Oh, Thanksgiving, why are you only once a year? What injustice is it that you're not once a month—nay, once a week? I raise my fists to the sky in desire of piles of turkey and cranberry sauce! I shake them at the heavens in deep, deep sorrow and internal rage! Luckily, there is hope. Jaffa is the only lunch place I know of in the Loop that carves a giant turkey right off the bone in front of you.
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We're not that interested in diets, but if you're looking for an area to load on lunchtime vegetables, downtown is a surprisingly good place to do so. In fact, though we may be famous for deep dish and overloaded hot dogs, one of the most common dishes to found downtown is a vegetarian dish. We speak of falafel.