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Check Out The 50 Things You Need To Eat In Chicago

Chicago has the best food in the world. Trust us on this: You could move out of Chicago but you’ll probably want to come back after you realize your taste buds were spoiled with all of that deep dish pizza, Italian beef, Chicago style hot dog and Portillos.

Get that bucket list ready. Below are 50 things you need to eat in Chicago thanks to Thrillist:

  • Full slab of St. Louis-style ribs from Smoque
  • Cemita Atomica at Cemitas Puebla
  • Pan pizza from Pequod’s Pizza
  • Jibarito from Papa’s Cache Sabroso
  • Arroz Gordo (Fat Rice) from Fat Rice
  • Bing bread from Parachute
  • Seoul Sassy chicken wings from Crisp
  • Boat noodles from Andy’s Thai Kitchen
  • Churros and chocolate from Xoc
  • 40-day ribeye from David Burke’s Primehouse
  • French fries and ice cream from EL Ideas
  • Ma po tofu from Lao Sze Chuan
  • Turtle sundae from Margie’s Candies
  • Slayer from Kuma’s Corner/Kuma’s Too
  • Cake shake from Portillo’s (duh)
  • Mr. G from J.P. Graziano Grocery Co
  • Rainbow cone from Original Rainbow Cone
  • Single burger Au Cheval
  • Polish sausage from Jim’s Original 
  • Pig face from Girl & the Goat
  • Cinnamon roll from Ann Sather
  • Peking duck from Sun Wah
  • Glazed old-fashioned donut from Doughnut Vault
  • Depression Dog at Red Hot Ranch
  • Peach Italian lemonade at Mario’s Italian Lemonade 
  • Tamales from The Tamale Guy
  • Mozzarella sticks from Roots Handmade Pizza
  • Pierogi from Smak-Tak
  • Hot chocolate from Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
  • Italian beef from Al’s Italian Beef
  • Chorizo-stuffed bacon-wrapped dates Avec 
  • Empanadas at La Sirena Clandestina
  • Fried chicken from Big Jones
  • Omakase from Katsu
  • Oatmeal from Baker Miller
  • Smoked shrimp from Calumet Fisheries
  • Chicken Vesuvio from Harry Caray’s
  • Sausage pizza from Vito & Nick’s
  • Goat cheese cashew caramel gelato from Black Dog
  • Tagliolini nero from Balena
  • Lamb vindaloo from Hema’s Kitchen
  • Garrett Mix from Garrett Popcorn
  • Mussels and frites from Hopleaf
  • Ribs from Lem’s Bar-B-Q
  • Birria tatemada from Birrieria Zaragoza
  • Breaded chicken sandwich from Johnny O’s
  • Black Truffle Explosion from Alinea
  • Sausage biscuit from Bang Bang Pie Shop
  • Saganaki from The Parthenon
  • Whole animal service at Frontier

Make sure you wear your elastic pants when you try these places out! Let us know if you have been to any of these delicious places in Chicago. We’d love to hear your feedback!

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