Chicago has a rich culinary history and a myriad of unique foods. Many of the city’s famous bites have gained national recognition for captivating taste buds across America. The following map celebrates 20 of Chicago’s most iconic dishes, spanning from the North Side to the South Side. Old-school street fare makes up much of the list, but the landscape continues to evolve over time thanks to the ingenuity of local chefs. The latest additions include Weber Bakery’s Atomic Cake, Calabria Imports’ Freddy sandwich, and birria from Birrieria Zaragoza.
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