Ever since I posted my Bay Area food guide, requests for other city guides have poured in. We recently spent some time in Chicago and I wanted to share my short, but sweet, list of spots that we love in the city.


Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

Lou Malnati's

Pequod's Chicago Pizza

Piccolo Sogno

Cafés and bakeries:

Alliance Bakery

Donut Vault

Jeni's Ice Cream

La Colombe Coffee Roasters

Stan's Donuts

Sweet Mandy B's

Swirlz Cupcakes

Toni Patisserie and Café

Vanille Patisserie


Lake Michigan

Millennium Park

Navy Pier

Oak Street (shopping)

Skydech Chicago

The Magnificent Mile

360 Chicago

We love Chicago, as it's rather manageable (not as crazy as NYC), and an easy trip to make. If you have any places in Chicago that you love, share them with me in the comments!


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