwiches

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3. *A CHICAGO DOG

*Hot Doug’s

  • Mustard, relish, onions, NO KETCHUP – people will laugh at you if you ask for ketchup
  • www.hotdougs.com/ 

 

*American’s Dog

  • Good hot dog place in the food court of Navy Pier, but by then the vendors will be out and might be better
  • www.americasdog.com/

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4. ***GREEK TOWN 

 

Santorini Greek Restaurant 

Artopolis

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5. ***CHICAGO BRUNCH

 

**Toast

 

***Yolk

 

**Orange

 

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6. BURGERS

 

*DMK Burger

 

Kuma’s Corner 

  • This place is small and hard to get to without a car – be prepared to wait a couple hours if you go here. But if you want the best burgers in Chicago, this is it.
  • http://www.kumascorner.com/

 

*PJ Clarke’s

 

Blackies’

 

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7. AMERICAN/GASTROPUB

 

*Rosebud

 

Oven Grinder

 

Maggiano

 

***Billy Goat Tavern

 

Davanti Enoteca

 

 

Epic

 

 

Gilt

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8. SPANISH

 

Café Iberico

 

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba

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9. COFFEE

 

Intellegentsia Coffee Tour

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10. MICROBREWERY

 

Goose Island

 

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11. ASIAN

 

Joy Noodle

 

*Cafe Hoang

 

Chinatown

http://www.chicagochinatown.org/

 

Sunda

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12. STEAK HOUSES

 

Prime House

 

Gibson’s

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13. SWEETS

 

*Ann Sather’s Cinnamon Buns

 

*Garrett’s Popcorn

 

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14. FARMER’S MARKET

 

Green City Market

 

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15. INDIAN

 

India House 

 

Hema’s Kitchen

 

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16. Puerto Rican

Borinquen Restaurant

Best Jibarito Sandwiches!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/borinquen-restaurant-chicago-2#query:jibarito

 

 

La Cocina Boricua de la Familia Galarza

http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-cocina-boricua-de-la-familia-galarza-chicago

 

17. MEXICAN

 

Mercadito

http://www.mercaditorestaurants.com/chicago/

 

18. Latin Fusion

 

Adobo Grill

Amazing Tequila tasting, home made guacamole made in front of you, and great quality food (Mexican, Spanish, Latin American mix of food served here)!

http://www.adobogrill.com/

 

19. LINCOLN PARK

  • definitely a cool place to grab dinner and a drink

 

 

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