Head On Up to the Second Floor
Besides the food trucks, which are located along Dearborn, all the stands are up on the second floor. Don't worry—there will be a bunch of signs to help you.
Welcome to The Nosh
You'll be greeted the moment you step off the escalator. Now, let's look at what's to eat.
There were twelve vendors when I visited, and each offered something unique, from grilled cheese sandwiches at Gayle's Grilled Cheese to creatively topped tamales at Dia De Los Tamales.
Country Bird with Mom's Pickles at Pecking Order ($6.00)
This is similar to the sandwich served at the restaurant's Ravenswood shop. The chicken is freshly fried at the station, placed on a bun, and then topped with a crunchy slaw. Along the side are some fantastic sweet and acidic pickles. While good on their own, make sure to stuff some of those in the sandwich. You'll thank me.
Pork and Cabbage Egg Roll at Bento Box ($3.00)
Freshness is also key at Bento Box's stand. The egg rolls are quickly fried to order, coming out so hot you'll have to wait a minute before digging in. These are flaky and filling.
Lindy's Chili & Gertie's Ice Cream
I was thrilled when this old school chili joint was featured at The Nosh's Chili Day, and I'm so glad to see them here. For the next couple weeks, it's hard to think of a better bowl of chili you'll be able to find in The Loop.
Eat in Block Thirty Seven's Atrium
There was a good crowd when I visited, which is a good thing for Block Thirty Seven, which doesn't have much going on above the first floor. Hopefully, this catches on. It's certainly conveniently located, and thanks to some tables placed around the atrium, it's also a rather peaceful place to eat lunch.