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.
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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.
If you're like me, then your favorite cheap meal is kind of a guilty thing thing to admit. I'm not talking about the quick fast food burger, or the frozen meal that gets the job done. Instead, I'm after the soul-satisfying dinner that just happens to be $5 or less. If it were a dollar more, you probably wouldn't care, but the fact that it costs so little makes it all the more rewarding. Check out our staff picks for the best meals for $5 or less in Chicago.
Located just west of the Damen/Milwaukee/North intersection, this Sultan's Markets is a long-time staple of the neighborhood for good reason—it's as delicious as it is reasonably priced. The falafel sandwich costs just less than four dollars, giving it one of the highest taste to cost ratios in the city.