Chicago is probably most famous for its food, and rightfully so. It is considered almost a sin if you go to Chicago and do not try Chicago style deep dish pizza. But, to completely experience the versatility of Chicago’s food, you have to explore more than just deep-dish pizza. Below is a list of the best restaurants in Chicago that you should try out.
Located in the Northwest side of Irving Park, Smoque BBQ is one of the best barbecue joints in all of Chicago. This fantastic restaurant features top of the line smoking technology to smoke any meat that is thrown at them. For anyone who is news to the city, this is a must.
You knew a pizza joint would be on this list because everyone who ever goes to Chicago needs to experience the fantastic deep dish pizza that the windy city has to offer. But, what you didn’t know was that the pizza joint was exactly Chicago style pizza.
With a slightly thinner crust and a way bigger local following, Pequod’s pizza is better than the original style of deep dish.
Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
While Chicago does have world-renowned food and restaurants, their sweets fly under the radar. Mindy’s Hot Chocolate is one of the more known sweets joints to tourists, with its owner, Mandy seagull, who won the award for the best pastry chef. And it is some of the best chocolate you will ever eat in your entire life.
Gibson’s bar and steakhouse
The Chicago steakhouse experience can almost certainly be lived up to when eating at Gibson’s. Gibson’s is notorious, and it was voted “best steakhouse in America’s meatiest city,” and it does not live down that reputation. If you go to Gibson’s, it will be an experience you never forget.
The food at the Publican is excellent, with one of the country’s best chefs, it does display what Chicago has to offer when it comes to food. But what makes the Publican so unique is its location. It is located directly across from the airport.
This allows all the tourists that are visiting from flights to be able to experience a true Chicago meal within the first thirty minutes of landing from their flights. That is something very unique to the Publican, and you can’t find that good of airport food in other cities.
Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen
Manny’s has a reputation for the best pastrami sandwich in Chicago, but not only does it offer great pastrami, but it is also a great experience. Manny’s is a locally owned and run Jewish deli. Jewish delis are a dying breed of restaurant chains, and Manny’s probably put the rest out of business because the food there is that good.
This is some of the best food and food experiences you will ever have. They are so good that you may even want to stay, and if you did, there are many great Chicago houses for sale. To completely experience this city, you have to experience its food.