Chicago is a town for you if you want a great meal. The streets are lined with great restaurants. But here are the foods you absolutely need to sample while in Chicago. These are the best foods in Chicago, the foods Chicago is known for, the foods Chicago does best.
1. Chicago Style Hot Dog
What makes a Chicago style hot dog so awesome? It's gotta be all the fresh toppings piled on top of the dog. And remember, NO KETCHUP.
2. Italian Beef Sandwich
Everyone claims to have the best Italian beef sandwich. At the end of the day, all that matters is how dripping wet it is.
3. Deep Dish Pizza
This "pizza" definitely feels more like a casserole. And we are okay with that. Bring on the cheese.
4. Original Rainbow Cone
Rainbow Cones = summer. Everyone has their favorite flavor layer, but I gotta go with Palmer House (New York Vanilla with cherries and walnuts).
5. Goose Island Beer
Chicago is a beer town, and Goose Island leads the charge. It's all about their 312 beer. That's the loop area code for those not in the know.
6. Garrett Popcorn
No one does popcorn like Chicago. It's all about the Chicago mix (caramel and cheese).
Eli's Cheesecake is synonymous with Chicago. Is there a better dessert?
Everyone has their favorite donut shop. Whether it's Doughnut Vault or Do-Rite, you're gonna have a long wait.
Chicago has loads of ethnic communities, perhaps none more prominent than the Mexican community. There is nothing like getting a hot tamale fresh off the cart.
Really, Portillo's is its own category. You can get a great beef sandwich, hamburger or hot dog here. And fries. And cake. And...