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Cheap Eats in Lincoln Park

06 Aug

Yet another reason our neighborhood of Lincoln Park is extremely traveler friendly: we have some excellent, yet affordable restaurant options….


Craving a burger or some pre-pub grub?  Make Edzo’s Burger Shop a pit stop on your itinerary.  Tasty griddled burgers come crisp and perfectly flat from the grill and you can order a single, double, or triple depending on your immediate need for grilled meat.  But, Edzo’s doesn’t just stop at the burgers, their fries are hand cut fresh and are worth it every time.  Also, grab a delicious hand-dipped milkshake in an assortment of flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana, Hot Fudge, Nutella, Oreo, Peanut Butter, Maple, Coffee, 2218 N. Lincoln Ave. Average: $7.00.

5411 Empanadas.

Try a deliciously baked empanada at 5411 Empanadas.  These Argentinian style flaky eats originated out of a popular food truck and is now a great eatery that features BYOB.  Try staples like the Malbec Beef and Spinach & Cheese, and also some original treats like Banana & Nutella or Bacon, Date, & Goat Cheese.  Stop by 2850 N. Clark St. Emapanadas are $2.25 each.

Del Seoul.

Dive into a pile of Kimchi Fries or enjoy a tasty Korean-style BBQ Pork sandwich with a spicy shrimp taco.  The Seoul-inspired street food like restaurant: Del Seoul leaves a memorable mark on your pallet without damaging your wallet.  We recommend them frequently, and our guests love their creations that reflect a Mexican & Korean type fusion.  Head over to 2568 N. Clark St.  Avg meal: $7.00.

Panes Bread Cafe.

Warm & fresh seems to be the motto embraced at Panes Bread Café.  If you’re in the mood for an exceptional deli sandwich, look no further.  They also serve up a great mac-n-cheese, and their spicy penne is a solid dinner option.  However, the stars at this café are obviously the sandwiches, try The Popular (chicken breast & caramelized onions) or a Sunny California ( sliced cucumber, lettuce, avocado, tomato and monterey jack cheese and dijon mustard). 3002 N. Sheffield Ave. Avg. Sandwich: $7.00.

Penny’s Noodles.

Fresh ingredients mix with reasonable prices over at the Thai special Penny’s Noodles.   The menu is filled with favorites: Green/Red Curries, hot & fresh dumplings, Pad Thai noodles.  They also feature great new favorites like gai ka praw (ground chicken and basil) and udon soup (udon noodles and Thai mountain veggies).  They also serve beer, wine, and cocktails if  you need a beverage with your meal. 950 W Diversey Ave. Avg meal: $8.00.

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