Though missing the vibrant array of toppings that some of the newer Mediterranean places serve, the falafel sandwich at Oasis Cafe succeeds thanks to a warm and fluffy pita and some exceptionally crisp falafel balls, which hold their crunch even when drenched with tahini.
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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.
If you blew all your available cash scrimping and saving to get tickets to Lollapalooza this weekend in Chicago, don't worry. The area surrounding Grant Park is loaded with great food finds. We picked out ten of our favorite cheap eats to help you out.
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.
State Street has changed, and as far as the food options are concerned, it has been for the better. There is now no need to visit this culinary hot spot and have to settle for a stale sandwich. Instead, snack on artisanally made ones, along with messy mac and cheese, and deep bowls of reviving ramen.