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Best places to grab lunch in Chicago

Best Lunch Spots In Chicago

We think lunch is the most underrated meal of the day. And Chicago — with its hole-in-the-wall hotspots and Michelin-star offerings — is one city that does lunch right. With succulent burgers, fresh vegan options and thoughtful multi-cultural pairings, foodies will find that hopping aboard flights to Chicago is the best thing they can do for their palates.


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Image via Flickr – CC BY 2.0 – Dustin Gaffke

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Chicago, eat deep dish pizza (even a proud New Yorker must stop by and try Chicago’s delicacy!) With locations scattered across Chicago, there’s no reason to miss Giordano’s.

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EL Ideas

For the adventurous diner, head to unpretentious Michelin-ranked restaurant EL Ideas. With creative, one-of-a-kind dishes, this medical district restaurant is redefining dining. But be sure to book in advance! Tables go fast.

Green Tomato Cafe

This inexpensive option just out of Little Village has fresh sammies and soups ideal for lunch. And if you’re in a rush? Green Tomato’s grab and go options are quick, tasty and affordable.

Little Goat Diner

grilled pork belly dish

Little Goat, located near the west side of Chicago, features fresh sandwiches, salads and burgers any foodie will love. Don’t miss their famous tempura mashed potatoes, served with asian bbq sauce.

Seoul Taco

This Korean/Mexican restaurant blends tortillas with kimchi fried rice for an inexpensive lunch option for foodies. Another reason to hop on flights to Chicago right away, Seoul Taco brings a fresh, flavorful flair to every dish.

RELATED: Still got room for more culinary treats in the Windy City? Check out this piece on the Best Dinner Spots in Chicago!


Salads, sandwiches and, soups are all delicious at Ameritalia, but the Stromboli is the favorite of locals. Conveniently located near South side on the river, it’s the perfect place to duck in for a quick lunch.

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