Chicago's high-end restaurants get a lot of buzz, and rightfully so, but it’s the depth of the city’s culinary scene that’s most impressive. Instead of splurging on one big lavish meal, diners can get the most out of their money by visiting some of the best spots for cheap eats. These places deliver delicious and quality fare at budget-friendly costs.
Thanks to Chicago’s incredibly diverse population, there are many different options and price points. Several iconic foods are also represented below, from the Polish sausage to the jibarito. The latest additions to the list include Jamaican chicken expert St Bess Jerk, Thai street food specialist Immm Rice & Beyond, and Pilsen staple Carnitas Don Pedro.
As of August 20, the city has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More