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12 Great Dishes Under $10 in West Town, Chicago

The Serious Eats Chicago Team 4 comments

Last month, we took a look at the affordable options in Humboldt Park, so it feels natural to move directly east to see what's available in West Town. That's a lot to cover, and know that this list could have been twice as long, but instead of simply adding in every good dish in the area, we decided to strip the list down to 12 genuinely great options. More

Cheap Eats We Love in Humboldt Park

Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

This large neighborhood is probably best known for its Puerto Rican community and as the birthplace of the jibarito. But there is much more to explore in Humboldt Park. More

22 Cheap Eats We Love in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood

Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

It's no secret that the neighborhoods of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood are stuffed with enticing options, but what is most exciting is the variety. Here you'll find old school German joints, cozy neighborhood gems, and perhaps the city's highest concentration of great Thai restaurants. More

15 Cheap Eats We Love in Chicago's Chinatown

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Sticking under the $10 mark helped narrow the list down to the truly cheap, and I think it is better for it. These are the dishes to look for in Chinatown if you are really looking for a bargain. More

21 Cheap Eats We Love in Pilsen

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Pilsen is best known as the cultural center of Chicago's Mexican population, which partly explains why it contains the most diverse and delicious collection of Mexican restaurants in the city, from beloved old-school institutions like Nuevo Leon to trendy new spots like Del Toro. More

33 Cheap Eats We Love in Logan Square

Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Of all the Cheap Eats guides I've put together, this was easily the most personal. I've lived in Logan Square for the past five years, so I feel like I've amassed some serious first hand knowledge of the affordable options. More

19 Cheap Eats We Love in Bridgeport

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

After covering cheap eats in The Loop and on the North Side, it's about time I start to explore the plentiful options on the South Side. To start things off, I decided to go with Bridgeport, a neighborhood I thought I knew pretty well. I was wrong. More

14 Cheap Eats We Love in Chicago's Bucktown

Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Whether you're looking for tacos, hot dogs, or Latin American/Korean fusion, Bucktown has so much to offer. More

Cheap Eats We Love in Chicago's Wicker Park

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Wicker Park is home to a satisfying mix of cuisines, including established stalwarts and an ever expanding list of new projects. Luckily, many of the places are focused on serving the neighborhood, meaning that finding a stunning, and affordable, meal is easy. More

On the Hunt for Dumplings and Noodles Along Ogden Avenue

Jennifer Olvera 4 comments

Drive down Ogden Avenue from Westmont to Downers Grove and find standout dumpling houses, including ones in the International Mall as well as Katy's Dumpling House and the suburban outpost of Lao Sze Chuan. More

32 Cheap Eats We Love in Lakeview

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

We don't want to get all hyperbolic, but we're unsure if any other neighborhood equals Lakeview in the quantity and diversity of its cheap eats. Sure, the Chicago classics are covered, including some of the best examples of burgers, hot dogs, and pizza in the city. But what we love the is the mix of new and old. More

20 Cheap Eats We Love in Lincoln Park

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 4 comments

What we love about the best cheap eats in Lincoln Park is that there is an appealing mix of old school joints and new concepts hungry to win over the crowds. More

21 Cheap Eats We Love in Chicago's River North

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

River North, the neighborhood just north of the Chicago River, has no shortage of exceptional restaurants. But eating cheaply here is a totally different prospect, one that requires planning and some serious detective skills. More

26 Cheap Eats We Love in The Loop

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 9 comments

As the hub of Chicago, The Loop has no shortage of places to find a bite to eat. But not all of us are stock brokers or businessmen with expense accounts, nor do we have the time to sit through coursed out menus. Most of us just need something to eat quickly, and we'd like to find a place that's good and cheap. More

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