Walgreens on State Street
Walgreens isn't something I put on this list because of the food, though. It's really just a marvel that Walgreens can even be considered a true Lunch in the Loop option.
Native Foods Cafe
Kamehachi Sushi Café
Burrito Buggy (aka the U.N. of Lunch)
"In my mind, it's like the owners brought Greece, Mexico, India, Jamaica, and America all together into a meeting where they joined hands and agreed to make a superpower... of food! Then they gave each other a lot of high-fives and left in the afterglow of cultural brotherhood. My imagination may run rampant in golden fields filled with unicorns and rainbows, but Burrito Buggy easily surpasses some of my beautiful, beautiful, dreams."
A gyro burrito and a jerk chicken burrito? F*ck it. You only live once!
Burrito Buggy, 206 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (map); 312-362-0199
Pollito's Grill and Rotisserie
Pollitos Grill and Rotisserie, 39 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60606 (map); 312-263-0078
I can't believe it's been a full year since I started. I've hardly scratched the surface! So here we go—onto another year of Lunch in the Loop!