Chicago Eats- 5 Places to try next time you go!


When friends and family found out we were going to Chicago, Giordano’s was the first place they recommended–for that classic slice of deep dish goodness!

We started with the cheesy bread and salad while our pizza was cooking (good things take time- plan for at least 20 minutes or more for your pie to cook). The aroma when we walked in proved too much for our self control. We needed to eat something and we needed to quickly!

We ordered the smallest size pie they had and it was more than enough for just the two of us.

They have several locations throughout the city. Visit their website for more information. (Oh heavens, they ship anywhere in the U.S.?!)

2. Yolk

We loved Yolk.  The Red Velvet French Toast {Red velvet cake with swirls of cream cheese, dipped and grilled in Yolk’s secret batter with strawberries & whipped cream on top}  and the Eggs Benedict {English muffin, Canadian bacon & poached eggs} along with the strawberry-orange juice did not disappoint.

Are you drooling?!

They have several locations in the city and are open for breakfast and lunch. Visit Yolk’s website for more information.

3. Wildberry

Omelets as big as yo’ head?! Always a good idea. Although we went to Wildberry for lunch, the breakfast menu had us hooked. The omelet and banana cream pie pancakes along with a panini filled us up. Everything we had was amazing! We were seated quickly and our piping-hot food came out quickly too. A bonus since we were starving after exploring Chicago all morning.

Wildberry is open for breakfast and lunch. Visit their website for more information.

4. Garrett’s Popcorn

Popcorn has always been one of Emily’s favorite foods of all time. Of all time. And Garrett’s Popcorn is sooooo good.  With multiple locations in the city (including a few on the Mag Mile) this is the perfect place to fill those in between meal munchies. It smelled heavenly. At the location we went to, they had the classic Buttery, Cheese, & CaramelCrisp flavors. They also had a special Holiday Mix, which was White Chocolate covered CaramelCrisp mixed with Gingerbread CaramelCrisp. I know.  We’re telling ya, Chicago + November is an excellent time to visit.

Visit their website for a complete list of locations.

5. Lawry’s

Located in a mansion type building right in the heart of Chicago, the atmosphere couldn’t be better! It really is a gorgeous setting. We were craving steak when we went, so we skipped their signature dish- the prime rib- and went for the steak. It was just ok. The sides were yummy, but after watching another couple order the prime rib, we wish we would have ordered that instead. So we would say, if you go- order the prime rib. They serve it right from the carving cart to your plate.

Visit their website here and check our the entire menu.


What are your favorite places to eat in Chicago?


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