Food

Where to eat and drink in Chicago.
elaine's coffee call lincoln park

CHICAGO | Elaine’s Coffee Call, located off the lobby of the boutique Hotel Lincoln, is a Lincoln Park neighborhood favorite. In addition to serving delicious coffee, this cafe has sweet story behind its namesake. The European-style coffee shop is named for a previous hotel operator, Elaine, who used to call

meddle coffee bar west loop

CHICAGO | Meddle, Dark Matter Coffee’s (DMC) newest coffee bar, opened its doors in October 2016. After setting up shop all over the city (they also run the fantastic Osmium Coffee Bar in Lakeview), Meddle is DMC’s first downtown location. All of DMC’s coffee shops transport visitors to intergalactic worlds,

heritage bicycles lakeview

CHICAGO | Heritage Bicycles charmingly combines coffee culture with old time bikes for a uniquely alluring experience. Started by Michael Salvatore in 2011, Heritage Bicycles pays homage to life’s simple pleasures. In addition to serving Stumptown coffee and a variety of sweet or savory eats, Heritage will service your bike

oromo cafe lincoln square

CHICAGO | Oromo Cafe in Lincoln Square is the place to go for craft lattes of the gourmet variety. Owned by Cenk Duman, Oromo features the creations of chef Corey Joseph, a culinary graduate from Le Cordon Blu in Minneapolis. Joseph’s house-made, dairy-free nut milks and coconut-based syrups star in

hutch lakeview

CHICAGO | It is rare to find a restaurant solely serving brunch and happy hour, however, Hutch Bistro and its sister venue Hutch Café have this concept down to a science. Hutch Bistro opened in Lakeview in 2013, followed by Hutch Café opening in 2016 in River North. The menu

beatrix river north

CHICAGO | Beatrix is open just about any time of day in River North serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks to Chicago. It’s a favourite spot of ours for an early morning take away coffee and pastry on the way to work, and offers a menu that’s about ‘taste

au cheval west loop

CHICAGO | Au Cheval is modern diner-style bar that’s become a national hit for good reasons. With refined diner food, a focus on amazing eggs, quality burgers and an extensive draught beer list, this eatery has a multitude of options for guests to try. Au Cheval has a variety of

julius meinl wrigleyville

CHICAGO | Julius Meinl is a gem of a coffee bar with three different locations for Chicagoans to enjoy a taste of Austria. Their flagship store in the US is located in Wrigleyville, on the Southport Corridor, and offers a full menu of coffee and tea beverages, as well as

portillo's river north

CHICAGO | For many locals, a visit to Portillo’s is a must when talking about Chicago’s not-to-be-missed food experiences. Portillo’s is a Chicago institution originally founded in 1963 as a hot dog stand in Villa Park known as The Dog House. The restaurant quickly grew in popularity and, four years

dove's luncheonette wicker park

CHICAGO | Dove’s Luncheonette is named after Nelson Algren’s 1956 novel, ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’, in tribute to bygone diners and watering holes. The Wicker Park restaurant aims to be a spot where people from all walks of life can converge to savor a cocktail and delicious meal.