Whether you are heading to Chicago for work or pleasure, one thing you can be sure of is that you will have great food options at your fingertips. Though the Windy City is known for its deep dish and thin crust pizza, there is a wide variety of ethnic cuisine that can be sampled here as well. From Greek Town to China Town, here are a few of our favorite local eateries.
1. Greek Islands: Greek
If you are looking for a great Greek restaurant with an amazing atmosphere and friendly staff, then head over to the Greek Island in Greek Town. Though there are a number of outstanding restaurants in the area, the staff and the menu at the Greek Island make it well worth the visit. From the avgolemono soup and saganaki to their homemade moussaka and lamb kokkinisto the food is amazing. Their Mediterranean chicken breast is perfectly seasoned as are their roasted potatoes and they have one of the best Gyro’s available in the city. Be sure to save room for the ambrosia with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream, you will not be disappointed.
2. Hema’s Kitchen: Indian
This family-run business is super friendly and the food is excellent. Located in Devon in the heart of the Indian-centric neighborhood, this restaurant offers fresh, delicious, and somewhat spicy Indian food. Hema makes some of the best somosa’s on Devon as well as some of the softest naan you will ever have. There is really no bad choice on the menu, but do be aware that the food tends to lean toward the spicy side here, even when you ask for it mild.
3. Cai: Chinatown
If you are in search of traditional Hong Kong-styled dim sum, this may be the place for you. Located in the Chicago Square Mall this upscale spot is known for their steamed dumplings, shrimp rolls, barbeque pork buns, and Congee. Over the last several years the spot has grown and expanded into the shops next door to it. Be aware, however, that this is an incredibly popular place and there are times when the wait for a table can exceed an hour. That being said if you are willing to wait it has a reputation for being one of the best places to get dim sum in the city.