We think Frank Sinatra was onto something when he sang, “Chicago is my kind of town.” The Windy City, the latest spot in our where to eat city guide series is our kind of town as well.
With over 2.7 million residents, it’s the busiest city in the entire Midwest, but it somehow manages to feel less crowded and overwhelming than some of its other big city counterparts. Buzzing with culture, it’s known for its killer standup comedy (thank you Chi-town for giving us Tina Fey), jazz and blues clubs, and an array of contemporary art galleries. And that’s just half the appeal — Chicago is as beautiful as it is entertaining.
The scenic Chicago River runs right down the middle of the city, boasting stunning views of Lake Michigan, and one heck of a skyline (the first skyscraper in the world was built in Chicago). And you don’t have to venture far to enjoy the beach—there are over 20 beaches to lounge on when you need a break from all the hustle and bustle of the city.
If all that weren’t enough, Chicago is also home to a flourishing food scene, including a slew of diverse ethnic restaurants. From Greektown and Indo-Pak, to the authentic Mexican joints dotting Little Village and Pilsen, to the classic Chicago dog (found on just about any street corner), Chicago is an epicurean’s delight. Da Bears! The Cubbies! Deep-dish pizza! What else do you need?
We recently asked three food bloggers and proud Chicagoans about their favorite food joints in the Second City, and now we’re hungry to hop on a plane!
Ready to pack your bags?! Let’s take a tour of the FoodieCrush Guide to Where to Eat in Chicago.