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Guidebook for Chicago

Food Scene
#Chicago #Vegan
Kitchen 17
3132 North Broadway Street
#Chicago #Vegan
One of the best Chicago Veggie Diner
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locals recommend
The Chicago Diner, Logan Square
2333 North Milwaukee Avenue
63
locals recommend
One of the best Chicago Veggie Diner
Great Place and quality food. Cash Only.
57
locals recommend
L' Patron
3749 West Fullerton Avenue
57
locals recommend
Great Place and quality food. Cash Only.
95
locals recommend
Bongo Room
1470 N Milwaukee Ave
95
locals recommend
Great tapas! must try!
72
locals recommend
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
2024 North Halsted Street
72
locals recommend
Great tapas! must try!
Chipotle Mexican Grill
2640 N Narragansett Ave
Buffalo Wild Wings
2650 N Narragansett Ave
Starbucks
2730 N Narragansett Ave
Good food. #Veggielove
Chicago's Pita Grill
3051 North Central Avenue
Good food. #Veggielove
Giordano's When the “mood for Chicago-style pizza” strikes, this locally grown chain is an “excellent standby”, delivering “on-point” deep-dish pies, including especially “great stuffed” versions; a “nice selection” of “traditional” Italian dishes like pastas and parms rounds out the menu, and while some locales offer craft brews, sangria and cocktails, others are BYOB.
5927 W Irving Park Rd
5927 W Irving Park Rd
Giordano's When the “mood for Chicago-style pizza” strikes, this locally grown chain is an “excellent standby”, delivering “on-point” deep-dish pies, including especially “great stuffed” versions; a “nice selection” of “traditional” Italian dishes like pastas and parms rounds out the menu, and while some locales offer craft brews, sangria and cocktails, others are BYOB.
Casual eatery offering Pan-Asian fare & smoothies for dine-in, carryout & delivery.
Jess Cafe
5819 W Belmont Ave
Casual eatery offering Pan-Asian fare & smoothies for dine-in, carryout & delivery.
Great subs, very nice people. This is a very "neighborhood" establishment. They are very friendly and your food comes fast. Get a "lunchbox" (chips and drink)with your sandwich. Its cash only- there is an atm in the place though.
Lolo's Sub Shop
7501 West Diversey Avenue
Great subs, very nice people. This is a very "neighborhood" establishment. They are very friendly and your food comes fast. Get a "lunchbox" (chips and drink)with your sandwich. Its cash only- there is an atm in the place though.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.
2640 N Narragansett Ave
2640 N Narragansett Ave
Chipotle Mexican Grill Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.
Cafe & espresso bar for eats such as pizza, pasta & panini plus a range of homemade gelato flavors.
Massa Cafe Italiano
7434 West North Avenue
Cafe & espresso bar for eats such as pizza, pasta & panini plus a range of homemade gelato flavors.
Great food, great service, great price, really can't go wrong!
FALAFEL DREAM
3950 N Harlem Ave
Great food, great service, great price, really can't go wrong!
I absolutely love this place! Great food! They open at 6am so you can stop in and get a sandwich and coffee on the go. The staff is super friendly. And they have DELIVERY!! Awesome place for Cuban food!
Senor Pan Cafe Express
5059 W Diversey Ave
I absolutely love this place! Great food! They open at 6am so you can stop in and get a sandwich and coffee on the go. The staff is super friendly. And they have DELIVERY!! Awesome place for Cuban food!
Amazing schwarma sandwiches. Extremely authentic taste and the staff seems genuinely appreciative to have you stop in as a customer.
Pita Alsharq
7336 W Lawrence Ave
Amazing schwarma sandwiches. Extremely authentic taste and the staff seems genuinely appreciative to have you stop in as a customer.
Sizable servings of Mexican classics & margaritas in a space decorated to look like a hacienda.
El Gordo Restaurant
5746 West Belmont Avenue
Sizable servings of Mexican classics & margaritas in a space decorated to look like a hacienda.
Homey carved wooden chairs accent this casual café specializing in regional Mexican favorites.
Taqueria La Oaxaquena Restaurant
3382 North Milwaukee Avenue
Homey carved wooden chairs accent this casual café specializing in regional Mexican favorites.
Fans get their "mole fix" from these "friendly" Mexican spots, whose "creative" tacos, tamales and fajitas are "reasonably priced" and accompanied by Latin cocktails.
8
locals recommend
New Rebozo
1116 Madison Street
8
locals recommend
Fans get their "mole fix" from these "friendly" Mexican spots, whose "creative" tacos, tamales and fajitas are "reasonably priced" and accompanied by Latin cocktails.
Curries, stir-fries & other Thai classics served in a simple, cheerful eatery with a BYOB policy.
Jasmine Rice
3103 N Narragansett Ave
Curries, stir-fries & other Thai classics served in a simple, cheerful eatery with a BYOB policy.
Small, counter-serve eatery offering up sandwiches with Asian influences in a lime-green space.
Zenwich
416 N York St
Small, counter-serve eatery offering up sandwiches with Asian influences in a lime-green space.
Japanese eatery known for its sushi bar offers teriyaki & other cooked fare in a traditional space.
Umami Sushi
4626 N Cumberland Ave
Japanese eatery known for its sushi bar offers teriyaki & other cooked fare in a traditional space.
DOWNTOWN: Chef Rick Bayless's elevated take on Mexican street food, plus cocktails & tap beers.
30
locals recommend
XOCO
449 North Clark Street
30
locals recommend
DOWNTOWN: Chef Rick Bayless's elevated take on Mexican street food, plus cocktails & tap beers.
Busy, hopping pub known for its long list of creative burgers & its rock 'n' roll soundtrack.
92
locals recommend
Kuma's Corner
2900 West Belmont Avenue
92
locals recommend
Busy, hopping pub known for its long list of creative burgers & its rock 'n' roll soundtrack.
Mexican street food, plus margaritas & other drinks fuel a lively scene at this funky hangout.
379
locals recommend
Big Star
1531 North Damen Avenue
379
locals recommend
Mexican street food, plus margaritas & other drinks fuel a lively scene at this funky hangout.
SPORT BAR: Casual sports bar & American grill offering a wide beer selection, daily specials & private events.
City Tap and Grill
7320 W Irving Park Rd
SPORT BAR: Casual sports bar & American grill offering a wide beer selection, daily specials & private events.
Very good pizza and classic style decor. Reminds me of places in the past which is very nice.
Frank's Pizzeria & Restaurant
6506 W Belmont Ave
Very good pizza and classic style decor. Reminds me of places in the past which is very nice.
The chicken shawarma dinner was absolutely delicious and very filling. This place is great for take out and better if you like simple, no frills dining. You get your bottled drinks out of the cooler. Simple menu but still a lot to offer. Good for kids.
North Avenue Falafel
6814 W North Ave
The chicken shawarma dinner was absolutely delicious and very filling. This place is great for take out and better if you like simple, no frills dining. You get your bottled drinks out of the cooler. Simple menu but still a lot to offer. Good for kids.
Casual Thai eatery serving noodles, curries & vegetarian fare, plus beer & wine amid exotic decor.
Amarind's Thai Restaurant
6822 W North Ave
Casual Thai eatery serving noodles, curries & vegetarian fare, plus beer & wine amid exotic decor.
The decor is super cute in this dimly lit, cozy little restaurant and the margaritas are pretty good. Big burritos, a little pricey buy very delicious.
Sergio's Place
6966 W North Ave
The decor is super cute in this dimly lit, cozy little restaurant and the margaritas are pretty good. Big burritos, a little pricey buy very delicious.
Shopping
Everything you need just in case you may forgot something. Target, Lowes
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locals recommend
The Brickyard
2600 N Narragansett Ave
6
locals recommend
Everything you need just in case you may forgot something. Target, Lowes
Marshalls
2544 N Narragansett Ave
Good selection of stores, whole foods, DSW, Ultas nearby Trader joes and close to historical downtown Oak Park restaurants and entertainment.
River Forest Town Center
7265 Lake St
Good selection of stores, whole foods, DSW, Ultas nearby Trader joes and close to historical downtown Oak Park restaurants and entertainment.
This mall has everything for everyone in your family. Abundant amount of specialty stores alone with a variety of food choices in their food court.
Yorktown Center
203 Yorktown Shopping Center
This mall has everything for everyone in your family. Abundant amount of specialty stores alone with a variety of food choices in their food court.
This is a great mall with lots of great stores at all price levels. Home to American Girl and The Lego Store! It has several floors that are accessible by elevator or escalator. Nearby parking.
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locals recommend
Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave
93
locals recommend
This is a great mall with lots of great stores at all price levels. Home to American Girl and The Lego Store! It has several floors that are accessible by elevator or escalator. Nearby parking.
The HIP is a 700,000 square foot enclosed regional shopping center on Chicago's northwest side that caters to a trade area of 1.1 million people. The plaza features over 140 vibrant …
7
locals recommend
Harlem Irving Plaza
7
locals recommend
The HIP is a 700,000 square foot enclosed regional shopping center on Chicago's northwest side that caters to a trade area of 1.1 million people. The plaza features over 140 vibrant …
This 128,000 s.f. retail center is situated at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Narragansett Avenue on Chicago’s Northwest side and serves a dense population of 344,000 residents. It is anchored by Jewel/Osco and T.J. Maxx, with 25 regional, local and national retailers and 542 parking spaces. Adjacent to several light industrial and office parks and Chicago’s Wright College, Dunning Square draws a steady flow of local and visiting traffic.
Dunning Square
6500 West Irving Park Road
This 128,000 s.f. retail center is situated at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Narragansett Avenue on Chicago’s Northwest side and serves a dense population of 344,000 residents. It is anchored by Jewel/Osco and T.J. Maxx, with 25 regional, local and national retailers and 542 parking spaces. Adjacent to several light industrial and office parks and Chicago’s Wright College, Dunning Square draws a steady flow of local and visiting traffic.
Visit Illinois' #1 tourist attraction. With nearly 300 shops, stores and restaurants, you can shop Schaumburg stores or the Chicago area's largest shopping mall.
18
locals recommend
Woodfield Mall
5 Woodfield Mall
18
locals recommend
Visit Illinois' #1 tourist attraction. With nearly 300 shops, stores and restaurants, you can shop Schaumburg stores or the Chicago area's largest shopping mall.
Bi-level enclosed outlet mall with designer goods, custom interactive visual arts & restaurants.
12
locals recommend
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
12
locals recommend
Bi-level enclosed outlet mall with designer goods, custom interactive visual arts & restaurants.
Located on the south west corner of North & 9th Avenue, Winston Plaza has historically been the destination shopping center for Melrose Park and surrounding communities. Visit Winston Plaza and experience exciting new changes and community events designed with you in mind.
Winston Plaza
Located on the south west corner of North & 9th Avenue, Winston Plaza has historically been the destination shopping center for Melrose Park and surrounding communities. Visit Winston Plaza and experience exciting new changes and community events designed with you in mind.
Drinks & Nightlife
Great Imported beer and food.
OverTime Sports Bar
6714 W Belmont Ave
Great Imported beer and food.
The Big Pretzel :) and taste test their beer. Awesome place. #Scotssquatch #TheBest
11
locals recommend
Exit Strategy Brewing Co.
7700 Madison Street
11
locals recommend
The Big Pretzel :) and taste test their beer. Awesome place. #Scotssquatch #TheBest
You have to check out this great home away from home bar.
Hala Kahiki Lounge
2834 River Road
You have to check out this great home away from home bar.
Great drinks.
Blue Agave Tequila Bar & Restaurant
1050 North State Street
Great drinks.
Wicker Park is a neighborhood of about 26,000 residents within the West Town community area in Chicago, Illinois
150
locals recommend
Wicker Park
150
locals recommend
Wicker Park is a neighborhood of about 26,000 residents within the West Town community area in Chicago, Illinois
Sophisticated spot with Cuban flair serving rum cocktails & craft beer in a 1927 art deco building.
Sparrow
12 W Elm St
Sophisticated spot with Cuban flair serving rum cocktails & craft beer in a 1927 art deco building.
Getting Around
You have to take the bus to get their but its not a long ride. You may also get an lyft or uber.
Harlem
You have to take the bus to get their but its not a long ride. You may also get an lyft or uber.
The CTA 77 Belmont runs all night. Easy way to get closer to the Chicago action. I can also have the bus/train cards ready for you.
Belmont & Natchez
The CTA 77 Belmont runs all night. Easy way to get closer to the Chicago action. I can also have the bus/train cards ready for you.
If you need a rental car let me know I can help with discounts.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
7807 W Grand Ave
If you need a rental car let me know I can help with discounts.
Sightseeing
If you every wont to step out on the the ledge and see beautiful Chicago. This is the stop to be.
45
locals recommend
Skydeck Chicago
233 South Wacker Drive
45
locals recommend
If you every wont to step out on the the ledge and see beautiful Chicago. This is the stop to be.
Logan Square is an official community area, historical neighborhood, and public square located on the northwest side of the City of Chicago.
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Logan Square
63
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Logan Square is an official community area, historical neighborhood, and public square located on the northwest side of the City of Chicago.
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world
63
locals recommend
Buckingham Fountain
301 South Columbus Drive
63
locals recommend
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois, US, and originally intended to celebrate the second millennium.
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locals recommend
Millennium Park
464
locals recommend
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois, US, and originally intended to celebrate the second millennium.
Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that opened on May 30, 1930
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Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
188
locals recommend
Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that opened on May 30, 1930
The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world.
191
locals recommend
The Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
191
locals recommend
The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world.
The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler.
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Adler Planetarium
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
128
locals recommend
The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler.
The Museum of Science and Industry is located in Chicago, Illinois, in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago.
150
locals recommend
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
5700 South Lake Shore Drive
150
locals recommend
The Museum of Science and Industry is located in Chicago, Illinois, in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago.
The Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, is the oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship in the world, and the only one in the United States.
66
locals recommend
Baha'i House of Worship
100 Linden Avenue
66
locals recommend
The Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, is the oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship in the world, and the only one in the United States.
Evanston is a great destination for shopping and dining with a wide variety of establishments for everyone to enjoy.
Downtown Evanston
820 Davis Street
Evanston is a great destination for shopping and dining with a wide variety of establishments for everyone to enjoy.
Oak Street Beach is located on North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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Oak Street Beach
76
locals recommend
Oak Street Beach is located on North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Parks & Nature
Great to hangout and relax out side.
Riis Park Playground
6100 West Fullerton Avenue
Great to hangout and relax out side.
A beautiful city trail.
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The 606
122
locals recommend
A beautiful city trail.
Large park with a 115-acre lake, trails, visitor center with exhibits, amphitheater, marina & café.
8
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Independence Grove Forest Preserve
16400 Buckley Road
8
locals recommend
Large park with a 115-acre lake, trails, visitor center with exhibits, amphitheater, marina & café.
Essentials
7-Eleven
6540 W Belmont Ave
CVS
Walgreens
6809 W Belmont Ave
XSport Fitness
6420 W Fullerton Ave
Nice grocery experience here. Samples all around and great food choices. They have a café indoor for drinks and food items as well.
10
locals recommend
Mariano's
7401 West Lawrence Avenue
10
locals recommend
Nice grocery experience here. Samples all around and great food choices. They have a café indoor for drinks and food items as well.
Jewel-Osco is a supermarket chain headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Jewel-Osco has 185 stores across northern, central, and western Illinois; eastern Iowa; and portions of northwest Indiana.
Jewel-Osco
Jewel-Osco is a supermarket chain headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Jewel-Osco has 185 stores across northern, central, and western Illinois; eastern Iowa; and portions of northwest Indiana.