Chicago eats – here are all of the amazing places we ate at – all in one place. Awhile back I broke up our eats into Chicago breakfast eats, Chicago lunch eats, and Chicago dinner eats. Well, in all honesty, you don’t need to hit up those places for those specific meal times. We had great food, amazing food actually, at all but one place. Quite a good batting average, if you ask me! Okay, here we go!
Below you’ll find some photos of our favourite places. And, I’ve got a list each place we stopped.
Beatrix – Breakfast or lunch and great gluten free options.
Do-Rite Donuts – they have 3 gluten free donuts daily, try them!
Little Goat Diner – a few gluten free options, good for lunch or breakfast.
Eleven City Diner – gluten free options and close to Museum Campus
Revival Food Hall – This is like a glamoured up food court – great loop location and delicious tacos.
Barrio – Such a great chicken sandwich and delicious gluten free salsas.
Xoco – Like Mexican food? Be sure to hit up this place – gluten free options, ta-boot!
Spiaggia – Italian Michelin Starred – a highlight of our trip.
Fat Rice – Authentic food with a twist. Also, gluten free options available.
Mi Tocaya – Mexican fine dining. Just be sure to order enough food!
A few other places we love to visit regardless of which city we’re in.
Whole Foods – Yup, we love this place.
Trader Joes – The location right by Museum Campus was our breakfast spot a few times.
Chipotle – Mexican fast food? Sure. Sign me up.
Well, there you have it. All of our Chicago Eats on our 2018 trip. Be sure to enjoy your Saturday and eat well. Bye!
Chicago lunch eats – some of these places are just so good. All offer gluten free options and one place, the whole menu is GF. Total Score!
Just like Chicago breakfast eats, we had a quick lunch sometimes. It’s better to balance out than to eat too much. Having said that, we do love trying new spots!
Chicago Lunch Eats
First up, Barrio in River North. This place had such a great menu. Bryce got the crispy chicken sandwich – the best he’s had, he said. We also got the trio of salsas, so good. And, the guacamole. Delicious. For me, the ahi tuna poke. So fresh.
Up next, Elven City Diner.
This is Bryce’s pastrami sandwich. Such a classic.
Some of the best gluten free bread ever. Maybe I’ve just been unlucky, yet this sandwich – the real roasted turkey, was so good. Including the bread.
The menu is huge and if you’re really hungry, get a shake. It’s super close to Museum Campus, too.
Downtown in the Loop? Check out Revival Food Hall. This place is packed with 16 vendors all feeding the downtown core. For us, it’s tacos all the way.
Antique Taco Chiquito – named on the 50 best tacos in America list, this place doesn’t disappoint.
The entire menu is gluten free. So amazing.
For Bryce it’s the pork carnitas and potato poblano tacos.
For me, the crispy fish and sweet and spicy chicken tacos.
Overall, our lunches were fantastic. Venture out and eat lunch – you’ll be happy you did. Plus, it’ll give you fuel to sightsee and you won’t have to stop for dinner until 8 or 9. Thanks for visiting!
Chicago breakfast eats – this is one of the most underrated meals when traveling. Often times if you’re in a city for a while it’s about balance so grabbing a yogurt, or some fruit just makes you feel good. We were in Chicago for 5 days, so 5 breakfasts and we did this twice. I had fruit from Trader Joes and ate while we walked. What you shouldn’t do, though, is fall victim to a contential breakfast for 5 days in a row. No, the city (I’m sure almost every city) has far better breakfast options. So, get up, wash up, (optional) and eat up some delicious breakfast.
Here I’ll share with you three of our favourites from Chicago.
Chicago Breakfast Eats
First up, Beatrix in River North. With many gluten free options, this place was bustling even at 7:20am.
Here’s Bryce’s plate – avocado benedict. It looked so good and he said it was delicious.
Me, well I got the quinoa cakes with poached eggs. Flat out one of the best breakfast plates ever. Full of flavour, a bit of zip, and the perfect amount of richness.
In the West Loop (worth the ride on the L Train) we tried out Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner.
This place is adorable, quaint, and full of character.
For me, I got some eggs sunny side up, a bowl of fruit and the goat grits. I would go back here for the goat cheesy, creamy grits. Bryce, he probably would skip this place. He got the ‘This Little Piggy when to China’ and it was a miss. If you do go, don’t order that. Word to those of you who don’t eat red meat or are gluten free, your options will be pretty limited so just be aware.
Back to River North, XOCO by Rick Bayless is a must. We had snacks here on our first night in Chicago and then hit this place up for breakfast on our last day. It’s the only place we double-dipped. We don’t often do that, head back to the same place since there’s just so much to explore, yet for a totally different menu (breakfast is different than lunch, right?) we figured, ya, let’s do it!
This is Bryce’s breakfast – the Saturday Special – XOCO’s breakfast enchiladas, with chorizo of course.
He was a little cautious that it might not fulfil his breakfast cravings, yet it hit the mark. We are Mexican food lovers and if you are too, be sure to try this place.
Oh, for me, I almost forgot! I had the huevos rancheros. The green chilies added some nice heat and a bit of texture. I wish I could have eaten two.
Well, thanks so much for visiting and I hope you get to check out Chicago soon, I have so much more to share. And, if not, then wherever you’re headed next, skip the muffin or the banana just once and head out to explore. Your tummy and tastebuds will be happy, I’m sure.