Welcome to our neighborhood. It is one of the best neighborhoods to indulge in delicious Chicago cuisine. Here are a few of our personal recommendations….
This new place was recently discovered by our general manager, Mat. Now we all love Del Seoul’s Korean/Mexican flare, they offer mouth watering tacos and sandwiches, along with Korean staples like kimchi and miso soup. Modeled after a Korean Street BBQ, you can’t go wrong with their excellent menu options (located on Clark St. between Deming & Wrightwood).
If you are traveling to Chicago any time soon, you will realize how truly diverse our city proves to be. What better way to celebrate these different cultures than with an ethnic dinner? Here are just a few suggestions for a hungry traveler in the market for something new…
San Soo Gab San is a Korean BBQ that is a great place to experience with friends. There is a table-top grill on the center of the table where you grill your own meat, there is something very rewarding about cooking the seasoned steak, chicken, and pork and then dishing it out to your friends. Included with the order is about 3 dozen little garnish plates to try with your food.
I’m hungry. Are you hungry? Let’s eat…
Kuma’s Corner is a biker-type bar that serves up delicious burgers on pretzel buns, they’ve even been on the Food Network. These burgers are named after heavy metal bands and that’s what dominates the speakers in this joint. They also tend to place a fried egg on top your massive slab of beef, prepare yourself for a truly decadent feast…
Hot Doug’s is one of the most talked about restaurants in Chicago (you could see by the epic-sized line above). However, this place is not over-hyped and boasts the finest quality encased meats. The hot dogs are nothing short of delicious and their fries are made with duck fat (mmmm). The experience makes up for the obscure location, as well as the long lines. GO ON A WEEKDAY.
Vegans rejoice! We found you the perfect eatery. Earwax Cafe is in the always fun neighborhood of Wicker Park and boasts a savory menu of vegetarian-friendly dishes. Try the black bean burger, tuscan seitan sandwich, and the chocolate peanut butter shake.
I cannot praise this fast Middle Eastern place enough. The Sultan’s Market claims braggin rights for best falafel and shwarma in the city. Do not expect anything formal as the place is considerably small and perfect for absolutely awesome fast food. The best part is this place is a stone’s throw from our hostel.