Food is very important. It’s a necessity that we need otherwise we die. Since we need to eat we might as well eat really good food, right? I think so, and I think the city of Chicago agrees.
Chicago has some of the best food anywhere and I am always trying to get to new places to try out the food of the city. Which works for me because I love to eat out! Can I afford it? No. But do I hate to cook? Well yes, but I get out to try the food of the city every so often.
I have a short list below of some of my favorite meals that I’ve had in the city. Chicago is so vast it’s hard to get to many great eateries. But I think I have a wide array of places listed. Some places are reasonably priced and some are more expensive, but they’re all worth a visit!
- Furious Spoon – A super great ramen restaurant in Logan Square and Wicker Park. You order at the counter and you can customize your ramen bowls. Add meat, veggies, even a fried egg! The options are limitless and the quality of meat and veggies is superb.
- Lula Cafe – Another Logan Square favorite is Lula. They are a great brunch destination but they’re lunch and dinner menu did look good. I had these amazing pancakes (shown above) and they were so fluffy that I almost forgot how thick and delicious the bacon was. Almost.
- Pasta Palazzo – A little gem in Lincoln Park is this great pasta place. They have tons of pasta options for everyone. What’s great is they give you just the right amount of pasta too. You’re full but not overstuffed and you don’t have tons of leftovers. Because let’s face it, do you really end up eating all of your leftover pasta?
- Southport and Irving – This is on the pricier side, but it is a good meal. Go all out and order steak or have a light salad, but don’t forget to order wine. Their wine selection is legendary and there’s not a bad bottle in the house.
- Cafe Ba Ba Reeba! – I’d share pictures of the food I ate, but we ate it too quick for me to get one. It’s a tapas restaurant, so get some friends together and pick out some great items. My suggestion would be to get the hummus and whatever seasonal sangria they have at the time.
What’s your favorite Chicago restaurant? Share below I’d love to try some new places!