West Town Italian grocery, deli, and sub shop.
Logan Square favorite for sandwiches and hand-dipped shakes. Cash only.
Neighborhood tavern with a pool table and 17 televisions, specializing in super-thin-crust pizza.
Quick-serve restaurant offering Korean-style fried chicken, plus bi bim bop, mandoo, salads, sandwiches, and Korean "burritos."
Handmade doughnuts, 24 hours a day, six days a week.
Once a month or so, I call in a lunch order at Evanston Chicken Shack. They offer fried chicken, fried fish, rib tips, and hot links, but I usually opt for five wings with salt and pepper, hot sauce on the side. After I drive it back to the office my old Hyundai smells of chicken fat and grease for a full week; crumbs have taken up permanent residence in the cracks of my hot-sauce-specked desk chair. Nestled among mounds of crinkle-cut fries, the wings are steaming hot even after a 15-minute car ride, thanks to careful packaging in a red-and-white cardboard box with the look of late 70s design. On the side is a tiny plastic container of terrible coleslaw. Apart from that my only complaint is with the hot sauce: more, more, I want more. —Seth Zurer
Sandwich shop in the Illinois Center that specializes in roast turkey. There are five additional downtown locations.
Classic old-Chicago deli/cafeteria: corned beef sandwiches, latkes, brisket, Tums.
Landmark ice cream parlor not for the weak of will.
Gourmet takeout in Lakeview with a few outdoor tables. Premade picnic baskets can be ordered 24 hours in advance.
Homey, friendly Filipino-American breakfast-and-lunch spot.
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