The unofficial guide to Chicago eating: Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is Chicago's Greenwich Village. Despite it's influence over college graduates and prepsters's hard not to fall in love. And while I've quite literally rented in almost all of Chicago's neighborhoods; I find myself returning back for the nostalgic eats I shared in the early days of dating my husband. So, you could say it holds a special place in my heart...and my stomach.

Aside from a couple white tablecloth establishments, you'll find most of my choices are quite casual and small. I think they call them "quaint". Start fasting because this list will leave you full 'til next Christmas! {check out my Andersonville & Lakeview picks}

Here are my current favorites:
Best Brunch: Jam 'n' Honey/get the Mexican Benedict
Best Korean: Del Seoul/get the Bibimbop
Best Sushi: Nori/get the 1/2 priced sushi lunch on Friday's 

*you can download their app or order thru FB in 2 weeks
Best Gluten Free Spot: Karyn's Raw/get the Grilled Polenta
Best PizzaBacino's/get the thin crust; Pepperoni & Black Olive
Best Coffee/CafeThe Bourgeois Cafe/get the Quiche du Jour and their loose teas 

*you can download their app or order thru FB in 2 weeks
Best Bagels: Chicago Bagel Authority/get the Western Bagel 

*you can download their app or order thru FB
Best Rustic Italian: Balena/get the Smoked Mackerel & Mushroom Fontina Pizza {new on the scene}

Best Burger: DMK/get the Bison Burger & the Wisconsin Cheddar + Scallion Fries
Best TacosAllende/get the Al Pastor tacos
Best MexicanLas Tarascas/get the Carne Asada *watch out for the Margs!

Best French: Mon Ami Gabi/get the Steak Frites Classique
Best American French: Aquitaine/get the Roasted Rabbit Ravioli
Best Indian: Hema's Kitchen/get the Chicken Tikka 
*you can download their app or order thru FB in 2 weeks
Best BarHalligan's & Marquee Lounge/get Blue Moon's only

Best Cupcakes: Molly's Cupcakes/get the Banana Nutella 
*you can download their app or order thru FB in 2 weeks
Best Ice Cream: Dairy Queen/get the Reese's Blizzard {duh} 
Best Sweet Shop: Vosges Haut-Chocolat/get the Barcelona Bar
Best Overall: Dunlay's on Clark/get the Wrightwood Salad

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