The food world has been inundated with rising food costs, and that’s spiked prices for many restaurants. Unfortunately, customers’ paychecks haven’t kept pace with the cost of inflation, and that means affordable restaurants are cherished more than ever.
Pound for pound, Chicago’s restaurants excel in delivering high-quality meals and affordable prices. Cooks take great pride in giving customers value in Chicago. The city’s street food culture is a big part of that. Immigrant-owned restaurants often get pigeonholed into the cheap eats category, but they’re honestly showing up other restaurants that beef up the profit margins. Below, find some of Eater’s favorite affordable restaurants.
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