I knew Chicago had a great food scene, and because I hadn't been there before I was really looking forward to trying it out! We found some great spots and I can't wait to share them with you, so let's get to it!
I’ve been lucky enough to try different cuisine in some very food rich cities, but I have to say, Chicago did not disappoint! I was hoping to find some deep dish pizza and stumbled onto Lou Malnati’s! There was a wait, but it was worth it, especially the deep dish cookie! If you visit and love chocolate chip cookies and ice cream (who doesn’t?) you should definitely try this.
I had known about Eataly from my trip to New York City, read about that here, but I didn’t get to visit until I found one in Chicago! I love the concept of a store, a grocer, and a gourmet restaurant all rolled into one. Eataly has such an Italian feel, and has special stations from some delectable meals, snacks, and desserts.
Cocoon Volant was a restaurant I read about prior to visiting Chicago. It sounded so good and because I would be there on a Sunday I was looking forward to trying the brunch! We ordered the Salmon Benedict and the Monsier Foster. They were both unbelievably decadent and so satisfying, especially for brunch standards! If you enjoy a serious brunch, this establishment should earn a spot on your Chicago list.