We are in a most excellent Chicago neighborhood for dining. Whether you want a quick carry out, or a nice dining experience, try these…
Middle Eastern fast food without the enormous calorie counts or grease. Sultan’s Market is fast, fresh, & flavorful. Choose from a vast salad bar, delicious shwarma sandwiches, or plentiful dinner plates. You may want to choose carry out as seating is very limited. Just make a left out of the hostel, and a left on Clark St.
Del Seoul combines Korean Street BBQ deliciousness with a bit of a Mexican flare (their tacos are something to write home about). Whether its the Kimchi fries (pictured above) or a spicy pork sandwich packed with fresh jalapenos, this place doesn’t skip a beat on the flavor meter. The shrimp tacos are the best we’ve ever had, they’re quite large & at $2.95 they prove worthy of every penny. Located at Clark & Wrightwood.
Behold an authentic taqueria that emphasizes traditional Mexican flare. Sure you can go to Angela’s Burrito Style and order a savory California Burrito (heavy on the avocado), but we recommend the al pastor (marinaded pork) with just onions and cilantro, the owner is prone to approve and say: “Ah yes, the Mexican way.” With extremely cheap prices, fresh ingredients, and hours until 3am, check this place out. 2556 N. Clark St.
Meet the highly customizeable burger at The Counter. Who knew building your own burger like a hungry architect would be so fun? They equip you with a pencil and a list of great toppings and you customize your hamburger how you want, whether it be onion rings or guacamole, kaiser roll or pretzel bun, heck, you can even choose the size of the patty. Located just down the street from the hostel at Orchard & Diversey, this place is close and delicious. Just know, this place does pack a crowd in the evening….for good reason.
Going back to the theme of authenticity, Hema’s Kitchen is heralded as one of the best Indian eateries in all of Chicago. Made fresh to order, this place is a terrific dine-in restaurant for flavorful Indian cuisine. We recommend: vegetable samosa, tandoori chicken, and kheema mater (minced lamb & spices). Also, don’t forget to try their excellent Naan bread, an Indian specialty thats great for dipping and comes in various flavor options. 2411 N. Clark St.
Check out the new place in the neighborhood, Peasantry. Depicted as “elevated street food,” the menus contain such interesting creations as: “baby octupus gyro, pickled cauliflower flatbread, and the number one pick: the bone marrow burger. Interested in any of these unique concoctions? We just sent a few guests there who absolutely loved it. 2723 N. Clark St.
Looking for a good meal and a drink? Look no further than the local option: Michael Diversey’s on Diveresey. Our General Manager, Mat says they have the best chicken strips in the city. In addition, they offer Trivia Nights every Sunday as a way for travelers to show off their knowledge of everything from geography to pop culture. You can also indulge in their delicious beer list. Less than 10 minutes from our front door, check this place out for good drinks & bar food.